Transformation Initiative: Rental Assistance Demonstration Small Research Grant Program


To support research projects that will produce policy-relevant new knowledge about the implementation and consequences o HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which allows proven financing tools to be applied to at-risk public and assisted housing.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Policy Development and Research
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropiations Act, 2012. This program is undertaken by HUD's research authority under the Transformation Initiative (TI) account., Public Law 112-55.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications can be downloaded from the web at Applicants must submit complete applications including all content described in the NOFA, Section IV. B. Applications must be submitted through

Award Procedure
Grants will be awarded as cooperative agreements. Proposals will be ranked according to criteria specified in the NOFA Section V. HUD will fund applications in rank order until all available program funds are awarded. Applications must receive a minimum of 75 points out of a possible 100 points to be considered for funding.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
A competitive process is used in selecting applicantions for award. Criteria will be published in the Notice of Funding Availability.
How may assistance be used?
Funds awarded under this NOFA must be used to support direct and indirect costs incurred in the timely completion of the research product. 1.Funds awarded under this NOFA may not be used to pay for activities outside the scope of this NOFA.
2. Funding will only be provided to researchers who meet the standards for eligible applicants outlined in Section III (A).
3. Funds awarded under this NOFA may not be used to pay for computer hardware and/or meals.
4. Honorariums cannot be charged against awards under this program.
5. Fee or profit will not be paid for work done under this NOFA.
6. Dissertation support is not eligible under this program.
7. Applicants must comply with the Delinquent Federal Debt Requirement as defined in the.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Report is required quarterly until the end of the grant. At the end of the grant a final report is required. The SF-425 is required to be submitted. The GTR will monitor the status of each grant/cooperative agreement awarded.
Not Applicable.
The official applicant must maintain information on the grant/cooperative agreement, which includes disbursements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Award period is for 3 years or (36 months). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. N/A.
Headquarters Office
Sandra Susan Brunson 451 7th Street, Room 8226, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 2024023852
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 13 $400,000; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The maximum award amount is $200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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