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14.506 General Research and Technology Activity
OFFICE OF POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Housing Act of 1970, Title V, as amended.
To carry out research, demonstration and program evaluation and monitoring projects of high priority and pre-selected by the Department to improve the operations of the Department's programs.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
A limited number of grants are awarded to offerors of unsolicited solicited research proposals that meet the needs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Research relating to: national housing needs; low income housing and housing assistance; effects of welfare reform on assisted housing; the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) activities to develop new technologies; public finance and urban economic development; research in support of Government-Sponsored Enterprises activities; international activities; and evaluation and monitoring of existing and new housing and community development programs are areas of interest. Grants and cooperative agreements are available to State and local governments, industry, nonprofit and academic institutions. UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS: Unsolicited proposals are reviewed in accordance with this program's "Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals," but because there are no undesignated funds, relatively few can be funded, and only by displacing an already planned project. Cost-sharing is required. In general, funds are not available for: (1) research of primarily local nature and benefits, (2) institutional support, operating funds, IT projects, and (3) development of marketable products.
Applicant Eligibility: State and local governments, academic institutions, public and/or private profit and nonprofit organizations which have authority and capacity to carry out projects.
Pre-application Coordination: Contact the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research for unsolicited proposals. Contact the Office of Procurement and Contracts for information related to competitive solicitations. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Agreements may be either cost reimbursable or fixed price in nature. Unsolicited proposals resulting in an award are required to be cost shared.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: As specified in agreements.
Account Identification: 86-0108-0-1-451.
There were 19 grants awarded in fiscal year 2001. Research and demonstration programs are underway in the following major areas: low-income housing; public housing; the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) activities to develop new technologies; Government-Sponsored Enterprises' activities; fair housing practices; community and urban economic development; and international activities. Additionally, there are program evaluation and monitoring projects underway.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Guidelines for Submitting Unsolicited Proposals.
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: