Pre-proposal due date: January 20, 2012
Full Proposal due date: March 15, 2012
Applicants should log onto the Foundation’s website:
www.nfwf.org, go to Special Grant Programs and select the Bring Back the Natives opportunity, and use the online process to submit a pre-proposal. (The Bring Back the Natives program webpage can also be found at http://www.nfwf.org/bbn .)
Indian Community Development Block Grant Program FY 2012 Notice of Funding Availability Published Applications due: January 4, 2012
The Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages meet their community development needs. Recipients use the funding to develop viable communities, including rehabilitating housing or building new housing, or to buy land to support new housing construction. The funding can also be used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities, to create suitable living environments, and to spur economic development.
Because HUD has not received a final appropriation for FY 2012 yet, the notice of funding availability (NOFA) does not include a total dollar amount or breakdowns for each area ONAP. The NOFA is available at grants.gov.
Rural Senior Housing Funds Available Applications due: December 15, 2011
Nonprofits and tribally designated housing entities are eligible for funding via the new Rural Senior Housing Fund offered by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and The Atlantic Philanthropies. HAC is making $275,000 available in the first year of the awards. Applicants must apply to support any programs targeting seniors age 62 and over who are at or below 80% of the area median income who meet the Agriculture Department's definition of rural housing. Funding partnerships and collaborations are encouraged with local, state, and national stakeholders. Funds received can be used for salaries and related costs for housing staff; housing project costs, including construction; rural senior housing advocacy; program capacity building; revenue development and financial management systems; asset management systems; training; and outreach. Contact Janice Clark, HAC Rural Senior Housing Initiative Coordinator, 202-842-8600 x131.
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Building Blocks program supports the priorities of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a collaborative effort among HUD, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and EPA to protect the environment, promote equitable development, and help address the challenges of climate change.
The EPA's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance program is an annual, competitive solicitation open to state, local, regional, and tribal governments (and nonprofits that have partnered with a governmental entity) that want to incorporate smart growth techniques into their future development. EPA provides the assistance through a contractor team of national experts–not a grant. Through a multiple-day site visit and a detailed final report, the multi-disciplinary teams provide information to help the community achieve its goal of encouraging growth that fosters economic progress and environmental protection. Examples of Smart Growth in tribal communities include:
For more information, visit the EPA's Smart Growth website or contact Abby Hall, EPA Office of Sustainable Communities, 202-566-2086