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FY12 Update

The Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities program will not be funded during the FY12 grant cycle.

OUP initiated the Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) program in FY00. This program assists institutions of higher education expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities—including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development—principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

Eligible Applicants. Accredited Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions (ANI/NHIs) of higher education that provide 2- and 4-year degrees. For an institution to qualify as an ANI, at least 20 percent of the undergraduate headcount enrollment must be Alaska Native students. To qualify as an NHI, an institution must have an undergraduate headcount enrollment of at least 10 percent Native Hawaiians.

Eligible Activities. Eligible activities under the AN/NHIAC program include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquisition of real property.
  • Clearance and demolition.
  • Rehabilitation of residential structures, including lead-based paint hazard evaluation and reduction and making accessibility and modifications in accordance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and visitability modifications in accordance with the policy priorities described in HUD's Notice of Funding Availability General Section.
  • Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or installation of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities and streets, and compliance with accessibility requirements, such as those under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101)
  • Direct homeownership assistance to low- and moderate-income persons, as provided in section 105(a)(25) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5305(a)(25)).
  • Special economic development activities described at 24 CFR 570.203 and assistance to facilitate economic development by providing technical or financial assistance for the establishment, stabilization, and expansion of microenterprises, including minority enterprises.
  • Assistance to community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to carry out neighborhood revitalization, community economic development, or energy conservation projects, in accordance with 24 CFR 570.204. This could include activities in support of a HUD-approved local entitlement grantee, CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) or HUD-approved State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Revitalization Strategy (CRS).
  • Public service activities such as general support activities that can help to stabilize a neighborhood and contribute to sustainable redevelopment of the area, including but not limited to such activities as those concerned with employment, crime prevention, childcare, healthcare services, drug abuse, education, housing counseling, energy conservation, homebuyer downpayment assistance, establishing and maintaining Neighborhood Networks centers in federally assisted or insured housing, job training and placement, and recreational needs.
  • Fair housing services designed to further the civil rights objectives of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–20) by making all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and/or disability aware of the range of housing opportunities available to them.
  • Up to 20 percent of the grant may be used for payments of reasonable grant administrative costs related to planning and executing the project (for example, preparation/submission of HUD reports). Detailed explanations of these costs are provided in the OMB circular A–21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions that can be accessed at the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_default.

Activities carried out by AN/NHIAC grantees must meet at least one CDBG program national objective: benefit low- or moderate-income individuals; aid in the prevention of slums or blight; or meet other community development needs that have a particular urgency, either because they pose a threat to the health and welfare of the community or because other financial resources are not available to address them.

Program Contact

Sherone Ivey
Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of University Partnerships
Room 8226
451 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
Telephone: (202) 402–4200
Fax: (202) 708–0309
Email: sherone.ivey@hud.gov

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