What’s New – HUD’s SW Office of Native American Programs – October 8, 2020

Greetings from Jody Moses, Administrator, HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs,

HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs is pleased to share the following information and updates.  For more information about our programs and services, please visit https://www.hud.gov/codetalk.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 National Emergency, Tribes and TDHEs have experienced delays in expending their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program funding.  To provide relief to these Tribes and TDHEs, HUD is waiving the Undisbursed Funds Factor at 24 CFR 1000.342 with respect to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IHBG program allocation formula. The waiver provided in this Notice only affects the FY 2021 IHBG formula allocations and does not apply to IHBG formula allocations in years beyond FY 2021.

Funding Opportunities:

Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grants –  Applications due Nov. 9, 2020

[Native American Tribal governments and organizations are eligible]  These US HUD programs identify and mitigate lead-based paint and other key residential health and safety hazards such as mold and moisture, pest infestation, poor indoor air quality, radon, and injury hazards. Funded programs conduct energy audits and implement energy conservation measures, while also conducting interventions to improve health and safety (e.g., improved ventilation, installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors).

More info. at: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/Foa_Content_of_FR-6400-N-62.pdf

 

Training Opportunities:  Visit our Calendar of Events 

Calendar of Events and Training Opportunities

 

Tribal News:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a grant to the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council (ENIPC)  for $53,760. The funds will continue support for a variety of pesticide programs and activities, including outreach and education. ENIPC, Inc., is a nonprofit consortium of the Tribal governments of the Northern New Mexico Indian Pueblos of:

  • Nambe Pueblo,
  • Picuris Pueblo,
  • Pojoaque Pueblo,
  • San Ildefonso Pueblo,
  • Ohkay Owingeh,
  • Tesuque Pueblo,
  • Santa Clara Pueblo, and
  • Taos Pueblo.

 

 

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $9 MILLION TO MAKING HOUSING SAFER FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
Funding to make low-income tribal homes safer and healthier

The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $9 million in Healthy Homes Production grants to twelve tribes and tribal agencies to protect children and families from home health and safety hazards. Read the Press Release: https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_20_165

 

Tawney at an AHDLI convening

Native Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute Launches
Five organizations have been selected to participate in six online sessions. This new program is based on Enterprise’s national Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute, which brings together the nation’s leading designers and affordable housing developers to collaborate on the creation of well-designed affordable homes and green, healthy, and resilient communities.

 

 

New Income Tax Guide for Native American Individuals and Sole Proprietors

The new IRS Publication 5424, Income Tax Guide for Native American Individuals and Sole Proprietors is now available on IRS.gov. Members of a federally-recognized Indian tribe are subject to federal income and employment tax and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, like other United States citizens. In addition to the exemptions enjoyed by other U.S. Citizens, individual Indians may enjoy exemptions that derive plainly from treaties or agreements with the Indian tribes concerned, or an act of Congress dealing with their affairs.

 

This publication discusses the tax treatment of certain income unique to Native American individuals and sole proprietors to help in preparing their tax returns.

 

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