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Fiscal Year 2003 Grant Archive

Social and Economic Development Strategies I

The Administration for Native Americans received 176 applications for FY 2003 SEDS1. Of the 176 applications received, 38 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $6,794,571. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Chugach Regional Resources Commission
State Alaska
Amount $256,867.00
Project Title Chugach Region Economic Development Project
Project Summary Chugach Region Economic Development Project plans to increase and improve the economic opportunities in its member communities through upgrading or initiating seven village based projects using the local fisheries resource. Salmon enhancement and aquatic farming (mariculture) are the two types of fisheries projects that CRRC will work on during this project.
 
Grantee Name Chugachmiut
State Alaska
Amount $406,523.00
Project Title Information Management for Progressive Self Governance
Project Summary The Information Management for Progressive Self Governance Project seeks to accelerate the self-sufficiency process of Chugach Region Tribes through increased administrative and technological capacity and ability. This will be accomplished by implementing technical assistance, assessment and planning in the areas of information management and computer applications.
 
Grantee Name Fort Yukon Native Village
State Alaska
Amount $165,814.00
Project Title Capacity Building for Tribal Court
Project Summary The purpose of this Capacity Building for Tribal Court Project is to develop Court policies, procedures and codes as well as the development of local training programs that will instruct administrators, judges and the public on the Tribal Court.
 
Grantee Name Igiugig Native Village
State Alaska
Amount $305,400.00
Project Title Igiugig Village Flexifloat Barge Project
Project Summary The Igiugig Village Flexifloat Barge Project is a 12 month project to purchase, transport and operate a Flexiboat barge. Thia will replace the current leased barge. The project will enable the community to access vital goods and services at a lower cost and with greater ease than is now possible, and to provide more economic opportunities for residents.
 
Grantee Name Native Village of Georgetown
State Alaska
Amount $250,145.00
Project Title Georgetown's Community Development Phase One
Project Summary The Georgetown's Community Development Project plans to identify a site for bulk fuel storage, site preparation of the Community Commons and guest house area, and research for funding to complete the improvements necessary. Installation of water and sewer systems and identification of fuel storage will commence Phase I of the community resettlement and be the start of economic growth, sustainability, and self-sufficiency for the Tribe.
 
Grantee Name Orutsaramuit Native Council
State Alaska
Amount $435,859.00
Project Title Orutsararmiut Native Council Children's Tribal Court Development and Implementation
Project Summary The Orutsararmiut Native Council Children's Tribal Court Development and Implementation Project was designed to develop a Child's Court to provide preventative measures for the youth who are suffering from neglect, child abuse and alcoholism as well as provide training for court judges and families.
 
Grantee Name Dine' be' iina', Inc.
State Arizona
Amount $116,339.00
Project Title Sheep is Life Economic Development Project A Value Added Approach for Navajo Sheep and Wool
Project Summary Dine' be' iina', Inc. is a nonprofit Navajo organization founded to restore the Navaho Churro Sheep and the historic self-sufficiency based on sheep, wool and fiber art. This project will create an infrastructure and work with 120 families to have value added processing and marketing for Navaho sheep, wool and fiber art.
 
Grantee Name The Hopi Tribe
State Arizona
Amount $231,706.00
Project Title Formation of Hopi Energy and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
Project Summary The Hopi Tribe's two-year project will result in the formation of the Hopi Energy & Telecommunications Regulatory Commission for the reservation. The project will increase the technical/managerial capacity of the Hopi Tribe to address critically needed economic development and job creation.
 
Grantee Name Bishop Paiute Tribe
State California
Amount $179,225.00
Project Title Tribal Court Develpment and Implementation on the Bishop Paiute Reservation of California
Project Summary The Tribal Court Develpment and Implementation on the Bishop Paiute Reservation of California is designed to establish a Judicial Branch of Governance for the Tribe including protocols for exchanging information between the Tribal Court and the Tribal Council. This project will develop permanent rules and procedures for the Court, while at the same time, developing a framework for codification of all Tribal ordinances.
 
Grantee Name Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
State California
Amount $107,396.00
Project Title Governance Infrastructure and Tribal Communication Project
Project Summary The Governance Infrastructure and Tribal Communication Project will result in an increased capacity of the Tribe to financially manage current programs and deliver increased services. Through project activities, the Tribe will implement an effective financial and fund accounting system, create a Tribal operations manual, enact statutes that address membership criteria and improve Tribal communications.
 
Grantee Name Fernandeno/Tataviam Tribal Council
State California
Amount $64,116.00
Project Title Status Clarification and Restoration Project
Project Summary The Status Clarification and Restoration Project will cover the second phase of the Fernandeno/Tataviam Tribal Council research work including revision of their constitution and by-laws, genealogical work, and finalization of their petition to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
Grantee Name Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Amount $147,714.00
Project Title Governance - Building Tribal Capacity
Project Summary The Governance - Building Tribal Capacity Project seeks to update and revise Tribal ordinances and bylaws and establish an administrative management systems manual; train council members on governmental responsibilities, duties and policy decision making skills; and develop a Five Year Action Plan that includes an overall Economic Development Plan based on the result of an updated comprehensive Community Needs Assessment.
 
Grantee Name North Fork Rancheria
State California
Amount $84,273.00
Project Title Building Governance Infrastructure
Project Summary The purpose of the Building Governance Infrastructure Project is to secure the necessary professional assistance to strengthen North Fork Rancheria's governmental infrastructure through the revision of the Tribe's constitution, enrollment and elections statutes, and through the development of other necessary status by a qualified legal consultant.
 
Grantee Name Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Amount $147,761.00
Project Title Pinoleville Information Technology Infrastructure & Tribal Capacity Building Project
Project Summary This project is an opportunity to design and develop an information technology infrastructure to support the goals of the community and Tribe. The goals of the project are to preserve the cultural inheritance of the Pinoleville Band Indians; to strengthen Tribal governance through technology based capacity building; and to facilitate the compilation and dissemination of Tribal programs and departmental databases.
 
Grantee Name United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
State California
Amount $185,000.00
Project Title Integrated Service Delivery Model Project
Project Summary The purpose of the Integrated Service Delivery Model Project is to develop and implement a service delivery concept that will proide a continuum of care that is culturally appropriate and is individualized based on the unique needs of each client, which will safeguard the health and well being of American Indian persons living in the County of Los Angeles.
 
Grantee Name National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Office
State DC
Amount $88,520.00
Project Title Pilot Test and Evaluation of NATHPO's Tribal Tourism Toolkit
Project Summary The Pilot Test and Evaluation of NATHPO's Tribal Tourism Toolkit helps Tribes promote Tribal Tourism in a manner that maintains cultural integrity and encourages community participation. NATHPO will evaluate the tourism market potential for Indian country and evaluate community involvement by selecting three states to participate in this project.
 
Grantee Name Pa'a Taotao Tano
State Guam
Amount $276,217.00
Project Title A Way of Life of the People of the Land
Project Summary The A Way of Life of the People of the Land Project intends to establish a foundation to administer and provide opportunities for the performance and sale of cultural services and products of traditional Chamorro culture. Performing Arts, Folk Arts, and Visual Arts will be provided at four (4) annual events.
 
Grantee Name Hawaii Maoli
State Hawaii
Amount $178,251.00
Project Title NA ALA HELE I KE AO (The Pathways to Enlightenment)
Project Summary NA ALA HELE I KE AO The Pathways to Enlightenment project provides a Native Hawaiian youth leadership education and training course for credit at a local university for enrolled Native Hawaiian students. This project includes internships, field training, and mentoring.
 
Grantee Name Caddo Adais Indians, Inc.
State Louisiana
Amount $65,000.00
Project Title Federal Acknowledgement
Project Summary The Federal Acknowledgement project is to complete all the essential historical and genealogical research necessary to address omissions and deficiencies of the Adai Caddo's petition for Federal acknowledgment as noted by the BIA. By completing this project, the Tribe will be in a position to rewrite and resubmit its Federal Acknowledgment petition.
 
Grantee Name Lac Vieux Desert Band of Chippewa Indians
State Michigan
Amount $50,325.00
Project Title The Kati-ktegon Commiunity Development Corp.: A catalyst for progress on the Lac Vieux Desert
Project Summary The Kati-Kitegon Community Development Corporation (CDC) was set up to promote social and economic activity for tribal members by: incubating tribal enterprises through use of a revolving loan fund; providing assistance to expand tribal social programs; seeking alternative source of funding for social and economic activity; and relieving the tribal council of micro-managing tribal enterprise activity.
 
Grantee Name Amonosoquath Tribe of Cherokee
State Missouri
Amount $133,701.00
Project Title Amonsoquath Tribes of Cherokee Economic/Governance Self-Sufficiency Project
Project Summary The Amonsoquath Tribes of Cherokee Economic/Governance Self-Sufficiency Project, which is 75 percent economic and 25 percent governance-related, is aimed at collecting sufficient evidence to finalize preparations for the application for federal recognition. At the same time the project aims at developing an outlet for needy and under privileged Tribal members and Native Americans in the region to sell their arts, crafts and other native American hand made products.
 
Grantee Name Las Vegas Paiute Tribe
State Nevada
Amount $47,500.00
Project Title Las Vegas Paiute Water-Bottling Project
Project Summary The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Water-Bottling Project will conduct a water-bottling business survey to determine its feasibility; visit and study other water-bottling businesses; and develop a business plan to establish its own water bottling facility. The tribe has its own artesian well and sells water for bottling which carries the tribe's logo and is brought back to the tribe to be sold.
 
Grantee Name Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
State Nevada
Amount $104,004.00
Project Title Comprehensive Planning for Self-Fovernance: Land Use, Economic Development and Community
Project Summary This project provides the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe with the resources to obtain staff and professional expertise necessary to develop and complete a comprehensive strategic development plan that will encompass land use, economic development and community master plans for each of the Tribe's three communities located on the reservation.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo de Cochiti Housing Authority
State New Mexico
Amount $291,980.00
Project Title Social Enterprise, Adobe Making Business
Project Summary The purpose of the Cochiti Adobe Project(CAP) is to preserve the Pueblo de Cochiti's historic earth-building trade, create sustainable jobs that will maintain the material culture and generate revenue through manufacturing adobe brick. By creating their own supply of adobe the Pueblo will reduce the cost of using the brick, and as an adobe-brick supplier to the larger community, the Pueblo will provide jobs for tribal members.
 
Grantee Name Spirit Lake Community Development Corp.
State North Dakota
Amount $309,320.00
Project Title Creating Jobs for Native Americans
Project Summary The Creating Jobs for Native Americans Project was developed to create 150 or more jobs over a three year period for the benefit of Native Americans living on or near the Spirit Lake Reservation. The project is proposed by a Tribal and federal non-profit organization that will establish ten specific businesses to increase employment and training opportunities for the community.
 
Grantee Name Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (ONAP)
State North Dakota
Amount $278,340.00
Project Title Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Telephone Utility Implementation Project
Project Summary Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Telephone Utility Implementation Project was developed to obtain engineering, legal, financial, and regulatory technical assistance for the purchase and operation of the local telephone utility. Work includes the completion of regulatory petitions, waivers, and filings to federal agencies, appraisal of telecom infrastructure, development of business and financial plans, and meeting all legal requirements for Tribal regulatory authority.
 
Grantee Name Citizen Potawatomi Nation
State Oklahoma
Amount $169,188.00
Project Title Citizen Potawatomi Nation Constitutional Development
Project Summary This project will assist the Tribe strengthen the stability, accountability, and legitimacy of its government. It will result in the development of a revised Tribal Constitution through a series of citizen participation opportunities and will be presented to the membership for ratification through a Secretarial election process. The major goals of this project are to establish a Constitutional Technical Workgroup; build capacity for the Tribal court; develop court policies, procedures and codes; and develop local training programs.
 
Grantee Name Oklahoma Institute of Indian Heritage
State Oklahoma
Amount $180,731.00
Project Title Oklahoma Inidan Craft Marketing Project
Project Summary This project is designed to create a nationwide marketing program for the products of Oklahoma Indian artisans and craft makers. The Oklahoma Institute of Indian Heritage is proposing to develop a partnership with the Hudson Group of New Jersey to provide the Indian Boutique for a theme store"Discover Oklahoma City" in the Will Rogers World Airport. There will also be development to market nationwide to museum shops and other venues and to develop an Internet website to expand sales.
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of Siletz
State Oregon
Amount $169,404.00
Project Title Planning for Our Future
Project Summary The Planning for Our Future Project will help the Tribe prepare an updated plan for the use and protection of existing lands and resources, create strategies to develop sustainable economic activities using those resources, and establish a plan for recovering additional homeland properties that will assist in social and economic development efforts.
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Grand Community
State Oregon
Amount $191,398.00
Project Title Communications, Outreach and Education through: Media Center & Website development
Project Summary This project has three objectives: 1. To develop a media center and the Tribal website to improve communications and education of the members; 2. To establish Satellite offices in both Portland and Eugene to provide member outreach; and 3. To create the conceptual design of a Cultural Interpretive Center, including a replica village and development a virtual gallery linked to the Tribal website.
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
State Oregon
Amount $137,638.00
Project Title Establishment of an Independent Branch for Data Management
Project Summary This is a three-year project to establish an integrated and comprehensive Data Management Center. 15 individual Departments/Branches will be able to access aggregate data from a Tribal Portal and community members will be able to access data through a Tribal Website
 
Grantee Name Native American Youth Association
State Oregon
Amount $162,242.00
Project Title NAYA Young Adult Leadersip Project (NYALP)
Project Summary The NAYA Young Adult Leadership Project's (NYALP) goal is recruiting, supporting and training young AI/AN adults between the ages of 17-24, over a period of three years, as they set and accomplish personal, educational, career and community leadership goals. The success of NYALP will have a ripple effect on strengthening the AI/AN community, as these young adults become visible role models in their neighborhoods, schools, and local businesses.
 
Grantee Name Narragansett Indian Tribe
State Rhode Island
Amount $159,789.00
Project Title Temporary Assistance to Establish the Narragansett Tribal Office of Inter-Generational Project
Project Summary The Temporary Assistance to Establish the Narragansett Tribal Office of Inter-Generational Project was designed to establish a Tribal Office of Inter-Generational Programs. Based on the results of community-based Tribal planning activities that took place over the past two years, this office is needed to coordinate the Tribe's youth and elder interactive programs to ensure the traditions and customs of the Tribe become a part of the Tribal youth's social and cultural education.
 
Grantee Name Cowlitz Indian Tribe
State Washington
Amount $149,471.00
Project Title Cowlitz Tribal Governance and Social Services Restoration Project
Project Summary The Cowlitz Tribal Governance and Social Services Restoration Project is a two year governance and social services restoration grant. Funding will be used to complete a strategic plan and governance related management systems. Project activities will center on social services' program development and planning.
 
Grantee Name Jamestown Klallam Tribe
State Washington
Amount $144,522.00
Project Title Spirit Quest: Building Youth Leadership in the 21st Century
Project Summary The Spirit Quest: Building Youth Leadership in the 21st Century Project was developed to expand the Jamestown S'klamman Tribe's youth program which will immerse their youth in trainings and experiences that will promote leadership, self-esteem, life skills competencies and social, civic, community and personal responsibility, all within the framework of cultural tradition.
 
Grantee Name Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
State Wisconsin
Amount $240,853.00
Project Title The Wisconsin Native American Travel and Tourism Project
Project Summary The Wisconsin Native American Travel and Tourism Project's major goals are: the planning of one unique cultural/heritage or nature-based tourism attraction in each of the 11 Native American reservation communities within the state; the establishment of a Wisconsin Native American Tourism Center; and the development of 11 new Wisconsin Native American tribal tourism websites with linkages to Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council's (GLITC) existing tourism website.
 
Grantee Name Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas
State Wisconsin
Amount $96,335.00
Project Title Red Cliff Economic Revitalization Program
Project Summary This is a project of governance and economic development planning to build upon and enhance their on-going efforts for business and economic opportunities on the Red Cliff Reservation. A strategic plan will be developed and an administrator will be hired to provide executive direction for the Local Development Corporation, a Tribal corporate code will be developed, and zoning code enforcement procedures will be implemented.
 
Grantee Name Stockbridge-Munsee Community
State Wisconsin
Amount $85,704.00
Project Title Stockbridge-Munsee Community Strategic Plan
Project Summary This project's purpose is to assist the community in developing a strategic plan. Approaches to the plan's development include: conducting a community survey, interviewing Program Directors, Tribal Council and Community Boards and Committees. Tribal Program goals and needs will also be identified, as well as development of Program strategies to deliver improved services and systems that meet the needs consistent with the cultural expectations of the community.

Social and Economic Development Strategies II

The Administration for Native Americans received 186 applications for FY 2003 SEDS II. Of the 186 applications received, 35 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $5,869,524. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Alaska Inter-Tribal Council
State Alaska
Amount $246,340.00
Project Title Strengthening Tribal Courts Throughout Alaska
Project Summary The Alaska Inter-Tribal Council (AI-TC) will continue work regarding state recognition of Tribal judicial authority by helping Tribes to implement that authority and encouraging greater cooperation between state and Tribal judicial systems. Goals include developing relevant judicial and community-wide responses to domestic violence and child abuse and neglect. AI- TC will work closely with Alaska Legal Services Center to implement this project.
 
Grantee Name Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians
State Alabama
Amount $59,982.00
Project Title MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Credit Union Development
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to assist the Tribal community in its efforts to devise and implement the appropriate management and operational systems needed to support its newly organized MOWA Choctaw Credit Union, including implementation of a community participation process (CPP).
 
Grantee Name Pago Pago Tautai Fisheries Dev. Information Project
State American Samoa
Amount $156,551.00
Project Title Cultural, Education and Livelihood Project by Native Samoans to Revitalize Part of Their Culture
Project Summary The purpose of the project is to purchase and properly equip a safe, modern fishing boat that will result in increased catches, generate income and create jobs. It will result in a more consistent and assorted supply of fresh fish for the village's three (3) stores, its senior citizens, and local stores/restaurants and canneries. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
State California
Amount $145,881.00
Project Title Preserve Remains of Historical Tribal Village
Project Summary The purpose of the Preserve Remains of Historical Tribal Village Project is to preserve and enhance tribal heritage and culture of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians through mitigation of adverse effects to the significant archaeological and historical remains of a former tribal village that lies within an economic development area.
 
Grantee Name National Indian Justice Center
State California
Amount $175,912.00
Project Title Intertribal Court of California Enhancement Grant
Project Summary The Intertribal Court of California (ICC), created in 1998, by a consortium of seven Tribes in three California Counties, must expand its jurisdiction to include environmental and employment disputes because of mandates required by the state. This project would enable them to create various model codes and standards and conduct an outreach program to California Tribes beyond the primary tri-county area.
 
Grantee Name National Office of Samoan Affairs
State California
Amount $213,895.00
Project Title A Native American Pacific Islander Cultural Voyage: In Search of Self-Sufficiency
Project Summary A Native American Pacific Islander Cultural Voyage: In Search of Self-Sufficiency project goals are: Federal recognition of the NAPI community through the implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Executive Order for the use of the racial category: "Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander" and building agency capabilities to design and administer programs aimed at social and economic development. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Nor-El-Muk Band of Wintu Indians of Northern California
State California
Amount $68,168.00
Project Title Nor Rel Muk Restoration Project
Project Summary This project is a one-year governance project towards the development of strategies focused on completing the Tribe's documentation of Tribal history and sociology necessary to finalize an Addendum to the Tribe's 1988 Petition for recognition.
 
Grantee Name Pit River Tribal
State California
Amount $132,584.00
Project Title Social Development to Enhance the Tribe's Social & Governance Capabilities to Serve its Members
Project Summary This project is a one-year request to develop the Tribe's social and economic development strategies for the Tribe's vast undeveloped trust lands. The major objectives are to improve the social conditions of community members by improving the availability of affordable housing and subsequently improving the ability of Tribal Self-Determination by striving towards social and economic sufficiency.
 
Grantee Name Resighini Rancheria
State California
Amount $106,968.00
Project Title Governmental Capacity Enhancement for the Resighini Rancheria
Project Summary The purpose of the Governmental Capacity Enhancement for the Resighini Rancheria Project is to develop a regulatory system and enhance governmental capacity by conducting a Secretarial election to amend the constitution, draft and finalize ordinances,update essential administrative systems, and conduct governance training for Tribal Council & staff. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Todds Valley Miwok Maidu Cultural Foundation
State California
Amount $56,691.00
Project Title Our Suit of Federal Recognition
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to secure professional assistance necessary to pursue federal recognition. This will be accomplished by strengthening the Tribe's governmental infrastructure through the development of election and enrollment ordinances, acquiring appropriate training, conducting genealogical and historic research, securing professional governance training for Board/Council members, and publishing a newsletter to help maintain community involvement and support.
 
Grantee Name Tsi-Akim Maidu Corporation
State California
Amount $52,746.00
Project Title Pursuit of Federal Recognition
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to secure the necessary professional assistance needed to strengthen the Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe's case for federal recognition/reinstatement. Development of a genealogical record and an official ethnohistory are critical for recognition. The Tribe will also secure professional governance training for Board Members in order to strengthen the Tribe's governmental infrastructure.
 
Grantee Name Denver Indian Family Resource Center
State Colorado
Amount $100,000.00
Project Title Keeping the Circle Whole: Healthy Relationships through the Life Cycle
Project Summary The overall goal of the Keeping the Circle Whole: Healthy Relationships through the Life Cycle Project is to develop a culturally appropriate, innovative curriculum that promotes healthy marriage and fatherhood, and supports youth in order to strengthen the extended family and community relationships for American Indian children, youth and families living away from traditional support systems. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Southern Ute Indian Tribe
State Colorado
Amount $135,591.00
Project Title Southern Ute Cultural Center Long Range Planning
Project Summary In preparation for a new facility being designed for the Southern Ute Cultural Center, the Southern Ute Tribe proposes to complete at 20-year strategic plan; create a high school museum design course to increase the use of the museum by teenagers; collect oral histories from Tribal elders; and increase the online presence through an updated website; interactive online exhibits and the creation of an online gift shop.
 
Grantee Name Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture
State Hawaii
Amount $133,300.00
Project Title Ka Lama Education Academy
Project Summary The Ka Lama Education Academy assists Native Hawaiian residents of the Wai'anae Coast in enrolling as students and obtaining associate's degrees through Leeward Community College. Students are then assisted in gaining meaningful employment, gaining entrance to the University of Hawaii, College of Education, and obtaining early childhood credentials to better serve the dire need for early childhood programs for young children on the Coast.
 
Grantee Name Na Kamalei-Ko'Olauloa Early Education Program
State Hawaii
Amount $398,868.00
Project Title The Ho'ulu Hou Project: Stories Told by Us
Project Summary The Ho'ulu Hou Project: Stories Told By Us is aimed at increasing the availability of early childhood books for children ages two to four. The goal is to provide services and opportunities for families that will foster culturally appropriate and healthy development of a child through specific teaching tools, quality modeling and mentoring within the family structure. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Pacific American Foundation
State Hawaii
Amount $94,140.00
Project Title Native Hawaiian Research Center
Project Summary The goal of this project is to develop the Native Hawaiian Research Center as a dedicated agency to conduct Native Hawaiian needs assessments and analysis and be one of the principal partnering research agencies improving the economic, governance and social self- sufficiency of Native Hawaiians.
 
Grantee Name Pu A Foundation
State Hawaii
Amount $101,845.00
Project Title Ho 'okuhikahi: Project He Alo A He Alo
Project Summary The goal of the project is to create opportunities for deeper conversations that can lead to pono (harmony), connection, understanding and healing through the use of the performing arts for cultural expression and story-telling. By combining the traditional and cutural philosophies, this project promotes the development of processes and tools created by Hawaiians for Hawaiians that would bring people together to talk about wellness issues concerning the Native Hawaiian Community.
 
Grantee Name Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
State Michigan
Amount $189,737.00
Project Title LTBB Fisheries Enhancement Program
Project Summary The Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians (LTBB ) Fisheries Enhancement Program Project supports lake trout rehabilitation in Lake Michigan and protects Tribal fishing rights from a 1836 Treaty, providing LTBB with the necessary plans and infrastructure for implementing an enhancement program for fish species with significant cultural and commercial value. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
State Mariana Islands
Amount $226,181.00
Project Title Restoring Honor to our Languages
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to strengthen the cutural identity of the indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people of the Northern Marianas as they reinforce the honor of their languages by speaking them intergenerationally in the home. This will in-turn advance the community's economic development, educational achievement, environmental conservation and social stability.
 
Grantee Name Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck Reservation
State Montana
Amount $204,836.00
Project Title A & S Diversified: An Economic Development Project to Provide Staff Support and Manufacture
Project Summary A & S Diversified is an economic development project to provide staff and organizational support to a new Tribal manufacturing business on Fort Peck Reservation with the purpose of creating new employment opportunities. The primary benefit is the development of employment opportunities with an adequate wage level for approximately 20 reservation families. The secondary benefit is developing a model manufacturing business targeting the commercial and government markets.
 
Grantee Name Chippewa Cree Tribe
State Montana
Amount $388,956.00
Project Title Rocky Boy Tourism Project
Project Summary The purpose of the ten-year Rocky Boy Tourism Project is to develop a comprehensive tourism and recreation plan for the Rocky Boy Reservation. The Rocky Boy Tourism Project will provide tourists with the opportunity to visit Indian Lands, view historical sites, and learn about the cultural heritage of the Chippewa Cree. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Lumbee Regional Development, Inc.
State North Carolina
Amount $181,300.00
Project Title Economic Development Project - Developing a LRDA Owned Construction Company
Project Summary This economic development project will establish a residential construction company as a component of the Lumbee Regional Development Association. The company will improve the housing stock of Lumbee Indians through construction of new homes and the rehabilitation of family owner-occupied existing homes. The project will provide training and employment for Indians residing in the community.
 
Grantee Name Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
State Nebraska
Amount $203,635.00
Project Title Winnebago Ho-Chunk Village
Project Summary The Ho-Chunk Village Project is a 40-acre mixed-use development on the Winnebago Reservation. It includes four (4) areas of activities: planning and infrastructure development - community facilities, roads and utilities; commercial development - creating 15-20 jobs per year; housing development - constructing 10-20 housing units per year; and quality of life development - education, healthcare, culture and governance.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Pojoaque
State New Mexico
Amount $161,573.00
Project Title Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Learning Center
Project Summary Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Learning Center Project was established to provide training to residents in job skills, computer skills and business skills to prepare them to enter the workforce. An adult GED education program will be developed with instruction to improve computer literacy and the Center will be integrated with the local elementary, middle and high schools to provide tutoring services to Pueblo children. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Zuni (ONAP)
State New Mexico
Amount $224,429.00
Project Title Development of a Zuni Community Cultural Arts Initiative
Project Summary The Zuni Community Cultural Arts Initiative will address diverse aspects of arts and tourism in Zuni. The main objectives will be to: complete a Zuni Cultural Arts Plan; implement workshops to improve business and marketing skills; expand the "Experience Zuni" visitor's guide to focus on the arts; and develop a website for enhancing Zuni's arts and tourism industry. Planning and promotion of Zuni arts will increase local revenues and the economy benefiting 6,000 artists and 35 businesses at Zuni.
 
Grantee Name Ely Shoshone Tribe
State Nevada
Amount $65,545.00
Project Title Planning and Development of Taxation Codes and Ordinances
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to improve the Ely Shoshone Tribe's governmental and administrative infrastructure through the development of comprehensive Taxation Codes, Ordinances, Tax Court Codes and a Taxation Use Plan. The benefits include strengthening the governmental and administrative infrastructure resulting in the collection of taxes.
 
Grantee Name Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $266,860.00
Project Title A-de-lo-qua-s-di: A Place to learn the Cherokee language
Project Summary The goal of this project is consistent with the Cherokee Nation's long-range language preservation plan created in 2001 to implement three language immersion classrooms for young children and create a language teacher education program to help revitalize the Cherokee language and heritage for future generations. This social development goal is to promote the well-being and culture of the Cherokee Nation by preserving and enhancing Tribal heritage and culture. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Burns Paiute Tribe
State Oregon
Amount $88,950.00
Project Title Burns Paiute Code & Policy Enhancements Project
Project Summary The purpose of the Burns Paiute Code & Policy Enhancement Project is to complete a Tribal Council Policies and Procedure Code, a Tribal Government Organization Procedures Code, a Tribal Land Development and Zoning Code, a Tribal Land Acquisition Policy, a Tribal Aboriginal Territorial Protection Policy, and an Tribal Allotment Policy.
 
Grantee Name South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission
State South Carolina
Amount $53,709.00
Project Title The South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission Organization Development Plan
Project Summary The purpose of the South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission Organization Development Plan is organizational development through the formation and implementation of a strategic action plan and an organizational development program, which will provide the governmental infrastructure necessary to develop and promote self-sufficiency of the Commission and better services for American Indians in South Carolina.
 
Grantee Name Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians Economic Dev. Corp.
State Washington
Amount $240,119.00
Project Title Northwest Tribal Tourism Development Initiatives to Benefit the 29 tribes of Washington
Project Summary The Northwest Tribal Tourism Development Initiative will benefit the 29 tribes of Washington. This project was designed to target cultural toursism, eco-tourism and visitors with an interest in Native American Cultures by establishing an effective state and regional Tribal tourism network with strong connections to industry partners. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation
State Washington
Amount $272,382.00
Project Title Yakama Business Training and Technology Centers
Project Summary The Yakama Nation will develop one main Business Training and Technology Center in Toppenist and two satellite centers in remote areas of the reservation. These centers will deliver small business assistance to Tribal members. The centers will be equipped with video conferencing capabilities to deliver counseling and distant learning instruction to geographically remote areas on the reservation. The University of Washington will be a strategic partner in the development of these centers.
 
Grantee Name Duwamish Tribe
State Washington
Amount $77,125.00
Project Title Duwamish Economic Development Project
Project Summary The Duwamish Economic Development Project was developed to update the Duwamish Economic and Business Development Plan which includes skills training, an education needs survey, and a business plan for Duwamish Whole Foods, a proposed catering and box lunch enterprise.
 
Grantee Name Skokomish Indian Tribe
State Washington
Amount $114,422.00
Project Title Skokomish Commercial Corridor Plan
Project Summary The primary goal of the Skokomish Commercial Corridor Plan (SCCP)is to develop and expand the US 101 retail corridor. This goal will be achieved by establishing an economic development office, creating a five member Tribal economic development task force committee, documenting two niche markets, three business opportunities and two land use options, and determining a graphic design to provide strong visual support for public presentations and fundraising. .SEDS 2
 
Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
State Wisconsin
Amount $225,961.00
Project Title GLIFWC 1837 & 1842 Ceded Territory Sustainable Fishery Project - Phase 2 & 3
Project Summary This project will enable the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) to provide for a more accurate analysis of all collected fisheries' data, enable Tribes to establish more accurate harvest quotas for fisheries, develop fishery modeling capabilities, and provide for the development of Tribal fisheries management educational materials and presentations.
 
Grantee Name Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc.
State Wisconsin
Amount $304,342.00
Project Title Circle of Support for Business Development within the Enterprise Community
Project Summary The Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community is comprised of the Menominee Tribe, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and the Sokaogan Mole Lake Chippewa. The purpose of the project is to provide a web of support for business owners or prospective owners in order to enhance their chances of successfully sustaining operation, affecting economic growth and creating jobs. The four components of the project include: advocacy, education, finance, and incubation. /td>

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Alaska

The Administration for Native Americans received 26 applications for FY 2003 Alaska SEDS. Of the 26 applications received, 9 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $1,023,957. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
State Alaska
Amount $171,581.00
Project Title Mekoryuk Energy and Fuel System Upgrades
Project Summary This project will allow the distressed Mekoryuk Community the opportunity to provide engineering and design services for fuel storage needs for heat recovery and wind generation. A new fuel storage facility will provide for current and future needs and will be code and regulatory compliant.
 
Grantee Name Aleut Community of St. Paul Island
State Alaska
Amount $100,000.00
Project Title Implementation of a Community Based Tribal Court
Project Summary The purpose of the Implementation of a Community Based Tribal Court Project is to enable the Tribe to complete the final steps in creating detailed Tribal court procedures and ordinances. The major goals of this project include the development of an Administration and Management Plan and to provide Tribal court system training conducted by a visiting judge.
 
Grantee Name Kokhanok Village Council
State Alaska
Amount $58,243.00
Project Title Self Governance: Development and Ratification of Tribal Constitution and By-Laws
Project Summary This one-year project will enable the tribe to develop and ratify a new tribal constitution. It will include issues brought forth by tribal members including: self governance, social issues causing tribal divisions, and econmic development issues. A project coordinator will facilitate the process by canvassing door-to-door and conducting a series of public meetings.
 
Grantee Name Native Village of Goodnews Bay
State Alaska
Amount $116,076.00
Project Title Goodnews Bay Tribal Planning and Capacity Development
Project Summary The Native Village of Goodnews Bay will create a long-term comprehensive community development plan along with policies and procedures to enhance current administrative and financial capabilities. A project director will be hired to assist in the development of the Tribe's management systems and centralization of a financial accounting system.
 
Grantee Name Native Village of Kwinhagak
State Alaska
Amount $120,840.00
Project Title Quinhgak Airport Expansion
Project Summary The Quinhgak Airport Expansion Project will allow for completion of an economic analysis for the plan to extend the runway, updating an operations and maintenance plan, and development of a construction financial plan.
 
Grantee Name Native Village of St. Michael
State Alaska
Amount $112,374.00
Project Title Upgrade and Improve Governance Infrastructure
Project Summary The Native Village of Saint Michael will upgrade all management and administration systems to accommodate a professionally functioning Tribal Council and staff in order to sustain current operations and stimulate economic growth.
 
Grantee Name Qagan Tayagungin Tribal Council
State Alaska
Amount $97,465.00
Project Title Strengthen Government Management and Administration to Improve Council Operations and Leadership Capabilities
Project Summary The Quagan Tayagungun Tribe will develop the necessary infrastructure to improve its Council operations and management. The major goals of this project are to establish sound management practices and provide elected officials and staff with technical assistance to maintain and expand Tribal economic projects.
 
Grantee Name Sealaska Heritage Foundation
State Alaska
Amount $122,378.00
Project Title Hoonah Northwest Coast Art Certificate Program
Project Summary The Sealaska Heritage Institute working with the State University will expand the Northwest Coast Art Certificate Program to the rural village of Hoonah by developing "how-to" manuals in Native carving and basketry for students. As a result, this training will provide Native residents with the skills and tools to produce Native art to sell to tourists as well as perpetuate Native art practices
 
Grantee Name Shoonaq' Tribe of Kodiak
State Alaska
Amount $125,000.00
Project Title Shoonaq' Tribal Member Enrollment Initiative
Project Summary The Shoonaq Tribal Enrollment initiative will provide community outreach to its members to bring government closer to the people after regaining federal recognition in 2001. The project consists of reviewing the Tribal constitution and adopting an enrollment ordinance, initiating a Tribal enrollment campaign and instituting a long-term management system.

Language Preservation

The Administration for Native Americans received 116 applications for FY 2003 Language. Of the 116 applications received, 23 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $2,559,479. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Big River Public Broadcasting
State Alaska
Amount $59,600.00
Project Title Koyukon Language Assessment and Preservation Project
Project Summary This project involves conducting a comprehensive linguistic census of Koyukon Athabascan speakers by visiting and recording Native language testimony and data from elders in all the villages of the Koyukon area. Recorded testimony and data will be compiled, organized and placed into a multimedia archive.
 
Grantee Name Chilkat Indian Village
State Alaska
Amount $120,000.00
Project Title Chilkat Indian Village Tlingit Language Restoration Project
Project Summary The 24 month Tlingit Language Community Restoration Project, will focus on curriculum development for the schools, curriculum pilot testing and implementation, and reintroduction of the language into appropriate usage within the village. This is a first step in the process of restoring the Tlingit language to its role in the life of the community.
 
Grantee Name Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium
State Alaska
Amount $149,534.00
Project Title Adult Fluency through Literacy: Upper Ahtna Materials Development Project
Project Summary For children to successfully learn and practice their native language, language programs need to include provisions for increasing adult fluency. This program will create new literacy materials and workshops for Upper Ahtna that support adult learning styles and needs that will help passive speakers to fuller fluency.
 
Grantee Name Phoenix Indian Center, Inc.
State Arizona
Amount $59,997.00
Project Title Phoenix Indian Center Urban Native Language Revitalization Project
Project Summary The Phoenix Indian Center Urban Native Language Revitalization Project involves a comprehensive and accurate language assessment/survey of the current status of the Navajo language and other Native American languages in the Phoenix/Maricopa County urban area and establishes language revitalization goals and policies. The project will develop a comprehensive long-range plan for Navajo language revitalization in the Phoenix/Maricopa county urban area with further long-range elements to address other Native American languages in the target area.
 
Grantee Name Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
State California
Amount $54,298.00
Project Title Language Planning Grant Category I
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to fund the collection of language data for the completion of a language assessment and development of a language training program for Coast Miwok, originally spoken by the Tribal members of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The language planning project will involve data collection through elder interviews, archiving language resources and developing a structured training program that will increase the Tribe's cultural knowledge.
 
Grantee Name Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Amount $149,802.00
Project Title Preservation of Central Pomo Language
Project Summary The goal is to preserve the Hintil Central Pomo language by producing culturally appropriate language-learning curriculum, producing videotape of Central Pomo speakers, establishing language-learning classes on the Reservation, and developing a website to include expanded language, for both children and adults.
 
Grantee Name Redwood Valley Rancheria
State California
Amount $107,426.00
Project Title Language Category II Implementation
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to document the knowledge of the elders, gather and utilize all the linguistic documents on Northern Pomo, develop language teaching programs and materials for children to be used in pre-school, after-school and summer camp, and develop a core adult learner group to learn the language and attend conferences.
 
Grantee Name Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
State California
Amount $49,843.00
Project Title Planning Grant of Chamteela (our Native Language
Project Summary Following on initial efforts by the Tribe that included a survey of Tribal membership, and the creation of a Luiseno-English dictionary and a bilingual publication of traditional stories, this program will create a comprehensive program involving elders, students and adults to produce a "master plan" for language work that will include a phrasebook and speaker-database.
 
Grantee Name Waipa Foundation
State Hawaii
Amount $53,500.00
Project Title A Native Language Assessment and Planning Project for the Hawaiian Communities in Kaua'i
Project Summary A Native Language Assessment and Planning Project for the Hawaiian Communities in Kaua'i was developed to reconnect the people with their language. They will survey all Native Hawaiian community members and will conduct indepth interviews of all surviving elders. The targeted community will set community language goals and objectives and identify projects, activities and resources for a language revitalization program based on the assessment and goals.
 
Grantee Name Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho
State Idaho
Amount $176,016.00
Project Title Nez Perce language Program Phase III "Immersion: Recruitment, Preparation, Transition"
Project Summary The Nez Perce Language Program (NPLP) will develop the capability of transitioning into a full immersion program for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children, plus a partial immersion program that will unfold for one grade per year for children in grades 1 through 12. Two key areas include the development of curriculum and teacher recruitment and training for immersion. The NPLP will partner with Lewis-Clark State College to recruit and train teachers.
 
Grantee Name Penobscot Indian Nation
State Maine
Amount $124,066.00
Project Title Penobscot Language Revitalization Project
Project Summary The long-term goal of this effort is to create a bilingual community, where the native Penobscot language is used alongside English as the language of commerce, government, education, and community life. This project will be achieved by the development of a Language Immersion Program and field tested age-specific curriculum with resource materials. It will include an After-School Family Language Immersion Program for school-age children, their parents, and younger siblings (if any) in its public school.
 
Grantee Name Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Inc.
State Michigan
Amount $141,126.00
Project Title BLB Searchable Dictionary
Project Summary This project will enable the Burt Lake Band to begin to rebuild their language speaking capabilities and modify the Burt Lake Band's long-range language preservation goals. Specifically the project will review existing materials generated by the Tribe and analyze language materials made by other related Ottawa Tribes; research existing media options to preserve the language speaking capabilities; and create both a written, 200 word, Ottawa language dictionary with a 200 word, multimedia, searchable Ottawa language dictionary complete with sound files on CDROM.
 
Grantee Name Chicaugon Chippewa Heritage Council
State Michigan
Amount $144,880.00
Project Title Chicaugon Chippewa Heritage Council Language Preservation Implementation Grant Category I
Project Summary The Chicaugon Chippewa Heritage Council (CCHC)Language Preservation Project was created to develop a core group of Ojibwe speakers in the CCHC community to inspire the rest of the community's language efforts, to train two of this core group to teach beginning Ojibwe, and to create an environment for language learning in the community. The major objective is to have 12% of the CCHC community with essential conversational Ojibwe language skills and two members able to teach Ojibwe language classes.
 
Grantee Name Hannahville Indian Community
State Michigan
Amount $45,119.00
Project Title Keepers of the Fire: Ensuring the Survival of the Potawatomi Language
Project Summary The Hannahville Indian Community Language Strategic Plan for the preservation of the Potawatomi Language will consist of three parts: 1) documentation of existing resources and a current outline of the status of the Potawatomi Language; 2) a community wide survey administered to Hannahville community members; and 3) the development of a language specific strategic plan that incorporates the community's opinions as they indicated in the language survey.
 
Grantee Name Fort Berthold Community College
State North Dakota
Amount $115,670.00
Project Title Fort Berthold Hidatsa Immersion Project
Project Summary The Fort Berthold Community College (FBCC) Language Immersion Project will interweave tribally distinctive cultural elements in the four-year elementary teacher and early childhood education program. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Mandaree School, FBCC, and the Tribal Education Department will functionalize the collaboration of an immersion cohort of 10 children in Mandaree School and 20 children in head start to be immersed in the Hidatsa Language for 6 hours a day at a 90% Hidatsa level for 3 years. Results will be 30 children fluent in Hidatsa.
 
Grantee Name Americans for Indian Opportunity
State New Mexico
Amount $52,772.00
Project Title Language Planning Grant for the Toyah Band of Comanches Living in Albuquerque/Santa Fe Are
Project Summary This project will implement an assessment of language fluency and interest of Comanche Tribal members living in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. The urban Comanche group will develop a community based language plan utilizing the information collected from the assessment. The project will benefit the over 300 Comanche households living in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area who are not privy to the existing Tribal programs in the Comanche Tribal jurisdictional area.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Acoma
State New Mexico
Amount $150,000.00
Project Title The Acoma Language In Schools Project
Project Summary The Acoma Language in Schools Project will be used to implement a program of Acoma language instruction in elementary and secondary public schools where Acoma students attend, and train native speakers who will prepare for New Mexico Licensure as Teachers of Native Language and Culture. It will assist the Pueblo of Acoma in developing a tribal certification process that meets the requirements recently established by the New Mexico State Department of Education for Native speakers who teach native languages in New Mexico public schools.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Santa Clara
State New Mexico
Amount $150,000.00
Project Title Category III - Design and/or Implementation Grants
Project Summary The Tewa Language Work Group and the Tewa Language Project staff will implement lesson plans and curriculum materials in various educational settings, including the Day School, Head Start, and community library; provide training to parents, community members and educational personnel on integrating Tewa Language instruction into their home and classroom activities; and collect and record traditional stories and oral histories.
 
Grantee Name Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
State Nevada
Amount $149,898.00
Project Title Northern Paiute- Kuyuidokado Language Preservation Project
Project Summary This project will allow the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe to implement a series of weekly language classes and a summer language camp program to preserve the Northern Paiute Language. The project will establish the "Language-in-school" (LIS), as a pilot program on the Reservation, that will provide classroom and youth language instruction and education from pre-school through high school.
 
Grantee Name Walker River Paiute Tribe
State Nevada
Amount $148,940.00
Project Title Walker River Paiute Tribe Numu Yaduah Language Design and Implementation Program
Project Summary The Walker River Paiute Tribe Numu Yaduah Language Design and Implementation Program was developed to create a viable Language Program for all generations of the Tribal Community. The Tribe will implement teaching materials and curriculum in the classroom for all age groups. Elders will be filmed describing certain rituals or describing sacred sites and their traditional names. A curriculum will be developed by the end of the project period to teach the language at different age and educational levels.
 
Grantee Name Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School, Inc.
State New York
Amount $149,868.00
Project Title Kanien'keha Fluency and Teacher Training Program
Project Summary The Friends of the Ahkwesahsne Freedom School (AFS) propose to sponsor a 3 year teacher training project that will encourage Mohawk people who are presently at an intermediate level of fluency and literacy to become teachers for AFS and other Mohawk immersion schools. Successful applicants will be immersed in language and culturally appropriate teaching methods in order to fill teacher and assistant vacancies that currently exist and are anticipated in the very near future
 
Grantee Name National Indian Education Association
State Virginia
Amount $57,678.00
Project Title National Forum on Native American Language Revitalization, Preservation and Survival
Project Summary NIEA's National Forum on Native American Language Revitalization, Preservation, & Survival can assist communities attain their language program goals by collecting information on student and school language program needs, developing a report quantifying and analyzing those needs, and providing language program workshops for tribal communities. The National Forum will offer a means to measure the impact of Native language and culture instruction on Native learner education.
 
Grantee Name Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
State Washington
Amount $149,446.00
Project Title Lushootseed Language Preservation Project
Project Summary Four tribes - The Upper Skagit, Swinomish, Stillaguamish and Sauk-Suiattle - have come together to preserve the Lushootseed Language. The goal is to train Lushootseed teachers and to create activities, materials, curriculum and realia (in the form of video, audio, cd-roms, etc.) for teaching Lushootseed to all ages.

Environmental Enhancement

The Administration for Native Americans received 52 applications for FY 2003 Environmental Regulatory Enhancement. Of the 52 applications received, 13 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $2,498,550. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Hoopa Valley Tribe
State California
Amount $246,579.00
Project Title Phase II of the Development of Comprehensive Black Bear Management Plan
Project Summary The goals and objectives of this project are to determine the types of bear-human conflicts and how best to resolve them both in the valley urban area and along the Trinity River, where net fishermen suffer great losses. It will also provide site-specific educational information to assist residents in dealing with bear problems without lethal control.
 
Grantee Name Torres Martinez Indian Tribes
State California
Amount $243,527.00
Project Title Torres Martinez Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project
Project Summary The Torres Martinez Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project will identify toxic threats to endemic plant life. This project will develop an environmental action plan to address the threats, educate Tribal and non-Tribal members of problems affecting the reservation, and establish a Native Plant preservation Area. Teaching Tribal members the traditional use of plant life will lead to the establishment of Tribal environmental codes and ordinances.
 
Grantee Name Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Amount $113,107.00
Project Title Tribal Environmental Regulatory Infrastructure Enhancement
Project Summary This project will produce written plans for the enforcement of environmental ordinances and allow for the completion of an alternative energy and sustainable/green building policy. Completion of these objectives will strengthen the Tribal government's capacity to enhance the quality of reservation life as measured by the reduction of pollutants in the air, water, soil, food, and materials encountered by inhabitants.
 
Grantee Name Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewart's Point Rancheria
State California
Amount $65,500.00
Project Title Stewarts Point Rancheria Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to develop, update and adopt its Solid Waste, Water Quality and Water Utility District Ordinances; develop and adopt an Enforcement and Monitoring Procedure Plan; and identify training and capacity building options. The plan will also identify funding opportunities to implement, enforce and monitor the effectiveness of the environmental ordinances. Strengthened environmental laws will provide the Tribe with more regulatory control over the environmental activities occurring on and off the Rancheria.
 
Grantee Name Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Amount $181,451.00
Project Title Tribal Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Plan, develop codes, ordinances, and monitor c
Project Summary This project will focus on developing Tribal environmental regulatory enhancement materials and identifying legal and environmental consulting firms to assist and train Tribal members to plan and develop the necessary environmental regulatory codes and ordinances that is consistent with historical and cultural heritage of land stewardship. Tribal members, especially elders, will be part of each process in the project.
 
Grantee Name Coeur D' Alene Tribe
State Idaho
Amount $243,519.00
Project Title Coeur d' Alene Tribe Natural Resource Encroachment Program
Project Summary The Natural Resource Encroachment Program will assist the effort to develop the infrastructure necessary to advance the capacity and capability to plan for and enhance the environmental regulatory infrastructure required to manage Lake Coeur d'Alene. The Tribe has identified a strategy for developing an Encroachment Program with the sufficient technical resources and capacity necessary in regulating and controlling the use and occupation of Tribal waters. The Encroachment Program will allow the Tribe to capture vital, unrealized revenues through the permitting process.
 
Grantee Name Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
State Idaho
Amount $234,221.00
Project Title Kootenai FY 2003 ANA Environmental Regulatory Project
Project Summary This project improves the Kootenai Tribe's ability to regulate environmental quality which will strengthen the capacity to enhance the quality of reservation life. The project is part of a strategy that enables the Tribe to actively participate in the development of a court-ordered water quality (Total Maximum Daily Load) plan and to participate in water quality planning which will improve water quality both on and off Tribal lands.
 
Grantee Name Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Inc.
State Michigan
Amount $190,525.00
Project Title Environmental Management Development Project
Project Summary The Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, (BLB) will design, develop and implement a Tribal environmental management plan. BLB will also develop an organizational structure for the Tribe's environmental program which details roles and responsibilities, funding options, staffing and material needs along with an implementation plan. BLB will develop the capacity to produce computer-generated maps based on the baseline environmental quality data sets developed by the project.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Tesuque
State New Mexico
Amount $197,072.00
Project Title Pueblo of Tesuque Environment Department Ethnobiological Assessment and Pollution Pathways
Project Summary The Ethnobiological Assessment and Pollution Pathways Project will evaluate Tesuque watersheds and develop management plans for environmental characterization, monitoring and protection activities based on this evaluation. Remediation plans and multi-dimentional environmental monitoring and data base collection will lead to on-the-ground improvements in soil stability and reduced turbidity.
 
Grantee Name Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
State Nevada
Amount $199,874.00
Project Title Washoe Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project
Project Title The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California's Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project will accomplish the revision of Environmental Codes and Regulations, improve enforcement of the environmental laws on Tribal lands, and coordinate with other agencies to improve enforcement on adjacent public lands. This project is tailored to address needs that have been identified in the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Parcel Master Plans, as well as other environmental plans.
 
Grantee Name Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
State South Dakota
Amount $200,893.00
Project Title Lower Brule Sioux Tribe-Land Use Planning Project
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to complete a Land Use Development Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Land Use Development Plan, Map, and Ordinance will assist the Tribe in meeting its long range environmental goals and the Tribe will be in a position to provide planned, meaningful development in all areas for its Tribal members, with an emphasis on environmental preservation and protection.
 
Grantee Name Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
State Washington
Amount $249,209.00
Project Title Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribal Shellfish and Fin-fish Monitoring Project
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to monitor subsistence food species that are consumed by Tribal members for contamination by environmental toxins, as recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency and favored by a majority of Tribal members. To accomplish this, the Tribe will conduct the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Subsistence Foods Consumption Survey and use the information collected to create a prioritized list of the species to be tested. This data will be used to bolster enforcement of the Tribe's environmental codes and ordinances.
 
Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
State Wisconsin
Amount $133,073.00
Project Title GLIFWC's Lake Superior and Inland 1837 & 1842 Ceded Territory Aquatic Invasive Species Project
Project Summary This project will enable GLIFWC to develop a Tribal Interstate Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan for Lake Superior and two inland ceded territories (1837 & 18420). Through the project, GLIFWC and its member Tribes will complete a community education campaign in preventing the spread of new introductions of Aquatic Invasive Species into ceded territory waters. GLIFWC will also complete a conservation enforcement training program to more effectively enforce existing Tribal off-reservation codes aimed at preventing and controlling the spread of invasive species.