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Tuesday
May 1, 2012

HUD AWARDS A TOTAL OF $1.4 MILLION TO TWO NEW MEXICO TRIBES TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING AND JOBS
The Northern Pueblos and the Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authorities Receive Grants

ALBUQUERQUE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a grant for $599,150 to the Northern Pueblos Housing Authority and $825,000 to the Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority to improve housing conditions, promote community development and to spur local economies with construction projects and jobs. The competitive grants awarded are part of HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program that addresses a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities for low to moderate-income families (see grant chart and summary below).

"These grants are a step forward in forging solutions to improve the housing and economic conditions for some of our country's most culturally rich neighborhoods," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "I'm impressed at the energy and creativity in how these communities are leveraging public funds to create lasting solutions for countless families."

"ICDBG is an important program, providing tribal communities needed funding for infrastructure, housing, and job creation," said C. Donald Babers, HUD Regional Administrator. "Tribal Grantees had to compete for the funding and their enthusiasm, ideas and efforts are vital and will make a difference in their communities."

The funding to New Mexico awarded today is part of $56 million HUD announced today to tribal communities throughout the nation. The recipients will use these grants to develop viable communities including rehabilitating housing or building new homes or to purchase land to support new housing construction. The funding can also used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities. To stimulate economic development and job growth, recipients use the grants to establish commercial, industrial and agricultural projects. Recipients also use the funding to build community and health centers, or to start businesses to support the community including shopping centers, manufacturing plants, restaurants or convenience stores and gas stations. Specific examples of this sort of economic and community development include:

NORTHERN PUEBLOS HOUSING AUTHORITY (NM)

The housing authority will use its $599,150 grant to construct 10 homes for the Pueblo of San Ildefonso. A 2008 Santa Fe County Housing Needs Assessment4 reported that there was a shortage of 3,166 housing units in Santa Fe County-which includes the Pueblo de San Ildefonso.

PUEBLO OF ACOMA HOUSING AUTHORITY (NM)

The Acoma Pueblo will use its $825,000 grant to rehabilitate 20 homes. Low-income homeowners living in seriously substandard homes or needing to address critical repairs account for 63 percent of the moderate or substantial rehabilitation need - 359 units. Over 250 homes occupied by the elderly and disabled are in need of immediate rehabilitation for roof, windows and electrical and mechanical system improvements.

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 or eligible tribal organizations compete for this funding.

FY 2012 National Indian Community Development Block Grant Awards

State Recipient City Amount
Alaska Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove King Cove $28,175
Arctic Village Arctic Village $530,000
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Anchorage $600,000
Ekwok Village Ekwok $600,000
Mentasta Traditional Council Mentasta $600,000
Native Village of Buckland Buckland $600,000
Native Village of Chitina Chitina $500,910
Native Village of Kiana Kiana $600,000
Organized Village of Kasaan Ketchikan $599,457
Pauloff Harbor Village Sand Point $356,218
Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska Unalaska $419,487
Village of Venetie Venetie $540,000
Arizona Cocopah Indian Housing Development Somerton $605,000
Gila River Health Care Corporation Sacaton $2,750,000
Navajo Nation Window Rock $5,500,000
Hualapai Indian Tribe Peach Springs $825,000
California All Mission Indian Housing Authority - La Jolla Temecula $364,679
All Mission Indian Housing Authority - Pauma Temecula $547,679
All Mission Indian Housing Authority - Santa Rosa Temecula $547,679
All Mission Indian Housing Authority -Torres-Martinez Temecula $550,635
Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria Loleta $605,000
Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley Big Pine $605,000
Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians Campo $605,000
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Lake Havasu $604,998
Dry Creek Rancheria Geyserville $605,000
Enterprise Rancheria Oroville $595,000
Karuk Tribe Happy Camp $605,000
North Fork Rancheria North Fork $605,000
Resighini Rancheria Klamath $605,000
Yurok Tribe Klamath $605,000
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer $455,200
Iowa Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Tama $600,000
Louisiana Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Marksville $779,279
Michigan Hannahville Indian Community Wilson $600,000
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Dowagiac $600,000
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of MI Sault Ste. Marie $600,000
Minnesota Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Nett Lake $600,000
White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe White Earth, $600,000
Montana Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation Box Elder $900,000
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority Lame Deer $900,000
Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo $1,100,000
Nebraska Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation Winnebago $695,270
Nevada Ely Shoshone Tribe Ely $605,000
Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe McDermitt $605,000
Wells Indian Colony Band of Te-Moak Tribe of W. Shoshone Wells $605,000
New Mexico Northern Pueblos Housing Authority Santa Fe $599,150
Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority Acoma Pueblo $825,000
North Carolina Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of NC Cherokee $390,370
North Dakota Spirit Lake Housing Corporation Fort Totten $900,000
Oklahoma Caddo Nation of Oklahoma Binger $800,000
Chickasaw Nation Ada $800,000
Choctaw Nation Durant $800,000
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Seneca $800,000
Kaw Nation Kaw City $800,000
Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee $800,000
Ottowa Tribe of Oklahoma Miami $800,000
Pawnee Nation Pawnee $800,000
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Quapaw $800,000
Seminole Nation Wewoka $800,000
Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma Grove $800,000
Shawnee Tribe Miami $739,275
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma Tahlequah $800,000
Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte $800,000
Oregon Grand Ronde Tribe Grand Ronde $500,000
Klamath Indian Tribe Chiloquin $500,000
South Dakota Crow Creek Housing Authority Fort Thompson $900,000
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Lower Brule $900,000
Utah Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Cedar City $900,000
Ute Indian Tribally Designated Housing Entity Fort Duchesne $900,000
Washington Kalispel Tribe Usk $421,073
Lummi Tribal Housing Authority Bellingham $500,000
Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato $500,000
Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Black River Falls $600,000
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of WI Lac du Flambeau $600,000
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Oneida $600,000
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Webster $600,000
TOTAL: $56,224,534

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