Local tribes get chunk of stimulus money

Author:
Updated:
Original:

American Indian tribes in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah stand to receive nearly half of a $500 million allocation from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced last month that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will fund $500 million in new school and housing construction, road and bridge improvements and work force development projects for tribes across the nation.