Native American Housing Block Grants

Funding

  • Total: $510 million
  • Distributed according to FY2008 formula ($255 million)
  • Competitively awarded ($255 million)

Deadlines

  • Funds allocated by formula must be obligated within 30 days of enactment
  • Funds distributed through formula shall be used for new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation including energy efficiency and conservation, and infrastructure development Competitive funding must be obligated by Secretary by September 30, 2009
  • Competitive funding must be obligated by recipients within 1 year from date funds are made available
  • Competitive funding must be 50% spent by recipients within 2 years from date funds are made available
  • Competitive funding must be 100% spent by recipients within 3 years from date funds are made available
  • Funds not spent or obligated by appropriate deadlines are recaptured and reprogrammed

Additional Information

  • Priority given to projects that can be awarded in 180 days (for formula funds)
  • Priority given to projects that will spur construction and rehabilitation and will create employment opportunities for low-income and unemployed persons (for competitive funds)