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Cooperative Agreements to USA Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Research on Community Development and Housing

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HBCU Research Center of Excellence

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

Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #195912

Grant Description

Cooperative agreements to USA historically black colleges and universities to establish research centers focused on housing and community development within underserved communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take four weeks or longer to complete. The purpose of this grant is to conduct research projects on multiple topics of strategic interest to the Department of Housing and Urban Development enabling the establishment of up to three additional Historically Black College and Universities Center(s) of Excellence (COE).

In addition to the topics listed in the Learning Agenda (see Supporting Documents, below) applicants are invited to submit research proposals including a broad range of topics related to the built environment. The following is not intended to be an exhaustive list of possible topics: building codes, standards, and construction technologies (including factory-built housing and components); land use planning and housing issues related to “green” construction and energy efficiency; disaster preparedness and climate resilient construction; and housing and community planning addressing the needs of multiple age, income, and accessibility groups. Topics may address retrofit or rehabilitation of existing structures, new construction, or both.

The research projects are intended to initiate an ongoing series of reports focused on housing, community, and economic development in underserved communities that can serve as national, local, or regional benchmarks and assist in support of COE(s) that expand the housing and community development research efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). For benchmark comparisons, applicants are encouraged to consider the work of other university based housing research centers such as Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at the University of Florida, and the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California Berkeley, that sometimes focus on national issues, but largely focus on local or regional housing and community development issues. The research projects, proposed by the awardee, will focus on topics of interest to the Department about underserved communities from the unique perspective of institutions that are often located in, and serve the residents of underserved communities.

The funds made available under this NOFO will make awards for recipients to undertake multiple research projects. This will assist in the COE(s) ability to use this work to develop other streams of revenue and grant funding, including from private enterprise and private philanthropic organizations, to support on-going and sustainable operations and activities.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations include all Historically Black Colleges and Universities as defined in Section 322 of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Only Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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Ineligible Applicants: Applicants that are not Historically Black Colleges and Universities as defined in section 322 of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

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Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 12/22/2022 The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time.

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

This Program does not require cost sharing or matching.

Required Registrations:
1. SAM Registration Requirement: Applicants must be registered with before submitting their application.
2. UEI Requirement. Applicants must provide a valid UEI, registered and active at / in the application
3. Requirement to Register with Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at

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

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 3

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $4,000,000
- Award Floor: $1,500,000

Term of Contract:

- Estimated Project Start Date: 02/06/2023
- Estimated Project End Date: 02/06/2026
- Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period and budget period

Contact Information:

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to:
Kinnard D. Wright

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20410
Telephone: (202) 708-1112
TTY: (202) 708-1455 Customer Support
(800) 518-GRANTS

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