U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

07/02/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/02/2020 09:23

HUD Awards More than $15 Million to Native American Tribes to Support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts

HUD No. 20-098
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
July 2, 2020

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $15 MILLION TO NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES TO SUPPORT CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY EFFORTS

Washington - 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.

State

Recipient

City

Amount

Alaska Native Village of Chenega Anchorage $637,149
Petersburg Indian Association Petersburg $900,000
Skagway Village Skagway $900,000
Stevens Village Stevens Village $899,273
Arizona White Mountain Apache Housing Authority Whiteriver $3,000,000
California Campo Band of Mission Indians Campo $900,000
Dry Creek Rancheria Geyserville $900,000
Elk Valley Rancheria Crescent City $216,000
Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria Santa Rosa $900,000
La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians Pauma Valley $800,000
Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians Redwood Valley $900,000
Tolowa Dee-NI Nation Smith River $898,563
New Mexico Santa Clara Pueblo Housing Authority Espanola $900,000
Oklahoma Peoria Tribe Miami $900,000
Wichita Tribe and Affiliates Anadarko $900,000
Utah Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Cedar City $882,912
TOTAL: $15,433,897