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HUD awards tribal planning grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that the nonprofit Thunder Valley Community Development Corp is to get a $996,000 grant in order to help the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota create a plan for sustainable development on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community Inc. was also awarded $525,000; it is a nonprofit partnership with the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake and eight municipal governments in Wisconsin.