The LEAP Grant Program assists grantees in creating wide-ranging
programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible
privately owned housing by leveraging private sector funding. Applicants
are not required to provide a match to participate, but receive
higher points during review based on the amount of leveraged funds
dedicated to the applicant's proposal. The Notice
of Funding Availability is published online.
private sector, non-profit and for-profit organizations (provided
no fees are charged for services) are eligible to apply under this
program. The maximum amount of grant money an applicant can request
is $2 million. About 6 grants are awarded each year.
owners of eligible housing may qualify for federal assistance to
identify and control lead-based paint hazards. Check with the local
lead hazard control grant program in your area for more details.
funding opportunity will be announced on HUD's web site. Potential
applicants must register with Grants.govplease
make sure you allow ample time for the registration process. You will
download the Application Package and the Instructions. The Instructions
contain required forms that are not available as part of the application
package. All Application materials are included in the published NOFA.
Electronic submission is mandatory unless the applicant receives a
waiver of this regulatory requirement. Previous year NOFAs
are available in HUD's archives.
the applicants should know
program does not require a match but additional points are awarded
at the time of review for leveraged resources from private sector
sources. See the NOFA announcement for more details. Applicants
are highly encouraged to build partnerships with heath and housing
agencies and faith-based and community-based organizations to implement