What’s New on Codetalk – HUD’s Office of Native American Program – December 22, 2021

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


Please see the important information below and share with your colleagues in Indian Country.

What’s New on Codetalk:

  • Federal News
  • Job Openings
  • Funding Announcements
  • Trainings, Webinars, and Conferences
Federal Government Funded Through February 18, 2022
On December 3, President Joe Biden signed a continuing resolution (CR) following passage of the measure in Congress the prior day, extending funding for the federal government through February 18, 2022. While the move averted a potential government shut down, multiple or lengthy CRs impact the pace at which funding for affordable housing programs reaches communities already dealing with the consequences of the ongoing pandemic.


Dear Tribal Leader Letter– Tribal Consultation on the Impact of Proposed Changes to the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program Regulations          The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intends to undertake rulemaking to revise the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and related Section 108 loan guarantee program regulations to make it easier for recipients to promote economic development and recovery in Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) communities and to support investments in underserved areas.  As part of HUD’s commitment to its Tribal Consultation Policy and the government-to-government relationship with Tribes, HUD is seeking Tribal feedback on the impacts of the proposed changes.  As part of HUD’s commitment to its Tribal Consultation Policy and the government-to-government relationship with Tribes, HUD is seeking Tribal feedback on the impacts of the proposed changes. Click here to view the DTLL.


Jan. 11, 2022 Tribal Listening Session: Tribal Consultation on FY 2022 CoC Program Competition and Funding Opportunities 

On May 25, 2021, the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), working with the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), held a second consultation to provide additional information regarding the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition in which Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) were eligible to participate for the first time. The competition opened on August 18, 2021, and applications were due on November 16, 2021.  On January 11, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, SNAPS and ONAP will conduct a Tribal consultation session to provide information and solicit feedback from Indian Tribes regarding the FY 2022 CoC Program Competition and registration process as well as the following funding opportunities:

  • Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP); and
  • Unsheltered Homelessness and Rural Homelessness NOFO

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency, HUD will again host a virtual Tribal consultation via webinar to provide Tribal leaders the opportunity to provide comments to HUD.  Tribal leaders and their TDHEs are highly encouraged to participate.  Additional information regarding the Continuum of Care is available for review on HUD’s Website.  Additionally, HUD also encourages written comments from Tribal leaders via email to CoCTribalConsult@hud.gov and enter “Tribal Consultation” in the subject line of the email.

Input from Tribal leaders is essential to the development of HUD’s programs.


HUD Announces Formation of Tribal Advisory Committee     comments requested by Jan. 14, 2022 

HUD is pleased to announce the formation of its first Tribal Advisory Committee – the HUD Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC). TIAC will be made up of a standing group of Tribal leaders who will advise HUD on housing policy and other matters that impact Indian Country.  HUD recently published a Notice in the Federal Register that details the proposed structure of the TIAC and invites the public to provide comments and feedback to HUD. The Notice can be accessed here. Comments must be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov and are due on or before January 14, 2022.

ONAP strongly encourages you to provide feedback to the Department on TIAC and looks forward to inviting Tribal leaders to submit their nominations for membership on the TIAC is the near future. The TIAC will give Tribal leaders a greater voice and will help ensure that the Department lives up to its duties and upholds its trust responsibility to Tribal Nations.


Press Release: HUD Announces Formation of Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


JOB OPENINGS:   ONAP is Hiring! Check out www.hud.gov/codetalk for position descriptions or click on the hyperlink to visit USAJOBS.gov.

Grants Evaluation Specialist – HUD’s Office of Native American Programs 

Location:  Oklahoma City, OK

Application Deadline:  January 4, 2022

Merit Protected/Internal Candidates Apply here:  22-HUD-408(Merit Protected– Internal) – GS-9/11/12



External/Public Candidates Apply here:  22-HUD-409-P(DEU-Public) – GS-11/12




NEW!  FY21 Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Program NOFO – APPLICATION DUE DATE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 4, 2022.      ONAP experienced delays with the posting of the IHBG Comp FAQs and a problem with one of the recorded webinar trainings on the Codetalk site. HUD certainly understand the importance of these resources in the development of your applications. Accordingly, we have officially extended the IHBG Competitive Program application due date from December 1, 2021, to January 4, 2022. On Nov. 29, 2021, Grants.gov issued a notification of the extension to applicants that signed up for notifications of updates to this funding opportunity.  Please note that IHBG Competitive NOFO FAQs are now posted on Codetalk. HUD will monitor the IHBGCompetitiveProgram@hud.gov mailbox closely for questions and comments.




January 11 & 12, 2022 (1-4 pm EST and 9 am – 12:00 pm EST, respectively):  USDA Small Business 101 Workshop. The workshop is designed to provide businesses, unfamiliar with Federal contracting, in rural and underserved areas the information, tools, and resources available to increase their access to Federal procurement opportunities. Discussions will primarily focus on an introduction to business requirements and USDA’s effort to expand procurement opportunities to small, rural, minority, women, veteran, and other disadvantaged businesses. The workshop will also serve as an opportunity to network with other small businesses, partners and stakeholders including local, state, Federal and tribal governments, and other organizations focused on supporting and growing businesses across the country to move them closer to accessing Federal procurement opportunities. To register, visit https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItce2oqTIjG0F07vCRiSl890pjeyxYUQo.


Jan. 12, 2022: (Arizona) 27th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day. 

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Tribal Relations extends you the opportunity to pay tribute to the history and culture of American Indian peoples and their contributions to the prosperity and cultural diversity of, not only the United States but the state of Arizona. Registration will be capped. The deadline is January 7, 2022. Early registration is encouraged. To confirm your interest, please click below to complete the registration below. Please contact Carmen De Alba Cardenas (928) 848-6637 with questions about the event.





January 18, 2022 Webinar: National PFAS Roadmap – Update for Tribes & Indigenous Peoples
Are you familiar with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) compounds? Do you have concerns about PFAS impacting tribes and want to learn more about the sources of PFAS near you and how tribal and indigenous communities may be impacted? Do you want to learn more about EPA’s plan to address PFAS?  This webinar will provide an introduction to PFAS, outline information on the potential impacts of PFAS in Indian country and in indigenous communities, discuss the value of mapping tools, and provide an overview of EPA’s Strategic Roadmap – a national strategy to confront PFAS pollution.
Webinar Details:  Date & Time:  January 18, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (PT), 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (ET)
Register Here:  https://usepa.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DOaSGEL9SD2AFcLwyz42xA


January 20, 2022 Webinar – Opportunity Zones Launch to Action – Take Your Project to the Next Level
Through a moderated discussion, guest panelists will provide insights on developing and funding projects in and out of Opportunity Zones. The moderator will guide panelists through a discussion of best practices, overcoming barriers, and potential prospects for economic development on Tribal land. After the panel discussion, participants will have an opportunity for engagement through a discussion of projects and barriers. Panelists will provide constructive criticism and guidance to participants that will help launch participants into action and on to the next stage of their development project. Registration for this event is FREE, but you must register to attend. Register at https://bit.ly/OpportunityZonesWebinar3


April 19-21 Tribal Secretaries & Administrative Professionals Conference – Las Vegas, NV

Details coming soon. For more info., call or visit Falmouth Institute    1-800-992-4489

Feb. 7-10, March 9 & April 18-21, 2022: Development & Implementation of Tribal Solid Waste Codes & Ordinance Virtual Training. The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency are pleased to offer this virtual course with online assignments and follow-up workshop will focus on the writing and implementation of effective tribal solid waste codes. It has been developed for tribal environmental professionals without law experience, yet all level of experience, other tribal staff, and council members are welcome. Each tribe that completes the training will receive legal and technical staff support via phone, email and/or web based meeting communication and shall include one-on-one assistance in developing their codes and ordinances through April 23, 2022. Complete attendance is required to receive legal and technical staff support and a certificate. This tuition-free course is specifically designed for tribes who intend to create solid waste codes, or to improve existing solid waste codes, and are in a position to enforce the completed codes. Course participants must be employees of federally recognized tribes that currently have completed integrated solid waste management plans but lack operable solid waste codes/ ordinances.  Applications due by Jan. 14, 2022. Participants applying for this training course are required to follow the instructions in the IHS Environmental Health Support Center web portal at: www.ihs.gov/ehsc/. For more info., call or email Julie Jurkowski at Julie.Jurkowski@nau.edu or 928-523-9404.


More Tribal Training Resources:  

National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC)   Training and Technical Assistance Opportunities – NAIHC       https://naihc.net/training-technical-assistance 

NAIHC offers a variety of training options specific to the needs of the Indian housing industry. Since 1987, our Leadership Institute has offered training that meets the needs of tribal housing professionals. In partnership with HUD, NAIHC also offers specialized training on a regional basis.


FirstPic, Inc.   www.firstpic.org

The FirstPic, Inc. Native American program staff work with over 200 Native communities to meet their unique training and technical assistance needs. Areas of assistance include law enforcement and state/federal partnership development, youth development program assessment, and more.


KIVA Institute LLC – Accounting & Management Training …   https://www.kivainstitute.com

Join the KIVA Institute for the Tribal Governance Training, Accounting Training, Tribal Enrollment, Tribal Education and Management classes today.


Kerretv Webinars – Native Learning Center    https://www.nativelearningcenter.com/kerretv-webinars 

Kerretv Webinars. Share via: More; The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center supports the primary objectives of NAHASDA through training that strengthens Housing best practices within Tribal communities.


Falmouth Institute – Indian Country’s Premier Training and …    https://www.falmouthinstitute.com 

Falmouth Institute is a training and consulting company providing culturally relevant education and information services to North American Indian tribes and organizations.




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