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April 3, 2020

Recovery funding will help American Indian Communities respond to COVID-19

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced $4,842,703 in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to American Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) in New Mexico to respond to COVID-19. Nationally, $200 million was awarded. A table with all of New Mexico's tribal grantees and funding amounts is below.

This funding will be used to help Tribes and TDHEs carry out affordable housing activities to protect the safety and health of their tribal members and communities.

"When President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law, he wanted to ensure that American Indian Tribes received the assistance they needed to combat the coronavirus," said Secretary Ben Carson. "HUD remains committed to providing Tribes with the tools they need during this national emergency to continue to create safe, affordable housing opportunities for their communities."

Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing R. Hunter Kurtz added: "Working to make sure American Indian families get the resources they need during such an unprecedented time was important to President Trump. Today's funding helps HUD's mission to continue to assist some of our most vulnerable customers."

Indian Housing Block Grants primarily benefit low-income American Indian families. The amount of each grant is based on a formula that considers local needs and housing units under management by the Tribe or TDHE. Eligible activities for the funds include housing development, operation and maintenance, modernization of existing housing, housing services to eligible families and individuals, housing management services, crime prevention and safety activities, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems in Indian Country.

The New Mexico tribal grantees and funding amounts:

New Mexico Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) CARES Act Grants
Acoma Pueblo Acoma Pueblo
Cochiti Pueblo Cochiti Pueblo
Isleta Pueblo Isleta Pueblo
Jemez Pueblo Jemez Pueblo
Jicarilla Apache Nation Dulce
Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) Santo Domingo Pueblo
Laguna Pueblo Laguna Pueblo
Mescalero Apache Tribe Mescalero
Nambe Pueblo Santa Fe
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo) Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
Picuris Pueblo Penasco
Pojoaque Pueblo Santa Fe
San Felipe Pueblo San Felipe Pueblo
San Ildefonso Pueblo Santa Fe
Sandia Pueblo Bernalillo
Santa Ana Pueblo Santa Ana Pueblo
Santa Clara Pueblo Espanola
Taos Pueblo Taos
Tesuque Pueblo Santa Fe
Zia Pueblo Zia Pueblo
Zuni Tribe Zuni
New Mexico Total


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