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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: October 14, 2015

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. Applicants can use these funds for a multitude of community development purposes including those that improve the lives of tribal youth by creating and providing protective factors that build an individual’s resiliency. Accordingly, funds can be used to develop Head Start facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs, recreation centers, and job training programs as well as to improve the living situations of entire families.

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 $58,856,810 will be awarded to approximately 75 applicants ($20,912,558 will be allocated to the Southwest area ONAP). Awards will range from $500,000 to $1,000,000 per project period.

Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and Native American tribal organizations may apply. Tribal organizations must be eligible under Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health Service (IHS), as appropriate, must make a determination of such eligibility. This determination must be provided to the Area ONAP by the application deadline.

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://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih/grants/icdbg

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