Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho Tribes to receive COVID relief funds

(Wind River Reservation, WY) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last Tuesday that both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes will each receive just over $1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

“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.

According to the awards breakdown, “The Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority will use their grant ($1,035,000) to provide quarantine services, utility payments, and personal protective equipment to families impacted by COVID19.

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“The Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Authority will use their grant ($1,035,000) to purchase two mobile medical units, which will provide health care and serve as a temporary shelter for families impacted by COVID-19.”

More than $83 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants are being awarded to 74 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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