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Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2023
Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Awards funding to Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) to carry out affordable housing activities for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families with low income. Supports efforts to develop, maintain, and operate housing that is affordable for tribal residents and provides families with safe and healthy living environments. Aims to benefit individuals and families with low income by focusing on new construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition projects that increase the number of housing units available in AI/AN communities.
Affordable housing activities eligible for funding under this opportunity can be found in the program guidance.
Applicants are encouraged to propose projects that are part of a comprehensive plan to address housing conditions in their communities which also includes long-term planning for infrastructure and economic development opportunities.
Amount of Funding
Award ceiling: $7,500,000 per
Award floor: $500,000 per project
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 25
Estimated total program funding: $129,248,141
Matching funds are not required for this opportunity. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to leverage a certain amount of funding from non-federal and/or other federal sources, including IHBG formula funds.
Who Can Apply
Applications may be submitted by federally recognized Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) who have ever been allocated Indian Housing Block Grant formula funding.
Eligibility for Alaska tribes is limited to Alaska Native Indian Block Grant recipients that received IHBG grants in fiscal year (FY) 2005. Alaska Native tribes that are required to designate a TDHE in Alaska for their IHBG formula program may not apply directly for funding under this opportunity.
Priority will be given to applications proposing the following project types:
- New housing construction
- Rehabilitation of existing housing units
- Acquisition of existing housing units for the purposes of increasing housing stock
- Infrastructure projects that enable future housing construction or rehabilitation
Additional preference is given to projects that address climate change and to projects located in a Promise Zone
What This Program Funds
Buildings and Facilities • Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing
Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.
Links to the applicant webinar training series can be found on the program website.
For program questions:
TTY at 800-877-8339
Past awards communities received in fiscal year (FY) 2021 can be found on the program website.
Rural communities who have received funding include:
- Kenaitze Salamatof Tribally Designated Housing Entity in Kenai, Alaska used funds o build an 18-unit Elder housing facility with a multi-purpose community space for residents and the community.
- Susanville Indian Rancheria Housing Authority in California received funding to construct 6 rental units for families and 4 accessible rental units for elders.
- Yurok Indian Housing Authority in California was awarded grant funds to build 5 single- family homeowner units and provide supportive services to residents on the Yurok Reservation.
Topics This Program Addresses
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Housing and Homelessness • Infrastructure