ANCHORAGE - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Tuesday the award of 61 grants totaling $132 million to Native American and Native Alaskan communities across the country to improve housing and stimulate community development.
Five grants worth a total of $13 million are bound for Alaska, including two Southeast organizations:
$2 million for Metlakatla Housing Authority
$2 million Ketchikan Indian Corp.
$5 million to AVCP Regional Housing Authority in Bethel
$2 million to Asa'carsarmiut Tribe in Mountain Village
$2 million to Arctic Village
Donovan made the announcement Tuesday during a tour of affordable housing projects in Anchorage. He'll join three other members of President Barack Obama's cabinet on Wednesday in rural Alaska.