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NPONAP ensures that safe, decent and affordable housing is available to Native American families, creates economic opportunities for Tribes and Indian housing residents, assists Tribes in the formulation of plans and strategies for community development, and assures fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs. Join Our Mailing List.

Service Area: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

What's New 

Obama Administration Announces the Final Round of Promise Zone Communities which includes Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, partnering with the Spirit Lake Tribe, under the Pride of the Great Plans Promise Zone (PGPPZ), will focus on increasing economic activity, improving access to employment, expanding educational opportunities, reducing violent crime, promoting access to healthcare, and improving community infrastructure. More information about the PGPPZ may be found at


The Colville Indian Housing Authority (WA), was among 18 tribes nationwide awarded funds to remove and prevent dangerous mold in more than 1,000 homes.

Pictured: Lourdes M. Castro Ramirez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD's Office of Public & Indian Housing and Brook Kristovich, Executive Director, Colville Housing Authority.

Apply Now for HUD’s FY 2015 Indian Community Development Block Grant

Applications for the 2015 Indian Community Development Block Grant are due on Thursday, October 22, 2015. An informational webcast is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 2pm-5pm Eastern Standard Time. The webcast will provide a summary of the FY 2015 ICDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - who is eligible to apply, what type of activities are eligible for funding, what reviewers look for in applications and will include general guidance about how to apply electronically.

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota named a 2015 Promise Zone

On April 28, 2015, the Obama Administration announced an additional eight Promise Zones across the country, including the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  Promise Zones are high poverty communities where the federal government partners work with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, reduce violent crime, enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community.  All Promise Zones receive priority access to federal investments that further their strategic plans, federal staff on the ground to help them implement their goals, and five full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members to recruit and manage volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the Promise Zone initiatives.  Pine Ridge joins the Choctaw Nation in southeast Oklahoma as tribal Promise Zone designees. 

Pine Ridge Promise Zone Summary

Federal Resources for Rural and Tribal Communities

NPONAP’s 2014 ICDBG Implementation Training is in Denver, CO on November 5-6, 2014. Please register at


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FY 2014 General Section to the NOFA

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New ONAP Program Guidance Published

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
ONAP Program Guidance No. 2012-02 signed January 4, 2012, provides information on the Federal Financial Report – Standard Form 425.

Change in NAHASDA Reporting Requirements

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
ONAP Program Guidance No. 2011-03 signed May 11, 2011, provides information on the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (HUD-52737).


Contact Information

Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs
1670 Broadway, 24th Floor
Denver, CO 80202-4801
Telephone: (303) 672-5116 or (303) 672-5465 (Local)
FAX: (303) 672-5003