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Kansas Tribes to Split $1.7 Million for Housing Needs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials say four American Indian tribes in northeast Kansas will split $1.7 million in funds for affordable housing.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday the money for Kansas tribes is part of a $651 million allocation of Indian Housing Block Grants to 636 Native American tribes in the U.S.  The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas will receive $846,597, The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska will get $426,141, Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation gets $249,430 and the Sac and Fox Nation will receive $212,772.  The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the department says the funds can be used for housing development, assistance to existing housing, housing management and crime prevention and safety.


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