FY 2021 Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) 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. 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.

Private Enforcement Initiative provides funding to private, non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations that meet statutory requirements to conduct testing, investigate violations and obtain enforcement of the rights granted under the Fair Housing Act or State or local laws that are substantially equivalent to the rights and remedies provided in the Fair Housing Act. This NOFO announces the availability of $10,755,507 million through the PEI Multi-Year Funding Component to fund new FY2021 grant awards, which includes the use of FY 2020 PEI carry over funds in the amount of $1,780,507 million. The PEI Multi-Year Component provides grants of up to $375,000 per year per grantee for a three-year duration, with future years’ funding subject to appropriations. This NOFO will receive applications for PEI only.  Please see the specific FHOI and EOI 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: Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) Program

Assistance Listing  Number: 14.418

FAIN (FR) Number:  6500-N- 21C

OMB Approval Numbers: 2529-0033

Estimated Opening Date: 4/28/21

Estimated Deadline Date:  06/14/2021

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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