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Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies (LHHTS) Grant Program

Cooperative Agreements with USA Nonprofits, For-Profits,
IHEs, and Agencies for Housing Safety and Health Studies

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)

Deadline Date:

06/15/20 11:59 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Cooperative agreements with USA nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, and government agencies for research studies to improve housing-related safety and health policy and practices. Funding is intended particularly for studies that will advance the public’s knowledge of housing safety, and to develop or improve hazard control and assessment methods.

HUD is especially interested in applications that will advance knowledge on priority healthy homes issues by addressing important gaps in the science related to the accurate and efficient identification of hazards and the implementation of cost effective hazard mitigation. 

General Goals: 

  1. Lead Technical Studies (LTS)
  2. Healthy Homes Technical Studies (HHTS)

Community Participation:

HUD believes that it is important for researchers to incorporate meaningful community participation in the development and implementation of studies that are conducted in communities and/or involve significant interaction with community residents. Community participation can improve study effectiveness in various ways, including the development of more appropriate research objectives, improving recruitment and retention of study participants, improving participants' involvement in and understanding of a study, improving ongoing communication between researchers and the affected community, and improving dissemination of study findings. HUD encourages applicants to consider using elements of a CBPR approach, where applicable, in study design and implementation.

CBPR is characterized by substantial community input in all phases of a study (i.e., design, implementation, data interpretation, conclusions, and communication of results).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144618

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$7,000,000

Number of Grants:

HUD expects to make approximately 11 awards from the funds available under this NOFA: approximately 3 to 5 awards for the LTS Grant Program and approximately 5 to 8 awards for the HHTS Grant Program

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000,00 is available for the LTS grant program and $5,000,000 for the HHTS grant program.

Awards will range from $300,000 to a maximum of $700,000 for the LTS Grant Program and $300,000 to a maximum of $1,000,000 for the HHTS Grant Program.

Note for New Applicants. If supported by the majority of the Application Review Panel, HUD will make an award of up to $700,000 under the LTS Grant Program or up to $1,000,000 under the HHTS Grant Program

Term of Contract:

- Estimated Project Start Date: 10/01/2020
- Estimated Project End Date: 10/01/2023
- Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants include:
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- Small businesses

Ineligible Applicants:
1. Individuals
2. Federal agencies
3. Organization that received an award under the FY 2018 or FY 2019 Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program cycle with the exception of those applying with a different Principal Investigator (PI).

Funding Restrictions:
https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FY20_LHHTS_NOFO_FR-6400-N-15.pdf#page=27

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time on June 15, 2020. Applications must be received no later than the deadline.

Submit your application to Grants.gov unless a waiver has been issued allowing you to submit your application in paper form.

Applicants must be registered with SAM before submitting their application. In addition, applicants must maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times when they have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.

Applicants must provide a valid DUNS number, registered and active at SAM, in the application. DUNS numbers may be obtained for free from Dun and Bradstreet.

Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at grants.gov and be approved by the EBiz 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.

HUD strongly recommends aqpplications be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326686

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the POC listed below:

J. Kofi Berko Jr. PhD
202 402 7696
J.Kofi.Berko@hud.gov

OLHCHH
451 7th Street, S.W. Rm 8236
Washington, DC 20410

CFDA Number:

14.902, 14.906

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6400-N-15

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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