Lead Hazard Control for High Risk Areas
This funding will be made available to urban areas of the country where the number of children with elevated blood lead levels are the highest in the country.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Redduction Act of 1992, Part X, Section 1011
The purposes of this Act are -- (1) to develop a national strategy to build the infrastructure necessary to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in all housing as expeditiously as possible; (2) to reorient the national approach to the presence of lead- based paint in housing to implement, on a priority basis, a broad program to evaluate and reduce lead-based paint hazards in the Nation's housing stock; (3) to encourage effective action to prevent childhood lead poisoning by establishing a workable framework for lead-based paint hazard evaluation and reduction and by ending the current confusion over reasonable standards of care; (4) to ensure that the existence of lead-based paint hazards is taken into account in the development of Government housing policies and in the sale, rental, and renovation of homes and apartments; (5) to mobilize national resources expeditiously, through a partnership among all levels of government and the private sector, to develop the most promising, cost-effective methods for evaluating and reducing lead-based paint hazards; (6) to reduce the threat of childhood lead poisoning in housing owned, assisted, or transferred by the Federal Government; and (7) to educate the public concerning the hazards and sources of lead-based paint poisoning and steps to reduce and eliminate such hazards.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Special district governments and Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) are eligible to apply. Applicant must demonstrate that certain designated census tracts document the highest rates of lead poisoned children in the country.
Families owning homes who earn less than 80% AMI with children under 6 in residence, and families renting who earn less than 50% AMI
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
In evaluating applications for funding, HUD will take into account an applicant's past performance in managing funds. Items HUD may consider include, but are not limited to: a. The ability to account for funds appropriately; b. Timely use of funds received from HUD; c. Timely submission and quality of reports submitted to HUD; d. Meeting program requirements; e. Meeting performance targets as established in the grant agreement; f. The applicant's organizational capacity, including staffing structures and capabilities; g. Time-lines for completion of activities and receipt of promised matching or leveraged funds; and h. The number of persons to be served or targeted for assistance. HUD may reduce scores as specified under V.A. Review Criteria. Each NOFA will specify how past performance will be rated or otherwise used in the determination of award amounts. Whenever possible, HUD will obtain past performance information from staff with the greatest knowledge and understanding of each applicant's performance. If this evaluation results in an adverse finding related to integrity or performance, HUD reserves the right to take any of the remedies provided in Section III.D 1. Pre-selection Review of Performance, above. 2. Assessing Applicant Risk HUD may impose special conditions on an award as provided under 2 CFR 200.207: 1. Based on HUD's review of the applicant's risk under 2 CFR 200.205; 2. When the applicant or recipient has a history of failure to comply with the general or specific terms and conditions of a Federal Award; 3. When the applicant or recipient fails to meet expected performance goals; and 4. When the applicant or recipient is not otherwise responsible. In addition to the performance review described in previous sections; each grant program must have a framework for evaluating the degree of risks posed by applicants before they receive Federal awards. As a result of the risk evaluation an applicant may be awarded with special conditions applied to the award that correspond to the degree of risk assessed or the applicant may be determined ineligible due to the operational risk it has historically posed to HUD, OLHCHH or other federal agencies as applicable. The applicants eligibility for award will include threshold requirements previously described, quality of the application received, and consideration of the following historical factors of the applying entity prior to Federal awards being made from this funding opportunity: . Financial Stability . Management Systems . History of Performance . Timely Reporting . Other Compliance matters . Audit history . Ability to implement Possible risk indicators that could impact the risk evaluation determination could include the following elements of the described approach for use of funds: . Size of potential subaward . Size and diversity of federal award portfolio of entity applying . Impact of subaward on operations . Past federal award experience of applicant o with OLHCHH o with HUD or other Federal Agencies . Past federal award experience of applicant of Key staff . Extent of other oversight (audits, monitoring) Applications that meet all of the threshold requirements will be eligible for review and rating. a. Minimum Score. Applications scoring 75 points or more will be eligible to receive an award. Applications will be scored and ranked, based on the total number of points allocated for each of the rating factors described in Section V.A of this NOFA. b. Maximum Number of Points. The maximum number of points to be awarded is 102.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
From 1 to 15 days. Appeals are directed to the Director of the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes for consideration. Appeals are based on the application submitted, no further rework or submissions are allowed.
How are proposals selected?
The applicant must achieve a score of 75 out of 102 to be eligible for selection.
How may assistance be used?
Funding may be used for the identification and elimination of lead based paint hazards and for education of the public on the dangers of lead based paint poisoning.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees must complete and submit a quarterly report by filling in an online report form.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is . 10%. Match is required for this program by statute 42 U.S.C. 4852(h). Generally, Federal sources are not allowed to be used as cost share or match unless otherwise permitted by a program's authorizing statute (for example, HUD's Community Development Block Grants program).
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant is warded for a 5 year term, funds must be spent in the 5 year term, there will be no extensions allowed. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410 USA
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410 USA
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $64,000,000.00; FY 20 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1,000,000 - $9,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The following requirements affect applicant eligibility. Outstanding Delinquent Federal Debts Debarments and/or Suspensions Pre-selection Review of Performance Sufficiency of Financial Management System False Statements Mandatory Disclosure Requirement Prohibition Against Lobbying Activities Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in HUD Programs and Activities 1.Compliance with Non-discrimination and Other Requirements. Unless otherwise specified, these non-discrimination and equal opportunity authorities and other requirements apply to all NOFAs. Please read the following requirements carefully as the requirements are different among HUD's programs. . Compliance with Fair Housing and Civil Rights Laws. . Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. . Economic Opportunities for Low-and Very Low-income Persons (Section 3). . Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). . Accessible Technology. 2. Equal Access to Housing Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. 3. Ensuring the Participation of Small Disadvantaged Business, and Women-Owned Business. 4. OMB Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 5. Compliance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L.109-282) (Transparency Act), as amended. 6. Accessibility for persons with Disabilities. 7. Conducting Business in accordance with Ethical Standards/Code of Conduct. 8. Environmental Requirements. Compliance with 24 CFR Part 50 or 58 procedures is explained below: a. Environmental Requirements. Award of an FY 2018 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program does not constitute approval of specific sites where activities that are subject to environmental review may be carried out. Recipients of funding under this NOFA that are states, units of general local government or Native American tribes must carry out environmental review responsibilities as a responsible entity under 24 CFR part 58, "Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities." For recipients that are not a state, unit of general local government, or Native 49 of 53 American tribe (or a consortium with such a government as principal applicant), HUD will perform environmental reviews of proposed activities under 24 CFR part 50. Reasonable expenses incurred for compliance with these environmental requirements are eligible expenses under this NOFA. Recipients must also meet environmental justice requirements noted earlier in the NOFA. b. For all grants awarded under this NOFA, recipients and other participants in the project are prohibited from undertaking or committing or expending HUD or non-HUD funds on a project or activities under this NOFA (other than activities listed at 24 CFR 58.34, 58.35(b) or 58.22(f), e.g., lead-based paint inspections, risk assessments, and housing related health hazard assessments using the Healthy Homes Supplement Funds until the recipient completes an environmental review including the submission, and HUD approval, of a Request for Release of Funds and the recipient's Environmental Certification (both on Form HUD 7015.15) or, in the case where the recipient is not a state, unit of general local government, or Native American tribe and HUD performs the environmental review under part 50, HUD has completed the review and notified the recipient of its approval. For applicants that are not States, units of general local government, or Native American tribes, in accordance with 24 CFR 50.3(h) the application constitutes an assurance that the applicant will comply with this prohibition until HUD approval of the property is received, and that the applicant will assist HUD in complying with part 50; will supply HUD with all available, relevant information necessary for HUD to perform for each property any required environmental review; and will carry out mitigating measures required by HUD or select alternate eligible property. The results of the environmental review may require that proposed activities be modified or proposed sites rejected. c. Recipients of a grant under this NOFA will be provided additional guidance in these environmental responsibilities. For technical assistance with environmental reviews during the period of performance of a grant under this NOFA, contact Karen Griego, the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes' Program Environmental Clearance Officer at 505-346-6462 (this is not a toll free number). If you are hearing or speech impaired person, you may reach the telephone number above via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. For Part 58 procedures see: https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/ d. Grantees who will conduct lead hazard control work on eligible units located outside of the recipient's jurisdiction will be required to submit an executed contract, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or comparable documentation of agreement with and between each jurisdiction of the target area. The grant recipient will be considered the lead agency; the other jurisdiction(s) will be required to provide resources, information, and documentation, including for environmental reviews under Part 58, pertaining to work in the area of the particular jurisdiction. The contract, MOU, MOA or comparable agreement is akin to a consortium agreement as described in the definition of consortium in the HOME regulations at 24 CFR part 92.101. 9. Davis-Bacon Wage Rates. The Davis-Bacon wage rates are not applicable to these programs. However, if you use grant funds in conjunction with other federal programs, Davis-Bacon requirements may apply to the extent required under the other federal programs. 0. Compliance with Section 872 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Pub. L. 110-417) ("Section 872"). Section 872 requires the establishment of a 50 of 53 government wide data system - the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) - to contain information related to the integrity and performance of entities awarded federal financial assistance and making use of the information by federal officials in making awards. Grantees must follow OMB guidance regarding federal agency implementation of Section 872 requirements for grants, at 2 CFR Subtitle A, Chapter I, and Part 25 (75 FR 55671-76, September 14, 2010).
Examples of Funded Projects