Alaska tribal entities getting mold-elimination grants

ANCHORAGE — Three Alaska Native organizations are receiving grants totaling $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for efforts to eliminate mold in homes.

HUD officials say the Cook Inlet Tribal Council is receiving $800,000, the Craig Tribal Association is receiving more than $553,000 and the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe is receiving $200,000.

According to officials, the Alaska awards announced Monday are among grants going to 18 tribal communities in 13 states. The federal grants being awarded total $12.4 million.

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