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Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations and Data Analysis and Utilization Program (HUDRD)

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and IHEs for
Research on Housing Problems and Homebuilding Technologies

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Policy Development and Research

Deadline Date:

05/24/19 11:59 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA local, tribal, and state governments, IHEs, nonprofit organizations, for-profits, and Tribal housing entities to research and evaluate urban and housing problems and innovations in homebuilding technologies. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Project Types:

- Project 1: Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Resilience Investments
- Project 2: Qualitative Case Studies of Implementation of HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Resilience Investments
- Project 3: Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies

Overview: Project 1 and Project 2

The Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141) provides funding for necessary expenses of programs of research and studies relating to housing and urban problems that will allow HUD to evaluate the efficacy of its resilience investments. HUD is soliciting proposals to conduct two distinct, but related, research studies: (1) a cost-effectiveness evaluation that investigates long- and short-term benefits and costs of expenditures designed to reduce human and property risks of flood hazards and increase resilience to floods, with explicit focus on impacts to vulnerable populations; and (2) an assessment of implementation of flood resilience strategies, with a goal of identifying those implementation practices that have the greatest chance of being successful and replicable across a range of communities, as well as important lessons learned from strategies that were not as effective.

Part of the deliverables for each of these studies will be guidance for communities carrying out flood resilience strategies. The cost effectiveness study will provide guidance on practical methods of evaluation that can be deployed by local communities and states with varying levels of capacity for assessing the benefits of resilience investments. The implementation guidance will include a review of common implementation challenges and solutions and will identify best practices for conceiving, planning, funding, and implementing flood resilience strategies, and especially for how to improve community participation and support of such strategies.

Projects 1 and 2 have interconnected research objectives but will have distinct scoring factors in this NOFA. The work of assessing the physical and social impacts of resilience projects is complex and necessitates a unique range of specialties. To fulfill the requirements of the research, applicants to either solicitation are encouraged to form teams or collaborations to satisfy the scoring criteria.

RFP and methodological considerations for Project 1 and Project 2: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FU18_FR_6200N29_HDRD_NOFA.pdf#page=6

Project 1 Description: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FU18_FR_6200N29_HDRD_NOFA.pdf#page=9

Project 2 Description: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FU18_FR_6200N29_HDRD_NOFA.pdf#page=14

Project 3

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is interested in receiving applications for co-operative agreements for pre-competitive research in homebuilding innovations. Under this announcement, pre-competitive research is research that is sufficiently in the early stages such that competitors are working together collaboratively.

HUD is looking to develop knowledge that provides the homebuilding industry with new, innovative construction products or practices that lead to more affordable, energy efficient, resilient (that is, durable, disaster resistant, adaptable for future requirements, and maintainable), and healthier housing. HUD is also interested in research or methods on how to eliminate barriers to the acceptance of these new and emerging technologies by the building industry, State and local governments, and consumers.

HUD is particularly interested in cooperative agreements where the results would be widely available for application in the industry, as opposed to being deployed in a proprietary manner. In that regard, HUD has had significant success in the past working with trade or industry associations to generate advances that are broadly available.

Project 3 Description: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FU18_FR_6200N29_HDRD_NOFA.pdf#page=19

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185882

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,708,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 8 (Project 1: one or more; Project 2: One or more; Project 3: three or more

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Project 1: total of all awards not to exceed $950,000. The award floor is $200,000.
- Project 2: total of all awards not to exceed $550,000. The award floor is $200,000.
- Project 3: total of all awards not to exceed $3,508,000 (comprised of up to $1,208,000 in FY18 funds and up to $2,300,000 in FY19 funds). The award ceiling for this project is $400,000. The award floor is $200,000.

Term of Contract:

Note the specific Project Period for each Project below:

- Project 1: Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Resilience Investments - 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods.
- Project 2: Qualitative Case Studies of Implementation of HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Resilience Investments - 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods.
- Project 3: Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies - 24-month project period with two 12-month budget periods.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Additional Information on Eligibility: Tribal Designated Housing Entities as defined by Section 4(22) of NAHASDA and Tribes as defined by Section 4(13) of NAHASDA are eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement

Ineligible Applicants. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement. HUD will not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time on 05/24/2019. 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.

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.

Applicants may apply for one, two, or all three projects under this announcement. Applicants applying for more than one project must submit a separate application for each project. Applicants may submit only one application per project. No person may be listed as a principal investigator on more than one application per project under this announcement.

This Program requires cost sharing, matching or leveraging as described below. Only project 3. Cooperative Research in Housing Technology requires a 25% Match which may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions. No indirect funds can be used for match.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314708

Contact Information:

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

Agency contact:

Madlyn Wohlman Rodriguez
(202) 402-5939
madlyn.wohlmanrodriguez@hud.gov

Project 1 and 2 questions: christopher.j.narducci@hud.gov

Project 3 questions: Michael.D.Blanford@hud.gov

CFDA Number:

14.536

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6200-N-29

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming