HUD’s Office of Native American Programs: Codetalk Updates – August 31, 2021

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

Please share this information with your colleagues in Indian Country.

In case you missed it!  There have been a number of Notice of Funding Opportunities and updates posted to the Codetalk page.  Please find the most recent updates listed below, including a Continuum of Care NOFO training on September 2, 2021. In addition, please check out the save the date for an upcoming joint webinar with Veterans Affairs on the Native American Direct Home Loan product taking place on September 16, 2021.  And, if you missed the ICDBG-ARP national training we’ve provided links to the recording and slides.

CODETALK UPDATES

Statement from Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on the Eviction Moratorium – August 27, 2021

Note: If you or a family member are in need of rental assistance, please visit the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance webpage located here to apply for assistance in your area.


September is National Preparedness Month!   HUD’s OLHCHH offers resources for “before” and “after” disasters

National Preparedness Month is an observance held each September,  to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) joins Ready.gov to offer information and resources for the public and stakeholders.  This September’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”  Visit the National Preparedness Month webpage for additional details.


Save the Date – September 16, 2021 – Introduction to the Native American Direct Loan Product for Native American Veterans

ONAP is pleased to partner with our colleagues at Veterans Affairs to host an introduction to the Native American Direct Loan (NADL) product for Native Veterans.  VA’s NADL program allows eligible Native American Veterans to buy, build, or improve a home on federal trust land. NADL can also be used to refinance an existing loan to reduce your interest rate. Learn from NADL specialists and a recipient to see if you qualify and how to apply.  Join us at 2:00 p.m. EDT on September 16, 2021.

To join the conference, click: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/840628   Follow the prompts to connect audio by computer or telephone.

If you are unable to join the web conference or require a non-US phone number, click here.  Access Code: 5693760#


HUD Publishes Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, HUD published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition on Grants.gov.

  • HUD is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM EDT to help CoCs and applicants successfully complete the application process and to discuss the major changes in the Competition, along with HUD’s intent behind them.

Participants do not need to register in advance. It is strongly recommended that you join the webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time (2:45 PM EDT). To join the webinar, simply access the login page using this webinar linkThis webinar will be capped at 1,000 attendees.


HUD Publishes FY 2021 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the FY21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Grant Program. It announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $35 million in competitive grants to eligible applicants such as Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Resident Associations (RAs), Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and Nonprofit Organizations supported by residents, PHAs and/or Tribes/ TDHEs.

The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program provides funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators. ROSS Service Coordinators link residents of public housing and Indian housing that is funded through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) with supportive services and activities that enable them to make progress towards economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. ROSS Service Coordinators perform many functions, including:

  • Recruiting program participants
  • Conducting resident needs assessments
  • Making referrals to services and programming
  • Providing case management and coaching
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with local service providers
  • Tracking outcomes and reporting to HUD

ROSS Service Coordinators may serve families, elderly residents/persons with disabilities, or both groups. The application deadline is September 17, 2021.

Visit Grants.gov for additional information


HUD Publishes Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the FY21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program. It announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $95 million in competitive grants to eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). This program provides competitive grant funding to Tribes and TDHEs to carry out affordable housing activities for the benefit of low-income Native American families. In accordance with the FY21 Consolidated Appropriations Act, HUD will prioritize grant applications that spur housing construction and rehabilitation.

In addition to the IHBG Competitive Grant, the HUD Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) has several funding opportunities open at this time. HUD recognizes the many challenges faced by Tribes and TDHEs during the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency. Therefore, HUD is providing a longer application period for the IHBG Competitive Grant to allow applicants additional time to develop and submit applications, as well as coordinate and maximize funding opportunities. Therefore, applicants will have until 11:59:59 PM EST on December 1, 2021, to submit applications.

Visit Grants.gov for additional information


HUD Publishes FY21 ICDBG Notice of Funding Opportunity – Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the FY 21 ICDBG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), which provides instructions on how to apply for ICDBG funding.  The NOFO announces the availability of approximately $76 million to develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate-incomes. The application deadline is October 25, 2021.

The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) will host training sessions to review the ICDBG NOFO and the application process, as well as program requirements and any applicable waivers. Training dates and details are forthcoming. Please note that this is the regular ICDBG competitive grant and not to be confused with the ICDBG-ARP grant that was recently announced. 

Visit Grants.gov for additional information.


Indian Community Development Block Grant American Rescue Plan Implementation Notice Published and Training Scheduled

HUD has published the ICDBG-ARP Implementation Notice, PIH Notice 2021-22, which provides instructions on how to apply for ICDBG-ARP funding. This Notice was developed after conducting Tribal consultation and carefully reviewing over 100 comments from Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities around the country. Thank you for your feedback and support in helping to inform this process.

The Office of Native American Programs will be hosting training sessions to review the ICDBG-ARP Implmentation Notice and the application process, as well as program requirements, applicable waivers, and the requires applications documents.

National Phase Two ICDBG-ARP Implementation Training – August 18, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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