The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs, has released a PDF focusing on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act which was signed into law, in response to the health and economic effects of COVID-19 and in total, ARP includes $1.24 billion for housing-related needs in Native communities including the Indian Housing Block Grant program (IHBG-ARP), the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG ARP), the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program, related technical assistance resources, and the Department of the Treasury’s new Homeowner Assistance Fund.
This PDF details in depth of what can the funds be used for, what the funds can not be used for, and what types of projects that are currently being submitted. It also contains how the content should be submitted to be considered completed and retain its place in the application submission que.
The application period for this started September 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PDT and will end October 18, 2021. For any additional questions or issues, please contact the HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American directly.