Grant Details


Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (Part B): Imminent Threat Grants - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
CFDA: 14.862
Federal FON: FR-6800-N-23
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)
Multipart Grant: Yes
Next Due: Rolling
Solicitation Date: 05/15/2024
   
Match Required: Recommended
Match Type: Cash/In-Kind
Actual Funds: $75,000,000 (Estimated)
Range: $5,000,000 (Max)
Summary:

The purpose of this program is to support the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. Applicants are expected to align their application with the funding agency's strategic goal and objective of investing in the success of communities by promoting equitable community development that generates wealth-building for underserved communities, particularly for communities of color.

Preference points will be awarded during the application evaluation process to projects that address:

  • Promise zones (PZs), as defined on page 12 of the NOFA file
  • Climate change, as defined on pages 64-66 of the NOFA file

Funding will be provided through the following program components:

  • (Part A): Single Purpose Grants
  • (Part B): Imminent Threat Grants

The purpose of the Imminent Threat Grants component is to alleviate or remove imminent threats towards health or safety of tribal residents. The threat to be addressed must be such that an emergency exists or would exist if the threat were not addressed. Funding must address threats of an urgent nature that were not evident at the time of submission of an application to this program's Single Purpose Grants component, or that require immediate action.

Optional webinars are scheduled for this program. Refer to the Application section for details.

Last Updated: May 22, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Native American tribal organizations

Tribal organizations that 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 program when one or more of these entities have authorized the tribal organization to do so through concurring resolutions. Such resolutions must accompany the application for funding.

Only one application may be submitted for each area within the jurisdiction of an eligible entity. An application may include more than one project, but may not request more than the maximum award amount. Tribal organizations applying on behalf of multiple tribes may combine ceiling amounts for a project if the project will benefit the members of all such respective tribes. Several tribes may submit individual applications for one combined activity if the project will benefit the members of all such respective tribes.

Ineligible entities include those that have:

  • Outstanding program-related obligations to the funding agency that are in arrears, or have not agreed to a repayment schedule
  • Projects funded through this program that have been open two or more years past the due date for closeout
Eligible Applicants:
Consortia
Native American Tribe
Tribal Organizations/Institutions
Application Notes:

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served rolling basis until all funding is expended. Requests should be made within a reasonable amount of time after the event or discovery of the threat.

To initiate the application process, applicants must contact the appropriate area office listed on pages 77-78 of the NOFA file. Once applicants have received confirmation from their area office of available funds and project eligibility, they may electronically submit an application to their area office.

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • HUD 2880
  • Detailed budget information
  • HUD 4123
  • HUD 4125
  • Project description summary
  • Evidence that the project can be implemented and completed within the project period
  • Information showing that the threat is not of a recurring nature
  • Evidence the threat affects or impacts an entire service area
  • Evidence the project outcomes will help alleviate the imminent threat conditions
  • Authority to use funds, or letter with the responsible entities' finding of exempt activity
  • Independent verification from a third party that the threat is urgent, exists at present, or will exist very soon and must be addressed immediately
  • Evidence funds are not available from other tribal or federal sources to alleviate the threat

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.

Optional webinars are scheduled for this program as follows:

June 12, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Call-in number: (202) 735-3323
Access code: 6967927#
URL: intellor.webex.com

June 13, 2024
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Call-in number: (202) 735-3323
Access code: 6236782#
URL: intellor.webex.com

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Capacity of the applicant (30 points)
  • Need/extent of the problem (23 points)
  • Soundness of approach (38 points)
  • Leveraging resources (3 points)
  • Comprehensiveness and coordination (6 points)
  • Preference points (4 points)

Refer to the NOFA and Guide files, as well as to the Application folder, for additional application information.

Match Required: Recommended
Match Type: Cash/In-Kind
Actual Funds: $75,000,000 (Estimated)
Range: $5,000,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

Matching funds are not required for this program; however, voluntary leveraging with both federal and nonfederal funds is encouraged. Other federal sources are only allowed to be used as leveraging if permitted by a program's authorizing statute.

Contributions that could be considered as leveraged resources include:

  • Tribal government funds
  • Donations from individuals or organizations, private foundations, and businesses
  • Private foundation, business, state, or federal loans or guarantees
  • Other federal grants permitted by statute, including Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds
  • Donated goods and services needed for the project
  • Land needed for the project, including land purchased prior to the application deadline
  • Land used for a building expansion project
  • Direct administrative costs of up to 20 percent of the total award amount

Leveraged resources may not include:

  • Land that has already been used as leverage toward another funding agency program
  • Indirect administrative costs
  • The value of the existing facility if an application is to expand or rehab an existing facility
Funding Notes:

Approximately $75 million is available to support an estimated 70 awards through this program overall, with a total of $5 million available to support awards through this component. This component will generally issue awards of up to $450,000; however, awards of up to $900,000 may be issued for projects involving presidentially declared disasters, also referred to as major disaster declarations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Projects must be completed within 12 months of the award, unless there is good cause for not being able to do so.

Program administration costs may not exceed 20 percent of the sum of the total award amount plus any program income received.

Technical assistance costs associated with developing the capacity to undertake a specific funded activity may not exceed 10 percent of the total award amount.

Costs for public services are limited to 15 percent of the total award amount.

Funds may not be used for pre-award costs, with the exception of proposal costs incurred to prepare an application for submission and the value of land acquisition used towards an applicant's leveraging contribution.

For FY 2022, a total of $95,565,820 was distributed via 55 awards ranging from $678,064 to $4 million through this program overall. For FY 2021, a total of $51,625,636 was distributed via 59 awards ranging from $600,000 to $2 million through this program overall. Refer to the Award file for details.

Contacts:

Program Staff
ONAP-ICDBG@hud.gov

Agency Address
Office of Native American Programs
Washington Office
451 Seventh Street, Room 4108
Washington, D.C. 20410

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to the program staff, or to the appropriate area office listed on pages 77-78 of the NOFA file.

To initiate the application process, applicants must contact the appropriate area office. Once applicants have received confirmation from their area office of available funds and project eligibility, they may electronically submit an application to their area office.

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

Files:
NOFA File: US0366B_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (380.8 Kb)
Guide File: US0366B_Guide_FY2024.pdf (131.8 Kb)
Application File: US0366B_Application_FY2024.zip (2.8 Mb)
Award File: US0366B_Award_FY2024.pdf (545.3 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US0366B_Webinar_FY2024.pdf (170.6 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the full solicitation for this program. The Guide file contains detailed information and application guidelines for this component. The Application folder contains required forms for submission. The Webinar file contains information on upcoming webinars scheduled for this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients through this program overall.

May 22, 2024
Information regarding upcoming webinars scheduled for this program has been released and attached as the Webinar file. The Application section has been updated accordingly.

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