GREAT FALLS — Three Montana tribes have received more than $3 million in federal funds to improve reservation housing conditions for low- and moderate-income families.
The Great Falls Tribune reports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday that its award would also help stimulate community development on tribal lands. The three recipients are the Blackfeet Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes.
The awards are made through a federal program that supports various community development and affordable housing projects in Indian and Alaska Native communities.
The Blackfeet Tribe is receiving $1.1 million to rehabilitate 29 housing units and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe will get $900,000 to improve 27 substandard units. Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes will get $1.1 million to fix up 20 homes and drill a new well.
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