Indian Community Development Block Grant projects will support economic and housing development for Native American families

Pictured: National Council of Urban Indian Health President Maureen Rosette, Chippewa Cree Nation.(Photo: National Council of Urban Indian Health)

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$120 million in Indian Community Development Block Grants awarded to tribes across the nation

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National American Indian Housing Council

On June 4th, 2020, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $120 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) awards to Tribes across the Nation. The Indian Community Development Block Grant program provides funding to use in developing American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income persons. "The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is committed to helping Native Americans thrive and the funding announced today will have a positive impact on building sustainable communities," said R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. These funds, through the Indian Community Development Block Grant program, will be used to support 107 projects on Tribal lands across the United States such as:

  • A new drive-thru pharmacy,
  • A new building for the local Boys & Girls Club of America,
  • Repairs to a wastewater lagoon,
  • The infrastructure necessary for a new housing development.

View Indian Community Development Block Grant awardee list here.

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