Fair Housing Assistance Program State and Local

 

To provide assistance to State and local fair housing enforcement agencies for complaint processing, training, technical assistance, education and outreach, data and information systems and other activities that will further fair housing within the agency's jurisdiction. The intent of the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) is to build a coordinated intergovernmental enforcement of fair housing laws and provide incentives for States and localities to assume a greater share of responsibility for administering fair housing laws.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.401
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No data available. State and local agencies participating in the FHAP investigated and attempted/reached resolution in approximately 6,976 complaints of discrimination cognizable under the federal Fair Housing Act.
Fiscal Year 2017 No data available.
Fiscal Year 2018 Fiscal Year 2018: Fiscal Year 2018: State and local agencies participating in the FHA investigated approximately 6,234 complaints of discrimination cognizable under the federal Fair Housing Act.
Authorization
The Fair Housing Act 42 U.S.C. 3600 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include State and local government fair housing enforcement agencies administering fair housing laws that have been certified by HUD as providing substantially equivalent rights and remedies as those provided by the Fair Housing Act and which have executed formal written Agreements with HUD to process housing discrimination complaints. In determining eligibility, HUD may also take into consideration whether a jurisdiction is already served by a FHAP agency.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any person or group of persons aggrieved by a discriminatory housing practice because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. Also includes organizations (e.g. fair housing groups) that have suffered an injury as a result of a discriminatory housing practice.
Credentials/Documentation
Costs will be determined in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Costs Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Grants. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. None.
Award Procedure
None.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Funding to a state or local agency is contingent on appropriation from Congress and the state or local agency's enforcement of a law that, on its face and in operation, is substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.
How may assistance be used?
The FHAP program provides funds on a formula basis to fully certified State and local agencies for complaint processing, administrative costs, and training associated with the enforcement of a substantially equivalent fair housing law. State and local fair housing enforcement agencies in their first three years of participation in the FHAP, which are interim certified, receive a fixed amount of funding to build the capacity of the agency to enforce substantially equivalent fair housing laws in lieu of the formula funding provided to fully certified agencies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: FHAP agencies are subject to a Performance Assessment at least every 24 months. The PAR examines performance with respect complaint processing and also with respect to the program's budget and finance requirements and recordkeeping requirements.
Auditing
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
Records
State and local agencies are required to maintain housing discrimination complaint files for a period of one year after closure.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Certification and Funding of State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies Chapter 24 Part 115 Statutory Formula: Title Certification and Funding of State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies Chapter 24 Part 115 Subpart Public Law A FHAP agency may not unilaterally reduce the level of finance resources committed to fair housing activities. Where an agency investigates other types of decimation (e.g., employment), it must certify annually that at least 20% of its total budget, exclusive of its FHAP funds, is dedicated to fair housing. MOE requirements are 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
Cooperative agreements are executed for one year, they are non-competitive, and provide funding for complaint processing, administrative costs, and training for contribution agencies. Capacity building funds are also provided under a cooperative agreement for a period of up to three years. For detailed program information under each funding component, contact the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Region or Headquarters Office. Fixed price cooperative agreements are anticipated to be awarded with payments to be made in accordance with a schedule of dates set out in the cooperative agreements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Joseph Pelletier
451 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20410 US
Joseph.A.Pelletier@hud.gov
Phone: 202-402-2126
Website Address
http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/partners/FHAP/index.cfm.
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0144-0-1-751
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$22,269,877.00; FY 19 est $30,557,647.00; FY 20 est $24,300,000.00; FY 16$19,735,652.00; FY 17 est $24,300,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Funding is provided for capacity building, complaint processing, training, and administrative costs. Funding may also be available for partnership efforts and special enforcement efforts.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See 24 CFR Part 115 for regulations on the Certification and Funding of State and local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Investigation, conciliation, and litigation of housing discrimination complaints brought under state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act and fair housing partnerships that assist states and localities carry out provisions of state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act Investigation, conciliation, and litigation of housing discrimination complaints brought under state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act and fair housing partnerships that assist states and localities carry out provisions of state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act
Fiscal Year 2019 Investigation, conciliation, and litigation of housing discrimination complaints brought under state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act and fair housing partnerships that assist states and localities carry out provisions of state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act.

 


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