Congressman Don Young Announces Over $3.5 Million in CARES Act Grants to Boost COVID-19 Housing Resiliency in Alaska Native Villages
Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young, announced over $3.5 million in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program has been awarded to four Alaska Native organizations to fund community development projects to prepare, prevent, and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was made available by the CARES Act, legislation passed by the House in March with the support of Congressman Young.
“The truth is that Alaska Native villages, like other communities across our state, have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must ensure that our villages are properly prepared to prevent and respond to the threat posed by this virus. The funding announced today by the Department of Housing and Urban Development is welcome news for the grant recipients across our state,” said Congressman Don Young. “From renovating shelters to prevent overcrowding, upgrading water infrastructure, and building structures to assist those requiring self-quarantine, I am confident that these grants will help save lives and protect some of the most vulnerable in Alaska. I am proud to have supported the legislation authorizing these funds, and will continue working in Congress to ensure that Alaska Native villages come out of this stronger than ever."
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