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HUD No. 20-098
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Thursday
July 2, 2020

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $15 MILLION TO NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES TO SUPPORT CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY EFFORTS


Washington - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $15 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of HUDā€™s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat program, which provides funding to help address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents. This funding will specifically be used to help Tribes prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This initial tranche is the first $15 million of $100 million that will be going to tribes. For a full list of grant recipients, see chart below.

ā€œTodayā€™s grant announcement will help families throughout Indian Country to access essential resources amid the coronavirus outbreak,ā€ said Secretary Carson.

ā€œFrom helping Tribes build more affordable housing to building a place where families can go to quarantine, this funding will help Native Americans persevere during this unprecedented time,ā€ said R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

These funds, provided through the CARES Act, will be used to support several projects on Tribal lands across the United States, such as:

  • The construction of new rental housing to address overcrowding and homelessness;
  • The building of transitional housing for quarantined individuals and families that have tested positive for COVID-19;
  • The construction of an emergency operation center to help respond to current and future COVID-19 issues; and
  • The rehabilitation of an existing hotel for the isolation of Tribal members affected by COVID-19.
     
State
Recipient
City
Amount
Alaska Native Village of Chenega Anchorage $637,149
  Petersburg Indian Association Petersburg $900,000
  Skagway Village Skagway $900,000
  Stevens Village Stevens Village $899,273
Arizona White Mountain Apache Housing Authority Whiteriver $3,000,000
California Campo Band of Mission Indians Campo $900,000
  Dry Creek Rancheria Geyserville $900,000
  Elk Valley Rancheria Crescent City $216,000
  Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria Santa Rosa $900,000
  La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians Pauma Valley $800,000
  Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians Redwood Valley $900,000
  Tolowa Dee-NI Nation Smith River $898,563
New Mexico Santa Clara Pueblo Housing Authority Espanola $900,000
Oklahoma Peoria Tribe Miami $900,000
  Wichita Tribe and Affiliates Anadarko $900,000
Utah Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Cedar City $882,912
  TOTAL: $15,433,897


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