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Housing-Related Hazards Capital Fund Program

Grants to USA Public Housing Authorities to
Evaluate and Reduce Housing-Related Hazards

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Public and Indian Housing

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05/25/21 11:59 PM EST Receipt


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Grants to USA public housing authorities to evaluate and reduce housing-related hazards in public housing. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to assist in eliminating hazards such as mold, carbon monoxide, radon, fire hazards, pest infestation, and other housing hazards.

Eligible activities and costs for this NOFA will be covered under Budget Line Item (BLI) 1480 General Activities, with the following additional restrictions:

  • Funds can only be used for Capital Fund activities associated with the housing-related hazard(s) identified in the application. Other work in the property, including work to prepare for hazard control (e.g., repairs to the substrate, fixing leaks or other renovations) shall be funded by other sources.
  • Funds under this NOFA may only be used in public housing, as defined by Section 3 of the 1937 Act and PHAs participating in the Capital Fund program under Section 9 of the 1937 Act and 24 CFR part 905. Properties that will be converting to another federal housing assistance program must complete all housing-related hazard control activities prior to conversion.

The following briefly describes the housing-related hazards that are the key targets for intervention under this grant, namely:

  • Carbon monoxide and other combustion products of heating and cooking appliances and motor vehicles in attached garages
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Mold and moisture
  • Pest infestation hazards
  • Radon

For more information about the above hazards, see Appendix A of the NOFO:

The following briefly describes some of the other housing-related hazards that HUD considers important targets for intervention under this program and the Lead-based Paint Capital Fund program, namely:

  • Allergens and asthma
  • Asbestos
  • Infiltration of ambient pollutants
  • Lead hazards
  • Pesticide residues
  • Semi-volatile organic compounds
  • Unintentional injuries/fire

For more information about the above hazards, see Appendix B of the NOFO:

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GrantWatch ID#: 195281

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Number of Grants:

HUD expects to make approximately 10 awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Minimum Award Amount: $10,000
- Maximum Award Amount: $4,000,000

Term of Contract:

- Estimated Project Start Date: 09/01/2021
- Estimated Project End Date: 09/01/2025
- Length of Project Periods: 48-month project period with four 12-month budget periods

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public Housing Authorities with the legal authority to develop, own, modernize, and operate a public housing project in accordance with the 1937 Act are eligible. PHAs that are troubled are eligible for funding if the agency is in compliance with any current Memorandum of Agreement or Recovery Agreements.

Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), nonprofit organizations, and resident associations are not eligible to apply.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Funds may not be used at projects under Commitments to enter into Housing Assistance Payments Contracts (CHAPs) under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) as authorized under Public Law 112-55 and implementing notices.

Funds may not be used for housing-related hazard activities in housing that is planned for demolition in the Five Year Action Plan.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern Standard time on May 25, 2021. Applications must be received no later than the deadline.

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.

Applicants must be registered with before submitting their application.

Applicants must provide a valid DUNS number, registered and active at, in the application. DUNS numbers may be obtained for free from Dun & Bradstreet.

Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at and be approved by the EBiz POC in SAM to submit applications for the organization. Registration for SAM and is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise.

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