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HUD FY20 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Program NOFO

HUD is interested in supporting demonstrations in up to 5 communities that provide housing interventions in lower income households that are conducted jointly through the coordination of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)-funded Lead Hazard Control/Healthy Homes programs and programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to determine whether this coordinated delivery of services achieves cost effectiveness and better outcomes in improving the safety and energy efficiency of homes.  The coordinated assessments and interventions are expected to provide additional benefits to households through the combined mitigation of health and safety hazards and improvements in energy efficiency and comfort.  These grants are intended to facilitate the leveraging of assets from both programs and support the exploration of different models of service delivery (e.g., recruitment strategies, partnerships).  HUD-funded programs identify and mitigate lead-based paint and other key residential health and safety hazards such as mold and moisture, pest infestation, poor indoor air quality, radon, and injury hazards. The DOE-funded programs conduct energy audits and implement energy conservation measures, while also conducting interventions to improve health and safety (e.g., improved ventilation, installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors).

Funding of approximately $ 5,000,000 is available through this NOFO. HUD expects to make approximately 5 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

The following are modifications to the HUD FY2020 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration NOFO (FR-6400-N-62).

a. Page 15, paragraph III.F.b: Due to COVID-19 impact on production, HUD’s LHC Program grantees have not received progress reviews for 2020 calendar quarters. Because of this, the requirement for satisfactory performance were changed and reduced to two quarters to be consistent with the requirements in HUD’s Fiscal Year 2020 Lead Hazard Reduction Program NOFA. 
(1). Revised text (new text is underlined and deleted text is struck out):
To be an applicant or a partner in an application under this NOFA, a LHC program must have a HUD grant that is active until October 1, 2022 or longer.  The program must also have at least two years of experience conducting lead hazard control and healthy homes interventions with HUD grant support and must have maintained a minimum of YELLOW designation for the last three two Quarterly Reports of 2019 (i.e., covering the following calendar quarters: July – September and October – December of 2019).

b. Page 22, paragraph III. F.2.cc: Text was revised to improve clarity and consistency with similar NOFA text.
(1). Revised text:
Construction Activities. The maximum amount of HHWCD grant funds that can be used to fund remediation activities for all hazard control and energy conservation activities in a single housing unit is limited to $30,000 unless written permission is provided by the HUD Government Technical Representative (GTR) assigned to the grant.

c. Page 32, paragraph IV.F.8(1): Text was revised to make it consistent with text in Appendix A (see revision at: I.A.2.f) and to increase grantee flexibility.
(1). Revised text:
Identification and remediation of housing-related health and safety hazards such as lead-based paint hazards, radon, pest infestation, mold and moisture, and injury hazards that are identified during the home assessment. (Note: Total costs related to the assessment and control of lead-based paint and/or other housing-related hazards are limited to $15,000 $20,000 per home. for lead hazard reduction and $5,000 for healthy home hazard reduction; the combined limit is $20,000 per home).  If no lead-based paint hazards are identified in a home this total can be applied to the mitigation of other residential health and safety hazards).

d. Page 39, paragraph V.A.c.1(b): As the paragraph numbering indicates, the second sentence in paragraph V.A.c.1(b) was meant to be included in V.A.c.1(c), this is corrected below.
(1). Revised format:
(c) Describe what procedures will be followed to prevent inter-program coordination from significantly increasing the relocation period for occupants.

e. Page 39, paragraph V.A.c.(1)(h): A subfactor was inserted to provide more points to  applications that include programs that have not already established a working relationship.
(1) New text:
(h). Applicants that include a LHC program and WAP that serve the same community and have not yet established a routine and consistent approach to inter-program coordination in service delivery will receive 3 points under this rating factor.  Letters of commitment from the programs must be provided in the application.  The letter should describe any previous efforts at coordination between the programs (if any).

f. Page 49, Appendix A (4):  The text is revised to address an error and make it consistent with text in the body of the NOFA (see revision at: I.A.2.c).
(1). Revised text:
Cost limits: The costs of the assessment and control of lead-based paint and other housing-related hazards are limited to $20,000 per home. The cost of conducting energy audits and implementing energy conservation measures is limited to $10,000 per home.  The cost of mitigating healthy homes hazards (i.e., other than lead hazard control and energy conservation measures) is limited to $30,000 per home (Note: total intervention costs cannot exceed $30,000 per home). The maximum amount of grant funds that can be used for all hazard control and energy conservation activities in a single housing unit is limited to $30,000 unless written permission is provided by HUD GTR assigned to the grant.

Preference Points: This NOFA is offering preference points for Opportunity Zones (OZ), Promise Zones (PZ).

Program Office:Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

Funding Opportunity Title:Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration NOFO

Funding Opportunity Number:FR-6400-N-62

CFDA Number:14.901

OMB Approval Numbers: 2539-0015

Opening Date: 09/10/2020

Deadline Date: 12/09/2020

Program NOFO

HUD Responses to Questions

Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Brenda.m.reyes@hud.govPersons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.