GLIHA MEETING August 2-3

A GLIHA meeting was held August 2-3, at the Leelanau Sands Casino and Lodge in Peshawbestown, Michigan. The meeting was hosted by the Grand Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa. Below are links to PowerPoints from this meeting.

GLIHA-8-02-2022 Final
GLIHA Conference 2022
GLIHA Presentation_2022.08.02_1
Sallie Mead Presentation for GLIHA


Indian Community Development Block Grant Program NOFO Published

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to invite applications from eligible applicants for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program. The FY 2022 ICDBG NOFO provides $92,309,280 in funding to ensure 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. Note: This ICDBG NOFO includes new priority points for activities related to mitigating the impacts of climate change. Please read the complete NOFO for additional details. The deadline for this funding opportunity is October 24, 2022.

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Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive NOFO Posted

ONAP has released the FY 2022 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Awards will range from $500,000 to $7,500,000. A copy of the NOFO can be obtained at grants.gov. Applications, submitted through grants.gov, are due by November 17, 2022. Please continue to check Codetalk for future updates and training announcements.


Treasury provides updates to FAQs on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

The U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) has released updates to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) Final Rule, authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

This update includes a number of new and revised FAQs. Treasury is specifically highlighting revisions to FAQs 2.14 and 4.9, which enable state, local, and tribal governments to use SLFRF funds for the full value (including the principal) of long-term affordable housing loans including low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) loans, and expands presumptively eligible uses for affordable housing. Specifically for Tribal governments, affordable housing projects are eligible uses of SLFRF funds if they would be eligible for funding under the Indian Housing Block Grant program, the Indian Community Development Block Grant program, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program.

Alongside this guidance, Treasury is releasing an Affordable Housing How-To Guide, a simplified summary of SLFRF guidance on affordable housing and examples of how recipients can layer funds with federal resources.

Details for webinar briefings on the final rule FAQs, including one specifically on the topic of affordable housing development, will be forthcoming in the following weeks. Treasury will update the final rule FAQs periodically in response to questions received from stakeholders. For overall information about the program, please see The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds website. For general questions, please email SLFRF@treasury.gov.


Program Guidance 2022-01– Income Limits for the IHBG program under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA)

This guidance replaces Program Guidance 2021-01 and provides the latest Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Income Limits applicable to the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.


Notice PIH 2022-15: Federal Financial Report – Standard Form 425

This notice provides updated information to Indian tribes, tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) on the reporting requirements for the Federal Financial Report (FFR) – Standard Form 425 (SF-425). This notice supersedes Program Guidance 2014-07 and 2015-04, as well as any conflicting guidance with respect to SF-425 forms in all, applicable program Notices and applicable program NOFOs.  

Effective Immediately – starting with the period ending 06/30/2022, for the most part, grantees will only submit one SF-425 per open grant at the end of the grantee’s program/fiscal year.  Exception: Grantees approved to invest IHBG formula program funds will continue to submit quarterly SF-425s on IHBG formula grants (55IT/IH) whether you are actively investing or not.  ROSS grants will continue to follow the current reporting schedule.  Please contact ROSS-PIH@hud.gov with any questions related to ROSS financial reporting.

IMPORTANT:  To the extent the terms and conditions of the Federal award (i.e., the Funding Approval/Agreement—Form HUD 52734-A or B, the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), or the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)) require a frequency of SF-425 submissions that conflicts with the provisions of Notice PIH 2022-15, ONAP intends to refrain from enforcing those conflicting terms and conditions of the Federal award SF-425 submission requirements if the grantee follows the requirements of Notice PIH 2022-15


Notice PIH 2022-16: Total Development Cost (TDC) for Affordable Housing Under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA)


FY 2023 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Allocation Estimates

The purpose of this Dear Tribal Leader letter is to inform Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) of their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula allocation estimate for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 and to transmit the forms required for correcting the FY 2023 IHBG formula data and the FY 2024 IHBG Needs data.  HUD is posting the following information on-line at: https://ihbgformula.com/fy2023/:

  • FY 2023 Formula Response Form (FRF) including the FY 2023 FRF Appendices A through D and the FY 2024 IHBG Needs Data (Attachment A).
  •  Calendar of Critical Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • FY 2023 Correction/Challenge Log showing changes to the IHBG database between April 16, 2022, and May 18, 2022.

Tribes/TDHEs must review their data on the FY 2023 Formula Response Form and report any changes no later than August 1, 2022, to the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center.  Census Challenges for the FY 2024 IHBG Needs data must be submitted no later than March 30, 2023, for consideration for the FY 2024 IHBG formula allocation estimates.


Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Newly Published Resources

Dear Lender Letter 2022-04- The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to update the maximum loan limits for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program and Section 184A Native Hawaiian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184A) program.

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Dear Lender Letter 2022-03– The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to amend some of the review and re-review requirements in DLL 2022-01 and to make a technical update to the First Legal Action and Reasonable Diligence time frames for Borrowers exiting a COVID-19 Forbearance.

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Notice of Reallocation of Unaccepted Indian Housing Block Grant American Rescue Plan Act (IHBG-ARP) Funds to the Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat – American Rescue Plan Act (ICDBG-ARP) Program 

Per Notice PIH-2022-13, published on May 6, 2022, the deadline for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities to submit their Abbreviated Indian Housing Plan (AIHP) to receive their IHBG-ARP grant funding is July 5, 2022. Any IHBG-ARP funds that have not been accepted by this date will be reallocated from the IHBG-ARP program to the ICDBG-ARP program, in accordance with Section 11003(a)(1)(F) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). Reallocated funds will be used to fund additional approved ICDBG-ARP applications, as described in PIH Notice 2021-22, ICDBG-ARP Implementation Notice.  Review the Notice in its entirety here.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter– Affordable Connectivity Program Provides Monthly Subsidy for Internet Service


Process for Amending ICDBG-CARES and ICDBG-ARP Grants

HUD published Notice PIH 2022-12 provides Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (ICDBG-CARES) and Indian Community Development Block Grant-Imminent Threat American Rescue Plan Act (ICDBG-ARP) grantees with instructions on how to request amendments to their existing grants. This notice establishes the amendment process for ICDBG-ARP grants and modifies the amendment process for ICDBG-CARES grants, replacing PIH Notice 2021-06 “Process for Amending ICDBG-CARES Grants”.


HUD Issues One-Year Waiver for Tribes for BABA 

The Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act was enacted as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Pub. L. 117-58, in November 2021. The Act requires that for all Federal financial assistance for infrastructure obligated by Federal agencies after May 14, 2022, any iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in a project must be produced in the United States.  Please note that this requirement is applicable to all Federal financial assistance—whether or not funded through IIJA—where funds are appropriated or otherwise made available and used for a project for infrastructure.

To allow HUD time to conduct Tribal consultation, HUD issued a General Applicability Waiver of BABA provisions as applied to Tribal recipients of HUD Federal financial assistance.  The waiver is effective as of May 14, 2022, and will remain in effect for all Federal financial assistance for infrastructure projects obligated to Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs)s, and other Tribal organizations for one year, or until HUD publishes a notice extending the waiver or a final notice confirming the completion of HUD’s Tribal consultation process and announcing the termination of this general applicability waiver.  This will allow HUD sufficient time to conduct Tribal consultation.


GLIHA Meeting – March 29-30, 2022

A GLIHA meeting was be held at the Black Bear Casino in Cloquet, Minnesota on March 30-31, 2022. Below are links to the PowerPoint Presentations from this meeting:

GLIHA 3-30-2022
GLIHA HAF ERA Update March 2022
Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Mental Health considerations in housing development
NAIHC GLIHA March 2022
NWICDC Opioid Response


Regional Roundtables Engage Tribal Leaders and Discuss Housing Issues in Indian Country

Consistent with President Biden’s Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships, one of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) top priorities is to provide regular and robust engagement with Tribal leaders while ensuring that HUD is effectively delivering on its mission to provide housing resources to Indian Country. In the fall of 2021, Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman represented the Federal Government in six regional roundtables to engage Tribal leaders and to discuss housing issues in Indian Country and their Tribal Nations. The six regional roundtables were held in October, November, and December 2021. View Summary Report


Dear Tribal Leader Letter – Introducing ONAP’s new Tribal Climate Resilience and Adaptation Website

ONAP has created a Tribal climate resilience and adaptation website specifically for Tribes. The site pulls together tools and resources that are tailored to Tribes, including maps, data sets, and adaptation plans. It also includes information on Federal funding that supports Tribes addressing climate change, as well as case studies. As a reminder, technical assistance is available to achieve your climate planning and adaptation activities. Please reach out to your Area ONAP Office to submit your request.


HUD ANNOUNCES $83 MILLION TO DELIVER EQUITABLE COVID-19 RELIEF TO TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

HUD today announced the awarding of more than $83 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 74 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the third round of ICDBG-ARP awards, underscoring the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to delivering equitable COVID-19 relief to Tribal communities.

A breakdown of the awards by recipient is available here.


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.

EWONAP GLIHA 101921
GLIHA 10-28-21
Oneida Nation Tribal HUD VASH_GLIHA_October 2021 (1)
Options for Financing Housing Projects on Reservation Tanya
SWTHA NAIHC Update
Tribal and Housing Funding OpportunitiesOnline Resources
GLIHA – AMERIND Update
GLIHA Presentation in dells
GL Tribal Housing Assoc Case Study Presentation FINAL 10 27 21
Tribal IoT Slide Deck


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
2021-11pihn
PIH2021-14 5-4-21 WAIVERS 
final of presentation for 8-18-21 rev
SAMPLE IHBG-CARES IHP-APR Sample Version 2 
GLITHA_H81721_Healing Through Housing (1) 
EWONAP GLIHA 081021 (002) 
GLIHA August 2021 (1)


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

EWONAP ARP 051121

UPDATED -Zakab Biinjina Housing Powerpoint 4-7-21

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Elevate Energy GLIHA Meeting 5-13-21