- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

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 (https://bit.ly/1ErW3qo ) 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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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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