Federally-Recognized Indian Tribe

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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

    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

    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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    ​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

    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

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    Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Grants and loans for agricultural producers and small businesses to conduct and promote energy audits, and provide renewable energy development assistance.

    About the Award:

    This grant is intended to aid with the establishment of a program that assists agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations. This can include energy efficiency audits and renewable energy technical assistance. This program is intended to serve commercial and industrial entities, not residential buildings.  

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Energy Audits, Technical Assistance

    Funding Details:

    • 4% of all Rural Energy for America Programs annual funding is distributed to this program.
    • Total Program funding is approximately $50 million with an estimated 1,000 awards.
    • Maximum grant total cannot exceed $100,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Notes:

    Agricultural producers or small businesses that receive energy audits through this program must pay at least 25% of the cost of the energy audit. Rural utility providers are only eligible if they are considered electrical cooperatives or tribal entities.

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Contact your State Energy Coordinator

    last modified: 2019-09-06 11:40:12

    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

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    Technical Assistance from the Office of Indian Energy

    Department of Energy

    This office provides free technical assistance for tribes or tribal organizations pursuing energy efficiency projects.

    About the Award:

    This resource doesn't offer a reward, but rather offers tribes technical assistance on tribal energy projects. This office provides tribes with three types of technical assistance: Technical Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Strategic Energy Planning. Technical Experts from DOE are available to provide up to 40 hours of support per project.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Energy Efficiency, Weatherization

    Award Type:
    Technical Assistance
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    indianenergy@hq.doe.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-06 11:47:52

    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

    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

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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

    last modified: 2019-09-17 07:17:41

    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

    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

    last modified: 2019-09-24 08:18:33
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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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    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

    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    US Department of Health And Human Services

    Grants that can be used to assist with energy costs and fund weatherization improvements.

    About the Award:

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Through this program, grantees may provide low-cost residential weatherization and other cost-effective energy-related home repairs. States, tribes, and tribal consortia are administered funds based on an allocation formula that takes into consideration several variables, one being population size. More information about the LIHEAP allocation formula, including the way in which it distributes funds to tribes, can be found here. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Energy Home Repairs, Weatherization, energy efficiency, heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Tribal Funding: $40,709,847
    • Tribes can use up to 15% of funds allotted on weatherization or other low-cost energy-related home repairs
      • Tribes can apply for a waiver to use up to 25% of funds for these projects
    • Individuals receive funds in the form of direct repairs and subsidized energy bills.
    Award Type:
    Home Repairs
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    In 2007, the Makah Tribe's LIHEAP Program replaced 10 wood stoves using LIHEAP and HUD funds. LIHEAP continued to provide project assistance as the Makah Tribe replaced 45 wood stoves through 2011 using EPA funds. [source]

    Typical Application Period: July to September; 2019 date: 9/3/2019. Applications usually due to September 1st. Individuals can apply to this program year-round.

    Contact:

    Grantees should contact lauren.christopher@acf.hhs.gov. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work. 

    last modified: 2019-09-16 11:56:12

    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

    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

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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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    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

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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

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