Indian Community Development Block Grant Program
To provide assistance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in the development of viable Indian communities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: The program provided funding for housing rehabilitation, mold remediation, new construction, infrastructure, community facilities, reducing imminent threats, and economic development in tribal communities. Fiscal Year 2015: The program will provide funding for housing rehabilitation, mold remediation, new construction, infrastructure, community facilities, reducing imminent threats, and economic development in tribal communities. Fiscal Year 2016: The program will provide funding for housing rehabilitation, mold remediation, new construction, infrastructure, community facilities, reducing imminent threats, and economic development in tribal communities.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any Indian tribe, band, group, nation, or tribal organization, including Alaska Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos, and any Alaska Native village that is eligible for assistance under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act or which had been eligible under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972.
The principal beneficiaries of ICDBG funds are low and moderate income persons. Low and moderate income is generally defined as 80 percent of the median income, as determined by HUD, adjusted for family size.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local, and Indian tribal governments. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applicants must file an application on forms prescribed by HUD, which describe the community development need and how that need will be addressed by the proposed project. The application must provide sufficient information for the project to be rated against selection criteria.
The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Area Office is responsible for rating and approving applications and for notifying applicants of the results.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Limitations, conditions, and requirements specified in NOFA.
How are proposals selected?
Applications must be submitted by any eligible tribe or Alaska Native Village which has the capacity to administer a grant. Applications are then rated against factors which measure impact and quality.
How may assistance be used?
Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages may use block grants to improve the housing stock, provide community facilities, make infrastructure improvements, and expand job opportunities by supporting the economic development of their communities. Activities which are eligible for funding include housing rehabilitation programs, mold remediation, acquisition of land for housing, direct assistance to facilitate homeownership among low and moderate income persons, construction of tribal and other facilities for single or multi-use, streets and other public facilities, and economic development projects particularly those by nonprofit tribal organizations or local development corporations when the recipient determines that the provision of such assistance is appropriate to carry out an economic development project. Tribes and Alaska Native villages are restricted from using block grants for construction and improvement of governmental facilities, the purchase of equipment, general government expenses, operating and maintenance expenses, political activities, new housing construction (except through community-based development organizations (CBDOs)), and income payments.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly financial reports. Grant recipients are required to submit annual status and evaluation reports. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," non-federal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-federal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All records applicable to the assistance project must be kept for three to five years following the submission of the final expenditure report or until all audit findings have been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available until project completion, usually within two years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant agreements are executed and funds are made available through HUD's financial system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate HUD Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Area Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Rodger Boyd, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4126 , Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Rodger.J.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 401-7914.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $70,000,000; FY 15 est $66,000,000; and FY 16 est $80,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$25,000 to $5,500,000; Average $605,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 1003.
Examples of Funded Projects