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Current ANA Grantees

Published: January 9, 2013
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Economic Development, Grantee Resources, Language Immersion, Strengthening Families
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2012 Grant Awards, Current Grantee

Eastern Region

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Grantee: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Project: Implementing Water Quality Standards at Cultural Sites
Location: Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Governance
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $114,664  
 
Articulating the historical and cultural relationship between the Bad River community, including its waterways and ceremonial sites on the reservation, in the form of a "Human Landscape Report" to be used by the government of the tribe in the management of the community's water.
 
Grantee: Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Project: FY2011 Citizen Potawatomi Nation Comprehensive Water Resources Plan
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $303,973  
 
Collecting and analyzing data on various water resources and creating a comprehensive water resources plan for the Tribe.
 
Grantee: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Project: GLIFWC's Ceded Territory Emerald Ash Borer and Forest Pest Environmental Regulatory Project
Location: Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $77,914  
 
Completing a background study and risk assessment of non-indigenous forest pests, and drafting policies to maintain self regulatory authority over forest related tribal gathering activities.
 
Grantee: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Project: Tribal Wildlife Management Plan
Location: Baraga, Michigan 49908
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $136,320  
 
Analyzing data from phase I, surveying tribal community, and developing a Tribal Wildlife Management Plan.
 
Grantee: Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Project: Lac du Flambeau Natural Resource Regulatory Infrastructure and Education Enhancement Project
Location: Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $99,762  
 
Increasing knowledge, compliance, and efficiency of tribal regulations by establishing an electronic system for the environmental regulatory process and educating staff members and the public regarding environmental protections necessary to ensure a sustainable natural environment and related treaty resources for the next seven generations.
 
Grantee: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Project: Pokagon DNR Regulatory Project
Location: Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Developing codes, ordinances, and laws.
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $119,099  
 
Developing the core capacity of the Pokagon Band's Department of Natural Resources to carry out the management and protection of its lands and natural resources.
 
Grantee: Prairie Island Indian Community
Project: Establishing a Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Location: Welch, Minnesota 55089
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2012 Award: Non-competing continuation  
 
Developing a Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) that will provide the Prairie Island Indian Community the capability to protect important cultural resources on its reservation and to advocate for the preservation and protection of off-reservation cultural resources.
 
Grantee: Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Project: Tonkawa Tribe Water Resources Project
Location: Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Developing codes, ordinances, and laws.
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $153,036  
 
Protecting tribal water rights by implementing regulation of water use and water quality within the tribal jurisdiction and identifying off-reservation factors that affect the tribe's water supply and future growth.
 

Language - Ester Martinez Initiative

Grantee: Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians
Project: Euchee Language Immersion Restoration Program
Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74067
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $297,600  
 
Developing Euchee language proficiency among youth and increasing the instructional capacity of Euchee language teachers through development and implementation of an after-school language immersion program.
 
Grantee: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Project: Niigaane Ojibwemowin Immersion
Location: Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $304,684  
 
Delivering instructional teaching in the Ojibwe language while determining valid indicators of academic progress to accurately assess the student's achievement levels.
 
Grantee: Oglala Lakota College
Project: Lakota Woglaka Wounspe
Location: Kyle, South Dakota 57752
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $250,016  
 
Expanding upon a newly created immersion school by adding one grade level each year of the grant while enhancing curriculum to create fluent Lakota speakers.
 
Grantee: Turtle Island Cultural Services
Project: Ojibwemowin Wadiswan
Location: Baraga, Michigan 49908
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $221,780  
 
Preserving the Ojibwe language by implementing a language nest program that includes family and community immersion components aimed at increased language learning and use.
 
Grantee: Waadookodaading, Inc.
Project: Securing the Future of Ojibwemowin
Location: Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $242,096  
 
Enhancing curriculum for students to increase achievement levels and providing families of the children and the community more opportunities to advance the language and cultural learning provided by the school.
 

Language - Preservation and Maintenance

Grantee: Bay Mills Community College
Project: Gnoozhekaaning Language Project
Location: Brimley, Michigan 49715
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $126,256  
 
Increasing the level of Ojibwe fluency for Bay Mills Indian Community members, age 0-18.
 
Grantee: Boys and Girls Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes
Project: Three Tribes Language Apprenticeship Project (TATLAP)
Location: New Town, North Dakota 58763
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $146,910  
 
Increasing the number of fluent speakers of three Native American languages by providing intensive one-on-one language learning sessions through the implementation of a master apprentice program.
 
Grantee: Dakota Wicohan
Project: Dakota Language Teacher Training & Development
Location: Morton, Minnesota 56270
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $236,370  
 
Preserving Dakota D-dialect language through creation of a teacher-apprentice learning program within the greater Minnesota Dakota community.
 
Grantee: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Project: Mino Wiisinidaa! (Let's Eat Good!) - Traditional Foods for Healthy Living
Location: Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $172,772  
 
Creating an awareness of the health benefits of traditional Anishinaabe foods by producing a book and DVD that will contain healthy recipes and demonstrations on how to process, preserve and prepare healthy traditional Anishinaabe foods in an effort to combat obesity and reduce the poor health conditions and non-communicable diseases caused by it.
 
Grantee: Ho-Chunk Nation
Project: Ho-Chunk Language Culture-based Language Materials Project
Location: Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $161,127  
 
Developing a academic cultural-based language curricula to increase language acquisition, use, and fluency in grades K-12.
 
Grantee: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Project: Chahta Annopa Isht Aya
Location: Choctaw, Mississippi 39350
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $303,243  
 
Preserving the Choctaw language through the creation of a language curriculum and the development and implementation of a Choctaw teacher certification program.
 
Grantee: Oceti Wakan - Sacred Fireplace
Project: Lakota Language Learning Stations/Elder Interaction
Location: Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $143,503  
 
Increasing Lakota language fluency by speaking to young children with the aid of Elders, parents, and teachers through the development of an effective school program, and encouraging and educating Lakota speakers to support these student efforts.
 
Grantee: Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Project: Creating Oneida Language Learning Environment
Location: Oneida, Wisconsin 54155
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $260,839  
 
Increasing the accessibility to language learning by providing new learning outlets via the web with supporting community classes.
 
Grantee: Penobscot Indian Nation
Project: Recovering Our Voices Language Immersion Project
Location: Old Town, Maine 4468
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $250,666  
 
Stabilizing, enhancing, and protecting the Penobscot language by developing a dictionary, conducting immersion classes, and securing intellectual property rights to the language and its derivatives.
 
Grantee: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Project: Preserve the Ponca Language through Ponca Stories Developed for Youth Provided by Elders
Location: Niobrara, Nebraska 68760
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $92,092  
 
Preserving the Ponca language by restructuring traditional stories, installing figures of the stories’ characters on the Ponca Educational Trail, and utilizing publications to teach the language to Ponca youth.
 
Grantee: Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation
Project: Potawatomi Language Revitalization Project - The Potawatomi Language Master-Apprentice Project
Location: Mayetta, Kansas 66509
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $273,701  
 
Increasing language fluency in the Potawatomi community through the use of a Master-Apprenticeship training method to certify semi-fluent speakers as fluent Potawatomi Language teachers to teach language to the larger community.
 
Grantee: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Project: Ginanda-gikendaamin(We Seek to Learn)
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $239,554  
 
Establishing and implementing Ojibwe language immersion at the Red Cliff Early Childhood Center.
 
Grantee: Red Cloud Indian School, Inc.
Project: Mahpiya Luta Lakhol Waunspe Wichakiyapi - Teaching Lakota to Red Cloud Students
Location: Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $303,045  
 
Developing the final grade levels of the K-12 Lakota language curriculum and providing training to language teachers on use of the materials.
 
Grantee: Rural America Initiatives
Project: Lakota Wicoie Yukinipi (Bringing the Lakota Language Back to Life)
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $248,595  
 
Developing a Lakota language corresponding curriculum for children ages zero to five and their parents.
 
Grantee: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Project: Baawting Anishinaabemowin Language Immersion Camp
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $111,277  
 
Providing conversational Anishinaabemowin language learning through the development and implementation of language immersion culture camps, and the production and distribution of a series of language immersion activity DVD's.
 
Grantee: Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
Project: The Seminole Nation Nak-kerretv Ohhayetv Curriculum Development
Location: Wewoka, Oklahoma 74884
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $271,567  
 
Developing a Semvnole-Mykoke language curriculum for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade to be taught at the Pumvhakv Charter School.
 
Grantee: Seneca Nation of Indians
Project: Seneca Nation of Indians STAR Program (Seneca Language, Technological Teaching Tools, for Acquisition and Revitalization)
Location: Salamanca, New York 14779
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $296,560  
 
Developing technological tools to evoke the critical mass of motivated learners needed to reserve the loss of the language.
 
Grantee: Sitting Bull College
Project: Wakanyeja Kin Wakanyan Woglakapi Ktelo! Implementation Project
Location: Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $179,228  
 
Creating a pre-school curriculum implemented in conjunction with adult language learning opportunities and opening a Lakota/Dakota Immersion Classroom for two to five year olds.
 
Grantee: Wopanaak Language and Cultural Weetyoo, Inc.
Project: Wôpanâôt8ây Pâhshaneekamuq: Wampanoag Language Immersion School Development Project
Location: Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $302,849  
 
Developing the Woanaak language and culture based curriculum for grades K-3 and completing requirements to prepare the application for the State of Massuchusetts' Department of Education to become a language immersion charter school.
 
Grantee: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Project: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Environmental Code Development Project
Location: El Paso, Texas 79907
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $80,816  
 
Developing an environmental code that will help protect the Tribe's natural and cultural resources and regulate hazardous waste and hunting practices.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies

Grantee: American Indian Community Housing Organization
Project: Gimaajii Housing and Indian Center
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 55806
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $293,391  
 
Developing a housing authority and an American Indian community center for low-income residents to be able to access services, cultural events and recreational activities.
 
Grantee: American Indian Health and Family Services of SEMI, Inc
Project: "G'daa minobimaadzimi (We Should Live Well Together)" Culturally Healthy Families Implementation Project
Location: Detroit, Michigan 48210
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $260,911  
 
Providing educational sessions on healthy relationships and culturally relevant co-parenting skills to low-income parents and conducting cultural competency training for AIHFS staff and partner service agencies.
 
Grantee: American Indian Resource Center, Inc.
Project: Native Americans Teaming In Visual Empowerment (NATIVE)
Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $390,918  
 
Conducting an on-the-job train the trainer project which will provide training for 10 individuals who will then provide services and training to over 200 Visual Impaired clients and their families.
 
Grantee: Center School Inc
Project: Nawayee Center School Experiential Learning Program
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $253,653  
 
Developing and conducting six culture-based experiential learning opportunities for urban Native American high school students enrolled in Nawayee Center School in order to help them stay in school.
 
Grantee: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Project: Choctaw Project IMPACT
Location: Durant, Oklahoma 74702
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Environment
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $151,280  
 
Improving the environment of the northern counties of the Choctaw Nation by implementing a recycling program to include community education and collection activities.
 
Grantee: Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians
Project: Euchee Federal Recognition Project
Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74067
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $161,954  
 
Updating the tribal enrollment and completing adoption of a Tribal Constitution to obtain Federal Recognition.
 
Grantee: First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Project: Native CDFI Sustainability Project
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $153,352  
 
Implementing training and capacity building activities to support CDFI certification and the development of a capitalization plan for partnering Native financial institutions.
 
Grantee: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Project: Mino Wiisinidaa! (Let's Eat Good!) - Traditional Foods for Healthy Living
Location: , Wisconsin 54861
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $168,160  
 
Creating an awareness of the health benefits of traditional Anishinaabe foods by producing a book and DVD that will contain healthy recipes and demonstrations on how to process, preserve and prepare healthy traditional Anishinaabe foods in an effort to combat obesity and reduce the poor health conditions and non-communicable diseases caused by it.
 
Grantee: Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center, Inc.
Project: Hawkeye Sustainable Lifeways Project
Location: Red Springs, North Carolina 28377
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $302,692  
 
Promoting physical health and providing culturally based income generating opportunities through the development of walking trails, a sustainable agriculture plot, and community cultural events to support sustainable lifestyles for Native Americans and to attract visitors to native communities in Hoke County, North Carolina.
 
Grantee: Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation
Project: Winnebago Offender Rehabilitation Strategic Plan for Incarcerated Youth and Adults
Location: Winnebago, Nebraska 68071
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $149,041  
 
Conducting a needs assessment and developing an Offender Rehabilitation Strategic Plan to improve the tribal current system of care and to coincide with the future oonstruction of a detention center to ensure that youth and adults involved in the justice system have an opportunity for recovery and change.
 
Grantee: Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Project: Indian Land Tenure Foundation - Indian Estate Planning Project - Minnesota
Location: Little Canada, Minnesota 55117
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $141,000  
 
Educating community on fractionation and the need to have wills; providing legal services to prepare wills for interested community members.
 
Grantee: Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Project: Return to First Medicines Project
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $292,221  
 
Developing resources to promote knowledge of, and access to, sacred medicines in the native communities of Minneapolis, White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe.
 
Grantee: Intertribal Buffalo Council
Project: Revitalizing and Enhancing Access to a Traditional Food of Our Ancestors: The Buffalo
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Agriculture/Gardening
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $177,614  
 
Providing capacity building to ITBC member tribes through training and program development, and assisting eight tribes in the development and implementation of tribal buffalo meat sales program.
 
Grantee: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Project: Tribal Wildlife Management Plan
Location: Baraga, Michigan 49908
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $168,781  
 
Analyzing data from phase I, surveying tribal community, and developing a Tribal Wildlife Management Plan.
 
Grantee: Migizi Communications, Inc.
Project: Native Youth Futures: Investing Today for Greater Prosperity Tomorrow
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $320,789  
 
Creating a Native Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway program that leads to the creation of a vibrant Indian-owned small business sector.
 
Grantee: Minneapolis American Indian Center
Project: Circle of Generations Project
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $400,601  
 
Working with urban Indians in Minneapolis to bring cultural resources back into the community; increasing access to services to ensure children do not keep entering the child welfare system; and giving parents and grandparents the tools they need to maintain family unity.
 
Grantee: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Project: Choctaw Fresh Produce Initiative
Location: Choctaw, Mississippi 39350
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Agriculture/Gardening
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $364,156  
 
Developing a self-sustaining tribal enterprise to operate in six Choctaw communities to provide permanent employment and job skills training to 72 tribal members, while supplying fresh, locally grown produce to various tribal and non-tribal entities.
 
Grantee: Muscogee Nation of Florida
Project: Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Project
Location: Bruce, Flordia 32455
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $178,320  
 
Completing the requirements of the Federal Recognition process which will include updating the tribal membership records and digitizing the information on CDs.
 
Grantee: National Congress of American Indians Fund
Project: Advancing the National Tribal Natural Resource Strategy
Location: Washington, District of Columbia 20005
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region III
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $177,223  
 
Developing a Native Youth Training Collaborative to increase the visibility of American Indian and Alaska Native youth in policy and research contexts and to highlight the value of native cultures.
 
Grantee: Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc.
Project: Programs and Services that Safeguard the Health and Well-being of Native Americans
Location: Buffalo, New York 14207
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $268,969  
 
Foster the development of healthy, happy, and successful Native American children and families through a coordinated, high-quality, evidence-based home visiting strategy.
 
Grantee: North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc
Project: Supporting Caregiver Grandparents
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02130
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $159,273  
 
Surveying the social service needs of the caregiver grandparents in the service area and developing a resource guide aligning the needs with existing services. A grandparent training curriculum will be developed using the survey data.
 
Grantee: Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Comunity, Inc.
Project: NNEC Native Arts Initiative
Location: Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $170,459  
 
Implementing a sustainable rural multi-purpose Native Arts Initiative through the development an entrepreneurial creative culture, preserving traditional native arts for the seventh generation, and leveraging the native artistic assets of the community to increase revenue through cultural tourism.
 
Grantee: Passamaquoddy Tribe
Project: Increasing Passamaquoddy Entrepreneurial Jobs through Tourism
Location: Perry, Maine 04667
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Tourism Promotion
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $189,338  
 
Increasing Passamaquoddy entrepreneurial opportunities by developing a tribal tourism market and creating a linked network for earned income for tribal members.
 
Grantee: Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Project: Pawnee Nation "Continuity of Government" Project
Location: Pawnee, Oklahoma 74058
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2009-2013
FY 2012 Award: Non-competing continuation  
 
Developing a sustainable information technology infrastructure and ensuring continuity of government and business operations during emergencies.
 
Grantee: Penobscot Indian Nation
Project: Penobscot Indian Nation Construction Trades Workforce Development Initiative
Location: Indian Island, Maine 04468
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $404,000  
 
Developing a construction workforce and an 8a business; minimizing unnecessary regulations in order to develop a skilled target population which will open economic opportunity to the Tribe.
 
Grantee: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Project: Pokagon Healthy Families Project 2010-2013
Location: Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $164,559  
 
Developing and implementing an effective family services program for the Pokagon Band Potawatomi Indians in order to make a real and positive impact in the cycle of family crisis and disintegration.
 
Grantee: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Project: NYLA-HOPE
Location: Niobrara, Nebraska 68760
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $119,813  
 
Developing a Native American Youth Academy - Having Our Plans Established (HOPE) program to help youth utilize their cultural strength to choose self-determined, peer supported career paths through mentors, college advising, and opportunities to earn college course credit.
 
Grantee: Rural America Initiatives
Project: Lakota Wicoie Yukinipi (Bringing the Lakota Language Back to Life)
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $380,716  
 
Developing a Lakota language corresponding curriculum for children ages zero to five and their parents.
 
Grantee: Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum
Project: Shinnecock Traditional Village and Archival Project
Location: Southampton, New York 11969
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $336,883  
 
Creating a living history village to educate and promote Shinnecock culture amongst tribal members, area school children, and tourists.
 
Grantee: The Chickasaw Nation
Project: The Chickasaw Nation Chikashshaat ilokchina' (Chickasaw Wellness) Project
Location: Ada, Oklahoma 74821
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Families
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $227,850  
 
Providing holistic social services for Native American youth and families affected by mental health or substance abuse issues.
 
Grantee: Tuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas
Project: Tuscarora Federal Recognition Project
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $232,633  
 
Researching and compiling information on the 7 mandatory criteria for Federal acknowledgement in order to prepare an application for Federal recognition for submission to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
Grantee: United Houma Nation, Inc.
Project: KUHN and Tribal Emergency Communications Project
Location: Golden Meadow, Louisiana 70357
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2009-2013
FY 2012 Award: Non-competing continuation  
 
Establishing a noncommercial, educational radio broadcasting station to communicate effectively and improve information delivery during emergencies, and for community affairs, services and events.
 
Grantee: White Earth Band of Chippewa
Project: White Earth Healthy Families-Healthy Communities Project
Location: White Earth, Minnesota 56591
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $453,665  
 
Improving child well being and social stability by providing family support services to disadvantaged parents and their children.
 
Grantee: Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Project: Eastern Shawnee Diabetes Program
Location: Wyandotte, Oklahoma 74370
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $100,858  
 
Developing and implementing a program to encourage healthy eating and exercise to reduce rates of diabetes among elderly tribal members.
 
Grantee: Four Directions Development Corporation
Project: Wabanaki Entrepreneurship Initiative, Value Chain Analysis and Incubator Development Program
Location: Orono, Maine 04473
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $148,615  
 
Identifying three economic clusters in the Wabanaki region to develop eight new businesses and expanded markets and establishing the Wabanaki Business Innovation Center that will deliver comprehensive business assistance, business mentoring, and an incubator program to native-owned businesses.
 
Grantee: Hunkpanti Investments, Inc.
Project: Crossroads Business Exchange Program
Location: Fort Thompson, South Dakota 57339
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $72,992  
 
Training the adults and youth in entrepreneurship to prepare potential applicants for community development and financial institution loans.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Native Asset Building Initiative

Grantee: Four Bands Community Fund
Project: Promoting the Financial Capability of Cheyenne River Reservation Residents
Location: Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Small Business Development
Project Period: 2012-2017
FY 2012 Award: $240,660  
 
Utilizing Individual Development Accounts and other integrated asset building strategies to improve the financial health of Cheyenne River residents.
 
Grantee: Omaha Nation Community Response Team
Project: Omaha Nation Monceska Management Project
Location: Walthill, Nebraska 68067
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Financial Literacy
Project Period: 2012-2017
FY 2012 Award: $250,637  
 
Increasing financial stability and assets among Omaha tribal members through the implementation of Individual Development Accounts and financial literacy trainings.
 
Grantee: American Indian Community Development Organization
Project: Gimaajii Housing and Indian Center
Location: Duluth, Minnesota 55806
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2016
FY 2012 Award: $112,159  
 
Developing a housing authority and an American Indian community center for low-income residents to be able to access services, cultural events and recreational activities.
 
Grantee: Crow Creek Housing Authority
Project: Crow Creek Asset Building Okodakiciyapi (Collaborative)
Location: Fort Thompson, South Dakota 57339
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2016
FY 2012 Award: $169,958  
 
Implementing an asset building strategy that includes a cross generational approach to financial literacy and savings to enhance financial stability.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance

Grantee: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Project: Integrated GIS for Land Parcel Management
Location: Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region IV
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $151,000  
 
Improving the efficiency and accuracy of Tribal lands parcel management utilizing geographic information systems (GIS).
 
Grantee: First Peoples Fund
Project: Strengthening the Internal Capacity of First Peoples Fund to Better Serve Native Artists
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Technology
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $146,500  
 
Enhancing the systems, human capital, tools, and leadership capacity of the First Peoples Fund in order to increase the ability of native artists and community-based organizations to strengthen native economies.
 
Grantee: Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
Project: Tribal Cemetery Plan
Location: Littleton, Maine 04730
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Technology
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $94,968  
 
Establishing an administrative documentation in the form of policies, procedures and ordinances that will enable the tribe to govern and own its Tribal Cultural Cemetery.
 
Grantee: Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Project: Communication Enhancement Project
Location: Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $120,660  
 
Enhancing the ability to communicate internally and with the Tribal community by establishing a Tribal Government network, an internal government web site, and archiving Tribal records.
 
Grantee: Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians
Project: LBTT ANA SEDS Tribal Governance Project
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region V
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $95,535  
 
Implementing good governance best practices, expanding technology infrastructure, and improving communications among government officials and Little Traverse Bay Band Tribal citizens.
 
Grantee: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Project: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court Infrastructure Implementations for Self-Governance
Location: Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $70,216  
 
Completing Tribal court infrastructure by developing Tribal specific Rules of Civil Procedure, Code of Ethics and Policy Procedures to better serve the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community's judicial needs.
 
Grantee: Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut
Project: Tribal Information Management System (TIMS) Project
Location: Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region I
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Technology
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $190,463  
 
Implementing an integrated management system that automates data collection, analysis, and reporting to coordinate and strengthen tribal programs provided to youth, elders, and families.
 
Grantee: Shinnecock Indian Nation
Project: Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Governance Project
Location: Southampton, New York 11969
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region II
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $241,536  
 
Strengthening Tribal governance by establishing a Tribal constitution, administrative policies and procedures, a budget and finance department, and a human resources department.
 
Grantee: Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Project: Tonkawa Tribal Environmental Regulatory Project
Location: Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653
ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $296,707  
 
Developing environmental ordinances to be adopted by the Tribe to ensure that preservation of tribal lands can be administered through local law enforcement.
 

Western Region

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Grantee: Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians
Project: Unique Salmonid Breeding and Rearing Groups in the Siletz River Basin
Location: Siletz, Oregon 97380
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Protection of wildlife & ecosystems
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $122,461  
 
Researching and describing unique salmonid breeding and rearing groups in the Siletz Basin to determine the effects of a proposed dam.
 
Grantee: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Project: Development of Conceptual Model of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Surrounding Area
Location: Pendleton, Oregon 97801
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $166,906  
 
Developing a scientifically defensible conceptual model of the hydrology of the upper Umatilla River Basin groundwater-flow system to ensure development does not harm water flows and existing uses.
 
Grantee: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Project: Swinomish Climate Change Environmental Regulatory Response Project
Location: La Conner, Washington 98257
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $80,005  
 
Preparing code revisions and educating public to reduce long-term impacts of climate change.
 

Language - Ester Martinez Initiative

Grantee: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Project: Grand Ronde Kindergarten - 1st Grade Immersion Project
Location: Grand Ronde, Oregon 97347
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $256,216  
 
Enhancing language preservation opportunities by expanding the immersion school into grade one in partnership with the public school and providing a Master Apprentice experience to train teachers.
 
Grantee: Crow Tribe of Indians
Project: Crow Nation Apsaalooke Pre-School Language Immersion Project
Location: Crow Agency, Montana 59022
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $282,170  
 
Ensuring the survival of the Crow language through development of a language nest for pre-school aged children through the Head Start program and day care centers on the reservation.
 
Grantee: Fort Belknap College
Project: White Clay Language Immersion School Cohort Mentoring Project
Location: Harlem, Montana 59526
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $272,455  
 
Increasing White Clay language fluency among youth by expanding grade levels and implementing a student mentoring program at the White Clay Immersion School.
 
Grantee: Hearts Gathered
Project: Waterfall School Expansion
Location: Omak, Washington 98841
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $179,278  
 
Providing children with Okanogan language, culture and education through the Waterfall Immersion School by increasing student enrollment, developing new language and culture teachers, and preparing to expand language immersion schools into outlying communities.
 
Grantee: Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Project: Kalispel Tribe Language Nest
Location: Usk, Washington 99180
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $299,492  
 
Developing a Language Nest by training staff to be fluent speakers, increasing the number of immersion hours in the classroom, and creating culturally appropriate learning materials.
 
Grantee: Makah Indian Tribe
Project: Makah Voices--Makah Fluency and Literacy Project
Location: Neah Bay, Washington 98357
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $289,835  
 
Increasing the resources available to the Tribe's continued language preservation efforts by certifying three additional language teachers, creating language booklets, and transcribing existing audio.
 
Grantee: Nkwusm
Project: Salish Language Acquisition Project
Location: Arlee, Montana 59821
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $304,250  
 
Providing language training to immersion school teachers and partners to increase language instructional capacity at both the school and within the community.
 
Grantee: Piegan Institute, Inc.
Project: Nitskonatapssi Project
Location: Browning, Montana 59414
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $224,790  
 
Teaching the Blackfeet language as the medium of instruction for core academic subjects to increase the number of children fluent in the language. Simultaneously the project will provide language teachings, and gatherings to families of the children and those in the greater community.
 
Grantee: Salish School of Spokane
Project: Salish School of Spokane Language Nest Development Project
Location: Spokane, Washington 99209
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $215,328  
 
Providing intensive language training to Salish School of Spokane staff to improve their ability to provide immersion instruction in the Colville-Okanangan language; creating culturally appropriate language materials; and increasing the length of services to children from three to eight hours per day, with the majority of the time spent in an immersion setting.
 
Grantee: Stone Child College
Project: Rocky Boy Cree Language Nest Project
Location: Box Elder, Montana 59521
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $289,855  
 
Implementing an effective and culturally appropriate Cree language nest for infants and toddlers, including their parents and guardians, to promote fluency in the Cree language.
 
Grantee: Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Project: The Washoe Tribe's “Patalngi Me?ki” (Eagle’s Nest) Immersion Project
Location: Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $169,341  
 
Creating a language nest in a Head Start classroom within the tribe's Dresslersville community that will provide Washoe language immersion instruction to children between the ages of three to five years old and to their parents and family members to increase the knowledge of the language in the community.
 
Grantee: Yurok Tribe
Project: Yurok Language Survival School and Restoration Project
Location: Klamath, California 95548
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $279,981  
 
Developing and implementing a half day, cross-curricular Yurok immersion pilot program at the Weitchpec Elementary School-Yurok Magnate Program and developing the teachers and curriculum necessary to implement core subject immersion programs at elementary schools that serve the Yurok Reservation.
 

Language - Preservation and Maintenance

Grantee: Chief Dull Knife College
Project: Northern Cheyenne Language Preservation Project
Location: Lame Deer, Montana 59043
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $265,069  
 
Teaching Cheyenne language using an oral language acquisition approach to youth, 6 years and younger. Hosting college parents for weekly classes to advance their knowledge and understanding of the Cheyenne culture and language.
 
Grantee: Coeur D'Alene Tribe
Project: A Program to create certified teachers for the Coeur d'Alene Language
Location: Plummer, Idaho 83851
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $293,478  
 
Establishing a teacher certification training program for the Coeur d’Alene language.
 
Grantee: Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
Project: Siletz Tribal Language Project
Location: Siletz, Oregon 97380
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $137,956  
 
Preserving language through implementation of a curriculum in Head Start through grade 5, preparing curriculum for grades 6 through 12, and training teachers and language bearers.
 
Grantee: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Project: Umatilla Language Immersion Project "Tamalut"
Location: Pendleton, Oregon 97801
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $177,076  
 
Increasing Umatilla language proficiency from non-speaker to low-novice speaker amongst children ages three to five by providing immersion instruction to a minimum of ten students.
 
Grantee: Kawaiisu Language & Cultural Center
Project: "Owot Abigip Nuwa" (Talking a lot of Nuwa Language)
Location: Bakersfield, California 93306
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $159,500  
 
Implementing a multi-tiered approach to language preservation that includes language instruction, teacher mentoring, and curriculum development in order to preserve the Kawaiisu language.
 
Grantee: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Project: Strengthening the Community Base for Klallam Language Survival
Location: Port Angeles, Washington 98363
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $155,134  
 
Enhancing the language program by transcribing existing recordings and creating lesson plans that compliment the transcribed stories while training a new language teacher.
 
Grantee: Nez Perce Tribe
Project: We are Taking Back our Peoples Way of Speaking
Location: Lapwai, Idaho 83540
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $258,039  
 
Increasing fluency levels of the Nez Perce language amongst students grades K-5 in order to strengthen language use in the home and community.
 
Grantee: Piti Group of San Diego
Project: Ayuda ham para ta protehi i lengguahen Chamorro - Help us preserve our Chamorro Language
Location: San Diego, California 92114
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $128,842  
 
Developing a sustainable methodology with the support of a 12 member inter-generational focus team to use as the main Chamorro language teaching tool.
 
Grantee: Pueblo of Acoma
Project: Acoma Early Childhood Language Planning Project
Location: Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico 87034
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $278,119  
 
Developing a strategic plan to establish a language nest staffed by certified nest teachers for the preservation of the Acoma language.
 
Grantee: Pueblo of Pojoaque
Project: Pueblo of Pojoaque Tewa Language Preservation and Maintenance Project
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $255,488  
 
Implementing a community master plan that will allow for language instruction to children ages zero to five in order to preserve the Tewa language dialect of the Pueblo of Pojoaque.
 
Grantee: Ramah Navajo School Board Inc
Project: Ramah Navajo Oral History Project: Revitalizing Our Language Through History
Location: Pine Hill, New Mexico 87357
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $205,387  
 
Documenting the oral history of the Ramah Navajo and providing further resources for teaching the language.
 
Grantee: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Project: Gatherers of the Language
Location: Shingle Springs, California 95682
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $238,731  
 
Increasing the capacity of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians' Cultural Resources Department by providing language revitalization training best practices and programming to tribal membership, developing an archive of digital recordings, and implementing an outreach campaign for the community to develop a 5-year plan for language revitalization.
 
Grantee: Smith River Rancheria
Project: Dee-ni' Wee-ya' Xwee-nish Project
Location: Smith River, California 95567
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $275,940  
 
Establishing a teacher certification program that will certify at least three teachers, and developing culturally-based curriculum appropriate for proficiency levels 1 and 2.
 
Grantee: Susanville Indian Rancheria
Project: SIR Weye-ebis Project - Mountain Maidu Language Revitalization
Location: Susanville, California 96130
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $150,000  
 
Revitalizing the local Maidu speech community by gathering language resources, creating and testing curriculum materials, and engaging the community in the use of these items.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies

Grantee: Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc.
Project: Alamo Navajo Forestry Enterprise
Location: Magdalena, New Mexico 87825
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $393,513  
 
Implementing an overall strategy to transfer the ANSB forestry program from a subsidized employment program to a for profit wood services industry.
 
Grantee: American Indian Business Leaders
Project: AIBL Technology Project
Location: Missoula, Montana 59812
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Technology
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $140,134  
 
Increasing the organization's ability to communicate through the use of technology by launching a web-based Project Monitoring System and Member Tracking System that will lead to opportunities in job creation, internships and scholarships for members.
 
Grantee: California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.
Project: Native Digital Nations
Location: Sacramento, California 95834
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Technology
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $133,547  
 
Enhancing employment opportunities and empowering clients to fulfill their career goals through digital skills development.
 
Grantee: California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Project: Tribal Ambassadors through Technology
Location: Santa Rosa, California 95403
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Job/Skills Training
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $146,611  
 
Increasing the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center's capacity to provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology training to community members and native youth in Sonoma County and beyond.
 
Grantee: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Project: Grand Ronde Kindergarten - 1st Grade Immersion Project
Location: Grand Ronde, Oregon 97347
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $298,125  
 
Enhancing language preservation opportunities by expanding the immersion school into grade one in partnership with the public school and providing a Master Apprentice experience to train teachers.
 
Grantee: Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Project: Chehalis Foster Care Project
Location: Oakville, Washington 98568
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Foster Care/Foster Parent Training
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $92,164  
 
Increasing the number of licensed foster homes in the tribes' community to better serve out-of-home children under the age of 18.
 
Grantee: Denver Indian Family Resource Center
Project: Honoring Strong Indian Families
Location: Lakewood, Colorado 80226
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $272,153  
 
Closing service gaps for vulnerable American Indian families at risk of entering the child welfare system by increasing infrastructure capacity for family preservation services including life skills and developing a best practices model to share with other American Indian service organizations.
 
Grantee: Fort Belknap Indian Community
Project: Fort Belknap Prairie Mountain Utilities
Location: Harlem, Montana 59526
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Job Creation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $316,982  
 
Developing organizational capacity and infrastructure for Fort Belknap's Prairie Mountain Utilities Commission to enhance services and increase revenue.
 
Grantee: Home for Women and Children
Project: Giving Root and Wings to Native Families Using the Navajo Philosophy
Location: Shiprock, New Mexico 87420
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2012 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $137,583  
 
Strengthening Native families by educating on cultural core values and assisting Native families in implementing traditional language and values in daily living.
 
Grantee: Hoopa Valley Tribe
Project: Hoopa Valley Tribe Career Fast-Track Project
Location: Hoopa, California 95546
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Job/Skills Training
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $241,194  
 
Expanding tribal education programs to include a college readiness curriculum, and providing three cohorts of students with intensive instruction leading to employer-recognized certificates in areas that were prioritized by tribal employees and community members.
 
Grantee: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Project: The Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies Library and Archive
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $112,913  
 
Adopting a 21st Century information environment for the IPIS Library and Archives that will offer meaningful cultural and career opportunities to Native American youth.
 
Grantee: Indigenous People's Council on Biocolonialism
Project: Emerging Indigenous Leaders Institute Project (EILI)
Location: Nixon, Nevada 89424
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $179,460  
 
Developing and implementing an indigenous-centered and culture-based leadership curriculum for 15 young adults in the great Basin Region of Nevada.
 
Grantee: Karuk Tribe
Project: Protecting Our Communities: Developing Karuk Tribal Capacity in Emergency Preparedness and Response
Location: Happy Camp, California 96039
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Governance
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $184,361  
 
Promoting the safety and security of the Karuk Tribe's communities by enhancing the tribe's capacity for emergency preparedness and response.
 
Grantee: Manzanita Band of Mission Indians
Project: Regenerating Our Past: Manzanita Nutrition and Traditional Foods Project
Location: boulevard, California 91905
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $150,266  
 
Using traditional farming practices to build a sustainable farm that will provide nutritious, affordable food to improve the health of Manzanita community members.
 
Grantee: Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Project: Development of Morongo Park and Recreation Facility Master Plan
Location: Banning, California 92284
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $78,750  
 
Promoting a healthy community by creating a comprehensive plan for a Morongo Park and Recreation Facility.
 
Grantee: National Indian Justice Center
Project: Communities Empowering Native Youth
Location: Santa Rosa, California 95403
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $134,720  
 
Increasing the community members' ability to sustain and expand their Native youth programs over the long-term.
 
Grantee: Native American Disability Law Center, Inc.
Project: Navajo/Hopi Community Advocacy Project
Location: Farmington, New Mexico 87402
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $97,683  
 
Increasing community awareness of living with a disability, assessing accessibility of polling places, and providing information about services available to people with disabilities on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations.
 
Grantee: Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
Project: Native American Fatherhood Initiative
Location: Mesa, Arizona 85203
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Responsible Fatherhood
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $250,000  
 
Implementing a cooperative agreement for a National Native American Fatherhood Initiative and Outreach Campaign to promote the importance of fatherhood in Native communities. Included in the campaign will be a national conference, regional workshops, webinars, website resources, and a Native American Responsible Fatherhood Day that will be promoted throughout Native American communities during the month of June 2013.
 
Grantee: Notah Begay III Foundation, Inc.
Project: San Felipe Pueblo: Turning the Tide Against Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Location: Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 87004
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $293,513  
 
Turning the tide against childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes by developing a replicable model of culturally appropriate, community driven collaboration and programming including soccer, cooking, and access to healthy food for members of the San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico.
 
Grantee: Pueblo of Pojoaque
Project: Pojoaque Nutrition Project Phase II
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $275,135  
 
Improving the overall nutrition of Pojoaque tribal members and building the local food infrastructure at the Pueblo of Pojoaque.
 
Grantee: Pueblo of Tesuque
Project: Pueblo of Tesuque Family Wellness Project
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $404,031  
 
Providing a comprehensive prevention and early intervention program focused on building community members awareness of and ability to confront challenges.
 
Grantee: Pueblo of Zia
Project: Pueblo of Zia Sustainable Agriculture, Farmers Markets and Growers Cooperative
Location: Zia Pueblo, New Mexico 87053
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Agriculture/Gardening
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $298,427  
 
Improving the Pueblo of Zia's economy by teaching tribal members sustainable agricultural and business skills, cultivating additional farmland, revitalizing an orchard, and creating a growers cooperative and farmers market.
 
Grantee: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Project: Ki Nassomoowakwatoo Exhibit
Location: Nixon, Nevada 89424
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $143,359  
 
Developing and marketing the Ki Nassomoowakwatoo exhibit at the Museum Visitor Center, which will highlight the oral stories of the Pyramid Lake Paiute peoples.
 
Grantee: Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.
Project: Native Challenge Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
Location: Banning, California 92220
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $294,101  
 
Implementing a teen pregnancy prevention program in 24 schools in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
 
Grantee: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
Project: SRPMIC Fatherhood's Program Establishment and Implementation of a Mentorship System and Resource Center
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010-2013
FY 2012 Award: Non-competing continuation  
 
Increasing awareness of the importance of men's role in upholding healthy marriages, stable families, and safer communities.
 
Grantee: Santa Ana Pueblo
Project: Vineyard Project
Location: Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico 87004
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Agriculture/Gardening
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $249,367  
 
Developing a 30-acre vineyard to support economic growth of the Santa Ana Pueblo and to help restore the pueblo's historical agricultural presence.
 
Grantee: Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
Project: Shoalwater Bay Carving Apprenticeship Program
Location: Tokeland, Washington 98590
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $166,008  
 
Rejuvenating culture and renewing community pride by implementing a sustainable apprenticeship program for traditional carving.
 
Grantee: Tribal Economic and Social Solutions Agency, Inc.
Project: Development of AI/AN Receiving Home
Location: Sacramento, California 95821
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Families
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $270,998  
 
Establishing a receiving home that will allow American Indian and Alaska Native foster children to transition from state systems into an environment that complies with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
 
Grantee: Walker River Paiute Tribe
Project: Establish Tribal Energy Office
Location: Schurz, Nevada 89427
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Job Creation
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $184,325  
 
Establishing a Tribal Energy Office that will create a strategic plan to develop geothermal resources on the reservation.
 
Grantee: Wind River Development Fund
Project: Strengthening the Local Economy on the Wind River Reservation
Location: Fort Washakie, Wyoming 82514
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $52,085  
 
Building economic development capacity on the Wind River Indian Reservation by providing financial literacy training to community youth.
 
Grantee: Yerington Paiute Tribe
Project: Yerington Paiute Tribe Healthy Families Project:Community Based Training and Services for Staff and Tribal Members
Location: Yerington, Nevada 89447
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $124,870  
 
Developing a family/community wellness support system that will provide prevention, intervention, referral and follow-up services to community members.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Native Asset Building Initiative

Grantee: Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
Project: Dry Creek Economic Security Project
Location: Geyersville, California 95441
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Financial Literacy
Project Period: 2012-2017
FY 2012 Award: $231,624  
 
Increasing the economic health and security of Dry Creek Tribal community members through a comprehensive asset building strategy which will include an Individual Development Account program, a Credit Builder Program, and development of a certified Native Ccommunity Development Financial Institution.
 
Grantee: Taala Fund
Project: Quinault Asset Building Initiative
Location: Taholah, Washington 98587
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Financial Literacy
Project Period: 2012-2017
FY 2012 Award: $108,010  
 
Improving Quinault Tribal members' capacity to access and utilize assets through the provision of financial education, Individual Development Accounts, and small business loan services.
 
Grantee: The Peoples Partner For Community Development
Project: Supporting Economic Self-Sufficiency
Location: Lame Deer, Montana 59043
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2016
FY 2012 Award: $108,888  
 
Assisting community members to build assets through IDA home ownership and business capital, and developing a model of a combination of technical assistance, credit repair assistance, trainings, and supportive services.
 
Grantee: Warm Springs Community Action Team
Project: Warm Springs Community Action Team Financial Independence Project
Location: Warm Springs, Oregon 97761
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2016
FY 2012 Award: $98,141  
 
Establishing an IDA program and providing financial assistance education and credit repair counseling to community members.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance

Grantee: Chippewa Cree Tribe
Project: CCT Office of the Attorney General Enhancement Project
Location: Box Elder, Montana 59521
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VIII
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Technology
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $209,627  
 
Planning, implementing, and sustaining the infrastructure to enhance the capacity of the Office of the Attorney General for the Chippewa Cree Tribe, especially as it pertains to child support, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the Tribal Law and Order Act.
 
Grantee: Nor El Muk Band of Wintu Indians of Northern California
Project: Increase Tribal Government's Ability to Exercise Local Control and Decision-Making over their Resources through Development of Tribal Policies and Ordinances
Location: Weaverville, California 96093
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $110,999  
 
Creating Tribal policies, procedures and Tribal ordinances to strengthen the Tribe's ability to self-govern and exercise control over local resources.
 
Grantee: Northwest Intertribal Court System
Project: Promoting Tribal Sovereignty by Developing Court Procedures that Enhance the Authority of the Tribal Justice System and Secure Public Safety in Indian County.
Location: Lynnwood, Washington 98036
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $250,932  
 
Promoting Tribal sovereignty by revising the appellate/criminal court procedures for NICS seven member tribes, and clarifying and enhancing the Tribal justice system to secure the health and welfare of community members.
 
Grantee: Pueblo of Acoma
Project: Acoma Tribal Automated Taxation System
Location: Acoma, New Mexico 87034
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Tribal Court Systems
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $170,006  
 
Facilitating economic development and protecting tribal sovereignty by increasing taxation revenues through the use of automated software.
 
Grantee: Squaxin Island Tribe
Project: Squaxin Technology Enhancement Project
Location: Shelton, Washington 98584
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Economic Development
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $230,087  
 
Increasing tribal technological capacity by establishing policies and procedures and technology tools to be tested and implemented in the tribal government to more efficiently and effectively manage daily administrative and governmental functions.
 
Grantee: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Project: Swinomish Economic Development Capacity Building
Location: La Conner, Washington 98257
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Economic Development
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $192,957  
 
Establishing a new Tribal Economic Development Office in order to more effectively manage economic resources and development activities.
 
Grantee: Zuni Tribe
Project: Strengthening Tribal Governance through Constitutional Revision
Location: Zuni, New Mexico 87327
ANA T/TA Region: Western
ACF Region: Region VI
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Constitutional Reform
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $159,551  
 
Updating the decades-old Zuni Constitution to strengthen tribal governance.
 

Pacific Region

Language - Ester Martinez Initiative

Grantee: Aha Punana Leo
Project: Teacher Development Project
Location: Hilo, Hawai'i 96720
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $234,142  
 
Providing additional training to staff from all 11 nest sites to enhance language fluency and professional capabilities.
 
Grantee: Hurao, Inc.
Project: Develop Chamoru Immersion Curriculum Manuals
Location: Hagat-Na, Guam 96932
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $283,579  
 
Developing Chamoru Immersion Curriculum manuals which 20 educators will be trained and qualified to implement in an immersion site based school environment.
 
Grantee: Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniopuu Iki
Project: Olelo Opio - Becoming a Language of the Youth
Location: Keaau, Hawai'i 96749
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Ester Martinez Initiative
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $198,274  
 
Developing and implementing university level Hawaiian immersion courses and extra -curricular activities for 9th-12th grade students to increase academic language proficiency and university readiness.
 

Language - Preservation and Maintenance

Grantee: Institute for Native Pacific Education & Culture (INPEACE)
Project: BASIC Hawaiian
Location: Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $264,453  
 
Developing, testing, and preparing for market a culturally driven, web disseminated, multimedia Hawaiian language program to increase the conversational proficiency of Native Hawaiian speakers.
 
Grantee: Pa'a Taotao Tano'
Project: Chamorro Language through Chants/Prayers and Songs-"Ginen i Kanta yan Tinaitai, Ta Na' Metgot i Fino' Chammorro" (CLCS) Project
Location: Hagatna, Guam 96910
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $218,513  
 
Developing Chamorro language tools through chants, prayers, and songs that can be used to preserve and maintain Chamorro, the indigenous language of the people of Guam.
 
Grantee: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Project: Ka Olelo Oiwi: Hawaiian Oral Language Development Project
Location: Hilo, Hawai'i 96720
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $297,966  
 
Strengthening and enhancing the capacity of teachers and families to support students in grades K-6 oral language proficiency by developing, training and disseminating literacy resources.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies

Grantee: Edith Kanaka'ole Foundation
Project: Kamakakuoka'aina - Ancestral Knowledge and Land Empowerment
Location: Hilo, Hawai'i 96720
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $433,168  
 
Improving the capacity in decision-making and oversight of lands and resources by creating a database comprised of archival land and natural resource records for research and education regarding traditional land resource practices.
 
Grantee: Farm to Table-Guam Corp.
Project: Guam Value-Added Agriculture Planning (GVAP) Project
Location: Atamuning, Guam 96913
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Agriculture/Gardening
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $135,078  
 
Completing a value added analysis report and developing a pilot farming program to enhance economic self sufficiency by implementing value added agriculture.
 
Grantee: Hawaiian Community Assets
Project: Financial Literacy/Renter Education and Credit Counseling for the Homeless Living in Transition
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i 96814
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Economic Stability/Working Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $268,134  
 
Providing financial literacy education and counseling services that will assist homeless individuals and families in transition from shelters to permanent housing.
 
Grantee: Ka Meheu 'Ohu o ka Honu
Project: The Kali'I Project: The Making of a Chief
Location: Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $355,609  
 
Providing training, education, and mentorship of Hawaiian male youth to be leaders in their communities as they mature into adulthood.
 
Grantee: Kipahulu Ohana, Inc.
Project: Kipahulu Traditional Hawaiian Agricultural Restoration
Location: Hana, Hawai'i 96713
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $206,215  
 
Restoring traditional farming land then cultivating and processing taro (kalo) and other traditional Hawaiian foods to provide healthy and affordable food options to community members.
 
Grantee: Na Kamalei-Koolauloa Early Education Program
Project: Native Hawaiian Family-Strengthening Curriculum Pilot and Comprehensive Activities
Location: Hau'Ula, Hawai'i 96717
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $494,973  
 
Implementing a comprehensive family strengthening curriculum pilot, specific for Native Hawaiians, which will foster family interaction learning in a cultural manner.
 
Grantee: Native Nations Education Foundation
Project: High School Diploma and Community Enrichment Program
Location: Keaau, Hawai'i 96749
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $265,769  
 
Increasing opportunities for culturally relevant adult primary education in Eastern Hawaii by providing a comprehensive high school diploma, GED, and community learning program that includes workforce preparedness and life skills training.
 
Grantee: Native Samoan Advisory Council
Project: Native American Samoan Youth Livelihood Training: Respectful of Culture and Environment Project
Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $239,358  
 
Equipping Native American Samoan youth with a set of valuable livelihood skills that respects their cultural heritage and island environment, gives then economic viability in long-term in Samoa and preserves the traditional culture.
 
Grantee: Pa'a Taotao Tano'
Project: I Minagahit Kutturan Chamorro: Authentic Chomorro Dance and Traditions Project
Location: Hagatna, Guam 96910
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $273,882  
 
Reinstating Chamorro cultural practices by establishing an academy for local residents to learn traditional dance, music, and weaving and to enhance cultural tourism opportunities.
 
Grantee: Partners in Development
Project: Ka Pa'alana Homeless Family Education Foundation
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $400,896  
 
Developing a pre-school curriculum for homeless infants and toddlers that integrates Native Hawaiian culture and values. Empowering homeless Native Hawaiian fathers to be stronger heads of households.
 
Grantee: Polynesian Voyaging Society
Project: Perpetuating Hawaiian Voyaging Traditions
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Neighborhoods and Communities
Project Period: 2009-2013
FY 2012 Award: Non-competing continuation  
 
Offering traditional and contemporary sea-faring training that will produce quality learning experiences required for traditional Hawaiian voyaging.
 
Grantee: Puko'a Kani 'Aina Community Development Corporation
Project: Mohala I Ka Wai: Native Hawaiian Community Impact Organization
Location: Kamuela, Hawai'i 96743
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $345,728  
 
Completing a comprehensive assessment to increase and expand the impact of the organization's culture- and place-based educational programs and reduce the educational achievement gap for Native Hawaiians.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Native Asset Building Initiative

Grantee: Wai`anae Community Re-Development Corporation
Project: Ho'owaiwai: An Edu-preneurial Youth Asset Building Initiative
Location: Waianae Division,, Hawai'i 96792
ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
ACF Region: Region IX
Program Area: Native Asset Building Initiative
Sub-Area: Economic Stability / Working Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2016
FY 2012 Award: $254,464  
 
Supporting Native Hawaiian youth in completing a 4-year degree program, and help them return to Wai'anae as empowered and engaged community members.
 

 

Alaska Region

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Grantee: Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope
Project: Inupiat Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project
Location: Barrow, Alaska 99723
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Governance
Project Period: 2012-2014
FY 2012 Award: $281,858  
 
Establishing formal tribal environmental policies to increase tribal capacity to regulate, manage, and protect subsistence areas.
 
Grantee: Telida Tribal Council
Project: Upper Kuskokwim Traditional Subsistence Water Quality and Land Documentation Project
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $139,072  
 
Establishing a water quality baseline in the upper Kuskokwim River watershed and building tribal capacity to monitor environmental impacts on traditional subsistence areas.
 

Language - Preservation and Maintenance

Grantee: Alaska Native Heritage Center
Project: Revitalizing Indigenous Languages for Urban Alaska Natives
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 99504
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Communities
Project Period: 2012-2013
FY 2012 Award: $286,257  
 
Identifying and assessing local and statewide language preservation and revitalization resources for the eleven linguistic groups of Native Alaskans residing in Anchorage; assessing residents’ language fluency levels and interest in teaching; and developing a written language plan outlining goals, priorities, partnerships, and strategies for Native Alaskans in Anchorage.
 
Grantee: Chugachmiut, Inc.
Project: Sugt’sturllinaq Nupuglluta: We Only Speak Sugt’stun - Language Revitalization Project
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 99508
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $243,232  
 
Developing curriculum and language immersion camps to increase Sugt’stun proficiency using Total Physical Response and subsistence based activities to teach youth in grades 7-12.
 
Grantee: Native Village of Afognak
Project: Tamamta Tangipet Tuniutapet? "All of Us Are Tending Our Light?"
Location: Kodiak, Alaska 99615
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Strengthening Families
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $303,112  
 
Tamamta Tangipet Tuniutapet? "All of Us Are Tending Our Light?"
 
Grantee: Telida Village Council
Project: Dinak'i Athabascan (Upper Kuskokwim) Language Preservation and Revitalization Project
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $107,333  
 
Developing interactive multimedia resources for a new web site to provide interesting and culturally appropriate language learning opportunities.
 
Grantee: Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Project: Documenting Our Yakutat Lingit Way of Life
Location: Yakutat, Alaska 99689
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Language - Preservation and Maintenance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $307,136  
 
Revitalizing the Yakutat Tlingit language by providing teacher training, developing language materials, and curriculum resources for field testing.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies

Grantee: Alaska Native Heritage Center
Project: Youth Development Project to Improve Community Connectedness, Educational and Vocational Outcomes for Alaska Native Youth
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 99504
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $381,418  
 
Assisting Native youth in achieving their goals within the areas of high school graduation, college and/or vocational school placement, career opportunities, military, and/or leadership and volunteerism.
 
Grantee: Aleut Community of St. Paul Island - Tribal Government
Project: St. Paul Island Greenhouse Project
Location: St. Paul Island, Alaska 99660
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Agriculture/Gardening
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $157,139  
 
Creating a greenhouse to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the geographically-isolated and weather-challenged residents of St. Paul Island.
 
Grantee: Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Project: BBAHC Village Clinic Electronic Health Record Deployment Project
Location: Dillingham, Alaska 99576
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Period: 2009-2013
FY 2012 Award: Non-competing continuation  
 
Establishing the infrastructure and providing training for the development of an Electronic Health Records System to safeguard the health and well-being of patients.
 
Grantee: Chickaloon Native Village
Project: Tene Ninicezet (Trails I Am Thinking About) Project
Location: Chickaloon, Alaska 99674
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $295,877  
 
Enhancing tribal governance and land stewardship of Chickaloon traditional lands by designing and implementing a trails and recreation planning, management, and ecotourism plan.
 
Grantee: Cook Inlet Tribal Council,Inc.
Project: The Schoolyard
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 99508
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $366,522  
 
Providing age appropriate instruction and incentives to youth to facilitate high school completion, including academic counseling and tutoring, case management for non-academic issues, and the creation of a social media community.
 
Grantee: Fairbanks Native Association
Project: FNA Workforce Re-entry and Recovery Project
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Job/Skills Training
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $284,066  
 
Providing pre-employment and job skills training to Alaska Natives and American Indians enrolled in Fairbanks Native Association’s substance abuse treatment and recovery programs in order to increase employability and self-sufficiency.
 
Grantee: Native Village of White Mountain
Project: Environmental Program Capacity Building and Workforce Development Project
Location: White Mountain, Alaska 99784
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $161,797  
 
Building capacity for the Tribe to ensure that they can implement the elements of the wetlands program, and training tribal youth in documenting fish life cycle presence in traditional subsistence areas.
 
Grantee: Sealaska Heritage Institute
Project: Yées Shaadé Hanx’i: New Young Leaders Rural/Urban Partnership
Location: Juneau, Alaska 99801
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Cultural Preservation
Project Period: 2012-2015
FY 2012 Award: $272,114  
 
Developing a Regional Youth Leadership Council and providing cultural skills training to rural and urban Native Alaskan youth through four youth leadership academies.
 
Grantee: Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak
Project: Sun'aq Environmental Resource Protection Project
Location: Kodiak, Alaska 99615
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Energy/Environment/Conservation
Project Period: 2010 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $427,589  
 
Documenting subsistence usage and traditional ecological knowledge to develop an environmental strategic plan to build the Tribe's capacity to participate in environmental regulatory discussions.
 
Grantee: Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association
Project: Yukon River Culture Camps
Location: Anchorage, Alaska 99501
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $109,494  
 
Improving the well-being of youth by preserving the cultures and subsistence way of life in Alaska Native communities of the Yukon River through fishing camps for youth, intergenerational activities, and offering mentoring.
 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance

Grantee: Holy Cross Village
Project: Holy Cross Youth Cultural Program Development
Location: Holy Cross, Alaska 99602
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $127,374  
 
Developing a culture-based youth development program to restore cultural traditions and provide social and cultural activities to the youth of Holy Cross.
 
Grantee: Ketchikan Indian Corporation
Project: Reversing Language Shift in Southern Southeast Alaska: Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian
Location: Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Education
Project Period: 2011 - 2013
FY 2012 Award: $171,166  
 
Providing a foundation for continued language preservation efforts by developing Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian language curriculum specific to adult language learners in Ketchikan, Alaska.
 
Grantee: Port Graham Village Council
Project: Restructuring for Effective Leadership into the Future
Location: Port Graham, Alaska 99603
ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
ACF Region: Region X
Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies - Tribal Governance
Sub-Area: Infrastructure and Governance
Project Period: 2011 - 2014
FY 2012 Award: $155,235  
 
Developing new policies and procedures manuals, training administrative staff and the Tribal Council, and developing standardized practices for the Tribal Council to have the authority to act as the Tribal Court.