The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is interested in receiving applications from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for cooperative agreements for pre-competitive research in homebuilding innovations or research related to housing technology/built environment and social
determinants of health and well-being.
Applications should not include trade secrets or other confidential information.
However, the applicant should describe the technology in sufficient detail so that HUD can decide on the strength of the application.
Applicants are invited to submit research proposals on a broad range of topics related to the built environment.
The following is not intended to be an exhaustive list of possible topics:
building codes, standards, and construction technologies (including factory-built housing and components); land use planning and housing issues related to “green” construction and energy efficiency; disaster preparedness and resilient construction; and, housing and community planning addressing the needs of multiple age, income, and accessibility groups.
Eligible Activities In support of the objectives listed in the section above, applicants are being asked to undertake a variety of research and evaluation activities, from articulating research questions, establishing appropriate testing and data analysis, data analysis, communicating research findings, and producing informational tools and resources to improve practice and policy.