Lead Outreach Grants
To increase enrollment of low-income housing units for treatment via the HUD lead hazard control grant program or another lead hazard treatment program; develop and distribute outreach and educational materials in order to raise public awareness of childhood lead poisoning, its prevention and proper lead hazard identification and control methods among at-risk communities and at-risk populations of children and workers in the housing maintenance or rehabilitation fields; and encourage occupants to identify potential lead-based paint hazards and report them to property owners and managers, and public health and/or housing officials as appropriate.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/20/2009 (Archived.)
OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Projected accomplishments include: Identifying and maximizing opportunities to raise visibility of and publicize the lead issue among the general public, and invigorating the efforts in both the public and private sectors to take action to eradicate childhood lead poisoning, especially by increasing the number of low-income housing units that are enrolled in lead hazard treatment programs; increasing lead awareness in communities identified as being at greatest risk of lead poisoning (e.g., those with many low-income and minority families), with special interest in target audiences within those communities, such as parents, pregnant women, health care providers, multi-family and single family housing owners, corporations, educational institutions such as community colleges, schools, non-profit organizations, and historic preservation, renovation, remodeling, weatherization and maintenance firms and personnel, major banks, lenders and insurance companies, housing inspectors, real estate professionals and appraisers, homebuyers and low-income minority families; increasing the base of support for this important outreach activity through the creation of partnerships between public and private entities, especially grassroots organizations, including faith-based and community-based non- profit organizations and community colleges; disseminating existing tools and, as needed, new tools to inform parents and caregivers about lead-related hazards and enabling them to take prompt corrective action, especially enrolling their housing in lead hazard treatment programs.
Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, Consolidated Appropriations Resolution Act of 2003, Public Law 108-7.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
States, Tribes and units of general local government are eligible. Partnerships are encouraged, although the application must be made by a single entity.
Lead Outreach grants are intended to serve a broad array of beneficiaries including homeowners, rental property owners, and public housing residents.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
The competitive Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for fiscal year 2003 Lead Outreach grants provides the application procedure. Copies of the NOFA can be obtained by calling the SuperNOFA Information Center at 1-800-HUD-8929 or via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877- 8339.
HUD will review each application to determine whether it is timely and meets all of the threshold requirements. Non- responsive applications will be declared ineligible for further consideration. Applications that meet all of the threshold criteria will be eligible to be scored and ranked. Each eligible application will be ranked based on the total number of points allocated for each of the rating factors.
To be considered for funding, the original and a four copies of the application package, whether sent by mail, express mail or overnight delivery, must be received at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Attn: Lead Outreach Grant Program, 451 7th Street, SW, Room P-3206, Washington, DC 20410, no later than the date specified in the NOFA. No hand-delivered applications will be accepted. Announcements regarding availability of funding will be published in the Federal Register.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
Applications that meet all of the threshold requirements contained in Section VI(B) of the General Section of the SuperNOFA will be eligible to be scored and ranked, based on the total number of points allocated for each of the rating factors described below. The rating factors and the total number of points available for each factor are provided below. Capacity of the Applicant and Relevant Organizational Experience - 20 points; Need/Extent of the Problem - 15 points; Soundness of Approach - 40 points; Leveraging Resources - 10 points; and Achieving Results and Program Evaluation - 15 points. HUD intends to make Lead Outreach grant awards to the highest ranked applications within the limits of funding availability.
How may assistance be used?
Eligible activities include developing and conducting education and outreach campaigns in high-risk communities to increase lead awareness, encourage owners and low-income occupants to enroll their housing units in programs conducting lead hazard treatment activities, encourage owners and low-income occupants to identify potential lead-based paint hazards and report them to property owners and managers, and public health and/or housing officials as appropriate. HUD is interested in promoting approaches that are cost-effective and efficient and that result in the reduction of lead poisoning for the maximum number of children, and, in particular, low-income children. Activities may include publicizing and/or conducting events, developing and distributing publications in, for example, stores, schools, churches, community centers, or other neighborhood locations, making presentations, or forging partnerships to cost-effectively disseminate information to populations identified as being at-risk. In addition to direct activities, administrative costs and program planning and management costs of sub-grantees and other sub-recipients are eligible for funding under this grant program. Ineligible activities are: (1) Purchase of real property; (2) Purchase or lease of equipment having a per unit cost in excess of $5,000, unless prior written approval is obtained from HUD; (3) hazard abatement, hazard reduction, rehabilitation, remodeling, repair, or other construction work.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year.
Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State, Local, and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Lead Outreach grants are awarded for up to a 2-year period from the date of award, except that HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a total period not to exceed 12 months. Payment is on a cost-reimbursable basis.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Ms. Rachel M. Riley, Training Manager, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, at the address above. Telephone: (202) 755-1785, extension 107. E-mail: Rachel_M._Riley@hud.gov; or Ms. Curtissa Coleman, Grants Officer, extension 119. E-mail: Curtissa_L._Coleman@hud.gov. These are not toll- free numbers. Hearing- and speech-impaired persons may access the above telephone numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Address for Submitting Applications. The address for all applications is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Attn: Lead Outreach Grant Program, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room P3206, Washington, DC 20410. No hand-delivered applications will be accepted.
FY 02 $0; FY 03 est $2,200,000; and FY 04 est $500,000. (NOTE: Amounts reported reflect allocation of new budget authority rather than obligation amounts.)
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
HUD will make about $480,000 available in FY 2003 funds, and about $1.72 million in FY 2002 funds. HUD estimates that approximately 5 to 11 grants will be awarded, ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 each.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Notice of Funding Availability is self-contained; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain. Guidelines and applicable regulations are available through the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead.
Examples of Funded Projects