Category/Topic
Housing
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
The purpose of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LHR) grant program is to maximize the number of children under the age of six years protected from lead poisoning by assisting states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American Tribes or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations.

Program funds will be awarded to applicants to accomplish the following objectives:
1. (Targeted Units) Target lead hazard control efforts in housing units where children less than six years of age are at greatest risk of lead poisoning (pre-1960), which has historically included children in low-income and minority neighborhoods, to reduce elevated blood lead levels in these children. Utilize cost-effective lead hazard control methods and approaches that ensures the long-term safety of the building occupants.
2. (Capacity) Build local capacity of trained and certified individuals and firms to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, and renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities. Develop comprehensive, community-based approaches to integrating this grant program within other local initiatives through public and private partnerships that address housing related health and safety hazards and or serve low income families with children under the age of 6.
3. (Affirmative Action) Establish and implement a detailed process of monitoring and ensuring that units made lead-safe units are affirmatively marketed, and priority given, to families with children under age 6 years for not less than three years.
4. Gather pre- and post-treatment data that supports and validates lead hazard control investments. Supporting data collection, analysis, and evaluation of grant program activities. This includes compiling and delivering such data as may be required by HUD.
5. (Targeted Outreach and Education) Conducting targeted outreach, affirmative marketing, education or outreach programs on lead hazard control and lead poisoning prevention designed to increase the ability of the applicant to deliver the specified lead hazard control services through this program; including educating owners of eligible rental properties, tenants, and others on the benefits and expectations of participating in this program provided by Title X of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
State government and Native American tribal applicants (principal applicants and partner applicants) are eligible to apply under this NOFA only if they have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized lead-based paint training and certification program as of the submission deadline date. Multiple agencies may apply as a consortium. Applicants with a large, urban jurisdictions with at least 3,500 pre-1940 occupied rental housing units (either alone or through a consortium), as listed at the Census website will be able to apply for an award of $5,000,000 as a high need jurisdiction applying for Lead Hazard Reduction Program funding. Those applicants requesting the amount under this opportunity that are found to not meet the criteria listed will be put into the general pool of applicants and the amounts of award will be lowered to the maximum for the category they are selected under.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Aug 09, 2019
Due Date Notes
No later than 11:59 p.m., ET
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jun 25, 2019
Min Award
$1,000,000
Max Award
$9,100,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$9,100,000
# of Awards
70
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
The minimum match requirement applies to the federal lead hazard control requested amount for applicants for each of the four lead hazard reduction funding categories and excludes the requested Healthy Homes (HH) Supplemental funding amount.

Minimum Match of Federal Request: 10% excluding HH Supplemental funds
Minimum Lead Hazard Control Costs: 65% excluding HH Supplemental funds
Maximum Administrative Costs: 10% excluding HH Supplemental funds
Funder
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$324,000,000
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