HUD: More than $15 Million Awarded to Native American Tribes to Support Coronavirus Efforts

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $15 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat program, which provides funding to help address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents. This funding will specifically be used to help Tribes prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This initial tranche is the first $15 million of $100 million that will be going to tribes. For a full list of grant recipients, see chart below.

“Today’s grant announcement will help families throughout Indian Country to access essential resources amid the coronavirus outbreak,” said Secretary Carson.

“From helping Tribes build more affordable housing to building a place where families can go to quarantine, this funding will help Native Americans persevere during this unprecedented time,” said R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

These funds, provided through the CARES Act, will be used to support several projects on Tribal lands across the United States, such as:

  • The construction of new rental housing to address overcrowding and homelessness;
  • The building of transitional housing for quarantined individuals and families that have tested positive for COVID-19;
  • The construction of an emergency operation center to help respond to current and future COVID-19 issues; and
  • The rehabilitation of an existing hotel for the isolation of Tribal members affected by COVID-19.
     
StateRecipientCityAmount
AlaskaNative Village of ChenegaAnchorage$637,149
 Petersburg Indian AssociationPetersburg$900,000
 Skagway VillageSkagway$900,000
 Stevens VillageStevens Village$899,273
ArizonaWhite Mountain Apache Housing AuthorityWhiteriver$3,000,000
CaliforniaCampo Band of Mission IndiansCampo$900,000
 Dry Creek RancheriaGeyserville$900,000
 Elk Valley RancheriaCrescent City$216,000
 Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point RancheriaSanta Rosa$900,000
 La Jolla Band of Luiseno IndiansPauma Valley$800,000
 Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo IndiansRedwood Valley$900,000
 Tolowa Dee-NI NationSmith River$898,563
New MexicoSanta Clara Pueblo Housing AuthorityEspanola$900,000
OklahomaPeoria TribeMiami$900,000
 Wichita Tribe and AffiliatesAnadarko$900,000
UtahPaiute Indian Tribe of UtahCedar City$882,912
TOTAL:$15,433,897

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