Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program
Imminent Threat COVID-19 Application Proposal
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
COVID-19 Prevention, Preparation & Response Project
On May 15, 2020 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued their Indian Community Development Block Grant CARES ACT funding solicitation under their Imminent Threat section of the program with an application acceptance date of noon on June 1, 2020. Notice was sent to departments that same day for this first come first served program. Departments prepared suggested projects and Tribal Administration is forwarding the proposed application activities to Tribal Council.
Tribal Administration is proposing activities that prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. This includes renovation of 9 dental operatories at the Health & Wellness Center to enclose them with walls and doors and acquisition of high intensity ultraviolet lighting equipment to treat these spaces after hours.
In a related matter on the same agenda the Tribe is also looking to apply for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Tribal Health Capacity funding in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response funding for laboratory equipment and software. The Tribe is also looking to acquire an ambulance for this community.
The ICDBG project application is currently at $400,000 for renovation and dental furniture, and $195,000 for high intensity UV light equipment. Adding an equipped ambulance to this application is $321,733. All Tribes can apply for at least $900,000 if they have COVID-19 eligible projects of that size. To comment on the proposed application please contact Kim Rogers, Planning & Grants Development Manager, at 503-879-2250 or send your comments to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde, OR 97347. Written comments should be provided by 8:30 AM May 26, 2020. Council will review comments collected to date at their May 26, 2020 Legislative Action Committee meeting and again at their May 27, 2020 Council meeting at which time Council will consider authorizing this application. Council will also consider comments provided by Grand Ronde community members in determining whether to make any modifications to the application. The resulting application will be available for review.