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Coushatta Tribe lands $1 million grant to construct resource center

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the awarding of $1,035,000 in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to a tribal community in Louisiana to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana$1,035,000The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will use their grant ($1,035,000) to construct a building, which will provide critical services to Tribal members and children, including educational services and a resource center.

A national breakdown of the awards by recipient is available here.

“It is imperative that we continue providing Tribal communities with resources needed to protect the health and safety of their communities,” said HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman.

Today’s announcement follows HUD’s awarding of $74 million in ICDBG-ARP grants to 68 Tribal communities in November and $52 million in ICDBG-ARP grants to 49 Tribal communities in December. The American Rescue Plan included a total of $280 million for the Indian Community Development Block Grant program.