Native American

EDA: $1.5 Million Invested to Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce at White Earth Reservation in Minnesota

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the White Earth Tribal and Community College in Mahnomen, Minnesota, to support healthcare workforce development.  This grant will provide mobile medical training units and related equipment to help nursing students prepare for good-paying, in-demand…

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Nebraska Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the state of Nebraska and ordered Federal assistance to State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, and straight-line winds from April 6 to April 7, 2024. President Biden issued a major disaster declaration…

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Maine Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the state of Maine and ordered Federal assistance to State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, from April 3 to April 5, 2024. President Biden issued a major disaster declaration in counties of…

HUD: $150 Million Made Available for Affordable Housing in Tribal Communities

Funding focuses on the construction of new homes, housing rehabilitation, and support for low-income families across Indian Country. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of $150 million in funding. This funding is designated for affordable housing projects benefiting low-income families in American Indian and Alaska Native communities through…

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for West Virginia Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the state of West Virginia and ordered Federal assistance to State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from April 2 to April 6, 2024. President…

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Texas Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the state of Texas and ordered Federal assistance to State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on April 26, 2024, and continuing. President Biden issued a major disaster…

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Iowa Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the state of Iowa and ordered Federal assistance to State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes from April 26 to April 27, 2024. President Biden issued a major disaster declaration in the…

HUD: $1.1 Billion Announced for Tribal Housing and Community Development

Funding will address housing challenges in Tribal communities, marking an historic increase in federal support. Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman welcomed the Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee at HUD Headquarters where she announced awarding a record $1.1 billion in funding for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program…

HUD: New Rule Issued to Revitalize Housing Voucher Program

This Rule increases efficiency and creates opportunities for housing providers to preserve and grow the supply of affordable housing. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the publication of a new rule implementing portions of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing…

EDA: $2.2 Million Invested for High-Speed Internet Access on Tribal Land in Louisiana

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.2 million grant to the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana in Elton, Louisiana, to construct fiber optic cable on Tribal land in both Allen and Jefferson Parish. This grant will construct fiber optic cable along U.S. 165, bringing high-speed…