Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program

Program Description The purpose of the Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LHR) grant program is to assist states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American Tribes or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned


rental or owner-occupied housing populations.

2. Program Objectives Funds will be awarded to applicants to accomplish the following objectives:

Maximize the number of children under the age of six years protected from lead poisoning and the number of housing units where lead hazards are controlled; b.

Target lead hazard control efforts in housing in which children less than 6 years of age are at greatest risk of lead poisoning (pre-1960), which both currently and historically has included children residing in low-income and minority neighborhoods, to reduce the risk of elevated blood lead levels in these children less; c.

Utilize cost-effective lead hazard control methods and approaches that ensures the long-term safety of the building occupants; d.

Build local capacity to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, and renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities by appropriate trained and certified individuals; e.

Develop comprehensive, community-based approaches to integrating this grant program within other local initiatives through public and private partnerships that address housing related health and safety hazards and or serve low income families with children under the age of 6; f.

Affirmatively further fair housing and further environmental justice.

Note that besides being an “objective” of this NOFA, the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing is also a civil rights related program requirement; g.

Establish data sharing, and targeting between health and housing departments; Specifically, for the following required reporting data pieces:
(ER Visits, Asthma Incidence, ect of enrolled applicants and general pop of target area) h.

Establish and implement a detailed process of monitoring and ensuring that units made lead-safe units are affirmatively marketed, and priority given, to families with young children under the age of 6 years of age for up to three years; i.

Direct Job training, employment, contracting, and other economic opportunities generated by this grant will be directed to low- and very-low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons in the area in which the project is located.

For more information, see 24 CFR 135; j.

Gather pre and post treatment data that supports and validates lead hazard control investments; and k.

Comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) and its implementing regulations at 24 CFR 8, and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Each of these prohibits discrimination based on disability.
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Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control in Privately-Owned Housing

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Estimated Funding: $212,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
If your organization is established under section 501(c) (including any subsidiary sections) of the Internal Revenue Code, you are not eligible to apply for funding under this NOFA.

Under the authorizing statute for this grant program, only cities, counties/parishes, and other units of local government, and certain States and Native American Tribes (see below) are eligible to receive funding under this NOFA.

State government and Native American tribal applicants (whether they are the principal applicant or partner applicants in a consortium) are eligible to apply for funding under this NOFA only if they have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized lead-based paint training and certification program as of the submission deadline date.

Multiple agencies within a local government, or multiple units of local government, or a state and one or more units of local government may apply as a consortium; however, an eligible principal (lead) applicant that will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all requirements in this NOFA must be identified.

Where an application involves multiple entities, each entity must meet the civil rights threshold requirement of Resolution of Civil Rights Matters.

If you, the applicant, are not a component of the executive branch of your jurisdiction?s government, that is, if your department or agency does not report directly or through a direct chain of command to the chief executive officer of your jurisdiction (e.g., the governor, the county executive (by whatever title), or the mayor (by whatever title), you must identify the law that provides the authority establishing you as a part of the State government or the unit of local government.

To do so, you must provide the specific statutory citation(s) (e.g., 1 Mystate Revised Code 2345), and either the relevant wording as an attachment, or the specific web address(es) of the relevant wording in the body of your application.

Be sure to verify that each web address cited is active and available without cost.

Applicants with a large, urban jurisdictions with at least 3,500 pre-1940 occupied rental housing units (either alone or through a consortium), as listed at the Census website click here or as listed in this program link (Click here.) will be able to apply for the maximum award of $3,500,000 as a high need jurisdiction applying for Lead Hazard Reduction Program funding.

The following are not eligible entities for this competition and applications will not be reviewed: Individuals.

Non-Profit Organizations.

Applications from organizations established under section 501(c) (including any subsidiary sections) of the Internal Revenue Code will not be reviewed.

FY 2017 Awardees.

Applicants that received an award under the 2017 NOFA cycle for either the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program (LBPHC) or Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (this NOFA) program will not be reviewed.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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