FEMA: $135 Million Commitment Made to Support Relocation of Tribal Communities Affected by Climate Change

Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act Supports Community-Driven Relocation for Threatened Communities  The Biden-Harris administration today announced the launch of a new Voluntary Community-Driven Relocation program, led by the Department of the Interior, to assist Tribal communities severely impacted by climate-related environmental threats. Through investments from President […]

HUD: Modernization of Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program Proposed to Provide More Homeownership Opportunities for Native American Families

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the release of a proposed rule for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program, which will modernize the program regulations and encourage homeownership opportunities in Indian Country. The proposed rule expands and revises the existing program regulations and […]

HUD: First-Ever Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Announced

Announcement precedes 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit on the progress made to strengthen Nation-to-Nation relationships and invest record levels of resources in Tribal communities Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the members of the first-ever Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC). HUD Secretary Marcia L. […]

FEMA: ‘Year of Firsts’ Celebrated During National Native American Heritage Month & Commitment to Supporting Tribal Nations Reinforced

November marks National Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity for every person in the nation to reflect on our shared nation’s history and honor the Tribal Nations and tribal citizens who called this land home long before the United States became a country. This National Native American Heritage Month, FEMA […]

CDFI Fund: $355 Million in Bond Funding Announced for Projects in Low-Income Communities

U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today that Treasury has agreed to issue three guarantees totaling $355 million under the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program. The guarantees will be issued on behalf of five Eligible CDFIs under the fiscal year […]

EDA: $53 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds and CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested Last Week

Last week, the following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds and CARES Act Recovery Assistance programs: September 28, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Boost Tourism by Making Recreational Infrastructure Improvements in Portland, Oregon September 27, 2022 – U.S. Department […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2022 CDFI Program and NACA Program Technical Assistance Awards Announced

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced that 218 organizations received $27.57 million in Technical Assistance awards to build their capacity to provide services to low-income and underserved people and communities across America. The awards were made through the fiscal year (FY) […]

EDA: Over $85 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested Last Week

The following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program: September 21, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.5 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Boost High Speed Internet Connectivity in Southwest Louisiana September 20, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $5.3 Million in American Rescue Plan […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Muscogee (Creek) Nation

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to supplement tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 2-8, 2022. Public assistance federal funding is available to the tribal government and certain private nonprofit organizations […]