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FY2023 and FY2024 Authority to Accept Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships

Program Description: HUD developed the Research Partnerships vehicle to allow greater flexibility in addressing evidence gaps concerning strategic policy questions and to better utilize external expertise in evaluating effectiveness of programs affecting residents of urban, suburban, rural, and tribal areas, as well as local innovations in the delivery of these programs. Through the effective period of this Notice, HUD can accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities and allow innovative research projects that could inform HUD’s policies and programs. Applicants are encouraged to submit research proposals that inform important policy and program objectives of HUD that are not otherwise being addressed, that focus on one of HUD’s research priorities, and that make effective use of HUD’s funding. Review section I.A.2. of this Notice for details on HUD's priorities and research assets.

For the purpose of this Notice, a valid unsolicited proposal must: (1) be innovative; (2) be independently originated and developed by the offeror; (3) be prepared without Federal Government supervision, endorsement, direction, or direct Federal Government involvement; (4) include sufficient detail to permit a determination that Federal Government support could be worthwhile and the proposed work could benefit the agency's research and development or other mission responsibilities; (5) include sufficient detail to permit a determination that the Federal Government's support would yield a valuable return on investment; (6) not be an advance proposal for a known agency requirement that can be acquired by competitive methods; (7) not be a result of a previous competitive announcement; and (8) not be a concept paper.

Funding of approximately $3,000,000 is available through this Notice. Subject to appropriations, HUD reserves the right to award fiscal year 2024 funds based on this Notice.

Program Office: Policy Development and Research

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2023 and FY2024 Authority to Accept Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6700-N-USP

Assistance Listing Number: 14.506

OMB Approval Number(s): Not applicable. This Notice is excluded under 5 CFR part 1320.

Estimated Opening Date for Applications: July 3, 2023

Estimated Due Date for Applications: 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on June 30, 2025

Program Notice

Agency Contact: Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to:
Name: Leatha M Blanks
Email: leatha.m.blanks@hud.gov
Phone: (202) 402-5821

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have speech and other communication disabilities may use a relay service to reach the agency contact. To learn more about how to make an accessible telephone call, visit the webpage for the Federal Communications Commission. Note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.