HUD announces $252M in stimulus funds for tribes
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $252 million in Indian housing funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said the money will be used to improve housing and stimulate community development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Of the amount, $242 million goes to the Native American Housing Block Grant program and $10 million to the Indian Community Development Block Grant program.

"If we're serious about re-investing in programs to improve housing conditions for all Americans, we must make a serious investment for our first Americans," Donovan said after a visiting the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana and meeting with tribal leaders in the state. "The Recovery Act offers grants that will significantly improve housing conditions and reduce overcrowding and other substandard conditions that many Native Americans endure."

The application deadline for the NAHBG program is July 13. The ICDBG deadline is July 7.

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Gov't says $250M in grants going to tribal housing (AP 5/27)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
H.R.1 | S.1

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