NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY — $275 MILLION IN LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION GRANTS!

This NOFA is offering preference points for Opportunity Zones or Promise Zones. Of the more than $275 million, Approximately $38 million of the amount listed is available for the Healthy Homes Supplemental funding and is available only to applicants who are awarded an LHR grant. HUD expects to make approximately 70 awards from the funds available under this NOFA. For more info about the Lead Hazard Reduction grant program, click here.

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENTS: HUD’s OLHCHH will be presenting an interactive Webinar on Wednesday, August 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Webinar will provide an overview of the HUD FY2020 Lead Hazard Reduction NOFA and general information on the application process to potential applicants. There will be a Questions and Answers segment. To register for the 2020 Lead Hazard Reduction NOFA Webinar, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

A second interactive Webinar covering the 2020 Healthy Homes Production for Tribal Housing NOFA will be hosted on Thursday, August 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. To register for this Webinar which will also include a Questions and Answers segment, click here.

For all questions pertaining to these NOFAs and Webinars, please contact Yolanda.Brown@hud.gov.

Although lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978, HUD estimates that about 24 million homes built before then still have significant lead-based paint hazards today. Lead-contaminated dust is the primary cause of lead exposure and can lead to a variety of health problems in young children, including reduced IQ, learning disabilities, developmental delays, reduced height, and impaired hearing. At higher levels, lead can damage a child’s kidneys and central nervous system and cause anemia, coma, convulsions and even death.

We are very excited about this opportunity to expand our efforts to create lead safe and healthy homes in your community. We encourage you to apply.