Montana strains receive millions in COVID-19 aids from HUD
Montana strains receive millions in COVID-19 aids from HUD

Montana strains receive millions in COVID-19 aids from HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that it allocated nearly $ 70 million in block grants to Indian community development to 49 tribal communities, including the Blackfeet, Fort Belknap, Fort Peck and Northern Cheyenne tribes in Montana.

The block grants, made possible through the US Rescue Plan, are intended to help indigenous communities prevent, prepare for and respond to the pandemic through the financing of housing, rehabilitation and water infrastructure. according to a press release.

The Blackfeet Housing Program received $ 1,450,000 to complete several community projects, including the rehabilitation of a community center where food and personal protective equipment can be distributed and COVID-19 tests and vaccinations can be administered.

Fort Belknap Tribal Housing Authority received $ 1,035,000 to rehabilitate 30 homes.

The Fort Peck Housing Authority received $ 1,725,000 to rehabilitate 15 vacant homes and build a three-bedroom home.

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