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OMB CONTROL NUMBER: 2577-0218
EXPIRATION DATE: 07/31/2019
Grant Number: 55-IH-30-04840
Report: APR Report for 2020
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Grant Information:
Grant Number  55-IH-30-04840
Recipient Program Year  01/01/2020-12/31/2020
Federal Fiscal Year  2020
Initial Indian Housing Plan (IHP):  Yes
Amended Plan  
Annual Performance Report (APR):  Yes
Amended Plan  
Tribe:  Yes
TDHE:  
Recipient Information:
Name of the Recipient  Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
Contact Person  Gray, Gerald
Telephone Number with Area Code  406-315-2400
Mailing Address  615 Central Ave W
City  Great Falls
State  MT
Zip  594042888
Fax Number with Area Code  406-315-2401
Email Address  ggray@gng.net
TDHE/Tribe Information:
Tax Identification Number  800974700
DUNS Number  793368114
CCR/SAM Expiration Date  05/06/2021
Planned Grant-Based Budget for Eligible Programs:
IHBG Fiscal Year Formula Amount  $2,045,866.00
Housing Needs
Type of Need
(A)
Low-Income Indian Families
(B)
All Indian Families
(C)
Overcrowded Households
Renters Who Wish to Become Owners
Substandard Units Needing Rehabilitation
Homeless Households
Households Needing Affordable Rental Units
College Student Housing
Disabled Households Needing Accessibility
Units Needing Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Infrastructure to Support Housing
Other (specify below)
Other Needs  The additional needs of both low-Income Indian Families and all Indian families living inside and outside the jurisdiction of the Little Shell Tribe (LST) include households needing affordable units to own, elderly housing needs, veteran housing needs, and workforce housing needs. The LST must conduct feasibility studies, infrastructure analysis, and needs assessment to ensure housing program development meets the needs of its members.
Planned Program Benefits  The LST Housing Authority will assist eligible LST Tribal members in their housing needs. The Rental Assistance Program will provide financial assistance to eligible low-income LST Tribal members. The Elder Assistance Program will ensure Tribal elder housing meets health and safety standards. The Mortgage Assistance Program will provide aid to low-income Tribal members that want to become home owners or are struggling to maintain their mortgages. The LST Housing Authority will also conduct assessments and surveys to accurately understand the housing needs of low-income Tribal members. The LST Housing Authority will also provide management and oversight over its programs to ensure that Tribal members receive meaningful services.
Geographic Distribution  The LST Housing Authority will provide housing programming and services to eligible LST tribal members and their families within the Tribe¿s service area which is comprised of a four county service area of Blaine, Cascade, Glacier, and Hill Counties in the State of Montana. The LST Housing Authority will process applicants to determine income levels, tribal membership, need, and preference priorities.
Programs
2020-1 : Rental Assistance Program
Program Name:  Rental Assistance Program
Unique Identifier:  2020-1
Program Description (continued)  The LST Housing Authority will provide rental assistance to eligible a low-income LST tribal members in the private market rental sector. LST will develop policies and procedures pertaining to this program prior to dispensing program funds.
Eligible Activity Number  (17) Tenant Based Rental Assistance [202(3)]
Intended Outcome Number  (6) Assist affordable housing for low income households
APR: Actual Outcome Number  (6) Assist affordable housing for low income households
Who Will Be Assisted  Eligible LST tribal members must meet the low-income guidelines and reside in the four county service area.
Types and Level of Assistance  Depending on income and cost of rental unit, the LST Housing Authority will provide financial assistance for a portion or all of a single month¿s rent payment for an eligible LST family or LST tribal member. The LST Housing Authority will ensure proper management services that will include application intake, processing for eligibility, maintaining wait lists, and monitoring of program rules and regulations. The LST Housing Authority will plan for and review all assessments and surveys. The LST Housing Authority will review available grant opportunities, write and submit grants, administer any awarded grants and track any required grant reporting.
APR : Describe Accomplishments  A Housing Director was hired November 2, 2020. LST Housing has been working on developing policies and eligibility for the Rental Assistance Program.
Planned and Actual Outputs for 12-Month Program Year
  Planned APR - Actual
Number of Households to be served in Year 100 0
APR: If the program is behind schedule, explain why  
Uses of Funding:

The Uses of Funding table information can be entered here for each individual program or can be entered for all programs within Section 5(b): Uses of Funding. Changes to data on either page location will update in both Section 3: Program Descriptions and Section 5(b): Uses of Funding accordingly.

Prior and current year IHBG (only) funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(L)
Total all other funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(M)
Total funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(N=L+M)
Total IHBG (only) funds expended in 12-month program year
(O)
Total all other funds expended in 12-month program year
(P)
Total funds expended in 12-month program year
(Q=O+P)
$350,000.00 $0.00 $350,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2020-2 : Elder Assistance Program
Program Name:  Elder Assistance Program
Unique Identifier:  2020-2
Program Description (continued)  The Elder Assistance Program will provide eligible elder LST tribal members with financial assistance for qualified home repair of privately owned homes. The program will ensure elder LST tribal members have home conditions that meet their health, safety, and energy efficiency needs. LST will develop policies and procedures pertaining to this program prior to dispensing program funds.
Eligible Activity Number  (16) Rehabilitation Assistance to Existing Homeowners [202(2)]
Intended Outcome Number  (3) Improve quality of substandard units
APR: Actual Outcome Number  (3) Improve quality of substandard units
Who Will Be Assisted  Eligible elder LST tribal members that meet the low-income guidelines and reside in the four county service area.
Types and Level of Assistance  Assistance will be limited to qualified home repairs for eligible elder LST tribal members. Qualified home repairs will include repairs that improve substandard conditions, energy efficiency, or unsafe/unsanitary conditions. This assistance may include home repairs for roofing, windows, sewer, electrical, heating, and plumbing. Financial assistance will be in the form of a home repair grant. The amount of a home repair grant will be made on a case-by-case determination but will not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The LST Housing Authority will ensure proper management services that will include application intake, processing for eligibility, maintaining wait lists, and monitoring of program rules and regulations. The LST Housing Authority will plan for and review all assessments and surveys. The LST Housing Authority will review available grant opportunities, write and submit grants, administer any awarded grants and track any required grant reporting.
APR : Describe Accomplishments  LST Housing Director was hired November 2, 2020. LST Housing is working on policies and procedures for implementation of this program.
Planned and Actual Outputs for 12-Month Program Year
  Planned APR - Actual
Number of Units to be Completed in Year 50 0
APR: If the program is behind schedule, explain why  
Uses of Funding:

The Uses of Funding table information can be entered here for each individual program or can be entered for all programs within Section 5(b): Uses of Funding. Changes to data on either page location will update in both Section 3: Program Descriptions and Section 5(b): Uses of Funding accordingly.

Prior and current year IHBG (only) funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(L)
Total all other funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(M)
Total funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(N=L+M)
Total IHBG (only) funds expended in 12-month program year
(O)
Total all other funds expended in 12-month program year
(P)
Total funds expended in 12-month program year
(Q=O+P)
$250,000.00 $0.00 $250,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2020-3 : Mortgage Assistance Program
Program Name:  Mortgage Assistance Program
Unique Identifier:  2020-3
Program Description (continued)  The Mortgage Assistance Program will provide financial assistance to eligible LST tribal members to become home owners. The program will provide funding assistance with down payment and/or closing costs associated with the purchase of a home. LST will develop policies and procedures pertaining to this program prior to dispensing program funds.
Eligible Activity Number  (12) Acquisition of Homebuyer Units [202(2)]
Intended Outcome Number  (2) Assist renters to become homeowners
APR: Actual Outcome Number  (2) Assist renters to become homeowners
Who Will Be Assisted  Eligible LST tribal members that reside in the four county service area.
Types and Level of Assistance  Eligible LST tribal members may receive up to $8,000 of the purchase price for the down payment or closing cost of the purchase of a home. The LST Housing Authority will ensure proper management services that will include application intake, processing for eligibility, maintaining wait lists, and monitoring of program rules and regulations. The LST Housing Authority will review available grant opportunities, write and submit grants, administer any awarded grants and track any required grant reporting. The LST Housing Authority will also contract for services regarding the oversight of its programming. Contractors will aid the LST Housing Authority in developing housing programs under LST codes and federal laws and regulations.
APR : Describe Accomplishments  LST Housing Director was hired November 2, 2020. LST Housing is working on policies and procedures for implementation of this program.
Planned and Actual Outputs for 12-Month Program Year
  Planned APR - Actual
Number of Units to be Completed in Year 15 0
APR: If the program is behind schedule, explain why  
Uses of Funding:

The Uses of Funding table information can be entered here for each individual program or can be entered for all programs within Section 5(b): Uses of Funding. Changes to data on either page location will update in both Section 3: Program Descriptions and Section 5(b): Uses of Funding accordingly.

Prior and current year IHBG (only) funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(L)
Total all other funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(M)
Total funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(N=L+M)
Total IHBG (only) funds expended in 12-month program year
(O)
Total all other funds expended in 12-month program year
(P)
Total funds expended in 12-month program year
(Q=O+P)
$120,000.00 $0.00 $120,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Maintaining 1937 Act Units, Demolition, and Disposition
Maintaining 1937 Act Units  N/A
Demolition and Disposition  N/A
Budget Information
Sources of Funding
Funding Source


 
Estimated(IHP) /Actual(APR) Amount on hand at beginning of program year
(F)
Amount to be received during 12-month program year
(G)
Total sources of funds
(H=F+G)
Funds to be expended during 12-month program year
(I)
Unexpended funds remaining at end of program year
(J=H-I)
Unexpended funds obligated but not expended at end of 12-month program year
(K)
Estimated $0.00 $2,045,866.00 $2,045,866.00 $1,020,000.00 $1,025,866.00  
IHBG Funds: Actual $0.00 $2,045,866.00 $2,045,866.00 $0.00 $2,045,866.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
IHBG Program Income: Actual $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Title VI: Actual $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Title VI Program Income: Actual $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
1937 Act Operating Reserves: Actual $0.00   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Carry Over 1937 Act Funds: Actual $0.00   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
LEVERAGED FUNDS
Estimated $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
ICDBG Funds: Actual $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Other Federal Funds: Actual $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
LIHTC: Actual $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Estimated $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Non-Federal Funds: Actual $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
  Estimated $0.00 $2,045,866.00 $2,045,866.00 $1,020,000.00 $1,025,866.00 $0.00
Total: Actual $0.00 $2,045,866.00 $2,045,866.00 $0.00 $2,045,866.00 $0.00
Uses of Funding
Program Name Unique Identifier Prior and current year IHBG (only) funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(L)
Total all other funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(M)
Total funds to be expended in 12-month program year
(N=L+M)
Total IHBG (only) funds expended in 12-month program year
(O)
Total all other funds expended in 12-month program year
(P)
Total funds expended in 12-month program year
(Q=O+P)
Rental Assistance Program 2020-1 $350,000.00 $0.00 $350,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Elder Assistance Program 2020-2 $250,000.00 $0.00 $250,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Mortgage Assistance Program 2020-3 $120,000.00 $0.00 $120,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Planning and Administration   $300,000.00 $0.00 $300,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Loan Repayment (describe in 3 & 4 below)   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total   $1,020,000.00 $0.00 $1,020,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
APR  N/A
APR  N/A
Other Submission Items
Useful Life/Affordability Period(s)  The LST Housing Authority will develop useful life policy as part of developing each program's policy and regulation.
Model Housing and Over-Income Activities  The LST Housing Authority will not undertake a model housing activity or serve over-income activities.
Tribal and Other Indian Preference
Does the tribe have a preference policy?
 YES

 The LST Housing Authority has a policy that it will have preference to provide housing services to currently enrolled LST Tribal members.
Anticipated Planning and Administration Expenses
Do you intend to exceed your allowable spending cap for Planning and Administration?
 NO
Actual Planning and Administration Expenses
Did you exceed your allowable spending cap for Planning and Administration?
 NO
Does the tribe have an expanded formula area?:  NO
Total Expenditures on Affordable Housing Activities:
  All AIAN Households AIAN Households with Incomes 80% or Less of Median Income
IHBG Funds $0.00 $0.00
Funds from Other Sources $0.00 $0.00
For each separate formula area, list the expended amount
  All AIAN Households AIAN Households with Incomes 80% or Less of Median Income
IHBG Funds $0.00 $0.00
Funds from Other Sources $0.00 $0.00
Indian Housing Plan Certification Of Compliance
In accordance with applicable statutes, the recipient certifies that it will comply with Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal statutes, to the extent that they apply to tribes and TDHEs, see 24 CFR 1000.12.  YES
In accordance with 24 CFR 1000.328, the recipient receiving less than $200,000 under FCAS certifies that there are households within its jurisdiction at or below 80 percent of median income.  Not Applicable
The recipient will maintain adequate insurance coverage for housing units that are owned and operated or assisted with grant amounts provided under NAHASDA, in compliance with such requirements as may be established by HUD:  YES
Policies are in effect and are available for review by HUD and the public governing the eligibility, admission, and occupancy of families for housing assisted with grant amounts provided under NAHASDA:  NO
Policies are in effect and are available for review by HUD and the public governing rents charged, including the methods by which such rents or homebuyer payments are determined, for housing assisted with grant amounts provided under NAHASDA:  NO
Policies are in effect and are available for review by HUD and the public governing the management and maintenance of housing assisted with grant amounts provided under NAHASDA:  NO
Tribal Wage Rate Certification
1. You will use tribally determined wage rates when required for IHBG-assisted construction or maintenance activities. The Tribe has appropriate laws and regulations in place in order for it to determine and distribute prevailing wages.  
2. You will use Davis-Bacon or HUD determined wage rates when required for IHBG-assisted construction or maintenance activities.  YES
3. You will use Davis-Bacon and/or HUD determined wage rates when required for IHBG-assisted construction except for the activities described below.  
4. List the activities using tribally determined wage rates:  
Self Monitoring
Do you have a procedure and/or policy for self-monitoring?:  YES
Pursuant to 24 CFR § 1000.502 (b) where the recipient is a TDHE, did the TDHE provide periodic progress reports including the self-monitoring report, Annual Performance Report, and audit reports to the Tribe?:  YES
Did you conduct self-monitoring, including monitoring sub-recipients?:  YES
Self-Monitoring Results: Describe the results of the monitoring activities, including corrective actions planned or taken.  IHBG has not been drawn down as of yet. As money is drawn down it will be tracked for self monitoring purpose.
Inspections
Activity
(A)
Total number of Units
(B)
Units in standard condition
(C)
Units needing rehabilitation
(D)
Units needing to be replaced
(E)
Total number of units inspected
(F=C+D+E)
1937 Housing Act Units:
  a. Rental 0 0 0 0 0
  b. Homeownership 0 0 0 0 0
  c. Other 0 0 0 0 0
1937 Act Subtotal: 0 0 0 0 0
NAHASDA Assisted Units:
  a. Rental 0 0 0 0 0
  b. Homeownership 0 0 0 0 0
  c. Rental Assistance 0 0 0 0 0
  d. Other 0 0 0 0 0
NAHASDA Subtotal: 0 0 0 0 0
Total: 0 0 0 0 0
2.  Did you comply with your inspection policy? YES
Audits
1. Did you expend $750,000 or more in total Federal awards during the previous fiscal year ended (24 CFR 1000.544) ?

If Yes, an audit is required to be submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. If No, an audit is not required.

 NO
Public Availability
Did you make this APR available to the citizens in your jurisdiction before it was submitted to HUD (24 CFR § 1000.518)?  YES
If you are a TDHE, did you submit this APR to the Tribe  Not Applicable
If you answered No to question #1 and/or #2, provide an explanation as to why not and indicate when you will do so:  
Summarize any comments received from the Tribe and/or the citizens :  
Jobs Supported By NAHASDA
Number of Permanent Jobs Supported by Indian Housing Block Grant Assistance(IHBG):  1
Number of Temporary Jobs Supported by Indian Housing Block Grant Assistance(IHBG):  0
Narrative (Optional):