New Funding Opportunity: Grants for University-Nonprofit Partnerships Supporting Community-Engaged Research Designed To Address Homelessness
Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for institutions of higher education or nonprofit entities that train and support institutions of higher education in conducting research that applies community-engaged research methods to address homelessness.
HUD’s Fiscal Year 2022–2026 Strategic Plan established a framework designed to ensure that HUD “centers its focus on people, and their lived experiences, with policy and programs that are equity-focused, anti-discriminatory, and that advance housing justice, so that everyone has an affordable, healthy place to live.” This funding opportunity advances this goal by supporting community-engaged research, an approach that meaningfully engages the community that is the subject of the research, including community groups and people with lived experience. As policymakers and program operators seek new and creative approaches to addressing homelessness, there is increasing recognition that individuals with lived experience must play a more prominent role in the development of policies and programs to address homelessness. HUD expects that the research funded under this Notice of Funding Opportunity will contribute to general knowledge about homelessness, as well as the programs and interventions designed to address homelessness in communities, while elevating the perspectives and insights of people with lived experience.
Under this new funding opportunity, HUD is making available $1 million in cooperative agreement funding. In addition to expanding the knowledge base on homelessness, HUD is seeking applicants who can build and expand partnerships between nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education to grow capacity for community-engaged research methods or research related to homelessness through partnerships with people and community groups with lived experience.
The full text of the funding announcement can be found here, and applications are due by July 13, 2023.
We look forward to announcing the grantee(s) in the fall and updating the research community on this important work in the coming years.