HUD Awards More COVID Relief to Tribal Communities

January 21, 2022
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $83 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 74 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds can be used for:

  1. Housing - Housing rehabilitation, land acquisition to support new housing construction, and under limited circumstances, new housing construction
  2. Community Facilities - Infrastructure construction (e.g., roads, water, and sewer facilities; single or multipurpose community buildings)
  3. Economic Development - Wide variety of commercial, industrial, agricultural projects which may be recipient-owned and operated or owned and/or operated by a third party

This is the third round of ICDBG-ARP awards , underscoring the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to delivering equitable COVID-19 relief to Tribal communities. The American Rescue Plan will provide a total of $280 million for the ICDBG program through September 30, 2025. HUD will announce more grants on a rolling basis.

Read the full announcement here .

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