The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will distribute $210 million in Indian Housing Block Grants this month including $18.5 million to seven tribes in South Dakota.
South Dakota tribes receiving grants are Crow Creek Housing Authority, $1,214,479; Flandreau Santee Sioux Housing Authority, $158,630; Lower Brule Housing Authority, $666,009; Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Authority, $8,754,176; Santee Sioux Tribal Housing Authority, $712,300; Sicangu Wicoti Awanyakape Corporation, $5,850,535; and Yankton Sioux Tribal Housing Authority, $1,145,145.
The overall grants will go to 146 tribes in 25 states based on a formula to provide affordable housing. Funding decisions are made based on local needs and housing units under management by the tribe or designated entity, according to the agency.
In addition to the funding announced Monday, another $400 million in grants remains to be allocated.