Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program


Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant assist State, Tribal, and local governments to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in privately-owned housing that is owned by or rented to low- or very-low income families. Specific objectives include: (1) Maximize the combination of children less than six years of age protected from lead poisoning and housing units where lead-hazards are controlled; (2) preventing childhood lead poisoning; (3) Stimulate lower-cost and cost-effective methods and approaches to lead hazard control work that can be replicated; (4)Build local capacity to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities by integrating lead safe work practices into housing maintenance, repair, weatherization, rehabilitation and other programs that will continue beyond the grant period; (5) Affirmatively further fair housing and environmental justice (6) Develop a comprehensive community approach to address lead hazards in housing by mobilizing public and private resources, involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, and grassroots community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, to develop cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards (7) establishing a public registry of lead-safe housing; and (8) To the greatest extent feasible, promote job training, employment, and other economic opportunities for low-income and minority residents and businesses that are owned by and/or employ minorities and low-income persons as defined in 24 CFR 75.5 . In addition to the requirements above, you must have at least 3,500 pre-1940 occupied rental housing units (either alone or through a consortium).

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 2023 Over 13,500 unassisted homes of low-income families are being made lead-safe and healthy with grants awarded in Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, thereby decreasing the likelihood of children and other residents of having elevated blood lead levels and associated neurological problems.
Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, Title X, Section 1011, Public Law 102-550
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program, the applicant must be a city, county, or other unit of local government. States and Indian Tribes may apply on behalf of units of local government within their jurisdiction, if the local government designates the state or the Indian Tribe as their applicant. Multiple units of a local government (or multiple local governments) may apply as part of a consortium; however, you must identify a prime applicant that will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all requirements specified in this NOFO. State government and Native American tribal applicants must have an EPA approved State Program for certification of lead-based paint contractors, inspectors, and risk assessors in accordance with 40 CFR 745 in effect on the application deadline date to be eligible to apply for Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant funds.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Occupants and owners of eligible target housing, Section 1011(a) of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X). Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grants shall be for lead-based paint hazard control in this housing. Funds shall be available only for projects conducted using contractors and inspectors certified, and workers trained through an EPA authorized program. Selected beneficiaries must comply with all eligibility criteria and all applicable restrictions presented in the Appropriation language and with all requirements presented in the NOFO.
For the Lead Hazard Control Grant Program, costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR 85.
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. The competitive Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for fiscal year 2022 The Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program provides information about the application procedure.
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?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
For Fiscal Year 2022, potential applicants should consult the NOFO for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates. Submit your electronic application through http://www.grants.gov.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
As required by 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 is voluntary. 25%. Formula and Matching Requirements: 25 percent local match, which may be cash, including private sector funding, in-kind contributions, or both. For the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program, HUD may grant a waiver of the 25 percent match requirement, if the applicant submits a request that meets HUD’s criteria. Waiver eligible applicants should provide the 10% match. Except for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Federal Revenue Sharing programs, or other programs which by statute allow their funds to be considered local funds and therefore eligible to be used as matching funds, Federal funds may not be used to satisfy the statutory 10 percent requirement, but may be used for contributions above that requirement. You must support each source of contributions by a letter of commitment from the contributing entity, describing the contributed resources and their designated purpose.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant award is for a The period of performance is 42 months. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Yolanda Brown,
451 Seventh Street, SW (Room 8236)
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: (202) 402-7596.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$65,396,609.00; FY 23 est $102,369,748.00; FY 24 est $129,000,000.00; FY 21$95,000,000.00; FY 20$95,101,026.00; FY 19$95,000,000.00; FY 18$95,000,000.00; FY 17 est $52,000,000.00; FY 16$52,645,791.00; - Based on the programs application review panel reports, the recommendations of which were agreed to by the selection official, and obligations made, and grants awarded.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
With Fiscal Year 2023 and 2022 funds, 21 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants of approximately $5 million per grant were awarded in 2023.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Notice of Funding Opportunity is available at Grants.gov; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain. For Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants, there is some change in the content and direction of the NOFO that is issued each year, dependent on NOFO format, Congressional direction, changes in emphasis among priorities, and improvements based on experience with prior NOFOs.


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