FY 2021 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program 

The purpose of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LHR) grant program is to maximize the number of children under the age of six 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:

a. (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, and, especially, pre-1940 construction), which has historically included children in low-income and minority neighborhoods, to reduce the likelihood of elevated blood lead levels in these children.
b. (Cost Effectiveness) Utilize cost-effective lead hazard control methods and approaches that ensures the long-term safety of the building occupants.

c. (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. Another core element for capacity includes the development of 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 six (6).

d. (Affirmative Marketing) 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.

e. (Data Collection) Gather pre- and post-treatment data that supports and validates lead hazard control investments. Program data collected should support the evaluation of grant program activities and outcomes.

f. (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.

Funding of approximately $ 325,160,288 is available through this NOFO.  Approximately $32,813,540 of the amount above is available for the Healthy Homes Supplemental funding and is available only to applicants who are awarded an LHR grant.  HUD expects to make approximately 50 awards from the funds available under this NOFA. 

Preference Points: This NOFO offers 2 points for either Opportunity Zones or Promise Zones.

Program Office: Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

Funding Opportunity Title: Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program (LHR)

Assistance Listing  Number: 14.905

FAIN (FR) Number:  6500-N-13

OMB Approval Numbers: 2539-0015

Estimated Opening Date: August 28, 2021

Estimated Deadline Date:  September 27, 2021

Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Yolanda.A.Brown@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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