Minnesota, Dakotas tribes receive federal housing aid
WASHINGTON -- Several Native American tribes in Minnesota and the Dakotas have been granted millions of federal government dollars for affordable housing projects. In all, a total of more than $65 million was allocated to 22 tribes in the three s...
WASHINGTON - Several Native American tribes in Minnesota and the Dakotas have been granted millions of federal government dollars for affordable housing projects.
In all, a total of more than $65 million was allocated to 22 tribes in the three states by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In North Dakota, three tribes received more than $5 million each, while four tribes in Minnesota were allocated more than $3 million apiece. South Dakota has three tribes with more than $5 million each in assistance, including $12 million to the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe.
The funds, part of the Indian Housing Block Grant, are intended to benefit low-income families living on Indian reservations or in other American Indian and Alaska Native communities, according to a press release. Each grant amount is based on a formula that considers local needs and housing units under management by the tribe or designated entity.
The Housing and Urban Development's proposed 2017 budget seeks $700 million for the housing grants, which is $50 million above the 2016 level, according to the release.
Funds granted to the tribes were:
- Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, $4 million
- Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, $3.8 million
- Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior, $3.6 million
- White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians, $3.1 million
- Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, $1.6 million
- Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, $1 million
- Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, $361,000
- Upper Sioux Community, $269,000
- Lower Sioux Indians Community in the State of Minnesota, $191,000
- Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Comm. of Minnesota, $87,000
- Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, $7.5 million
- Standing Rock Sioux, $5.2 million
- Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, $5.1 million
- Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, $2.6 million
- Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe, $12 million
- Rosebud Sioux Tribe, $8 million
- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, $5.5 million
- Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, $3.6 million
- Yankton Sioux Tribe, $2.2 million
- Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, $1.8 million
- Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, $1.3 million
- Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, $340,000
A complete list of grant recipients can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1SUWCUI .