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HUD No. 12-073
Donna White
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Tuesday
May 1, 2012

HUD AWARDS $56 MILLION IN GRANTS TO PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
Grants support critical projects in tribal areas to address housing, community development and jobs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded more than $56 million to 76 tribal communities throughout the nation 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 address a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities for low- to moderate-income families (see grant chart below and project summaries here).

“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.”

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:

 

  • The Caddo Nation in Oklahoma will use its $800,000 grant to build a community facility for elderly low income residents.
  • The Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin will devote its $600,000 grant to install solar photovoltaic panels on low-income single-family home and apartment rental units to decrease resident energy cost by 24 percent, and to decrease emissions due to the energy efficiency benefits.
  • The Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Alaska will target its $600,000 grant to help build a group home for Alaska Native youth near Bartlett High School and the Alaska Native Heritage Center, reducing the number of homeless youth and increasing academic stability and support.
  • The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of California will use its $604,998 grant to upgrade the reservation’s existing infrastructure by replacing segments of old sewer lines serving tribal members. The original installations date back to the 1950s.
  • The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will use its $800,000 grant to build a Multi Purpose Community Health and Wellness Center.
  • The Sac and Fox Tribe in Iowa will use its $600,000 grant to construct the Meskwaki Travel Center that will include a convenience store, car and truck fueling stations, a branch bank, sandwich shop, truck stop and a truck wash/mechanics bay. The project will retain 28 jobs and create 8 new positions.
  • The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to meet their community development needs. Federally recognized tribes, bands, groups, nations or eligible tribal organizations compete for this funding.

 

FY 2012 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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