Campo Tribe given Recovery Act money

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CAMPO, Calif. – The Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians of San Diego County will receive $753,100 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for improving their drinking water infrastructure, federal officials said July 8.

Citing data that indicates 10 percent of tribal homes don’t have safe drinking water or waste water disposal facilities compared to 0.6 percent for non-Native homes in the U.S., some $90 million is being dispersed to 150 projects in Indian communities under the ARRA.

“This generous recovery act funding will make communities in Indian country safer, healthier and stronger,” said Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Everyone should have safe drinking water and sanitation facilities and we’re committed to improving the quality of life in Indian country.”

President Obama signed the Recovery Act Feb. 17; for a list of all projects visit the EPA's Web site.