Grant Details


Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG): Competitive Grant Program - FY 2023

Agency: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
CFDA: 14.867
Federal FON: FR-6700-N-48
Office: Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 04/19/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: 01/17/2024
   
Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $150,874,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $500,000 (Min)
Number of Awards: 25 (Estimated)
Summary:

The purpose of this program is to help eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to increase affordable housing inventory for low-income Native American families by giving priority to projects that spur construction and rehabilitation, while considering need and administrative capacity; encouraging new affordable housing construction projects; encouraging housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions; and encouraging the acquisition of existing housing units that will increase the housing stock and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects that will enable future construction or rehabilitation.

Priority will be given to projects that spur construction and rehabilitation of housing, while also considering housing needs and the award recipient's administrative capacity. The funding agency strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families to help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. The funding agency also encourages housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions, as well as the acquisition of existing housing units that increases housing stock and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects that will enable future construction or rehabilitation.

In addition, applicants are encouraged to propose projects that are part of a comprehensive plan to address housing conditions in their communities, including overcrowding, physically deteriorating units, and housing that is inaccessible for individuals with disabilities, as appropriate. Applicants should also engage in long-term planning and ensure that projects are part of holistic plans that consider planned future infrastructure development, economic development opportunities, and more.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Tackle climate change at home and abroad, including threats from hydrological and precipitation changes, extreme weather events, temperature shifts, and sea level rise
  • Benefit Promise Zones (PZs)

All projects must meet the program-specific requirements detailed on pages 21-22 of the NOFA file.

Last Updated: March 27, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are federally recognized Native American tribal governments, as well as nonfederally recognized Native American tribal organizations. Additionally, tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) that have ever been allocated formula funding through this program are eligible.

For Native Alaskan tribes, only Native Alaskan Indian Housing Block Grant recipients that have received IHBG grants in FY 2005 are eligible to apply directly. In addition, Native Alaskan tribes that choose to, but are not required to, designate a TDHE in Alaska for their IHBG formula program are also eligible to apply directly. Native Alaskan tribes that are required to designate a TDHE in Alaska for their IHBG formula program are not eligible to apply directly.

Applications submitted by TDHEs on behalf of an Indian tribe(s) must include a tribal certification or resolution on official letterhead authorizing TDHEs to submit applications on behalf of the tribes. Indian tribes that authorize a TDHE to apply on their behalf are not eligible to also submit their own application for funding.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have the managerial, technical, and/or administrative capabilities necessary to carry out projects.

All applicants must demonstrate that all Civil Rights matters are resolved prior to submitting applications.

Award recipients may use award funds to make subawards to subrecipients.

Each applicant may submit no more than one application, which may include one project or multiple projects. The total funding amount request may not exceed the program's maximum award amount, regardless of the number of projects proposed by the applicant.

Priority, and additional points during the application evaluation process, will be granted to projects that implement activities in Promise Zones (PZs), as detailed online at www.hudexchange.info.

Previous award recipients include:

  • Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (OK)
  • White Mountain Apache Housing Authority (AZ)
  • Warm Springs Housing Authority (OR)
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (MI)
  • Port Gamble S'Klallam Housing Authority (WA)

Refer to the Award file for additional information regarding previous award recipients.

Eligible Applicants:
Native American Tribe
Tribal Organizations/Institutions
Application Notes:

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 19, 2024.

The due date for the application has been extended to 11:59 p.m. ET on April 19, 2024. Additional information is included in the revised NOFA file.

Applications must be submitted online at www.ecivis.com/grants.gov.

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • HUD 424-B
  • HUD 2880
  • SF LLL (if applicable)
  • HUD-53246
  • HUD 53247
  • HUD 50153 (if applicable)
  • Proposal summary (1 page max)
  • Workplan narrative
  • Workplan narrative supporting attachments
  • Budget narrative
  • Certification of compliance
  • Code of conduct (if applicable)
  • Environmental review: expression of intent
  • Tribal certification (if applicable)
  • Indirect cost rate (if applicable)

Workplan narrative supporting attachments must be submitted on labeled pages with page numbers and a reference to the applicable application evaluation criteria.

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at www.ecivis.com/sam.

Recordings of webinars held for this program can be found online at www.hud.gov.

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Capacity of applicant (23 points)
  • Need/extent of problem (25 points)
  • Soundness of approach (42 points)
  • Leveraging resources (5 points)
  • Comprehensiveness and coordination (10 points)
  • Preference points for climate change (2 points)
  • Preference points for PZs (2 points)

In order to be considered eligible, applications must score at least 35 points combined on the first two evaluation criteria; at least 20 points on the third evaluation criterion; and at least 75 points total, excluding preference points.

The funding agency will also consider the applicant’s past performance in managing funds during the application evaluation process, as outlined on pages 62-66 of the NOFA file.

Refer to the NOFA file and Application folder for additional application information.

Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $150,874,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $500,000 (Min)
Number of Awards: 25 (Estimated)
Match Notes:

Matching funds are not required for this program. The provision of matching contributions will not be taken into consideration in the application evaluation process.

Funding Notes:

Approximately $150,874,000 is available to support an estimated 25 awards of at least $500,000 through this program. Maximum awards will vary by the population served by projects, as follows:

  • Population of 7,500 and below: awards of up to $3 million
  • Population between 7,501 and 10,500: awards of up to $4.5 million
  • Population between 10,501 and 50,000: awards of up to $6 million
  • Population of 50,001 and above: awards of up to $7.5 million

Awards are expected to be announced four to six months after the application due date.

Project periods may last up to five years, beginning on August 22, 2024, and ending on August 21, 2029.

Administrative and planning costs are limited to 20 percent of the total award amount.

With the exception of application preparation costs, funds may not be used for pre-award costs. Any application preparation costs reimbursed to applicants will be counted as part of the project's administration and planning cap.

Funds may not be used, directly or indirectly, to pay or provide reimbursement for payment of salaries of consultants in an employer-employee type of relationship at more than the daily equivalent of the rate paid for Level IV of the Executive Schedule.

Funds may not be used for:

  • Model activities under Section 202(6) of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA)
  • Making investments
  • Guaranteeing loans under Title VI of the NAHASDA
  • Prohibition on certain telecommunication and video surveillance services or equipment, as detailed on page 69 of the NOFA file

For FY 2022, a total of $128,713,137 was distributed via 22 awards ranging from $2,270,919 to $7.5 million through this program. For FY 2021, a total of $95 million was distributed via 24 awards ranging from $600,000 to $5 million. For FY 2020, a total of $91,013,382 was distributed via 24 awards ranging from $1,205,947 to $5 million. Refer to the Award file for details.

Contacts:

Program Staff
IHBGCompetitiveProgram@hud.gov

Agency Address
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20410

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to the program staff.

Applications must be submitted online at www.ecivis.com/grants.gov.

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

Files:
Award File: US17049_Award_FY2023.pdf (1.2 Mb)
Application File: US17049_Application_FY2023.zip (10.0 Mb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17049_PerCapitaIncomeList_FY2023.pdf (351.7 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17049_NeedsTable_FY2023.pdf (188.8 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17049_FAQ_FY2023.pdf (438.7 Kb)
NOFA File: US17049_NOFA_FY2023.pdf (434.1 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17049_WebinarPresentation_FY2023.zip (2.1 Mb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the revised full solicitation for this program. The Application folder contains the required forms for submission. The PerCapitaIncomeList file contains a list of tribes that have the lowest per capita income (PCI), which will be taken into consideration during the application evaluation process. The NeedsTable file contains information regarding the needs rating factor that will be considered during the evaluation. The FAQ file contains a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program. The WebinarPresentation folder contains the presentation slides from webinars held for this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients.

March 27, 2024
The presentation slides from webinars held for this program have been released and attached in the WebinarPresentation folder. In addition, recordings of the webinars have been released, and a link to the presentations is available in the Application section.

March 14, 2024
A revised solicitation containing an updated due date for the application has been released and attached as the NOFA file. The Application section has been updated accordingly.

February 27, 2024
A list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program has been released and attached as the FAQ file. Additionally, the presentation slides from a webinar held for this program have been released and attached as the WebinarPresentation file.

February 26, 2024
Updated information regarding the needs rating factor that will be considered during the evaluation has been released and attached as the NeedsTable file.

January 25, 2024
Information regarding the needs rating factor that will be considered during the evaluation has been released and attached as the NeedsTable file.

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Grant Categories
Community Development
Housing
Human Services