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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits and IHEs to Provide Support to IHEs Conducting Research Regarding Homelessness

HUDRD Grants for University-Nonprofit Partnerships Supporting Community-Engaged Research Designed to Address Homelessness


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Policy Development and Research
CFDA Number: 14.536
Funding or PIN Number: FR-6700-N-29K
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Important Dates
Deadline: 07/13/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations and IHEs to provide support to IHEs conducting research regarding homelessness. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take four weeks or more to complete. Funding is intended for projects to train and support institutions of higher education to conduct research applying community-engaged research methods to address homelessness.

Community-engaged research is an approach that meaningfully engages the community that is the subject of the research, including community groups and people with lived experience. The research funded under this NOFO will contribute to general knowledge on the topic of 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. In addition, this NOFO is designed to build and expand capacity for community-engaged research methods at institutions of higher education or nonprofit entities and strengthen partnerships between local nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. Submitted research proposals must describe how the knowledge generated under the proposed project will contribute to understanding the effectiveness of Federal, state, and/or local policies and programs designed to address homelessness and must demonstrate how the proposed project will build and expand partnerships between nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education to better address homelessness.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for community-engaged research projects designed to inform critical policy and programmatic issues related to homelessness. Proposals may seek to evaluate specific programs or interventions that prevent or resolve homelessness, analyze community-wide planning and service coordination efforts, explore federal, state and/or local policies related to addressing homelessness, assess strategies being deployed in a particular community or set of communities to prevent or reduce homelessness, or focus on particular subgroups of people experiencing homelessness and any unique housing or service needs that might be relevant for these subgroups.

Below are four potential areas of exploration for applicants to consider either because these topics flow from new federal resources recently made available to communities to address priority issues or because they are research questions included in HUD’s Learning Agenda for Fiscal Years 2022-2026:

  1. Research on unsheltered homelessness, including encampment resolution strategies.
  2. Addressing the needs of homeless persons who are survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
  3. The state of emergency shelter.
  4. Impact of new housing and homelessness resources made available under the American Rescue Plan.

For further information on the above research areas, see

Eligible Activities:

Program-Specific Requirements:


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
- 06 (Public and State controlled institutions of higher education)
- 12 (Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education)
- 20 (Private institutions of higher education)
- Hispanic-serving Institution
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
- Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at 24 CFR 5.109.

Threshold Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on 07/13/2023.

HUD strongly recommends you submit your applications at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

Applications must be submitted via

An applicant demonstrating good cause may request a waiver from the requirement for electronic submission, for example, a lack of available Internet access in the geographic area in which your business offices are located. If you cannot submit your application electronically, you must ask in writing for a waiver of the electronic grant submission requirements. HUD will not grant a waiver if the Applicant fails to submit to HUD in writing or via email a request for a waiver at least 15 calendar days before the application deadline. If HUD grants a waiver, a paper application must be received before the deadline for this NOFO. To request a waiver, you must contact Katina Jordan.

Application requirements:
- Applicants must be registered with before submitting their application.
- Applicants must provide a valid UEI, registered and active at / in the application.
- Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at and be approved by the E-Biz POC in SAM to submit applications for the organization. Registration for SAM and is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot apply through

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
HUD expects to make approximately 3 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Estimated Size of Grant
- Minimum Award Amount: $200,000 Per Project Period
- Maximum Award Amount: $1,000,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract
- Estimated Project Start Date: 10/02/2023
- Estimated Project End Date: 10/02/2026
- Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period and budget period

Contact Information
Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to:
Katina Jordan

For technical support, contact: Customer Support
(800) 518-GRANTS

To request approval for paper applications, contact:
Katina Jordan
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410

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