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HUD No. 03-23-2011
Joseph Phillips
(678) 732-2943
For Release
March 23, 2011

Funding part of $33 million awarded nationally to Indian Country

GREENSBORO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $600,000 grant today to a tribal community in North Carolina to improve or create housing or economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. The competitive grants awarded today are provided through HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program to support a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities, and are a portion of the grants that will be awarded nationally this year. Additional grant announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

"This funding helps our country's Native American and Alaska Native communities improve the living conditions for hard-working families who need the most help," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.  "This is an investment to promote neighborhood development, produce affordable housing, and help create much-needed jobs."

"These grants will help spur economic development while improving the living environment for North Carolina Native Americans in the community of Cherokee", said Ed Jennings, Jr. HUD's Southeast Regional Administrator.

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, Aleutes and Eskimos) or Alaska Native villages compete for this funding.

The recipients will 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 used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities, to create suitable living environments. To spur economic development, recipients use the grants to establish a wide variety of commercial, industrial and agricultural projects. Recipients have used the funding 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.


HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and You can also follow HUD on Twitter at @HUDnews or on Facebook at, or sign up for news alerts on HUD's News Listserv.


ICDBG Grant Recipients, March 2011

State Recipient City Amount
Alaska Aleut Community of St. Paul St. Paul $600,000
  Cheesh-Na Tribe Gakona $600,000
  Curyung Tribal Council Dillingham $600,000
  Knik Village Wasilla $247,062
  Native Village of Cantwell Cantwell $600,000
  Native Village of Deering Deering $600,000
  Native Village of Kobuk Kobuk $600,000
  Native Village of Nelson Lagoon Nelson Lagoon $187,500
  Native Village of Selawik Selawik $500,000
  Native Village of Shungnak Shungnak $600,000
  Native Village of Tazlina Glenallen $600,000
  Sitka Tribe of Alaska Sitka $600,000
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer $500,000
Michigan Hannahville Wilson $600,000
  Keweenaw Bay Barraga $600,000
  Nottawaseppi Huron Fulton $598,500
  Pokagon Band Dowagiac $600,000
  Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie $597,576
Minnesota Leech Lake Cass Lake $600,000
MN White Earth Band White Earth $600,000
Missouri Eastern Shawnee Seneca $800,000
North Carolina E Band Cherokee Cherokee $600,000


Northern Ponca HA Norfolk $1,100,000
New York St. Regis Band of Akwesasne $600,000
Oklahoma Cherokee Tahlequah $726,765
  Cheyenne-Arapaho Concho $799,380
  Chickasaw Ada $800,000
  Choctaw Nation Durant $800,000
  Citizen Potawatomi Shawnee $800,000
  Delaware Tribe Bartlesville $800,000
  Kickapoo Tribe OK McLoud $799,780
  Muscogee (Creek) Okmulgee $800,000
  Ottawa Tribe Miami $800,000
  Pawnee Pawnee $800,000
  Ponca Ponca City $800,000
  Quapaw Tribe Quapaw $799,999
  Seneca-Cayuga Grove $799,965
  Tonkawa Tonkawa $800,000
  United Keetoowah Tahlequah $800,000
  Wyandotte Wyandotte $369,000
Oregon Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Grand Ronde $500,000
South Dakota Crow Creek HA Fort Thompson $900,000
  Oglala Sioux (Lakota) HA Pine Ridge $1,100,000
  Rosebud Sioux Tribe Rosebud $1,100,000
Washington Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Sequim $442,341
  Lummi Nation Housing Authority Bellingham $500,000
  Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Kingston $500,000
  Squaxin Island Tribe Shelton $498,968
Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Black River Falls $600,000
  Lac du Flambeau Lac du Flambeau $600,000
Wyoming Northern Arapaho Tribal HA Ethete $470,507




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