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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) Grant Program

The purpose of the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) Grant Program is to assist 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.

This program is administered under HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), which is aligned with HUD’s 2012-2015 Environmental Justice Strategy. HUD's Environmental Justice Strategy addresses environmental and human health issues that disproportionately affect high-risk communities such as minorities, low-income populations, children, and persons with disabilities. View more information about HUD’s Environmental Justice Strategy.

HUD is making available through this NOFA $45,000,000 for the LHRD Grant Program. HUD expects to make approximately 12 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Benefits to Promise Zones: 2 Bonus Points. Please see pages 21-22 of the application for more information.

Application Deadline: June 23, 2015

View the LHRD Funding Opportunity Announcement.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program

The purpose of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program is to assist 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. This program is administered under HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), which is aligned with HUD’s 2012-2015 Environmental Justice Strategy. The Environmental Justice Strategy addresses environmental and human health issues that disproportionately affect high-risk communities such as minorities, low-income populations, children, and persons with disabilities. View more information about HUD’s Environmental Justice Strategy.

HUD is making available through this NOFA $48,000,000 for the LBPHC Grant Program. HUD expects to make approximately 16 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Benefits to Promise Zones: 2 bonus points. Please see page 34 of the application for more information.

Application Deadline: June 23, 2015

View the LBPHC Funding Opportunity Announcement.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages - Mold Remediation and Prevention

The purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The purpose of this NOFA is solely the remediation and prevention of mold.

Projects funded with ICDBGs must meet the primary objective of the program defined at 24 CFR 1003.208 to principally benefit low-and moderate-income persons. Consistent with this objective, not less than 70 percent of the expenditures of each grant shall be for activities that meet the regulatory criteria at 24 CFR 10003.208(c) for housing activities.

HUD is making available through this NOFA $12,400,000 for the ICDBG Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages – Mold Remediation and Prevention. HUD expects to make approximately 16 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Benefits to Promise Zones: 2 bonus points. Please see page 23 of the application for more information.

Application Deadline: June 22, 2015

View the ICDBG Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Events

Appalachian Higher Education Network 2015 Annual Conference

Increasing Post-Secondary Education Attainment in Appalachia: It's All about Grit
June 23-25, 2015
Center for Rural Development
Somerset, Kentucky

Student success in post-secondary education requires enduring commitment and perseverance from individuals, institutions, and organizations. The Appalachian Higher Education Network's second annual conference will offer plenary sessions and small group discussions highlighting real world examples of how this perseverance is promoting student success in Appalachia and other areas.

Event information and registration are available on the conference Web site.

Third Round Promise Zones Competition

A competition to select a third round of Promise Zones will commence later this year. In the Summer of 2015, HUD will publish a Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the proposed selection process, criteria, and submissions for the final round of the Promise Zones initiative. This notice will provide urban, rural, and tribal communities the opportunity to help shape the third round application guide and efforts to support other communities more effectively in future years.

More information is available on the Promise Zones web page.

 
            
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