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Non-HUD Homes Identified as Priority for Potential Indian Community Development Block Grant

From the LCO Grants & Planning Department

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Indian Community Development Block Grant program on November 19, 2019.

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 project. Funding is awarded competitively and there is no guarantee that the Tribe will receive funding.

Because of unmet housing needs and deteriorating housing conditions throughout the community, the Tribal Governing Board has identified housing rehabilitation (non-HUD) as one of the priority considerations for this year’s Block Grant program.

We are looking for people to serve on a project planning committee to recommend housing quality standards and rehabilitation priorities for Tribal Governing Board approval (in the short term) and recommend a five year plan for further rehabilitation efforts. If you are interested, please contact Kelly Nayquonabe at 715-558-7444.

Community participation is a grant requirement and a public hearing will be held next week, December 17th, to collect input of the membership for this project.


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