Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-161).
To assist Alaska Native Institutions (ANIs) and Native Hawaiian Institutions (NHIs)of higher education enhance their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development, principally for persons of low-and moderate-income, consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Each activity proposed for funding must meet both the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program eligibility requirements and at least one national objective. Criteria for determining whether an activity addresses one or more objectives are provided at 24CFR 570.208. Ineligible activities are listed in paragraph 570.207.
Nonprofit Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Institutions of higher established in Title III, Part A, Section 317 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Public Law 105-244, enacted October 7 1998) are eligible to submit applications for funding Institutions are not required to be on the list of eligible ANI/NHI prepared by the Department of Education. However, an institution that is not on the list is required to provide a statement that certify that they meet the statutory definition of an ANI or NHI. Each autonomous campus of an ANI or NHI is permitted to submit a separate application as long as they have a separate administrative structure and budget.
The principal beneficiaries of the program include any city, county, town, parish, village, any other political subdivision of a State within which an ANI or NHI is located.
Grants are governed by (1) OMB Circular No. A-21 "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; (2) OMB Circular No. A-133 "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; and (3) provisions of 24 CFR part 84 "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations".
Application and Award Process
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register.
Applications will be reviewed against published criteria, rated and ranked, and awards made to the highest ranking applications. HUD reserves the right to make selections out of order to provide geographic distribution of grantees. HUD also reserves the right to reduce the amount of funding requested in order to fund as many highly ranked applications as possible.
Deadlines will be announced in each NOFA publication.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Announcement of awards are anticipated on or before September 30th.
Formula and Matching Requirements
None. Applicants get points in the selection system for securing leveraged funds.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD may make grants for up to 3 years.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly progress and financial progress reports, as well as Program Logic Model and a final program report and Program Logic Model are required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133.
Records must be kept in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant.
Grants) FY 07 $2,970,000; FY 08 est $3,000,000; and FY 09 est $1,977,000. (NOTE: Amounts reported reflect allocation of new budget authority rather than obligation amounts.)
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For Alaska Native Institutions of higher education and Native Hawaiian Institutions of higher education, $800,000 per grantee.
Since 2001 36 grants have been awarded under this program. It is anticipated that up to four more applicants will receive funding in FY 08.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The program is governed by regulations contained in 24 CFR 570.400 and 570.404 and 24 CFR Part 570, subparts A, C, J, K and O. Provisions of 24 CFR part 84 "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Nonprofit Organizations."
Regional or Local Office
For answers to technical questions, Sherone Ivey, in the Office of University Partnerships, Office of Policy Development and Research HUD, 451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 402-4200. Fax: (202) 708- 0309. E-mail: Sherone.Ivey@hud.gov
Web Site Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Refer to the criteria listed in each NOFA.