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Grants to USA Tribes and Housing Entities to Promote Affordable Housing in Indian Communities

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Assistance Listing Number: 14.867

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FAIN (FR) Number: FR-6600-N-48

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Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) - Competitive Grant Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Public and Indian Housing


Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #198271

Grant Description

Grants to USA Indian Tribes and housing entities to promote affordable and safe housing on Indian reservations and other Indian areas. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take four weeks or more to complete. Funding is primarily intended to benefit low-income Indian families. Priority will be given to projects that spur construction and rehabilitation while considering need and administrative capacity.

The IHBG program is authorized under Title I of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended, (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA). Under the program, eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) receive grants to carry out a range of affordable housing activities. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas and carry out other affordable housing activities.

HUD strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families and help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. Additionally, HUD encourages housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions. HUD also encourages the acquisition of existing housing units that increases housing stock and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects that will enable future construction or rehabilitation.

While HUD will give funding priority for new construction projects, rehabilitation projects, acquisition of existing housing units that increase housing stock, and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects, applicants may also apply for funding to carry out other eligible activities under NAHASDA.

Finally, Indian tribes and TDHEs that are applying for funding under this NOFO are encouraged to propose projects that are part of a comprehensive plan to address housing conditions in their communities, including overcrowding and physically deteriorating units, as appropriate. Applicants should also engage in long-term planning and ensure that the project being proposed is part of a holistic plan that considers planned future infrastructure development, economic development opportunities, and more.

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Eligibility:

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following are eligible: Indian Tribes (as defined under section 4(13) of NAHASDA) and; Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) (as defined under 4(22) of NAHASDA) who have ever been allocated formula funding.

Applications submitted by a TDHE on behalf of an Indian tribe(s) must include a tribal certification(s) or resolution(s) on official letterhead authorizing the TDHE to apply on behalf of the tribe(s). HUD will accept existing Indian Housing Plan (IHP) certifications that state that the tribe has delegated to the TDHE the authority to submit an IHP or application on behalf of the tribe without prior review by the tribe. The certification(s) or resolution(s) must be submitted with the application. See Section IV.B.2.l. An Indian tribe that authorizes a TDHE to apply on its behalf may not also submit its own application for funding. Such application will not be evaluated.

Subawards: Eligible applicants may subaward to other entities under this NOFO. In this instance, HUD will assess the entity listed on the SF-424 throughout this competition.

Alaska Tribes Only: Pursuant to Section 211 of the General Provisions in the 2021 Appropriations Act, only Native Alaskan Indian Housing Block Grant recipients that received IHBG grants in Fiscal Year 2005 are eligible to apply directly for funding under this NOFO. Native Alaskan tribes that are required to designate a Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) in Alaska for their IHBG formula program may not apply directly for funding under this competition. Native Alaskan tribes that choose to but are not required to designate a TDHE in Alaska for its IHBG formula program may apply for IHBG competitive funds directly. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

HUD does not award grants to individuals. HUD will not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time on 01/24/2023.

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.

Cost sharing, mandatory matching or leveraging is not required under this grant, but applicants are encouraged to leverage other Federal (including IHBG formula funds) and non-Federal sources.

Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at grants.gov and be approved by the E-Biz POC in SAM to submit applications for the organization. Registration for SAM and grants.gov 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 grants.gov. Complete registration instructions and guidance are provided on grants.gov..

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342745

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$129,248,141

Number of Grants:

HUD expects to make approximately 25 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Award Amount: $500,000 Per Project Period
Maximum Award Amount: $7,500,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract:

The period of performance for projects considered under this NOFO cannot exceed 5 years.

Estimated Project Start Date: 04/13/2023
Estimated Project End Date: 04/12/2028

Length of Project Periods: 60-month project period and budget period

Contact Information:

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to IHBGCompetitiveProgram@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

Grants.gov provides customer support information on its website at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html . Applicants having difficulty accessing the application and instructions or having technical problems can receive customer support from Grants.gov by calling (800) 518-GRANTS (this is a toll-free number) or by sending an email to support@grants.gov. The customer support center is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week, except Federal holidays. The phone number above may also be reached by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have speech disabilities, through the Federal Relay Service’s teletype service at 800-877-8339.

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