SPONAP ensures that safe, decent and affordable housing is available to Native American families, creates economic opportunities for Tribes and Indian housing residents, assists Tribes in the formulation of plans and strategies for community development, and assures fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs.
Service Area: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas
Message from the Administrator
The Southern Plains Office of Native American Program (SPONAP) works diligently with our clients and takes great pride in the relationships we have developed with the Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) and regional associations within our jurisdiction. It is an honor to work with a committed group of professionals with a wide diversity of backgrounds.
SPONAP is committed to forging new partnerships and strengthening those already in existence. As the regional office for HUD's Office of Native American Programs, SPONAP is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of HUD and we can only accomplish this through transparent collaboration and relying on you, our tribal partners, to deliver HUD's Native American Programs.
SPONAP is comprised of three major components:
- Grants Evaluation Division -- responsible for review of Audits, Annual Performance Reports (APR), Self-Monitoring guidelines and conducting regulatory required program monitoring and providing technical assistance as needed.
- Grants Management Division – provides Technical Assistance and Training related to NAHASDA Indian Housing Block Grant implementation, Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive program, Tribal HUD/Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH), the Indian Housing Plan (IHP) and Indian Community Development Block Grant implementation;
- The office of the Administrator – responsible for Presidential and Secretarial initiatives such as EnVision Centers, Promise Zones, Opportunity Zones and ConnectHome. Also, provides guidance and technical expertise for the Section 184 loan program, Title VI, Green Development Initiatives, Veteran Stand Downs, Benefit Fairs and facilitates responses to FOIA requests and Congressional Inquiries.
Each Tribe/TDHE has a team of specialists comprised of Grants Evaluation and Grants Management staff that work in partnership to ensure SPONAP is providing the best service possible. As civil servants, we are here to assist you.
Through our collective efforts, HUD funding and tribal programs will provide opportunities for Native Americans to prosper, gain self-sufficiency and participate in the American Dream of homeownership. It is in our best interest to see Native communities growing and flourishing.
It's our honor to serve and support you.
SPIHA Historic Preservation Training Materials
- Presentation Slides: Tribal Consultation in Section 106. Presenter: Nancy Boone, HUD
- Presentation Slides: HEROS Overview. HUD Environmental Review Online System
- Presentation Slides: The Section 106 Review Process. Presenter Catharine Wood
- Presentation Slides: Section 106 Review and HUD Projects
- Presentation Slides: Section 106 Process: Coordinating with the Oklahoma Archeological Survey. Presenters Kary Stackelbeck and Debra Green
- Presentation Slides: Section 106 Tribal Consultation Scenarios
- Notice CPD-12-006: Process for Tribal Consultation in Projects That Are Reviewed Under 24 CFR Part 58
- Fact Sheet: Guidance on Archeological Investigations in HUD Projects
Doing More with Less - The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas is making the most of their Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant funds. From maintaining current assisted stock, to building traditional Wickiups- inspired homes, to repurposing FEMA trailers, and building a tribal health and wellness center. Read full profile here.
Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs
301 N.W. 6th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 609-8520
FAX: (405) 609-8403
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