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.
5% of years's allocation for ICDBG funding.
Maximum Grant: $450,000 ($900,000 for project responding to Presidentially-declared emergencies)
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]
US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation’s communities, and enforce fair housing laws. HUD’s business is helping create a decent home and suitable living environment for all Americans, and it has given America’s communities a strong national voice at the Cabinet level. HUD plays a major role in supporting homeownership by underwriting homeownership for low and moderate income families through its mortgage insurance programs.
The primary programs administered by HUD include:
Mortgage and loan insurance through the Federal Housing Administration;
Community Development Block Grants to help communities with economic development, job opportunities and housing rehabilitation;
Rental assistance in the form of Section 8 certificates or vouchers for low-income households; and