U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
02/06/20 11:59 PM ET
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#: 160250
HUD expects to make approximately 55 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.
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
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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.
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