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FY 2019 and 2020 Community Development Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages 

The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of 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. See the ICDBG regulation of 24 CFR §1003, the full text of which is available at 24 CFR 1003.

a. Single Purpose Grants. Projects funded by the ICDBG program must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR §1003.208). These are competitive grants and are the subject of this NOFA.

b. Imminent Threat Grants. Projects funded with Imminent Threat grant funds are to address issues that have an immediate negative impact on public health or safety of tribal residents.

You do not have to submit an application for an Imminent Threat grant by the deadline established in this NOFA. These funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis until the amount set aside for this purpose is expended. The Imminent Threat request must be submitted to the Area ONAP for your region and included.

Changes from Previous NOFA.

Major Changes:

  • This NOFA is being issued to cover two fiscal years under one grant cycle. Grants will be awarded using FY 2019 and FY 2020 funds.
  • Grant ceilings were increased in all regions to accommodate two years of funding.
  • The minimum score to be considered for funding was increased to 75.
  • Applicants requesting a waiver to submit a paper application must request a waiver no later than 7 business days before the application deadline date.

Minor Changes:

  • The rating period was modified to be two years from the application due date for Past Performance of grantees in Subfactor 1.2.
  • New and unfunded subfactor was revised to award points to those that have not received an ICDBG in the last 10 years.

Funding of up to $65,000,000 is available through this NOFA from funds appropriated for FY 2019. Funding for FY2020 is contingent on FY2020 federal appropriations for this program. If funding is appropriated for this program in FY 2020, it will also be awarded through this NOFA.  HUD expects to make 120 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

HUD has moved to a two-year NOFA for this cycle to reduce administrative burden on both HUD and ICDBG applicants, and to encourage longer term planning and bigger projects. HUD is accepting applications under this NOFA for both years’ funding (FY 2019 and FY2020). Applications that pass the screening and threshold requirements will be rated and ranked. Funds will be awarded in descending rank order, starting with FY 2019 funds and continuing with the FY 2020 funds until exhausted. FY 2020 funds, including Area Allocations, will be announced through a PIH Notice and posted to the ONAP Code talk website at www.hud.gov/codetalk.

The factors for rating and ranking applications and the points for each factor are a maximum of 100 points may be awarded under Rating Factors 1 through 5.  An additional 2 preference points are available under this NOFA  for Opportunity Zones or Promise Zones, which applicants must provide the required documents/certification in the application.

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-23

Opportunity Title: Community Development Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

Competition ID: FR-6300-N-23
CFDA No: 14.862
Opening Date: November 19, 2019
Closing Date:  February 03, 2020

Contact Information:  Questions regarding this NOFA should be directed ONAP Grants Management Director ONAP-ICDBG@hud.gov mailbox.   Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications