Native Oklahoma Tribes To Receive $ 7 Million In COVID-19 Assistance From Federal Government – 102.3 KRMG

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TULSA, Oklahoma. – The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Nov. 10 that more than $ 473.9 million in grants from the US Indian Community Rescue Program (ICDBG-ARP) to 68 tribal communities across the country. The announcement said the funding will be aimed at providing “equitable relief from COVID-19 to tribal communities.”

“These tribal funds will help protect the health and safety of their communities, especially low and moderate income individuals and families, by expanding access to safe housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities, ”HUD explained in a statement on the funding.

We have a breakdown of the $ 7,074,000 earmarked for Oklahoma tribes and the projects that will be completed with that funding below.

  • Cherokee Nation: $ 3,450,000. The Cherokee Nation will build 12 one-bedroom houses, nine two-bedroom houses and nine three-bedroom houses.
  • Potawatomi Citizen Nation: $ 754,000. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation will purchase a property with two existing buildings. One building will provide medical care and the other will provide temporary shelter for families affected by COVID-19.
  • Delaware Indian Tribe: $ 1,035,000. The Delaware Indian Tribe will rehabilitate up to 100 housing units. This project will include the installation of new HVAC systems. In addition, it will include the rehabilitation of five housing units, which will provide temporary shelter to families affected by COVID-19.
  • Thlopthlocco Tribal Town: $ 1,035,000. The tribal town of Thlopthlocco will build a warehouse with a loading dock, commercial kitchen and offices.
  • United Band of Cherokee Keetoowah Indians: $ 800,000. The Cherokee United Keetoowah Indian Band will build a new warehouse, which will store supplies and equipment.
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