The Native American Housing Block Grant program, authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 ("NAHASDA"), assists tribes in developing, operating, maintaining, and supporting affordable rental and homeownership housing. Funds can be used for new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation (including energy efficiency and conservation), and infrastructure development activities. Funds can also be used to leverage private sector financing for new construction, renovation and energy retrofit investments. Priority will be given to projects that will spur construction and rehabilitation and will create employment opportunities for low-income and unemployed persons.
Project/Activity: Tribes will develop, acquire or rehabilitate (including energy efficient retrofits) affordable housing units, or develop and improve the infrastructure on reservations to support affordable housing.
Description: Specific activities are those eligible under the NAHASDA, which includes the new construction of affordable housing units, the acquisition of affordable housing units, the rehabilitation of existing affordable housing units, the incorporation of energy efficient systems and components in new or existing affordable housing units and the development or improvement of infrastructure on reservations to support affordable housing.
Project/Activity: Deliver training, technical assistance, monitoring, enforcement, research and evaluation activities.
Description: HUD will hire staff, build systems and capacity and work with grantees to ensure effective and efficient implementation.
Type of Financial Award: B - Project Grants
Funding Amount: $242,250,000.00
Methodology for Award Selection: In accordance with the Recovery Act, NAHBG competitive grants will be awarded to those entities that apply for funds authorized under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Action of 1996 (“NAHASDA”) (25 U.S.C. 411 et seq).
Type(s) of Recipients: Government - Federal Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Type(s) of Beneficiaries: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Individual/Family, Minority group, Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized), Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized), Indian/Native American Tribal Designated Organization, Public/Indian Housing Authority, Homeowner, American Indian, Rural, Low Income, Unemployed
Estimated dollar amount of Federal in-house activity: $940,400.00