- Granting Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Appropriation Amount: $356,841,000
- Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $5,000,000, Award Floor $1,000,000, no match
- Announcement Date: May 28, 2021
- Closing Date: July 12, 2021
Purpose: To maximize the number of children under the age of six protected from lead poisoning by assisting states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American Tribes, or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations. In addition, there is Healthy Homes Supplemental funding available that is intended to enhance the lead-based paint hazard control activities by comprehensively identifying and addressing other housing hazards that affect occupant health.
a. (Targeted Units) Target lead hazard control efforts in housing units where children less than six (6) years of age are at greatest risk of lead poisoning (pre-1960, and, especially, pre-1940 construction), which has historically included children in low-income and minority neighborhoods, to reduce the likelihood of elevated blood lead levels in these children.
b. (Cost-Effectiveness) Utilize cost-effective lead hazard control methods and approaches that ensure the long-term safety of the building occupants.
c. (Capacity) Build local capacity of trained and certified individuals and firms to address lead hazards safely and effectively during lead hazard control, and renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities. Another core element for capacity includes the development of comprehensive, community-based approaches to integrating this grant program within other local initiatives through public and private partnerships that address housing-related health and safety hazards and/or serve low-income families with children under the age of six (6).
d. (Affirmative Marketing) Establish and implement a detailed process of monitoring and ensuring that units made lead-safe are affirmatively marketed, and priority given, to families with children under age 6 years for not less than three years.
e. (Data Collection) Gather pre-and post-treatment data that supports and validates lead hazard control investments. Program data collected should support the evaluation of grant program activities and outcomes.
f. (Targeted Outreach and Education) Conducting targeted outreach, affirmative marketing, education or outreach programs on lead hazard control and lead poisoning prevention designed to increase the ability of the applicant to deliver the specified lead hazard control services through this program; including educating owners of eligible rental properties, tenants, and others on the benefits and expectations of participating in this program provided by Title X of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act.
Eligible Applicants: State, County, City, township, and special district governments. Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Only cities, counties/parishes, and other units of local government, and certain States and Native American Tribes (those that have an EPA-authorized lead abatement certification program on the submission deadline) are eligible applicants. Multiple entities may apply as a consortium, including nonprofit co-applicants, provided an eligible entity is the principal (lead) applicant responsible for ensuring compliance with NOFO requirements, and each entity must meet the Resolution of Civil Rights Matters threshold requirement.