Social and Economic Impacts of the CDBG and HOME Programs

The Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations, and Data Analysis and Utilization program (referred to as "HUDRD") is managed by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Through this NOFA, HUD is announcing the availability of up to $500,000 in FY 2020 funding for research on the various eligible activities supported by the Community Development Block Grant program. The purpose of this project is to develop a better understanding of the effects of specific eligible Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and/or HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) activities. HUD recognizes that the local discretion allowed by block grant funding and the particular nature of HOME activities makes evaluation of these programs difficult. However, HUD believes that in-depth evaluations and localized case studies would provide insights into the programs’ effectiveness. HUD seeks objective, quantifiable outcome measures that can be attributed to activities supported by these programs, in order to inform policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels.

Preference Points: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) preference points are available under this Notice. 

Program Office: Policy Development and Research

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6400-N-57

Opportunity Title: Social and Economic Impacts of the CDBG and HOME Programs 

CFDA No:  14.536 

OMB Approval No:  2528-0229 

Publication Date: June 15, 2020

Application Due Date: August 17, 2020

Program NOFA


Agency Contact: Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access 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