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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Indian Housing Block Grant Program – Competitive Grants

Deadline: August 8, 2019

The Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program provides funding to eligible Indian tribes and tribally-designated housing entities (TDHEs) 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.

The IHBG program will give priority to projects that spur construction and rehabilitation, while considering need and administrative capacity. The program strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families and help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. Additionally, the program encourages housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions. The program also encourages necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects that will enable future construction or rehabilitation.

Indian tribes and TDHEs that are applying for funding are encouraged to propose projects that are part of a comprehensive plan to address housing conditions in their communities, including overcrowding and physically deteriorating units, as appropriate. Applicants should also engage in long-term planning and ensure that the project being proposed is part of a holistic plan that considers planned future infrastructure development, economic development opportunities, and more.

Amount: Approximately $198,000,000 is available to make up to 80 awards ranging from $100,000-$5,000,000.

Eligibility: Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315659

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