The Lead Hazard Control Grant projects are designed to accomplish the following objectives: Perform testing and lead hazard control activities in targeted, low-income, private housing, and conduct general or targeted community awareness and education programs on lead hazard control and poisoning prevention within this designated area.
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.
Since the inception of the lead programs over 100,000 units have been made lead-safe and over 300,000 units have been tested.
Uses and Use Restrictions
For Fiscal Year 2008, potential applicants should consult the NOFA for available grant funding,particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.
Submit your electronic application through http://www.grants.gov.
States, Tribes, cities or units of general local government that have a current, approved Consolidated Plan.
Federal agencies and Federal employees are not eligible to submit applications.
Applicants with outstanding civil rights violations are not eligible for funding.
Hazard Control Grants shall be for lead-based paint hazard control in eligible target housing, as defined under Section 217 of Public Law 104-134 (the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996, 110 Stat. 1321, approved April 26, 1996) as amended by Section 1011(a) of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X). Funds shall be available only for projects conducted using contractors and inspectors certified, through an EPA authorized program, or trained in lead-safe work practices using a HUD-approved curriculum.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR 85.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
The competitive Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for fiscal year 2008 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grants provides information about the application procedure. All grants must be submitted electronically, via www.grants.gov, unless a waiver from electronic submission is received. Copies of the NOFA and required forms can be obtained at Grants.gov. Other relevant information can be found at HUD's website, www.hud.gov, or the Office's website,www.hud.gov/offices/lead/. For questions related to the application process, E-mail Support@grants.gov, call grants.gov at (800) 518-GRANTS or via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (1-800) 877-8339.
HUD's review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.
Applications must be received and validated by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 on July 10, 2008, the date specified in the 2008 NOFA. Announcements regarding availability of funding were published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2008.
Sections 501 and 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970; Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008, Public Law 110-161.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
The Lead Hazard Control Grant Program requires a minimum of 10 percent local matching requirement. Community Development Block Grant funds are eligible as a local contribution.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Hazard Control Grant award is for 36 months. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions.
In accordance with OMB Circular A-133.
As required by OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Organizations."
(Grants, Contracts, IAAs) FY 07 $76,400,000; FY 08 est $86,600,000; and FY 09 est $95,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
With Fiscal Year 2008 funds an estimated 26 to 40 Lead Hazard Control grants of $1 million to $3 million will be awarded totaling $76.4 million.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
The Notice of Funding Availability and Application Kit are self-contained; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain. For Hazard Control Grants, there is some change in the content and direction of the NOFA that is issued each year, dependent on SuperNOFA format, Congressional direction, changes in emphasis among priorities, and improvements based on experience with prior NOFAs.
Regional or Local Office
Jonnette G. Hawkins, Director, Programs Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 8236, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 402-7593 (this is not a toll-free number). If you are a hearing-or speech-impaired person, you may reach the above telephone number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (1-800) 877-8339.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
For Fiscal Year 2008 HUD will use the technical and financial selection criteria listed in the NOFA.
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