is the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program?
ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing
viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable
living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate
Who is eligible?
applicants for assistance include any Indian tribe, band, group, or nation(including
Alaska Indians, Aleut, and Eskimos) or Alaska Native village which has established
a relationship to the Federal government as defined in the program regulations.
In certain instances, tribal organizations may be eligible to apply.
ICDBG program can provide funding for recipients in the following categories:
Housing rehabilitation, land acquisition to support new housing construction,
and under limited circumstances, new housing construction.
Infrastructure construction, e.g., roads, water and sewer facilities; and, single
or multipurpose community buildings.
Wide variety of commercial, industrial, agricultural projects which may be
recipient owned and operated or which may be owned and/or operated by a third
program is administered by the six area ONAPs
with policy development and oversight provided by the Denver National Program
Office of ONAP. Each Area ONAP is responsible for a geographic jurisdiction that
includes from 26 to over 200 eligible applicants.
program regulations provide for two categories of grants, Imminent Threat and
Single purpose. Single purpose grants are awarded on a competition basis pursuant
to the terms published in an annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
Secretary of HUD may set aside 5% of each year's allocation for the noncompetitive,
first come-first served, funding of grants to eliminate or lessen problems which
pose an imminent threat to public health or safety.
training manual for Improving Future Indian Community Development Block Grant
Applications is recommended for all ICDBG grant writers. It is intended to provide
guidance on how to respond to NOFA requirements, and on what is important during
the planning and implementation stages. The NOFA was developed using the FY 2008
NOFA as a guide. The information in this manual is not intended to replace the
NOFA. Readers of the manual who intend to apply for grants should use the most
current NOFA and accompanying forms.