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533 Housing Preservation Grant

US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Grant intended to make repairs to homes of low-income residents in rural areas.

About the Award:

Grant intended to make repairs to homes of low-income residents in rural areas.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Heat Source Replacement, Insulation, Water Disposal Systems, HVAC Upgrades

Funding Details:

  • For FY 2019, total funding was $15,888,420
  • Average grant of $25,000 to $50,000
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: Application dates announced upon release of NOSA via Federal Register. For 2019, May to July.

Contact:

Dependent on Region - Contact your local Rural Development Office

last modified: 2019-08-30 10:41:11

AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants (CFDA No. 94.006)

Corporation for National and Community Service

Grants and AmeriCorps service members offered to tribes and tribal organizations to support community-focused housing and health projects.

About the Award:

This grant offers an AmeriCorps member and operating funds for projects focused on one of these priority areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families. Applicants interested in using this grant to support indoor air work must demonstrate the project's applicability to the Healthy Futures and Economic Opportunities priority areas.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Ventilation, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, Community Outreach, Training

Funding Details:

Grants can take the form of a cost-reimbursement or a Fixed Amount, but the availability of a Full-Time Fixed Amount grant is limited. Maximum funding for FY 2019 was $15,192, for both reimbursement and fixed amount grants.

Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

Chinle Chapter Government in 2017 used this grant to provide minor home improvements, weatherization, and construction.
[source]

Typical Application Period: For 2019, February - May

Contact:

americorpsgrants@cns.gov

last modified: 2019-09-11 10:26:03

Clean Air Act 105 Grants

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Grants offered to tribes through the Clean Air Act for the implementation of programs meant to control air pollution, both ambient and indoor.

Eligible Applicants: Federally-Recognized Indian Tribe

About the Award:

Implementation of programs meant to control and prevent air pollution (ambient and indoor) or programs that implement the national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards described by the CAA.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

wood heating education, home assessments, community education and outreach, monitoring, training

Funding Details:

  • Funding Details dependent on Region.
  • Tribes required to match up to 40% of the grant, unless they have been approved with Treatment as a State for the Clean Air Act.
    • If the tribe has Treatment as a State for CAA, the required match can be reduced to 5%.
    • In-kind resources can be used to match.
    • The match can be waived if the tribe can show that fulfilling the match would impose undue hardship.
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

The Tulalip Tribes, in Washington State, utilize a CAA 105 grant to help fund their Tulalip Air & Indoor Environments program. Indoor air activities that they conduct under 105 include conducting Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments in tribal homes, schools and office buildings, conducting IAQ outreach and education at health fairs and tribal community events, monitoring the indoor environment using low-cost sensor technology, and collaborating with Tulalip Housing to find and leverage outside funding for mitigation of IAQ hazards in tribal homes.

Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

Contact:

Dependent on Region - Check local contact

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Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Grant allows tribes to conduct healthy homes retrofits on existing homes.

About the Award:

This grant allows tribes to conduct retrofits on their existing housing stock to improve environmental health conditions within the home. It is unclear whether or not this grant opportunity will be renewed in subsequent years.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Asthma Remediation, Education/Outreach, Weatherization, Heat Source Replacement, Woodstove Replacement, Lead Remediation

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $12,000,000
  • Expected Number of Awards: 12
  • Minimum Grant: $500,000
  • Maximum Grant: $1,000,000
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: June - August

Contact:

Michelle.M.Miller@hud.gov

last modified: 2019-09-17 07:14:53
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Housing Improvement Program

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Grant for low-income tribal residents to repair, renovate, and replace their housing.

Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

About the Award:

This grant is available for low-income members of tribes with no immediate source of housing assistance. These grants can be used by homeowners for interim improvements, repairs & renovations, replacement housing, and new housing projects.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Ventilation, Heat Source Replacement, Energy Efficiency, Structural Improvements

Funding Details:

  • Approximately an average of $8 million available nationally. 
  • Up to $7,500 awarded for interim improvements for conditions that threaten the health of the resident.
  • Up to $60,000 awarded for repairs and replacements that bring the dwelling up to code.
  • Grant provides a modest replacement home if a building cannot be brought up to standards.
  • Provides a modest new home to landowners who have yet to develop their piece of land.
Award Type:
Grant Home Repairs
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: Rolling

last modified: 2019-09-16 12:03:22
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Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Grant for housing remediation and economic development in native communities. 

About the Award:

The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income persons. This funding can be used for housing rehabilitation, land acquisition, and housing construction.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Weatherization, Replacing Heat Source, Ventilation, Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure Repairs, Housing Development, Rehabilitation

Funding Details:

  • Grant awards vary by ONAP region
  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $65,000,000
  • Expected Number of Awards: 75
  • Minimum Grant: $500,000 per project period
  • Maximum Grant: $4,000,000 per project period
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2017, the Wrangell Cooperative Association and Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority collaborated to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality in 20 homes and reduce energy costs for residents. [source]

Typical Application Period: Typically February to March

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Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat Funding

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Imminent Threat grants are intended to alleviate or remove imminent threats towards health or safety.

About the Award:

This grant is a first come-first served program to eliminate or lessen problems which pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of tribal residents. The threat must be unique and unusual and not something that the tribe has known about for a long time. It must also impact the entire tribal service area, not just a few homes.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Fire Damage, Construction, Storm Remediation.

Funding Details:

  • 5% of years's allocation for ICDBG funding.
  • Maximum Grant: $450,000 ($900,000 for project responding to Presidentially-declared emergencies)
Award Type:
Grant
Contaminants covered:
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2013, the Spokane Tribe Air Quality Program partnered with both the Spokane Water and Fish Program and Planning Department to apply for an ICDBG Imminent Threat Grant. This $450,000 grant funded the mitigation of air-based radon contamination in 21 homes and remediated radon contamination in the tribe's water system, through the installation of multiple filtration systems. [Source]

Typical Application Period: Rolling

last modified: 2019-09-17 11:00:11
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Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Grants meant to assist tribes in implementing their own environmental protection agencies.

About the Award:

The goal of GAP is to assist tribes and intertribal consortia in developing the capacity to manage their own environmental protection programs and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with individual tribal needs and applicable federal laws and regulations.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Healthy Homes Training, Monitoring, Education/Outreach, Partnership Building, Home assessments

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: Regionally Dependent
  • Expected Number of Awards: Dependent on Region
  • Minimum Grant: $75,000
  • Maximum Grant: ~$128,000
    • Requests for more than $128,000 will be considered if
      needs are sufficiently justified and funding is available.
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2017, the Hoonah Indian Association funded an indoor air quality assessment project through IGAP. They measured PM2.5 and CO levels in 65 homes. Through this study, they found that homes with wood stoves older than 20 years had higher PM2.5 levels than homes with younger wood stoves. They also identified a need for ventilation and weatherization improvements. [source]

Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

Notes:

Work plan templates available for Air Quality-Related GAP work and Climate Change GAP work.

Contact:

Dependent on Region - Check local contact

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Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Non-competitive grants used to fund a range of tribal affordable housing activities.

About the Award:

The Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG) is a non-competitive, formula grant that provides a range of affordable housing activities on Indian reservations and Indian areas. Eligible IHBG recipients are Federally-recognized Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entity (TDHE), and a limited number of state-recognized tribes who were funded under the Indian Housing Program authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA). These funds are managed either by the tribal housing departments or the TDHE.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Development, Ventilation, Weatherization, Heat Source Replacement, Rehabilitation

Funding Details:

  • Funds are made available to eligible grant recipients through a formula with four basic components:
    • Need
    • Formula Current Assisted Stock
    • 1996 Minimum
    • Undisbursed IHBG funds factor
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2017, the Salish and Kooteai Tribes used IHBG funds to complete 20 heating and ventilation upgrades and 25 units remediated for methamphetamine contamination. [source]

Typical Application Period: Tribes and TDHES receive funding by submitting an annual Indian Housing Plan to ONAP. Due dates depend on program year.

Contact:

Contact your Area ONAP office.

last modified: 2019-09-17 07:28:44

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

HUD offers competitive awards to tribes and TDHEs for housing construction and rehabilitation projects. 

About the Award:

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers competitive IHBG grants in addition to the non-competitive formula grants administered through the IHBG program. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas, and carry out other affordable housing activities. Grant funds must be used to primarily benefit low-income Indian families. HUD strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families and help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. Additionally, HUD encourages housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions. It is unclear whether or not this funding source will be available in subsequent years.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Construction, Ventilation, Weatherization, Heat Source Replacement, Overcrowding Remediation, Rehabilitation

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $198,000,000
  • Expected Number of Awards: 80
  • Minimum Grant: $100,000
  • Maximum Grant: $5,000,000
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: Varies year to year. 2019 Period: 05/07/19-08/08/2019

Notes:

This Program does not require cost sharing, matching or leveraging. Grantees must comply with the requirements of NAHASDA.

Contact:

IHBGCompetitiveProgram@hud.gov

last modified: 2019-09-17 09:20:55

Lead Hazard Reduction Grant

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Grants available for funding lead hazard control efforts.

About the Award:

This grant available to tribes can be used to fund lead hazard control efforts that ensure the long-term safety of the building occupants. This could equate to changes made to existing structures or the construction of lead-safe units. Projects should target lead hazard control efforts in housing units with children under 6 at great risk of lead poisoning and build local capacity for safely and effectively addressing health and safety hazards. Projects should collect pre- and post-intervention blood lead level data. The period of performance is expected to be a 42-month project and budget period. Native American tribal applicants (principal applicants and partner applicants) are eligible to apply for this program only if they have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized lead-based paint training and certification program as of the submission deadline date. Tribes that currently meet this specification include the Cherokee Nation, Lower Sioux Nation, Upper Sioux Community, and Bois Forte Band.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Lead Remediation, Rehabilitation, Outreach, Data Collection

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $324,000,000
  • Expected Number of Awards: 70
  • Minimum Grant: $1,000,000 per project period
  • Maximum Grant: $9,100,000 per project period
Award Type:
Grant
Contaminants covered:
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: 2019 Period: June - August. Varies year to year, and announced with NOFA.

Notes:

A minimum of 10% of the requested funding must be matched by the grantee (in-kind donations can be used for matching).

Contact:

Yolanda.A.Brown@hud.gov

last modified: 2019-09-09 12:59:46
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Maine Energy Upgrades

Efficiency Maine

Maine homeowners of any income are eligible for a number of energy upgrade rebates.

Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

About the Award:

Maine homeowners of any income are eligible to receive rebates for a number of energy upgrades, including the installation of an energy-efficient biomass boiler or furnace, a ductless heat pump, air sealing and energy assessments, insulation, and a room air purifier.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Heat Source Replacement, Insulation, Weatherization, Energy Assessments

Funding Details:

  • For pellet boiler systems, 1/3 of project cost (up to $6,000)
  • For air sealing and energy assessments, up to $500
  • For furnaces, up to $500
  • For heat pumps, up to $750
  • For insulation, up to $3,000
  • For room air purifiers, up to $50
Regions:
Maine

Typical Application Period: Rolling

Notes:

Homeowners may take advantage of one of Efficiency Maine's Home Energy Loans to help pay for energy upgrades.

Contact:

Contact your local Residential Registered Vendor

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Native American Direct Loan (NADL)

US Department of Veterans Affairs

VA provides direct home loans to eligible Native American Veterans to finance the purchase, construction, or improvement of homes on Federal Trust Land, or to refinance a prior NADL to reduce the interest rate.

Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

About the Award:

Native American Veterans and their spouses may be eligible to receive a guaranteed loan to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Federally-recognized trust, allotted lands, Alaska Native corporations, and Pacific Island territories. The NADL Program offers no downpayment, a 3.75% interest rate, and no private mortgage insurance cost. Eligible applicants must have a valid Certificate of Eligibility and be a satisfactory credit risk. The tribal government of your member tribe must have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, which spells out the conditions under which the program will operate on its trust lands. Follow this link to see if your tribe has a MOU with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Native American Veterans must pay a low funding fee of 1.25% to obtain VA's direct loan to purchase a home.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Construction, Repairs, Weatherization

Funding Details:

  • No downpayment
  • 3.75% interest rate. Interest rates are subject to change due to market fluctuations.
  • Maximum loan limits vary based on location.
  • Fixed-rate 30-year mortgage
Award Type:
Loan
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: Rolling

Contact:

Regional Loan Center of Jurisdiction - 1-877-827-3702

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Section 502 Direct Loan Program

US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Loans for low-income residents to fund housing repair and purchasing a new home.

Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

About the Award:

This program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Healthy Homes Construction, Weatherization, Insulation, Heat Source Replacement, Ventilation, HVAC Upgrade

Funding Details:

Amount of assistance allowed is dependent on adjusted family income up to 33 year payback period (38 years for very low income).

Award Type:
Loan
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: Rolling

Notes:

Recipients of program loans hoping to fund a project on tribal trust land are required to provide a deed of trust as a form of security for the loan. As this part of the application process can be difficult to navigate, close collaboration between loan recipients, USDA, BIA, and other involved parties is recommended.

last modified: 2019-09-16 11:55:41
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Section 504 Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants

US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Loans for very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

About the Award:

Loans for very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Heat Source Replacement, Mold Remediation, Ventilation Installation, Insulation Improvements

Funding Details:

  • Maximum grant is $10,000
  • Maximum loan is $40,000 (can be combined)
  • Loans can be repaid over 20 years
Award Type:
Loan Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2014, Marilyn Wagner, a tribal elder on the Warm Springs Reservation received a $6,846 grant to remediate health and safety hazards in her home. This included installing a new wood stove chimney and remediating moisture and rot issues with the ceiling and floor tiles. [Source]

Typical Application Period: Rolling

Notes:

Recipients of program loans hoping to fund a project on tribal trust land are required to provide a deed of trust as a form of security for the loan. As this part of the application process can be difficult to navigate, close collaboration between loan recipients, USDA, BIA, and other involved parties is recommended.

Contact:

Dependent on Region - Contact your local Rural Development Office

last modified: 2019-09-16 13:37:06

State and Tribal Indoor Radon Grants

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Grants for tribes to address radon issues within existing homes or construct radon-safe homes.

About the Award:

Tribes that receive this grant can use these funds to either build new buildings with radon-reducing features or test and retrofit existing buildings. Tribes are required to provide a minimum of 25% of matching funds for the first year of the program and in-kind funds can be used for matching.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Radon remediation, radon-safe construction, partnership forming

Funding Details:

  • Total National FY 2019 Funding: $7,789,000
  • No maximum or minimum grant.
Award Type:
Grant
Contaminants covered:
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

The Navajo Nation used SIRG funding to radon test Head Start facilities, tribal buildings, institutions, public schools, daycare, health care centers, and private residences. This program also distributed information about radon-resistant new construction and the health risks associated with radon. Finally, these funds were used to provide hundreds of radon test kits to the Navajo Birth Cohort Study, an epidemiologic study of pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in a uranium-exposed population.

Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

Contact:

Dependent on Region - Check local contact

last modified: 2019-09-04 16:08:23
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Title VI Loan Guarantee Program

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Loans for IHBG borrowers to fund additional construction or repair efforts.

About the Award:

The purpose of the Title VI loan guarantee is to assist IHBG recipients (borrowers) who want to finance additional grant-eligible construction or development at today’s costs. This can be used to create new housing, rehabilitate housing, build infrastructure, construct community facilities, and acquire community land for housing, among other activities.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Development, Rehabilitation, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, Ventilation

Funding Details:

  • Tribes use IHBG funds to leverage additional funds for larger projects
  • The maximum guarantee amount that a tribe/TDHE can borrow is approximately five times the need portion.
  • Tribes can stretch loan payments to up to 20 years.
Award Type:
Loan
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) used a loan for $6,672,170 to develop 24 affordable houses designed to maximize energy efficiency in this permanently cold climate. [source]

Typical Application Period: Rolling

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Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Department of Energy

Grants for residents to make energy efficiency improvements and address health hazards within the home.

About the Award:

This grant is meant to improve energy efficiency in low-income households through weatherization improvements and upgrades. Individual households apply for this program through a local weatherization provider. Weatherization agencies will work with the tribes to provide services in a community. Clients are referred by the tribe to the agency to submit their individual application. Often the tribes work with the agency to identify potential workers for the weatherization program.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

ventilation, insulation, sealing ducts and pipes, Bathroom fans, health and safety testing, Air sealing, heat source replacement

Funding Details:

The weatherization program evaluates the individual home for eligible energy savings measures and for health and safety issues that need to be addressed. Repairs are limited to those items that would be critical to the installation of a weatherization measure. Health and Safety improvements are usually related to Lead-Based Paint, Asbestos, mold, moisture, and poor indoor air quality. Every home receives ventilation equipment to ensure healthy indoor air quality over the long term.

Award Type:
Home Repairs
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: Rolling

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​Tribal Set-Aside for Low-Income Weatherization

Bonneville Power Administration

Grants for tribes in Bonneville Power Administration's service area to conduct weatherization and healthy homes outreach and coordination.

About the Award:

BPA provides direct funding to tribal governments to implement outreach and coordination with tribal members. Additional funding is provided to qualified tribal programs for implementing auditing, installation, and monitoring services. Up to 30% of the grants can be used for health and safety (air quality, mold mitigation, ventilation, radon testing and mitigation, etc). Tribes that use these funds for weatherization programs must follow the air quality guidelines of the DOE program and ASHRAE standards.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Weatherization, Energy Efficiency, Heat Source Replacement, Insulation, HVAC upgrades.

Funding Details:

  • Average Annual Amount Available: $550,000
  • 2018-2019 Tribes Using funds for Weatherization: 5
  • Expected Award Range: $15,000 to $100,000 per year
  • There is no minimum funding award.

Program Highlights:

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has nearly 30 percent of the tribe now heating and cooling their homes with ductless heat pumps. In partnership with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and funding from Clallam County Public Utility District, the tribe recently installed 57 ductless heat pumps in tribal members' homes. [source]

Typical Application Period: Rolling

Contact:

caikakoula@bpa.gov

last modified: 2019-09-19 11:44:49

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