- By Tribal Business News Staff
- Economic Development
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $450 million in new funding to its Indian Housing Block Grant program.
Newly sworn-in HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge said the funding, which will help tribal governments provide and maintain affordable housing, marks a clear statement from the Biden Administration about “ensuring equitable access to communities hit hardest by the pandemic.”
“HUD understands the significance of our responsibility to serve American Indian and Alaska Native families, and the Department is dedicated to working in a government-to-government manner with Tribes to quickly bring much-needed relief to Tribal communities,” Fudge said in a statement.
Indian Housing Block Grants typically aid tribes in providing housing for low-income tribal members. Grants are funded according to a formula that “considers local needs and housing units managed,” according to a statement.
Eligible uses of the grants include housing development, operation and maintenance, modernizing existing housing, crime prevention and safety activities, and housing management services, among others.
A list of tribes and their funding can be found here. The amounts that tribes receive ranges from millions of dollars in funding for IHBGs to just thousands.
Included below is a list of the tribes with the top 10 funding amounts.
Navajo Nation, $49,795,966
Cherokee Nation, $20,391,841
Muscogee (Creek) Nation, $11,054,813
Cook Inlet Region Inc., $9,716,654
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, $9,709,589
Chickasaw Nation, $8,275,151
Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe, $7,950,858
Tohono O’Odham Nation, $7,411,230
Choctaw Nation, $7,144,408
White Mountain Apache, $5,315,386
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