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Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2020

Sponsoring Organization

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: $5,000,000 per project
Award floor: $100,000 per project
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $91,013,382

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

Application 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 tribally designated housing entities (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 located in or serving an Opportunity Zone or a Promise Zone.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Buildings and Facilities • Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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.

Applicant frequently asked questions


For program questions:
TTY at 800-877-8339

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in FY 2020 can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Hydaburg Cooperative Association in Alaska
  • Fort Belknap Housing Authority in Montana
  • Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority in New Mexico
  • Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing in South Dakota
  • Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority in Wyoming

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Housing and Homelessness • Infrastructure