Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program (Recovery Act Funded)

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant assist State, Tribal, and local governments to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in privately-owned housing that is owned by or rented to low- or very-low income families.

Specific objectives include: (1) Maximize the combination of children
less than six years of age protected from lead poisoning and housing units where lead-hazards are controlled; (2) preventing childhood lead poisoning; (3) Stimulate lower-cost and cost-effective methods and approaches to lead hazard control work that can be replicated; (4)Build local capacity to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities by integrating lead safe work practices into housing maintenance, repair, weatherization, rehabilitation and other programs that will continue beyond the grant period; (5) Affirmatively further fair housing and environmental justice (6) Develop a comprehensive community approach to address lead hazards in housing by mobilizing public and private resources, involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, and grassroots community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, to develop cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards (7) establishing a public registry of lead-safe housing; and (8) To the greatest extent feasible, promote job training, employment, and other economic opportunities for low-income and minority residents and businesses that are owned by and/or employ minorities and low-income persons as defined in 24 CFR 135.5 (see 59 FR 33881, June 30, 1994); (9) Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, specifically target job creation and job retention including and involving sub-recipients from the private sector, and grassroots community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: San Bernardino County, California, works with its partners to provide abatement services to low-and moderate-income families in approximately 300 housing units, especially the homes of children with high blood-lead levels where documented lead-based paint hazards have been identified.

The District of Columbia"s Department of Housing and Community Development partners with DC"s Department of Health, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and Department of Employment Services, with supporting partnerships with the Office of Local Business Development, several low-income community-based organizations, and local environmental organizations, to conduct lead hazard control in high-risk communities.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

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.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program projects are designed to accomplish the following objectives: Perform testing and lead hazard control activities in targeted, low-income, owner occupied rental housing, and conduct general or targeted community awareness and education programs on lead hazard control and poisoning prevention within this designated area. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

For Fiscal Year 2008, potential applicants consulted the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.

Applicants submitted their electronic application through http://www.grants.gov.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Housing.

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Housing.

Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations): Housing

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individual/Family; Homeowner; Low Income


For the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program, costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR 85. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The competitive Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for fiscal year 2008 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grants provides information about the application procedure. All grants had to be submitted electronically, via www.grants.gov, unless a waiver from electronic submission was 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.

Award Procedures

HUD"s review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.


May 12, 2008 to Jul 17, 2008 To be considered for funding, the application had to be submitted electronically through Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. on July 17, 2008, the date specified in the 2008 NOFA. Applications for waivers from the electronic submission had to be submitted as specified in the General Section. No hand-delivered applications were accepted. Announcements regarding availability of funding were published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2008.


Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Title X, Public Law 42 U.S.C. 4852 102-550; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Housing and Urban, Public Law 111-5.

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 Percent: 25.%. 25 percent local match, which may be cash, including private sector funding, in-kind contributions, or both. For the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program, HUD may grant a waiver of the 25 percent match requirement, if the applicant submits a request that meets HUD s criteria. Waiver eligible applicants should provide the 10% match. Except for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Federal Revenue Sharing programs, or other programs which by statute allow their funds to be considered local funds and therefore eligible to be used as matching funds, Federal funds may not be used to satisfy the statutory 10 percent requirement, but may be used for contributions above that requirement. You must support each source of contributions by a letter of commitment from the contributing entity, describing the contributed resources and their designated purpose. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant award is for a period of performance is 36 months from the effective date of award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required quarterly, to cover such performance measures as the numbers of housing units assessed for hazards, units where hazards were controlled, people trained in assessing and/or controlling these hazards, people reached through outreach events, as well as the expenditure of funds, status of the environmental review process, jobs created and retained, and additional quantitative and narrative information that helps the Office assess grantee performance against grant benchmarks and other grant requirements, and make recommendations for improvements when appropriate.

Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions.

Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with OMB Circular A-133.


As required by OMB Circular A-102, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements With State and Local Governments".

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0177-0-1-451 - 86-0177 2009/2011.


(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $2,616,843; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HUD will fund one Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant totaling $2.6 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Notice of Funding Availability is available at Grants.gov; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain. For Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants, there is some change in the content and direction of the NOFA that is issued each year, dependent on General Section SuperNOFA format, Congressional direction, changes in emphasis among priorities, and improvements based on experience with prior NOFAs.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Bill Nellis Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 8236, Washington 20410-3000 Email: William.C.Nellis@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-7684,

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

For American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grants, HUD used the technical and financial selection criteria listed in the Fiscal Year 2008 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration NOFA.

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