U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)
09/25/18 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA state, local, and tribal government agencies for comprehensive programs that identify and remediate hazards related to lead-based paint in rental units and owner-occupied housing. Applicants are advised that registrations required to apply may take up to four weeks to complete.
Healthy Homes Supplemental funds may be used only in homes also receiving HUD-funded lead hazard control work (interim controls or abatement). Grantees must use an inspection tool that identifies all 29 hazards identified in the Healthy Homes Rating System (HHRS) for assessing hazards. Grantees must establish a standardized protocol for prioritizing and repairing the identified health and safety hazards within those units. For more information about the Healthy Home Supplement Funds, see HUD’s OLHCHH program division webpage.
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.
Funds will be awarded to applicants to accomplish the following objectives:
1. 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;
2. Target lead hazard control efforts in housing units where children less than six years of age are at greatest risk of lead poisoning (pre-1960), which has historically included children in low-income and minority neighborhoods, to reduce elevated blood lead levels in these children;
3. Utilize cost-effective lead hazard control methods and approaches that ensures the long- term safety of the building occupants;
4. Build local capacity of trained and certified individuals and firms to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, and renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities;
5. 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;
6. 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;
7. Establish data sharing and targeting between health and housing departments.
8. 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 children under age 6 years for up to three years;
9. Direct job training, employment, contracting, and other economic opportunities generated by this grant 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;
10. Gather pre- and post-treatment data that supports and validates lead hazard control investments; and
11. 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 156426
HUD expects to make approximately 50 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.
The minimum award for any applicant to request under this opportunity is $1,000,000.
The maximum award amounts for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program will be divided into the following categories:
1. Large, urban jurisdictions = $3,500,000
2. Other state and local jurisdictions = $3,000,000
3. Jurisdictions that have never received an LBPHC or LHRD grant = $2,000,000
The maximum award amount for the Healthy Homes Supplemental funding will be divided into the following categories:
1. Large, urban jurisdictions or other state/local jurisdictions = $600,000
2. Jurisdictions that have never received an LBPHC or LHRD grant = $300,000
Minimum Award Amount: $1,000,000 Per Project Period
Maximum Award Amount: $4,100,000 Per Project Period
The estimated project start date is November 1, 2018. The estimated project end date is April 30, 2022.
The grant covers a 42-month period of performance.
-City or township governments
-Special district governments
-Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
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:
2. Nonprofit Organizations. Applications from organizations established under section 501(c) (including any subsidiary sections) of the Internal Revenue Code will not be reviewed.
3. 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.
1. Administrative Costs. Administrative costs, as defined in Sections III.E.1.a. i) and ii), above, may not exceed 10 percent of the grant award, excluding the Healthy Homes Supplemental funds. Administrative costs are determined based on the nature of the activity being performed and, therefore, may be found in both the direct and indirect cost categories. OLHCHH considers all costs included in your negotiated indirect cost rate as “administrative costs”.
2. Lead Hazard Control Costs. This NOFA requires awardees to expend not less than 65 percent of the federal award on direct lead hazard control activities, as outlined in Section 1, above. The federal award amount alone is used to determine the minimum percent of expenditure and does not include the requested Healthy Homes Supplemental funds.
3. Indirect Costs. Indirect costs may only be charged to an OLHCHH grant program under a cost allocation plan, an indirect cost rate agreement, or in accordance with the requirements of 2 CFR 200.414(f), on de minimis rates.
4. Ineligible Costs and Activities. You may not use grant funds for any of the following activities:
a. Purchase of real property.
b. Purchase or lease of equipment having a per-unit cost in excess of $5,000, except for the purchase or lease of up to two X-ray fluorescence analyzers to be used exclusively by the grant program.
c. Chelation or other medical treatment costs, including case management, related to children with elevated blood lead levels (EBLs). Non-federal funds used to cover these costs may not be counted as part of the matching contribution.
d. Lead hazard evaluation or control activities in public housing, project-based Section 8 housing, housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities (except if a child under age 6 resides or is expected to reside in such a housing unit), or a zero bedroom housing unit in which there is no pregnant woman or child under the age of 6 documented living in the unit at the time of assistance, or housing built after 1977.
e. Lead hazard evaluation or control activities in housing covered by a pending or final HUD, EPA, and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement agreement, consent decree, court order or other similar action regarding violation of the Lead Disclosure Rule (24 CFR
part 35, Subpart A, or the equivalent 40 CFR part 745, subpart F), or by HUD or DOJ regarding the Lead Safe Housing Rule (24 CFR part 35, subparts B–R).
f. Activities that do not comply with the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. § 3501).
g. Lead-hazard control or rehabilitation of a building or that is located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4001– 4128) as having special flood hazards unless:
1. The community in which the area is situated is participating in the National Flood Insurance Program in accordance with the applicable regulations (44 CFR parts 59–79), or less than a year has passed since FEMA notification regarding these hazards; and
2. Where the community is participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, flood insurance on the property is obtained in accordance with section 102(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act (42 U.S.C. § 4012a(a)). You are responsible for assuring that flood insurance is obtained and maintained for the appropriate amount and term.
h. Demolition of housing units or detached buildings.
This Program requires cost sharing, matching or leveraging as described in the NOFA.
Funding of up to $212,000,000 is available through this NOFA. The following is a breakdown of estimated total funding available:
-Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction: $180,000,000
-Healthy Homes Supplemental: $32,000,000
Applicants must be registered with SAM before submitting their application. In addition, applicants must maintain an active SAM registration with current information while 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 & Bradstreet.
Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov and be approved by the EBiz Point of Contact 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 submit an application through Grants.gov. Complete registration instructions and guidance are provided at Grants.gov. See also Section IV.B for necessary form and content information.
The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM eastern time on 08/02/2018. Applications must be received no later than the deadline.
HUD strongly recommends applications 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.
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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes US Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street SW, Room 8236
Washington, DC 20410
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