Lead Technical Studies Grants

To fund technical studies to improve methods for detecting and controlling lead-based paint hazards in housing.

The purpose of the Lead Technical Studies program is to improve our knowledge of lead-based paint related health hazards, and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Campbell, Wendy K $ 174,839   2011-08-112012-12-31
Royal Connection, Inc. $ 960,859   2012-09-27
Campbell, Wendy K $ 1,359,424   2009-12-012011-12-07
Millennium Services 2000+ Incorporated $ 746,641   2009-11-012011-11-05
Mind & Media Inc $ 501,778   2011-09-24
Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc. $ 109,088   2008-10-012011-05-31
Middle Tennessee State University $ 300,000   2009-09-012009-09-30
Health And Hospital Corporation Of $ 299,950   2009-09-012009-09-30
University Of Cincinnati $ 249,878   2008-10-012009-08-31
University Of Cincinnati $ 78,976   2009-08-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For Fiscal Year 2011, potential applicants should consult the program NOFA and the General Section of the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.

The applications for this NOFA can be found at www.grants.gov and at http://www.hud.gov/lead.

The application is completely electronic.

You must have a DUNS Number.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Academic, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions located in the U.S.

(for-profit firms are not allowed to profit from the project), state and local governments, and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible under all existing authorizations.

Applications for supplementation of existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new awards.

Federal agencies and federal employees are not eligible to submit applications. The General Section of the SuperNOFA provides additional eligibility requirements.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Homeowners, rental property owners, rental and public housing residents.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 85. Costs will be determined for nonprofit and educational institutions in accordance with OMB Circulars No. A-122 and No. A-21, respectively, and in accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR Part 84. 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.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The competitive Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the fiscal year 2011 Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies grant program provides information about the application procedure. Copies of the NOFA and required forms can be obtained from www.grants.gov. Other relevant information can be found at HUD's website, www.hud.gov, or the Office's website, http://www.hud.gov/lead.

Award Procedures

HUD's review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.


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


Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Public Law 102-550.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Lead Technical Studies grants are awarded for up to 36 months after the date of award. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a period not to exceed 12 months. Payment is on a cost-reimbursable basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Cost reimbursement.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


Records: As required by OMB Circular A-102, 'Grants and Cooperative Agreements With State and Local Governments' or OMB Circular A-110, 'Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.'.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $1,000,000; and FY 18 est $3,000,000 - N/A for FY 10.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The total amount to be awarded is approximately $1 million for Lead Technical Studies. The anticipated amounts and/or numbers of individual awards will be approximately 2 - 4 cooperative agreements, ranging from approximately $250,000 to a maximum of $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Notice of Funding Availability and Application files are self-contained; all necessary information is provided at www.grants.gov ; no other regulations pertain.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Eugene Pinzer, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 8236, Washington, District of Columbia 20410-3000 Email: Eugene_A_Pinzer@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-7685.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

For Fiscal Year 2010 HUD will use the technical selection criteria listed in the NOFA.

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