HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

The Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive (IHBG Competitive) program gives priority to projects that spur housing construction and rehabilitation from NAHASDA-eligible recipients while considering need and administrative capacity. Additionally, applicants could have applied for other eligible activities under Section 202 of NAHASDA. HUD's Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is responsible for managing the IHBG Competitive program.

ONAP made IHBG Competitive funds available under a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and awarded the funds to the applicants with the highest rated applications, particularly those with the greatest housing need and administrative capacity. On December 10, 2019, ONAP announced that 54 tribes and tribally designated housing entities would receive nearly $200,000,000 in IHBG Competitive funds.

IHBG Competitive grantees must submit an IHBG Competitive Annual Performance Report (APR) (HUD-52737) that contains all the reporting requirements codified in the NOFA. Grantees must also submit narrative with the APR that address specific performance measures identified in the NOFA. IHBG Competitive APRs are due to HUD within 90 days of end of the grantee's program year and at the end of the period of performance identified in the grant agreement.