January 19, 2021
SUBJECT: Publication of Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Dear Tribal Leader:
I am pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the NOFA that expands the Tribal HUD-VASH program. The NOFA announces the availability of approximately $3.2 million for competitive grants to eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) and was informed by feedback received from Tribes in response to a HUD “Dear Tribal Leader” letter issued on June 3, 2019. This program provides applicants the ability to use HUD funding towards rental assistance for Native American Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, living on or near a reservation or other Indian areas.
Applicants have until 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 15, 2021, to submit applications via https://www.grants.gov. For further information about this funding opportunity, please visit Grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov/) and Codetalk (https://www.hud.gov/codetalk).
HUD will provide training opportunities soon to interested applicants. All interested applicants are encouraged to participate in these trainings before applying. Interested applicants should check Codetalk regularly for updates to information about the program, training opportunities, and training materials.
This is an exciting opportunity to fund rental assistance for Native American Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Native American Veterans have answered our nation’s calls to serve. In return, HUD and Tribal Nations work hard every day to assist Native Veterans with finding a safe place to call home. I strongly encourage you to apply, and to take advantage of these training opportunities. If you have questions about the NOFA, please contact TribalHUDVASH@hud.gov or your ONAP Area Office.
Thank you for your interest in the expansion of the Tribal HUD-VASH program and for your continued partnership and collaboration in serving Indian Country.