What types of grants are available for Indian housing and community development?
HUD awards grants to tribes and other Indian entities through either a competitive process (discretionary grants), or on a formula basis in the case of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. The competitions for discretionary grant programs are announced in the HUD SuperNOFA, which is published once each Federal fiscal year.
Indian Community Development Block Grant Program (ICDBG)
Provides Indian tribes (and certain Indian organizations applying on behalf of tribes) with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons.
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program
The IHBG program allocates formula funding to tribes or tribally designated housing entities for the delivery of a range of affordable housing opportunities and housing-related activities to low and moderate income members of Federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and native Hawaiians. Each year, IHBG recipients identify and report on IHBG-funded activities using the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (HUD-52737).
The IHBG program is authorized under Title I of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended, (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA). Under the program, eligible Indian tribes and tribally-designated housing entities (TDHEs) receive grants to carry out a range of affordable housing activities. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas, and carry out other affordable housing activities. Grant funds must be used to primarily benefit low-income Indian families. In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Appropriations Acts), Congress provided a total of $200,000,000 for competitive grants to eligible IHBG recipients authorized under NAHASDA in addition to formula-based funding.
Grant Oversight and Monitoring
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