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

On April 27, 2022, HUD published Notice PIH 2022-12. The purpose of this notice is to provide Indian Community Development Block GrantImminent 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


HUD Seeking Nominations for Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is moving forward with the next step in establishing the Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC) and has published a Federal Register Notice (FR-6289-N-02) that formally establishes the TIAC.

The Notice invites Tribes to nominate Tribal representatives to serve on the TIAC. Nominees must meet the criteria described in the Notice and nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2022. To submit a nomination, please go to Regulations.gov and press the blue Comments button. You can either upload a document or type a comment in the box that appears. Read the Dear Tribal Leader in its entirety here.


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.


First Edition of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook are now available 

On February 1st, the White House published a statement announcing the first edition of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook for state, local, tribal and territorial governments. This document is a great reference tool for tribes to navigate all of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s funding opportunities. You can read more about resources related to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at www.whitehouse.gov/build/


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.


HUD correspondence related to the expenditure of IHBG CARES Act and American Rescue Plan funding. Click 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


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
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


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.
Updates
EWONAP Basic Overview
NAHASDA ESSENTIALS GLIHA March 10, 2021   -part 1    -part 2