Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 Research Partnerships Program, 72095-72096 [2013-28786]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Notices Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Purpose of the Board The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (NFA) and advise the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States Fire Administrator, of the operation of the NFA and any improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board examines NFA programs to determine whether these programs further the basic missions that are approved by the Administrator of FEMA, examines the physical plant of the NFA to determine the adequacy of the NFA’s facilities, and examines the funding levels for NFA programs. The Board submits an annual report through the United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA, in writing. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation of the NFA. Agenda On the first day of the meeting, the Board will swear in new members, select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for Fiscal Year 2014, and review and approve the minutes of the May 15, 2013, teleconference meeting. The Board will then review and give feedback on NFA program activities, including: NFA Online, the NFA’s webbased learning platform for distance learning courses; NFA’s mediated course deliveries, which provide NFA training through an instructor facilitated web-based learning environment; NFA’s course material download for the Regions and States, which enables direct access to NFA course materials through a web-based interface; NFA’s Bring-Your-Own-Device initiative, which allows students to download the student manual to their own personal electronic devices and eliminates the use of paper-based student materials; the American Council on Education’s report on its academic review of Academy classes and courses; NFA’s curriculum for emergency medical services; NFA’s curriculum Enterprise Shared Workspace, a database system developed to capture and track course development and revision activities; and Company Officer Development, a proposal for an on- and off-campus company officer development program modeled after the current Executive Fire Officer Program. The Board will also review and give feedback on NFA’s status of course development at the end of FY 2013; NFA’s curriculum VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:41 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 development plan for the FY 2014 curriculum; and NFA’s Smart Practices/ Lessons Learned Report to Congress, which provides Congress with a snapshot of the lessons learned and best practices that have been incorporated into the NFA’s curriculum and program areas. The Board will discuss the Professional Development Subcommittee activities, including the Professional Development Symposium that will bring national training and education audiences together for their annual conference and support initiatives, the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)/ Professional Development Subcommittee restructuring, and the FESHE Recognition Update that will include a list of the colleges and universities that have been approved and that have adopted the FESHE curriculum. The Board will receive updates on U.S. Fire Administration data, research, and response support initiatives, and discuss deferred maintenance and capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus and FY 2014 Budget Request/ Budget Planning. On the second day, the Board will engage in an annual report working session. Dated: November 22, 2013 Denis G. Onieal, Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–28779 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5629–FA–01] Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 Research Partnerships Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for the Fiscal Year (FYs) 2012–2013 Authority to Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals. The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72095 amount of the awards to address one of the following research priorities: (1) HUD demonstrations; (2) using housing as a platform for improving quality of life; (3) the American Housing Survey data; or (4) housing technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madlyn Wohlman-Rodriguez, Office of University Partnerships, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 8226, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone (202) 402–5939. To provide service for persons who are hearing- or speech-impaired, this number may be reached via TTY by dialing the Federal Information Relay Service on (800) 877– 8339 or (202) 708–1455. (Telephone numbers, other than ‘‘800’’ TTY numbers, are not toll free). The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriation Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112– 55, approved November 18, 2011, and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Pub. L. 113–6 enacted March 26, 2013, (The 2012 Appropriations Act) authorizes the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to enter into non-competitive cooperative agreements for projects that are aligned with PD&R’s research priorities and where HUD can gain value by having substantial involvement in the research activity. The Office of University Partnerships under the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) administers this program. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.506. On Friday, April 13, 2012, a Notice of Authority to Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals was published in the Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 72. The Department reviews and evaluates the proposals based on the criteria in the Federal Register. As a result, HUD has funded the applications announced below, and in accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, U.S.C. 3545). More information about the winners can be found at www.huduser.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 72096 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Notices Dated: November 21, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Development and Research. List of Awardees For Research Partnerships Under the Fiscal Year (Fy) 2012–2013 Authority To Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals for Funding by Name of Institution or Funded Agency, Address and Grant Amount Region I 1. Middlebury College, ‘‘High Cost of Lending in Rural America and the Great Recession.’’ Dr. Peter Nelson, Principal Investigator, 38 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. Grant Award: $21,519. 2. Boston Medical Center, ‘‘Bringing Life Course Home: Improving Health Through Housing Stability and Support.’’ Dr. Emily Feinberg, Principal Investigator, 1 Boston Medical Place, Boston, MA 02118. Grant Award: $222,904. Region II 3. Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, ‘‘Jobs-Plus Cost Study.’’ Kate Dempsey, Recipient Project Manager, 253 Broadway 8th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Grant Award: $343,100. 4. MDRC, ‘‘Re-Thinking How to Increase Work and Self-Sufficiency Among Recipients of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.’’ Dr. James Riccio, Principal Investigator, 16 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. Grant Award: $100,000. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Region III 5. Urban Institute, ‘‘Mining MTO: Housing Assistance Leavers and Vulnerable Female Youth.’’ Robin Smith, Principal Investigator, 2100 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Grant Award: $25,000. 6. Urban Institute, ‘‘The Housing Opportunity and Service Together (HOST) Demonstration.’’ Elsa Falkenburger, Principal Investigator, 2100 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Grant Award: $100,000. 7. University of Maryland—College Park, ‘‘The Impact of Children’s Housing on the Long-Term Economic Outlook.’’ Dr. John Haitiwanger, Principal Investigator, 3112 Lee Building, College Park, MD 20742. Grant Award: $246,197. 8. John Hopkins University/ Bloomberg School of Public Health, ‘‘The Effects of Housing on Young Children.’’ Dr. Sandra Newman, Principal Investigator, 615 North Wolfe Street, W1600, Baltimore, MD 21205. Grant Award: $2,000,000. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:41 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 9. John Hopkins University/Harvard University, ‘‘Brokering the Geography of Opportunity: How Landlords Affect Access to Housing and Neighborhood Quality Among HUD Assisted Renters.’’ Dr. Stephanie DeLuca, Principal Investigator, Wyman Park Center Suite N600, Baltimore, MD 21218. Grant Award: $401,104. Region IV PORTIONS TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: D Approval of the Minutes of June 24, 2013, Meeting of the Board of Directors D Management Report D Advisory Council Report D Donor Engagement CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel, (202) 683–7118 10. University of Florida, Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, ‘‘Using Parcel and Household Data to Evaluate the Low-Income Housing Choice Voucher Programs: Accessibility, Opportunity and Tenant Choice.’’ Dr. Anne Ray, Principal Investigator, 219 Ginter Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611. Grant Award: $170,000. Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel. Region V [MMAA104000] 11. Ohio State University, ‘‘Aging in Place: Managing the Use of Reverse Mortgages to Enable Housing Stability.’’ Dr. Stephanie Moulton, Principal Investigator, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Grant Award: $555,004. Environmental Documents Prepared for Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region Region IX 12. RAND Corporation, ‘‘Evaluation of the Chicago Regional Housing Choice Initiative.’’ Heather Schwartz, Principal Investigator, 650 Poydras Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130. Grant Award: $10,000. Region X 13. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, ‘‘Relationship Between Receipt of Housing Assistance and Social and Health Outcomes.’’ Dr. Martha Galvez, Principal Investigator, 1115 Washington Street SE., Olympia, WA 98504. Grant Award: $16,000. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5629-FA-01]


Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 Research 
Partnerships Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989, this document 
notifies the public of funding awards for the Fiscal Year (FYs) 2012-
2013 Authority to Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals. The purpose of 
this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award 
winners and the amount of the awards to address one of the following 
research priorities: (1) HUD demonstrations; (2) using housing as a 
platform for improving quality of life; (3) the American Housing Survey 
data; or (4) housing technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madlyn Wohlman-Rodriguez, Office of 
University Partnerships, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, Room 8226, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, 
Telephone (202) 402-5939. To provide service for persons who are 
hearing- or speech-impaired, this number may be reached via TTY by 
dialing the Federal Information Relay Service on (800) 877-8339 or 
(202) 708-1455. (Telephone numbers, other than ``800'' TTY numbers, are 
not toll free).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriation Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-55, approved November 18, 2011, 
and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 
Pub. L. 113-6 enacted March 26, 2013, (The 2012 Appropriations Act) 
authorizes the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to 
enter into non-competitive cooperative agreements for projects that are 
aligned with PD&R's research priorities and where HUD can gain value by 
having substantial involvement in the research activity.
    The Office of University Partnerships under the Assistant Secretary 
for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) administers this program.
    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program 
is 14.506.
    On Friday, April 13, 2012, a Notice of Authority to Accept 
Unsolicited Research Proposals was published in the Federal Register 
Vol. 77, No. 72. The Department reviews and evaluates the proposals 
based on the criteria in the Federal Register. As a result, HUD has 
funded the applications announced below, and in accordance with Section 
102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform 
Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, U.S.C. 3545). More information about the 
winners can be found at www.huduser.org.


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    Dated: November 21, 2013.
Jean Lin Pao,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Development and 
Research.

List of Awardees For Research Partnerships Under the Fiscal Year (Fy) 
2012-2013 Authority To Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals for 
Funding by Name of Institution or Funded Agency, Address and Grant 
Amount

Region I

    1. Middlebury College, ``High Cost of Lending in Rural America and 
the Great Recession.'' Dr. Peter Nelson, Principal Investigator, 38 
College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. Grant Award: $21,519.
    2. Boston Medical Center, ``Bringing Life Course Home: Improving 
Health Through Housing Stability and Support.'' Dr. Emily Feinberg, 
Principal Investigator, 1 Boston Medical Place, Boston, MA 02118. Grant 
Award: $222,904.

Region II

    3. Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, ``Jobs-Plus Cost Study.'' Kate 
Dempsey, Recipient Project Manager, 253 Broadway 8th Floor, New York, 
NY 10007. Grant Award: $343,100.
    4. MDRC, ``Re-Thinking How to Increase Work and Self-Sufficiency 
Among Recipients of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.'' Dr. James 
Riccio, Principal Investigator, 16 East 34th Street, New York, NY 
10016. Grant Award: $100,000.

Region III

    5. Urban Institute, ``Mining MTO: Housing Assistance Leavers and 
Vulnerable Female Youth.'' Robin Smith, Principal Investigator, 2100 M 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Grant Award: $25,000.
    6. Urban Institute, ``The Housing Opportunity and Service Together 
(HOST) Demonstration.'' Elsa Falkenburger, Principal Investigator, 2100 
M Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Grant Award: $100,000.
    7. University of Maryland--College Park, ``The Impact of Children's 
Housing on the Long-Term Economic Outlook.'' Dr. John Haitiwanger, 
Principal Investigator, 3112 Lee Building, College Park, MD 20742. 
Grant Award: $246,197.
    8. John Hopkins University/Bloomberg School of Public Health, ``The 
Effects of Housing on Young Children.'' Dr. Sandra Newman, Principal 
Investigator, 615 North Wolfe Street, W1600, Baltimore, MD 21205. Grant 
Award: $2,000,000.
    9. John Hopkins University/Harvard University, ``Brokering the 
Geography of Opportunity: How Landlords Affect Access to Housing and 
Neighborhood Quality Among HUD Assisted Renters.'' Dr. Stephanie 
DeLuca, Principal Investigator, Wyman Park Center Suite N600, 
Baltimore, MD 21218. Grant Award: $401,104.

Region IV

    10. University of Florida, Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, 
``Using Parcel and Household Data to Evaluate the Low-Income Housing 
Choice Voucher Programs: Accessibility, Opportunity and Tenant 
Choice.'' Dr. Anne Ray, Principal Investigator, 219 Ginter Hall, 
Gainesville, FL 32611. Grant Award: $170,000.

Region V

    11. Ohio State University, ``Aging in Place: Managing the Use of 
Reverse Mortgages to Enable Housing Stability.'' Dr. Stephanie Moulton, 
Principal Investigator, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Grant 
Award: $555,004.

Region IX

    12. RAND Corporation, ``Evaluation of the Chicago Regional Housing 
Choice Initiative.'' Heather Schwartz, Principal Investigator, 650 
Poydras Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130. Grant Award: $10,000.

Region X

    13. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, 
``Relationship Between Receipt of Housing Assistance and Social and 
Health Outcomes.'' Dr. Martha Galvez, Principal Investigator, 1115 
Washington Street SE., Olympia, WA 98504. Grant Award: $16,000.

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