What’s New on Codetalk – January 7, 2020
What’s New on Codetalk
Program Guidance- No. 2019-05 FBI Criminal History Guidance
January 7, 2020
Purpose: This guidance updates and replaces NAHASDA Guidance No. 20 13-08, Update to Instructions for Obtaining FBI Criminal History Record Information, August 19, 2013. It advises Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE5) on the process for obtaining Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history record information of adult applicants for employment or current and prospective tenants for purposes of applicant screening, lease enforcement, and eviction.
Vacancy Announcement- Loan Guarantee Specialist -GS13, Washington, DC
January 2, 2020
Open: January 3, 2020 Close: January 16, 2020
As a Loan Guarantee Specialist, you will:
- Review lender and Tribal loan packages for compliance with Indian loan guarantee program requirements.
- Evaluate loan files for compliance with sound underwriting decisions, prudent loan origination/ servicing practices and compliance with loan guarantee program requirements.
- Plans and conducts on-site reviews of financial institutions participating in the Section 184 Loan Guarantee program.
- Formulate guidelines and provide technical advice, guidance, and interpretation of complex policies and procedures regarding the Indian loan guarantee programs.
January 2, 2020
The Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Indian Community Development Block Grant Notice of Funding Availability was posted on November 19, 2019. Applicants must be eligible Indian tribes (or tribal organization). Funding of up to $65,000,000 is available through this NOFA from funds appropriated for FY 2019. Funding for FY2020 will be awarded through this NOFA and is subject to congressional appropriation.
More information about the funding announcement may be found at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy19fy20cdgpforindiantribesandalaskanativevillages
All grants must be submitted through Grants.gov. To view the grant opportunity and submit an application package, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322606
Applications are due on February 3, 2020.
Southwest Office of Native American Programs FY19-20 ICDBG NOFA Training
December 19, 2019
SWONAP will conduct FY19-20 ICDBG NOFA training in Phoenix, AZ, January 7, 2020; Albuquerque, NM, January 8, 2020; and Reno, NV, January 9, 2020. Click here for location details and contact information.
Program Guidance No. 2019-04: Notice of Funding Availability for Indian Community Development Block Grant Program
December 19, 2019
The purpose of this guidance is to provide potential applicants with a summary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s tHUD) Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and 2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Community Development Block Grant I Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, also known as the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program, posted on November 19, 2019.
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Awards Announced
December 12, 2019
On December 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced nearly $200 million in grant awards to 52 Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the Nation for new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, and critical infrastructure projects. HUD announced the grants during the 2019 National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Legal Symposium in Las Vegas.
“HUD is excited for this new opportunity to better serve Native American communities through our government-to-government relationship with the Tribes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “I look forward to seeing the new housing units and renovations the Tribes will complete with this much needed investment in affordable housing.”
These grants will be awarded through HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program to help construct approximately 1,200 new housing units for low-income families living on Indian reservations or in other Indian areas, and spur economic opportunities in distressed communities to help our neediest families. Additionally, our Tribal partners are maximizing this investment by leveraging an estimated $90 million dollars in additional resources. Many of the grantees announced today are located in Opportunity Zones. Created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones aim to stimulate long-term investments in low-income communities.
“HUD is committed to working collaboratively to address housing needs with our Native American partners,” said HUD Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz. “The IHBG program is a wonderful example of how HUD continues to invest in Tribal communities.”
The IHBG competition was extremely competitive. HUD received almost 200 applications from eligible Native American Tribes and TDHEs. Today’s awards are the result of a thoughtful and rigorous application process. The following 52 Tribes and TDHEs received grants:
FY 2018-19 COMPETITIVE INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT (IHBG) AWARDS
|State||Grant Recipient||Area Office||Amount|
|Alaska||Aleut Community of St. Paul Tribal Government +||*AONAP||$2,481,226|
|Alaska||Aleutian Housing Authority +||$2,530,496|
|Alaska||Cook Inlet Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|Alaska||Copper River Basin||$5,000,000|
|Alaska||Gwichyaa Zhee Tribal Government (Native Village of Fort Yukon)||$1,520,000|
|New York||Akwesasne Housing Authority||*EWONAP||$4,787,173|
|Michigan||Bay Mills Indian Community||$1,823,713|
|Mississippi||Choctaw Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|Minnesota||Lower Sioux Indian Housing Authority||$1,597,125|
|Wisconsin||Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority||$4,845,656|
|Minnesota||Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority +||$2,250,000|
|Michigan||Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan||$3,967,260|
|Michigan||Sault Tribe Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|Montana||Fort Peck Housing Authority +||$5,000,000|
|Wyoming||Northern Arapaho Housing Authority Consolidated||$4,975,366|
|Nebraska||Northern Ponca Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|Montana||Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority||$3,912,500|
|Colorado||Southern Ute Indiana Housing Authority||$1,122,000|
|Washington||Colville Indian Housing Authority||*NWONAP||$5,000,000|
|Oregon||Coquille Indian Housing Authority +||$1,274,985|
|Oregon||Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians||$3,775,933|
|Washington||Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation +||$1,000,000|
|Washington||Muckleshoot Indian Tribe dba Muckleshoot Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|Washington||Swinomish Housing Authority||$1,375,708|
|Washington||Yakama Nation Housing Authority +||$5,000,000|
|Louisiana||Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana||$3,860,725|
|Oklahoma||Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma||$3,000,000|
|Oklahoma||Thlopthlocco Tribal Town||$2,818,428|
|Oklahoma||Wyandotte Nation +||$1,385,745|
|Texas||Ysleta del Sur Pueblo||*SWONAP||$3,662,584|
|California||All Mission Indian Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|California||Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria||$1,474,673|
|California||Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians||$4,998,446|
|California||Enterprise Rancheria Indian Housing Authority||$4,953,094|
|California||Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel||$4,624,017|
|New Mexico||Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority +||$5,000,000|
|New Mexico||Mescalero Apache Tribe Housing Department||$4,000,000|
|New Mexico||Nambe Pueblo Housing Entity||$3,025,760|
|California||North Fork Rancheria Indian Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|New Mexico||Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|California||Ramona Band of Cahuilla||$2,540,000|
|New Mexico||San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|New Mexico||Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority||$4,515,723|
|New Mexico||Tamaya Housing, Inc||$4,824,139|
|Arizona||Tohono O’odham Ki_Ki Housing Association||$5,000,000|
|California||Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation||$5,000,000|
|California||Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla +||$3,700,000|
|Arizona||White Mountain Apache Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
|Nevada||Winnemucca Indian Colony||$825,093|
|New Mexico||Zuni Housing Authority||$5,000,000|
*HUD’s Native American Program Area Offices include: Alaska (AONAP), Eastern/Woodlands (EWONAP) Northern Plains (NPONAP), Northwest (NWONAP), Southern Plains (SPONAP), and Southwest (SWONAP)
+Located in Opportunity Zone.
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ONAP is excited about this new opportunity and thanks everyone who applied. Instructions for requesting a debriefing will be sent to each applicant over the next several days.
ONAP Publishes Final Version of Program Guidance 2019-03-A
December 4, 2019
On November 26, 2019 ONAP published the final version of PG Guidance 2019-03-A which informs Indian tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities about increases to the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds for programs involving Federal funds.
November 8, 2019
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