- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal officials say 14 Alaska Native tribes and villages have won grants totaling more than $7 million for housing projects and economic development needs.

The $7.03 million comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Officials say the funds awarded Thursday are part of $55.2 million in grants being distributed among 77 tribal organizations across the nation.

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In Alaska, grant recipients include the villages of Grayling, Kake and Clark’s Point as well as Cook Inlet Tribal Council and the Klawock Cooperative Association.

Most of the awards in Alaska are $600,000 grants.

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