Funds appropriated by Congress for the Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG) are made available to eligible grant recipients through a formula. Regulations governing the formula can be found at 24 CFR Part 1000, Subpart D. On November 22, 2016, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Final Rule was published revising the IHBG Formula.
In brief, the formula has four components; Need, Formula Current Assisted Stock, 1996 Minimum, and Undisbursed IHBG funds factor. The Need component considers population, income, and housing conditions. The Formula Current Assisted Stock component reflects housing developed under the United States Housing Act (the predecessor of the IHBG program) which is owned and/or operated by the IHBG recipient and provides funds for ongoing operation of the housing. The 1996 minimum provides adjustments when an Indian tribe is allocated more or less funding under the IHBG formula than it received in FY 1996 for operating subsidy and modernization. The Undisbursed IHBG funds factor provides adjustments for tribes with an initial allocation of $5 million or more and has undisbursed IHBG funds in an amount greater than the sum of the prior three years’ initial allocation calculations.
An Indian tribe may challenge the Need portion of the IHBG formula provided the data are gathered, evaluated, and presented in a manner that is fair and equitable for all participating tribes. Tribes have until March 30 of each year to submit challenges to their Needs data in consideration for the upcoming fiscal year. Guidelines for submitting Census challenges are available below.
HUD has until June 1 of each fiscal year to report to recipients their annual IHBG estimated allocation and the data used to compute the estimated allocation. The Formula Response Form (FRF) is designated by 24 CFR 1000.302 as the form recipients use to report data changes to HUD. It is the recipients' responsibility to report any discrepancies or changes in their IHBG data to HUD. Tribes have until August 1st of each year to submit corrections to Formula Current Assisted Stock, Formula Area, Population Cap and Overlapping Formula Area data in consideration for the upcoming fiscal year. In accordance with Section 1000.315 the FRF is the only mechanism that a recipient shall use to report changes to the number of FCAS.
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Census Challenge Guidelines
Challenging the U.S. Census Data: Guideline for the Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Click Here and the following Appendices:
FY 2024 IHBG Formula Estimates
FY23 Final Allocations
FY 2023 IHBG Formula Estimates
FY 2022 IHBG Formula Final Allocation
FY 2022 Final Cover Letter: 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) Final Allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This year, Tribes/TDHEs will not receive their IHBG FY 2022 final funding documents through the mail because of the COVID-19 National Emergency Instead, we are posting the following documents on-line at: https://ihbgformula.com/final-allocation-forms-fy-2022/
FY 2022 IHBG Formula Estimates
FY 2021 IHBG-ARP Act of 2021 Funding Allocation
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), Public Law 117-2, which provides additional funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the national impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. ARP included $450 million for the Indian Housing Block Grant program. Linked here you will find a funding summary for each eligible Tribe ("Indian Housing Block Grant- American Rescue Plan (IHBG-ARP) Formula Allocations").
The $450 million in funding was allocated based on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 tribal allocations. Each tribe will receive 69.1376421680391 percent of their FY 2021 IHBG formula allocation. This percentage is equal to the amount appropriated in the ARP divided by the total amount allocated in FY 2021 under the IHBG formula before repayments and grant adjustments ($450,000,00/ $650,875,537).
For more information on how your Tribe’s IHBG-ARP formula allocation was calculated, please see:
IHBG-ARP Funding Allocations
If you have any questions about your IHBG allocation under the ARP Act, please contact the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center at:
FY 2021 IHBG Formula Final Allocation
Tribes/TDHEs must review their data on the FY 2021 IHBG Allocation and Formula Data Sheets and report any changes to the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center. Please note that the recent change of mailing address to the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center. The FY 2022 Formula Response Form is scheduled to be available on June 1, 2021, and the deadline to submit changes for the FY 2022 will be August 2, 2021. Census Challenges for the FY 2022 IHBG Needs data must be submitted no later than March 30, 2021, for consideration for the FY 2022 IHBG formula allocation estimates.
FY 2021 IHBG Formula Estimates
- FY 2021 Formula Response Form (FRF) including the FY 2021 FRF Appendices A through D and the FY 2022 IHBG Needs Data (Attachment A).
- Calendar of Critical Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions.
- FY 2021 Correction/Challenge Log showing changes to the IHBG database between January 25, 2020, and May 12, 2020.
Tribes/TDHEs must review their data on the FY 2021 Formula Response Form and report any changes no later than September 1, 2020, to the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center. Census Challenges for the FY 2022 IHBG Needs data must be submitted no later than March 30, 2021, for consideration for the FY 2022 IHBG Formula allocation estimates.