Indian Housing Block Grants
Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) funded under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. ?4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA) include activities that: 1) assist and promote affordable housing activities to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas for occupancy by low-income Indian families; 2) coordinate activities to provide housing for Indian tribes and their members and to promote self-sufficiency and their members; 3) plan for and integrate infrastructure resources for Indian tribes with housing development for Indian tribes.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) program is projected to assist 5,065 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes. Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) program assisted 5,963 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes.Fiscal Year 2017
Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) program is projected to assist 5,963 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes.Fiscal Year 2018
In Fiscal Year 2018: 617 affordable housing units were built or acquired using IHBG funds; 3,689 affordable housing units were rehabilitated with IHBG funds; 37,325 affordable housing units, which were originally built or acquired with funding provided under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, were maintained and operated by IHBG recipients; 55 acres of land were purchased for the development of affordable housing; and planning and administrative expenses accounted for approximately 15 percent of total IHBG expenditures.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. §4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA), U.S.C. , Statute ,
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141, approved March 23, 2018), Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6, approved February 15, 2019)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Indian tribes (as defined under section 4(13) of NAHASDA); Tribally designated housing entity (TDHE) (as defined under 4(22) of NAHASDA)
The beneficiaries of funds awarded for both IHBG formula and competitive grants are families that meet the criteria of NAHASDA and 24 CFR 1000.104.
Formula grants: In accordance with NAHASDA Sec. 201, NAHASDA-eligible tribes interested must submit an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) no later than 75 days before the beginning of each tribal program year. The IHP must meet the requirements outlined in 24 CFR Subpart C. Competitive grants: Applicants must submit information outlined in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. IHBG formula grants: The environmental effects of each activity carried out with assistance under this part must be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321) and the related authorities listed in HUD's implementing regulations at 24 CFR parts 50 and 58. An environmental review does not have to be completed prior to HUD approval of an IHP.
IHBG competitive grants: Applicants must comply with HUD environmental review requirements, in accordance with 24 CFR 1000.18-1000.24. An Indian tribe can assume environmental responsibilities under 24 CFR part 58 or decline to assume environmental responsibilities and request HUD perform the review under 24 CFR part 50, in accordance with 24 CFR 1000.20(a). An environmental review, all required notifications, and approval of the request for release of funds and certification when applicable under 24 CFR part 58 or HUD's approval of the project or activity under 24 CFR part 50, must be completed before a recipient may acquire, rehabilitate, convert, lease, demolish, repair or construct property, or commit HUD or local funds (non-HUD funds) for these activities in conjunction with the proposed project. Environmental review resources including training, guidance, forms, sample letters and worksheets are available on the HUD Exchange at: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. IHBG formula grants: In accordance with NAHASDA Sec. 201, NAHASDA-eligible tribes interested must submit an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) no later than 75 days before the beginning of each tribal program year. The IHP must meet the requirements outlined in 24 CFR Subpart C. IHBG competitive grants: Application procedures and criteria will be published in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
Upon approval of the IHP and/or IHBG competitive application, and as soon as a Congressional release has been obtained, HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) will send the applicant an award letter and a grant agreement to sign and return. If the applicant does not already have one, it will have to establish an account in HUD's Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) so that it can draw down grant funds as needed to complete project/activities.
IHBG formula grants: An Indian tribe or, with the consent of its Indian tribe(s), the TDHE, must submit an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) to HUD to receive funding under NAHASDA, except as provided in section 101(b)(2) of NAHASDA. IHPs must be initially sent by the recipient to the Area ONAP no later than 75 days before the beginning of a tribal program year. Grant funds cannot be provided until the plan due under this section is determined to be in compliance with section 102 of NAHASDA and funds are available. IHBG competitive grants: Applicants must submit an application in accordance with the deadline established in the NOFA.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
How are proposals selected?
IHBG competitive grants: HUD will review and select successful applications in accordance with the rating criteria established in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
How may assistance be used?
IHBG funds must be used in accordance with the affordable housing activities established in section 202 of NAHASDA. These include: Indian Housing Assistance; Development; Housing Services; Housing Management Services; Crime Prevention and Safety Activities; and Model Activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
As required by NAHASDA Sec. 404 and 24 CFR 1000.514, all IHBG grantees must submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) within 90 days of the end of the recipient's program year. IHBG competitive grantees must also follow the reporting requirements established in the NOFA.
Audit requirements for IHBG recipients are also outlined in NAHASDA Sections 405-406 and 24 CFR 1000.544.
In accordance with 24 CFR 1000.552, IHBG recipients must retain records for 3 years from the end of the tribal program year during which the funds were expended.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: IHBG formula requirements are established in 24 CFR 1000 Subpart D--Allocation Formula
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
IHBG formula grants: Any amount of a grant provided to an Indian tribe under NAHASDA sec. 101 for a fiscal year that is not used by the Indian tribe during that fiscal year may be used by the Indian tribe during any subsequent fiscal year (NAHASDA sec. 203(g)). IHBG competitive grants: Grant amounts must be incurred during the period of performance identified on the grant award. Projects awarded under the IHBG competitive NOFA will be limited to 5 years. Upon execution of grant agreements, funds are drawn from HUD's financial system as needed to complete approved activities.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Inquiries should be addressed to the Administrator, HUD's Office of Native American Programs at the appropriate local Area Office. For more information, see https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih
Marco C. Santos
451 7th Street SW, Rm. 4108
Washington, DC 20410 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$646,000,000.00; FY 19 est $646,000,000.00; FY 20 est $598,000,000.00; - (Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $200,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Formula grants ranged from $74,594 to $79,157,653; the median grant amount was $283,116
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 1000--Native American Housing Activities
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Oklahoma): The Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) carried out a very successful IHBG-funded affordable housing project that incorporated residential geothermal heat pumps for low-income tribal houses for vulnerable elderly tribal members. CPN’s early investments in geothermal, energy efficiency, and solar PV power have decreased the Tribe’s operating and maintenance costs leading to the financial flexibility necessary to develop creative, affordable housing units for their vulnerable aging community. Squamish Tribe (Washington): The Squamish Tribe used IHBG funds to develop its Woolly Dog Project. The project entails the construction of 12 homes, seven homes which have been completed and are occupied by families, and another five that are currently under construction. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan): The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Shirley Goudreau Elder Housing Complex. The complex was developed using structurally insulated panels to ensure that it is energy efficient. It also features a community space, a large dining room, and a commercial kitchen, where the Tribe’s elder meal program will soon relocate.