Upcoming Federal Funding for Lead Hazard Reduction, Homelessness

Grant Advisors Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko stay on top of funding for lead hazard reduction and homelessness prevention. The federal government is heavily invested in rolling out these types of funding opportunities. Here are two upcoming competitions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) you should be aware of.

Funding Forecasts

HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control FY 2015 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program (CFDA Number: 14.900) and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program (CFDA Number: 14.905) are to open soon. State, tribal, city, county and township governments can apply (partnerships with community groups are strongly encouraged).

Funding (Estimate): TBD (in FY 2014, $104 million was available, with $47 million available for LBPHC awards, $45 million for LHRD grants and $12 million for the Healthy Homes supplemental funding; a 10% match is required for LBPHC grantees and 25% for LHRD awardees); Deadline (Tentative): April, with the solicitation released early next year.

These programs assist grantees in undertaking comprehensive initiatives to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing. LHRD is targeted to urban jurisdictions with the greatest lead-based paint hazard control needs.

LBPHC grantees may request a $400,000 Healthy Homes supplement that isn’t subject to the 10% matching requirement. The HH funding is for the identification and remediation of housing related health and safety hazards in housing units.

Contact: Michelle Miller, 202/402-5769; e-mail, Michelle.M.Miller@hud.gov or g to last year’s solicitation.

ROSS

HUD’s Office of Public & Indian Housing FY 2015 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinators Program (CFDA Number: 14.870) is open to public and Indian housing agencies, nonprofits and resident associations and organizations.

Deadline (Tentative): April, with the solicitation released in January (the FY 2014 deadline was in August 2014). Funding (Estimate): TBD (in FY 2014, $36 million was available for 110 awards ranging from $246,000 to $738,000 each; a 25% match is required);

ROSS Service Coordinators coordinate supportive services and other activities designed to help public and Indian housing residents attain economic and housing self-sufficiency.

The program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the public housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services should: enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency; and, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.

The ROSS coordinator ensures program participants are linked to the supportive services they need to achieve self-sufficiency or remain independent. Funds in this program are not allowed to be used for the direct provision of these services.

Contact: Dina Lehmann-Kim, 202/402-2430; e-mail, Dina.Lehmann-Kim@hud.gov or go to last year’s solicitation.

Those interested in discussing other upcoming grantmaking can contact Grant Advisors Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko at (410) 934-7652 or askthegrantadvisors@gmail.com

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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