The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of 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.
a. Single Purpose Grants. Projects funded by the ICDBG program must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR 1003.208). These are competitive grants and are the subject of this NOFA.
b. Imminent Threat Grants. You may also apply for ICDBG funds to address issues that have an immediate negative impact on public health or safety of tribal residents.
HUD is making available approximately $56,000,000 through this NOFA for Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.
Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages Program NOFA Modification:
Modifications to the original posted NOFA are contained on page 25 in red:
Subfactor 2.2.d. Microenterprise Programs (up to 12 points). A microenterprise is a business that has five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the business. The owner(s) of the microenterprise must be LMI and the majority of the jobs created or retained must be for LMI persons. For documenting persons employed by the project, you do not need to submit a demographic data statement and corresponding documentation. However, you do need to submit information that describes the nature and number of the jobs created or retained. These types of projects will be scored as follows:
(12 points) All employees are LMI.
(9 points) At least 75 percent but less than 100 percent of the employees are LMI.
(5 points) At least 51 percent but less than 75 percent of the employees are LMI.
(0 points) Less than 51 percent of the employees are LMI.
Modifications to the original posted NOFA are contained on page 29 in red:
Tribal Resources: Tribal resolution committing funds If IHBG will be used; your current Indian Housing Plan must identify and commit IHBG funds to the project by fiscal year. If you intend to use future IHBG funds for this project you must include a written statement identifying and committing such funds by fiscal year.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-23
Opportunity Title: Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages Program
Competition ID: FR-6000-N-23
CFDA No.: 14.895
OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0191
Opening Date: April 13, 2016
Deadline Date: June 14, 2016
CONTACT INFORMATION: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the Area ONAP contacts listed in section I.A.1.b of this NOFA . Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.