- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Seventeen tribes in Nevada are receiving more than $15 million in federal funds to support affordable housing projects.

KRNV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1R8aEic ) that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the grants Tuesday. The Indian Housing Block Grant allocations are made each year to eligible tribes or their tribally designated housing entity.

This year’s Nevada recipients include the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, which will receive $1.3 million, and the Walker River Paiute Tribe, which will get about $2.3 million. The Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians and the Paiute Shoshone Tribe are also among those receiving funding.

The money is meant to support various community development and affordable housing projects in Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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Information from: KRNV-TV, http://www.mynews4.com

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