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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Increase Organizational Capacity to Mitigate Housing Discrimination

Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) - Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI)


Agency
Federal

GrantWatch ID#
125731

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
CFDA Number: 14.417
Funding or PIN Number: FR-6700-N-21-B
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/30/23 11:59 PM ET Electronic Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and eligible agencies to increase organizational capacity to address housing discrimination. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of funding is to enhance enforcement activities and to expand fair housing services to underserved regions.

The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) provides funding to fair housing organizations and other non-profits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. Currently FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations through competitive grants under several initiatives to carry out enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

The CDC provides funds to eligible non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities eligible for funding such as but not limited to: investigating housing discrimination allegations based on sexual orientation and gender identity, source of income or religious bias, or expanding testing experience in mortgage lending discrimination or appraisal bias.

The ENOC provides funds to Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) (“sponsoring organizations”) to establish new, separate organizations (“sponsored organizations”) to engage in fair housing work, particularly in areas of the country which are currently unserved or underserved by fair housing enforcement organizations. Eligible activities under the ENOC are those that establish a single organization to become a viable regional/local fair housing enforcement organization that will conduct testing and other fair housing enforcement-related activities. 

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Fair Housing Related Activities. All program activities and costs within the SOW and budget must be fair housing related activities and must demonstrate an explicit connection to furthering the non-discrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act and/or the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. 
  • Fair Housing Act/Protected Classes. All FHIP-funded projects must address housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, familial status, and/or national origin and further the nondiscrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act and/or the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. All services and activities must be available to all protected class members. The application’s proposed activities must reflect the commitment to address housing discrimination affecting members of all the above protected classes.


Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants under the Continued Development Component (CDC) are Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs), Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), and other private nonprofit organizations seeking to build their capacity to conduct fair housing enforcement activities.

Eligible applicants for the Establishing New Organizations Component (ENOC) are QFHOs that are sponsoring the creation of a new organization to conduct fair housing enforcement activities in areas of the country which are currently unserved or underserved. As a threshold requirement for FHOI-ENOC, the ENOC-sponsored organization is not eligible for additional funding under PEI until it becomes a QFHO or FHO. However, the ENOC sponsored organization is eligible to apply for additional EOI or FHOI-CDC funding.

FHOI-ENOC Sponsoring Organization Certification. Under the FHOI-ENOC competition, the sponsoring QFHO must submit the application and certify that the proposed new organization has the ability to become an FHO by the end of the grant term. The Sponsoring Organization’s Statement of Work (SOW) should reflect enforcement related activities for the sponsored organization by year two of the grant.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prior to the application deadline date to be eligible for funding.

Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization.

Ineligible
HUD does not award grants to individuals. In addition, HUD will not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants.

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time on 11/30/2023.

HUD strongly recommends you submit your applications at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

SAM Registration Requirement. Applicants must be registered with https://www.sam.gov/ before submitting their application. Applicants must maintain current information in SAM on immediate and highest-level owner and subsidiaries, as well as on all predecessors that have been awarded a federal contract or grant within the last three years, if applicable. Information in SAM must be current for all times during which the applicant has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.

UEI Requirement. Applicants must provide a valid UEI, registered and active at /www.sam.gov/ in the application. For more information, see: https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/organization/federal-acquisitionservice/office-of-systems-management/integrated-award-environment-iae/iae-systemsinformation-kit/unique-entity-identifier-update.

Requirement to Register with Grants.gov. Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at grants.gov and be approved by the E-Biz POC in SAM to submit applications for the organization. Registration for SAM and grants.gov is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot apply through grants.gov.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350422

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,700,000

Number of Grants
HUD expects to make approximately 8 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum Funding for CDC for the 12-18 month grant period of performance is $260,000.
Minimum amount is $100,000.

Maximum Funding for ENOC for the 36-month grant period of performance is $1,880,000.
Minimum amount is $250,000.

Term of Contract
The period of performance under the FHOI-CDC is 12 – 18 months. The period of performance for the FHOI-ENOC is 36 months. Obligations should be made within six months of notice of award and all grants expended in the specified timeframe(s) established in negotiations.

Estimated Project Start Date: 04/30/2024
Estimated Project End Date: 04/30/2025

Contact Information
Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to the POC listed below.

Stephanie Thomas
Phone: 202-402-6938
Email: Stephanie.W.Thomas@hud.gov

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

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