Indian Housing Block Grants


To provide Federal assistance for Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of tribal self-governance, and for other purposes.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) program assisted 5,323 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes. Fiscal Year 2015: Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) program is projected to assist 5,795 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes. Fiscal Year 2016: Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) program is projected to assist 5,795 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act 2008, Public Law 110-411.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Indian tribes or tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) (to be eligible for Indian housing block grant funds the tribe or TDHE must submit an Indian housing plan that is in compliance with the requirements of Section 102 of NAHASDA).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Primarily low-income families and in limited cases, over-income families may be eligible.
Recipients shall comply with requirements and standards of OMB Circular No. A-133, and specified sections of 24 CFR 85. A Self-governance Indian tribe (Public Law 93- 638) may certify that its administrative requirements meet or exceed the comparable requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133 and 24 CFR 85. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
The environmental effects of each activity must be evaluated in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and 24 CFR parts 50 and 58. An environmental review does not have to be completed prior to HUD approval of an Indian Housing Plan. Both an impact statement or an impact assessment may be required. In some circumstances a project could be exempted from either or both. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Jul 01, 2011 Indian housing plans must be submitted prior to July 1st of each Federal Fiscal Year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Affordable housing activities such as: Indian Housing Assistance; Development; Housing Services; Housing Management Services; Crime Prevention and Safety Activities; and Model Activities. IHBG program activities are restricted to those listed in subpart B of the regulations at 24 CFR, part 1000.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The Indian Housing Block Grant program requires an Annual Performance Report. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are a required part of the Annual Performance Report. In addition, expenditure reports should be included in the Annual Performance Report. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 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 $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Grants files are maintained by HUD for one year after grant close out and destroyed six years after the grant close out pursuant to the HUD Records and Disposition Handbook.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula:
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Indian Housing Block Grant funds are drawn down from the Treasury based on need using an electronic fund transfer disbursement and information system. Within two years of grant award, no less than 90 percent of the grant must be obligated. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Upon execution of grant agreements, funds are drawn from HUD's financial system as needed.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Inquiries should be addressed to the Administrator, Office of Native American Programs at the appropriate area office (see Catalog Address Appendix IV for HUD Office of Native American Programs area office addresses in Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Oklahoma City and Anchorage).
Headquarters Office
Rodger Boyd, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4126 , Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 401-7914.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $651,396,000; FY 15 est $642,500,000; and FY 16 est $658,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$50,000 to $84,000,000; Median grant $278,703.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 1000.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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