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

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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
Indoor Air Quality Topics 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

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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.

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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

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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

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    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
    Indoor Air Quality Topics 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

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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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