Native American Housing Block Grants (Competitive) Recovery Act Funded

To provide federal assistance for Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of tribal self-governance, and for other purposes.



Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: A variety of housing construction, rehabilitation, energy efficiency, and infrastructure projects. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Affordable housing activities such as: Indian Housing Assistance; Development; Housing Services; Housing Management Services; Crime Prevention and Safety Activities; and Model Activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations): Housing

Beneficiary Eligibility

Low Income

Credentials/Documentation

Recipients shall comply with requirements and standards of OMB Circular No. A-133, and specified sections of 24 CFR 85. A Self-governance Indian tribe (Public law 93-638) may certify that its administrative requirements meet or exceed the comparable requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133 and 24 CFR 85. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must file an application on forms prescribed by HUD, which describe the housing/infrastructure need and how that need will be addressed by the proposed project. The application must provide sufficient information for the project to be rated against selection criteria.

Award Procedures

The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is responsible for reviewing and approving applications and for notifying applications of the results.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5 , Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), Public Law 104-330 as amended October 21, 1998; December 27, 2000; November 13, 2002;.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Limitations, conditions, and requirements specified in NOFA.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The statute requires that funds be obligated within one year of the date that funds are available to the recipient; that 50 percent of such funds be expended within 2 years; and that 100 percent of such funds be expended within 3 years of such date. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Recipients are required to submit quarterly reports as required by Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in federal awards will have

Records

Grant files are maintained by HUD for 1 year after grant closeout and destroyed 6 years after grant closeout pursuant to the HUD Records and Disposition Handbook.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0327-0-1-604 - 86-0327 2009/2011.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $244,800,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000-$2,500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 1000.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of Native American Programs 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 4126,, Washington 20410 Email: POC@DHS.gov Phone: (202) 401-7914

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications must be submitted by any eligible tribe or Alaska Native Village and will be reviewed against factors which measure impact and quality. Priority will be given to projects that will create employment opportunities for low-income and unemployed persons.



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