U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON, DC 20410-5000
April 14, 2021
SUBJECT: Indian Housing Block Grant – American Rescue Plan Implementation Notice
Dear Tribal Leader,
On March 11, 2021, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (Public Law 117-2), which provided additional funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP included $450 million for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, which will be referred to as IHBG-ARP. Funds were allocated based on FY 2021 IHBG formula allocations before repayments and grant adjustments.
Today, HUD published the IHBG-ARP Implementation Notice, which provides instructions on how to apply for IHBG-ARP funding. The program requirements for IHBG-ARP are the same as those for the IHBG-CARES program. If you would like a refresher, you can find the training slides and materials posted here.
For those unfamiliar with the IHBG-CARES program, or for those interested in an overview of IHBG-ARP, ONAP will host a training session to review the Implementation Notice, Waivers, completion of the Abbreviated Indian Housing Plan (IHP) form, and eligible activities on April 27, 2021, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT. Call in details are below and will also be posted on CodeTalk.
Step 1: Dial into the training session (you may join it 10 minutes prior).
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694
Access Code: 8113393#
Step 2: Join the training session on your computer.