Alaska Seward HighwayBy Mariamne Beuscher, communications intern

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $55.2 million to 77 Native American tribes through its Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program. The competitive ICDBG program supports  community development and affordable housing projects.

“These grants will support our Native American communities as they work to improve housing conditions and neighborhoods,” said Ben Carson, HUD Secretary.

The majority of funds will go toward much needed new housing developments and improvements to current housing structures and will lend to job creation as well as economic benefits.

Established in 1977, the ICDBG program assists Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in meeting specific community development needs.


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