Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced today at the White House the availability of nearly $1 billion in U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) grants to expand broadband access and adoption on Tribal land. Continue reading.
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What's New on ONAP's COVID-19 Recovery Programs
Visit ONAP's COVID-19 Recovery Programs webpage to view Waivers, Program Notices and Guidance and Training Materials related to IHBG-CARES, ICDBG-CARES, IHBG-ARP and ICDBG-ARP.
CDC Eviction Moratorium (No longer in effect)
If you or a family member are in need of rental assistance, please visit the U.S. Department of Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance webpage located here to apply for assistance in your area.
Take Action Now to Avoid Eviction:
The Office of Native American Programs is working tirelessly to support all of our Tribal housing partners as we deal with the impact of COVID-19 as a Nation. The safety and security of Native American families, Tribal housing staff, and all in Indian Country is our top priority. For more information and resources related to COVID-19, please visit: www.hud.gov/coronavirus
Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Newly Published Resources
Dear Lender Letter 2021-08- This Dear Lender Letter (DLL) informs Lenders and other stakeholders of the start of HUD’s Fiscal Year 2021 financial closeout for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan (Section 184), the Section 184A Native Hawaiian Home Loan (Section 184A) and the Title VI Loan Guarantee (Title VI) programs.
Dear Lender Letter 2021-07- Extension of Foreclosure-Related Eviction Moratorium and Expiration of the Foreclosure Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency.
The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform Lenders of the extension of the foreclosure-related eviction moratorium for an additional period through September 30, 2021, and to remind them of the expiration of the foreclosure moratorium.
HUD Awards $4.4 Million to 28 Tribes to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). This includes $1.0 million in expansion grants that will help house approximately 95 additional Veterans. The expansion grants were awarded to three existing Tribal HUD-VASH grant recipients and two new Tribal HUD-VASH grant recipients, Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority and Fort Hall Housing Authority.
The Tribal HUD-VASH program provides housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness by combining rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA.
Vacancy Announcement- Supervisory Native American Program Specialist, GS-15, Washington, DC
Open: September 9, 2021
Closes: September 23, 2021
As a Supervisory Native American Program Specialist, you will:
- Supervise, monitor and evaluate subordinate positions; hear and resolve group grievances; review and approve disciplinary actions; facilitate planning, coordination and scheduling; manage work assignments, equipment resources, staff training and travel needs; and ensure that the agency's administrative procedures meet HUD requirements.
- Manage headquarters' personnel actions, including writing position descriptions, crediting plans; implementing the EPPES process; preparing paperwork for awards and any other personnel matters as needed.
- Initiate new administrative methods and procedures for requesting supplies, services, and various other forms of administrative and logistical support drawing on experience and analysis of office needs and problems, and existing Federal and Departmental policy in order to supplement standing operating procedures.
- Work closely with the PIH Administrative Services and Management Division to ensure that ONAP plans conform to the overall Federal and departmental policies and procedures.
Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Training Webinars for the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program and Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Program Notices of Funding Opportunities
The Office of Native American Programs will host training webinars for the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program and Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Program Notices of Funding Opportunities.
Last week, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued a statement calling on state and local jurisdictions to take every action they can to safeguard their most vulnerable residents – and calling on every landlord, every housing owner, and every partner that receives HUD’s support to do all they can to help protect vulnerable renters in their communities. View DTL Letter
Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Tribal Consultation on the Implementation Plan to Develop a Coordinated Environmental Review Process
On May 27, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Dear Tribal Leader letter announcing a consultation session, on June 21, 2021, to solicit input on the Implementation Plan to develop a coordinated environmental review process. As of August 25, 2021, HUD has received no verbal or written comments. To promote engagement, HUD is holding two additional consultation sessions and extending the timeframe for Tribes to submit written comments.
HUD is interested in your thoughts on the proposed action items in the Implementation Plan, as well as any ideas you have to address the Final Report recommendations and inefficiencies in the environmental review process. Comments, which must be received by October 22, 2021, at 11:59:59 EDT, can be sent via email to Codetalk@hud.gov. Comments and input will be considered before the Implementation Plan is finalized. The consultation sessions will be held on September 13, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT and October 7, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT. The call-in details are below and will also be posted on CodeTalk.
October 7, 2021, details here:
Step 1: Dial into the consultation session (you may join 10 minutes early) Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694 Access Code: 7151573#
Step 2: Join the consultation session on your computer. Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/840670
HUD Publishes Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the FY21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program. It announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $95 million in competitive grants to eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). This program provides competitive grant funding to Tribes and TDHEs to carry out affordable housing activities for the benefit of low-income Native American families. In accordance with the FY21 Consolidated Appropriations Act, HUD will prioritize grant applications that spur housing construction and rehabilitation.
In addition to the IHBG Competitive Grant, the HUD Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) has several funding opportunities open at this time. HUD recognizes the many challenges faced by Tribes and TDHEs during the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency. Therefore, HUD is providing a longer application period for the IHBG Competitive Grant to allow applicants additional time to develop and submit applications, as well as coordinate and maximize funding opportunities. Therefore, applicants will have until 11:59:59 PM EST on December 1, 2021, to submit applications.
Visit Grants.gov for additional information
HUD Publishes FY21 ICDBG Notice of Funding Opportunity - Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the FY 21 ICDBG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), which provides instructions on how to apply for ICDBG funding. The NOFO announces the availability of approximately $76 million to develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate-incomes. The application deadline is October 25, 2021.
The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) will host training sessions to review the ICDBG NOFO and the application process, as well as program requirements and any applicable waivers. Training dates and details are forthcoming. Please note that this is the regular ICDBG competitive grant and not to be confused with the ICDBG-ARP grant that was recently announced.
Visit Grants.gov for additional information.
Department of Commerce’s NTIA Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to Expand Broadband on Tribal Land
I am writing to provide important information on your Tribe’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula allocation estimate for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is regulatorily required to provide this information annually to all IHBG eligible Indian Tribes and their Tribally designated housing entities (TDHE). In the past, HUD would mail this information. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD is posting the following information on-line at: https://ihbgformula.com/fy2022/
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FY 2022 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Allocation Estimates
The purpose of this Dear Tribal Leader letter is to inform Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) of their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula allocation estimate for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and to transmit the forms required for correcting the FY 2022 IHBG formula data and the FY 2023 IHBG Needs data. In the past, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would mail this information. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD is posting the following information on-line at: https://ihbgformula.com/fy2022/:
- FY 2022 Formula Response Form (FRF) including the FY 2022 FRF Appendices A through D and the FY 2023 IHBG Needs Data (Attachment A).
- Calendar of Critical Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions.
- FY 2022 Correction/Challenge Log showing changes to the IHBG database between February 19, 2021, and May 11, 2021.
Tribes/TDHEs must review their data on the FY 2022 Formula Response Form and report any changes no later than August 1, 2021, to the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center. Census Challenges for the FY 2023 IHBG Needs data must be submitted no later than March 30, 2022, for consideration for the FY 2023 IHBG formula allocation estimates.
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