Fair Housing Organization Initiatives

 

To assist in the organizing of fair housing enforcement organizations that will in order to develop, implement, carry out, or coordinate programs and/or activities that provide enforcement of fair housing rights under the Fair Housing Act; (42 U.S.C. 3601-3619) or State or local laws that provide substantially equivalent rights and remedies for alleged discriminatory housing practices. Objectives include provisions for strengthening existing fair housing enforcement organizations as well as establishing new organizations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.417
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
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., 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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations or Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations and nonprofit groups organizing to build their capacity to provide fair housing enforcement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any person or group of persons aggrieved by discriminatory housing practices because of race, color, religion, sex disability familial status or national origin. Also, any person or group of persons, including landlords or real estate agents, to prevent discriminatory housing practices because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants that apply for funding under FHIP must adhere to costs principles as determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 200.400 (Subpart E-Cost Principles). Applicants for enforcement related activities must provide written verification of 5401 (c) (3) status. Applicants for funding of testing activities must certify that they will not solicit funds from or seek to provide services or products for compensation to any person or organization which has been the subject of testing by the applicant for a 12-month period following a test. 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. X - Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) for this listing will be posted on Grants.gov. 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 200.200-208 (Subpart C-Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards) apply to this program. Applications must be submitted in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability as posted on www.Grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Applications will be evaluated competitively and awarded points based on the selection criteria included in the published Notice of Funding Availability. The final decision rests with the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or her/his designee.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The approval/dismissal process begins 30 days after funding awards to at least a period of 120 days and depends on the number of applications received and other factors. The final decision rests with the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or her/his designee.
Appeals
Begin 30 days after funding awards to at least a period of 120 days.
Renewals
Not applicable.
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 is provided for projects 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 accordance with the annual Notice of Funding Availability. Financial assistance is provided to public or private entities for projects to further fair housing. However, fair housing enforcement projects, including those to support the continued development of existing fair housing organizations and to establish new ones, may only be awarded to fair housing enforcement organizations under the Fair Housing Act or State or local laws that provide substantially equivalent rights and remedies for alleged discriminatory housing practices.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Quarterly progress reports will be required. Eligible applicants must submit reports applicable under 2 CFR 203, and 2 CFR 200.327-337 Reports and Records, and reporting under Form HUD 96010. Annual performance monitoring is required. Recipients must submit performance and financial reports pursuant to OMB guidance and program instructions. Grantees are assessed quarterly on their performance of timely submission of deliverables, the quality of their submissions and their efficiency in meeting specified timelines for drawing down funds and financial management. A final report of all cumulative activities is also required.
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 Not applicable
Records
2 CFR 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. This assistance is awarded through funding documents and grant agreements obligating documents. Funds are released through HUD's financial system.
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
Headquarters Office
Paula Stone
451 7th Street, S.W.
Room 5222
Washington, D.C. 20410
Washington, DC 20410 US
Paula.Stone@HUD.gov
Phone: 2024027054
Website Address
http://www.hud.gov/office/fheo/partners.FHIP/fhip.cfm
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0144-0-1-751
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$500,000.00; FY 19 est $1,000,000.00; FY 20 est $500,000.00; FY 17$900,000.00; FY 16$900,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$125,000-$1,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives Program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No data available. No data available
Fiscal Year 2017 No data available
Fiscal Year 2019 No data available.

 


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