February 8, 2024

HUD: Almost $20 Million Awarded for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Native American Communities

Funds support development of infrastructure and community facilities

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $20 million to 11 communities through the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program. These grant funds may be used for infrastructure, community buildings, housing rehabilitation, land acquisition, economic development, and more to support American Indian and Alaskan Native families on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas. In June 2023, HUD made $75 million available to Tribes through the ICDBG program for community development. More awards will be announced as ICDBG reviews are completed.

“This critical funding will help Tribal Nations meet the needs of their communities and build towards their futures,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Our Administration is proud to fulfill its responsibility to our Tribal Nations in ways that respect their sovereignty and allow them to thrive.”

“Seeing firsthand the incredible work Tribes are doing on behalf of their communities is inspiring,” said Richard Monocchio, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. “We continue to meet emerging needs in Indian Country with this funding, and there is no better investment than supporting Tribes to develop innovative solutions for complex challenges.”

The Department understands how significant this funding is to Tribal communities and the importance of issuing awards as soon as the reviews are completed to ensure that ICDBG funds reach communities as quickly as possible. HUD extends its’ gratitude to Tribes for providing vital feedback through Tribal consultation, which informed the development of this grant competition.

The following is a list of grantees that will receive an award:

AONAPICDBG AwardeeCityStateAward
EWONAPKeweenaw Bay Indian CommunityBaragaMI$2,000,000
EWONAPMattaponi Indian ReservationWest PointVA$1,699,933
EWONAPSeneca Nation of IndiansIrvingNY$1,591,200
AONAPICDBG AwardeeCityStateAward
NPONAPSalish & Kootenai Housing AuthorityPabloMT$2,000,000
NPONAPFort Peck Housing AuthorityPoplarMT$2,000,000
NPONAPCrow Creek Housing Authority Project 1Fort ThompsonSD$1,125,000
NPONAPNorthern Cheyenne Tribal Housing AuthorityLame DeerMT$2,000,000
NPONAPCrow Creek Housing Authority Project 2Fort ThompsonSD$875,000
NPONAPLower Brule Housing AuthorityLower BruleSD$2,000,000
NPONAPCheyenne River Housing AuthorityEagle ButteSD$681,888
AONAPICDBG AwardeeCityStateAward
NWONAPQuinault Housing AuthorityTaholahWA$1,968,241
NWONAPChehalis Tribal Housing AuthorityOakvilleWA$1,605,356
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