Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant assist State, Tribal, and local governments to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in privately-owned housing that is owned by or rented to low- or very-low income families.

Specific objectives include: (1) Maximize the combination of children

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less than six years of age protected from lead poisoning and housing units where lead-hazards are controlled; (2) preventing childhood lead poisoning; (3) Stimulate lower-cost and cost-effective methods and approaches to lead hazard control work that can be replicated; (4)Build local capacity to safely and effectively address lead hazards during lead hazard control, renovation, remodeling, and maintenance activities by integrating lead safe work practices into housing maintenance, repair, weatherization, rehabilitation and other programs that will continue beyond the grant period; (5) Affirmatively further fair housing and environmental justice (6) Develop a comprehensive community approach to address lead hazards in housing by mobilizing public and private resources, involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, and grassroots community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, to develop cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards (7) establishing a public registry of lead-safe housing; and (8) To the greatest extent feasible, promote job training, employment, and other economic opportunities for low-income and minority residents and businesses that are owned by and/or employ minorities and low-income persons as defined in 24 CFR 135.5 (See 59 FR 33881, June 30, 1994).

In addition to the requirements above, you must have at least 3,500 pre-1940 occupied rental housing units (either alone or through a consortium).

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.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Westchester, County Of $ 4,100,000   2022-10-012026-05-30
Long Beach, City Of $ 4,579,224   2022-04-152025-10-15
Cleveland, City Of $ 5,700,000   2022-03-012025-09-01
Malden, City Of $ 3,100,715   2021-11-012025-05-30
Springfield, City Of $ 3,400,000   2021-11-012025-05-30
New Britain, City Of $ 5,600,000   2021-11-012025-05-30
Reading, City Of $ 3,300,000   2021-11-012025-05-30
Bethlehem City Of $ 2,242,507   2021-11-012025-05-30
Hattiesburg, City Of $ 1,617,400   2021-11-012025-05-30
South Bend, City Of $ 3,348,550   2021-11-012025-05-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Submit your electronic application through http://www.grants.gov.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program, the applicant must be a city, county, or other unit of local government.

States and Indian Tribes may apply on behalf of units of local government within their jurisdiction, if the local government designates the state or the Indian Tribe as their applicant.

Multiple units of a local government (or multiple local governments) may apply as part of a consortium; however, you must identify a prime applicant that will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all requirements specified in this NOFA.

State government and Native American tribal applicants must have an EPA approved State Program for certification of lead-based paint contractors, inspectors, and risk assessors in accordance with 40 CFR 745 in effect on the application deadline date to be eligible to apply for Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant funds.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Occupants and owners of eligible target housing, Section 1011(a) of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X). Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grants shall be for lead-based paint hazard control in this housing. Funds shall be available only for projects conducted using contractors and inspectors certified, and workers trained through an EPA authorized program. Selected beneficiaries must comply with all eligibility criteria and all applicable restrictions presented in the Appropriation language and with all requirements presented in the NOFA.


For the Lead Hazard Control Grant Program, costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR 85. 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 fiscal year 2011 The Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program provides information about the application procedure.

Award Procedures

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


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


Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 111-8; Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, Title X, Section 1011, 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: Percent: 25%. Formula and Matching Requirements: 25 percent local match, which may be cash, including private sector funding, in-kind contributions, or both. For the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program, HUD may grant a waiver of the 25 percent match requirement, if the applicant submits a request that meets HUD?s criteria. Waiver eligible applicants should provide the 10% match. Except for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Federal Revenue Sharing programs, or other programs which by statute allow their funds to be considered local funds and therefore eligible to be used as matching funds, Federal funds may not be used to satisfy the statutory 10 percent requirement, but may be used for contributions above that requirement. You must support each source of contributions by a letter of commitment from the contributing entity, describing the contributed resources and their designated purpose. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant award is for a The period of performance is 36 months. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions.

A Final report is also 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.


As required by 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



(Project Grants) FY 16 $52,645,791; FY 17 est $52,000,000; and FY 18 est $54,000,000 - Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Approximately $48 million in fiscal year 2010 funds is available. The minimum award amount shall be approximately $1 million per grant up to $4.5 million per grant. Approximately 10 to approximately 14 grants will be awarded to applicants for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Approximately $48 million in fiscal year 2010 funds is available. The minimum award amount shall be approximately $1 million per grant up to $4.5 million per grant. Approximately 10 to approximately 14 grants will be awarded to applicants for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Notice of Funding Availability is available at Grants.gov; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain. For Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants, there is some change in the content and direction of the NOFA that is issued each year, dependent on SuperNOFA format, Congressional direction, changes in emphasis among priorities, and improvements based on experience with prior NOFAs.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Jeff W. Simpkins, 451 Seventh Street, SW (Room 8236), Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Jeffrey.W.Simpkins@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-7180.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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