HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs: What’s New on Codetalk

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WHAT’S NEW ON CODETALK

COVID-19 UPDATEThe Office of Native American Programs is working tirelessly to support all of our Tribal housing partners as we deal with the impact of COVID-19 as a Nation.  The safety and security of Native American families, Tribal housing staff, and all in Indian Country is our top priority. For more information and resources related to COVID-19, including FAQs, please visit: www.hud.gov/coronavirus

Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in connection with the Presidentially Declared COVID-19 National Emergency (March 23, 2020)

The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter is to inform approved Section 184 and Section 184A lenders and servicers of a foreclosure and eviction moratorium for all loans guaranteed under the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program and the Section 184A Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee program for a period of 60 days.  This Dear Lender Letter is effective immediately upon issuance.


Vacancy Announcement- Grants Management Specialist GS-13, Washington, DC

Open: March 23, 2020
Close: April 6, 2020

As a Grants Management Specialist, you will:

  • Serve as principal adviser to the Director, Office of Grants Management (OGM), in developing policies, program standards, procedures and guidelines in response to the unique problems and issues in ICDBG, and other applicable community and housing development programs.
  • Initiate and prepare policy options and recommendations for statutory changes to affect the administration of Native American community and housing development programs and comments on pending legislation, regulations and guidelines prepared by other offices.
  • Represent OGM in meetings with visitors and members of Congress, other Federal, State and local groups, and other HUD offices with regard to the administration of applicable programs.
  • Conduct reviews of the Area Office Grants Management in order to ensure consistency in the administration of applicable programs and adherence to program policies in the National and Area Offices.

Apply HERE


HUD Guidance on Eligible Uses for Community Development Block Grant Funds to Support COVID-19 Responses

HUD Quick Guide on Eligible Activities for Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Funds

HUD recently posted a guide on eligible uses for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support coronavirus (COVID-19) responses. The guide is a quick reference tool for grantees, such as Tribes and TDHEs, to use when contemplating how to address the effects of COVID-19 in their communities. While the language in the guide specifically references CDBG, ICDBG has the same eligible activities, and therefore the guide can be considered applicable for both programs.

The guide can be found HERE


Vacancy Announcement- Grants Management Specialist GS-12 Term Appointment, Phoenix, AZ and Seattle, WA

Open: March 16, 2020
Close: March 30, 2020

Appointment Type: Term – Term not to exceed one year and one day, may be extended for a total of up to four years, Full Time

As a Grants Management Specialist, you will:

  • Act as a government technical monitor and participate in government technical evaluation panels and pre-proposal conferences.
  • Participate in the preparation of cost estimates, statements of work, reporting requirements, proposal instructions and evaluation criteria.
  • Conduct market research and provide advice on any matters concerning solicitation and the reasonable need for proposed costs.

Apply HERE


Vacancy Announcement- Grants Management Specialist GS-12 Term Appointment, Oklahoma City, OK and Chicago, IL

Open: March 16, 2020
Close: March 30, 2020

Appointment Type: Term – Term not to exceed one year and one day, may be extended for a total of up to four years, Full Time

As a Grants Management Specialist, you will:

  • Act as a government technical monitor and participate in government technical evaluation panels and pre-proposal conferences.
  • Participate in the preparation of cost estimates, statements of work, reporting requirements, proposal instructions and evaluation criteria.
  • Conduct market research and provide advice on any matters concerning solicitation and the reasonable need for proposed costs.

Apply HERE


Vacancy Announcement- Grants Evaluation Specialist, GS 9-12, Denver, CO

Open: March 12, 2020
Close: March 26, 2020

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Implement national policies, standards, procedures and guidelines with regard to the monitoring and evaluation of all applicable programs.
  • Provide guidance to Indian tribes and Tribally-Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) regarding the interpretation and application of grants evaluation program policies and procedures.
  • Participate as individual or member of functional team to conduct targeted compliance assessments of specific TDHEs using diagnosis, problem analysis and resolution, and follow-up.
  • Develop and initiate corrective actions for non-compliant grant recipients.

Apply HERE


Vacancy Announcement- Grants Management Specialist, GS 9-12, Multiple Locations

Locations: Chicago, IL; Albuquerque, NM; Seattle, WA

Open: March 12, 2020
Close: March 26, 2020

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Act as a government technical monitor and participate in government technical evaluation panels and pre-proposal conferences.
  • Participate in the preparation of cost estimates, statements of work, reporting requirements, proposal instructions and evaluation criteria.
  • Conduct market research and provide advice on any matters concerning solicitation and the reasonable need for proposed costs.
  • Implement national policies, standards, procedures and guidelines with regard to the grants administration of all applicable programs.

Apply HERE

March 25 Webinar: Energy Efficiency Projects from Concept to Completion 
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is hosting a free webinar to discuss how to move an energy efficiency project from concept to completion on Wednesday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.

The previous webinar, Energy Efficiency Basics, discussed the value of energy efficiency and how to identify buildings with strong potential for energy efficiency projects. Once your Tribe has identified energy efficiency as a goal and considered the opportunities, the next stage consists of defining and executing the project.

Speakers include: 

  • Jimmy Salasovich, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jack Hebert, Cold Climate Housing Research Center

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Register now for this webinar, and learn more about the 2020 webinar series. 

For more information on the Office of Indian Energy, visit our website.

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