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.



Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

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).



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Kodiak Island Housing Authority $ 43,850,952   2011-10-182029-09-30
Kickapoo Tribe In Kansas, Inc. $ 7,953,883   2011-10-182029-09-15
Tonkawa Tribe $ 6,164,295   2012-01-062029-09-15
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation $ 3,052,751   2012-01-062029-09-15
Housing Authority Of The Sac And Fox Nation Of Missouri $ 2,424,979   2011-10-182029-09-15
Alabama Coushatta Indian Housing Authority $ 1,862,591   2012-07-062029-09-15
Delaware Nation $ 986,601   2011-10-182029-09-15
Eastern Shawnee Tribal Housing Authority $ 890,714   2011-10-182029-09-15
Miami Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 530,752   2012-02-102029-09-15
Potter Valley Rancheria Of Pomo Indians $ 463,802   2012-01-062029-09-15



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 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 5,065 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes. Fiscal Year 2018: Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) program is projected to assist 5,065 families by either building, acquiring, or substantially rehabilitating their homes.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Credentials/Documentation

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Jul 01, 2011 Indian housing plans must be submitted prior to July 1st of each Federal Fiscal Year.

Authorization

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act 2008, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, Public Law 110-411.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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.

Audits

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.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0313-0-1-604.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $646,685,000; FY 17 est $652,000,000; and FY 18 est $598,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,282 to $86,438,873; Median grant $867,063.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR 1000.

Information Contacts

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

Heidi Frechette Office of Native American Programs 451 7th Street, SW, Room 4126 , Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Heidi.J.Frechette@hud.gov Phone: 202.402.6321

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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