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Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) - Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI)

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Housing
Related Educational Outreach Programs

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Deadline Date:

02/06/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs to combat housing discrimination. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the planning and implementation of programs that inform the public of their rights and obligations. Eligible activities include areas such as promotional materials, advertising campaigns, and workshops, conferences, and seminars.

This Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) NOFA makes available $7.45 million to develop, implement, carry out, and coordinate education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. Under the EOI NOFA, activities eligible for funding include but are not limited to: developing educational advertising campaigns, developing and distributing material, and conducting educational activities (workshops, conferences, seminars etc.) that inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act (see Section III.A of this NOFA, available in the Supporting Documents below, for detailed eligible activities ).

The following list details the EOI Components and activities:

National Media Campaign Component (EOI-NMC)

Eligible Activities - Eligible activities shall include development of a creative and innovative education and advertising campaign designated for the FY2020 Fair Housing Month that will: 1) Provide education and outreach activities that have an online connection to the Fair Housing Act including activities prohibited by, and rights protected under the Act. The proposed campaign must provide a nexus between the Fair Housing Act and members of the protected classes under the Act; 2) The materials must be connected by a Fair Housing common theme or graphic design approved by HUD; 3) The applicant must identify gaps in the existing materials, including their production and availability in languages other than English; 4) Based on the aforementioned analysis, the applicant may propose up to four (4) new activities to expand existing materials or develop new materials; 5. The applicant must develop a plan to publish and distribute to fair housing groups and other organizations serving members of the Fair Housing Act's protected classes; and 6) Eligible activities include, but are not limited to the development of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube public service advertisements; and training materials including PowerPoint presentations and other materials designed to educate individuals, organizations and housing providers about the Fair Housing Act that can be used for multiple distribution. Delivery systems may include printing hard copy materials, production of user-friendly materials on disc or electronically, and the use of social media strategies. The above activities must be developed for national distribution with appropriate number of copies, and all materials created must demonstrate a connection to furthering the non discrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act. More than one award may be made.

General Component (EOI-G) 

Eligible Activities - Eligible activities are those that inform people of their rights or responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act that may include, but are not limited to: developing and distributing fair housing material (i.e. brochures, webinars, and social media advertising); conducting educational symposia or other training; and providing fair housing information outreach through printed and electronic media into languages applicable to communities in the proposed project area (i.e. Public Service Announcements for radio, television, and newspaper advertisements).

Applicants should look to a common theme in the development of all fair housing material. All activities must have a direct connection to the Fair Housing Act or issues that may violate the Act. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160250

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$7,450,000

Number of Grants:

HUD expects to make approximately 55 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award possible under this solicitation varies. The specific maximum award amounts per component are listed under Section III, Eligibility Information of the NOFA available in the Supporting Documents below.
Minimum Award Amount: $125,000 Per Project Period
Maximum Award Amount: $1,000,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract:

The period of performance under this initiative is 12 months. Obligations should be made within six months of notice of the award and all grants expended in the specified agreed upon timeframe(s) established in negotiations. However, expenditures should be no more than 18-24 months from award.
- Estimated Project Start Date: 06/01/2020
- Estimated Project End Date: 05/31/2021
- Length of Project Periods: 12-month project period and budget period
- Length of Project Periods Explanation of Other: The period of performance varies based on the specific Component for which an applicant applies.

Eligibility:

  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Domestic public or private and non-profit entities
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State Agencies

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants may be Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), public or private not-for-profit organizations or institutions, and other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; agencies of State or local governments; and agencies that participate in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).

The following list details the EOI Components and the eligible applicants:
- National Media Campaign Component (EOI-NMC)
Applicant Eligibility - QFHOs, other FHOs, and other nonprofit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Applicants must have at least five years of experience as an advertising, media or public relations organization or must partner with an advertising and media services organization with at least five years of experience as an advertising, media, or public relations organizations.

- General Component (EOI-G)
Applicant Eligibility - QFHOs, other FHOs, and other nonprofit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, agencies of State or local governments and agencies certified by the Secretary under section 810(f) of the Fair Housing Act or other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

For a list detailing Threshold Eligibility Requirements, please see:
https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FairHousingInitiativeProgramEducationandOutreachInitiative.pdf#page=14

Ineligible Applicants:
HUD does not award grants to individuals. HUD will not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants.

Housing Counseling Services are not eligible activities.

For a list detailed list of Funding Restrictions please see: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FairHousingInitiativeProgramEducationandOutreachInitiative.pdf#page=26

Pre-Application Information:

Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 06, 2020 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

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.

System for Award Management (SAM) and Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number.
1. SAM Registration Requirement.
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.
2. DUNS Number Requirement.
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.
3. 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 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.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323184

HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA.

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the point of contact listed below.

Contact Information:

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

Myron Newry
(202) 402-7095
Myron.P.Newry@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. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

CFDA Number:

14.416

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6300-N-21-A

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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