FY 2022 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. In addition, there is Healthy Homes Supplemental funding available that is intended to enhance the lead based paint hazard control activities by comprehensively identifying and addressing other housing hazards that affect occupant health.
Program funds will be awarded to applicants through this NOFO to accomplish the following objectives:
a. (Targeted Units) Target lead hazard control efforts in housing units where children less than 6 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 address lead hazards safely and effectively 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 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 of 1992.
Funding of approximately $403,761,572.84 is available through this NOFO HUD expects to make approximately 90 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.
Preference Points: This NOFO offers 2 points for 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: FR-6600-N-13
OMB Approval Numbers: 2539-0015
Estimated Opening Date: January 13, 2023
Estimated Deadline Date: March 14, 2023
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.