Alaska tribes, villages to get $8M for development projects
Fourteen tribes and villages in Alaska are getting nearly $8 million in federal funds for community development projects.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is distributing the money through the Indian Community Development Block Grant program. In a Tuesday press release, HUD says $63 million is being distributed to 85 communities nationwide.
According to HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Jeff McMorris, the money will help meet a variety of important needs in Alaska.
“These funds help Tribes and Villages meet some of their most pressing housing, community and economic development needs,” McMorris wrote in the release, “from protecting homes against the rigors of Arctic and sub-Arctic climates to helping jump-start a Tribal business to upgrading essential community facilities.”
Here are the areas receiving the grant money:
|Arctic Village||Arctic Village||$450,000|
|Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc||Anchorage||$600,000|
|Hydaburg Cooperative Association||Hydaburg||$600,000|
|Ketchikan Indian Corporation||Ketchikan||$461,000|
|Metlakatla Housing Authority||Metlakatla||$600,000|
|Native Village of Kwigillingok||Kwigillingok||$599,594|
|Native Village of Nanwalek||Nanwalek||$600,000|
|Organized Village of Saxman||Ketchikan||$600,000|
|Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council||Bethel||$600,000|
|Petersburg Indian Association||Petersburg||$600,000|
|Village of Venetie||Venetie||$450,000|
|Yakutat Tlingit Tribe||Yakutat||$600,000|
"Communities can use the grants to rehabilitate or build new housing; to buy land for housing; for infrastructure projects such as roads, water and sewer facilities; and to spur economic development including jobs," the release states.
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