Agency/Source Submission Deadline Additional Information
 FY 2019 Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program NOFA Oct. 15 The Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) program is designed to assist residents of Public and Indian Housing make progress towards economic self-sufficiency. Self Sufficiency is an individual’s ability to support their household by maintaining financial, housing, and personal/family stability. To achieve self-sufficiency, an individual move along a continuum towards economic independence and stability; such movement is facilitated by the achievement of personal goals. To help residents make progress towards self-sufficiency, HUD provides ROSS-SC grant funding to eligible applicants to hire a Service Coordinator who assesses the needs of Public and Indian housing residents and links them to supportive services that enable participants to move along a continuum towards self-sufficiency. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links them to supportive services which enables them to age/remain in place. This place-based program targets the entire resident community in the project(s) to be served and aims to address the areas of need at the community and individual level. The ROSS-SC must work with residents, PHA staff, local partners, and other stakeholders to develop local strategies to address the needs of residents and remove barriers so that residents are making progress towards achieving self-sufficiency. ROSS-SC funds may be used for the coordinator’s salary and fringe benefits, travel and training expenses, and administrative costs.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy19_ross

2019 New Market Tax Credit Applications Oct. 28 The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund calendar year (CY) 2019 allocation round of the new markets tax credit (NMTC). Applications are due Oct. 28. The CDFI Fund anticipates announcing 2019 NMTC awards in summer 2020. The NMTC program application, the notice of allocation availability, an introduction to the NMTC program, an Awards Management Information System navigation guide, an application frequently asked questions guide and an application roadmap presentation. Copies are also at www.newmarketscredits.com.
FY19 Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance (DHS/FEMA) Jan. 31, 2020 View the DHS Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) FY 2019 Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Fact Sheet at https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/182171.

View the DHS Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) FY 2019 Flood Mitigation Assistance and Fact Sheet at https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/182169

Subscribe to the Mitigation Minute, at Hazard Mitigation Assistance webpage and select “Subscribe to HMA.”

Rural Business Development Grants Open 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: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants
Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees (USDA) Open 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: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/telecom-programs
Direct Home Loans for Native Americans Open (Managing Agency Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)) – The NADL 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. The applicant must be an eligible Veteran. 2. The tribal organization or other appropriate Native American group must be participating 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.
Indian Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program (DOI) Open This program assists in obtaining financing from private sources to promote business development initiatives that contribute to the economy of the reservation or service area. Qualifications for this program:

· An individually enrolled member of a Federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group

· Corporation with no less than 51% ownership by Federally recognized American Indians or Alaska Natives

· A Federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group.

For more information, call 202-219-0740 or visit http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/IEED/DCI/index.htm.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation – Land Recovery Efforts Open The Foundation provides funding to Indian nations to support various aspects of land recovery with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands. Returning lands to Indian ownership and control is important to ensure that Indian people have access to the financial and natural resources within their own reservations. The Foundation supports a variety of initiatives to assist tribes in the development of plans to reacquire reservation lands. More info. at: https://www.iltf.org/grants/special-initiatives/land-recovery-efforts
Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages (USDA-RD) Open 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 United States.
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (USDA-RD) Open 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. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWP-ecwag.htm
USDA WATER & WASTE DISPOSAL LOANS & GRANTS Open USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program provides loans and grants for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in rural areas with a population of 10,000 or less. In some cases, funding may also be available for related activities such as legal and engineering fees, land acquisition, water and land rights, permits and equipment and other activities necessary to complete a project. Eligible Applicants: state and local governmental entities, private non-profits, and federally-recognized tribes who are unable to obtain commercial credit. How to Apply: apply now by using the online application tool RD Apply