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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

ONAP Documents Available at: www.hud.gov/coronavirus

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) (May 11, 2020)
  • Dear Tribal Leader: Publication of IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice (April 22, 2020)
  • IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice (April 22, 2020)
  • IHBG CARES Program Guidance (April 22, 2020)
  • IHBG CARES Formula Allocation by Region (April 2020)
  • IHBG Cares IHP Form (must check the IHBG CARES box for abbreviated version) (April 22, 2020)
  • COVID-19 FAQs for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) (April 20, 2020)
  • Dear Tribal Leader Letter: Input Requested on ICDBG-CARES Act Grant Ceilings (April 15, 2020)
  • Dear Tribal Leader Letter: COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waiver Authority (April 14, 2020)
  • COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for IHBG and ICDBG programs (Page 31) (April 10, 2020)
  • IHBG CARES Formula Allocation Dear Tribal Leader Cover Letter (April 3, 2020)
  • HUD CARES Act Native American Programs Funding Press Release (April 3, 2020)
  • Dear Tribal Leader Letter: ONAP Status and Recommendation of Temporary Moratorium on all Evictions and Foreclosures under ONAP Grant Programs (March 25, 2020)​
  • HUD Guidance on Eligible Uses for Community Development Block Grant Funds to Support COVID-19 Responses (March 16, 2020)

NEW! FY2019/2020 ICDBG- Notice of Area Allocations for FY2020 (May 21, 2020)

This Notice announces Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Area Allocations and other funding related information under the FY 2019/2020 ICDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).  The FY 2019/2020 ICDBG NOFA published on November 19, 2019, only announced AONAP FY 2019 allocations because the FY 2020 Appropriations Act was not enacted at the time the NOFA was published. This Notice also informs recipients that their implementation plans must show that the expenditure of both FY 2019 and FY 2020 funds will occur prior April 20, 2026, and that no extensions will be granted beyond that date.

This Notice also clarifies the applicability of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act waivers and alternative requirements.  Applicants that are awarded an ICDBG grant under the FY 2019/20 NOFA may benefit from these flexibilities when such funds are spent on activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, after an amendment request to HUD is approved.

NEW! Dear Lender Letter 2020-06- Clarification of Eviction Moratorium and Loss Mitigation Options (May 20, 2020)

The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform lenders of the special loss mitigation options available to Section 184 and Section 184A borrowers under Section 4022 of the CARES Act, and the 120-day eviction moratorium that is currently in place pursuant to Section 4024 of the Act.  This DLL also extends the foreclosure moratorium initially provided under the CARES Act until June 30, 2020 and extends loans processing flexibilities related to appraisals, verification of employment and IRS transcripts.  Furthermore, this DLL supersedes PIH Notice 2015-15, Section 184 Indian Loan Guarantee Program Disaster Policy, for borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) National Emergency.

NEW! Dear Tribal Leader Letter- ICDBG-CARES Implementation Training

To participate in the ICDBG-CARES training webinar, please do the following:

For training on May 20, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. EDT:
Step 1: Click here to access the calendar invitation.
Step 2: Dial in using 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Access Code: 0528223##
Step 3: Join the conference on your computer at: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/827067

For training on May 21, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT:
Step 1: Click here to access the calendar invitation.
Step 2: Dial in using 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Access Code: 0323955##
Step 3: Join the conference on your computer at: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/827068

NEW! Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Training (May 18, 2020)

Visit ONAP's Indian Housing Bock Grant Competitive page to view recorded training for FY2018/2019 IHBG Competitive program.  Training will cover:

  • Welcome – Getting Started
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Environmental Review
  • Leveraged Resources
  • HUD Monitoring Review
  • Grant Reporting
  • Closeout Presentation

Virtual Training- Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report

During this 2-day virtual training, participants will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully complete the combined, automated IHP/APR form. The trainer will provide a walk-through of EPIC, the system for submitting the IHP/APR. Participants will also receive guidance on the development, planning, and reporting processes and requirements. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training.

When: June 2-3, 2020
Time: 9:00AM- 4:00PM PDT
How: Virtual Online Training

This training is FREE, but you must Register Here to attend.

Notice PIH-2020-10Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Renewal Grant Applications (May 13, 2020)

This Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Notice announces renewal requirements and procedural guidance for existing recipients of the program. Pursuant to the authority provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, P.L. 115-141 and Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 P. L. 116-6 (“Appropriations Acts”), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will renew rental assistance and associated administrative fees to all eligible Tribal HUD-VASH recipients initially funded with appropriated funds from Fiscal Year 2015, provided they meet applicable program requirements. This notice specifies the criteria for renewal grants, including data on the utilization of assistance reported by recipients under the demonstration program.

View Notice and Attachments

Webinar- Consumer Protection for Native Americans in the Age of COVID-19

Speakers from FDIC, HUD and Native Bank On ONAC will address the following topics: safety of insured deposits, safe accounts and account access, prioritizing bill payments when funds are limited, protecting one's credit score, and HUD 184 mortgage forbearance.

When: May 28, 2020
Time: 2:00PM-3:15PM CDT

Register Here

HUD Guidance on Eligible Uses for Community Development Block Grant Funds to Support COVID-19 Responses

HUD Quick Guide on Eligible Activities for Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Funds

HUD recently posted a guide on eligible uses for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support coronavirus (COVID-19) responses. The guide is a quick reference tool for grantees, such as Tribes and TDHEs, to use when contemplating how to address the effects of COVID-19 in their communities. While the language in the guide specifically references CDBG, ICDBG has the same eligible activities, and therefore the guide can be considered applicable for both programs.

The guide can be found Here

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ONAP now has Twitter! Be sure to follow us for news and updates by clicking the Twitter icon located on the right side of this page.





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