Michigan Tribes Receive $10.2 Million in Pandemic Relief

Michigan tribes are set to receive $10.2 million to help with affordable housing.

The federal government is breaking off a chunk of funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and giving $450 million directly to tribes across the nation.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says this housing money will help tribes protect the health and safety of their communities.

Called Indian Housing Block Grants, the money will be used to help low-income American Indian and Alaska Native families.

Opportunities for using the grants include housing development, operation and maintenance, the modernization of existing housing, housing services to eligible families and individuals, housing management services, crime prevention and safety activities, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems in Indian Country.

More than $10 million of that is $450 million going to Michigan. Here is a look at the breakdown:

State Tribe Amount
MI Bay Mills Indian Community $526,375
MI Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians $864,993
MI Hannahville Indian Community $139,239
MI Keweenaw Bay Indian Community $1,358,601
MI Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $178,140
MI Little River Band of Ottawa Indians $201,721
MI Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians $413,623
MI Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians $132,420
MI Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi $296,923
MI Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians $1,474,353
MI Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe $1,102,844
MI Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians $3,507,499
 Michigan Total $10,196,731
National Total $450,000,000
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