Transformation Initiative Research Grants: Demonstration and Related Small Grants

 

The Office of Policy Development and Research is conducting several major demonstrations through contract studies in the following areas: Family Self-Sufficiency; Pre-Purchase Counseling; Sustainable Building Practices; and Homeless Families Intervention. The purpose of this program is to enhance these demonstrations by providing a vehicle for conducting a number of small research projects aimed at collecting additional/supplemental information and analyses.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.525
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117 approved December 16, 2009). This program is approved by HUD’s research authority under the Transformation Initiative Fund
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit organizations, for profit organizations located in the U.S (HUD will not pay fee or profit for the work conducted under this program), foundations, think tanks, consortia, Institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and other entities that will sponsor a researcher, expert and analyst.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The purpose of this program is to enhance these demonstrations by providing a vehicle for conducting a number of small research projects aimed at collecting additional/supplemental information and analyses. Eligibility of tribes and tribal organizations applies only to the small grant program associated with the Sustainable Construction in Indian Country demonstration.
Credentials/Documentation
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. The process of applying for a grant through this program involves a two step process. Applicants are invited to submit a preliminary application for funding consideration. If the preliminary application is deem worthy of further consideration, the researcher will be requested to submit a full application for funding consideration within 30 days after the closing date of the funding opportunity.
Award Procedure
Applications will be reviewed against published criteria, rated and ranked, and awards will be made to the highest rated applications. If an applicant turns down an award offer, HUD will make an award to the next highest-ranking application. HUD also reserves the right to reduce the amount of funding requested in order to fund as many highly ranked applications as possible. Additionally, if funds remain after funding the highest ranked applications, HUD may fund part of the next highest-ranking application.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The process of applying for a grant through this Notice of Public Interest (NOPI) involves a two step process. Applicants are invited to submit a preliminary application for funding consideration. If the preliminary application is deem worthy of further consideration, the researcher will be requested to submit a full application for funding consideration within 30 days after the closing date of this NOPI.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed in the program NOPI.
How may assistance be used?
To support direct and indirect costs incurred in the timely completion of the research product. Eligible costs include but are not limited to, the researcher’s salary, assistants to work on the project, protected/release time for researcher who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research, computer software, purchase of data, travel expenses to collect data or to make presentations at meetings, transcription services, and compensation for interviews.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Each grant's performance will be monitored.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Records must be kept in accordance with the program's terms and conditions.
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 maximum grant performance period is 3 years (36 months). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Sandra Susan Brunson,
451 7th Street, Room 8230
Washington, DC 20410 US
Susan.S.Brunson@hud.gov
Phone: (202) 402-3852.
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0402-0-1-451
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 17$0.00; FY 18 est $0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$25,000-$500,000 per grant for a maximum three-grant performance period. Awards under this NOPI will be made in the form of a Cooperative Agreement, and minimum and maximum award amounts will be specified under each NOPI.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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