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Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) - Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI)

Grants to USA Nonprofit Organizations
for Housing Law Education and Enforcement

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Deadline Date:

02/06/20 11:59 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to facilitate compliance with housing legislation. Applicants are advised that required registrations can take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for the intake, investigation, resolution, or litigation of allegations of violations of the Fair Housing Act.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to: (1) Intake of allegations of violations of the Fair Housing Act, testing, evaluating testing results, and providing other investigative work to provide a just resolution for violations of the Fair Housing Act that may violate federal, state, or substantially equivalent local fair housing laws; (2) investigation of violations of the Fair Housing Act, through testing and other investigative methods including systemic investigations; (3) mediation or other voluntary resolution of allegations of violations of the Fair Housing Act; (4) litigation of fair housing cases, including procuring expert witnesses, and (5) fair housing education activities. Activities are eligible only in cases involving conduct prohibited by, or rights protected under, the Fair Housing Act. HUD will allow applicants under the PEI-MY funding component to modify their activities in the second or third year with the approval of the General Technical Representative (GTR) based upon changing demographics and/or need.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171997

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,470,895

Number of Grants:

32

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Award Amount: $100,000 Per Budget Period
Maximum Award Amount: $300,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

The period of performance for PEI-MY projects is 36 months. Obligations should be made within six months of notice of award and all grants expended in the specified agreed upon timeframe(s) established in negotiations. However, expenditures should be no more than 18-24 months from award.

Estimated Project Start Date: 06/01/2020
Estimated Project End Date: 05/31/2023
Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Under this NOFA, an eligible applicant must be: (1) a Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHO) with at least two years of experience in complaint intake, complaint investigation, testing for fair housing violations, and enforcement related experience and meritorious claims in the three years prior to filing this application; or (2) a Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHO) with at least one year of experience in the enforcement-related activities listed above in the two years prior to the filing of the application. If the applicant is neither a QFHO nor FHO with the requisite experience, the organization is ineligible. Both FHOs and QFHOs must currently conduct these enforcement activities and operate a full-service program.

Funding Restrictions:
https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FairHousingInitiativesProgram_PrivateEnforcementInitiative.pdf#page=27

Pre-Application Information:

Required registrations:
1. SAM Registration Requirement: Applicants must be registered with SAM before submitting their application. In addition, applicants must maintain an active SAM registration with current information while they have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.
2. DUNS Number Requirement: Applicants must provide a valid DUNS number, registered and active at SAM, in the application. DUNS numbers may be obtained for free from Dun & Bradstreet.
3. Requirement to Register with Grants.gov: Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov and be approved by the EBiz Point of Contact in SAM to submit applications for the organization.

Registration for SAM and Grants.gov is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise.

The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on 02/06/2020. Applications must be received no later than the deadline.

HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323185

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Myron Newry
(202) 402-7095
Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
451 7Th Street S W
Washington, DC 20410

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

CFDA Number:

14.418

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6300-N-21-C

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