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May 24, 2005

PATH Announces Funds for Cooperative Research

Grants to further research in innovative housing technologies

The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) is pleased to announce the allocation of $3 million for research in housing technologies that supports PATH's goals. HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is accepting preliminary applications until July 22, 2005 for grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million. Proposals funded from this program are required to have at least a 25 percent match of total project costs. For-profit, not-for-profit and non-profit housing industry or industry related organizations can apply for grants.

HUD is offering the grants for projects that encourage developing and adopting innovative housing technologies in line with PATH's mission. PATH seeks to improve the quality and affordability of new and existing homes through the use of innovative technologies. Key PATH issues include affordability, disaster resistance, durability, energy efficiency, environmental performance, labor safety, occupant health, and quality.

HUD's objective in issuing this notice of public interest is to spur the advancement of new technology that can serve as models for the building industry and to eliminate their barriers to acceptance. Priorities for funding include the following:

  • Cooperative information gathering and dissemination to improve the quality of and access to advanced technological information for the U.S. residential construction industry (highest priority).
  • Innovative programs to reduce institutional barriers to innovation (highest priority).
  • Critical research and development that specifically addresses PATH's roadmaps (highest priority).
  • Research and development that addresses the subjects of the roadmaps but not specific activities included in the roadmaps (high priority).
  • All other research and development that supports PATH objectives (lower priority).

For more information, read the full notice of public interest, soliciting applications for PATH cooperative research in housing technologies.

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