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FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

Program Description: The purpose of the Indian Community Development Block Grant (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 Page 4 of 73 low- and moderate- incomes. See the ICDBG regulation of 24 CFR §1003, the full text of which is available at 24 CFR part 1003.

  1. 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 NOFO.
  2. 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 NOFO. 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 Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) for your region in accordance with ONAP Program Guidance 2018-04, “Imminent Threat Grants” and the requirements in 24 CFR part 1003 Subpart E.

Separately, in the CARES ACT and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress provided supplemental funding for ICDBG Imminent Threat grants to Indian tribes to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 National Emergency. Generally, the regular Imminent Threat funding references in this NOFO will be made available to help Tribes address emergencies that are unrelated to the COVID-19 National Emergency. However, HUD reserves the right to award this funding for COVID-19-related emergencies, subject to program demand, changed circumstances on the ground, and other factors at HUD’s discretion.

Funding of approximately $ 76,555,025 is available through this NOFO. Additional funds may become available for award under this NOFO, because of HUD's efforts to recapture funds, use carryover funds, or because of the availability of additional appropriated funds. Use of these funds is subject to statutory constraints. All awards are subject to the funding restrictions contained in this NOFO. HUD expects to make approximately 80 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Preference Points:  This NOFO offers Opportunity Zone and Promise Zone preference points.

Program Office: Public and Indian Housing

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

Assistance Listing Number: 14.862

FAIN (FR) Number:  FR-6500-N-23

OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0191

Estimated Opening Date: 8/19/2021

Estimated Deadline Date:  10/25/2021

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to ONAP-ICDBG@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

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