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Grants Archive FY 2004

Published: August 22, 2012
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Fiscal Year 2004 Grant Archive

Social and Economic Development Strategies

The Administration for Native Americans received 265 applications for FY 2004 SEDS. Of the 265 applications received, 82 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $18,540.626.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Stevens Village Tribal Council
State AK
Amount $222,718
Project Title Stevens Village Tribal Bison Project
Project Summary This grant will leverage USDA and Inter-Tribal Bison Co-op funding by laying the groundwork for managing a buffalo herd and by providing interim production support. ANA funds will be used to 1) set up a new farm as an operational buffalo farm for plains Buffalo; and, 2) develop Tribal co-management capabilities for the reintroduction of Wood Bison (once native to this area) to the Yukon Flats area near Stevens Village. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Center
State AK
Amount $295,700
Project Title Health Center Pathways
Project Summary YKHC will provide health care information to public school students and adults. Working with the school districts and the University of Alaska statewide system to provide awareness activities, exploration of health careers, training and preparation activities it will assist Tribal members to enter careers in the health profession. The intent of this grant is to promote Native health professionals as role models, promote health career opportunities to young students, and help students pursue health professional training. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Intersections Inc.
State AS
Amount $368,750
Project Title Crossroads Theatre for Youth "Community Transformation through the Arts"
Project Summary This project will over the course of three years, provide valuable job skills using theatre as a medium. Year One will focus on workshops conducted by local social service agencies and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY). Intersections will create, develop, and perform original plays derived from social issues in the community. In Year Two, 50 youth between the ages of 12 and 24 will be registered as theatre participants and trained through the process of theatre to inspire imagination, exercise critical thinking, and provoke thought to create solutions to the social issues that are rising in the community. In Year Three, 20 Senior Company participants will be given job skills training and career shadowing in Performance, Technical, and Marketing. To educate and instill cultural values and appreciation of traditional arts, 10 young participants of the Senior Company will educate and heighten awareness of social and cultural issues through the performance of traditional productions to Samoan communities in Hawaii. This project is scheduled to be completed within months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Native American Samoan Advisory Council
State AS
Amount $201,300
Project Title Economic Empowerment in Native American Samoan Agri-business: "Revitalizing Tradition and Identity in Changing Times"
Project Summary The Native American Samoan Advisory Council project is expected to economically empower 20 Native American Samoan women to begin businesses based on the production and sale of goods made from locally grown plant materials; develop an American Samoa Agri-business Center where women can produce, sell and market their goods to the local community. The project is also expected to empower 20 youths to cultivate and process traditional plants for use throughout the island; as well as launch 2 Village Plantations for Eco-Tourism Businesses. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Pacific Islands Center for Educational Development
State AS
Amount $220,470
Project Title Youth Empowerment for Success
Project Summary PICED will prepare 136 youth in grades 8-11 and 88 parents/guardians to meet the challenges of life away from home while in a 4-year college by developing and implementing holistic and culturally sensitive college preparation services. To achieve these goals this project will develop and implement: 1) Learning Style and career Aptitude assessments; 2) Social development seminars on Leadership, Goal Setting and Financial management; and 3) a Summer Mentor Program linking students with local community members for a 'hands on' experience in their field of interest. All activities will be developed and offered in collaboration with parents and community members on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, from PICED's center in Tafuna, and government, business and churches in Pago Pago and its environs. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Ak-Chin Indian Community
State AZ
Amount $177,651
Project Title Ak-Chin Community Empowerment Project
Project Summary The Ak-Chin Indian Community's project will implement the four areas of economic opportunities listed in the Market and Feasibility Study that was recently completed by the Ak-Chin Indian Community. The areas are: to create an Economic Development Model; develop a master plan for commercial and public use areas; create a Business Board to oversee for-profit enterprises; and, expand tribal revenue generating services to become Tribal enterprises. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Native Americans for Community Action, Inc.
State AZ
Amount $88,372
Project Title Project Sihaslin Bila dii diin ("the Ray of Hope") Project
Project Summary The Native Americans for Community Action, Inc.’s project will implement "Sihasiin Bila dii diin,” or the “Ray of Hope Project", a comprehensive, culturally appropriate project that will assist 12 to 17-year-old urban Indian youth in developing positive relationships with their families and peers and to practice healthier lifestyles. This will include substance abuse prevention services, individual and group treatment, continuing care, cultural/spiritual activities, and outpatient treatment services to urban Native American youth and their families in Flagstaff, Arizona. This plan will assist them to achieve a positive, healthy social development. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Office of NavajoGovernment Development
State AZ
Amount $225,000
Project Title Navajo Nation Local Economic Development Land Use Planning Project
Project Summary This project provides needed technical assistance to local officials, administrators and planning committees, and community members to assist them in implementing strategies for economic development of land use for nine (9) of the 110 chapters: Shiprock Chapter, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Chapter, Whitehorse Lake Chapter, Chinle Chapter, Torreon/Start Lake Chapter, Coalmine Canyon Chapter, Cameron Chapter, Fort Definance Chapter and Black Mesa (Kits'iili) Chapter. Each participating chapter has a general housing plan which sets forth current and proposed uses of land for housing purposes. The participating chapters will address the economic planning component, as well as the necessary components to complete their comprehensive plan. The planning component will be in accordance with the Navajo Local Government Act (LGA). The project will include identifying suitable areas of land for economic development purposes, and identify related infrastructure development needs. The goal of the project is to work with community members and leaders to create economic-friendly development zones throughout the Navajo Nation.
 
Grantee Name Pascua Yaqui Tribe
State AZ
Amount $166,000
Project Title Building Health Center Capacity: Caring for Our Own
Project Summary This project will provide tribal membership with opportunities to train for health professional and support positions available on the reservation and in nearby tribal communities. The Health Department's administrative process and increased billing collections will be streamlined. The project will increase tribal self-sufficiency by creating an effective administrative operation of the Health Department and by developing the tribal membership with the professional capacity to fill positions as well as future positions created by construction of a tribal health facility. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.
State CA
Amount $202,001
Project Title Mutual Support Initiative to Strenghen Tribal TANF Programs
Project Summary This project will establish a database of best practices and TANF program models for dissemination by project staff. The staff intends to select and train potential “peer consultants” to provide limited on-site technical assistance to member National Tribal TANF Association (NTTA) programs and develop, (in collaboration with Tribal TANF programs,) ten model incentive programs. The model programs include: healthy marriage and family life; youth development; literacy; entrepreneurship and job creation. Criteria will be developed by the NTTA Steering Committee for selecting Tribal TANF programs. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name California Indian Museum & Cultural Center
State CA
Amount $401,047
Project Title Knowledge Circle Project
Project Summary The Knowledge Circle Project is a project with living exhibits. The project addresses exhibit planning documents and final cost estimates for completion of the project. All 107 California Indian Tribes statewide will be included in the project to ensure comprehensive Tribal representation. The project includes plans to conduct ongoing public meetings with Indian communities to review exhibit themes, authenticate research data; gather archival references and gather contemporary first-person oral histories. Tribal leaders and educators will review exhibit content, authenticity, design and accuracy. The project is designed to develop social and cultural infrastructures that address the social challenge of stereotyping and the impact it has on California Indians' social and cultural livelihood. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Cedarville Rancheria
State CA
Amount $189,337
Project Title Project to Develop a Tourism Market at the Cedarville Rancheria
Project Summary This project will develop a tribal tourism plan to consider collaborative relationships and define the possible development opportunities. A marketing plan will build upon Tribal members’ to identify markets, strategies for promotion, a distribution plan and budget alternatives. The project will launch a brochure to attract visitors and provide referrals to tourism-related businesses. Additional aspects of the project include the preparation of a tribal history through examination of legal documents and interviews with Tribal Elders. Workshops will be delivered on topics of customer service, computer skills and beadwork. A website will be developed to include a virtual tour, history and direct promotion for the four tribes in Modoc County (Cedarville Rancheria, Fort Bidwell Indian Community, Alturas Rancheria and XL Rancheria). A tourism plan brings these groups together and addresses regional, as well as Cedarville Rancheria tourism issues and solutions. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Indian Child Welfare Consortium
State CA
Amount $146,906
Project Title Promoting Healthy American Indian Families: A Tribal Treatment Foster Care and Family Reunification Project
Project Summary The Indian Child Welfare Consortium is a social development program aimed at strengthening American Indian families and children by providing family based social services in order to safeguard the health, well-being and culture of American Indian families and children, promoting self sufficiency within tribal communities and improving partnerships with local county agencies and tribes. This project will provide for the development of a comprehensive, culturally appropriate, family-based program which includes quality treatment, foster care, an after care program and adolescent youth transitions program. The comprehensive recruitment plan will recruit families and support them through the process of following Community Care Licensing guidelines and provide intensive parent training and support services for the foster parents to help them successfully cope with and intervene in child behavior problems. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Nor El Muk Band of Wintu Indians of Northern California
State CA
Amount $108,502
Project Title Nor-El Muk Governance Capacity Project
Project Summary The Nor-El-Muk Band of Wintu Indians will develop a management infrastructure to support the day-to-day operations of their organization. The infrastructure will establish the policies and procedures for the following elements: fiscal, procurement, property management, contract/grant administration and personnel. The policies and procedures will include the following, but are not limited to Drug Free Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Violence in the Workplace and Discrimination. The project also expects to strengthen the management and leadership skills of the Board and staff by training them on the approved policies and procedures. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians
State CA
Amount $150,000
Project Title Infrastructure and Management
Project Summary The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians will address internal management deficiencies which led to the loss of revenues and the inability to provide adequate self-monitoring. The project will address these deficiencies and set in place tools to monitor contract/grant and funding agency requirements. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Redwood Valley Reservation
State CA
Amount $133,000
Project Title Cultural Education Program Development
Project Summary The Redwood Valley Little River of Pomo Indians will establish a cultural resource section in the tribal library and develop a cultural curriculum guide for the tribal community and for K-12 students. The project for cultural education program development is designed to revive the cultural heritage of the Tribe and promote cultural understanding of the Pomo Indians in local areas. Elders will be consulted and interviewed on topic selection and objectives, traditional cultural activities, procedures to protect sensitive information, protocol and background knowledge. Tribal youth will learn to interview Elders, document notes and create living knowledge binders for each topic selected. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians
State CA
Amount $353,760
Project Title Child Care Center Project
Project Summary The Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians project will develop an economically self-sustainable licensed Child Care Center which will provide child care services to tribal member families. The Center will offer pre-school curriculum instruction to tribal member youths ages 3-5 years old, quality care parent trainings, balanced meals and on-going staff trainings and delivery of community services on-site in the Child Care Center. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award
 
Grantee Name Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians
State CA
Amount $249,631.00
Project Title Culturally Appropriate Prevention and Placement Service
Project Summary This is a project to assist the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians community by providing a variety of coordinated, culturally appropriate, family-oriented services which include, but are not limited to: family crisis intervention; child abuse, neglect, and abandonment prevention workshops; diversion gathering "round-ups"; provide a sustainable, culturally sensitive foster care recruitment process; and, provide training opportunities to certify new Indian foster parents. Foster parenting will promote appropriate extended family placement and assist abused, neglected and abandoned tribal children, youth and families. The Tribe will conduct intake and assess an average of 10 families per month, recruit at least 25 tribal households for foster parent training and conduct a culturally driven evaluation and monitoring process. Monitoring will provide formative and outcome information on the value of recruiting techniques used, beneficiary satisfaction, information on services needed by project intake assessment and periodic reviews, post-analysis and assessment. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Stewarts Point Rancheria
State CA
Amount $109,350
Project Title Social and Economic Development Strategies Governance Project
Project Summary The Stewarts Point Rancheria Kashia Band of Pomo Indians will revise, update and amend their Tribal Constitution and Bylaws, Election and Enrollment Ordinances. These revised documents will assist the tribe in achieving their long-range goal to improve their regulatory, governance, and administrative infrastructure in order to effectively serve and meet the community’s social and economic needs. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Yurok Tribe
State CA
Amount $241,660
Project Title Yurok Tribe Social and Cultural Enhancement Project
Project Summary The Yurok Tribe's Culture Department and Social Services Department will work collaboratively to integrate cultural values and beliefs into activities that impact the overall health and well-being of Tribal members, including social services and cultural resource management activities. Through the involvement of tribal youth, elders, culture bearers, as well as community partners, the tribe expects to create opportunities for emotional healing and self-improvement through cultural reconnections. The Culture and Social Services Departments will facilitate the Tribe's development of culture-based "best practices" in the provision of social services to targeted tribal youths and families, and rebuild the tribal community's confidence in self-determination. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Native American Rights Fund
State CO
Amount $479,386
Project Title Remove and Resolve Legal Barriers to Native American Economic and Social Self-Sufficiency
Project Summary This project will provide assistance to tribal communities with the legal review and development of community-based products that will allow for the enhancement and implementation of tribal operations. The tribal communities, governments, and organizations to be assisted under this project are: the National Congress of American Indians, the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, the Alaska Native villages of Kiana and Nulato, and the Klamath Tribes of Oregon. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name National Indian Business Association
State DC
Amount $194,101
Project Title Assessing the Needs of Reservation Based Enterprises and Native Owned Urban Businesses in Manufacturing
Project Summary This is a project to survey and assess the needs of native manufactures in the area of security clearance and certification requirements in order to obtain federal contracts. NIBA will develop educational materials and host one training symposium. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award
 
Grantee Name The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
State GA
Amount $69,209
Project Title Preserve and Teach Tribal Arts and Crafts Methods
Project Summary The Tribe will initiate and complete a project that will preserve traditional teaching methods used to create authentic Tribal Arts and Crafts. The project will record and document, in both film and written form, step by step methods involved in creating pottery, wood carvings and baskets using the time honored Tribal traditions that have been handed down over generations. This will preserve tribal art knowledge for future generations. Three Tribal Elders will train seven members in the initial project to insure training is taught step by step and thoroughly documented. The Elders have chosen to teach this curriculum to a small class size because of the need for one-on-one training involved in learning these crafts. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Gef Pa'go
State GU
Amount $279,013
Project Title Revitalizing Historic Inarajan
Project Summary The Chamorro Cultural Village is a living history exhibit consisting of 8 small thatched huts where traditional crafts and folkways are demonstrated daily to visitors. Across the street from the Chamorro Cultural Village is the five block historic district of Inarajan which has become run down and boarded up. Through this grant, the Gef Pa'Go will provide on the job training in historic building renovation and enhancement, cultural skills and tourism hospitality trades through practical site-based projects at Gef Pa’go and the Inarajan Historic District. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Guam Fisherman's Cooperative Association
State GU
Amount $277,660
Project Title Pre-Construction Services, Guam Fisherman's Co-op Marina Complex
Project Summary The GFCA will use this grant to cover non-construction costs needed for the replacement & expansion of a marine complex which was damaged by a recent typhoon. Specifically, the funds will cover site survey, archaeological survey, environmental impact assessment, soil/coastal hazard engineering and Architectural & Engineering (A&E) services. This upgrade is of vital importance in order to realize the full potential to local fishermen of Guam’s off shore EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) designation. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Guam Memorial Hospital Authority
State GU
Amount $117,500
Project Title Guam Medical Residency Program
Project Summary The Guam Memorial Hospital Authority will assist Chamorro people pursing careers in medicine by providing them an opportunity to return to Guam and practice medicine through the development of the medical residency program. The Guam Medical Residency Program will consist of “Residency Modules”, which will be one-month, elective rotations targeted for 2nd and 3rd year medical residents in various medical disciplines and will include Chamorro “Suruhanu” traditional medial practices. This project is scheduled to be completed within 362 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Anahola Homesteaders Council
State HI
Amount $232,787
Project Title Project Faith, an Economic Development Plan for a Multi-Purpose Community Cultural Center
Project Summary The Anahola Homesteaders Council (HHC) will finalize preparation for the construction of a Community Cultural and Commercial Center that will include a community school, an assisted living facility for kupuna (elders), a cultural center, a museum, a community gathering space, and commercial space. ANA assistance will directly impact the Anahola Hawaiian homestead community of Kauai, Hawaii. Final preparations include the development of a business incubation (nurture & grow) program and Environmental Impact Study. The Project Faith Community Cultural and Commercial Center will be situated on a 20-acre lot located in the underserved homesteads community of Anahola. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Kamauoha Foundation
State GU
Amount $497,946
Project Title Kamauoha Farms
Project Summary This grant will fund the establishment of an 80-acre Noni farm, the establishment a Juice Processing and Food Dehydration facility, the creation of a community noni harvest program, training and workshops to help expand or create new micro-enterprises, and the assisting of micro-enterprises in developing and marketing their products. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name KHM International
State HI
Amount $300,000
Project Title Molokai Reef Fish Restoration Project
Project Summary KHM International will use sophisticated aquaculture techniques to grow-out native Hawai'ian fish species (Moi, Mullet, Kahala, Awa and Ulua), improve the limited aquaculture technology concerning the grow-out of captive-born native fish species; release over 350,000 pounds of native fish into Moloka'i's reef ecosystem; and sell an additional 150,000 pounds of native fish to international markets and educate 3000 people about local nature resource challenges. Three years will be required to allow KHM to create a sustainable feed program, develop profitable sustainable fish-rearing technology, and develop a market for native fish. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Naukuli Housing Corporation
State HI
Amount $324,616
Project Title Project Hano Hou! (Take Something Old - Make it New)
Project Summary The Naukuli Housing Authority will promote self-help home improvement activities among Native Hawaiians. It will do this by renovating an abandoned Navy training center and provide classrooms in order to establish a secondary construction materials reuse center on the site of a former military installation that has been decommissioned. Native Hawaiian homeowners will be recruited to participate and capitalize on the combined skills of experienced construction owner volunteers, leverage community resources, and encourage the use of Native Hawaiian traditional practices of ho ‘olaulima or many hands working together. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Partners in Development
State HI
Amount $353,432
Project Title Ohana Kokua Ohana (Families Helping Families)
Project Summary Partners In Development will recruit, train and certify Native Hawaiian foster parents across the four island counties of Hawaii. Utilizing the faith-based network of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches, they will implement community planning, engagement, organization and recruitment activities aimed at increasing Native involvement in the foster care program. This outreach network will be enhanced by the support of the 50 secular community based organizations of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). The DHHL will assist as liaison in the 20 most populated Hawaiian Home Lands. Efforts to train, certify and improve services to Native Hawaiians foster parents will be coordinated with the active partnership of Hawaii’s Department of Human Services. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Waianae Coast Community Alternative Development Corp.
State HI
Amount $271,960
Project Title Huki Like Kakou - Micro-Enterprise Model for the Seriously Mentally Ill
Project Summary This grant will take 20 unemployed native Hawaiians with developmental disabilities and bring them into the economic life of the community through a micro-enterprise model. Each individual is taught to develop and care for their own fish farm. If successful, this model will be exportable to the Wai’anae community, across the island of O’ahu, and throughout Hawaii. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Waianae Community Re-Development Corporation
State HI
Amount $256,776
Project Title Waianae Organic Farmers Cooperative (WOFC)
Project Summary This grant will develop a cooperative (WOFC) that will produce organic fruits and vegetables, make youth-to-youth linkages, and commence a sustainable investment to establish the organic agriculture industry in Wai’anae. WOFC will grow, using organic methods and practices, a diversity of fruits and vegetables on land leased with the assistance of the WCRC. The WOFC provides opportunities for youth to live and work their traditional values, to lead the movement to restore and live the community’s rural vision and “to sow the seeds” of positive change for the future. Building on the work of the MA’O Community Food Security Initiative, the WOFC -- a youth-led venture -- can become the leading producer of organic fruits and vegetables on the island of O’ahu. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Coeur d'Alene Tribe
State ID
Amount $234,496
Project Title Assessing an Expansion of the Tribal Store
Project Summary The Planning Department's project will assess the potential to expand the Benewah Market to offer new goods and services, offer space to other businesses, and a market analysis. The Tribe not only operates the store as a profitable business, but also maintains it as a commitment to serve the needs of tribal people. The project will consist of planning, design, public consultation, and the presentation of alternatives to the Tribal Council for a decision to proceed. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb, Inc.
State LA
Amount $75,650
Project Title Response to Federal Recognition Petition Deficiencies as Cited by the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Branch of Acknowledge and Research, Phase I
Project Summary The Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb, Inc. will correct deficiencies cited in the 1990 petition to the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Branch of Acknowledge for Federal Recognition (BIA/BAR). The project will address Phase I, specifically those deficiencies noted in criteria 83.7(b) and 83.7(c), which are the most difficult to address and will require additional research and documentation to satisfy the requirements of the BIA/BAR technical assistance letter. The Petition Response Team members will research and document critical issues of how the group interacted with one another as a tribe before 1850 and after 1950. The Team will research and document (a) vital records that show the group's ancestors marrying one another, witnessing for each other, burying one another, and so forth; (b) land records that show the groups ancestors living near to one another, buying and inheriting land from each other, migrating to new locations; and so forth (c) group records such as meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence files, rolls and enrollment records, and any other records which would show the group working together; newspaper articles and other publications which discuss the activities of the group; (4) photographs or videos showing the members of the group doing things together; (5) transcripts, video or audio tape recordings of oral histories and reminiscences which discuss the group's activities; and (6) local, state or Federal records showing governments' dealings with the groups. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Grand Bayou Families United
State LA
Amount $89,688
Project Title Infrastructure Development
Project Summary The Grand Bayou Families United project will focus on building and strengthening the infrastructure of the Atakapa/Houma Tribe through a community development effort that focuses on strengthening the self-sufficiency of Grand Bayou families and individuals. This project will enable the group to develop a strategic long-range plan based on needs assessment, develop a stronger networking in the surrounding community and begin developing a business plan based on a feasibility study and marketing survey. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
State LA
Amount $38,559
Project Title Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Museum Planning Project
Project Summary The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians will develop a plan for the establishment of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Museum. The project’s tribal team will develop a plan to give the Tribe sufficient guidance and direction to appropriately address concerns regarding continual loss of significant items of cultural, historical and traditional value to the Tribe. The project provides a means whereby the necessary professional and technical expertise, combined with an accurate comprehensive cultural assessment will formulate an effective and successful plan for the establishment of a tribal museum. The museum will be consistent with the perspectives of Tribal Elders, community recommendations and tribal leadership direction. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Penobscot Indian Nation
State ME
Amount $106,183
Project Title Netakehkikemanawak (We Teach) Educational Resources Project
Project Summary The Penobscot Indian Nation will create Native American instructional units consisting of curriculum guides, lesson plans, resource materials, and local student assessment protocols for use in both tribal and non-tribal schools to assist the Tribe in achieving two goals: 1) To ensure that tribal members are educated and informed of the rich culture and history of the Penobscot people; and 2) To increase public awareness of the culture and history of the Penobscot people. The project will also assist the Penobscot Nation in satisfying recently enacted legislation that mandates the teaching of Native American history and culture across the K-12 curriculum in all schools. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Bear Creek Band of Michigan Ottawa Indians Inc.
State MI
Amount $56,270
Project Title Three Fires Arts Project
Project Summary This project will strengthen the social and economic base of the Tribe by focusing on areas of existing strength, traditional arts development and increased marketing opportunities. The Tribe will create their own specific website--Three Fire Website--with web server, and provide quarterly arts markets information for their artists. The website hopes to provide opportunity for artisans to market their products, expand sales of their hand-made traditional arts products, and provide opportunity for additional jobs. Strengthening these areas will serve the economic interests of not only the immediate families of the Tribe’s artisans, but also the needs of the community members. This plan is instrumental in assisting the Tribe to sustain the socio-economic fabric of their community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Inc.
State MI
Amount $198,284
Project Title Burt Lake Band Strategic Action Plan
Project Summary This project will develop a Tribal infrastructure through project activities which includes the creation of a strategic action plan. This plan will address the needs of the Tribe and thus enable them to prepare long-range planning strategies for social and economic development. This will help ensure that Tribal members develop a comprehensive understanding of their individual responsibilities toward the community and their roles in developing an effective Tribal infrastructure capable of supporting their future social and economic projects through the development of the Tribal Strategic Action Plan. The Plan currently in place was developed eight years ago with little tribal community input and is in urgent need of updating to meet the changing needs of the Burt Lake Band people. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
State MI
Amount $188,723
Project Title Ojibwe Interpretive Center Planning Grant
Project Summary The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe's project will develop a comprehensive plan for the creation of an interpretive center, Anishinaabek Institute. The Institute will provide a much needed community cultural center for the people. A critical component of the planning this center is to design a facility capable of revitalizing the traditional teachings and values of the Anishinaabek through hands-on community driven, participatory learning and generational knowledge. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
State MN
Amount $181,840
Project Title Strenthening Native Families Project
Project Summary This project, thru the Division of Indian Work, will provide support to pregnant and parenting American Indian women through prenatal and parenting classes, home visits and community outreach. This will increase parenting, life skills and eliminate barriers to self sufficiency within the community. Each client will attend weekly group meetings on prenatal care or parenting skills and have bi-monthly home visits informing them about pre-and post-natal care, how to follow doctor’s instructions, life skills, and parenting skills. Clients will have the opportunity to work one-one-one with staff from the Division of Indian Work in regards to referrals, housing, emotional issues, parenting challenges and other related issues. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Indian Child Welfare Law Center
State MN
Amount $152,000
Project Title Indian Child Custody Project
Project Summary This project seeks to add a formal systems advocacy component to the agency's work, allowing the Executive Director and other staff to work with Counties, court systems personnel, human services professionals and agencies and the general public to build support for Indian family preservation. The project will advocate for the inclusion of the Law Center staff in training child protection system personnel, for the creation of regional working groups to establish alternative responses to allegations of child abuse and neglect against Indian parents, for more aggressive efforts to find appropriate tribal or kinship homes when reunification is not likely, and accept appellate cases, representing families appealing custody decisions that are clearly in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The project goal is to prevent the unwarranted removal of Indian children from family homes and reduce the placement of Indian children in non-Native homes. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Migizi Communications Inc.
State MN
Amount $279,625
Project Title Running Wolf Family Education Center - Partnership to Strengthen American Indian Families
Project Summary This project is in partnership with an urban Indian organization, an urban Indian Health Clinic, an arm of metropolitan county government and a tribal government to service low-income American Indian families living in Hennepin County. Hennepin County is an urban community located outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project offers traditional culturally-based health and wellness activities, seasonal camps, cross-generational teaching/learning and, youth development activities over a three year period to over 300 families. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Minneapolis American Indian Center
State MN
Amount $400,000
Project Title ICWA Compliance Project
Project Summary This is a project to provide ICWA tribal liaison services to 50 members of at least 7 non-Minnesota tribes. The tribe plans to test and upgrade the Case Management System with five tribes at their home reservations and develop a business plan to provide the ICWA CMS and/or its services nation-wide. The ICWA CMS is a tool that allows ICWA staff to share information, advice, recommendations to tribal representatives on different reservations, and to coordinate services with other local service providers about American Indian families who are involved in Child Protection proceedings. Upon completion of this project at least 125 people will receive information on ICWA compliance. During the duration of this project, it is anticipated that 10 jobs will be created as well as an increase in ICWA compliance. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Saponi Nation of Missouri, Mahenips Band
State MO
Amount $52,821
Project Title Native Historical Enhancement Project
Project Summary The Saponi Nation's project will research the Tribes located in this area and assist the local schools in providing cultural enlightenment to school children that are of Native American ancestry. The project will consist of meetings with a committee, project director, project assistant and school contacts to review curriculum, discuss needs and exchange ideas. The Tribal Elders will be interviewed to preserve oral history. The project will incorporate input from research, oral history, school administration, parents, tribal members and elders for development into an historical education enhancement program. This project will be presented in the school in such a manner as to build self-esteem and pride in their Native American historical background. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Library Friends
State MP
Amount $250,000
Project Title "Children of Our Homeland" Social/Cultural/Family Preservation Center
Project Summary Library Friends will work to preserve and promote indigenous society, customs, history, languages, improve literacy and give local islanders a valuable library resource. Library Friends seeks to reverse this loss of culture by creating a collection of indigenous materials in various formats, and on various subjects including health, family support, education, literacy and history. It would also provide a variety of services including family and community positive interaction opportunities using the information and materials gathered in this library. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Fort Belknap Community Council
State MT
Amount $450,000
Project Title Pride of the Little Rockies Smokehouse Bison and Beef Products
Project Summary An economic development project, Pride of the Little Rockies is a smokehouse using the Tribal bison herd and beef from local cattlemen to produce sausages, pepper sticks and jerky. This project will create 8-10 jobs on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation with the possibility of creating additional positions through spin-offs. The Fort Belknap Indian community will renovate a section of the former shopping mall into the "Pride of the Little Rockies", a tribally owned enterprise. The mall space includes a grocery store and an adjacent office. The Pride of Little Rockies Smokehouse will develop a marketing plan for the production of bison and beef products. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name National Tribal Development Association (NTDA)
State MT
Amount $168,301
Project Title American Indian Youth Entrepreneurial Empowerment Project
Project Summary The National Tribal Development Association's project will create an American Indian Youth Entrepreneur website; interactive youth oriented entrepreneurial curriculum; assist at least 80 American Indian Youth per year to develop business plans and assist the youth in submitting a loan application to start a business; host youth entrepreneurial workshops; and, develop and implement training on entrepreneurship aimed specifically at Native youth. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name New Day, Inc.
State MT
Amount $383,272
Project Title Four Dances Outdoor Adventure Project
Project Summary The New Day, Inc. is a Native American mental health agency that specializes in providing a trusting environment structured to help youth in emotional disarray return to a healthy and stable lifestyle. The project will develop the licensing and accreditation of a culturally appropriate model. It is hoped the model will expand current options and capacity for the treatment of Native American youth diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency. The project seeks to combine modern treatment milieus with a traditional Native American model based on the Plains Indian Medicine Wheel and an active outdoor component. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.
State NC
Amount $82,559
Project Title Economic Development Capacity Building
Project Summary This project is expected to increase the administrative capacity of the seven members Tribal Council by planning and implementing economic development activities. The tribe will create a community wide Economic Development Committee to assist in training the Tribal members and in attracting resources for Tribal Development. After the training and development period, the Tribe will set up a small business assistance center to help six Tribal members create, start or expand small businesses. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Cumberland County Association for Indian People
State NC
Amount $127,880
Project Title Enriching Employment, Vocational Training and Community Relations
Project Summary This project is to provide employment and enrichment training to a minimum of 34 carpenters, finishers, plumbers, painters, framers and other members in the construction trades in order that they may subcontract, contract or otherwise be involved in the federal housing construction projects at Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg military installations as well as throughout the county and surrounding areas. This project will also train a minimum of 20 tribal members in computer use including web site development and community relations' enrichment through establishing tourist, arts' community and other business promotions. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Guilford Native American Association
State NC
Amount $301,867
Project Title Economic Development through Clothing Design, Production, and Sales
Project Summary This is a project to expand the native products sold by implementing a denim-wear design and production business in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. This project will create 65 new positions. Twelve persons will be trained in the use of an industrial style embroidery sewing machine and its digitizing computerized component for native-design reproduction. This project will also increase awareness of the history and cultural meaning of Native symbols representing animals, plants and design shapes indigenous to the southeastern region of the United States. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation
State NC
Amount $84,229
Project Title Occaneechi Homeland Preservation Project: Phase One
Project Summary This grant focuses on a small scale-agribusiness project. Workshops will prepare Tribal members to instruct Tribal farmers on how to work with the project; it builds on the Occaneechi farming traditions; reflects an alternative to traditional tobacco farming; provides training for younger tribal members in basic agricultural skills; relates community partnerships between the Tribe and other agencies that may serve as resources for the Tribe; and provides income for the Tribe improving self-sufficiency. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name United TribesTechnical College
State ND
Amount $241,500
Project Title United Tribes Tribal Analytics Institute
Project Summary The United Tribes Technical College will develop a Tribal Analytics Institute. The Institute will provide class instruction on nation building strategies to develop organizational management capacity building activities. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name First Nations Community Health Source
State NM
Amount $102,500
Project Title All My Relations Project
Project Summary The First Nations Community HealthSource will work to strengthen marriage and family relationships among 30 American Indian couples and single parents, and 30 youths (ages 12-17 years). Couples/single parents and youth will develop skills in being involved partners and positive role models; and learn how to resolve conflicts, disagreements, and disputes in a peaceful manner. This effort will strengthen their relationships and promote healthy outcomes for their children. Single parents and youth will also learn interpersonal skills to strengthen future marital relationships. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Na'nizhoozhi Center Inc
State NM
Amount $423,545
Project Title "Nanish" Work Wrap-a-Round Project
Project Summary The Na'nizhoozhi Center, Inc. (NCI) is a non-profit crisis and detoxification shelter. The project is a six-component proposal which will include: (1) pre-employment brief workshops for volunteers who want to build job skills; those in jail or in NCI's protective-custody programs; (2) pre-employment boot-camp which offers intense help for both residential and outpatient; (3) case-management wrap-a-round for those who need treatment, training, referral, or cases on-going support before, during, or after their employment targeting; (4) residential job-cottage therapeutic work exposure for those needing confidence and entry-level experience; (5) job creation effort to stimulate other agencies, the city, and the community to employ graduates and develop viable cottage industries; (6) and, a special youth track for ages 16-20 case-management. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Acoma
State NM
Amount $337,306
Project Title Haak'u - A Plan to Prepare: The Sky City Cultural Center and Museum Initiative
Project Summary The Pueblo of Acoma's project will develop permanent and revolving exhibits, create and implement a Tribal Repatriation Policy to repatriate cultural items; write a comprehensive written museum Collections Management Policy; build an educational program that will encourage community involvement and create a learning environment for families; and, develop an educational program for the protection of the original, traditional designs of Acoma artisans. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Laguna
State NM
Amount $489,596
Project Title Utility Authority Operationalization Project
Project Summary This project encompasses the transition from departmentally-operated wastewater and solid waste utility services to a stand-alone Utility Authority. It has a single management and support organization with jointly manage utility field resources and training programs. The Management and Support Organization of the Utility Authority plans to include engineering, accounting, customer care, and administrative services. This project will establish the infrastructure needed to create a self-sufficient Utility Authority, including new facilities, staffing, training, equipment, administration and field policies, procedures, and rates. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Santa Clara Pueblo
State NM
Amount $177,369
Project Title Strengthening Tribal Governance Establishing a Tribal Office of Vital Statistics
Project Summary The Santa Clara Pueblo will develop a Tribal Office of Vital Statistics. The Vital Statistics Office will be resopnsible for the development of a tribal household census, a social and economic impact analysis, and inventory of all vital statistics currently in paper form. The Santa Clara Pueblo will utilize the information gathered to consider changes in enrollment procedures, ordinances, and Tribal Constitution amendments. This funding will also assist the Santa Clara Pueblo in updating their tribal information system and storing it in electronic format. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
State NV
Amount $122,518
Project Title A Socio-Economic Profile of the Washoe People
Project Summary This project will design and conduct a culturally sensitive Community Needs Assessment and Demographic Data Collection survey which depends on the wisdom and guidance of an Elders Advisory Circle and the expertise of the University of Nevada, Reno Center for Applied Research. Each of the four Washoe communities (Stewart Community, Carson Colony, and Dresslerville Community in Nevada and Woodfords Community in California) and the off-reservation population will participate. 350 house-to-house surveys in the four Washoe communities will be conducted. An estimated 300 off-reservation households will be contacted by mail and phone. The information gathered will be used to create a Community Needs Assessment/Demographic Database using Tribal data resource demographic software. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name American Indian EducationCenter
State OH
Amount $149,954
Project Title Community Assessment and Planning Initiative for Native Americans in Cuyahoga County
Project Summary This project will address the substance abuse, mental health and health care issues of Native Americans in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) Ohio by conducting an extensive search to identify culturally specific and evidence-based prevention and treatment programs for local review, adaptation and potential implementation. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma
State OK
Amount $300,000
Project Title Chepota Apisa Chi Li - Watching Over Our Children
Project Summary The Chepota Apisa Chi Li (Watching Over Our Children) project is directed towards the recruitment and retention of foster care and adoptive homes. Components of the Chickasaw culture were implemented as a mentoring tool involving Chickasaw elders and cultural activities. The project will provide foster care families with healthy marriage and relationship skill building training. 150 couples are expected to complete relationship enhancement and skill building classes, and 200 children are expected to complete positive youth development and relationship enhancement training. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
State OK
Amount $194,500
Project Title Miami Tribe of Oklahoma New and Improved Communications System
Project Summary The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will upgrade the communications and data systems of the Tribe. The improvements will involve the government and administrative infrastructure of the tribal organization, and is intended to strengthen and streamline management procedures through the upgrading of technological capabilities, networking communications from the main headquarters to all departments throughout the Tribe; and implement new and improved security, backup and privacy and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). With the upgrades in the internal network technology, the Tribe's management will have access to information regarding employees and programs for which they have responsibility. With better information via web site development, management will be able to communicate more effectively with Tribal Administration, their employees and other funding agencies. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name National Indian Monument and Institute
State OK
Amount $147,000
Project Title Tulsa Indian Cultural Preservation Project
Project Summary This is a project in which the National Indian Monument and Institute proposes to implement a comprehensive strategic plan in the form of a multi-media document called the “Cultural Enrichment Kit” to develop cultural classes, performers and demonstrators to be offered and employed at the cultural center. The development of the multi-media document will create working collaborations between the Oklahoma Indian tribes, American Indian artists, performers and historical figures, American Indian education organizations, and the Tulsa Indian Culture Center. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name United KeetoowahBand of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
State OK
Amount $119,000
Project Title UKB Tribal Charter Activation Project
Project Summary This project will establish the Corporate Charter Activation Office of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and also permit the tribe to create businesses and enterprises for members as well as the Tribe itself. The project will also provide resources to develop tribal codes as well as new policies and procedures. The tribe will provide technical assistance and training in a variety of activation and operational topics. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
State OK
Amount $330,000
Project Title Preparing Native Youth for Life's Journey
Project Summary This project assists members of the 211 affiliated youth councils (that operate in 34 states) to reach their full potential by providing them with life skills and leadership training. UNITY will conduct a series of four regional workshops for its youth council members and adult advisors using materials that will be developed as a part of the Preparing Native Youth for Life’s Journey project. This material will be published, printed and will included training manual for the adult advisors and workbook for the youth. The printed text of the training manual and youth workbook will also be digitized and uploaded to the Web site where they will be permanently available for the use of all Native youth as well as for the use of other Native organizations. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw
State OR
Amount $280,059
Project Title Protecting and Managing Our Restored Reservation Lands
Project Summary The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians will develop tribal policies to deal with critical environmental and resource management issues associated with restored lands and existing Tribal holdings. The policies will culminate into Tribal codes and ordinances necessary to manage and protect the existing land base and forest resources. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name National Indian Child Welfare Association, Inc.
State OR
Amount $250,000
Project Title Leading the Next Generation
Project Summary This is a project collaborating with the Native Wellness Institute Project "Leading the Next Generations" to bring together two national Native organizations to join forces with 18 tribes across the nation to develop strategies and approaches that Native American tribes nationally can use to more effectively promote and carry out effective, comprehensive projects that will promote healthier relationships, healthier marriages and healthier families with Native communities. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates
State SD
Amount $480,696
Project Title Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates: Oceti Journeys
Project Summary The Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates' project will provide tribally driven travel and cultural/heritage packages to local, national and international tourist. Services and products provided by ATTA's Oceti Journeys will initially include pre-arranged tours, custom packages according to client specifications, travel consultation, and eventually making reservations through the ATTA website. ATTA is a consortium of tribes organized to enhance and promote tourism as a means of economic development and growth, while maintaining respect for traditional ways. ATTA will train approximately 5 tribal members from each reservation: (1) Rosebud Sioux Tribe (2) Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (3) Yankton Sioux Tribe (4) Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (5) Oglala Sioux Tribe (6) Cheyenne Sioux Tribe (7) Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe (8) Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and (9) Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, totaling 45 people to assist in the coordination and implementation of tribal education/interpretive programs for each tribal tourism destination place. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
State SD
Amount $223,816
Project Title Sisseton Wahpeton Arts Store
Project Summary The Sisseton Wahpeton Tribe's Business Development Program documented a need for a Tribally-controlled retail outlet that purchases and displays authentic Native American arts that are available for sale. The Tribe will start and operate a community-based, Tribally-controlled retail business featuring the Dakota arts of the Northern Plains. The project will assist the Tribe in community capacity building; provide a means by which the talents and resources available in the community will be utilized; assist the Tribe in developing and/or creating awareness of legislation that protects Native American art; and will purchase traditional and functional art from at least 109 individual artists, musicians and/or tribal businesses. The staff will assist the artists in marketing these arts with special emphasis on pricing, placing and distribution. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name First Nations Development Institute
State VA
Amount $128,454
Project Title Assets for the Future: Building Native Individual Development Accounts
Project Summary This is a project to work with the tribes in the states of Arizona and Oklahoma. The project will work with tribes to consider and develop an Individual Development Account (IDA) policy, including how to finance them; and, work with the states to build coalitions and network to improve access to resources. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Alesek Institute
State WA
Amount $80,000
Project Title The Franks Landing Indican Community Project to Develop a Comprehensive Plan
Project Summary The Alesek Institute will develop a Comprehensive Plan which will be used for development of a regulatory framework and policy statement identifying the areas of regulation and self-governance, identify governance codes together with identifying prospective governance affiliations or partnerships, and develop economic development policy directives guiding business development with the framework of environmental protection. This project will also develop education, housing, health care and traditional cultural expression policies and expansion plans needed for future funding opportunities. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Makah Tribal Council
State WA
Amount $471,760
Project Title Makah Mini-Mart/Fuel Facility (Start Up)
Project Summary This project aids in the creation and start up of a tribal enterprise called the Makah Mini-Mart/Fuel Facility. The Makah Min-Mart/Fuel Facility functions as a convenience store and also provides the community with the only tire service to residents within a 70-mile radius. It also facilitates the first ATM; provide high-speed Internet Kiosk (pay-per-use) and the only public copy machine (pay-per-use) in the Neah Bay area. The tribe will hire personnel; provide staff and board training, purchase equipment and inventory and create laws to support business transactions. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Northwest Intertribal Court System
State WA
Amount $196,500
Project Title Promote Tribal Sovereignty and Empower Tribal Communities through the Development of Business, Contract, Property and Related Laws
Project Summary The Northwest Intertribal Court System (NICS) expects to promote economic development through the creation of culturally appropriate laws for business, contract, property and related areas. The Tribal Law Development Committee (TLDC) will be established by each tribe to draft laws that achieve community determined goals and reflect the unique values and traditions of each individual tribe. The TLDC and NICS staff will produce draft codes for each tribe in business, contract, property and other related codes. In addition, TLDC and NICS will develop tribal regulations, administrative processes and legal forms, where appropriate. Once the laws reach the final draft stage, the Tribal Law Development Specialist and TLDC at each tribe will hold a public hearing at the respective tribe and solicit further community feedback for incorporation into law. These laws and institutional support structures will facilitate economic development in the community and improve the operational and judicial capability of tribal courts to support and enforce business and investment transactions. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
State WA
Amount $182,353
Project Title Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Foster Parent Recruitment and Certification Project
Project Summary The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe will recruit, train and certify 22 new Native American foster parents to safeguard the health, well-being, and culture of children who are in need of home placement. This project will also develop and implement policies and procedures for the establishment of a foster parent certification program which will reflect the Tribe’s culture and traditions develop a culturally appropriate training curriculum through community meetings; and develop and hold recruitment campaigns for new Native American foster parents. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Swinomish Tribal Community
State WA
Amount $500,000
Project Title Development of a Tribal Public Works Department
Project Summary This project will develop a Tribal Public Works Department. This project will create two new positions. Ten existing employees from the Utilities, Facilities and Planning Department will be re-classified into five newly created positions. Equipment will be purchased and staff trained to become certified equipment operators. Staff will be able to perform routine maintenance on water and sewer lines on the tribal utilities system and provide janitorial and building maintenance services. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Suquamish Tribe
State WA
Amount $303,000
Project Title The Suquamish Tribe's Digital Nation Project
Project Summary This is a project to continue phasing-in updates to outdated applications; create a new interface and database design for access to information; and, implement an on-going training program to perform a community needs assessment and the provision of services. At the completion of this project the tribal government will be able to provide a wide array of services to the tribal members, manage its financial and natural resources, and, provide a wide variety of reports to numerous government agencies. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
State WA
Amount $115,200
Project Title Learning to Work (Cewatil dXsyayus)
Project Summary This is a project to plan and implement the transition by using their current WorkFirst contract they have with the state of Washington as the foundation for a tribal TANF program. The tribe will hire a Project Manager and formalize a Project Team. The Project Manager will visit three Tribal TANF program and bring the knowledge gained during those visits back to the Project Team and Participant Group. A draft copy of a Tribal TANF program will be developed and work programs developed under Tribal TANF designed to move the population into the work place. The tribe will also develop a TANF prevention program aimed primarily at the youth, and finally the project will develop a healthy family element that will focus on maintaining two-parent households and prevention in areas that threaten that concept. At the conclusion of the project the tribe will have a Tribal TANF in place and their client population transitioned out of the state system. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Mashkisibi (Band River) Boys & Girls Club
State WI
Amount $172,000
Project Title Organizational and Youth Services Expansion
Project Summary This project focuses on young people living in six non-contiguous communities on the Bad River Reservation in Northern Wisconsin.  The organization’s volunteer Board of Directors was formed three years ago.  The Board researched various youth development programs to serve the youth of the community and determined that the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s approaches were the best fit.  The Mashkisibi Boys & Girls Club is open five days a week for four hours per day and currently serves over 180 school-aged children with an average daily attendance of 30. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
State WI
Amount $168,760
Project Title Menominee Governance - Strategic Planning Project
Project Summary This project allows the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to contract with the College of Menominee Nation to create a long-range Strategic Plan and Ordinance, and to train management, program directors, and program staff in the planning process. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Sokaogon Chippewa Community
State WI
Amount $45,452
Project Title Establishing a Tribal Utility Department
Project Summary This is a project enabling the tribe to train and certify the current operator of the Tribal Utility Department, and other individuals who could be hired when the system expands.  The training will enable Tribal members to gain employment in a utility department either to fill vacancies within the Tribal Utility Dept. or in the community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Alaska

The Administration for Native Americans received 21 applications for FY 2003 Alaska SEDS. Of the 21 applications received, 5 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $542,394.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Chignik Bay Tribal Council
State Alaska
Amount $151,338.00
Project Title Village Based Community Planning Project
Project Summary This project will address local and sub-regional planning as well as building capacity for the village consortium. The major objectives are to develop a community capital and land use plan for Chignik Bay, create organizational strategies in sharing resources and implment a management support system to improve and enhance the use of human and fiscal services. A capital plan will also be established for Chignik Lake to use intertribal agreements and planning agreements. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Inuit Circumpolar Conference of Alaska
State Alaska
Amount $90,226.00
Project Title Whaling - The Inupiaq Way of Life
Project Summary In response to declining traditional practices among youth in the community, the Inuit Circumpolar Conference of Alaska will work to provide youth a renewed sense of cultural pride and encouragement to participate in traditional self-sufficiency. To accomplish this, ICC will hold 5 workshops, and complete a 45-minute educational digital video on the Inuit's role in facilitating seccessful whaling seasons. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Pilot Station Traditional Council
State Alaska
Amount $54,785.00
Project Title Community Development Plan
Project Summary The Pilot Station Traditional Council will develop a tool to help assess and identify community needs and priorities, describe land constraints, water, sewer, electricity, roads, transportation, school, telephone service and landfill issues. The resulting plan derived from the assessment and identification tool will assist the Tribe to grow and develop short and long range economic development goals. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
   
Grantee Name Sitka Tribe of Alaska
State Alaska
Amount $121,431.00
Project Title Sitka Tribal Tannery
Project Summary The Sitka Tribe of Alaska will develop the Sitka Tribal Tannery as a means to protect shellfish resources and to ensure that animals hunted in the region by tribal and non-tribal hunters are processed for use by the Tlingit artists. Tribal tannery technicians will be trained to provide quality professional tanning services to tribal and non-tribal hunters and to donate skins for use by hunters and artists to create traditional Tlingit fur and skin based artwork. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
   
Grantee Name Stebbins Community Association
State Alaska
Amount $124,614.00
Project Title Social and Community Development for Community Reindeer Herd
Project Summary This grant will leverage USDA and Inter-Tribal Bison Co-op funding by laying the groundwork for managing a buffalo herd and by providing interim production support. ANA funds will be used to 1) set-up a new farm as an operational buffalo farm for plains Buffalo; and 2) develop Tribal co-management capabilities for the reintroduction of Wood Bison (once native to this area) to the Yukon Flats area near Stevens Village. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Language Preservation

The Administration for Native Americans received 117 applications for FY 2004 Language. Of the 117 applications received, 33 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $3,968,102.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
State AK
Amount $173,012
Project Title Unangam Tunuu Preservation Project Phase II Implementation
Project Summary This project will reach ten traditional Unanga communities located in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands and on the Alaska Peninsula. Through mentor-apprenticeships the project will begin the systematic inclusion of the language into four Head Start programs. This project will partner with the University of Alaska - Fairbanks and the Department of Human Services. This project will also raise the awareness of the importance of Unangam Tunuu for everyday life through a community-based campaign involving signage in Unangam Tunuu (as opposed to English) and publication and radio broadcasts of the Unanga Word/Phrase of the Week. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Alutiiq Heritage Foundation
State AK
Amount $171,399
Project Title Qik'rtamiut Alutit, Alutiq People of the Island, Language Revitalization Project
Project Summary Founded in 1995, the nationally recognized Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository is dedicated to preserving and sharing Alutiiq heritage. Through this grant, the Alutiig will: 1) employ 6 Masters and 12 adult apprentices; 2) advance fluency in Alutiiq; 3) produce and regionally distribute language materials; 4) provide widespread support for learning Alutiiq; 5) develop an accessible audio visual Alutiiq archive; 6) provide instruction in Alutiiq in the Kodiak area; and 7) develop a long-range plan for language education and for additional project funding. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Kenaitze Indian Tribe I.R.A
State AK
Amount $174,132
Project Title Kenaitze Indian Tribe Dena'ina Language Project
Project Summary Dena’ina Language Project will gather and preserve existing language resources into an archive and will develop a set of preliminary strategies, contexts. and multimedia materials to teach and reinforce the language to tribal members. This project will support increased access to recordings of spoken Dena’ina, and increased availability of curriculum and materials for learning the language, in order to increase Tribal member’s ability to speak, read, and teach Dena’ina. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Nuniwarmiut Piciryarata Tamaryalkuti Inc
State AK
Amount $175,000
Project Title Cup'ig Language Skills and Materials Development
Project Summary This grant will assist in the expansion of materials for NPT’s immersion school. To keep the momentum going as students progress through the grades there is a desperate need for culturally relevant materials that are appropriate for older students. Through this project 3 new teachers (Immersion Aids) will be trained. Written materials and curriculum aimed at middle to upper grade level students will be developed by a methodology that also provides training to community resource persons in the teaching of reading and writing the language. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Robert Aqqaluk Newlin, Sr. Memorial Trust
State AK
Amount $96,410
Project Title Region-wide Survey and Planning to Save Northwest Inupiaq
Project Summary Aqqaluk Trust is based in Kotzebue, the region’s largest community. During this one year grant the Aqqaluk Trust will work closely with the regional ANCSA Native Corporation’s Resource Specialists to conduct a survey on existing language status – its rate of loss and gain. A regional conference with representatives from each village will be held in Kotzebue, followed by village-level conferences in each community to gauge overall public support for laying out a strategy to assess and preserve the Inupiaq language. This will result in Tribal Resolutions supporting the goals established at the regional conference. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
State AK
Amount $175,000
Project Title Yakutat Tlingit Language Implementation Project
Project Summary The goal of this Language Revitalization project is to increase the number of Tlingit Language teachers within the community of Yakutat. This will be achieved by providing teacher training to the last twelve (12) remaining fluent speakers using the teaching methodology of Total Physical Response (TPR). Through this process, a minimum of thirty (30) adult learners will increase their levels of fluency by at least three (3) levels in three (3) years. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Bridgeport Indian Colony
State CA
Amount $124,750
Project Title Language Program Implementation Project
Project Summary The Bridgeport Indian Colony’s project is expected to restore community identity and cultural pride through the preservation and continued use of the local dialects of the Northern Paiute language. The Tribe's Cultural Committee and Cultural Coordinator have worked together to develop a Language Program Plan that will include the development of language teaching materials; offer beginning Paiute language classes; record the elders' language skills; sponsor cultural events that encourage the everyday use of the language; network with neighboring tribes to complement existing language programs; train a language instructor; share the language resources that are developed with other tribes; sponsor language immersion camps; create an audio and written dictionary of the local Paiute dialects; and, complete annual evaluation plans to improve the program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
State CA
Amount $52,691
Project Title Pomo Language Repository Planning Project
Project Summary The California Indian Museum & Cultural Center’s (CIMCC) project will conduct a needs language assessment and create a Language Preservation Committee. The Committee to be composed of Pomo tribal representatives that will work with the CIMCC staff to gather information on the status and needs of all existing Pomo language preservation programs. CIMCC and the Committee will design and begin implementing an interactive, computerized database model of Pomo language preservation programs that will be accessible to all 20 Pomo tribes and that can be duplicated at the tribal level. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Elem Indian Colony of Sulphur Bank Rancheria
State CA
Amount $125,454
Project Title Language Category II Design/Implementation
Project Summary The Elem Indian Colony of Sulphur Banks' project will assist in the long-term goal of preserving the Tribe's Southeastern Pomo dialect through the compilation of language data originally spoken by the Elem Indian Colony tribal members. It will develop a language curriculum for classes and produce a hardbound handbook dictionary which will be presented to each Elem Colony roll member. The dictionary is for use as a working tool in learning the Elem language. Through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Consortium and other methods, the book will be distributed to other tribes that share the language but no longer have any living speakers. The project will provide establishment of a Language Library in the Elem Colony office as a repository for all language resources developed and used in this project. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Smith River Rancheria
State CA
Amount $77,515
Project Title Taa-laa-wa Dee-ni' Wee-ya' (The Tolowa People's Language) Preservation and Planning Project
Project Summary The Smith River Rancheria's project will assess and quantify the current status of the Tolowa language and develop a 10-year plan to promulgate the use of the Tolowa language in the home, community and work setting. The ultimate goal of the language preservation process is to create and make available learning materials. These materials will be distributed to the Tribal member classes to enable them to learn their ancestral language. In a relationship with the Northwest Indian Language Institute at the University of Oregon, they will collect, compile and organize the current language status. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Government of Guam
State GU
Amount $87,040
Project Title Estao Fino' Chamorro or the Status of the Chamorro Language
Project Summary The Government of Guam will conduct an assessment to determine the current status of the Chamorro language and will analyze results, including features of usage such as number and age of speakers, levels of fluency, intergenerational use, and rate of loss or gain. Survey subjects will include elders, many of whom retain situational-use language knowledge, parents and their children, students taking Chamorro language classes, and members of faith-based and native organizations. This information will help the community to refine and prioritize its long-range plans for language preservation. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Alu Like, Inc
State HI
Amount $175,000
Project Title UlukauHawaiian Electronic Library Project
Project Summary This grant will expand a pre-existing web-based resource library that contains thousands of Native language words and phrases along with definitions and translations. Through a process that digitally scans hard copy “legacy” documents, this grant would add materials that are word searchable, thereby making millions of additional words accessible on the Web. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Hawaii Maoli
State HI
Amount $96,413
Project Title Ka Ho'oholomua I ka Olelo Hawai'i (The Advancement of the Hawaiian Language)
Project Summary This project will conduct an in-depth survey of the level of fluency and use of the Native Hawaiian language among 2,400 plus membership of the 50 Hawaiian Civic Clubs. This project will provide an in-depth assessment using a culturally sensitive survey. Once the survey is completed and the results known - the project team will design and develop a comprehensive action plan to increase the level of fluency and use of the Native Hawaiian Language among Civic Club members. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Coeur d'Alene Tribe
State ID
Amount $114,942
Project Title gul hisnukwshenn "All My Co-Workers" Project
Project Summary The Language Department of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe will create a language program for the community offering instruction in the native heritage language, and promote its use throughout the Reservation community. The project's target students will be adult employees of the Tribe who would be expected to use their language instruction in daily activities. Through this project language lessons will be created that provide comprehensive instruction in the language and deliver the lessons at flexible levels of skill and commitment (i.e., a self-paced). The language program staff will standardize the use of Coeur d'Alene in workplace including, voicemails, memos, e-mails, orientations, signage and other interoffice communication. The Tribe's goal is to enable employees in their receptive language skills so they can interact with the remaining native speakers and recognize some of the language as it occurs in normal discourse. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Aroostook Band of Micmacs
State ME
Amount $66,619
Project Title Language Planning - Category I
Project Summary The Aroostook Band of Micmacs will develop a plan for the development and implementation of a future language program. A door-to-door survey will be conducted of tribal members to identify the need for language preservation, the desire for a language program; as well as what type of program the community would like implemented. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
State MI
Amount $167,250
Project Title 200 Words to a Community
Project Summary The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians project is expected to preserve the native Potawatomi language called Neshabemowen. It is an effort of the 3-Tribe consortium of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Nottawasseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish (or Gun Lake) Band of Potawatomi Indians. The tribe will design and implement a long-range strategy for language preservation and revitalization. The plan is to support the consortium’s goal to establish the foundation for a sustainable language program. They will establish a thorough and secure archives system of preservation materials for the 3-Tribes and develop a body of curriculum materials based on a 200 word core vocabulary. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
State MI
Amount $88,137
Project Title Ojibwe Language Planning Project
Project Summary The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan's project will assess the current status of the Ojibwe language in the Tribe; conduct various community activities to foster input in the creation of a Tribal Vision; develop a long-term community goal for Ojibwe language revitalization; and, create a three year plan to begin reaching that vision. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award
 
Grantee Name Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Inc.
State MI
Amount $147,782
Project Title Burt Lake Band of Ottawa Written and Audio Books
Project Summary The Burt Lake Band's (BLB) project will train project volunteers in the methodology of language documentation and preservation; conduct informant interviews and on appropriate media preserve stories, songs, histories, proverbs, legends, anecdotes and vocabulary specific to traditional activities. It will also develop, design and disseminate three traditional values-based written and audio books in the BLB dialect; and add 200 nouns, verbs, and verb conjugates to the BLB searchable dictionary (created 2003) as part of the BLB's long-range language preservation strategy. The project is a natural extension of work that BLB has done thus far to narrow down the focus of documentation to specific language segments which exemplify the Ottawa culture and its rich oral history. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Fort Belknap College
State MT
Amount $172,916
Project Title Speaking White Clay Language Immersion Project
Project Summary The Fort Belknap College's project will promote the survival and vitality for the White Clay (Gros Ventre) language by placing focus on 7, 8, 9-year-old children to become fluent White Clay speakers. The plan includes a White Clay Language Immersion School that is expected to produce at least 15 fluent speakers. The objectives entail support for and reinforcement of the Language Immersion School and the establishment of annual summer language and culture immersion camps. These camps will serve to increase a participant's appreciation and knowledge of the White Clay language and culture. Also planned, is a programmed Broadcast of the White Clay language over the local public radio station, KGVA, which will provide broad exposure to the White Clay language and increase language skills among tribal members. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Lodge Pole District Community Development Corp.
State MT
Amount $63,387
Project Title Nakoda Language Project
Project Summary The Lodge Pole District Community Development Corporation's project will conduct a language assessment by surveying the current status of the Assiniboine (Nakoda) language in the Lodge Pole District. They will develop a plan describing the current status of the language to ensure its survival with considerations to levels of fluency. They will adopt goals and policies, collect language data from two known sources, develop sample language and instructional materials and incorporate technology with the language materials. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Salish Kootenai College
State MT
Amount $75,108
Project Title Learning a Motion - A Community Approach
Project Summary The Salish Kootenai College's project will study successful language models which include the Maori Language Program, Total Physical Response Storytelling and Master-Apprentice Language Theory. It will train 5-8 fluent speakers as teachers for adult learners; create a model language curriculum for adults based on research and a comparison of the models; test the curriculum with 5-10 educators from the reservation; evaluate and modify the curriculum; establish a sustainable long-term Salish Language Teaching Institute at the College; promote greater understanding of the language and its relationship to the culture with people across the reservation; develop teaching tools; and, hold ongoing community meetings with key stakeholders to promote the language and build a foundation for long-term perpetuation of the Salish language. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Cankdeska Cikana Community College
State ND
Amount $123,423
Project Title Dakota la Unpi (Living the Language)
Project Summary The Dakota Ia Unpi Project is designed to move the Dakota language from classroom use to social settings. Education programs have focused on schools with the result that the vast majority of parents do not know the language effectively preventing the transition of the language from the classroom to social use. Through this grant, the Candeska Cikana Community College will target family groupings to teach the language while performing a traditional activity. By teaching family units, the project’s staff will encourage the development of Dakota skills as used in a conversational setting. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
State NE
Amount $126,135
Project Title HoChunk Renaissance Language Program's HoChunk Teacher Training Project
Project Summary The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska expects to increase the language fluency and teaching ability among the HoChunk Renaissance staff by implementing a Master-Apprentice program. This project will develop and administer the HoChunk Language fluency test, train fluent HoChunk speakers as teachers, preserve the unique language and cultural knowledge. 1800 language and cultural recordings by elders will be digitalized and 1000 will be fully transcribed, translated and made publicly accessible to aid the community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Laguna Department of Education
State NM
Amount $96,567
Project Title Pueblo of Laguna Language Planning Project
Project Summary The Pueblo of Laguna Department of Education's project will assess the nature and status of native language use among different generations in the Pueblo through the systematic collection and analysis of language survey data. The staff will collect data to identify areas of critical importance to community education, training, and language teaching in families and in the community. They will collect and analyze data about the language community as an essential step in carrying out the planning phase of a major Laguna language revitalization effort. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Pueblo of San Ildefonso
State NM
Amount $68,700
Project Title San Ildefonso Tewa Language Path (Po-who-ge Tewa Tu-u Po)
Project Summary Under this project, the Pueblo of San Ildefonso will hire and train staff to assist the Language Preservation Coordinator to visit approximately 180 households on the Pueblo. Personal surveys will be completed and tabulated to establish fluency levels of Pueblo enrolled members. Community meetings will be held at the beginning and the end of the survey periods to keep tribal members informed and update and solicit comments/suggestions regarding the program. The Tribal Enrollment Clerk and Tewa Language Path personnel will tabulate the results of the survey. The Tribe will meet to discuss the results, offer suggestions and determine long range language goals of the Tribe. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe
State NV
Amount $56,605
Project Title Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Language Preservation Program
Project Summary The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe's project will identify native speakers throughout the Fallon area and through the surrounding Reservation communities. This effort is planned to be accomplished through outreach and input from the Tribal community as well as through visitation to surrounding language programs. After determining the number of community members interested in learning the language and developing innovative ways to present the language to the community, the project will have four seasonal cultural/language immersion activities. This will be a full immersion program where documentation will be developed and achieved for the Tribe, as well as development of a detailed plan for future language preservation activities with input from the community and Tribal Elders. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians
State OK
Amount $175,000
Project Title Euchee Language Translation Project
Project Summary The Euchee Language Translation Project will work with fluent speakers to translate Euchee language materials, provide intensive learning opportunities for translators. The first year will focus on learning to understand the language with its complex and unique forms, while the second year will emphasize the production and transcribing of the language. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of OR
State OR
Amount $175,000
Project Title Chinuk Wawa Elementary Immersion Project
Project Summary This is a project to implement Master Apprentice Language training. The tribe will hire two Grand Ronde K-8th grade certified teachers and one Aid to serve as language apprentice. These apprentice’s will attend training to develop the curriculum and speak at an upper intermediate to advance level of language fluency which will enable them to meet the requirements to teach Grades 1-3 in Chinuk Wawa language. At the end of the project period there will be one K-8 certified teacher hired by the Tribe/School District to teach the combined Chinuk Wawa immersion 1-2 grade classes and write the curriculum for the immersion for grades 3 and 4 classes. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
State OR
Amount $40,301
Project Title Language Implementation and Preservation of the Three Distinct Languages of the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs Reservation
Project Summary The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon will establish a language preservation program that will encompass preschool children through adults. This will be accomplished by utilizing immersion classroom instruction, an Elder/Parent Mentoring Program, and Enhancement of the Middle School language class to enable students to attain a Certificate of Initial Mastery approved by the Oregon Department of Education. Weekly community-based adult language classes and partnering with the Museum of Warm Springs will assist the Tribes in producing materials for a self-study language pilot program. Age appropriate textbooks, audio tapes, CD’s and DVD’s will be produced and placed in Language Kits for dissemination to colleges and universities in the region who have Native Language Department or libraries. Also a two day Immersions Conference will be held at the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort to share information on instituting immersion classroom instruction, developing activity-based textbooks that are age-appropriate, mentoring programs, adult community classes and language kits. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Cowlitz Indian Tribe
State WA
Amount $58,402
Project Title Cowlitz Tribal Language Planning Project
Project Summary The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will develop a language plan to include the long-range goals and technical assistance needed for the preservation of the Cowlitz language and cultural heritage. A Tribal Language Specialist will collaborate with the Tribal Cultural Committee to conduct formal and informal elder interviews and a community language survey, which will ascertain what levels of fluency and speech exist among the Cowlitz people. This assessment and eventual revival of the language will be inextricably twined to cultural health and viability of the tribe now and in the future, and provide an instrument to develop and implement a language program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
State WA
Amount $100,000
Project Title Klallam Language Curriculum Development Project
Project Summary This is a project to teach students the Klallam language at Dry Creek Elementary School and Stevens Middle School for three consecutive years. The tribe will have a summer immersion language retreat which will expand the Tribe’s ability to teach the language by developing and implementing curriculums for 3rd and 8th grade levels and also provide tribal outreach for 4th and 5th grades. The tribe will certify ten tribal members to become certified teachers of the language for future generations. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis
State WA
Amount $174,496
Project Title 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation Language Acquisition Project
Project Summary This project will implement a teacher training, which consists of intensive language study between teachers and linguist/fluent speakers to assure teacher competency. The training will allow newly trained teachers to be placed in classrooms and work with families that have adopted language as a multi-generational activity. The teacher training will provide teaching services 6 hours daily once a week for 50 week to the tribal community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
State WI
Amount $170,312
Project Title Anishinaabe Language Natural Resource Project
Project Summary The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWCI) will collect, archive and develop a publication for tribal use of the Anishinaabe names of plants, wildlife and locations within their ceded territories. The Anishinaabe Language Natural Resource Dictionary/Guide will be transferred to a CD/DVD and reference book that will be utilized by GLIFWC staff, tribal schools, tribal colleges, and language programs as a resource. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 

Environmental Enhancement

The Administration for Native Americans received 29 applications for FY 2004 Environmental Regulatory Enhancement. Of the 29 applications received, 10 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $1,416,499.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Shoshone Bannock Tribes
State ID
Amount $240,001
Project Title Comprehensive Water Master Plan Development Project
Project Summary The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have developed a Water Use Ordinances, which identify the Tribes’ need for water use management, regulations, conservation measures, and enforcement. This project will complete the Water Master Development Plan, a Groundwater Management Study and a Water Development Study. Each of these items must recommend specific regulations, enforcement codes, actions, and partnership development. The purpose of these plans and studies is to ensure that the Tribes properly manage and conserve their water resources to maximize the reservation's environmental, social and economic health. This project is scheduled to be completed in 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
State MN
Amount $56,010
Project Title Emergency Response Plan Development and Implementation
Project Summary The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s will develop and implement an Emergency Operations Plan to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Emergency Planning and the Community Right to Know Act guidelines. This Plan will increase the tribe’s capability to respond to a chemical emergency and have knowledge of the chemicals being transported on or near the reservation. The grantee will conduct 76 hours of training exercises for 15 Fond du Lac residents and staff to prepare them in case of a chemical emergency. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Spirit Lake Tribe
State ND
Amount $173,458
Project Title The Spirit Lake Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project
Project Summary The Spirit Lake Tribe will develop an Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Comprehensive Plan which identifies environmental ordinances, administrative procedures, risk assessment and management systems, a database assessment and a management model. The tribe will also develop and draft environmental ordinances and administrative rules and enforcement measures; and develop a Community Relations Plan for long term community involvement. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Cherokee Nation
State OK
Amount $182,209
Project Title Environmental Code Development
Project Summary The Cherokee Nation will update their environmental policy act to comply with the Federal government's EPA program delegations. This effort entails the development of new environmental codes and standards. This grant will also include updating the 1993 tribal environmental codes to conform to the U.S. EPA non-delegated environmental programs; develop environmental nuisance statutes, an Administrative Procedures Act and tribal hearing procedures. Environmental codes to be developed include water quality, water quality standards, solid waste, air quality, underground/above ground storage tanks, toxic/hazardous waste and NEPA procedures. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Osage Tribal Council
State OK
Amount $54,559
Project Title Osage Nation's Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project
Project Summary The Osage Nation will develop solid waste codes and management plan. Solid waste codes will allow tribal law enforcement to take action to prevent irresponsible use of land that brings potential harm to citizens and the environment. The development of solid waste codes will also enhance the tribal government infrastructure. The development of the solid waste management plan will provide solutions to waste problems and reduce the need for expanded enforcement.
 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw
State OR
Amount $216,222
Project Title Protecting and Managing Restored Reservation Lands
Project Summary To develop a Peace Court system for the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians that will provide a traditional problem-solving process for minors and adults using the Tribal Court System. The tribe will revise the Tribe’s Violations Code as well as develop an ordinance that will provide the court with a tool for engaging juvenile and adult tribal members, who have committed certain offenses, in positive programs. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Narrangansett Indian Tribe
State RI
Amount $211,759
Project Title Temporary Assistance to Establish the Narragansett Tribal Office of Environmental Proection
Project Summary The Narragansett Indian Tribe expects to preserve reservation lands and provide the basis for improving the quality of life by creating an Environmental Protection office. Under the project the tribe will create the needed environmental codes and policy base to guide future housing, health and social services, economic development, cultural expression and governance to tribal members. This project will involve youth and Elders to provide valuable lessons in environmental learning with the hope that youth will become interested in future careers in the environmental field and pollution prevention. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
State SD
Amount $81,000
Project Title Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Project Summary The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will build the regulatory framework for the development and operation of a utility to manage the geothermal and natural gas energy. The Tribe will design and adopt the regulatory and operational framework for the energy utility. This project is scheduled to be completed in 12 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
State WA
Amount $82,942
Project Title Wild Horses of the Yakama Nation: A Community-Based Strategy to Identify Regulatory Standards and Sustainable Management Policies
Project Summary This is a project to implement a multi-year strategy to develop an on-reservation wild horse management plan. This plan will have comprehensive regulatory polices to protect and maintain the wild horse herd while sustaining use by tribal members. This will assure that the Herd Management Area objectives is in balance with the habitat and set population monitoring and management strategies to assure that the present situation does not occur in the future. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.
 
Grantee Name Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
State WA
Amount $118,339
Project Title Environmental Watershed Tool, a Web-Based Spatial and Analytical Database Analysis Tool
Project Summary The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe will develop a watershed analysis tool that will interface Tribal spatial and statistical information and similar information available through web-based links. The tool will integrate information on water quality improvement efforts, restoration efforts, fish and wildlife management, airshed assessments, and land use planning, cultural resource protection, environmental resource and treaty resource protection. This project will provide a vital service to the Tribe by facilitating informed decisions, and increasing political and scientific credibility. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.