The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded almost $7 million in grants to Alaska Native organizations pursuing housing projects.
The news was announced Tuesday in a post in the Federal Register.
The national Indian Community Development Block Grant program was funded with $70 million, and tribes nationwide were invited to apply for grants through the program. The application process opened June 12, 2014.
Alaska groups receiving grants:
• Cook Inlet Tribal Council, $600,000 to buy land for a 23-unit senior rental housing project