FY 2022 Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building 

Program Description: The purpose of the Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building Grant Program is to assist states; Federally recognized Native American Tribes that have an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-authorized lead abatement certification program; cities, and counties/parishes, or other units of local government which have either not received a direct HUD lead hazard control grant or were a previous grantee that has a demonstrated need to rebuild capacity within their jurisdiction. Rebuilding capacity may be necessary for jurisdictions that have diminished infrastructure and capacity due to extenuating circumstances such as COVID, loss of experienced staff, or other factors that have negatively impacted the capacity necessary to undertake comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards.  Current grantees that have an active period of performance are not eligible to apply.

The program will help applicants with developing and expanding the infrastructure necessary to undertake comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing. The capacity objectives to ensure the successful implementation of a lead hazard control grant program relies on the following implementation of several key program components listed below.

  1. Build local capacity to determine the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning among children under six years in the targeted community(ies);
  2. Build local capacity to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control and renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities by integrating lead-safe work practices;
  3. Developing and implementing procedures/guidelines for program activities that include program intake of potential program participants and establishing a system, or process that will facilitate lead-safe units to be affirmatively marketed to families with young children, such as advertising available units to such families where lead-based paint hazards have been controlled;
  4. Hire qualified staff with experienced organizational management and financial capacity to immediately execute the program upon receipt of a grant award;
  5. Promote collaboration, data sharing, and targeting between health and housing departments;
  6. Developing key partnerships/subgrantees such as: faith-based, health departments, coalitions, or other community-based organizations;
  7. Integrating strategies to incorporate lead hazard control into existing housing repair programs; (e.g., housing rehabilitation, local housing ordinance, property maintenance, weatherization, housing-related health hazard interventions, and energy conservation activities);
  8. Obtaining high quality data to target resources where need is greatest; and
  9. Developing systems for sustaining a lead hazard control program after successful completion of a capacity building grant program.

Funding of approximately $$33,363,080 is available through this NOFO HUD expects to make approximately 15 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Preference Points: This NOFO offers points for Promise Zones and Minority-serving Institutions

Program Office: Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

Funding Opportunity Title: Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building

Assistance Listing  Number: 14.912

FAIN (FR) Number:  FR-6600-N-31

OMB Approval Numbers: 2539-0015

Estimated Opening Date: November 1, 2023

Estimated Deadline Date:  January 17, 2024

Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to victoria.l.jackson@hud.govPersons 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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