Education and Outreach Initiatives
To assist organizations that are regional. and local, community based and National based programs that develop, implement, carry out, or coordinate programs and/or activities to educate the public about their rights under, the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601-3619) or about State or local laws that provide substantially equivalent rights and remedies for alleged discriminatory housing practices.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No data available. No data availableFiscal Year 2017
No data availableFiscal Year 2018
No data available
Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Section 561, Public Law 100-242, as amended; Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Section 905, Public Law 102-550, 101 Stat. 1815., Title Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Part Public Law 100-242, as amended, Section Section 561
Revises and expands the Fair Housing Initiatives Program to include changes in fair housing and lending laws/regulations since the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, as amended., Title Housing and Community Act of 1992, Part Public Law 102-550, 101 Stat. 1815, Section Section 905
Authorizes Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to make grants or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with State or local governments or their agencies, public or private non-profit organizations or institutions, or other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices under the Fair Housing Act
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations, other Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations, other non-profit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, State and local 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.
Applicants that apply for funding must adhere to costs as determined by 2 CFR 200.400 (Subpart E - Cost principles), and Costs for State and local government units will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 225. Costs for applicants that are private nonprofit entities will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200.230. Costs for applicants that are educational institutions will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 220.2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply electronically unless a waiver is granted. Applicants must have a valid SAMs Registration, DUNs number & be registered with Grants.gov. Meet Departmental Thresholds and Program Requirements for eligibility. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Subpart C- Pre-Federal Award Requirement s and Contents of Federal Awards applies to this program.
Applications will be evaluated competitively and awarded points based on the Selection Criteria included in the published Notice of Funding Availability.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Begins 30 days after funding awards to at least a period of 120 days. The final decision rests with the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or her/his designee.
Two to six months.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria are based on rating and ranking by a Technical Evaluation panel. Under this competitive process, applicants are ranked based on Rating Factors points, preference points, and past performance and applicant risk. The specific criteria and points assigned are listed in the Notice of Funding Availability.
How may assistance be used?
Financial assistance may be used for enforcement-related and education and outreach projects conducted to educate the public in order to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices. Eligible projects and activities must be conducted in accordance with procedures contained in 24 CFR Part 125 and in an annual Notice of Funding Availability. Financial assistance is provided to public and private entities that conduct projects that further fair housing. Education and outreach projects may generally be awarded to a wider variety of organizations including public or private- not-for-profit organizations or institutions, or other public or private entities that are working to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices. Funds may not be used for purposes of settling claims, satisfying judgments or fulfilling court orders in any litigation action involving either the Department or housing providers funded by the Department. Funds may not be used by the Department for administrative costs. Funds may not be used for payment of expenses in connection with litigation against the United States. Yes. Funding is based on congressional appropriations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Recipients must submit performance and financial reports pursuant to OMB guidance and program instructions.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503
2 CFR 200.330-337
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding is in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability with project periods generally ranging from 12 to 18 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Assistance is awarded through funding documents and grant agreements obligating documents. Funds are released through HUD's financial system. The NOFA specifies the award/funding information, including the length of project period.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
HUD Field Office Fair Housing Enforcement Center or Program Operations and Compliance Center: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
451 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20410 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$8,881,592.00; FY 19 est $14,900,000.00; FY 20 est $4,450,000.00; FY 17$7,049,935.00; FY 16$7,049,935.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$125,000 to 1,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives Program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
Not Available Not AvailableFiscal Year 2017
FHIP provided funds to conduct fair housing education and outreach activities to inform people of their Fair Housing Act rights and responsibilities. The grantee used funds to conduct: community educational training events for housing consumers and the general public; educational training events for housing providers; fair housing workshops for housing consumers, the general public, and local municipality; in-person one-on-one fair housing counseling, and distribute 5,000 fair housing brochures to the housing providers, the general public, individuals and families, and other underserved populations partner community service providers, including persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency households. The organization will complete additional activities including conducting a Public Service Announcement media placement campaign in the targeted community.Fiscal Year 2019