Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bay Mills Indians Get $600,000 HUD Grant for Housing & Economic Development


Bay Mills Indian Community of Brimley, Michigan, will receive $600,000

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $52 million in grants to tribal communities in 21 states to improve or create housing and economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. The competitive grants are provided through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program to support a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities.

“These funds will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments create sustainable and community-driven solutions,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Housing and infrastructure needs in Indian Country are severe and widespread. I’m inspired by the work the tribal communities are taking on to leverage these funds and get their communities on the right track.”

Among the 69 recipients:

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
Havasu Lake
Bay Mills Indian Community
New York
St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York

Original HUD Press Release

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