My non-profit organization receives grants to arrange for renovations in older housing, such as weatherization projects or general modernization. Typically, these grants come with eligibility conditions for properties and/or property owners and tenants, but specific properties or projects are not identified. My organization is responsible for locating eligible properties and recipients and hiring firms to perform the eligible renovations. Must my non-profit organization become an RRP-certified firm?
No, as long as your organization does not perform covered renovations using its own employees or offers to renovate the properties of specifically-identified third parties in exchange for a grant, your organization does not need to become an RRP-certified firm. You should make sure that any firms you hire are certified renovation firms.