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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the awarding of more than $52 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 49 tribal communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement, made by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Todman during a speaking engagement at the National American Indian Housing Council’s Legal Symposium, underscores the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to delivering equitable COVID-19 relief to tribal communities.

A breakdown of the awards by recipient is available here.

These funds to tribes will help protect the health and safety of their communities, particularly low- and moderate-income individuals and families, by expanding access to safe housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities.

“I’m pleased to announce these robust resources for tribal communities to meet urgent housing, community, and economic development needs,” said U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman. “The funding U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding today will support our mission to ensure that every person has the security of a healthy, safe, and resilient home and community. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development looks forward to ongoing partnerships with tribal communities to expand equity and opportunity and strengthen nation-to-nation relationships.”

Today’s announcement follows the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s awarding of $74 million in ICDBG-ARP grants to 68 tribal communities in November. The American Rescue Plan included a total of $280 million for the Indian Community Development Block Grant program; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce additional ICDBG-ARP awards on a rolling basis.

The Department and the Biden-Harris Administration have made delivering equitable COVID-19 relief to tribal communities a priority. The American Rescue Plan Act provides a total of $750 million dollars in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development resources to Indian Country to support the continued fight against COVID-19. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development made a historic $450 million investment in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG-ARP) to Indian tribes across the country to respond to COVID-19. The Department also invested $5 million in COVID-19 relief for Native Hawaiians.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Biden-Harris Administration remain committed to meeting and prioritizing the needs of Native communities.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

More information about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its programs is available at www.hud.gov and https://espanol.hud.gov.

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