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Eviction Protection Grant Program FR-6500-N-79

  • Granting Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Appropriation Amount: $20,000,000
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $3,000,000, Award Floor $1,000,000, No match
  • Announcement Date: July 20, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 8, 2021

Eviction Protection Grant Program_FR-6500-N-79 NOFO

Purpose: The overall purpose of the Eviction Protection Grant Program is to support experienced legal service providers, not limited to legal service corporations, in providing legal assistance at no cost to low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction. HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research is making available grant funds to non-profit or governmental entities to provide services in areas with high rates of evictions or prospective evictions, including rural areas. This grant program plays an integral role in helping individuals and families, including people of color who are disproportionately represented among those evicted, people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities, avoid eviction or minimize the disruption and damage caused by the eviction process.

Eligible Expenditures:
 Legal representation in relation to legal filings and court proceedings, including negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, and the provision of limited representation and counsel and advice.
 Navigation and assistance responding to actions by the Evicting Party related to the court process or to avoid a court process, such as assistance filing forms.
 Collaboration with courts, judges, and other parties to create and promote eviction diversion programs that reduce the burden of eviction cases on the courts.
 Assistance with filing fair housing complaints related to eviction.
 Assistance to tenants navigating the transition process in connection with vacating the rental property, including paperwork to arrange school transfers or enable students to remain at their current school, arrangements for continuation of healthcare, access to resources to obtain stable housing, etc.
 Assistance to tenants to avoid or reduce the negative impacts of a potential eviction, such as referrals to other service providers like caseworkers to obtain rental assistance, counselors for housing or financial counseling, Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) programs, health care services, and related stabilizing measures.

Eligible Applicants:
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
County governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education