According to the FY 17 Appropriations Bill, to strengthen tribal communities in Indian country by leveraging programs and resources; to increase the number of single families and veterans assisted; and to address the dilapidated and overcrowded housing conditions in Tribes? service.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2018
In FY 2018, the program anticipates to issue 6 awards.Fiscal Year 2019
In FY 2019, the program anticipates to issue 6 awards.Fiscal Year 2017
Department of Interior Appropriations Act, 2017
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Tribe must hold status as an active Tiwahe Initiative Tribe with an approved Tiwahe Initiative Plan that includes a plan and budget for Tiwahe housing funds
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Update to each Tribe’s Tiwahe Plan to include a plan and budget for use of Tiwahe Housing funds
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To receive Tiwahe housing funds, a tribe must be an active, compliant pilot site of the Tiwahe Initiative and must have an approved plan and budget for use of Tiwahe Housing funds incorporated in to their Tiwahe plan.
To receive Tiwahe housing funds, a tribe must (1) be an active, compliant pilot site of the Tiwahe Initiative (2) must have plan and budget for use of Tiwahe Housing funds incorporated in to their Tiwahe plan (3) such plan must be approved by the BIA.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
This application is based upon an urgent need. Two weeks (10 business days).
How are proposals selected?
Must be active, compliant Tiwahe Initiative pilot tribe with approved Tiwahe plan.
How may assistance be used?
Needs to be met: To (1) leverage and expand assistance to single families and veterans, (2) address the dilapidated and overcrowded housing conditions in the Tribes’ service areas, (3) collaborate with other Federal housing programs to increase home ownership, repair and rehabilitation opportunities and develop strategies for increased energy efficiency and sustainability of new housing on Indian lands; and (4) increase the number of families assisted overall.
Activities/projects to be conducted: Tiwahe Housing funding should be used in a matter more consistent with the Initiative and portions of their Tiwahe Housing funds may used in combination with other resources identified in each Tribe’s Tiwahe plan in the following areas:
• Foster care: a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social service agency.
• Transitional Housing: Housing with a time limit on how long you can stay in the housing or receive the housing assistance. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines transitional housing as stays of up to twenty-four months (but stays can be shorter).
• Short-Term or Temporary Housing: Situations in which the housing situation is intended to be very short-term or temporary (thirty, sixty, or ninety days or less).
• Emergency Shelter: to provide a place to stay or bed to sleep in overnight if you become homeless or otherwise experience a housing crisis and have no place to go.
*Restrictions: No new construction. Tiwahe housing funds support renovations.
*No discretionary funds.
*No loan assistance applicable.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Recipients are required to maintain tribal records related to the Initiative (e.g. budget proposals, implementation materials, resolutions/legal documents, etc.) for the duration of the Tiwahe Initiative.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Lump sum appropriated by Congressional Bill. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Mercedes Garcia, National Tiwahe Coordinator; Meredes.email@example.com (email) Hankie Ortiz, Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Indian Services; firstname.lastname@example.org (email) 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 (Central/Administrative Office) 202-513-7640 (main) 202-513-7712 (Mercedes)
1849 C Street NW (Central/Administrative Office)
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Project Grants) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 FY 17 Estimate Not Available - New Program
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
At the present time, $1,688,304 has been allotted. However, additional funds may become available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2017 Senate Report 114-281 2017 Indian Affairs Greenbook at page IA-HS-3 2017 Indian Affairs Greenbook at page IA-HS-12
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
New Program.Fiscal Year 2018
Program anticipates funding projects that renovate existing structures to create an in-patient residential facility for foster youth, transitional living facilities for youth 18-24, renovations to structures for temporary housing for homeless families, renovations to homes to secure as licensed foster home, and implementation of pod homes to provide to veterans and single families.Fiscal Year 2019
No information available.