HUD announced two new funding opportunities on August 8 for housing and community development projects in tribal communities. According to the announcement, approximately $129 million will be made available for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Grant Program and approximately $92 million for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program through fiscal year (FY) 2022. The IHBG program supports tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) in building, preserving, and acquiring affordable housing and addressing affordable housing-related infrastructure needs. The ICDBG program helps eligible tribes and Alaska Native villages develop infrastructure for housing, community facilities, and economic development projects.
The IHBG program was created by Congress as part of the FY2018 omnibus spending package and directed HUD to award grants to tribes based on need and capacity. Due in part to the leadership of Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), the program allows TDHEs to build and rehabilitate desperately needed affordable homes for American Indians and Alaska Natives (see Memo, 11/5/2018). Funding for the IHBG program increased from $100 million in FY2021 to $150 million in FY2022, thanks to advocacy from tribal housing leaders.
View the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the IHBG program at: https://bit.ly/3SCS1Zn
View the NOFO for the ICDBG program at: https://bit.ly/3diqFaB