- By Native News Online Staff
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $221 million in funding for affordable housing and community development projects that primarily benefit low-to-moderate income individuals in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
“The Biden-Harris Administration has made unprecedented investments in Tribal communities,” Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said in a statement. “This funding made available by HUD will build on the Administration’s efforts to deliver more equitable outcomes for Tribes. With this funding, Tribes can support affordable housing and increase economic opportunity for their members, especially those with low incomes.”
HUD will award approximately $129 million competitive funding through the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program to help Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) carry out affordable housing activities. HUD will give funding priority for new housing construction projects, housing rehabilitation projects, acquisition of existing housing units that increase affordable housing stock, and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects.
HUD also said it will award approximately $92 million in competitive funding through the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the rehabilitation of decent housing, infrastructure, community facilities, and economic opportunities primarily for people with low and moderate incomes.
The deadline for submitting applications to the IHBG Competitive Grant Program is November 17, 2022. The deadline for submitting applications to the ICDBG Grant Program is October 24, 2022. Applicants must complete and submit their application on www.Grants.gov.
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