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HUD's New Research NOFAs for 2020

Image of Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has recently announced Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for three new research projects. Eligible applicants should visit the links below for more information and to submit a proposal.

  • Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies: HUD is interested in developing and deploying knowledge that provides the homebuilding industry with new and innovative construction products or practices that may lead to more affordable, energy-efficient, resilient, and healthier housing while also reducing construction costs. HUD seeks applications for cooperative agreements for precompetitive research in homebuilding innovations. Under this announcement, precompetitive research is an effort in its early stages, during which competitors are collaborating. Specifically, applicants are encouraged to focus on aspects of residential construction related to factory-built housing and components and/or resilience. Click here to register and submit an application. The deadline to submit a proposal/application to HUD is June 29, 2020.

  • Estimating the Prevalence and Probability of Homeless Youth: HUD seeks research proposals for estimating the prevalence of homeless youth using existing sources of administrative data such as child welfare agencies, juvenile justice and correctional systems, schools, and hospitals. Up to $2 million will be awarded, with a minimum funding of $400,000. We encourage you to apply or spread the word about this opportunity throughout your networks, including your organization's email lists or newsletters. Click here to register and submit an application. The deadline to submit a proposal/application to HUD is July 1, 2020.

  • Impact of RAD on Children in HUD Assisted Households: The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) is a program designed to preserve the affordability of federally assisted properties and improve their physical and financial condition. The objective of this cooperative agreement is to support research project(s) that will produce policy-relevant evidence on the implementation of the RAD program and its effect on children’s well-being. A range of research questions and research design approaches will be considered within the parameters outlined in the NOFA. Applicants are encouraged to draw on their knowledge and expertise to propose specific research projects that further HUD’s goal of producing policy-relevant knowledge about the effect of RAD on children. The NOFA includes the list of public housing agencies that have RAD properties with households that include children, to ensure that applicants focus their research in relevant sites. PD&R anticipates making up to two awards for a maximum total funding of $750,000. We encourage you to apply or spread the word about this opportunity throughout your networks, such as your organization's email lists or newsletters. Click here to register and submit an application. The deadline to submit a proposal/application to HUD is July 30, 2020.

Eligible applicants are public or private nonprofit organizations or intermediaries, including institutions of higher education and areawide planning organizations; for-profit organizations; states, units of general local government, or Indian tribes; public housing agencies; and small businesses. Applicants must meet the specific requirements and qualifications specified in the NOFA, including expertise in housing and service programs for low-income persons in general, the specific HUD programs and activities to be studied, and the specific research methods needed to undertake the study.

 
 


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