Private Enforcement Initiatives

To assist private non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations in the investigation and enforcement of violations of the rights granted under title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C.

2801).

To develop, implement, and carry out, related activities and enforcement under
the or State or local laws that provide substantially equivalent rights and remedies for alleged discriminatory housing practices.

Objectives include carrying out testing and other investigative activities.

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

Funds can be used to assist tax exempt non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations in enforcement activities.

Financial assistance is provided for projects 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 eligible activities provided under an annual Notice of Funding Availability.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are other private institutions/organizations with at least one year of enforcement related experience.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any person or group of persons aggrieved by discriminatory housing practices because of race, color, religion, sex disability familial status or national origin. Also, any person or group of persons, including landlords or real estate agents, to prevent discriminatory housing practices because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants for funding of testing activities must certify that they will not solicit funds from or seek to provide services or products for compensation to any person or organization which has been the subject of testing by the applicant for a 12-month period following a test. Cost principles are determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 200.400 (Subpart E-Cost Principles). Applicants for enforcement related activities must provide verification of 501(c)(3) status. 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 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2CFR 200.200 (Subpart C- Pre-Federal Award Requirements and contents of Federal Awards) apply to this program. Applications must be submitted in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability as posted on www.Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Applications will be evaluated competitively and awarded points based on the Selection Criteria included in the published NOFA. 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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

All application deadline dates are listed in the NOFA. Applicants may also contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Approval/disapproval times range between one to two months depending on the number of applications received.

Appeals

Begin 30 days after funding awards to at least a period of 120 days.

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 NOFA with project periods ranging from 12 to 36 months. Assistance is awarded through funding documents and negotiated grant or cooperative agreements and HUD financial system releases funds based on reimbursement of activities. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 12 to 36 months.

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.

Additionally, private nonprofit organizations must submit all reports required pursuant to 2 CFR 200.300 (Subpart D), and specifically 200.328.

Monitoring and reporting program performance, and reporting under Form HUD 96010.

Tax exempt fair housing enforcement organizations.

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No 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. 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 provision of 2 CFR 200.500. Part 200.501 provides, ?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. Additionally, 2 CFR 200.503 notes, non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year.

Records

2 CFR 200.333 applies to this program.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0144-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $30,350,000; FY 17 est $30,350,000; and FY 18 est $30,350,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$325,000-$975,000.

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, D.C. 20410, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Paula.Stone@HUD.gov Phone: (202) 402-7054

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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