This list of Funding opportunities include: Agency/Source, Submission Deadline and Additional Information

Applications Can be Submitted Now
Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat  –
The Secretary of HUD may set aside 5% of each year’s allocation for the noncompetitive, first come-first served, funding of grants to eliminate or lessen problems which pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of tribal residents.

AmeriCorps VISTA
Nov 3
AmeriCorps VISTA is a program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.AmeriCorps VISTA members are placed at sponsoring organizations, and serve for one year at approximately 40 hours per week addressing issues which have been locally identified as community priorities. The project goals and activities are designed to build the sponsor’s capacity to serve low-income communities.

Priorities include:

  • Economic opportunity: Employment, workforce development, housing, eviction prevention, and broadband access in rural and tribal areas
  • Education: School readiness; K-12 success; career and technical education; college access and success; remote learning; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs
  • Healthy futures: Access to healthcare; food security; COVID-19 response and contact tracing; mental health services; and opioid misuse, prevention, intervention, and recovery
  • Veterans and military families: Economic opportunity, education, and opioid prevention/recovery
  • Priority populations: Rural communities, Indian country, and areas of concentrated poverty

A link to application instructions is available on the program website.

Submit a concept paper through the eGrants system. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Nov 16
Continuum of Care (CoC)HUD is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260, approved December 27, 2020) amended title IV section 435 of the Act to allow Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) to be Collaborative Applicants, eligible entities, or subrecipients of the CoC Program in addition to amending title IV section 401 to add the terms “Formula Area” and “Indian Tribe.” These amendments mean that not only may Tribes and TDHEs apply for grants through other CoCs, but that formula areas, as that term is defined in the Indian Housing Block Grant program at 24 CFR 1000.302, are eligible to be added to the geographic areas of existing CoCs or may be included in newly formed CoCs. HUD has chosen to implement integration of Tribes and TDHEs into the CoC program in stages because tribal consultation is not yet complete. For the FY 2021 competition, Tribes and TDHEs will be eligible to apply for projects through existing CoCs only.

Dec 1
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) CompetitiveUnder this NOFO, approximately $95 million in IHBG Competitive Grants are available to eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (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 will spur housing construction and rehabilitation. HUD’s ICDBG Imminent Threat program is frequently used to address issues that have resulted from storm damage. This is a noncompetitive program under which Mississippi Choctaw could receive up to $450,000 to assist with storm damage clean-up and repair. If the storm is a Presidentially declared disaster, the amount increases to $900,000.

Dec 1
Brownfield Assessment Grants– Grants for assessing, prioritizing, and planning for the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites that are complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The program has a focus on areas historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination.

Jan 28, 2022
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)Provides funds to states, local communities, tribes and territories for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen our nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness. These investments will reduce community disaster vulnerability, promote individual and community safety and strengthen our ability as a nation to adapt to changing conditions.

Mar 15, 2022
Indigenous Communities Challenge A wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and public works and infrastructure projects are eligible for funding under this program. Indigenous communities are also eligible and encouraged to apply under all of EDA’s other programs.

Rural Business Development Grants

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes are eligible. This program is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities. More info. at:

Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees (USDA)

Broadband Program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. For more info. on other programs administered by Rural Utility Service (RUS) Telecommunications visit:

Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural & Native Alaskan Villages

Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages
USDA Rural Development offers this program to help extend access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in remote and extremely isolated parts of the U. S.

Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities

Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention. 

Direct Home Loans for Native Americans – Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

Program makes home loans available to eligible Native American Veterans who wish to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Federal Trust land or to reduce the interest rate.  Veterans who are not Native American, but who are married to a Native American non-Veteran, may be eligible for a direct loan under this program.  For more info., visit the NADL program website. General Program Requirements:  1. Applicant must be an eligible Veteran.  2. Tribal organization or other appropriate Native American group must participate in the VA direct loan program. The tribal organization must have signed a MOU with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, that spells out the conditions under which the program will operate on its trust lands.   3. Apply for a Certificate of Eligibility.   4. The loan must be to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Native American trust land.  5. The Veteran must occupy the property as his or her primary residence.  6. The Veteran must be a satisfactory credit risk.

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (USDA-RD)
Program helps eligible rural communities recover from or prepare for emergencies that result in a decline in capacity to provide safe, reliable drinking water for households & businesses. Federally recognized Tribal lands and Colonias are eligible; Privately owned wells are not eligible. • Up to $150K for repairs to breaks/leaks in existing water distribution lines, & related maintenance. • Up to $500K for construction of a new water source, intake &/or treatment facility or waterline extensions.

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees (USDA RD/RUS)
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
Program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Direct Assistance: Assigning CDC Staff to State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Agencies
Funding for CDC staff to be assigned to provide direct, individualized technical assistance, guidance, and coordination for awardees of grants and cooperative agreements made under specific CDC programs.