HUD is especially interested in applications that will advance our knowledge on priority healthy homes issues by addressing important gaps in the science related to the accurate and efficient identification of hazards and the implementation of cost effective hazard mitigation This funding is split into two different programs: the Lead Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies programs. The Lead Technical Studies program is intended to fund projects focused on improving the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of methods for evaluation and control of residential lead-based paint hazards. The Healthy Homes Technical Studies program is intended to fund projects focused on the development and evaluation of cost-effective methods of monitoring, reducing, and preventing housing-related hazards, among other objectives. HUD is especially interested in funding practical, applied research that can directly inform policies and practices to reduce the prevalence and severity of residential health and safety hazards and improve the health and well being of residents.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Monitoring, Heat Source Replacement, Ventilation, Energy Efficiency, Lead Remediation
In 2013, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was awarded $743,044 through this grant to fund indoor air quality remediations in the homes of four Alaska Native villages. This project also involved monitoring changes in air quality indicators in response to interventions. This project also administered educational materials and provided home-based education for participating residents.
Typical Application Period: 2019 Date: June - July. Varies depending on year, but usually March - April.
These programs do not require cost sharing, matching or leveraging. The amount of LTS grant funds used for construction activities, e.g., to conduct repair or substantial rehabilitation that is necessary to conduct the proposed study, may not exceed 20% of the total HUD funds awarded.
US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation’s communities, and enforce fair housing laws. HUD’s business is helping create a decent home and suitable living environment for all Americans, and it has given America’s communities a strong national voice at the Cabinet level. HUD plays a major role in supporting homeownership by underwriting homeownership for low and moderate income families through its mortgage insurance programs.
The primary programs administered by HUD include:
Mortgage and loan insurance through the Federal Housing Administration;
Community Development Block Grants to help communities with economic development, job opportunities and housing rehabilitation;
Rental assistance in the form of Section 8 certificates or vouchers for low-income households; and