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.
Grants to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations have raised public awareness of lead poisoning prevention and referred units to lead treatment programs. This program has also increased local capacity of lead-trained workers.
Uses and Use Restrictions
For Fiscal Year 2008, potential applicants should consult the general section of the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.
Academic, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions located in the United States, states and units of general local government, and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible to apply.
For-profit firms are eligible to apply, but not allowed to earn a fee (i.e., make a profit from the project).
Homeowners, rental property owners, and public housing residents. Families with children under age six.
Costs will be determined for non-profit and for-profit entities in accordance with OMB Circulars No. A-122 and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 84. Costs will be determined for educational institutions in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 84. Costs will be determined for State, local and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 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 Outreach 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.
HUDs review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.
Please contact program office for application deadline.
Sections 1011(e)(8) and (g)(1) of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-161, approved December 26, 2007). Section 1011(e)(8) and Section 1011(g)(1).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Ten percent matching by the applicant is required.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of performance cannot exceed 24 months from the date of the award. A period of performance extension for delays due to exceptional conditions beyond the grantee's control will be considered for approval by HUD in accordance with 24 CFR 85.30(d)(2) or 24 CFR 84.25(e)(2), as applicable, and the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) Program Guide. Only one extension will be provided for a period not to exceed 12 months.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions.
All awardees must comply with the audit requirements in OMB Circular No. A-133.
For State, local and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments, as required by OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State, Local, and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal Governments." For nonprofit and educational institutions, as required by OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations."
FY 07 est $1,187,519; FY 08 est $2,000,000; and FY 09 $2,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Approximately $ 1.5 million is available under this program. HUD estimates that approximately 5 to approximately 8 grants will be awarded, ranging between approximately $100,000 and approximately $300,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
The Notice of Funding Availability is self-explanatory; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain.
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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