Five Native American Maine tribes receiving an Indian Housing Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. They are among 586 Native American tribes in 34 states that were choosen.
The Penobscot Tribe of Maine is receiving $1,017,198, the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians $637,092, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians $537,829, the Indian Township Passamaquoddy $983,784 and the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe $845,013.
IHBG funds is based on a formula that considers local needs.
Eligible activities for the funds include housing development, assistance to housing developed under the Indian Housing Program of the 1937 Housing Act, housing services to eligible families and individuals, housing management services, crime prevention and safety, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems.