Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grants
To fund technical studies to improve methods for detecting and controlling housing-related health and safety hazards. The purpose of the Healthy Homes Technical Studies program is to improve our knowledge of housing-related health hazards, and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control methods.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-8; Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, Section 501-502.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Academic, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions located in the U.S. (for-profit firms are not allowed to profit from the project), state and local governments, and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible under all existing authorizations. Applications for supplementation of existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new awards. Federal agencies and federal employees are not eligible to submit applications.
The General Section of the SuperNOFA provides additional eligibility requirements.
Homeowners, rental property owners, and residents of rental housing and public housing.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 85. Costs will be determined for nonprofit and educational institutions in accordance with OMB Circulars No. A-122 and No. A-21, respectively, and
in accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR Part 84. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. 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 the fiscal year 2011 Healthy Homes Technical Studies grant program provides information about the application procedure. Copies of the NOFA and required forms can be obtained from www.grants.gov. Other relevant information can be found at HUD's website, www.hud.gov, or the Office's website, http://www.hud.gov/lead.
HUD's review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
For Fiscal Year 2010 HUD will use the technical selection criteria listed in the NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
For Fiscal Year 2011, potential applicants should consult the program NOFA and the General Section of the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates. The applications for this NOFA can be found at www.grants.gov and at http://www.hud.gov/lead. The application is an electronic application. You must have a DUNS Number.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
As required by OMB Circular A-102, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements With State and Local Governments" or OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.".
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Healthy Homes Technical Studies grants are awarded for up to 36 months after the date of award. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a period not to exceed 12 months. Payment is on a cost-reimbursable basis. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Eugene Pinzer, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 8236, Washington, District of Columbia 20410-3000 Email: Eugene_A_Pinzer@hud.gov
Phone: (202) 402-7685.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 10 $6,000,000; FY 11 est $6,000,000; and FY 12 est $6,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The total amount to be awarded is approximately $6 million for Healthy Homes Technical Studies. For Healthy Homes Technical Studies, the anticipated amounts and/or numbers of individual awards will be approximately 5 - 10 cooperative agreements, ranging from approximately $300,000 to a maximum of $1,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Notice of Funding Availability and Application files are self-contained; all necessary information is provided at www.grants.gov ; no other regulations pertain.
Examples of Funded Projects