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:
|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|