Grant Details

Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Topeka: Native American Housing Initiatives (NAHI) Grants Program (Select States) - FY 2024

Agency: US Other
Office: Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Topeka
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 07/12/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: Unknown
Match Required: No
Actual Funds: Unspecified
Range: $3,600,000 (Min)
Award Range: $100,000 (Min) / $500,000 (Max)

The purpose of this program is to provide Native American tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) with access to funding intended to build their communities in support of housing for tribal members in the funding agency's district. Funding will support tribal organizations working at the grassroots level that are in the best position to identify tribal needs. Applicants should clearly articulate how funding will build their capacity to further their housing mission and activities.

Examples of eligible funding uses include:

  • Down payment assistance for home purchases by tribal members
  • Repairs to owner-occupied homes for tribal members
  • Rental assistance for tenants of tribal housing
  • New construction or rehabilitation of existing housing for tribal members
  • New program or product development
  • Market research to expand existing programs
  • Professional development of staff and/or board(s)
  • Creation or improvement of lending policies and procedures
  • Creation or expansion of strategic plan
  • Enhancements to information technology and systems
  • Improvements to lending, financial, and/or mission-related reporting
  • Marketing and branding
  • Consultants
  • Lending capital
  • Loan loss reserves
  • Salaries, wages, stipends, and/or benefits for new or existing interns and/or staff
  • Internal cost allocations, such as administrative overhead

An optional webinar is scheduled for this program. Refer to the Application section for details.

Eligibility is limited to applicants that provide housing services to federally recognized tribal members in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, or Oklahoma.

Last Updated: June 05, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally recognized tribes: American Indian or Alaska Native tribal entities that are recognized as having a government-to-government relationship with the United States with the responsibilities, powers, limitations, and obligations attached to that designation, and that are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • Tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs): departments within a federally recognized tribe, tribal housing authorities with separate boards of commissioners, or nonprofit organizations serving members of a federally recognized tribe

Applicants must provide housing services to federally recognized tribal members in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, or Oklahoma.

Applicants must complete and submit an application in partnership with a member institution of the funding agency, a list of which can be found online at Applicants selected for award will receive funds through the member institution sponsoring the application.

Previous award recipients include:

  • Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Wewoka, OK)
  • Comanche Nation Housing Authority (Lawton, OK)
  • Ho Chunk Community Development Corporation (Winnebago, NE)
  • Omaha Tribe Housing Authority (Macy, NE)
  • Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska (White Cloud, KS)

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

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

Applications will be accepted beginning on June 3, 2024, and must be received or postmarked by July 12, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online at, or mailed to the address provided in the Contact section. Supporting documentation must be emailed to the appropriate address provided in the Contact section.

Applications must include:

  • Applicant information
  • Member information
  • Award request
  • Proposed use of funds
  • Narrative
  • Supporting documentation (as applicable):
    • A copy of the IRS determination letter indicating the organization is a tribal government entity;
    • Determination of eligibility letter provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • Determination of eligibility letter provided by Indian Health Services
    • Original tribal resolution/ordinance that established the TDHE
  • Certification and signatures

An optional webinar will be held for this program as follows:

May 13, 2024
2:00 p.m. CT

A recording of the webinar can be found online at

Refer to the NOFA and AppTemplate files for additional application information.

Match Required: No
Actual Funds: Unspecified
Range: $3,600,000 (Min)
Award Range: $100,000 (Min) / $500,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

There are no stated matching requirements for this program; however, awards may be supplemented with other funding sources.

Funding Notes:

At least $3.6 million is available to support awards ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 through this program.

Award announcements will be made by October 31, 2024.

For FY 2023, $3 million was distributed via eight awards ranging from $250,000 to $500,000 through this program. Refer to the Award file for details.


Program Staff
(785) 233-0507

Kylie Mergen

Mailing Address
FHLBank Topeka
Attn: HCD
P.O. Box 176
Topeka, KS 66601-0176

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to the program contacts provided.

Applications must be submitted online at or mailed to the address provided. Supporting documentation must be emailed to

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

NOFA File: US18103_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (91.5 Kb)
Award File: US18103_Award_FY2024.pdf (231.9 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US18103_WebinarPresentation_FY2024.pdf (5.5 Mb)
Other Pre-Award File: US18103_AppTemplate_FY2024.pdf (179.0 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains detailed program information and application guidelines. The WebinarPresentation file contains the presentation slides from the webinar held for this program. The AppTemplate file contains a sample of the online application that should be used for reference purposes only, as well as detailed application submission instructions. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients.

June 5, 2024
Detailed application submission instructions, as well as a sample of the online application, has been released and attached as the AppTemplate file. All relevant sections have been updated accordingly.

May 23, 2024
The presentation slides from the webinar held for this program have been released and attached as the WebinarPresentation file. In addition, a recording of the webinar has been released, and a link to the presentation is available in the Application section.

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Grant Categories
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