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 not received a HUD lead hazard control grant or been a sub-recipient of such a grant since January 1, 2010, in developing 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 necessity of adequate capacity 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 establish 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 capacity building grant program.

Funding of approximately $50,000,000 is available through this NOFO HUD expects to make approximately 90 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: April 27, 2023

Estimated Deadline Date:  June 27, 2023

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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