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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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