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14.862 Indian Community Development Block Grant Program

FEDERAL AGENCY:

PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

AUTHORIZATION:

Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 106(a), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.; Housing and Urban Development Act, Section 7(d), 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).
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To provide assistance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in the development of viable Indian communities.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages may use block grants to improve the housing stock, provide community facilities, make infrastructure improvements, and expand job opportunities by supporting the economic development of their communities. Activities which are eligible for funding include housing rehabilitation programs, acquisition of land for housing, direct assistance to facilitate homeownership among low and moderate income persons, construction of tribal and other facilities for single or multi-use, streets and other public facilities, and economic development projects particularly those by nonprofit tribal organizations or local development corporations when the recipient determines that the provision of such assistance is appropriate to carry out an economic development project. Tribes and Alaska Native villages are restricted from using block grants for construction and improvement of governmental facilities, the purchase of equipment, general government expenses, operating and maintenance expenses, political activities, new housing construction (except through community-based development organizations (CBDOs), and income payments.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Any Indian tribe, band, group, nation, or tribal organization, including Alaska Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos, and any Alaska Native village that is eligible for assistance under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act or which had been eligible under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   The principal beneficiaries of ICDBG funds are low and moderate income persons. Low and moderate income is generally defined as 80 percent of the median income, as determined by HUD, adjusted for family size.

Credentials/Documentation:   Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local, and Indian tribal governments.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   No preapplication required. Prior to submitting application, applicant must allow for citizen participation in application development. An environmental assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Applicants must file an application on forms prescribed by HUD which describes the community development need and how that need will be addressed by the proposed project. Application must provide sufficient information for the project to be rated against selection criteria.

Award Procedure:   The ONAP Area Office is responsible for rating and approving applications and for notifying applicants of the results.

Deadlines:   Differ each year. Dates are published in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register. For fiscal year 2001, applications are due in the appropriate Area Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) by the close of business on June 6, 2002. On the application due date, business hours will be extended to 6:00 p.m. local time.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   From 75 to 110 days.

Appeals:   Limitations, conditions, and requirements specified in NOFA.

Renewals:   None.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   This program has no statutory formula and no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Assistance is available until project completion, usually within two years.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual performance reports.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:   All records applicable to the assistance project must be kept for three to five years following the submission of the final expenditure report or until all audit findings have been resolved.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   86-0162-0-1-451.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $68,618,576; FY 02 est $69,000,000; and FY 03 est $71,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
$25,000 to $5,500,000; Average $605,000.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
In fiscal year 2001, the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program approved 115 grants.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

24 CFR 1003.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate HUD Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Area Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office:   Rodger Boyd, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4126 , Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Rodger.J.boyd@hud.gov Phone: (202) 401-7914.

Web Site Address:  
http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/grants/icdbg.cfm

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fire station; housing rehabilitation grant program; cooperative store development; water lines and storage facility, community building.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Applications must be submitted by any eligible tribe or Alaska Native Village which has the capacity to administer a grant. Applications are then rated against factors which measure impact and quality.

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