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Office of Native American Programs

The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) administers programs designed to support affordable housing and community development activities for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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April 15, 2024- National Webinar Series Featuring Best Practices from Across the County- Urban Indian Housing

In this webinar, seasoned Native nonprofit organizations will share how taking greater control over development and  management of their housing, supportive housing, and shelter programs may improve their ability to center community and Native American cultural experience.  Approximately 70% of American Indians and Alaska Natives live in urban
settings, where it can be a challenge to find culturally welcoming support.

View Flyer for more information.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Announcement of Continuum of Care Tribal Homelessness Network

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) is pleased to announce two opportunities for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to connect and learn more about resources to address homelessness including the Continuum of Care (CoC) program. We recognize that Tribes and TDHEs are newer to the CoC Program and that connecting with one another provides the opportunity for peer sharing, learning, and networking. View the letter here.


Breaking Ground on the Future of Tribal Energy Financing and Rebates Webinar

April 25, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm MT

Join the Office of Indian Energy to hear about the Viejas Microgrid and Yakama Power, two Tribal energy projects that are breaking ground with novel financing opportunities: the Tribal Energy Financing Program and the Buy Indian Act.

Also, get the latest updates and application resources for the Tribal Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program, which will provide up to $14,000 per eligible Tribal household for energy efficiency and electrification home upgrades. 

Register today.


Department of Interior Announces $320 Million for Tribal Domestic Water Supply Projects

The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation issued a funding opportunity to assist federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations as they plan and construct domestic water infrastructure.  Eligible projects include new domestic water supply infrastructure, improvements to existing infrastructure and facilities, extension of existing infrastructure and facilities to reach underserved service areas, and other projects that assess and address urgent water-related needs, among others.

Applications are due August 4, 2024


IRS Clean Energy Credits: Online Registration Tool and Office Hours for Elective Pay and Transferability of Clean Energy Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 allows Tribal Governments and Alaskan Native Corporations to benefit from certain clean energy tax credits through elective pay. For tax years beginning after December 31, 2022, an applicable entity that qualifies for a clean energy tax credit can make an elective payment election. This election will treat certain credits as a payment against their federal income tax liabilities rather than as a nonrefundable credit. The amount of the credit will first offset any tax liability of the entity, and any excess will be refundable.


The IRS is hosting office hours for direct pay-applicable entities that have questions specifically about the prefiling registration process.


Biden-Harris Administration Launches Clean Energy Connector to Bring Nearly $15 Million in Annual Energy Savings to Up to 40,000 Low-Income Households

On March 19, the Biden-Harris Administration, through a partnership between DOE and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), launched the pilot of the Clean Energy Connector, a tool that connects families to solar energy through HHS’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The first-of-its-kind software can now be used by local LIHEAP program administrators in Illinois, Washington, D.C., and New Mexico to connect community solar subscriptions to as many as 40,000 households with low incomes.


Transmission Facilitation Program Public-Private Partnerships to Connect Microgrids in Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories

On Feb. 29, 2024, DOE announced a Request for Proposals for up to $200 million for transmission projects to connect remote and isolated microgrids to existing infrastructure corridors in Alaska, Hawaii, and the territories of the United States.

This Request for Proposals will be designed to address the unique electric grid configurations and challenges faced by residents in these remote and often isolated communities. Strategically interconnecting existing microgrids to each other and to a larger operating transmission system will enhance grid reliability and resilience and expand access to clean, diverse, and more affordable energy in these areas. Applications due May31, 2024.


HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy (OEE)

This is a reminder that HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) is hosting a listening session on its Environmental Justice Strategic Plan specifically for Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities, and Tribal Housing Authorities on April 30th at 2:00pm ET. The listening session will be accessible at the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsd--trjoiH_RQ2Kz10rGVhyoxFgAS6ko.

This listening session was announced in a Dear Tribal Leader letter on April 3rd. You can access that letter here: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USHUDPIH/2024/04/03/file_attachments/2835314/FINAL_REVIEWED_2024-2028_EJSP_DTLL_3.28.2024.pdf

Below is some information on the office hosting the listening session, the purpose of the listening session, the content of the presentation, and some questions to think about coming in to the session.

Who
OEE is hosting listening sessions with Stakeholders as it writes the 2024-2028 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan (EJSP). OEE’s mission is to advance and sustain environmental compliance in HUD-assisted projects and programs, foster environmental and cultural stewardship, and support the provision of decent, safe, and high-performing housing. OEE is part of HUD’s office of Community Planning and Development and is separate from the office of Public and Indian Housing.

What
What is environmental justice: Environmental justice is “the just treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of income, race, color, national origin, Tribal affiliation, or disability in agency decision-making and other Federal activities that affect human health and the environment.” 

What is the Environmental Justice Strategic Plan: The EJSP has two purposes. First, it is a summary of the progress HUD has made towards integrating environmental justice into its programs. Second, it describes the steps HUD will take over the next five years to further integrate environmental justice into its programs.

This is a previous edition of HUDs environmental justice strategy, attached as a reference: https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/HUD-Environmental-Justice-Strategy.pdf

Why
The purpose of this listening session is to get input from Tribes, TDHEs, and Tribal Housing Authorities on the EJSP. You are a stakeholder of HUD and the EJSP will affect you and the programs that you interact with. Participating in the webinar, answering the questions that HUD has, and asking questions about the EJSP that you have ensures that HUD can incorporate your thoughts and feedback into the EJSP. HUD wants to collaborate with its stakeholders to ensure that the EJSP is achievable, has positive impacts and does not impose additional burdens.

Questions to think about before the session
These are some of the questions that HUD will be asking during the listening session:

  • How are housing and infrastructure in your community being impacted by climate change? 
  • What type of assistance would support climate mitigation planning and processes in your community? (e.g. funding, Technical Assistance-education, cross federal agency collaboration) 
  • What kinds of activities do you need funding for to address urgent, long-term housing and infrastructure needs impacted by climate change? (e.g. green building practices, relocation assistance, infrastructure, housing, training, professional services)
  • Are there activities/actions in your community that HUD can help identify leveraging opportunities for?
  • What can HUD do to better serve you in maintaining or improving the health and environmental conditions of Tribal communities?
  • What can HUD do to assist with your community’s eligibility for accessing HUD and other federal resources?
  • How can HUD better reflect the needs of Tribal Communities in its environmental justice strategic plan?
  • Are there cross agency efforts/areas for collaboration you would like HUD to pursue with other agencies?
  • What are some major environmental justice related concerns regarding housing that are prevalent in your community? How can HUD address these concerns?

USDA Presents: How to Ensure Kids and Teens in Your Communities Have Access to Nutritional Meals and Snacks During the Summer

During This Webinar You Will Learn: 

  • About USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
  • Whats new: Summer EBT
  • How to become a sponsor with reimbursement benefits
  • Why it's important to connect HUD-assisted residents with summer meals 
  • How to partner with other service providers to adminsiter SFSP
  • USDA resources available to all PHAs, Tribes and multi-family housing providers

When: April 11, 2024 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EST Register Here


Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant- Notice of Funding Opportunity

Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Adrianne Todman announced a new notice of funding opportunity through the FY24 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant that will provide $10 million to support local planning efforts to revitalize communities. Read the full Press Release.


OMB Makes Changes to 2 CFR Part 200 and Issues Implementation Memo

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has published a final rule revising 2 CFR Part 200. The guidance makes changes to government-wide policies for the award and administration of Federal financial assistance. Tribes and TDHEs administering IHBG and ICDBG grants are subject to 2 CFR Part 200 and should review the latest changes.

The following links cover the newly issued rules and guidance. HUD may issue additional guidance on the latest changes to 2 CFR Part 200 in the future.


Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Model Activity Requests Notice

HUD recently published PIH Notice 2024-08 (“Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Model Activity Requests) which provides IHBG formula recipients with updated information on the process to follow when requesting approval for IHBG model activities. Grantees should review this Notice closely. The Notice can be found here.


Calculating Annual Income for Purposes of Eligibility under NAHASDA Notice

HUD recently published PIH Notice 2024-07  (“Calculating Annual Income for Purposes of Eligibility under NAHASDA”), which provides updated guidance on how to calculate ‘annual income’ under NAHASDA programs following the changes made by HOTMA to the Section 8/Part 5 definition of ‘annual income’. Grantees should review this Notice closely. The Notice can be found here.


Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Nominations

HUD is seeking nominations for future members of its Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Selected nominees will serve a two-year term, beginning January 2025.  In determining who to select, HUD will take into consideration several factors, such as geographic location and size of Tribe.  In order to be eligible, the nominee must be a duly elected or appointed Tribal leader or Tribal employee (employees of a Tribally Designated Housing Entity are not eligible). Further details can be found in this Federal Register Notice. Nominations are due by June 7, 2024.


BABA Request For Information - Deadline to Submit Comments is April 15, 2024

On February 13, 2024, HUD published the Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Iron, Steel, Construction Materials, and Manufactured Products Used in Housing Programs Pursuant to BABA in the Federal Register. HUD seeks public feedback to enhance BABA implementation, understand market readiness, and foster domestic supply chains in housing infrastructure development. Comments received will inform HUD’s continued implementation of BABA. Please make sure comments are specific and evidence-based to ensure maximum impact. Grant recipients, housing contractors, manufacturers, associations, stakeholders, and the public are encouraged to respond to this RFI on or before April 15, 2024. All comments are to be submitted at regulations.gov (a link can be found here).


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program – Final Rule Published in the Federal Register

On March 20, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the final rule on the Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program in the Federal Register. A link to the final rule is here. The final rule expands and revises the Section 184 program regulations to address the program’s growing demands, increase transparency and accountability, and strengthen the program to ensure that it remains viable for many years to come.


IHBG Competitive NOFO APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED and Other Technical Corrections

HUD is extending the FY 2023 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Application deadline by 30 days.  Applications are now due by Friday, April 19, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET.

HUD has also made some technical corrections to the NOFO following Tribal feedback provided during ongoing NOFO training sessions:

  • Undisbursed Funds from 2016 or Prior Years:  References to undisbursed funds from 2016 and prior years have been removed from the NOFO.  Applicants will no longer lose points under the Rating Factors if they have undisbursed funds from 2016 or prior years.
  • Needs Table Heading Corrected: The Needs Table that was posted had an incorrect heading, which has been corrected.  The data in the table is unchanged.
  • Updated FAQs: HUD will also update FAQs shortly to further assist Applicants.

To allow Applicants additional time to take these changes into account, HUD has extended the application deadline until Friday, April 19, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET. Applications must still be submitted through grants.gov.

Please also see Codetalk for updated FAQs coming soon.

Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement Notice of Funding Opportunity

HUD has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) which appropriates $225 million in grant funding for the PRESERVATION AND REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT (PRICE) program.  PRICE supports communities in their efforts to maintain, protect, and stabilize manufactured housing and manufactured housing communities (MHCs). Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) are eligible to apply, and at least $10 million of the available funding is intended for Tribal communities. All applications must be submitted to Grants.gov to be eligible for review. HUD will hold several webinars on the NOFO, and the schedule for these can be found here. The application deadline is June 5, 2024.


 Build America, Buy America Act Request For Information

HUD has published a Request For Information (RFI) on the implementation of the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) requirements. The RFI is soliciting feedback on how the purchasing requirements for iron, steel, construction, and manufacturing materials will impact costs and the ability of grantees to build housing. The RFI can be found here. Comments are due by April 15, 2024, and can be submitted at regulations.gov (link can found here).


Department of Energy- Tribal Clean Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a $25 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support clean energy technology deployment on Tribal lands. 

Through this FOA, the DOE Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations, to install clean energy technology on Tribal lands.  

Applications are due May 30, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET

Read the FOA press release and download the FOA for Clean Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands-2024 (DE-FOA-0003298)


Department of Energy- Transformative Clean Energy Led by Tribal and Local Governments

DOE announced the opening of the Communities Sparking Investments in Transformative Energy funding opportunity of approximately $18 million in funding for community-identified, transformative clean energy projects and programs that advance local energy priorities and self-determination, spark additional investments, and deliver direct benefits to workers and residents.

DOE anticipates making up to 20 awards under this FOA, each ranging $900,000 to $3,600,000, to eligible applicants, including Tribes and local governments representing disadvantaged communities, energy communities, and small-to-medium-sized jurisdictions. Recipients will also receive technical assistance, including an on-site DOE-sponsored Clean Energy Fellow.

This is the first funding opportunity from the Local Government Energy Program, a new permanent program designed to provide funding and technical support to communities often overlooked in clean energy opportunities after one-time Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funds are spent.

Deadline to apply is May 31, 2024.


Department of Energy Tribal Nations and Native Communities Resource Guide

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to working closely with Tribal Nations and Native communities to apply for and deploy transformative federal funding opportunities to build bright clean energy futures and, in turn, foster more economic prosperity.

With DOE’s resource guide, Tribal governments and nongovernmental partners can navigate, access, and utilize funding opportunities.


Dear Lender Letter 2024-02- Updated Appraisal Validity Periods

This Dear Lender Letter (DLL) extends the initial appraisal and appraisal update validity periods for Section 184 and Section 184A loans.


ConnectHome- Extension of Application Deadline

Applications to apply for ConnectHomeUSA (CHUSA) have been extended to April 12, 2024. If Tribes have not yet submitted a Letter of Intent to join ConnectHomeUSA, there is still time.

Attached please find the CHUSA FAQs and Application instructions. Interested applications can reach out to connecthome@hud.gov with questions.

What is CHUSA?

ConnectHomeUSA is HUD’s signature digital inclusion program. First launched in 2015 as “ConnectHome,” the pilot was designed to test whether the public, private and nonprofit sectors could work together to narrow the digital divide locally.

After significant initial success in 2017, HUD expanded the program in partnership with the nonprofit EveryoneOn, rebranded it as “ConnectHomeUSA” and in 2020 achieved its goal of onboarding 100 communities across the country. Today, HUD provides ongoing support, substantial technical assistance resources, and guidance to communities to help them navigate the new federal broadband funding programs. HUD has also entered into a new partnership with the national nonprofit, EducationSuperHighway, as well as other nonprofit and private stakeholders to support the work of CHUSA communities.

CHUSA Expansion Application Requirements and FAQs.


Indian Housing Block Grant-Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity Frequently Asked Questions


Dear Tribal Leader LetterIndian Community Development Block Grant Program Regulations – Tribal Consultation Schedule

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has started the rulemaking process to update the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program regulations (24 CFR Part 1003). In accordance with HUD’s Tribal Consultation Policy, the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is seeking Tribal feedback on these regulations, which have not been updated in nearly two decades. This Dear Tribal Leader letter announces additional dates and locations for upcoming ICDBG Tribal consultations. Below you will find a list of completed and upcoming Tribal consultation sessions. HUD may add other consultation sessions.

View Letter and Schedule


2024 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

As the premier conference for community development, NICRC offers insights, emerging ideas, and promising practices shared by community development experts from around the country. The program includes our signature regulator-led sessions on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). This year, attendees will learn about the current regulatory process as well as what to expect under the revised CRA regulation, which was issued on October 24, 2023.


EPA Opens Competition for Community Change Grant Program

The EPA has recently opened the competition for the Community Change Grant Program, that has $2 billion dollars in funding for disadvantaged communities. The program aims to fund community-based grants for projects that reduce pollution and carbon emissions, increase community climate resilience, and build community capacity to respond to environmental and climate justice challenges such as extreme heat and flooding. Resilience improvements to housing infrastructure are eligible.  The awards will range from $10-$20 million. The application for this grant program is rolling through November 1, 2024, with the opportunity resubmit your application if it is not initially accepted. Technical assistance is available for this application and can be accessed by filling out this request form or calling 1 (800) 540-8123.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- IHBG Formula Census Challenge Deadline Date Change

The purpose of this Dear Tribal Leader letter is to inform Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) that HUD is extending the deadline for FY 2025 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Formula Census Challenges from March 30, 2024 to July 29, 2024. Additionally, this letter announces that Tribes and TDHEs are now able to access their FY 2025 IHBG Formula Needs Data on-line here https://ihbgformula.com/2025-needs-data/

The regulatory waiver that provides for the Census Challenge deadline extension is linked here: 2025 Census Challenge Regulatory Deadline


Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) Grant Program

The Department of Transportation is accepting applications for the Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant (NAE) Program. Tribes are eligible to apply. The NAE Program provides $3.2 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funds for projects that improve walkability, safety, and affordable transportation access and address existing transportation barriers, especially in disadvantaged or underserved communities. The program also provides funding for planning and capacity building activities in disadvantaged or underserved communities, and funding for technical assistance to local governments to facilitate effective planning for surface transportation projects. View the NAE Program page for more information about eligible projects, facilities, and recipients.


 

 

ONAP Offices & Contacts


HUD Building
WASHINGTON D.C.
Alaska ONAP
ANCHORAGE, AK
EWONAP Chicago
CHICAGO, IL
Hawaii Office
HONOLULU, HI
NPONAP
DENVER, CO
NWONAP
SEATTLE, WA
SPONAP
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
SWONAP
PHOENIX, AZ

 

 


Tribal Contacts by Region


U.S. Map Showing Location of ONAP OfficesNorthwest Office Northern Plains OfficeSouthwest OfficeSouthern Plains OfficeEastern Woodlands OfficeAlaska Office

 

Loan Guarantees for Homeownership and Housing Development


Home Loan Guarantee Program for American Indian and Alaska Native Families, Alaska Villages, Tribes, or Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs)

Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program

The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program is a home mortgage product specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families, Alaska villages, tribes, or tribally designated housing entities. Congress established this program in 1992 to facilitate homeownership and increase access to capital in Native American Communities.

 

Loan Guarantee Program for Homeownership on Hawaiian Home Lands

Section 184A Loan Guarantee Program

The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 adds a new Section 184A to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 which authorized the Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Program. The regulations for Section 184A was published as an Interim Rule on June 13, 2002, and are found at 24 CFR part 1007. The program is designed to offer home ownership, property rehabilitation, and new construction opportunities for eligible Native Hawaiian individuals and families wanting to own a home on Hawaiian home lands.

 

Loan Guarantee Program for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities

Title VI Loan Guarantee Program

The Title VI Loan Guarantee program allows recipients of Indian Housing Block Grant Funds to use current and future fund allocations as a means of leverage to obtain HUD guaranteed financing. As a borrower, tribes, Alaska Native Villages or TDHEs (with tribe approval) will collaborate with an approved lender to prepare and submit required documents for HUD review. Once approved, HUD will provide the lender with the loan guarantee and the borrower can start the intended project. Obtaining a Title VI guaranteed loan permits borrowers to develop their project at today's cost; avoiding the need to save funds over several years and incurring the risk of potential cost increases.

 

ONAP COVID Recovery Programs


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP)

On March 11, 2021, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (Public Law 117-2), which provides $750 million dollars in HUD resources to Indian Country to support the continued fight against COVID-19.  Specifically, the ARP includes $450 million for the Indian Housing Block Grant program, $280 million for the Indian Community Development Block Grant program, $5 million for the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program, and $10 million for related technical assistance resources.

Please visit the ONAP-ARP 2021 website for specific program details, guidance and resources.

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the Trump Administration’s commitment to protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Please visit the ONAP-CARES Act website for specific program details, guidance and resources.

 

Find more COVID-19 Recovery Resources

ONAP Programs & Funding Opportunities


The Office of Native American Programs administers the following five grant programs.

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)

Established by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), the IHBG program is a formula based grant program. Eligible activities include housing development, assistance to housing developed under the Indian Housing Program, housing services to eligible families and individuals, crime prevention and safety, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems. Visit the IHBG website for additional program and funding information.

Indian Housing Block Grant-Competitive Grant Program

Under the program, eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) receive grants to carry out a range of affordable housing activities. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas and carry out other affordable housing activities. Grant funds must be used to primarily benefit low-income Indian families.  Visit the IHBG Competitive website for additional program and funding information.

Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)

Awarded under an annual competition, Indian Community Development Block Grants provide single purpose grants for housing rehabilitation, land acquisition, community facilities, infrastructure construction, and economic development activities that benefit primarily for low and moderate income persons. Visit the ICDBG website for additional program and funding information.

Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program (Tribal HUD-VASH)

In January 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a demonstration program to offer a permanent home and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing program (Tribal HUD-VASH) will provide rental assistance and supportive services to Native American veterans who are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness living on or near a reservation or other Indian areas.  Indian tribes and TDHEs participating in this program must partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide case management and supportive services to eligible Native American veterans. Visit the Tribal HUD-VASH website for additional program and funding information.

Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG)

NAHASDA was amended in 2000 to add Title VIII-Housing Assistance for Native Hawaiians. The amendment to NAHASDA added a similar program for Native Hawaiians who reside on Hawaiian Home Lands to the Indian Housing Block Grant. Visit the NHHBG website for additional program and funding information.

Visit Grants.gov to view current and past Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO).

 

Tribal Leader Resources


Tribal Leader Webpage

As Tribal Leaders, your leadership skills and vision are needed to create safe and prosperous communities. The Tribal Leader Resource webpage shares valuable information and provides tools useful in the administration of housing and community/economic development programs.

 

Tribal Housing-TDHE Resources


Tribal Housing-TDHE Webpage

As Tribal Housing Board of Commissioners, Executive Directors and housing staff, your hard work and efforts create safe and prosperous communities for Native families by expanding homeownership and affordable housing opportunities; empowering residents of Indian housing through the creation of jobs and economic development opportunities; enforcing fair housing opportunities; making Indian housing development drug-free; and helping to end overcrowding and homelessness. The Tribal Housing-TDHE Resource webpage shares valuable information and provides tools useful in the administration of housing and community/economic development programs.

 

Training Opportunities & Technical Assistance


Codetalk Calendar of Events

Codetalk Calendar of Events provides a month-to-month list of training opportunities hosted by ONAP and/or third party training providers under contract with ONAP.

ONAP Technical Assistance

To request training and technical assistance on a particular need, please complete the Technical Assistance Request Form and contact your respective ONAP Area Office. Examples of such technical assistance and training include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Indian Housing Plan (IHP)
  • Procurement
  • Conducting Environmental Reviews
  • Financial Management

NAHASDA Statute, Federal Regulations and Program Guidance


What Is NAHASDA

The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) reorganized the system of housing assistance provided to Native Americans through the Department of Housing and Urban Development by eliminating several separate programs of assistance and replacing them with a block grant program. The two programs authorized for Indian tribes under NAHASDA are the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) which is a formula based grant program and Title VI Loan Guarantee which provides financing guarantees to Indian tribes for private market loans to develop affordable housing. Regulations are published at 24 CFR Part 1000.

NAHASDA was amended in 2000 to add Title VIII-Housing Assistance for Native Hawaiians. The amendment to NAHASDA adds similar programs for Native Hawaiians who reside on Hawaiian Home Lands.

Program Guidance

ONAP issues periodic guidance to assist Tribes and TDHEs with the administration of housing programs. Select the above link to Visit ONAP's Program Guidance page.

HUD Tribal Consultation & Negotiated Rulemaking


HUD Tribal Consultation Webpage

HUD acknowledges the sovereignty of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and is committed to operate within a government-to-government relationship to allow tribes the maximum amount of responsibility for administering their housing programs. To accomplish this objective, HUD consults with American Indian and Alaska Native governments, TDHEs and national Native organizations when developing legislation, regulations and policies that affect tribes.

Historic Preservation Tribal Consultation

Agency officials must consult with federally-recognized Indian tribes when a HUD-assisted project may affect historic properties of religious and cultural significance to them. Tools available on the Historic Preservation webpage provide information and guidance on when and how to carry out effective, respectful consultation with tribes. Note that only the agency official – HUD program staff or the certifying official of the Responsible Entity - may initiate tribal consultation; other parties like consultants, PHAs, lenders, or non-profit grantees may not initiate tribal consultation.

Negotiated Rulemaking Webpage

The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA) changed the way that housing assistance is provided to Native Americans. NAHASDA eliminated several separate assistance programs and replaced them with a single block grant program, known as the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. In addition, Title VI of NAHASDA authorizes federal guarantees for the financing of certain tribal activities (Title VI Loan Guarantee Program). The regulations governing the IHBG and Title VI Loan Guarantee programs are located in part 1000 of HUD's regulations in title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In accordance with section 106 of NAHASDA, HUD developed the regulations with active tribal participation and using the procedures of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 561-570).

Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Notices


PIH Notices Applicable to ONAP Programs

Select the above link to view current and past PIH Notices related to administration of ONAP programs.

All PIH Notices

View all PIH Notices published from 1994 to-date.

Tribal Leader Letters


Dear Tribal Leader Letters

The Office of Native American Programs publishes Dear Tribal Leader Letters as a means of communication with Tribal Leaders. Examples of Tribal Leader Letters include but are not limited to; requests for consultation, formal notice of program changes, and notice of funding opportunites.

Environmental Resources


ONAP Environmental Resouces

An environmental review is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. The environmental review process is required for all HUD-assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment, and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on residents. HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) manages the overall environmental review process for HUD.

Environmental Resources on HUD Exchange

Welcome to the HUD Exchange environmental review website. The Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) manages the environmental review process for HUD.

GEMS


What is the Grants Evaluation and Management System (GEMS)

To promote effective and efficient administration of Tribal housing programs, the Office of Native American Programs is modernizing information technology systems to simplify the grant management process for Tribal recipients.  ONAP, with the assistance of HUD’s Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is developing a new system called the Grants Evaluation and Management System (GEMS).

 

 

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