Fiscal Year 2020 Fair Housing Initiative Programs

The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) provides funding to fair housing organizations and other non-profits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. Currently FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations through competitive grants under three initiatives to carry out enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. The Initiatives are the Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI), Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).

Opportunity Title:  Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI)

FR-6400-N-21A
CFDA No:  14.416
Program NOFO
Grants.gov

Application Opening Date: April 8, 2020

Application Due Date: May 11, 2020

OMB Approval No:  2529-0033

Agency Contact:  Myron.P.Newry@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

This technical correction announces a correction to both the total available funds under the EOI and the total designated to the General Component.  The total funding availability under the FY 2020 EOI is changed to $7.6 million, and the total amount available to the General Component is $6.6 million.  This reduction also reduces the total number of awards from 58 to 56.  The reduction will be used to fund additional EOI activities consistent with Congressional appropriations.  This Technical Correction does not substantively change the NOFA nor does it change the application deadline or rating factors.    Application deadline remains the same.   

The Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) NOFA makes available $7,850,000 million to develop, implement, carry out, and coordinate education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. Under the EOI NOFA, activities eligible for funding include but are not limited to: developing educational advertising campaigns, developing and distributing material, and conducting educational activities (workshops, conferences, seminars etc.) that inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act (see Section III.A for detailed eligible activities). The specific EOI NOFA includes funding for two components:

  • $1 million for a National Media Campaign; and
  • $6.85 million for general education and outreach activities aimed to inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act;

This NOFA will receive applications for the EOI NOFA only.  Please see the specific FHOI and PEI NOFAs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities.

Award Information:

Funding of approximately $7,850,000 is available through this NOFA.  However, subject to statutory constraints, at its discretion, HUD may limit the amount and actual awards made during this NOFA.   HUD expects to make approximately 58 awards from the funds available under this NOFA. 

Preference Points:

This NOFO offers Preference Points - for either Opportunity Zone Designation HUD-2996, Promise Zone Designation (HUD-50153) and/or Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Designation.

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Opportunity Title: Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI)
FR-6400-N-21B
CFDA No: 14.417
Program NOFO
Grants.gov

Application Opening Date: April 8, 2020
Application Due Date: May 11, 2020

OMB Approval No:  2529-0033

Agency Contact:  Myron.P.Newry@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

The Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI) NOFA makes available $750,000 under the Continued Development Component (CDC).  The CDC component provides funds to non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities eligible for funding including but not limited to:

(1) adding an enforcement staff and enforcement-related activities (e.g., to an existing fair housing education organization); and (2) expanding testing expertise and experience. This NOFA will receive applications for FHOI only.  Please see the specific PEI and EOI NOFAs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities. 

Award Information:

Funding of approximately $ 750,000 is available through this NOFA.  However, subject to statutory constraints, at its discretion, HUD may limit the amount and actual awards made during this NOFA.   HUD expects to make approximately 3 awards from the funds available under this NOFA. 

Preference Points:

This NOFO offers Preference Points - for either Opportunity Zone Designation HUD-2996, Promise Zone Designation (HUD-50153) and/or Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Designation.

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Opportunity Title: Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI)
FR-6400-N-21C
CFDA No.: 14.418
Program NOFO
Grants.gov

Application Opening Date: April 8, 2020
Application Due Date: May 11, 2020

OMB Approval No:  2529-0033

Agency Contact:  Myron.P.Newry@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

The Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) NOFA provides funding to private, non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations that meet statutory requirements to conduct testing, investigate violations and obtain enforcement of the rights granted under the Fair Housing Act or State or local laws that are substantially equivalent to the rights and remedies provided in the Fair Housing Act. This NOFA announces the availability of $10,100,000 million through the PEI Multi-Year Funding Component to fund new FY2020 grant awards. The PEI Multi-Year Component provides grants of up to $360,000 per year for a three-year duration, with future yearsā€™ funding subject to appropriations. This NOFA will receive applications for PEI only.  Please see the specific FHOI and EOI NOFAs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities. 

Award Information:

Funding of approximately $ 10,100,000 is available through this NOFA.  However, subject to statutory constraints, at its discretion, HUD may limit the amount and actual awards made during this NOFA.   HUD expects to make approximately 28 awards from the funds available under this NOFA. 

Preference Points:

This NOFO offers Preference Points - for either Opportunity Zone Designation HUD-2996, Promise Zone Designation (HUD-50153) and/or Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Designation.