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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

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

    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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    ​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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    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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    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

    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

    last modified: 2019-09-17 09:33:46
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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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    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

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

    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

    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

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

    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
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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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    Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Collaborative grants for tribal colleges and universities to research environmental challenges impacting agricultural communities. 

    Eligible Applicants: Tribal College or University

    About the Award:

    This grant is available to 1994 Tribal Colleges (designated by 2018 farm bill) that are looking to build institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food, agricultural or natural resource sciences. Grants are collaborative, meaning projects must involve at least one additional partner. Projects focused on indoor air quality must demonstrate that indoor air quality affects farmers and ranchers within their community.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Improving indoor air quality for tribal farmers and ranchers, ventilation, Chemical Changeout

    Funding Details:

    • For FY 2019, $3.7 million will be awarded. 
    • 80% of applications are funded. 
    • Minimum 2019 Grant: $60,000 
    • Maximum 2019 Grant: $500,000.
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    There has yet to be a project completed with a focus on indoor air.

    Typical Application Period: For 2019: June through early November; For 2018: March through April

    Contact:

    erin.riley@usda.gov

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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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