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Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) - Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI)

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Housing
Related Educational Outreach Programs

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Deadline Date:

06/14/21 11:59 PM ET Electronic Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for educational outreach programs to combat housing discrimination. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the planning and implementation of programs that inform the public of their rights and obligations. Eligible activities include areas such as promotional materials, advertising campaigns, and workshops, conferences, and seminars.

This Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) NOFA makes funding available 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.

The following list details the EOI Components and activities:

National Media Campaign Component (EOI-NMC)

Eligible Activities - Eligible activities must include more than one protected class as a proposed focus area. Eligible activities shall include development of a creative and innovative education and advertising campaign designated to highlight foreclosure, eviction, and other COVID and/or post-COVID related issues for the FY 2022 Fair Housing Month that will: 1) Provide online and other education and outreach activities that have a connection to the Fair Housing Act including activities prohibited by, and rights protected under the Act. The proposed campaign must provide a nexus between the Fair Housing Act and members of one or more protected classes under the Act; 2) The materials must be connected by a Fair Housing common theme or graphic design approved by HUD; 3) The applicant must identify gaps in the existing materials, including their production and availability in at least two languages in addition to English; 4) The applicant may propose up to four new activities to expand existing materials or develop new materials; 5) The applicant must develop a plan to publish and distribute to fair housing groups and other organizations serving members of the Fair Housing Act's protected classes; and 6) Eligible activities include, but are not limited to the development of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube public service advertisements; and training materials including PowerPoint presentations and other materials designed to educate individuals, organizations and housing providers about the Fair Housing Act that can be used for multiple distribution. 

National Programs Component – Disability Deinstitutionalization and Integration Educational Campaign (EOI-DDIEC)

Eligible Activities - Eligible activities are those that propose a national education program that undertakes specific education and outreach projects consistent with fair housing laws that focus on the following categories:

  1. The fair housing rights of persons with disabilities living in, at-risk of entering, or leaving institutional or segregated settings;
  2. Forms of housing discrimination encountered by individuals with disabilities living in, at-risk of entering, or leaving institutional or segregated settings; and
  3. Integrated housing opportunities for persons with disabilities.

General Component (EOI-G) 

Eligible Activities - Eligible activities are those that inform people of their rights or responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act that may include, but are not limited to: developing and distributing fair housing material (i.e. brochures, webinars, and social media advertising); conducting educational symposia or other training; and providing fair housing information outreach through printed and electronic media into languages applicable to communities in the proposed project area (i.e. Public Service Announcements for radio, television, and newspaper advertisements).

Applicants should look to a common theme in the development of all fair housing material. All activities must have a direct connection to the Fair Housing Act or issues that may violate the Act. 

For more details, see the following link: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/Foa_Content_of_FR-6500-N-21-A.pdf#page=14

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160250

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$7,223,649

Number of Grants:

HUD expects to make approximately 52 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award possible under this solicitation varies. The specific maximum award amounts per component are listed under Section III, Eligibility Information of the NOFA available in the Supporting Documents below.
Minimum Award Amount: $125,000 Per Project Period
Maximum Award Amount: $500,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract:

The period of performance under this initiative is 12 months. Obligations should be made within six months of notice of award and all grants expended in the specified timeframe(s) established in negotiations. However, expenditures should be no more than 18-24 months from award.
- Estimated Project Start Date: 10/04/2021
- Estimated Project End Date: 10/03/2022
- Length of Project Periods: 12-month project period and budget period

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants may be Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), public or private not-for-profit organizations or institutions, and other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; agencies of State or local governments; and agencies that participate in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).

The following list details the EOI Components and the eligible applicants:
- National Media Campaign Component (EOI-NMC)
Applicant Eligibility - QFHOs, other FHOs, and other nonprofit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Applicants must have at least five years of experience as an advertising, media or public relations organization or must partner with an advertising and media services organization with at least five years of experience as an advertising, media, or public relations organizations.

- National Programs Component – Disability Deinstitutionalization and Integration Educational Campaign (EOI-DDIEC)
Applicant Eligibility - Organizations with demonstrated expertise in advocating for and educating on the rights of individuals with disabilities in support of integration, deinstitutionalization, and implementation of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C. QFHOs, other FHOs, and other nonprofit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The applicant must show that they have the experience and capability to reach groups they target, or that the application proposes partnering with an organization that has the experience and capacity to reach such groups. In addition, the applicant must show that

- General Component (EOI-G)
Applicant Eligibility - QFHOs, other FHOs, and other nonprofit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, agencies of State or local governments and agencies certified by the Secretary under section 810(f) of the Fair Housing Act or other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

For a list detailing Threshold Eligibility Requirements, please see:
https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/Foa_Content_of_FR-6500-N-21-A.pdf#page=17

Ineligible Applicants:
HUD does not award grants to individuals. HUD will not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants.

Housing Counseling Services are not eligible activities.

For a list detailed list of Funding Restrictions please see: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FairHousingInitiativeProgramEducationandOutreachInitiative.pdf#page=26

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time on 06/14/2021.

HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

System for Award Management (SAM) and Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number.
1. SAM Registration Requirement.
Applicants must be registered with SAM before submitting their application. In addition, applicants must maintain an active SAM registration with current information while they have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.
2. DUNS Number Requirement.
Applicants must provide a valid DUNS number, registered and active at SAM, in the application. DUNS numbers may be obtained for free from Dun & Bradstreet.
3. Requirement to Register with Grants.gov.
Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov and be approved by the EBiz Point of Contact in SAM to submit applications for the organization.
Registration for SAM and Grants.gov is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot submit an application through Grants.gov. Complete registration instructions and guidance are provided at Grants.gov.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333141

For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) at the link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to the POC
listed below.

Kimberly Harley
202-402-4753
Kimberly.R.Harley@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.

CFDA Number:

14.416

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6500-N-21-A

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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