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Announcement: ICDBG CARES Act (Imminent Threat) Grant Award

Pala Band of Mission Indians California Pala Announcement

PALA, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Tribal Housing Department announces the ICDBG CARES Act (Imminent Threat) Grant Award and Funding Availability.

ICDBG CARES Act (Imminent Threat) Grant Award
Funding Availablity

The Pala Tribal Housing Department (PTHD) has funding available. All assistance is provided with HUD funds (federal funds), which means there is a process we must adhere to pertaining to HUD guidelines and requirements as PTHD is subject to HUD Monitoring Reviews as well as required Audits. Please understand that the services provided are as needed as funds are limited. We are not going to go into each home and replace items if they are not necessary. Not every home will have the same need or the same emergency. Job orders/repair orders will depend on what is actually needed. PTHD will be prioritizing senior applications and residents that live in older homes to ensure their homes are up-to-standard as well as assist with handicap facilities while they stay at home during the pandemic.

CARES Act – COVID-19 Related Services – (No Income Restrictions)
This program is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to COVID-19. The assistance offered is cleaning/sanitizing supplies, essentials, propane, ventilation and sanitation, or other related repairs.

If you haven’t applied and would like to, please contact us. Requirements: Application must be filled out completely.

The Pala Housing Department notified Tribal Residents of the availability of funding for COVID-19 related needs as well as Rehab funds. The programs are available for all Tribal Members, based on need, however, we are trying to do what we can to make the seniors a priority. A notice was put on the front page of the Pala Housing Department Newsletter. Samantha Scott from the Senior Department has also been making contact with each senior as outreach for assistance.

As of today, the Pala Housing Department has received and is processing over 130 applications. We are trying to do our best to fulfill applicant needs, so please be patient with us.

Emergency Rehabilitation – (Income Restrictions)
This program is to assist with emergency rehab. We can help with handicap assistance, plumbing, electrical, or any other emergencies or sub-standard living conditions. We cannot fund luxury items.

Each application will be assessed for eligibility and need. Again, this is a HUD-funded program and is subject to regulations and guidelines. Requirements: Application must be filled out completely; the applicant must be income eligible; the applicant must enter into an emergency rehab agreement, the home must be the applicant’s primary and permanent residence.

The applicant must have an active homeowner’s insurance policy. If you need a policy, PTHD will assist you.

ICDBG – Indian Community Development Block Grant – CARES-Act – (No income Restrictions)
As announced in the PTHD’s newsletter, Annalee Trujillo, Executive Director applied for a grant on behalf of PTHD. We are pleased to announce the grant was awarded. Below is a list of approved activities.

Emergency rehabilitation – which will include roofing, insulation, windows, doors, electrical repairs, plumbing, flooring, interior wall repair, handicap facilities, HVAC units, and other related repairs – related to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders (safety and indoor air quality). Requirements: Application must be submitted to PTHD by August 14, 2020, for screening, needs assessment, and processing. We will do our best to process applications as they come in, however, please have patience with PTHD staff while they are trying to assisting everyone to the best of their ability. If you have an emergency, let PTHD staff know immediately. The home must be the applicant’s primary and permanent residence. The applicant must have an active homeowner’s insurance policy. If you need a policy, PTHD will assist you.

  • Sanitary Stations/Playground Equipment Cleaning – Supply sanitary stations at neighborhood playgrounds and sanitize playground equipment. Requirements: None
  • Elderly Cleaning Assistance – PTHD is proposing to sanitize Elder’s homes in an effort to reduce the risk of spread during the pandemic. Requirements: Application must be submitted.

Application
You can fill out an application over the phone or request an application to be mailed to you. We do not encourage picking up an application in the office due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Seniors: Please contact Samantha Scott at (760) 891-3507 and she can assist you with an application. All other applicants, please contact Pala Housing at (760) 891-3529 or (760) 891-3530.

Notices
We do encourage you to read the newsletter PTHD sends out so you don’t miss important notices. If you have any questions, please contact PTHD directly at (760) 891-3530.

Pala Band of Mission Indians
For more information contact the Pala Band of Mission Indians:
760-891-3500 | www.palatribe.com

Pala Tribal Housing Program
For more information contact the Pala Tribal Housing Program:
760-891-3530 | Pala Tribal Housing Program

Pala Senior Program – Samantha Scott
For more information contact the Pala Senior Program:
760-891-3507 | ssccott@palatribe.com | Pala Senior Program