Community Meeting Planned for ICDBG Plan to Install New Roofs on Older non-HUD Homes
Submitted by LCO Grants Department
On November 19, 2019, the Department of Housing and Urban Development published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program.
Eligible activities include new housing construction; housing rehabilitation, housing infrastructure, land acquisition to support new housing, homeownership assistance, public facilities and improvements including infrastructure, economic development and micro enterprise programs. For the Eastern Woodlands region, a maximum of $900,000 is available for each requested project. Funding is awarded competitively and there is no guarantee that the Tribe will receive funding.
The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board (TGB) has identified housing renovation as priority development needs of the Tribe for the Block Grant program. This decision was based upon the input of the tribal community and resources available to support operating costs.
The Tribe plans to install new roofing on older non-Hud homes of members throughout the Reservation. The grant limits assistance to those residents whose income falls within the low and moderate income limits as published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
A community meeting is planned for Friday, January 10, 2020, at 1:00 pm in the Peter Larson Room of the Tribal Government Center to discuss this project with eligible residents.
The 2019/2020 ICDBG application will be available for residents to review during normal business hours at the Grants Offices within the Tribal Government Building. There are no active ICDBG’s. Tribal members and other citizens are invited to review and comment on this information. Any comments must be submitted by January 24. Comments may be made verbally or in writing to Kelly.Nayquonabe@lco-nsn.gov. Additional information on this potential project may be obtained by contacting the LCO Grants Department, Kelly Nayquonabe, at 715-558-7444.