Indian Nations Law Update – December 2019

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Godfrey & Kahn Attorney Brian Pierson has authored the 2020 Indian Housing Development Handbook . The handbook serves as a valuable guide for tribal housing programs, federal and state government agencies, lenders, contractors, investors, attorneys and other housing professionals. DOE and HUD Announce Important Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced important funding opportunities for tribes in November. The Department of Energy’s Tribal Energy Grant can be used for energy generation facilities, including community-scale solar and battery storage, as well as energy efficiency measures to reduce electricity costs. DOE will make awards up to $2 million for electrification of tribal buildings. Applications are due Feb. 6, 2020.

The Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) provides funds for a wide range of uses, including solar for existing low-to-moderate income tribal housing, which can make such housing truly affordable by significantly lowering tribal member energy costs. Because the opportunity combines FY 2019 and 2020 appropriations, maximum grants have been increased to $900,000 for tribes within the HUD ONAP Eastern Woodlands region, $1.5M for tribes in the Northern Plains region, $750,000 for tribes in the Northwest region, $800,000 for Alaska and $1.5M to $7M for tribes in the Southwest Region. Applications are due Feb. 3, 2020.

Godfrey & Kahn has assisted tribes in preparing successful DOE and ICDBG grant applications and works […]

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