Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program


The purpose of the Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program is to enhance local capacity to sustainably operate low-barrier, participant-led programs that address the home modification needs of low-income older persons and their caregivers.

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 The grants are reducing safety and health hazards in homes of seniors, thus increasing the likelihood of their being able to age in place. The program is the subject of a formal evaluation of its efficacy.
Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, Part X, Section 1011
Funds may be used to cover the costs of training and certifications specific to home modifications for older adults, costs associated with individualized needs assessments, costs related to exterior or interior modifications and equipment that improves accessibility and reduces risk of falls, and, as determined by HUD, any other costs related to environmental modifications and assistive devices or technologies to enhance the ability of older persons and their caregivers to function safely in and around the home.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Low-income older persons age 62 and over. Program must target older individuals with the greatest need. No less than one third of the available funds will be used to serve the needs of older persons in substantially rural areas.
Not applicable.
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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A NOFO prescribing the specific program and submission requirements and will be made available by HUD Headquarters and posted on Grants.gov.
Award Procedure
A NOFO prescribing the award procedures will be made available by HUD Headquarters and posted on Grants.gov.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Two types of reviews will be conducted. First, HUD will review each application to determine whether it meets threshold eligibility requirements. Second, HUD will review and assign scores to applications meeting the threshold requirements. Once rating scores are assigned, rated applications will be listed in ranked order. After HUD has rated and ranked the applications, applicants within the fundable range of 75 or more points will be funded in ranked order up to the amount requested, or in a lesser amount if sufficient funds are not available or based on other factors established by HUD. HUD reserves the right to reduce the amount of the award requested.
How may assistance be used?
Eligible activities must support the program objectives described above. Awards must be used to cover direct and indirect costs related to the eligible activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring will be conducted as a requirement of the grant.
Refer to the NOFO
Grantees will be subject to Federal recordkeeping requirements in 2 CFR 200.333 and as otherwise stated in the Cooperative Agreement.
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
The Older Adults Home Modification Grant award period of performance is 36 months. HUD reserves the right to approve a single no-cost time extension for a period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Form HUD-1044.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Taneka Blue
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410 USA
Phone: 202-402-7596

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$14,479,633.00; FY 23 est $30,000,000.00; FY 24 est $30,000,000.00; FY 21$10,000,000.00; FY 20$10,000,000.00; FY 19$10,000,000.00; FY 18 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
With Fiscal Year 2023 funds an estimated 40 grants of $500,000 to $1,250,000 will be awarded, averaging $750,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2023 Sussex County (DE) Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with two Delaware Habitat sub-recipients are completing 180 low barrier, high impact home modifications over the course of three years, optimizing each client’s home environment for safety, accessibility, and quality of life. The Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio is targeting rural Clinton County, where it is completing safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs in 160 units* to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners.


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