HUD No. 03-23-2011
March 23, 2011
HUD AWARDS NORTH CAROLINA STATE TRIBAL COMMUNITY $600,000 TO IMPROVE HOUSING AND SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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 www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov. You can also follow HUD on Twitter at @HUDnews or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD's News Listserv.
ICDBG Grant Recipients, March 2011
|Alaska||Aleut Community of St. Paul||St. Paul||$600,000|
|Curyung Tribal Council||Dillingham||$600,000|
|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|
|Sault Ste. Marie Tribe||Sault Ste. Marie||$597,576|
|Minnesota||Leech Lake||Cass Lake||$600,000|
|MN||White Earth Band||White Earth||$600,000|
|North Carolina||E Band Cherokee||Cherokee||$600,000|
|Northern Ponca HA||Norfolk||$1,100,000|
|New York||St. Regis Band of||Akwesasne||$600,000|
|Kickapoo Tribe OK||McLoud||$799,780|
|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|