FY 2022 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration
HUD, through this Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration (HHWCD) NOFO, is interested in supporting demonstrations in up to 5 communities that provide housing interventions in lower-income households that are conducted jointly through the coordination of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)-funded Healthy Homes Production (HHP) program and programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). A critical goal of this demonstration is to determine whether this coordinated delivery of services achieves cost-effectiveness and better outcomes in improving the safety and quality of homes, including health and energy efficiency. The coordinated assessments and interventions are expected to provide additional benefits to households through the combined mitigation of health and safety hazards and improvements in energy efficiency and comfort. These grants are intended to facilitate the leveraging of assets from both programs and support the exploration of different models of service delivery (e.g., recruitment strategies, and partnerships). HUD-funded programs identify and mitigate key residential health and safety hazards such as lead-based paint hazards, mold and moisture, pest infestation, poor indoor air quality, radon, and injury hazards as described in Chapter 1 of the Healthy Homes Program Guidance Manual (https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/HHPGM_FINAL_CH1.PDF). DOE-funded programs conduct energy audits and implement energy conservation measures, while also conducting interventions that improve health and safety (e.g., improved ventilation, installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors).
Goals and Objectives
The following are the major goals and objectives of this NOFO: (1) Demonstrate effective strategies for coordination between HUD’s HHP and DOE’s WAP programs that maximize program efficiencies and benefits to occupants. (2) Reduce WAP deferrals through coordination with HHP programs. (3) Demonstrate sustainable models of inter-program cooperation, including data sharing, reporting, and targeting/recruiting clients. (4) Demonstrate effective models for the sustainable financing of coordinated healthy homes/weatherization interventions. (5) Support the collection of data to evaluate the housing interventions conducted through inter-program coordination (e.g., program cost efficiencies that can be achieved, improvements in indoor environmental quality, improved health outcomes, and additional safety benefits to households).
During the implementation of the HHWCD grant, OLHCHH expects a high level of coordination between the WAP activities and HHP activities, based on the understanding that this program intends to improve coordination between the DOE- and HUD-funded programs. There should be immediate outcomes from the HHWCD activities in terms of home improvements for energy efficiency, cost savings, and health and safety. However, a critical longer-term goal of this program is the development of models for future coordination and cooperation between the WAP and HHP programs. This increased coordination is expected to improve cost savings and the safety and quality of homes, such as energy efficiency, and health beyond the immediate recipients of the HHWCD program.
Funding of approximately $5,000,000 is available through this NOFO. HUD expects to make approximately 5 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.
Program Office: Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
Funding Opportunity Title: HUD FY2022 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-62
Assistance Listing Number: 14.901
OMB Approval Number: 2539-0015
Opening Date: November 10, 2022
Deadline Date: January 5, 2023