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Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages


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Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2023


Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)


The Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) seeks to raise the standard of living for tribal residents in American Indian and Alaska Native communities by providing funding to improve housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate income. There are 2 types of grants offered under this opportunity:

  1. Single-Purpose grants are competitive grants on a 2-year funding cycle that must primarily benefit persons with low and moderate income.
  2. Imminent Threat grants are noncompetitive grants meant to address an issue or specific threat to the public health or safety in a tribal community, such as natural disasters, environmental hazards, or drug-related violence, crime, and health threats.
    • Funds are made available on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds have been awarded
    • There is no deadline for an imminent threat grant, but funding requests must be made within a reasonable amount of time after a health or safety threat occurs or is discovered

The ICDBG program focuses on goal 1C of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) strategic plan: investing in the success of underserved communities. ICDBG program funding can be in 3 categories:

  • Housing to support housing rehabilitation, land acquisition, new housing construction projects, and home ownership assistance programs to help residents secure adequate housing
  • Community Facilities that includes public infrastructure projects such as roads, water and sewer facilities, and the construction of multipurpose community buildings
  • Economic Development to support a variety of commercial, industrial, and agricultural projects to start new businesses; create and retain jobs for low-income individuals; and offer education and job training programs to prepare people for work

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • Award ceilings for Single-Purpose grants are determined by the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Area in which the grantee is located. More information on award amounts in each ONAP Area can be found in the program guidance.
  • $900,000 for Imminent Threat grants addressing Presidentially-declared disasters
  • $450,000 for Imminent Threat grants addressing disasters not Presidentially-declared

Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 80
Estimated total program funding: $75,000,000

Up to $5,000,000 of the total program funding will be available for Imminent Threat grants.

Who Can Apply

Applications may be submitted by:

  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Native American tribal organizations other than federally recognized tribal governments

Eligible tribes and tribal organizations are described by federal regulation 24 CFR part 1003.5. Applicants must be eligible as an Indian tribe, Alaska native village, or as a tribal organization by the application deadline.

HUD will not review an application submitted by a tribal organization on behalf of a specific tribe if the tribe itself submits an application for the same funding round.

Due to the unique structure of tribal entities in Alaska, tribal organizations applying on behalf of an Alaska tribe or village should contact the Alaska ONAP before the application deadline to confirm their eligibility status and related documentation requirements.

Preference is given to projects that increase adaptation and resilience to the effects of climate change and for projects located in a Promise Zone.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Buildings and Facilities • Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Starting a Business

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the application process for Single-Purpose grants and Imminent Threat grants can be found online.

Imminent Threat applications should be submitted electronically to the appropriate Area ONAP Administrator. Applicants should contact their ONAP Area Office before submitting an application to determine if funds are available and whether a situation or event meets the criteria for an imminent threat under this opportunity.

Single-Purpose grants must be submitted online through

ICDBG applicants may:

  • Only submit 1 application per ONAP area within their jurisdiction
  • Include more than 1 project in their application as long as the cost does not exceed the award ceiling in their ONAP area
  • Combine award ceiling amounts if a tribal organization is applying on behalf of multiple tribes and the project benefits all respective tribes
  • Submit individual applications for a combined project involving 2 or more tribes if the proposed project will benefit all respective tribes

Applicant webinar 1 recording and slides
Applicant webinar 2 recording and slides
Applicant frequently asked questions


For program or technical questions:

For questions regarding specific program requirements:
Contact your respective ONAP Area Office

Rural Awards

Past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

Rural communities who received funding in fiscal year 2022 include:

  • Kokhanok Village in Kokhanok, Alaska to build a multi-purpose community facility to provide space for support programs, youth programs, a library, and computer center for all members of the community.
  • Chickahominy Indian Tribe in Providence Forge, Virginia to mediate essential utilities in 20 homes and purchase 10 modular units for families with low- and moderate-income.
  • Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority in Pablo, Montana to enhance security to prevent drug-related crimes.
  • Modoc Nation in Miami, Oklahoma to build a mental and behavioral health services families to increase access to mental and behavioral health services to tribal members with low- and moderate-income.
  • Quapaw Nation in Quapaw, Oklahoma to build a justice center to provide services related to domestic violence, child welfare, youth, and elders to benefit tribal members with low- and moderate-income.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Economic Development • Employment • Housing and Homelessness • Infrastructure