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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2022 The Healthy Homes Technical Studies program produces research results that enable to the OLHCHH to make scientifically sound recommendations on housing-related health and safety hazard issues. For example, while screening is intuitively beneficial, justifying the cost requires determining not only the primary effect, on the quantitative presence of female Aedes mosquitoes inside intervention homes compared to control homes, but also consequent effects, such as of virus human infection of any severity, and insights into acceptability and cost of such interventions, for policy decisions to be defined and supported.
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, Section 501-502
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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 NOFO provides additional eligibility requirements.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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.
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. 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 Opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal year 2022 Healthy Homes Technical Studies grant program provides information about the application procedure. Copies of the NOFO and required forms can be obtained from Other relevant information can be found at HUD's website,, or the Office's website,
Award Procedure
HUD's review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFO.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
For Fiscal Year 2022 HUD will use the technical selection criteria listed in the NOFO.
How may assistance be used?
For Fiscal Year 2023, potential applicants should consult the program NOFO and the General Section of the NOFO for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates. The applications for this NOFO can be found at and at The application is an electronic application. You must have a DUNS Number.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 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
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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Eugene Pinzer,
451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 8236
Washington, DC 20410-3000 US
Phone: (202) 402-7685.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$4,985,484.00; FY 23 est $5,000,000.00; FY 24 est $5,000,000.00; FY 21$5,000,000.00; FY 20$3,000,000.00; FY 19$5,000,000.00; FY 18$3,000,000.00; FY 17 est $2,000,000.00; FY 16$2,000,000.00; - Based on the programs application review panel report, the recommendation of which were agreed to by the selection official, and obligation made, and grant awarded.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The total amount to be awarded is approximately $5 million for Healthy Homes Technical Studies. For Healthy Homes Technical Studies, the anticipated amounts and/or numbers of individual awards will be approximately 5 cooperative agreements, ranging from approximately $300,000 to a maximum of $1,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Notice of Funding Opportunity and Application files are self-contained; all necessary information is provided at ; no other regulations pertain.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2022 The Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust is conducting a randomized controlled study in the municipality of Ponce to determine whether the installation of screens in windows and doors of randomized houses leads to a measurable reduction in presence and number of female Aedes mosquitoes inside intervention homes compared to control homes. The National Center for Healthy Housing, partnering with a community-based organization that provides quality low-income housing and supportive services and one with experience in healthy housing asthma education, has been studying the indoor air quality benefits of a gas range replacement program to create evidence-based guidance to housing, health and environmental programs and policy makers on the benefits of gas range replacement in reducing asthma triggers.


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