April 19, 2014

Native tribes to share $52 million in grants

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 7, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $52 million in grants to tribal communities in 21 states to improve or create housing and economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. The competitive grants are provided through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Program to support a variety of community development and affordable housing activities.

“These funds will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments create sustainable and community-driven solutions,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Housing and infrastructure needs in Indian Country are severe and widespread. I’m inspired by the work the tribal communities are taking on to leverage these funds and get their communities on the right track.”

For example, the Comanche Nation Housing Authority of Oklahoma will rehab more than two dozen houses for families currently living in substandard homes, including new roofs, doors, windows, insulation, electrical system and plumbing repairs, siding, flooring, cabinets and counters and HVAC upgrades. In White Earth, New Mexico, a new 12,800-square-foot Workforce Development Center will provide workforce skills and vocational training to assist tribal members in obtaining employment.

In California, the Quechan Tribe will improve roads and sidewalks in a neighborhood with predominantly low and very-low income families with high amounts of foot traffic. In California, the Yurok Reservation will get multipurpose park and recreation facility. In Montana, families at the Mutual Help project in Northern Cheyenne will have their homes rehabbed to reduce the amount of substandard housing in the community.

The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to meet their community development needs. Federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, groups or nations (including Alaska Indian, Aleuts and Eskimos,) or Alaska Native villages compete for this funding. The recipients use the funding to develop viable communities, including rehabilitating housing or building new housing or to buy land to support new housing construction.

The funding can also be used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities, and to create suitable living environments. To spur economic development, recipients have used the grants to establish a wide variety of commercial, industrial and agricultural projects. The grants have been used to build community and health centers, or to start businesses to support the community, such as shopping centers, manufacturing plants, restaurants or convenient stores/gas stations.



STATE

RECIPIENT

CITY

AMOUNT

Alabama

Poarch Band of Creek of Indians

Atmore

$600,000

Alaska

Knik Tribe

Wasilla

$518,332


Metlakatla Housing Authority

Metlakatla

$600,000


Native Village of Kluti-Kaah

Copper Center

$600,000


Native Village of Nanwalek

Nanwalek

$600,000


Native Village of Napakiak

Napiak

$600,000


Noorvik Native Community

Noorvik

$600,000


Village of Atmautluak

Atmautluak

$600,000


Holy Cross Village

Holy Cross

$600,000


Mentasta Traditional Council

Mentasta Lake

$560,000


Shageluk Native Village

Shageluk

$580,000

Arizona

Ak-Chin Indian Community

Maricopa

$605,000


Gila River Health Care Organization

Sacaton

$2,750,000


Hualapai Indian Tribe

Peach Springs

$825,000


Navajo Nation

Window Rock

$4,506,720

California

Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley

Big Pine

$605,000


Big Valley Tribe of Pomo Indians

Lakeport

$605,000


Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians

Geyserville

$605,000


Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians

Grenville

$590,000


North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians

North Fork

$605,000


Pit River Tribal Housing Board

Burney

$559,000


Yurok Tribe

Klamath

$605,000


All Mission Indian Housing Authority - La Jolla

Temecula

$605,000


All Mission Indian Housing Authority - Santa Rosa

Temecula

$605,000


All Mission Indian Housing Authority -Torres-Mtz

Temecula

$605,000


Bishop Paiute Tribe

Bishop

$605,000


Chemehuevi Indian Tribe

Havasu Lake

$605,000


Quechan Tribally Designated Housing Entity

Winterhaven

$256,084

Kansas

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

White Cloud

$737,500

Maine

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

Houlton

$600,000

Michigan

Bay Mills Indian Community

Brimley

$600,000

Minnesota

Fond du Lac Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

Cloquet

$545,000


White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

White Earth

$600,000

Missouri

Eastern Shawnee Tribe

Seneca

$800,000

Montana

Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Reservation

Box Elder

$900,000


Crow Tribe of Indians

Crow Agency

$750,000


Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority

Lame Deer

$900,000

Nevada

Washoe Housing Authority

Gardnerville

$605,000


Fort McDermitt Paiute - Shoshone Tribe

McDermitt

$605,000


Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe

Elko

$605,000


Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Reno

$605,000

New Mexico

Pueblo of Zuni

Zuni

$2,200,000


Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority

Dulce

$500,000

New York

St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York

Akwesasne

$600,000

North Dakota

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Belcourt

$600,000

Oklahoma

Chickasaw Nation

Ada

$800,000


Choctaw Nation

Durant

$800,000


Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Shawnee

$800,000


Comanche Nation Housing Authority

Lawton

$800,000


Delaware Tribe

Bartlesville

$800,000


Miami Tribe

Miami

$800,000


Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Okmulgee

$800,000


Ottawa Tribe

Miami

$800,000


Pawnee Nation

Pawnee

$800,000


Quapaw Tribe

Quapaw

$799,894


Shawnee Tribe

Miami

$341,065


Tonkawa Tribe

Tonkawa

$800,000


United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians

Tahlequah

$800,000

South Carolina

Catawba Indian Nation (aka Catawba Tribe of SC)

Rock Hill

$600,000

South Dakota

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Lower Brule

$900,000

Texas

Ysleta Del Sur

El Paso

$605,000






Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Eagle Pass

$800,000

Utah

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Cedar City

$900,000

Wisconsin

Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin

Black River Falls

$600,000


Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Hayward

$600,000


Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Lac du Flambeau

$600,000


Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin

Oneida

$600,000





Wyoming

Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Authority

Ethete

$1,100,000







TOTAL:

$52,598,595

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