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CDC Eviction Moratorium (No longer in effect)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.
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
The White House, HUD's Office of Native American Programs and Department of Treasury will host a brief presentation to explain how housing providers can assist eligible Native American families with receiving the Child Tax Credit for 2021.
When: September 14, 2021, 1:00-2:15p.m. Eastern
Child Tax Credit Resources:
- Child Tax Credit Information Flyer
- Child Tax Credit Newsletter
- Advance Child Tax Credit Fact Sheet
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Vacancy Announcement- Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, GS-14, Albuquerque NM
Open: September 3, 2021
Closes: September 17, 2021
As a Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, you will:
- Plan and supervise the technical functions and administrative duties of the AO Grants Management Specialists. Monitors and evaluates performance of AD Grants Management Division personnel.
- Supervise the technical assistance efforts to Indian tribes and TDHEs by monitoring the division's responses to questions and the development of tailored packages to address specific needs.
- Ensure consistency in the administration of applicable programs and adherence to program policies within the AO.
- Study problems relating to the AO administration of applicable programs and prepares a report on the problem areas.
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.
September 13, 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: 1207201#
Step 2: Join the consultation session on your computer. Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/840669
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
Statement from Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on the Eviction Moratorium - August 27, 2021
I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the CDC’s eviction moratorium. With this decision, the Court has put millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes—even as the Delta variant heightens their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Many of these Americans are among our most vulnerable—including senior citizens, people with chronic illnesses, young children, and families with the lowest incomes.
I pledge that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will continue to use every tool at our disposal to protect those people whose health and well-being are now in jeopardy.
We join President Biden in calling on state and local officials to distribute the Emergency Rental Assistance funds provided by our federal government with the utmost urgency—and to use all the flexibilities the law authorizes to get these funds to the people who need them. HUD will continue to work with our federal partners to empower our stakeholders with the guidance they need to access these vital resources.
We call on state and local jurisdictions to take every action they can to safeguard their most vulnerable residents. These actions should include permitting evictions for non-payment of rent only after landlords and tenants have sought Emergency Rental Assistance funds. We call on every landlord, every housing owner, and every partner that receives our support to do all they can to help protect the people of their communities.
We can help preserve the safety and security of millions of Americans if we act with urgency—and with compassion in the midst of crisis. HUD is determined to do our part. We call on others to do their part as well.
Save the Date - September 16, 2021 - Introduction to the Native American Direct Loan Product for Native American Veterans
ONAP is pleased to partner with our colleagues at Veterans Affairs to host an introduction to the Native American Direct Loan (NADL) product for Native Veterans. VA’s NADL program allows eligible Native American Veterans to buy, build, or improve a home on federal trust land. NADL can also be used to refinance an existing loan to reduce your interest rate. Learn from NADL specialists and a recipient to see if you qualify and how to apply. Join us at 2:00 p.m. EDT on September 16, 2021.
To join the conference, click: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/840628 Follow the prompts to connect audio by computer or telephone.
If you are unable to join the web conference or require a non-US phone number, click here. Access Code: 5693760#
HUD Publishes Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, HUD published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition on Grants.gov.
- HUD is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM EDT to help CoCs and applicants successfully complete the application process and to discuss the major changes in the Competition, along with HUD’s intent behind them.
Participants do not need to register in advance. It is strongly recommended that you join the webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time (2:45 PM EDT). To join the webinar, simply access the login page using this webinar link. This webinar will be capped at 1,000 attendees.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the FY21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Grant Program. It announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $35 million in competitive grants to eligible applicants such as Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Resident Associations (RAs), Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and Nonprofit Organizations supported by residents, PHAs and/or Tribes/ TDHEs.
The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program provides funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators. ROSS Service Coordinators link residents of public housing and Indian housing that is funded through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) with supportive services and activities that enable them to make progress towards economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. ROSS Service Coordinators perform many functions, including:
- Recruiting program participants
- Conducting resident needs assessments
- Making referrals to services and programming
- Providing case management and coaching
- Establishing and maintaining partnerships with local service providers
- Tracking outcomes and reporting to HUD
ROSS Service Coordinators may serve families, elderly residents/persons with disabilities, or both groups. The application deadline is September 17, 2021.
Visit Grants.gov for additional information
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.
Indian Community Development Block Grant American Rescue Plan Implementation Notice Published and Training Scheduled
HUD has published the ICDBG-ARP Implementation Notice, PIH Notice 2021-22, which provides instructions on how to apply for ICDBG-ARP funding. This Notice was developed after conducting Tribal consultation and carefully reviewing over 100 comments from Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities around the country. Thank you for your feedback and support in helping to inform this process.
The Office of Native American Programs will be hosting training sessions to review the ICDBG-ARP Implmentation Notice and the application process, as well as program requirements, applicable waivers, and the requires applications documents.
National Phase Two ICDBG-ARP Implementation Training - August 18, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.
FY 2021 Eviction Protection Grant Program
HUD’s office of Policy Development and Research published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new Eviction Protection Program. Tribes are eligible to apply for a grant. Though the program is not meant to fund rental assistance, Tribes may use grant funds for a range of eviction related activities including: Legal representation in relation to legal filings and court proceedings, eviction counseling, education, outreach, and more. Be sure to review the NOFO for a full list of eligible activities. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2021.
FY 2021 Eviction Protection Grant Program webpage: Eviction Grant Program
Eviction Protection Program NOFO:Eviction Protection
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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.
Questions? Contact the ONAP Web manager.