Transformation Initiataive: Rental Assistance Demonstration Small Research Grant Program

To support research projects that will produce policy-relevant new knowledge about the implementation and consequences o HUD s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which allows proven financing tools to be applied to at-risk public and assisted housing.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - None.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds awarded under this NOFA must be used to support direct and indirect costs incurred in the timely completion of the research product.

1.Funds awarded under this NOFA may not be used to pay for activities outside the scope of this NOFA.


Funding will only be provided to researchers who meet the standards for eligible applicants outlined in Section III (A).


Funds awarded under this NOFA may not be used to pay for computer hardware and/or meals.

Honorariums cannot be charged against awards under this program.

Fee or profit will not be paid for work done under this NOFA.


Dissertation support is not eligible under this program.


Applicants must comply with the Delinquent Federal Debt Requirement as defined in the.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility



No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications can be downloaded from the web at Applicants must submit complete applications including all content described in the NOFA, Section IV. B. Applications must be submitted through

Award Procedures

Grants will be awarded as cooperative agreements. Proposals will be ranked according to criteria specified in the NOFA Section V. HUD will fund applications in rank order until all available program funds are awarded. Applications must receive a minimum of 75 points out of a possible 100 points to be considered for funding.


Not Applicable.


Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropiations Act, 2012. This program is undertaken by HUD"s research authority under the Transformation Initiative (TI) account., Public Law 112-55.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award period is for 3 years or (36 months). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Report is required quarterly until the end of the grant.

At the end of the grant a final report is required.

The SF-425 is required to be submitted.

The GTR will monitor the status of each grant/cooperative agreement awarded.


Not Applicable.


The official applicant must maintain information on the grant/cooperative agreement, which includes disbursements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $400,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The maximum award amount is $200,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. N/A.

Headquarters Office

Sandra Susan Brunson 451 7th Street, Room 8226, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 2024023852

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

A competitive process is used in selecting applicantions for award. Criteria will be published in the Notice of Funding Availability.

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