White Mountain Post
WASHINGTON — Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema recently applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to award nearly $8 million in Indian Community Development Block Grants to tribal communities across Arizona. The grant funding will support housing, infrastructure improvements and economic development projects while encouraging additional local investment.
The grants have been awarded to the Navajo Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the Tohono O’odham Tribe, the Tonto Apache Tribe, and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
“The grants awarded today will allow Arizona’s tribal communities to invest in housing, infrastructure and education, helping to expand opportunities for tribal members,” said Sinema.
This year, Sinema requested at least $3.8 billion in funding for the Community Development Block Grant program in the fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bill. In 2018, Sinema also requested over $3 billion in funding for the Community Development Block Grant program.