HUD’s Office of Native American Programs: What’s New on Codetalk – July 20, 2020
What’s New on Codetalk
In Case You Missed It….
- NEW! COVID-19 IHBG-CARES and ICDBG-CARES Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) (July 17, 2020)
· NEW! PIH Awards More Than $25 Million to Native American Tribes to Support COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
· NEW! PIH Awards More Than $9 Million to Native American Tribes to Support COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
OFFICE OF NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMS (ONAP)
The 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, please visit: www.hud.gov/coronavirus
ONAP Documents Available at: www.hud.gov/coronavirus
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG-CARES) and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-CARES) Resources
For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Native American Programs via CodeTalk@hud.gov
Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Resources
For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Loan Guarantee at OLGINFO@hud.gov
NEW! PIH Awards More Than $25 Million to Native American Tribes to Support COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
HUD awarded $25 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat program, which provides funding to help address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents. This funding will specifically be used to help Tribes prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. These awards represent the third round of $100 million of funding that will be provided to Tribes under this program. For a list of this round’s recipients, click here.
Last week, HUD awarded $9 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat program, which provides funding to help address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents. This funding will specifically be used to help Tribes prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. These awards represent the second round of $100 million of funding that will be provided to Tribes under this program. For a list of this round’s recipients, click here.
NEW! HUD has determined that it will award the entire $100 million of ICDBG-CARES funds on a first-come, first-serve basis
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which included $100 million for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-CARES) program. Subsequently, HUD published the ICDBG-CARES Implementation Notice (Notice PIH 2020-11) providing instructions on how to apply for ICDBG-CARES funding. The Implementation Notice indicated that the first $80 million of funding would be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis with HUD reserving the right to distribute up to $20 million based on other award criteria.
The response to ICDBG-CARES funding announcement was overwhelming, demonstrating urgent need requiring expediency in response. As such, HUD has determined that it will award the entire $100 million of ICDBG-CARES funds on a first-come, first-serve basis. HUD is proceeding with reviewing and approving ICDBG-CARES applications in accordance with the Implementation Notice.
HUD will continue accepting applications. While we are still accepting applications, we have a universe of applications that if fundable would consume the full $100 million. Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the Implementation and Waiver Notices in their entirety to ensure that a complete application is sent to ICDBGCARES@hud.gov. HUD has worked to streamline the application process as much as possible, while ensuring that all ICDBG-CARES funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, as required under the CARES Act. The Implementation and Waiver Notices and ICDBG-CARES Implementation Training Slides can be found at: www.hud.gov/coronavirus and www.hud.gov/codetalk.
NEW! Federal Communications Commission: Lifeline Webinar and Eligibility Information
Lifeline is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) program to help make communications services more affordable for eligible consumers. Eligible families and households may receive up to $9.25 off the cost of phone or internet service. Eligible families or households living on federally recognized Tribal Lands* can receive up to $34.25 off the cost of their communications service. Review the following information to learn more:
- Helping Consumers Apply for Lifeline: Webinar Presented by HUD and the FCC
- How to Apply- Tribal Flyer for individuals and households residing on federally recognized Tribal Lands*
- How to Apply- individuals and households not residing on federally recognized Tribal Lands* (english, espanol)
Healthy Housing Rehabilitation Guidelines
Registration is open for the remaining classes in the series. Follow these instructions for registering.
The Health@Home webinar series consists of four webinars that provide affordable housing rehabilitation specialists and program managers with information on integrating healthy housing techniques into their rehabilitation projects and best practices from practitioners who have successfully implemented these techniques.
This training is intended for affordable housing developers and housing program managers interested in integrating healthy homes and/or energy retrofits with healthy principles in one or more projects.
HUD is Hiring!
Vacancy Announcement: Director, Field Operations GS-15 Washington, D.C.
Open: July 9, 2020
Close: July 23, 2020
As a Director, Field Operations, you will:
- Provide broad technical and administrative supervision and consultation to six Area Office Administrators in the general implementation of ONAP program and policies.
- Advise the DAS on matters relating to the special conditions and housing needs of Native Americans and other indigenous native groups under U.S. Jurisdiction which include: development of specialized housing efforts, recommending revisions to specific housing programs, recommendation of specific new legislation or amendments to existing legislation; funding for special Native American housing requirements; and for developing policies criteria and operating procedures.
- Provide guidance and consultation to Area Offices, and other Departmental entities, in housing programs with respect to managing special or ongoing problems unique to Indian housing.
- Represent DAS in the resolution of cross-cutting and other coordination issues with Secretary Representatives, State Coordinators and Area Coordinators.
This Notice announces Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Area Allocations and other funding related information under the FY 2019/2020 ICDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The FY 2019/2020 ICDBG NOFA published on November 19, 2019, only announced AONAP FY 2019 allocations because the FY 2020 Appropriations Act was not enacted at the time the NOFA was published. This Notice also informs recipients that their implementation plans must show that the expenditure of both FY 2019 and FY 2020 funds will occur prior April 20, 2026, and that no extensions will be granted beyond that date.
The National Air Association’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Work Group Informational Webinar Series onIAQ Considerations to Assist Tribes in Re-Opening Tribal Buildings
Webinar one: Overview of COVID in the Workplace and Funding for Tribes
Webinar One: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
These informational webinars are free and open to the public. Each webinar will last for 1 ½ hours and include time for discussion
Link to register and participate here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2980441079804979728
The webinar times for the remainder of the series will be confirmed soon. Those webinars include:
Webinar Two: Overview of COVID in the Workplace and Best Practices for Re-Opening Tribal Buildings
Webinar Three: Overview of COVID in the Workplace and Resources for Tribes