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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

Deadline: May 18, 2017

The Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG Program) works to develop 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-income levels. The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the program.
Single Purpose grants are projects that meet a primary objective to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Consistent with this objective, not less than 70 percent of the expenditures of each Single Purpose grant shall be for activities for:

  • Area benefit activities
  • Limited clientele activities
  • Housing activities
  • Job creation or retention activities

Amount: A total of $56,000,000 is anticipated to be available to make up to 75 awards. Awards are expected to range from $500,000 to $5,000,000 per project period. The amount of available funding is contingent on future Congressional action.

Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and Native American tribal organizations may apply. Tribes must be listed in the following publication “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs” (see: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xraca/documents/text/idc1-033010.pdf). Tribal organizations are permitted to submit applications on behalf of eligible tribes if one or more eligible tribe(s) authorizes the organization to do so by tribal resolution. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health Service (IHS), must provide a letter that states that the tribal organization is eligible under Title I of the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act. The tribal organization must provide a copy of the letter to their Area ONAP with the application unless the organization has already provided such a letter to the Area ONAP in previous years and the status of the tribal organization has not changed.

Note: Only one one ICDBG application may be submitted for each area within the jurisdiction of an eligible entity. An applicant may include more than one project, but it cannot exceed the indicated grant ceilings. Tribal organizations applying on behalf of multiple tribes may combine ceiling amounts for a project if the project will benefit the members of all such respective tribes. Several tribes may submit individual applications for one combined activity if the project will benefit the members of all such respective tribes.

Link: http://bit.ly/2mQm6IQ

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