HUD – CDBG Program for Indian Tribes and Native Alaska Villages (2015)

Applications Due: October 14, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate- incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the program. Applicants can use these funds for a multitude of community development purposes including those that improve the lives of tribal youth by creating and providing protective factors that build an individual’s resiliency. Accordingly, funds can be used to develop Head Start facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs, recreation centers, and job training programs as well as to improve the living situations of entire families.

Funding Title:   Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

Agency Name:   Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No

Target Population:   Indian and Alaska Native communities

Expected Number of Awards:     75

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:   No

How to Apply:    An electronic copy of the Application Package and Application Instructions for this NOFA can be downloaded from at Unless an applicant received a waiver for good cause, applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.govexcept Continuum of Care applications. The Continuum of Care application is submitted through HUD’s e-snaps system. An applicant demonstrating good cause may request a waiver from the requirement for electronic submission.

Applicants that cannot submit their applications electronically and must seek a waiver of the electronic grant submission requirements must submit a waiver request so that the request is received at least 15 days before the application deadline. If HUD waives the requirement, your paper application must be received by HUD before the deadline of this NOFA. To request a waiver and receive a paper copy of the application materials, you should contact: Email: Contact the applicable Area ONAP Administrator in writing, using mail, email, or fax and include good cause for the waiver. A contact list for each region can be found at: ?src=/program offices/public indian housing/ih/codetalk/onap/map/nationalmap. Persons with speech impairments may call HUD’s TTY number 202-708-0770, or 800-877-8339 (the Federal Relay Service TTY). Other than the “800” numbers, these numbers are not toll-free. Examples of good cause may include lack of reliable Internet, broadband, or other infrastructure conducive to electronic application submissions. Applicants granted a waiver of the electronic submission requirement will receive specific instructions including the number of copies to be submitted with approval of the waiver.

Current Closing Date for Applications:   October 14, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:   $58,856,810

Award Ceiling:   $1,000,000 per project period

Award Floor:   $500,000 per project period

Eligible Applicants:   Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized). Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments). Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” in Notice of Funding Availablility for clarification)

Priority Consideration:   

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:    Here

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:      2010

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information:  Please direct questions regarding the specific program requirements of this Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to the agency contact identified in Section VII. Please direct questions regarding the FY 2015 General Section to the Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management Division, at (202) 708-0667 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339

Categories: Housing, Housing and Urban Development, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Native Americans, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Subgrant Possibilities

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