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Grants support critical projects in tribal areas to address housing, community development and jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – May 3, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded more than $56 million to 76 tribal communities throughout the nation to improve housing conditions, promote community development and to spur local economies with construction projects and jobs. The competitive grants awarded are part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program that address a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities for low- to moderate-income families (see grant chart below and project summaries here).

“These grants are a step forward in forging solutions to improve the housing and economic conditions for some of our country’s most culturally rich neighborhoods,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “I’m impressed at the energy and creativity in how these communities are leveraging public funds to create lasting solutions for countless families.”

The recipients will use these grants to develop viable communities including rehabilitating housing or building new homes or to purchase land to support new housing construction. The funding can also used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities. To stimulate economic development and job growth, recipients use the grants to establish commercial, industrial and agricultural projects. Recipients also use the funding to build community and health centers, or to start businesses to support the community including shopping centers, manufacturing plants, restaurants or convenience stores and gas stations. Specific examples of this sort of economic and community development include:


  • The Caddo Nation in Oklahoma will use its $800,000 grant to build a community facility for elderly low income residents.
  • The Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin will devote its $600,000 grant to install solar photovoltaic panels on low-income single-family home and apartment rental units to decrease resident energy cost by 24 percent, and to decrease emissions due to the energy efficiency benefits.
  • The Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Alaska will target its $600,000 grant to help build a group home for Alaska Native youth near Bartlett High School and the Alaska Native Heritage Center, reducing the number of homeless youth and increasing academic stability and support.
  • The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of California will use its $604,998 grant to upgrade the reservation’s existing infrastructure by replacing segments of old sewer lines serving tribal members. The original installations date back to the 1950s.
  • The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will use its $800,000 grant to build a Multi Purpose Community Health and Wellness Center.
  • The Sac and Fox Tribe in Iowa will use its $600,000 grant to construct the Meskwaki Travel Center that will include a convenience store, car and truck fueling stations, a branch bank, sandwich shop, truck stop and a truck wash/mechanics bay. The project will retain 28 jobs and create 8 new positions.
  • The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to meet their community development needs. Federally recognized tribes, bands, groups, nations or eligible tribal organizations compete for this funding.


FY 2012 Indian Community Development Block Grant Awards







Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove King Cove

 $           28,175

Arctic Village Arctic Village

 $         530,000

Cook Inlet Tribal Council Anchorage

 $         600,000

Ekwok Village Ekwok

 $         600,000

Mentasta Traditional Council Mentasta

 $         600,000

Native Village of Buckland Buckland

 $         600,000

Native Village of Chitina Chitina

 $         500,910

Native Village of Kiana Kiana

 $         600,000

Organized Village of Kasaan Ketchikan

 $         599,457

Pauloff Harbor Village Sand Point

 $         356,218

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska Unalaska

 $         419,487

Village of Venetie Venetie

 $         540,000


Cocopah Indian Housing Development Somerton

 $         605,000

Gila River Health Care Corporation Sacaton

 $      2,750,000

Navajo Nation Window Rock

 $      5,500,000

Hualapai Indian Tribe Peach Springs

 $         825,000


All Mission Indian Housing Authority – La Jolla Temecula

 $         364,679

All Mission Indian Housing Authority – Pauma Temecula

 $         547,679

All Mission Indian Housing Authority – Santa Rosa Temecula

 $         547,679

All Mission Indian Housing Authority -Torres-Martinez Temecula

 $         550,635

Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria Loleta

 $         605,000

Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley Big Pine

 $         605,000

Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians Campo

 $         605,000

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Lake Havasu

 $         604,998

Dry Creek Rancheria Geyserville

 $         605,000

Enterprise Rancheria Oroville

 $         595,000

Karuk Tribe Happy Camp

 $         605,000

North Fork Rancheria North Fork

 $         605,000

Resighini Rancheria Klamath

 $         605,000

Yurok Tribe Klamath

 $         605,000


Coeur d’Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer

 $         455,200


Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Tama

 $         600,000


Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Marksville

 $         779,279


Hannahville Indian Community Wilson

 $         600,000

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Dowagiac

 $         600,000

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of  MI Sault Ste. Marie

 $         600,000


Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Nett Lake

 $         600,000

White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe White Earth,

 $         600,000


Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation Box Elder

 $         900,000

Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority Lame Deer

 $         900,000

Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo

 $      1,100,000


Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation Winnebago

 $         695,270


Ely Shoshone Tribe Ely

 $         605,000

Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe McDermitt

 $         605,000

Wells Indian Colony Band of Te-Moak Tribe of W. Shoshone Wells

 $         605,000

New Mexico

Northern Pueblos Housing Authority Santa Fe

 $         599,150

Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority Acoma Pueblo

 $         825,000

North Carolina

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of NC Cherokee

 $         390,370

North Dakota

Spirit Lake Housing Corporation Fort Totten

 $         900,000


Caddo Nation of Oklahoma Binger

 $         800,000

Chickasaw Nation Ada

 $         800,000

Choctaw Nation Durant

 $         800,000

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Seneca

 $         800,000

Kaw Nation Kaw City

 $         800,000

Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee

 $         800,000

Ottowa Tribe of Oklahoma Miami

 $         800,000

Pawnee Nation Pawnee

 $         800,000

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Quapaw

 $         800,000

Seminole Nation Wewoka

 $         800,000

Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma Grove

 $         800,000

Shawnee Tribe Miami

 $         739,275

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma Tahlequah

 $         800,000

Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte

 $         800,000


Grand Ronde Tribe Grand Ronde

 $         500,000

Klamath Indian Tribe Chiloquin

 $         500,000

South Dakota

Crow Creek Housing Authority Fort Thompson

 $         900,000

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Lower Brule

 $         900,000


Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Cedar City

 $         900,000

Ute Indian Tribally Designated Housing Entity Fort Duchesne

 $         900,000


Kalispel Tribe Usk

 $         421,073

Lummi Tribal Housing Authority Bellingham

 $         500,000

Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato

 $         500,000


Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Black River Falls

 $         600,000

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of WI Lac du Flambeau

 $         600,000

Oneida Tribe  of Indians of Wisconsin Oneida

 $         600,000

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Webster

 $         600,000

TOTAL:   $56,224,534


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Donna White
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