HUD's competitive funding Notice of Funding Availability (NOFAs) contain the requirement that an applicant must provide a copy of their Code of Conduct prior to entering into an agreement with HUD. Failure to provide a copy of an organization's Code of Conduct will prohibit applicants from receiving HUD funding.
The Code of Conduct:
- Must prohibit the solicitation and acceptance of gifts or gratuities by officers, employees, and agents for their personal benefit in excess of minimal value;
- Outline administrative and disciplinary actions available to remedy violations of such standards,
- Describe the method to be used to ensure that all officers, employees and agents of the organization are aware of the Code of Conduct, and
- Must be written on company letterhead that provides a mailing address, authorized official name, and telephone number.
To reduce the paperwork burden on applicants and HUD staff, starting in FY 2005, HUD will provide a look-up listing of all Code of Conducts that were submitted with the FY 2004 NOFA applications. Applicants/grantees who have a Code of Conduct posted at this website will not have to submit one with their FY 2005 grant application, unless the name of the organization or authorized official has changed.
To find if your organization has a Code of Conduct on file, click below on the state in which your organization is located.