FY 2022 Healthy Homes Production Grant Program
The Healthy Homes Production Program (HHP) is part of HUD’s overall Healthy Homes Initiative launched in 1999. The program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD’s successful Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the Department’s efforts to address a variety of high-priority environmental health and safety hazards. Applicants receiving a Healthy Homes Production Award under this NOFO will be expected to accomplish the following objectives:
a. Maximize both the number of vulnerable residents protected from housing-related environmental health and safety hazards and the number of housing units where these hazards are controlled;
b. Identify and remediate housing-related health and safety hazards in privately owned, low-income rental and/or owner-occupied housing, especially in units and/or buildings where families with children, older adults sixty-two (62) years and older, or families with persons with disabilities reside;
c. Promote cost-effective and efficient healthy home methods and approaches that can be replicated and sustained;
d. Support public education and outreach that furthers the goal of protecting children and other vulnerable populations from housing-related health and safety hazards;
e. Build local capacity to operate sustainable programs that will prevent and control housing-related environmental health and safety hazards in low- and very low-income residences, and develop a professional workforce that is trained in healthy homes assessment and principles;
f. Promote integration of this grant program with housing rehabilitation, property maintenance, weatherization, healthy homes initiatives, local lead-based paint hazard control programs, health and safety programs, and energy efficiency improvement activities and programs;
g. Build and enhance partner resources to develop the most cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling key housing-related environmental health and safety hazards;
h. Promote collaboration, data sharing, and targeting between health and housing departments;
i. Ensure to the greatest extent feasible that job training, employment, contracting, and other economic opportunities generated by this grant will be directed to low- and very-low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons in the area in which the project is located. For more information, see 24 CFR 135 (Section 3);
j. Further environmental justice, the fair treatment, and meaningful involvement of all people within the target communities regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), familial status or income regarding the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies;
k. Comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) and its implementing regulations at 24 CFR 8 part, as well as Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act when applicable. Each of these laws prohibit discrimination based on disability. In addition to these requirements, recipients have an obligation to comply with the Fair Housing Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to affirmatively further fair housing. Note that besides being an “objective” of this NOFO, the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing is also a civil rights-related statutory and program requirement.
Program Office: Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
Funding Opportunity Title: Healthy Homes Production Grant Program
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-44
Assistance Listing Number: 14.913
OMB Approval Number: 2539-0015
Due Date for Applications: 10/18/2022
Available Funds: Funding of approximately $40,000,000 is available through this NOFO. Additional funds may become available for award under this NOFO. Use of these funds might be subject to statutory constraints or other requirements. All awards are subject to the funding restrictions contained in this NOFO.
Preference Points: Up to two (2) preference points may be awarded for census tracts designated as Promise Zones.
Agency Contact: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFO. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to the POC listed below. Name: Sacsheen Scott, Phone: 202-402-4370, Email: Sacsheen.S.Scott@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.