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HUD No. 17-074
(202) 708-0685
For Release
September 14, 2017


WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $56 million to 80 Native American tribes throughout the country to improve housing conditions and to stimulate economic development in their communities. HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program is a competitive program that supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities, from new housing for individual families to community amenities like rec centers or water lines.

"These grants will support our Native American communities as they work to improve housing conditions and neighborhoods," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "HUD will continue to be a steadfast partner to tribes as they design and execute their community development plans."

With a deep need for more affordable housing in tribal communities, most of this year's project winners will use their ICDBG funds to build homes or to rehabilitate dilapidated housing, in order to alleviate homelessness, relieve overcrowding, and avoid members having to leave their community - spurring jobs and economic development along the way.

Many tribes will also use the funds for other community needs. For example, the Karuk Tribe in California will use its award to build a new 4,400-square-foot Workforce Development and Training Center. In Maine, the Penobscot Tribe will build 24 new senior rental housing units that are energy efficient in an apartment-type setting in order to help the unmet need for affordable senior housing. In Texas, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe will improve the public water quality and pipeline-carrying capacity for more 89 homes and 12 nonresidential buildings on the east side of the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation.

The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages meet their community development needs, including decent housing, healthy living environments, and economic opportunities. Federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, groups or nations (including Alaska Indian, Aleuts and Eskimos,) Alaska Native villages, and eligible tribal organizations can compete for this funding. The grant awardees can use the funding to build new housing, fix existing housing, buy land for housing; or for infrastructure projects including roads, water and sewer projects; and to spur economic development including jobs.

HUD administers six programs that are specifically targeted to American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian individuals and families, and federally recognized tribal governments. Through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA), HUD will provide more than $730 million to fund programs to support housing and development initiatives in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Through innovative programming, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments have championed sustainable and community-driven solutions to their housing and community development challenges.


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State Tribal Community City
Grant Amount
Alaska Cheesh-Na Tribe Chistochina $600,000
  Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc Anchorage $600,000
  Haida Corporation Hydaburg $599,500
  Klawock Cooperative Association Klawock $600,000
  Knik Tribe Wasilla $600,000
  Native Village of Chignik Lagoon Chignik Lagoon $184,531
  Native Village of Grayling Grayling $451,060
  Native Village of Unalakleet Unalakleet $100,000
  Northway Village Northway $148,940
  Organized Village of Grayling Grayling $148,940
  Organized Village of Kake Kake $600,000
  Saint Paul Island St. Paul Island $600,000
  Sitka Tribe of Alaska Sitka $600,000
  Village of Clark's Point Clarks Point $600,000
  Village of Iliamna Iliamna $600,000
  Wrangell Cooperative Association Wrangell $600,000
Arizona Navajo Nation Window Rock $1,401,181
  San Carlos Apache Housing Authority Peridot $1,900,000
  Tohono O'odham - KIKI Association Sells $2,500,000
  White Mountain Apache Housing Authority Whiteriver $2,500,000
California Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Anza $605,000
  Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians Greenville $605,000
  Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Santa Ysabel $605,000
  Karuk Tribe of California Happy Camp $605,000
  La Jolla Band of Mission Indians Pauma Valley $605,000
  Manchester Band of Pomo Indians Point Arena $605,000
  Mechoopda Tribe of Chico Rancheria Chico $583,316
  North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians North Fork $605,000
  Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians Anza $605,000
  Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians Willits $605,000
  Tejon Indian Tribe Bakersfield $605,000
  Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Indians Thermal $605,000
  Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe (Benton Paiute Reservation) Benton $605,000
  Viejas Band of Mission Indians Alpine $510,000
Idaho Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority Lapwai $500,000
Kansas Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Housing Authority White Cloud $800,000
Maine Aroostook Band of MicMac Presque Isle $600,000
  Houlton Band of Maliseet Houlton $141,013
  Penobscot Indian Nation Indian Island $600,000
Michigan Hannahville Indian Community Wilson $600,000
  Pokaogon Band of Potawatomi Indians Dowagiac $280,000
Minnesota Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians  Nett Lake $555,203
  Fond du Lac Band of lake SuperiorChippewa Cloquet $600,000
  Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton $600,000
Montana Blackfeet Housing Authority Browning $547,464
  Chippewa Cree Housing Authority Box Elder $1,000,000
  Fort Peck Housing Authority Poplar $1,000,000
  Northern Cheyenne Housing Authority Lame Deer $1,000,000
  Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo $255,350
Nevada Ely Shoshone Tribe Ely $605,000
New Mexico Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority Dulce $825,000
  Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority Ohkay Owingeh $825,000
  Pueblo de Cochiti Housing Authority Cochiti Pueblo $605,000
New York St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York Akwesasne $600,000
Oklahoma Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Shawnee $800,000
  Cherokee Nation Tahlequah $800,000
  Chickasaw Nation Ada $800,000
  Citizen Potawatomi Nation Shawnee $800,000
  Comanche Nation Housing Authority Lawton $800,000
  Delaware Tribe of Indians Bartlesville $800,000
  Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Wyandotte $800,000
  Fort Sill Apache Tribe Apache $800,000
  Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Miami $800,000
  Otoe-Missouria Tribe Red Rock $800,000
  Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Ponca City $800,000
  Quapaw Tribe Quapaw $800,000
  Thlopthlocco Tribal Town Okemah $800,000
  Tonkawa Tribe Tonkawa $539,332
  Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte $800,000
Oregon Burns Paiute Tribe Burns $340,000
  Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon Grand Ronde $500,000
  Klamath Tribes Chiloquin $275,838
  Klamath Tribes Chiloquin $21,564
South Dakota Lower Brule Housing Authority Lower Brule $1,000,000
  Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Authority Pine Ridge $1,000,000
Texas Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Livingston $800,000
Utah Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Cedar City $1,000,000
Washington Muckleshoot Housing Authority Auburn $500,000
  Port Gamble S'Klallam Housing Authority Kingston $500,000
  Upper Skagit Indian Tribe Sedro Woolley $500,000
Wyoming Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority Fort Washakie $1,000,000
TOTAL: $56,003,232


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