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Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

Grants to USA Tribal Governments and Organizations
for Housing, Infrastructure, and Economic Development

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Public and Indian Housing

Deadline Date:

01/07/19 11:59 PM ET Receipt


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Grants to USA tribal governments and tribal organizations for programs to develop Native American and Alaska Native communities, particularly benefiting low- and moderate-income individuals. Funding is intended for programs to create economic opportunities, decent housing, and suitable living environments.

Grants are awarded in two categories:

a. Single Purpose Grants. Projects funded by the ICDBG program must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. These are competitive grants and are the subject of this NOFA.

b. Imminent Threat Grants. You may also apply for ICDBG funds to address issues that have an immediate negative impact on public health or safety of tribal residents. You do not have to submit an application for an Imminent Threat grant by the deadline established in this NOFA.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171996

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceilings per Geographic Area:
- Alaska: $600,000
- Eastern Woodlands: $700,000
- Northern Plains: $800,000
- Northwest: $500,000
- Southern Plains: $800,000
- Southwest: $800,000 - $4,000,000 (dependent on population)

Award Floor: $500,000

Term of Contract:

Estimated Project Start Date: 05/15/2019
Estimated Project End Date: 05/14/2022

The grantee's Implementation Schedule cannot exceed September 30, 2025.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

- An applicant must be eligible as an Indian tribe (or as a tribal organization), as required by 24 CFR 1003.5, by the application deadline date.

1. Tribes: eligible applicants are any Indian tribe, band, group, or nation, including Alaska Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos, and any Alaska native village of the United States which is considered an eligible recipient under Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450) or which had been an eligible recipient under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972 (31 U.S.C. 1221). Eligible recipients under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act will be determined by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and eligible recipients under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972 are those that have been determined eligible by the Department of Treasury, Office of Revenue Sharing.

2. Tribal Organizations: Tribal organizations which are eligible under Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act may apply on behalf of any Indian tribe, band, group, nation, or Alaska native village eligible under that act for funds under this part when one or more of these entities have authorized the tribal organization to do so through concurring resolutions. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health Service (IHS), must provide a letter that states that the tribal organization is eligible under Title I of the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act. A copy of this letter must be included in your application submission, unless your organization has already provided such a letter in previous years approved by HUD and the status of your tribal organization has not changed. HUD will not review an application submitted by a tribal organization on behalf of a specific tribe if the tribe itself submits an application for the same funding round.

Tribal entities in Alaska may submit one ICDBG application for each area within the jurisdiction of an entity eligible under 24 CFR 1003.5. A tribal organization that submits an application for activities in the jurisdiction of one or more eligible tribes or villages must include a concurring resolution from each such tribe or village authorizing the submission of the application. The hierarchy for funding priority continues to be the IRA Council, the Traditional Village Council, the ANCSA Village Corporation, and the ANCSA Regional Corporation.

Questions regarding eligibility determinations and related documentation requirements for entities in Alaska should be referred to the Alaska Area ONAP prior to the application deadline.

HUD does not award grants to individuals. HUD will not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on 01/07/2019. Applications must be received no later than the deadline.

HUD expects to announce awards by Spring 2019.

Cost sharing or matching is not required under this grant; however, applicants who leverage this grant with other funds receive points under Rating Factor 4. The greater the percentage of leveraged funds committed, the greater the number of points an applicant can receive under rating factor 4, up to a maximum of 6 points.

Imminent Threat Grants: You may also apply for ICDBG funds to address issues that have an immediate negative impact on public health or safety of tribal residents. You do not have to submit an application for an Imminent Threat grant by the deadline established in this NOFA. These funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the amount set aside for this purpose is expended.

An applicant demonstrating good cause may request a waiver from the requirement for electronic submission. For example, a lack of available Internet access in the geographic area in which your business offices are located. If you cannot submit your application electronically, you must ask in writing for a waiver of the electronic grant submission requirements. HUD will not grant a waiver if HUD does not receive your written request at least 15 days before the application deadline or if you do not demonstrate good cause. An email request sent 15 days before the application will also be considered. If HUD waives the requirement, HUD must receive your paper application or email request before the deadline of this NOFA.

Applicants must be registered with SAM before submitting their application. In addition, applicants must maintain an active SAM registration with current information while they have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.

Applicants must provide a valid DUNS number, registered and active at SAM, in the application. DUNS numbers may be obtained for free from Dun & Bradstreet.

Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at and be approved by the EBiz Point of Contact in SAM to submit applications for the organization. Registration for SAM and is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot submit an application through

HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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To request a waiver and receive a paper copy of the application materials, you must contact:
Frederick Griefer
Office of Public and Indian Housing
451 7th St. SW, Rm. 4108
Washington, DC 20410

Area ONAP Contacts:

(907) 677-9800
3000 C Street, Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99503

Eastern Woodlands:
(800) 735-3239
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Boulevard, Room 2404
Chicago, Illinois 60604-3507

Northern Plains:
(303) 672-5465
1670 Broadway, 24th Floor
Denver, CO 80202-4801

(206) 220-5270 909
1st Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104-1000

Southern Plains:
(405) 609-8520
301 N.W. 6th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Phoenix Office:
One North Central Avenue, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-2361
(602) 379-7213

Albuquerque Office:
500 Gold Avenue SW, 7th Floor, Suite 7301
PO Box 906
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0906
(505) 346-6923

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