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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CDC Eviction Moratorium (No longer in effect)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.

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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


Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Newly Published Resources

NEW! Section 184 Program Open for Fiscal Year 2022

On August 17, 2021, ONAP issued Dear Lender Letter 2021-08, which informed Lenders and other stakeholders that the Section 184 Indian Home Loan (Section 184) program would begin the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 financial closeout beginning on September 20, 2021. 

The FY 2021 closeout process is now complete. We are pleased to announce that on October 12, 2021, ONAP opened the Section 184 program for FY 2022 and is processing requests for case numbers, cohort numbers, and loan guarantee certificates. Any requests received during the closeout period will be prioritized by the date of request – with the oldest request being processed first.

The Section 184 program brings the dream of homeownership to thousands of Native American families annually.  We look forward to seeing all of the good that this program will do this year.


Dear Lender Letter 2021-11Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance for the Section 184 Indian Home  Loan Guarantee (Section 184) and Section 184A Native Hawaiian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184A) programs.

A full listing of Dear Lender Letters can be found at: OLG Dear Lender Letters.  For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Loan Guarantee at OLGINFO@hud.gov


REMINDER! Phase Two of ICDBG-ARP Application Period ends Monday October 18, 2021 at 6pm ET.

Applications submitted after October 18, 2021 at 6pm EDT will be considered in Phase Three. If you have questions, contact your Area ONAP or email ICDBGARP@HUD.gov.


NEW! FY2021 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Frequently Asked Questions Published

October 14, 2021- The Office of Native American Programs published frequently asked questions (FAQs) to assist potential recipients with the application process. To view the FAQs, select the above link or visit ONAP's Indian Community Development Block Grant website for the latest information specific to the FY2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity application process and access recordings of the September 21-22, 2021, FY2021 ICDBG NOFO training (Part-1 and Part-2).


 

You are cordially invited to attend a special NAHASDA 25th Anniversary event with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 2:00PM ET.

Instructions: All attendees must pre-register for this event here: https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=840787 to receive a join link for the event. .


New: White House Announces 2021 Tribal Nations Summit for the Week of November 8, 2021


Notice PIH 2021-28- Providing Interim Funding to Recipients of Indian Housing Block Grants

This notice provides updated information to Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) on the process for requesting an advance on Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funds, or interim funding, while under a Continuing Resolution (CR). View entire notice.


Technical Assistance available for Tribes and TDHEs administering Emergency Rental Assistance 

HUD is pleased to announce that, through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Treasury, we have made awards to technical assistance providers that can provide support to Emergency Rental Assistance grantees that would like assistance.  Technical assistance can be provided to help Tribes and TDHEs with the design and administration of their ERA program. 

If you have a need for technical assistance, please send an email to your Area ONAP Technical Assistance contact with your contact information, and topic areas where you may need additional support.  HUD will review all requests and work to provide you with support, subject to the availability of funds.  We will also work to make best practices available to you so that you can learn from the promising practices and policies of other ERA grantees.


HUD Awards $4.4 Million to 28 Tribes to Provide Rental Assistance to 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.

View Press Release


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.

View Dear Tribal Leader Letter


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Taking Action to Prevent Evictions

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


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

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.

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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