2020 HBCU Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies

HUD is funding co-operative agreements for pre-competitive research in homebuilding technologies that provide the homebuilding industry with new, innovative construction products or practices that lead to more affordable, energy efficient, resilient (in this sense, durable, disaster resistant, adaptable for future requirements, and maintainable), and healthier housing.  HUD is specifically interested in receiving applications that focus on aspects of residential construction related to factory-built housing and components and/or resilience. 

Only Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: Any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary (of Education) to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Preference Points: This program does not offer preference points for HBCU, Promise Zones, or Opportunity Zones.

Program Office: Policy Development & Research

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6400-N-55

Opportunity Title: FY2020 HBCU Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies

CFDA No:  14.506

OMB Approval No: 2528-0299

Publication Date: September 15, 2020

Application Due Date: January 5, 2021

Program NOFA

Agency Contact:  Ophelia.Wilson@hud.gov. 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