Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

16 Oklahoma Tribes Get HUD Grants

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

16 Oklahoma Tribes Get HUD Grants

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday awarded 16 Indian tribes in Oklahoma grants totaling $12.6 million for housing and community development projects.

The grants awarded to the tribes in Oklahoma were among grants totaling $56.5 million awarded to 77 Native American communities nationwide as part of HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant Program, which supports community development and affordable housing activities.

The goal of the program is to develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including neighborhoods with decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities.

In Oklahoma, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe will use its $800,000 grant to construct the Concho Head Start Center, which will include five classrooms and a large multi-purpose room to serve 57 low- income children and their families with programming to address their educational, emotional, social, cultural, health, nutritional and psychological needs. …

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