October 27-28, 2021 Meeting Presentations

Below are links to the PowerPoint presentations from the October 27-28, 2021 GLIHA meeting at the Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

GLIHA 10-28-21
Oneida Nation Tribal HUD VASH_GLIHA_October 2021 (1)
Options for Financing Housing Projects on Reservation Tanya
Tribal and Housing Funding OpportunitiesOnline Resources
GLIHA Presentation in dells
GL Tribal Housing Assoc Case Study Presentation FINAL 10 27 21
Tribal IoT Slide Deck

Notice PIH 2021-28- Providing Interim Funding to Recipients of Indian Housing Block Grants

This notice provides updated information to Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) on the process for requesting an advance on Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funds, or interim funding, while under a Continuing Resolution (CR). View entire notice.

Technical Assistance available for Tribes and TDHEs administering Emergency Rental Assistance 

HUD is pleased to announce that, through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Treasury, we have made awards to technical assistance providers that can provide support to Emergency Rental Assistance grantees that would like assistance.  Technical assistance can be provided to help Tribes and TDHEs with the design and administration of their ERA program. 

If you have a need for technical assistance, please send an email to your Area ONAP Technical Assistance contact with your contact information, and topic areas where you may need additional support.  HUD will review all requests and work to provide you with support, subject to the availability of funds.  We will also work to make best practices available to you so that you can learn from the promising practices and policies of other ERA grantees

HUD Awards $4.4 Million to 28 Tribes to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans

HUD, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). This includes $1.0 million in expansion grants that will help house approximately 95 additional Veterans. The expansion grants were awarded to three existing Tribal HUD-VASH grant recipients and two new Tribal HUD-VASH grant recipients, Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority and Fort Hall Housing Authority.

The Tribal HUD-VASH program provides housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness by combining rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA.

View Press Release

In-Person GLIHA Meeting 

GLIHA conducted an in-person meeting August 17-18, 2021 at the Island Casino Resort in Harris, Michigan. Thank you for your participation and continual support of Indian Housing. Below are links to the PowerPoint presentations from this meeting.

PG 2010-03 Eligible Activities
PIH2021-14 5-4-21 WAIVERS 
final of presentation for 8-18-21 rev
GLITHA_H81721_Healing Through Housing (1) 
EWONAP GLIHA 081021 (002) 
GLIHA August 2021 (1)

HUD Publishes Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

HUD has published the FY21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program. It announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $95 million in competitive grants to eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). This program provides competitive grant funding to Tribes and TDHEs to carry out affordable housing activities for the benefit of low-income Native American families. In accordance with the FY21 Consolidated Appropriations Act, HUD will prioritize grant applications that spur housing construction and rehabilitation.

In addition to the IHBG Competitive Grant, the HUD Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) has several funding opportunities open at this time. HUD recognizes the many challenges faced by Tribes and TDHEs during the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency. Therefore, HUD is providing a longer application period for the IHBG Competitive Grant to allow applicants additional time to develop and submit applications, as well as coordinate and maximize funding opportunities. Therefore, applicants will have until 11:59:59 PM EST on December 1, 2021, to submit applications.

Dear Tribal Leader Letter- CARES Act Reporting

In-Person GLIHA Meeting 

GLIHA conducted an in-person meeting May 12-13, 2021 at the Mille Lacs Casino Hotel in Hinckley, Minnesota.  Thank you for your participation and continual support of Indian Housing. Below are links to the PowerPoint presentations from this meeting.

GLIHA Presentation Final_2021

Tribal Housing Developments


UPDATED -Zakab Biinjina Housing Powerpoint 4-7-21

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Elevate Energy GLIHA Meeting 5-13-21

Dear Tribal Leader Letter– Coordinated Environmental Review Process Implementation Plan

Since 2015 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has led an interagency workgroup to develop a coordinated environmental review. In 2015 the workgroup issued a Final Report identifying measures that could be taken to coordinate agencies’ environmental review processes within the existing framework. The workgroup is seeking your input and feedback on the final Implementation Plan. I encourage you to review the Implementation Plan, which can be found on CodeTalk. HUD is interested in your thoughts on the proposed action items in the Implementation Plan, as well as any ideas you have to address the Final Report recommendations and inefficiencies in the environmental review process. Comments, which must be received by July 23, 2021, at 11:59:59 EDT, can be sent via email to Codetalk@hud.gov. Comments and input will be considered before the Implementation Plan is finalized. Continue reading for more information

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Indian Housing Block Grant Program Awards

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), Public Law 117-2, which provides additional funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the national impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. ARP included $450 million for the Indian Housing Block Grant program. Linked here you will find a funding summary for each eligible Tribe (“Indian Housing Block Grant- American Rescue Plan (IHBG-ARP) Formula Allocations”).

The $450 million in funding was allocated based on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 tribal allocations. Each tribe will receive 69.1376421680391 percent of their FY 2021 IHBG formula allocation. This percentage is equal to the amount appropriated in the ARP divided by the total amount allocated in FY 2021 under the IHBG formula before repayments and grant adjustments ($450,000,00/ $650,875,537).

Read the full Dear Tribal Leader letter here.

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Awards Announced

HUD announced over $91 million in grant awards to 24 Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the Nation for new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, and critical infrastructure projects.

The IHBG competition was extremely competitive. HUD received over 140 applications from eligible Native American Tribes and TDHEs. Today’s awards are the result of a thoughtful and rigorous application process. ONAP is excited about this opportunity and thanks everyone who applied. Instructions for requesting a debriefing will be sent to each applicant over the next several days.

Click the link to view the press release https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_21_058

Virtual Meeting Update

GLIHA conducted its first Virtual Meeting on March 10, 2021. There were over 35 participants in this meeting. Thank you for your participation and continued support of Indian housing programs. Below are the links to the PowerPoint presentations from this meeting.
EWONAP Basic Overview
NAHASDA ESSENTIALS GLIHA March 10, 2021   -part 1    -part 2

Changes to Section 3 

This Dear Tribal Leader letter highlights recent changes to Section 3 as a result of a Final Rule that was published on September 29, 2020.  Beginning on November 30, 2020, the effective date of the Final Rule, Section 3 will no longer apply to Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities.

Environmental Guidance- Tips to Avoid Republication of RROF During COVID-19

This resource provides HUD’s 7015.15 Request Release of Funds (RROF) processing reminders to grantees regarding emailing objections, public review of the environmental review record, and emailing the RROF during COVID-19

Program Guidance- No. 2019-05 FBI Criminal History Guidance

Purpose: This guidance updates and replaces NAHASDA Guidance No. 20 13-08, Update to Instructions for Obtaining FBI Criminal History Record Information, August 19, 2013. It advises Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE5) on the process for obtaining Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history record information of adult applicants for employment or current and prospective tenants for purposes of applicant screening, lease enforcement, and eviction.

Program Guidance 2019-03: Recent Changes to the federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

This guidance informs Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities about increases to the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds for programs involving Federal funds.

Determining and Using Program Income Under NAHASDA

PIH 2019-07– This notice replaces PIH Notice 2000-18 and provides guidance for determining and using program income generated by the use or disbursement of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds.