HUD Allocates $56 Million for Community Development Projects
Urban Development has allocated $56.5 million to 77 Native American communities to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development.
HUD’s ICDBG (Indian Community Development Block Grants) are meant to fund construction projects and local jobs on Native homelands annually.
Tribes in 22 states were allocated money. The Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah received the biggest allocation, at $4.2 million. The money is intended to help the tribe extend power lines to 10 locations that do not have them—Birdsprings, Dilkon, Lechee, Kinlichee, Cove, Mexican Waters, Sweetwater, Red Mesa, Red Valley, and Tsaile/Wheatfields.