HUD’s Office of Native American Programs: FY 2020 IHBG-Competitive Grant Program: Corrections & Trainings; Jobs; Census Updates
NEW! Dear Tribal Leader Letter – Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)-Competitive Grant Program: 1) Corrected Application Package and 2) Training Sessions
The initial Grants.gov posting of the IHBG-Competitive Grant Program NOFA contained an omission error regarding the Certification for Opportunity Zone (OZ) Preference Points. The application package, via correction, now includes the OZ Certification form for applicants to download. Also, for any applicants that started the application process, the OZ Certification form has been removed from the downloadable instructions zip file. All applicants should download a new application package to ensure you are accessing the most recent, updated materials. For further info. and to view the changes, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328626
HUD will host two training sessions via webinar for eligible applicants on the IHBG-Competitive Grant Program NOFA. These sessions are being offered to provide multiple opportunities for potential applicants to attend and ask questions. One session will be held September 21st-24th from 12:30-5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and the other session will be held September 29th-October 2nd from 12:30-5:00 p.m. EDT.
Vacancy Announcement – Grants Management Specialist, GS-13, Honolulu, HI
Open: September 9, 2020 Closes: September 28, 2020
As a Native Hawaiian Program Specialist, you will:
- Implement policies, program standards, procedures and guidelines (e.g. for use by program recipients and lenders) in response to the unique problems and issues related to Hawaiian Home Lands and other Native Hawaiian programs.
- Formulate guidelines and provide technical advice, guidance, and interpretation of complex policies and procedures regarding the Native Hawaiian loan guarantee programs to program participants, the financial community, and other entities.
· Respond to inquiries from program participants, identify technical assistance needs, and develop tailored packages (e.g. training packages such as handouts, PowerPoint, samples of completed forms etc.) to address those needs.
· Respond to inquiries, both written and oral, from members of Congress, public and private interest groups, NHHBG recipients, mortgagors, the financial community as well as GAO reports and IG inquiries regarding the Native Hawaiian program policies and procedures.
Vacancy Announcement- Grants Management Specialist, GS-9/11/12, Anchorage, AK
Open: September 2, 2020 Closes: September 17, 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.
- Primarily responsible for managing relationships with participating tribally designated housing entities (TDHE), Indian tribes, and others involved in the administration of all applicable programs.
FY2022 Census Challenges
If you disagree with the Census data, you may wish to submit a Census challenge no later than March 30, 2021 for the FY 2022 IHBG allocation. If so, please review the guidelines in “Challenging U.S. Census Data: Guidelines for the Indian Housing Block Grant Formula.” These guidelines can be found here: