TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced HUD has awarded $100 million to Tribes across the Nation today.
As part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat program (ICDBG-CARES), this funding is aimed to help address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents and will be used to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.
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“The Trump Administration is committed to helping families throughout Indian Country to access essential resources during the coronavirus outbreak,” said Secretary Carson.
These funds, provided through the CARES Act, support several projects on Tribal lands across the United States, such as:
- The construction of new rental housing to address overcrowding and homelessness;
- The construction of water infrastructure, including water wells and water lines;
- The purchase and renovation of an old clinic facility to facilitate access to testing, diagnosis, and treatment of Tribal members; and
- The provision of emergency food supplies to geographically isolated communities.
“This $100 million investment will go a long way to help Native Americans persevere during this unprecedented time,” said R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.