FY 2021 Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) Program

The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) funds fair housing organizations and other non-profits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. Currently FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations through competitive grants under several initiatives to carry out enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. The Initiatives are the Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI), the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).  In addition, consistent with HUD appropriations directives, FHEO is publishing a separate NOFO for Tester Coordinator Training.

This Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) NOFO makes available $7,223,649 million (which includes $343,649 of FHIP FY 2020 Education and Outreach Initiative carryover funds) to develop, implement, carry out, and coordinate education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. Under the EOI NOFO, activities eligible for funding include but are not limited to: developing educational advertising campaigns, developing and distributing material, and conducting educational activities (workshops, conferences, seminars, training etc.)  that inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act (see Section III.A for detailed eligible activities). The specific EOI NOFO includes funding for three components:

Education and Outreach Initiative

1.  National Based Programs ($1,300,000)
(a) $1,000,000 for a National Media Campaign
(b) $300,000 for a National Programs Component – Disability Deinstitutionalization and Integration Educational Campaign

2.  Regional/Local Program
(a)  $5,923,649  for general education and outreach activities aimed to inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

This NOFO will receive applications for the EOI NOFO only.  Please see the specific FHOI, PEI and Tester Coordinator Training NOFOs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities. 

Preference Points: This NOFO offers 2 points for either Opportunity Zone Designation, Promise Zone Designation and/or Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Designation

Program Office: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunities (FHEO)

Funding Opportunity Title: Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) Program

Assistance Listing  Number: 14.416

FAIN (FR) Number:  6500-N- 21A

OMB Approval Numbers: 2529-0033

Estimated Opening Date: 4/27/21

Estimated Deadline Date:  6/14/2021

Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Kimberly.R.Harley@hud.gov. Persons 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.

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