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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 103 Grants

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

About the Award:

This section of the Clean Air Act requires that funding be distributed to groups aiming to study or investigate the causes and prevention of air pollution. Funding has been used for community education and outreach, monitoring studies, training, home assessments and research on health impacts of air quality issues.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Community Outreach and Education, Training, Asthma Home Visits, Energy Audits, Partnership Building, and Pilots Projects

Funding Details:

  • Funding Details dependent on Region.
  • For Region 10:
    • Total FY 2019 Tribal CAA Funding: ~$2,400,000
    • Minimum Grant: ~$25,000
    • Maximum Grant: ~$250,000
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) uses funds from CAA 103 to support its annual Air Quality subaward program. In 2018, the Native Village of Nuiqsut used ANTHC's subaward funds to place CO detectors in community households and collect data on peak exposure levels. [source]

Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

Contact:

Dependent on Region - Check with local contact

last modified: 2019-09-11 09:56:10
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Community Air Grant

California Air Resources Board

Grants for California tribes to improve capacity to reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions.

About the Award:

The Air Grants Program aim is to provide support for community-based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process and to build capacity to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Community engagement/outreach, hiring technical experts & consultants, monitoring, data analysis

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $5,000,000
  • 2019 Maximum Grant: $100,000 for Education Projects, $300,000 for Technical Project
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
California

Program Highlights:

Starting in 2018, the Southern California Tribal Community Air Monitoring Project, run through the Pala Band of Mission Indians, is using this funding source to deploy six low-cost air quality sensors to monitor conditions at the reservation. Data will be transmitted through a cellular network and displayed on a website accessible to tribal community members. [source]

Typical Application Period: Typically due in the Summer; 2019 Application due: 9/30/19

Contact:

AirGrants@arb.ca.gov

last modified: 2019-09-19 11:31:41

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Grant

US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans

Grants for tribes to improve capacity to enforce and monitor compliance with environmental regulations.

About the Award:

The ERE program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws. Applicants may propose projects with project periods consisting of either 12, 24, or 36 months.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Indoor air monitoring, Healthy Homes training, Community Outreach

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Tribal Funding: $1,021,545
  • 2019 Expected Number of Awards: 4
  • 2019 Award Ceiling: $300,000 per budget period
  • 2019 Award Floor: $100,000 per budget period
  • 2019 Average Expected Award: $182,000 per budget period
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: January to April; 2019 Date: 4/15/2019. Application periods may vary year to year.

Notes:

Those interested in this grant should first check out ANA's Applicant Training & Technical Assistance portal.

Contact:

anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

last modified: 2019-09-11 10:07:00

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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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

last modified: 2019-09-11 09:56:30

Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Programs

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Grants available for researching housing-related health hazards.

About the Award:

HUD is especially interested in applications that will advance our knowledge on priority healthy homes issues by addressing important gaps in the science related to the accurate and efficient identification of hazards and the implementation of cost effective hazard mitigation This funding is split into two different programs: the Lead Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies programs. The Lead Technical Studies program is intended to fund projects focused on improving the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of methods for evaluation and control of residential lead-based paint hazards. The Healthy Homes Technical Studies program is intended to fund projects focused on the development and evaluation of cost-effective methods of monitoring, reducing, and preventing housing-related hazards, among other objectives. HUD is especially interested in funding practical, applied research that can directly inform policies and practices to reduce the prevalence and severity of residential health and safety hazards and improve the health and well being of residents.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Monitoring, Heat Source Replacement, Ventilation, Energy Efficiency, Lead Remediation

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $7,000,000
  • Expected Number of Awards: 11

For Lead Technical Study

  • Minimum Amount: $300,000
  • Maximum Amount: $700,000

For Healthy Homes Technical Study

  • Minimum Amount: $300,000
  • Maximum Amount: $1,000,000
Award Type:
Cooperative Agreement
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2013, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was awarded $743,044 through this grant to fund indoor air quality remediations in the homes of four Alaska Native villages. This project also involved monitoring changes in air quality indicators in response to interventions. This project also administered educational materials and provided home-based education for participating residents.

Typical Application Period: 2019 Date: June - July. Varies depending on year, but usually March - April.

Notes:

These programs do not require cost sharing, matching or leveraging. The amount of LTS grant funds used for construction activities, e.g., to conduct repair or substantial rehabilitation that is necessary to conduct the proposed study, may not exceed 20% of the total HUD funds awarded.

    Contact:

    J.Kofi.Berko@hud.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-17 07:14:20

    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

    Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI)

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Grants for organizations and tribal governments to support housing and community development subgrantees in rural areas.

    About the Award:

    RCDI grants are awarded to qualified intermediary organizations, including nonprofits and federally recognized tribes, that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community. Applicants are required to match funds equal to grant rewarded, and in-kind contributions may not be used as matching funds. This grant cannot be used for direct construction or remediation. 

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Training, Technical Assistance, Education, Energy Audit Training

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $6,000,000
    • Estimated Number of Awards: 34
    • Minimum Grant: $50,000
    • Maximum Grant: $250,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Application dates announced upon release of NOSA via Federal Register. For 2019, Applications accepted from March to June, though application periods vary year to year.

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Contact your local Rural Development Office

    last modified: 2019-09-09 12:06:16

    Social and Economic Development Strategies

    US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans

    Grants for tribes and tribal organizations funding community-focused environmental health projects.

    About the Award:

    The SEDS program is designed to support community-based projects that increase the ability for Native Americans to define and achieve their own economic and social goals and/or the capacity to exercise local control and decision-making to promote the interests of community members. Projects that promote improved access to care through coordinated local and regional approaches and through supporting environmental health are eligible for this grant funding. Applicants can propose projects on 12, 24 and 36-month scales.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Community Outreach, minor renovations, HEPA filters

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $8,400,907
    • 2019 Number of Awards: 25
    • 2019 Minimum Grant: $100,000 Per Budget Period
    • 2019 Maximum Grant: $400,000 Per Budget Period
    • 2019 Average Grant: $280,000 Per Budget Period
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    From 2009-2012, the Confederated Tribes Of Siletz Indians used $340,069 in grant funding to establish the Siletz Tribal Energy Program (STEP). This program was developed with the mission of addressing tribal energy-related challenges and coordinating energy efficiency work across Tribal agencies. Using grant funding, STEP established new building codes, organized Healthy Homes trainings for staff, and conducted outreach and energy audits in a number of households. [Source]

    Typical Application Period: Typically January to April. Application periods may vary in future years.

    Notes:

    Alaska Native Villages have a separate application portal. Those interested in applying for this program should first check out ANA's Applicant Training & Technical Assistance portal.

    Contact:

    anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-11 10:24:57
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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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