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14.862 Indian Community Development Block Grant Program
PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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).
To provide assistance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in the development of viable Indian communities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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.
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.
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula and no matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual performance reports.
Account Identification: 86-0162-0-1-451.
In fiscal year 2001, the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program approved 115 grants.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
24 CFR 1003.
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.
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.