HUD AWARDS NEARLY $120 MILLION TO TRIBES ACROSS THE NATION
111 projects will support economic and housing development for Native American Families
This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $120 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) awards to Tribes across the Nation. The ICDBG program provides funding to use in developing American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income persons.
“President Trump made it clear from the moment he became President, the forgotten men and women of our Nation will be forgotten no more,” said Secretary Carson. “Today’s announcement of nearly $120 million in funding to American Indian tribes will provide these communities with safe and affordable housing and advance economic development.”
“HUD is committed to helping Native Americans thrive and the funding announced today will have a positive impact on building sustainable communities,” said R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
These funds, through the ICDBG program, will be used to support 107 projects on Tribal lands across the United States such as:
- A new drive-thru pharmacy,
- A new building for the local Boys & Girls Club of America,
- Repairs to a wastewater lagoon,
- The infrastructure necessary for a new housing development.
For a complete list of allocations and project descriptions, please click here.