Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant assist State, Tribal, and local governments to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in privately-owned housing that is owned by or rented to low- or very-low income families. Specific objectives include: (1) Maximize the combination of children less than six years of age protected from lead poisoning and housing units where lead-hazards are controlled; (2) preventing childhood lead poisoning; (3) Stimulate lower-cost and cost-effective methods and approaches to lead hazard control work that can be replicated; (4)Build local capacity to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities by integrating lead safe work practices into housing maintenance, repair, weatherization, rehabilitation and other programs that will continue beyond the grant period; (5) Affirmatively further fair housing and environmental justice (6) Develop a comprehensive community approach to address lead hazards in housing by mobilizing public and private resources, involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, and grassroots community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, to develop cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards (7) establishing a public registry of lead-safe housing; and (8) To the greatest extent feasible, promote job training, employment, and other economic opportunities for low-income and minority residents and businesses that are owned by and/or employ minorities and low-income persons as defined in 24 CFR 135.5 (See 59 FR 33881, June 30, 1994). In addition to the requirements above, you must have at least 3,500 pre-1940 occupied rental housing units (either alone or through a consortium).

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.905
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Types of Assistance
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions
For Fiscal Year 2011, potential applicants should consult the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates. Submit your electronic application through http://www.grants.gov.
Authorization
Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, Title X, Section 1011, Public Law 102-550; Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 111-8.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program, the applicant must be a city, county, or other unit of local government. States and Indian Tribes may apply on behalf of units of local government within their jurisdiction, if the local government designates the state or the Indian Tribe as their applicant. Multiple units of a local government (or multiple local governments) may apply as part of a consortium; however, you must identify a prime applicant that will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all requirements specified in this NOFA. State government and Native American tribal applicants must have an EPA approved State Program for certification of lead-based paint contractors, inspectors, and risk assessors in accordance with 40 CFR 745 in effect on the application deadline date to be eligible to apply for Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant funds.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Occupants and owners of eligible target housing, Section 1011(a) of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X). Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grants shall be for lead-based paint hazard control in this housing. Funds shall be available only for projects conducted using contractors and inspectors certified, and workers trained through an EPA authorized program. Selected beneficiaries must comply with all eligibility criteria and all applicable restrictions presented in the Appropriation language and with all requirements presented in the NOFA.
Credentials/Documentation
For the Lead Hazard Control Grant Program, costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR 85. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The competitive Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for fiscal year 2011 The Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program provides information about the application procedure.
Award Procedure
HUD's review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. Formula and Matching Requirements: 25 percent local match, which may be cash, including private sector funding, in-kind contributions, or both. For the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program, HUD may grant a waiver of the 25 percent match requirement, if the applicant submits a request that meets HUDís criteria. Waiver eligible applicants should provide the 10% match. Except for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Federal Revenue Sharing programs, or other programs which by statute allow their funds to be considered local funds and therefore eligible to be used as matching funds, Federal funds may not be used to satisfy the statutory 10 percent requirement, but may be used for contributions above that requirement. You must support each source of contributions by a letter of commitment from the contributing entity, describing the contributed resources and their designated purpose.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant award is for a The period of performance is 36 months. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions. A Final report is also required. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
As required by OMB Circular A-110 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.".
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0174-0-1-451.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 10 $48,000,000; FY 11 est $48,000,000; and FY 12 est $48,000,000 - Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Approximately $48 million in fiscal year 2010 funds is available. The minimum award amount shall be approximately $1 million per grant up to $4.5 million per grant. Approximately 10 to approximately 14 grants will be awarded to applicants for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Approximately $48 million in fiscal year 2010 funds is available. The minimum award amount shall be approximately $1 million per grant up to $4.5 million per grant. Approximately 10 to approximately 14 grants will be awarded to applicants for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Notice of Funding Availability is available at Grants.gov; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain. For Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants, there is some change in the content and direction
of the NOFA that is issued each year, dependent on SuperNOFA format,
Congressional direction, changes in emphasis among priorities, and
improvements based on experience with prior NOFAs.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Jeff W. Simpkins, 451 Seventh Street, SW (Room 8236), Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Jeffrey.W.Simpkins@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-7180.
Website Address
http://www.hud.gov/healthyhomes
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Not Applicable.
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