Education and Outreach Initiatives

To assist organizations that are regional.

and local, community based and National based programs that develop, implement, carry out, or coordinate programs and/or activities to educate the public about, their rights under, the Fair Housing Act; 42 U.S.C.

3601-3619 or State or local laws
that provide substantially equivalent rights and remedies for alleged discriminatory housing practices.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

HUD Field Office Fair Housing Enforcement Center or Program Operations and Compliance Center: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No data available. Fiscal Year 2017: No data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No data available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial assistance is provided for projects to educate the public in order to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

Eligible projects and activities must be conducted in accordance with procedures contained in 24 CFR Part 125 and in an annual Notice of Funding Availability.

Financial assistance is provided for projects to affirmatively further fair housing conducted by public or private entities.

Education and outreach projects may generally be awarded to a wider variety of organizations including public or private- not-for-profit organizations or institutions, or other public or private entities that are working to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations, other Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations, other non-profit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, State and local 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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicable costs are determined by 2 CFR 200.400 (Subpart E ? Cost principels), and Costs for State and local government units will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 225 . Costs for applicants that are private nonprofit entities will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200.230 . Costs for applicants that are educational institutions will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 220. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Subpart C- Pre-Federal Award Requirement s and Contents of Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Applications will be evaluated competitively and awarded points based on the Selection Criteria included in the published Notice of Funding Availability. The final decision rests with the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or her/his designee.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Section 561, Public Law 100-242, as amended; Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Section 905, Public Law 102-550, 101 Stat. 1815., 42 U.S.C 3616a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Begins 30 days after funding awards to at least a period of 120 days.

Appeals

Two to six months.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funding is in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability with project periods generally ranging from 12 to 18 months. Assistance is provided quarterly or as specified in the grant agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly progress reports will be required.

Eligible applicants must submit reports applicable under 2 CFR 203, and 2 CFR 200.327-337 Reports and Records, and reporting under Form HUD 96010.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Annual performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. This program requires audit procedures in accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0144-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $7,049,935; FY 17 est $7,450,000; and FY 18 est $7,450,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$125,000 to 1,500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives Program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. HUD Field Office Fair Housing Enforcement Center or Program Operations and Compliance Center: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Paula Stone 451 7th Street, S.W. Room 5222, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Paula.Stone@HUD.gov Phone: (202) 402-7054

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria is based on 5 separate Rating Factors points, which are assigned by a Technical Evaluation Panel. The specific criteria and points assigned to each Rating Factor are listed in the Notice of Funding Availability, as posted on Grants.gov.



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