2 NE Kan. tribes get federal housing grants

HORTON, Kan. (AP) — A federal agency has awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to two American Indian tribes in northeast Kansas for affordable housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the grants Wednesday.

The Kickapoo Tribe, based in Horton, will receive about $820,000. HUD also said the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska was awarded about $394,000. The Iowa Tribe has offices in White Cloud, Kan.

Federal officials said in a news release that the grants may be used to build affordable housing, or for programs that contribute to housing availability and public safety.

The grants to the Kansas tribes were part of $563 million being distributed this year to 353 American Indian and Alaskan Native agencies.

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