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Grants Archive FY 2005

Published: August 22, 2012
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Fiscal Year 2005 Grant Archive

Social and Economic Development Strategies

The Administration for Native Americans received 265 applications for FY 2005 SEDS grant. Of the 265 applications received, 68 were approved and funded. The total amount funded was $16,604,004.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Central Council Tlingit Haida
State Alaska
Amount $356,465.00
Project Title Tribal Integrated Enrollment Database and Case Management System
Project Summary This project will develop, test and refine a Tribal Integrated Enrollment Database and Case Management System. It will address a number of gaps in the Tribe’s current data management systems, and will achieve significant improvements in program service delivery, case management, evaluation, and reporting for the organization. An increasingly important source of funding for this Tribe’s service delivery programs are program reimbursement through Title IV, Title 19, and Medicaid. This project will enhance the applicant’s ability to access all the reimbursements they are entitled to. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.
Grantee Name Chilkat Indian Village
State Alaska
Amount $196,098.00
Project Title Chilkat Host and Native Artist Training Program
Project Summary This project is intended to pilot and evaluate a culturally appropriate “Chilkat Host and Native Training Program”, to train local tribal members and develop the necessary human resources for tourism industry development in Klukwan; safeguard the well-being and culture of the Chilkat Tlingit people of Klukwan by perpetuating Tlingit language, historical/cultural knowledge, and traditional fine art skills. Participants will attend courses on tourism, carving, basket and woolen weaving, beading and skin sewing, felt appliqué and tool making. The tourism course will include Alaska History, and Tlingit Language Levels I and II. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
Grantee Name Chugachmiut
State Alaska
Amount $380,000.00
Project Title Wise Fathers, Well Families
Project Summary With this project Chugachmiut will help couples become better parents and improve their family relationships through responsible father involvement and healthy marriage skill-building workshop activities. It is estimated that 36% of Native children in Chugachmiut’s service area live without meaningful contact with their fathers. The approach for this project builds on existing assets and will recruit local coordinators in 3 ways; 1) Volunteer enlistment; 2) referral from community based agencies and programs; 3) referral through direct outreach to Tribal members and service providers. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.
Grantee Name McGrath Native Village Council
State Alaska
Amount $77,500.00
Project Title McGrath Ordinance Development Project
Project Summary This project will develop and adopt a set of ordinances that will enhance the tribal government’s self determination by establishing codes that will improve the regulatory, judicial and administrative infrastructure and promote the tribal policies and cultural values. The project will draft and adopt three ordinances in tribal government operations, natural and cultural resources, and tribal business, including a Tribal Employment Rights (TERO) and management policies and procedures. This project will be completed within 17 months from the date of the award.
Grantee Name Native Village of Afognak
State Alaska
Amount $244,221.00
Project Title Healthy Culture, Healthy Youths
Project Summary The purpose of this project is to give village youth the necessary skills to function in a Western culture while maintaining their Sugpiat identity. This will be accomplished through culture and personal-responsibility healthy choice camps, follow-up gatherings and evaluations with the youths, and a community gathering and potluck with cultural presentations for youths. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of the award.
Grantee Name Native Village of Port Graham
State Alaska
Amount $226,061.00
Project Title Sockeye Salmon Disease Free Water Development Project
Project Summary This grant will identify markets for value-added pink salmon products. The project will train six village members in management, supervisory and quality control for the processing operation and initiate work on developing a sockeye run to Port Graham. The Processing Crew will gain experience in plant set up and operation. Twenty to forty thousand pounds of pink salmon are expected to be processed in value added product such as headed and gutted pink salmon or fillets. Marketing efforts in product design and packaging will be used to help promote the products at trade shows. Sockeye eggs will be included to support the annual return of sockeye to Port Gamble. This project is scheduled to be completed with 36 months from the date of award.
Grantee Name Organized Village of Kasaan
State Alaska
Amount $198,580.00
Project Title Tribal Governance Capacity Building to Support & Enhance Social Economic Programs
Project Summary The project will develop a long-range comprehensive economic development and management plan, creating a comprehensive fund-development strategy, providing extensive leadership and management training, improving the Tribe’s and community’s telecommunications infrastructure, developing needed Tribal policies and procedures, and increasing Tribal member access to Haida historical and language resources. Through the improvement of the Tribal governance and infrastructure, the Tribe will be addressing the broader vision of bringing Tribal families back to Kasaan. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.
Grantee Name Seldovia Village Tribe
State Alaska
Amount $147,973.00
Project Title Seldovia Enterprise Expansion
Project Summary This project will engage youth, business owners, and other community members in an enterprise expansion and development project which will help Seldovia to economically diversify while providing valuable job skill training to local youth. Youth and business owners will partner with local agencies to learn how to conduct scientific research, produce at least two new plant-based products and develop strategies to market those products. Training workshops include business finance and marketing skills. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.
Grantee Name Southeast Alaska Inter-Tribal Fish & Wildlife Commission
State Alaska
Amount $235,798.00
Project Title Tlingit and Haida Fisheries Development Project
Project Summary This project will implement a fisheries project involving 10 Native communities eligible for halibut and sablefish Quota shares. The strategy is to target technical assistance to the 10 Native Communities to organize new nonprofits, as required by the Community Quota Entity (CQE) rules, and assist them in obtaining financing to acquire and manage quota shares, to create leased fishing opportunities for residents, and to develop alternatives for setting up local fishing and marketing operations. Though this project, communities will be able to organize as non-profits to take advantage of halibut community quotas, apply for state loan funds to assist in setting up viable operations, develop markets for community quota supply and organize communities and partnerships to meet community and partnership marketing goals. This project will benefit 40 boat owners and create 100 jobs. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Spruce Island Development Corporation (SIDCO)
State Alaska
Amount $198,007.00
Project Title

The Community of Ouzinkie’s Economic Development and Integrated Business Plan

Project Summary This project is to design and complete the community of Ouzinkie’s Economic Development and Integrated Business Plan through a collaboration approach with Kodiak College and the University of Alaska, to train at least 12 community members in the mechanics of business plan development, conduct intensive training in each of the five identified industries and work with the Elder experts from Ouzinkie and industry specialists identified by the community and college. A finalized plan will be incorporated into the Native Village of Ouzinkie, City of Ouzinkie and SIDCO through either ordinance or resolution. Copies of the plan will be provided to identify potential business partners and to obtain resolutions of support from these partners. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Tatitlek Village IRA Council
State Alaska
Amount $253,555.00
Project Title Tribal Natural Resource Management Planning & Education Project
Project Summary This planning and education project will allow the Tribe to become directly involved in the management of natural resources in their traditional use areas by finalizing Action Plans for the Tribe’s most pressing natural resource issues and by training Tribal members in the various regulatory processes that exist in Alaska. This project will partner with Chugach Regional Resource Commission (CRRC), National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of Alaska – Fairbanks (UAF) to develop and implement an accredited natural resource curriculum. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name American Samoa Community College (ASCC)
State American Samoa
Amount $206,000.00
Project Title Establishment of a Samoan Studies Institute for Economic Development
Project Summary The new Samoan Studies Institute at ASCC will bridge the culture gap and will conduct research for public/private entities on economic development. A business plan/feasibility study will be reviewed for cultural sensitivity and for existing economic development projects encountering local resistance from which ASCC will develop a mitigation plan. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name American Samoa Swimming Association
State American Samoa
Amount $237,868.00
Project Title Swimming and Water Safety Education
Project Summary This project will allow for the training of youth in life saving skills which will reduce the incidences of drowning. The aquatics related training will open up new career opportunities for youth as Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, or other aquatic related careers. Partners include a local elementary school and Boy Scout troop to train lifeguards and provide water safety instruction to the community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Dine’ College
State Arizona
Amount $149,485.00
Project Title Dine’ Policy Institute
Project Summary This project will implement dynamic decision-making and policy analysis processes based on the Navajo Indigenous Knowledge paradigm, which supports community strategies for creating sustainable, self-determination and culturally appropriate economic development. The goals of the project are: 1) to expand economic development by implementing organizational and management capacity building activities that enhance community-based program delivery systems and services, and 2) research results, policy analyses, economic resources, and create capacity-building tools for communities and decision-makers in a bi-lingual accessible format. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name National Center for Indian Enterprise Development
State Arizona
Amount $202,498.00
Project Title Native eDGE Economic Development Web Portal
Project Summary This project will complete the reconstruction of the Native eDGE web portal, as evidenced by a new URL (nativeedge.org), and install source code for modifications. This project will utilize Native eDGE as a web portal resource that provides business technical enterprises, Indian entrepreneurs, and corporate America resulting in the creation, expansion, and retention of public and private sector community-based businesses. This project is designed to facilitate the business and economic development needs of Indian-owned and tribal businesses through the utilization of an online web portal that will provide links to other web sites for information and resources as well as provide interactive tools that will assist in the preparation of documents. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name National Society for American Indian Elderly (NSAIE)
State Arizona
Amount $261,894.00
Project Title The NSAIE Knowledge Preservation Project
Project Summary The NSAIE will develop and sell a traditional American Indian cookbook to be produced and distributed in conjunction with a national publisher. The project will support a system to collect and archive information regarding food collection, preparation, service, and provide local and national access to this information for generations to come. This project is a partnership with the member tribes, it will be administered at the national level, but the project focus is local. The project will increase the quality of life for seniors and youth alike through intergenerational activities and increased services to elders through the senior service program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name White Mountain Apache Tribe
State Arizona
Amount $200,000.00
Project Title White Mountain Apache Tribe Boys & Girls Club Start Up Project
Project Summary This project is to bring the White Mountain Apache community together to invest in the future generations by providing a foundation for comprehensive youth programming through a network of Boys and Girls Clubs that seek to empower Apache youth to reach their full potential by staying in school, out of trouble, active, healthy, and drug/alcohol-free. This project will serve at least 900 youth. This project will have a sustainable Boys and Girls Club in Whiteriver and Extension Units in the communities of Cibecue and McNary. With an action plan the project will establish and provide safe and secure facilities; obtain a charter Boys & Girls Club; a strategic plan to ensure sustainability; an evaluation plan to measure community impact; a directory of youth programs and resources available on the reservation; a transportation program; playgrounds at all three Clubs; a Skate Park Committee to develop a strategy to build a new skate park at the Whiteriver Club; an upgraded computer lab at the Whiteriver Club; and a Boys and Girls Club athletic program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Lake County Citizen on Indian Affairs, Inc.
State California
Amount $265,178.00
Project Title Lake County Citizens Committee Capacity Building Project
Project Summary This project will focus on creating organizational and management capacity. This project will produce a written Administrative Manual which will include at least 35 policies covering position descriptions, conflict resolution procedures, salary schedules, and a retirement plan. The project will have a training program which will focus on core skill sets for Board and PAC members, such as effective meetings, Board governance, roles and responsibilities, and supplemental trainings on topics such as, strategic planning, community development, youth development, leadership, and Indian legal issues. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name National Indian Justice Center
State California
Amount $360,872.00
Project Title Native Voices of California Project
Project Summary This project is to sustain intergenerational learning and oral literacy for California Indian Youth and families while creating innovative instructional resources on California Indian histories, cultures and contemporary issues for tribal and institutional educators and other groups. This project will produce 30 or more, ten to twenty minute multi-media presentations on California Indian histories and culture; develop and implement at the local level a story gathering process for California Indians utilizing media technology including digital photography and digital audio recording; hold 10 multi-media intergenerational story gathering workshops especially targeting youth 12-17 years of age; develop and disseminate a California Native Voices Tool kit containing a user’s guide to assist teachers, cultural leaders, institutions and others to use the presentations and access additional information on the themes they explore; and, produce a project overview presentation and deliver it at four or more Native American education conferences. This project will create and document a model that is replicable in other tribal communities nationwide. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Sanctuary Inc., of Guam
State Guam
Amount $430,292.00
Project Title Fan Macho’cho Healing Farms
Project Summary This project is focused on youth development, prevention and family support. Sanctuary Inc. proposes a micro-enterprise project called Healing Farms which would focus on at-risk youth who will learn entrepreneurial skills through the farming of various vegetable products. Partners to this project include the University of Guam’s Small Business Development Center, the Department of Chamorro Affairs and the Guam Hotel/Restaurant Association. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hana Community Health Center
State Hawaii
Amount $497,132.00
Project Title Sustainable Farm and Workforce Development Program
Project Summary This project is designed to contribute to the overall economic vitality of Hana through the development of a new and revitalized agriculture economic base and provide sustainable employment and training opportunities in agriculture while generating new sources of funding for the Health Center. Native Hawaiians link their mortality rates and incidences of disease to the breakdown of Hawaiian culture and belief systems, including traditional healing practices. This project will address these problems by increasing the supply of organic fruits and vegetables through the Farm project and by promoting a healthy lifestyle that reduces risk factors. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hawai`i Maoli
State Hawaii
Amount $202,595.00
Project Title E Ho’owaiwai i ka Pono (Bring Prosperity through Righteousness)
Project Summary This project, will improve the opportunities for Native Hawaiians to succeed in establishing their own businesses and address the fact that Native Hawaiians are underrepresented in the small business community. An updated survey/needs assessment will be conducted in partnership with the Association of Hawaiian Civic Club. The findings and analysis will be shared at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs annual conference. The project will also partner with Chaminade University and University of Hawaii to provide instruction at the Business Center. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Healani Canoe Club
State Hawaii
Amount $90,040.00
Project Title Hawaiian Canoe Restoration and Cultural Preservation Project
Project Summary This project will revive an ancient Hawaiian cultural tradition, pass on old skills to new generations, and present the community with an opportunity to restore a vital connection that ancient Hawaiians have between the land and the sea. It is an educational program that strives to perpetuate Hawaiian canoe culture and traditions through the restoration of two historic Hawaiian koa canoes. The project will include the training and mentoring of 50 Hawaiian youth ages 12-18 in the creation of a profession-grade video documentary which will serve as a vehicle by which to present Hawaiian canoes building traditions and practices to a larger audience throughout the State of Hawaii. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Ho’oulu Lahui
State Hawaii
Amount $215,970.00
Project Title Ke Ala o ka Alaka`ina
Project Summary Ho'oulu Lahui in partnership with Kua O Ka La Public Charter School seeks to provide youth and families with the support skills and training experience needed in entrepreneurship through hands-on projects in the field of agriculture and natural resource management. They will learn entrepreneurship by cultivating food in a modern greenhouse system and learn resource identification, management skills and the economic sustainability of both ancient and modern practices. Students will be supported by a mentor. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Institute for Native Pacific Education & Culture (INPEACE)
State Hawaii
Amount $168,245.00
Project Title Ka Lama Education Academy II
Project Summary This project will provide the opportunity for local residents to obtain the necessary training and accreditation to become teachers and to return to teach in the community. Teachers from the community are more likely to have had personal experiences with the same struggles faced by their students. The approach will involve targeting potential drop-outs to receive counseling in Year 1. Year 2 will focus on recruitment/enrollment of High School seniors in a Community College course (3-credits). Recruitment in two groups will occur Years 2-3 and Year 3 will see the completion of an Associate Degree and admittance in UHM College of Education and participation in a teachers’ aid program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Ka`ala Farm, Inc.
State Hawaii
Amount $284,679.00
Project Title Ho`okipuka Project
Project Summary Ka`ala Farms will work closely with the entire cadre of the 4 th grade teachers & students of the Ma`ili Elementary School to develop a culturally appropriate and responsive curriculum (the Kipuka Science Curriculum) that will: 1) insure the perpetuation of Hawaiian cultural practices and 2) imbue within the 4 th grade science curriculum the knowledge, practices and values of Hawaiian culture that will give both a scientific & cultural understanding of the need to care for the land. By developing a culturally responsive science curriculum that weaves modern with traditional methods - students will not be forced to choose between the two. This approach will bring students closer to both the land and its cultural/traditional meaning. Other partners include 3 community cultural learning centers. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name State Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations
State Hawaii
Amount $341,184.00
Project Title Building capacity for Digitization Technology Centers
Project Summary This project will create 2 digitization centers in two O'ahu homestead communities which in turn will create IT jobs and build crucial management & fiscal capacity at the local level. This project offers a unique approach to create employment that builds on the success of an existing IT (digitization) Center and offers the perfect local industry with which to address unemployment among native Hawaiian youth. By a ‘best practices' manual inclusive of all steps in this project will be produced to share with other homestead communities interested in setting up a digitization center. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board, Inc.
State Hawaii
Amount $420,000.00
Project Title Strengthening Families and Promoting Healthy Relationships
Project Summary This project will address the high incidence of diabetes and obesity among Hawaiian youth by initiating a healthy culinary training program. The goal of this project is to improve the health of at-risk youth through culinary training and the involvement of family in positive healthy activities that will result in lifestyle changes that reduce risk behavior. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe
State Louisiana
Amount $150,000.00
Project Title Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe Book Documentation Project
Project Summary The Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe will provide interviewing, transcription, and editing training to tribal members in order for the tribe to obtain and document information about the history, culture, and traditions of the Tribe. The tribe will also have a draft manuscript completed by the end of the project. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Penobscot Indian Nation
State Maine
Amount $179,307.00
Project Title “We Guide” Teacher Professional Development Project
Project Summary The Penobscot Indian Nation will recruit, train and provide curriculum planning, integration and design planning to twelve school-based teams to teach the Penobscot Nation’s history, culture, and traditions to K-8 students as required through State mandates of the LD 291 regulations. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
State Michigan
Amount $83,698.00
Project Title GTD Electronic Medical Records Project
Project Summary This project will implement a technology management information system to assist with effective and efficient administration of the GTD Health Department. The project will improve the data and financial management infrastructure by 1) creating a comprehensive health data management system capable of providing an instant resource for epidemiological, financial and related health care data, 2) integrating the existing IHS Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) with an EMR system to create a comprehensive Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System and 3) interfacing with existing telecommunications systems to provide a link to the largest provider in the region, Munson Health Care, and other major institutions and universities to improve diagnostic medical consultation, treatment and staff training opportunities. The project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hannahville Indian Community
State Michigan
Amount $248,102.00
Project Title Workforce Development Project
Project Summary This project will allow tribal members and descendents to develop an Individual Career Development Plan with their goals and objectives and employment activities. The participants will receive training in vocational assessment, vocational skills, interpersonal skills, job seeking, job placement and career development/advancement. This training provided will assist each participant in gaining the skills necessary for successful employment. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC)
State Michigan
Amount $236,284.00
Project Title Anishinaabe Anokii: Strengthening the Economy of KBIC
Project Summary This project will create a Small Business Development Center (Anishinaabe Anokii, or First People’s Work Center). Anishinaabe Anokii will offer comprehensive culturally appropriate business development services for start-up, new, and existing business for Tribal members. The work center will also provide Tribal business owners with cooperative and support services, and financial literacy counseling and education, as well as focus on entrepreneurial initiatives for youth, traditional artists, and craftsman. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Fond du Lac Reservation Business Council
State Minnesota
Amount $73,825.00
Project Title Fond du Lac Zoning Development Project
Project Summary This project will create a Zoning Ordinance for the Fond du Lac Band which will address problems on the Reservation as the Band strives for self-sufficiency for new economic development strategies and while maintaining protection of natural resources. The project will focus on zoning ordinance development, updating existing land use and economic development, and developing a land acquisition strategy. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Little Earth Residents Association
State Minnesota
Amount $108,394.00
Project Title Miizh Gidabinoojii(m)inaanig Project: “Give Our Children Hope” Little Earth Mentoring
Project Summary The Miizh Gidabinoojii(m)inaanig project will develop and implement a mentor program emphasizing American Indian culture and values. The project will “give our children hope”, providing a clear method of prevention and intervention for the American Indian youth impacted by the influences of gangs by focusing on supporting the local coordination of family-oriented services which promote the health, well-being and cultural identity of their American Indian youth at Little Earth. This project will develop an innovative, one-to-one approach to helping youth become confident and productive, set goals for the future and stay in school. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Minneapolis American Indian Center
State Minnesota
Amount $225,000.00
Project Title ICWA Compliance Project Phase II
Project Summary This project intends to increase ICWA compliance nationwide by developing and implementing a compliance study in South Dakota of cases from North and South Dakota Tribes and market them to tribes and other stakeholders who use Indian Child Welfare Association Case Management System. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
State Minnesota
Amount $261,400.00
Project Title Red Lake Tribal Youth Initiative
Project Summary This project will provide safe, organized, structured, and supervised activities and opportunities for youth on the Red Lake Reservation. This will be done by renovating existing community centers to provide youth with a venue to engage in evening activities during the school year and summer break. Two School Councilors will assist students during the school year and will supervise summer activities. Eleven youth volunteers will be recruited to provide tutorial assistance to Red Lake School students and receive training to develop first responder skills. Partners include AmeriCorps Tribal Civilian Community Corps (TCCC). This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Chippewa Cree Tribe
State Montana
Amount $275,975.00
Project Title Rocky Boy Parks and Recreation
Project Summary The Chippewa Cree Tribe will conduct extensive inventory of use for all lands currently considered as recreational sites and attractions; conduct research to identify parameters to allow for the classification of use for the protection of all resources within the areas identified in the inventory; coordinate with other land use sections to identify those areas that may be overlapping; assess the development needs to establish effective management and enhancement efforts; and establish the rates that would be imposed on each type of use to maintain the areas, as measured by the adoption of the Rocky Boy Parks and Recreational Code for the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation by the Chippewa Cree Business Committee. The project will bring the Tribe much closer to realizing the goal to revitalize and enhance their land-based recreational areas to serve as high quality areas that can be enjoyed by their member and utilized to attract visitors to create income generating opportunities. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Fort Belknap College
State Montana
Amount $139,947.00
Project Title Fort Belknap Entrepreneurship Development Project
Project Summary This project will increase economic self-sufficiency on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation by promoting an entrepreneurial approach to combating chronic unemployment and poverty. It will provide educational training programs and technical support for potential and current entrepreneurs to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to create, maintain and/or expand a successful local small business. Project programs and services will address identified training needs among three target populations: children and youth, would be entrepreneurs and existing small business owners. The project will be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Lodge Pole District Community Development Corporation
State Montana
Amount $163,900.00
Project Title Lodge Pole District Horsemanship Project
Project Summary This project will develop a culturally and socially appropriate infrastructure for a horsemanship project that will utilize local resources to create employment, activities to introduce and reintroduce the youth and families to an almost lost cultural tradition, the ‘horse culture’, of the Nakoda people of Forth Belknap Indian Reservation. The participation in this project will include all age groups. Participants will become familiar with the horse, learn how to care for a horse, and learn skills that will improve their employment opportunities in the future. Twenty-five children, twenty youth and fifteen families will participate in the project. Five to six elders will relate the history and cultural value of the horse to the Nakoda people who will participate in the workshops and training sessions. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
State Nebraska
Amount $100,000.00
Project Title Winnebago Leadership Capacity Project
Project Summary The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will strengthen the leadership capacity of Native American community members ages 16-60 by providing leadership skills training. The grantee will also strengthen their organizational capacity by providing professional development training opportunities in fiscal, executive, and organizational management. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc.
State New Mexico
Amount $123,734.00
Project Title Ramah Navajo Foster Family Project
Project Summary The project will create a foster family component within the Ramah Navajo Social Services to help prevent unnecessary breakup of families in the community, follow up on all legal standards when children have to be placed outside of their family of origin and attempt to reunite families whenever possible. The Ramah Social Service program will plan, develop and implement a foster care program to ensure that children, when placed outside the home, are placed in the least restrictive, culturally-appropriate homes and in closest proximity to their family of origin. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum
State New York
Amount $216,806.00
Project Title Shinnecock Indian Village and Archival Project
Project Summary The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum will conduct research and planning activities for the future development of an historical Indian Village to compliment the museum. The project will also provide training and developmental activities for staff to promote the accession of all collections. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.
State North Carolina
Amount $76,493.00
Project Title Economic Development Capacity Building
Project Summary This project will create within the Indian Center a small business center to assist 15 existing and potential Tribal businesses to expand or start a new enterprise to create jobs for the members of the Tribe, and to begin the exploration and planning for a Tribally-owned business. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Lumbee Regional Development Association
State North Carolina
Amount $213,679.00
Project Title Economic Development, Lumbee Arts and Crafts Retail Store
Project Summary This project will establish and operate a new arts, crafts, and gifts store that will sell high quality American Indian products made by members of their community. This project will create jobs in retail, and vendor sales, and provide marketing opportunities and training for members of the community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
State North Dakota
Amount $305,323.00
Project Title Entrepreneur Development Project
Project Summary This project will develop a Small Business Incubator Center that will house twelve businesses and employ 50 new employees by the end of the third year. The Tribe and Sitting Bull College have already met the construction costs for the Incubator Center and construction is underway. The project will help the Center start up; develop policies and procedures for its operation and for the development of an internship program at the Center. Training manuals and curriculum will be developed and workshops will be held. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Association of American Indian Physicians
State Oklahoma
Amount $225,000.00
Project Title Family Wellness and Youth in Distress Awareness Program
Project Summary This project will establish a collaboration of Oklahoma Native-based community organizations to address Native Family Wellness with an emphasis on Native youth in distress. The program will strengthen Native families and decrease the high rate of social challenges caused by the lack of community-based social infrastructure by focusing on community capacity building, leading to the prevention of Native American youth violence. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc.
State Oklahoma
Amount $304,700.00
Project Title Tulsa Indian Youth Program of Healthy Living
Project Summary The Tulsa Indian Youth Program for Healthy Living will provide healthy behavior training via nutrition education and fitness instruction servicing agencies such as UNITY, Campfire, YMCS, YWCA and B&G Club. The project will provide physical activities and development opportunities for youth as well as increase program awareness that will sustain culturally relevant preventive health and youth activities. This project is schedule to be completed within the 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Kaw Nation
State Oklahoma
Amount $84,733.00
Project Title Kaw Nation Information Technology Project
Project Summary This project will allow the Kaw Nation to plan and implement a shared computer network system and develop a tracking system for all tribal programs. The Kaw Nation Information Technology staff will assess and evaluate all 22 tribal and administration programs. A three year strategic plan will be developed to use as a resource and guide for the tribe to move forward in upgrading the tribal program data tracking needs and implementation. Development of policies and procedures will be developed and 50 % of the staff will be trained by the end of the project period. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center
State Oklahoma
Amount $249,761.00
Project Title Circle of Positive Changes: A Curriculum and Training to Faith Based Communities and Their Youth
Project Summary This project will collaborate with the Native American International Caucus of the United Methodist Church to develop a strategic plan implementing a training curriculum in positive youth development through six communities nationwide. The training will allow the participants to improve their lives by learning life skills and developing a “Positive Choice” web page where training can be found on how to make positive decisions that will be beneficial for the mind, body, and spirit as well as become financially responsible. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $250,000.00
Project Title Pawnee Nation Capacity Building Initiative
Project Summary This project will implement a strategic workforce development plan that will strengthen the tribal government and offer training to tribal members. The tribe will strengthen its ability to exercise local control and decision-making over its resources and meet the increased demands on their tribal government. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $313,950.00
Project Title Establish a Utility/Public Works Department
Project Summary The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe will implement a Utility/Public Works Department to provide public works and water/wastewater services to tribal residents and nearby non-tribal businesses. This project will allow the tribe to reinforce their governmental infrastructure in order to regulate their water/wastewater treatment system and lay a foundation for developing new businesses on the tribal lands. 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 Oregon
Amount $280,306.00
Project Title Community Methamphetamine & Drug Abuse Project
Project Summary This project will provide a Transition House facility that will provide additional education and prevention services for methamphetamine and drug abuse. Post treatment and after care counseling will be offered to outpatients along with case management assistance, training and employment. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
State Oregon
Amount $167,488.00
Project Title Siletz Tribal Cultural Center Planning Project
Project Summary The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians will develop organizational and management capacity-building activities that enhance community based program delivery systems and services by preparing a plan for the preservation and protection of recorded history and culture. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYFC)
State Oregon
Amount $245,155.00
Project Title Portland Area Native Employment Project
Project Summary This economic development project will provide training workshops and support services allowing participants to build employment skills. NAYFC will incorporate and expand the project thru partnership with seven organizations. At least 125 participants will complete a workshop, receive training, community service or work experience placement. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Native Wellness Institute
State Oregon
Amount $432,246.00
Project Title Leading the Next Generation
Project Summary This project will implement a training model with tribes, tribal organizations and tribal communities that would address healthy marriage and develop relationships with families within the native community. Staff will collect materials that address historical and intergenerational traumas, culturally specific healing, wellness concepts, and field test and disseminate to improve and promote healthy couple relationships. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Four Bands Community Fund
State South Dakota
Amount $155,220.00
Project Title South Dakota Native Discovery
Project Summary The Four Bands will work through partnerships to capitalize on the largely untapped culturally based tourism economy, including international tourism, that can be developed on the Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge, and Rosebud reservations. The Native Discovery project will strengthen 10 collaborative marketing activities that will expand access to new customer contacts by 15% for 30 businesses and artists. The project will guide and inform future strategic tourism marketing plans and expenditures for each of the reservations by the end of the project period. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name The Lakota Fund
State South Dakota
Amount $443,093.00
Project Title Oyate Woableza Itipi (The Place of Understanding of the People)
Project Summary This project will develop and implement at least two new loan products customized to fit community needs, develop and improve Lakota Fund loan policies and procedures, develop and implement investment policies. This will also provide a procedure to enable the Lakota Fund to manage and sustain loan capital and provide replicable, sustainable training for the Board, staff, Committee, and general Lakota fund community to support these organizational improvements. This project will move the Lakota Fund to a new organizational level and significantly enhance the group’s ability to facilitate social and economic development on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Ka Lama Mohala Foundation
State Utah
Amount $350,385.00
Project Title “Ho` oulu I Ka Lama” (The Sharing of our Light)
  A Hawaiian Cultural Arts Center
Project Summary This project will establish a permanent Native Hawaiian Cultural Arts Center and offer programs, services, and activities in response to the cultural and social needs of the community. This project will create a support program for local cultural artisans to encourage and assist in the further development of their art talent and provide a venue for finished art to be shared with the community; establish a structured youth program that teaches the youth the values of the culture and leadership skills; establish a music program where members of the community can learn to play Hawaiian musical instruments; establish a Heritage Book and Craft Store; create a Hawaiian Renaissance Festival activity that offers a chance to participate in ancient Hawaiian sports, games, dance, music and arts; and establish an e-Resource Library for the educating and sharing of Hawaiian cultural knowledge in music, language, history, art, film, genealogy and Hawaii travel. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Duwamish Tribal Services
State Washington
Amount $120,890.00
Project Title The Duwamish Exhibit & Gallery at The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
Project Summary This project will establish an exhibit at the Seattle Museum of History and Industry with a distribution network to other galleries and retailers of Puget Sound and Salish art merchandize. This project will include training on basic business principles for participants. The museum will accurately and pointedly describe the history, culture and present a situation of the Duwamish Tribe to 120,000 visitors and through this venue provide the opportunity for a minimum of 15 artists to continuously sell their art, and the additional opportunity for a local artist specializing in Salish traditions to have a special exhibit. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Quileute Tribe
State Washington
Amount $341,150.00
Project Title Quileute Technical and Human Enterprises Project (THE Project)
Project Summary This project will develop an Employee Assistance Program providing counseling and training to tribal members. The project will provide short-term counseling and training to those who are experiencing personal or work-related problems; develop a management information system that will integrate with the functions of the commercial website and provide information needed to effectively manage the Tribe’s businesses. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
State Wisconsin
Amount $500,000.00
Project Title Fish Hatchery Improvement Project
Project Summary This project will revitalize three fish hatchery inoperative rearing ponds, in order to restore the reservation’s yellow perch population and increase the number of walleye fingerlings. Upgrading the rearing pond and pond equipment will allow the tribe to prepare the hatchery for the incubation stage. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFGC)
State Wisconsin
Amount $123,786.00
Project Title GLIFWC Treaty Fisheries Intertribal Community Food Program
Project Summary The project will assist tribally licensed fishermen to process and sell high quality American Indian products harvested and processed by members of the Commission. The GLIFGC will implement an intertribal Lake Superior fish market strategy with four tribal communities and provide nutritional education, health education and marketing, business development services and assist Indian entrepreneurs in meeting FDA regulatory requirements to sell fish products to tribal restaurants, grocery stores, and food services operators. This project will also develop a Lake Superior fish marketing web-site. This project will be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
State Wisconsin
Amount $427,270.00
Project Title Small Business Training and Technology Center
Project Summary This project will create a Small Business Training and Technology Center designed for distance learning at 12 sites within the Wisconsin area. The Center will offer small business seminars and training to tribal members and train tribal IT staff in systems use and maintenance. The training will improve the internal communication among tribes and provide a logical step in technology advancement as well as business training. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Lac Courte Oreilles
State Wisconsin
Amount $290,747.00
Project Title Chippewa Wood Crafters
Project Summary This project will incorporate a tribally owned Chippewa Wood Crafters cabinet and furniture business. The tribe will utilize timber from their tribal land; build furniture including handcraft furniture, cabinets and miscellaneous items to be sold within the local residential area. This project will employ at least 4 to 11 full time employees and offer apprenticeship opportunities for youth and interested adults in the tribal community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
State Wisconsin
Amount $180,085.00
Project Title Lac du Flambeau Youth Entrepreneurship Project
Project Summary Lac du Flambeau will increase the leadership capacity and business education for their youth by implementing a Youth Entrepreneurship Project and provide summer training programs. The program will offer training in Introduction to Business Leadership and Future Business Leaders to encourage the youth to pursue entrepreneurship careers. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Stockbridge-Munsee Community
State Wisconsin
Amount $500,000.00
Project Title Mohican LP Gas Company
Project Summary This economic development project will establish a tribally owned and operated LP Gas Enterprise which will provide services to the local community. This project will create 2.5 FTE and offer training in hazardous driving, develop a marketing plan for the enterprise and advertise for services to other businesses and residential consumers. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Inter-Tribal Economic Alliance (ITEA)
State Wyoming
Amount $384,982.00
Project Title ITEA – Business Development and Business Support Project
Project Summary This project will develop a strategy and plan to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and decrease employee turnover. The multi-tribal companies will market and implement a comprehensive education and training strategy to assist employees of the reservation-based firms participating in the ITEA 200,000 Jobs Initiative to increase their skill levels and salaries. This project will draft and negotiate 30 Employee Network Teaming Agreements between tribal governments, the multi-tribal businesses and the tribal businesses on reservations that are owners of the multi-tribal firms. This project will strengthen families and communications in the 10 areas where ITEA has established the Intertribal Information Technology Company (IITC), a multi-tribal business concept that takes advantage of Federal statutes designed to encourage economic growth and diversification. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Alaska

The Administration for Native Americans received 15 applications for FY 2005 SEDS Alaska grant. Of the 15 applications received, 6 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $629,879.00. The following applications were awarded funding

Project Kawerak Inc.
State Alaska
Amount $120,729.00
Project Title The Bering Strait Regional Cultural Center Planning Project
Project Summary The overall goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive, culturally appropriate plan to build a cultural center in Nome for twenty tribes located in the Bering Strait Region. The proposed cultural center would include a partial high-tech museum/repository for the repatriation of artifacts, part theatre-exhibition hall for cultural events, a living history section and a visitor center with gift shop. This project will promote the sharing and protection of Native culture, and provide economic opportunities for Native Alaskans in the region. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Native Village of Kotzebue
State Alaska
Amount $89,997.00
Project Title Planning for Restorative Justice
Project Summary This project will provide staff training in Tribal Court operations and will research model court systems. A final report will be presented to the Tribal Council on the best approach for the development of Tribal codes and ordinances. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Native Village of Napaimute
State Alaska
Amount $120,659.00
Project Title Phase II Napaimute Community Plan: Survey of Lands
Project Summary This project will implement Napaimute's Community Master Plan that includes specific infrastructure development goals that support economic development. To implement the plan Napaimute has been negotiating with the regional Kuskokwim Native Corporation for a land transfer. This project will complete a land survey that is required for the land transfer and is crucial to the future development of Napaimute. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Organized Village of Kwethluk
State Alaska
Amount $124,918.00
Project Title Upgrade and Improve Governance Management Systems
Project Summary This project will upgrade Tribal management, administration, and finance operations. Leadership and management training will be offered to elected officials. Policies and procedures will be developed to ensure proper and adequate administrative, property and procurement, financial and management processes. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Organized Village of Saxman
State Alaska
Amount $105,718.00
Project Title Saxman Governance Capacity Building Project
Project Summary This project will strengthen Tribal staff capacity, hire new staff and devise a strategy to facilitate the completion of an active comprehensive long-term strategic plan. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Qutekcak Native Tribe
State Alaska
Amount $67,858.00
Project Title Management for the Future
Project Summary This project will enhance and strengthen the management capacity of the Tribe to support the needs of the Native population within the Tribe’s jurisdiction. This will be done through the establishment of a Tribal Enrollment Database, an Employee Health Insurance Plan and an indirect cost rate.  Three management training sessions for Tribal Council members will be completed. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of the award.

 

Language Preservation

The Administration for Native Americans received 108 applications for FY 2005 Language Preservation and Maintenance grant. Of the 108 applications received, 28 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $3,553,332.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Chickaloon Native Village
State Alaska
Amount $175,000.00
Project Title Nay’dini’aa Na’ Kenaege Mentorship Program
Project Summary This project will increase the Ahtna Athabascan language skills of two language teachers by obtaining university credit for certified degree in Native Languages/Athabascan Studies. This will enhance their ability to provide total immersion instruction.  This project attempts to address the current language loss crisis through enhanced teacher training and the creation of a multimedia curriculum.  This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Gulkana Village Council (GVC)
State Alaska
Amount $61,068.00
Project Title Ahtna Athabascan Language Status and Viability Assessment Project
Project Summary The GVC will conduct an assessment of the current status and viability of the Ahtna Athabascan Language. GVC will consult with Tribal Elders, gather direct input from the community through surveys and community meetings. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Native Village of Kotzebue
State Alaska
Amount $174,710.00
Project Title Capacity Building for Nikaitchuat llisagviat Immersion School.
Project Summary The goal of this project is to complete the necessary organizational development required for a major expansion of Kotzebue's existing K-6 th language immersion school.  This will be achieved through curriculum development and a teacher/intern training process. The Northwest Arctic Borough School District and Kotzebue High School are partners in this project. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Sealaska Heritage Institute
State Alaska
Amount $175,000.00
Project Title

On-Line, CD-Rom, and Hard Copy bilingual Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Dictionaries

Project Summary The project will produce dictionaries of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages in hardcopy, online and CD-ROM formats. Sealaska is partnering with the University of Alaska Southeast to create a total of 12 dictionaries, four for each of the three language groups. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name San Carlos Apache Tribe
State Arizona
Amount $60,232.00
Project Title Language Assessment and Goal Development
Project Summary This project will design a language assessment tool, conduct a community survey and develop language long-range goals. This project will provide data on how many people speak the Apache language, their level of proficiency, the degree of importance they attach to preserving and revitalizing the language, factors attributed to its decline, and develop long-range goals directed at preservation and revitalizing the language. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC)
State California
Amount $93,917.00
Project Title Pomo Language Model Repository: Implementation
Project Summary This project will address the need for coordination and information sharing between the 20 Pomo Tribes that are planning or conducting Language Preservation Projects. The CIMCC has formed a Pomo Language Preservation Committee to assess the status of existing Pomo language preservation programs and create a strategic plan for a model repository. The CIMCC will research and collect existing non-tribal and tribal Pomo Language instructional materials and prepare them for inclusion in the repository. The project will build a web-based Pomo Language model repository. CIMCC will conduct three regional workshops to train how to use the repository. The project will be completed within the 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians, Inc.
State California
Amount $58,592.00
Project Title

Capacity Building for Long-Range Language Preservation by Community Survey

Project Summary This project will collect and compile survey data of the community’s current language status. This will be conducted through an informal method. A plan will be organized and developed to educate the people to complete the necessary tasks and give them resources necessary to gather the data needed to successfully complete the project. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Karuk Tribe of California
State California
Amount $120,743.00
Project Title Karuk Language Distance Education Project
Project Summary This project will develop and implement tribally-certified Karuk distance learning course with at least 75 enrolled students. This project will compile results of a survey of 15 tribal language programs that identify strategies for successful tribal language distance education courses, tribal standards for the certification of language teachers and the establishment of levels of language fluency. A tribal language teacher certification policy and language fluency levels will be adopted by the Karuk Tribe and a distance education delivery model will be established. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria
State California
Amount $96,983.00
Project Title Kashia Pomo Tribe Kashaya Language Preservation and Maintenance Project
Project Summary The project will provide language workshops, record and archive oral histories from the 9 original Kashia families, complete an educational language DVD, and complete one series of Kashia children’s educational books. The project will also complete a web link for members to use the Kashaya language tools. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Tafesilafa’i Incorporated
State California
Amount $168,555.00
Project Title “Solo ole Va” Samoan Language Prevention and Language Enhancement
Project Summary The project will create a videotape presentation of local Samoan elders as they speak of traditional ways of maintaining proper relationships with each other, between families and with the Creator. The videotapes will be used as language teaching tools by the elders when speaking to youth at designated weekly meetings. The project will fulfill part of the Social Goal of the Community Development Plan adopted by the community as a means of improving life among mainland Samoans. The project is to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Te Taki-Tokelau Community Training & Development Inc.
State Hawaii
Amount $97,599.00
Project Title Kalele-Tokelau Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This project will survey the use of Tokelau among the American Samoan community in Hawaii. This project is the first step toward the long-term goal to revitalize and preserve the Tokelau language. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
State Idaho
Amount $56,625.00
Project Title Bannock Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This project will document the vocabulary and proficiency of the remaining Bannock speakers. The process will be a community driven process that completes the language assessment, garners support for the process, and develops the strategy for the next steps in revitalization. A language database will be established. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
State Kansas
Amount $155,894.00
Project Title Revitalization of Prairie Band Potawatomi Language Project
Project Summary This project will revitalize the Prairie Band Potawatomi language by offering a formal training program for first speakers in second language acquisition theory and techniques to facilitate the inter-generational passing of the language. The classes will be offered via the Bay Mills Community College which will provide immersion teachers in order for semi-fluent speakers to become fluent and able to be certified to teach in the immersion method. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians
State Michigan
Amount $116,780.00
Project Title Waganakising Odawamowin Project
Project Summary The project will develop a curriculum to serve as a guide for teaching and learning the Odawamowin language. The curriculum will be developed with help from the elders who speak the language fluently. In the second year, a language teacher will be hired to teach the language using the curriculum and will be mentored by the same elders who were involved in the development of the curriculum. In the third year the project elders who are fluent speakers will be recorded in different settings where the language is spoken. A minimum of 85 tribal community members are expected to increase their ability to speak the language by the end of the project period. The project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
State Minnesota
Amount $84,600.00
Project Title Anokii’indig – Working Together Program
Project Summary This project will allow six language teachers to supervise and teach the Ojibwe language twice a week in three locations on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The curriculum developed will be taught to people of all ages; which in turn, will enable the development of a structured language division to teach Band members Ojibwe history, conduct research and speak their native language. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center (NELC)
State Minnesota
Amount $175,000.00
Project Title Wicoie Native Language Revitalization Project of the Little Earth Community
Project Summary This project will assist the Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center and the Alliance of Early Childhood Professionals in the development of the Wicoie Dakota/Ojibwe Language Revitalization Program. The project will include the establishment of language immersion programs at four early childhood programs, organize language tables, native language bingo sessions, language camps, and other opportunities for active participation and experience in Native language acquisition for families and community members. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Chief Dull Knife College
State Montana
Amount $163,164.00
Project Title Northern Cheyenne Language Reading and Writing Project
Project Summary This project is to develop and implement a Northern Cheyenne Language Reading and Writing project. The purpose of this project is to establish a core of twelve Northern Cheyenne teachers with Class 7 Language Teacher Certification. These teachers will become proficient readers and writers of the Northern Cheyenne language using the official orthography of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. The twelve participants will represent the five communities within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and will network with the preschool through tribal college educational systems, as well as, community based organizations to develop reservation-wide Northern Cheyenne reading and writing literacy. This project will focus on the writing of the Northern Cheyenne language and collect materials from elders such as song, myths, and legends to develop into language curriculum. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Nebraska Indian Community College
State Nebraska
Amount $61,350.00
Project Title Omaha Language Project
Project Summary The Nebraska Indian Community College will develop and administer a comprehensive Omaha language survey instrument that will be used in the development, assessment and planning of short and long term Omaha language goals. Through research findings and the survey, an Omaha language data base and status report will be started for a formal, comprehensive, and cohesive preservation plan. The project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Indigenous Language Institute
State New Mexico
Amount $175,000.00
Project Title Language Materials Development Center
Project Summary This project will establish a Language Materials Development Center to provide multi-media technology and expertise to Tribes and individuals interested in developing materials for language instruction and preservation. The center will be a state-of-the-art center and Language Repository to research and produce digital media materials, games, books, storybooks, dictionaries, CD-ROMs, videos, DVDs, web pages and interactive internet instruction. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Mescalero Apache Tribe
State New Mexico
Amount $174,864.00
Project Title Apache Language Preservation and Revitalization on the Mescalero Apache Reservation
Project Summary This project is to initiate a master-apprentice program and develop Apache language materials such as written text and audio recordings. The project will create language workshops and classes that create a forum for community discussion and communication about language classes. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc. (NACS)
State New York
Amount $76,500.00
Project Title Haudenosaunee Empowerment through Language Preservation (H.E.L.P.) Project
Project Summary The project will have at least eight events held in Erie and Niagara Counties generating 500 formal Native Language surveys to access the interest in, status of, and resources available for the six local Native languages. The data and community input collected will be reviewed by the project in collaboration with a Community Language Advisory Council. They will develop a series of community, long range language goals towards the preservation and maintenance of the six primary Native American languages. The project is to be completed within the 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Kaw Nation
State Oklahoma
Amount $71,380.00
Project Title Kanza Language Project
Project Summary The project will develop, test and evaluate language software. Culturally appropriate software will be developed to include culturally relevant images and concepts. Current language classes will continue to be taught through implementation of the software, and an Apprentice/Teacher will start new classes. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Osage Tribe
State Oklahoma
Amount $137,983.00
Project Title Design and Development of the Osage Language Program
Project Summary This project will design and develop the basic infrastructure to support the language department program. A formal curriculum will be developed for beginner and intermediate classes so that as people are trained to teach, they will have class lessons to follow. A repository of audio and visual media will be developed for use in program design as well as preservation of existing repository materials in sustainable formats. Oral histories of elders will be recorded. An Osage language website will be created. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $175,000.00
Project Title “Pari Pakuru: Revitalizing Our Language, Strengthening Our Nation”
Project Summary This project will establish a teacher training program and language nest model at the Pawnee Nation Academy to revitalize their language and create opportunities for tribal members to learn their language and culture. The project will partner with the Husaka Child Learning Center to establish the Language Nest Model at the learning center. In addition, the Community Action and Husaka early childhood curriculum specialists will develop a curriculum for pre-school students and develop a modified High Scope curriculum that will integrate Pawnee language and culture. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)
State Oregon
Amount $175,000.00
Project Title Wiyat’ish Naknuwit “For the Future” Master-Apprentice Language Project
Project Summary The Wiyat’ish Naknuwit is a Master-Apprentice program for language instruction and learning for the purpose of preserving and maintaining the Tribes’ three languages: Cayuse/Nez Perce, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. This project will develop 6 new speakers (the apprentices) who will become teachers. The focus of this project is to produce teachers who will have the level of proficiency and trained in the most effective language strategies to be eligible for licensure by the CTUIR and the State of Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Makah Indian Tribe
State Washington
Amount $150,665.00
Project Title q w iq w idiccaq For All Ages Project
Project Summary This project will increase the number of Tribally Certified and State Certified Makah Language Teachers who will develop curricular materials for First and Second Grade students, create language curriculum for the pre-school students and create a scope and sequence chart that will build students Makah language and cultural experiences. The certified teachers will assist teachers in Primary grades, the community language classes and teach tribal employees in order to increase the level of language proficiency. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
State Wisconsin
Amount $146,128.00
Project Title LdF Gifted and Talented (Student & Family) Ojibwe Language Project
Project Summary This project will encourage students and families of the Lac du Flambeau Tribe to excel in Ojibwe language. The tribe will provide 70 workbooks, 420 instructional sessions, produce 35 participants’ video tapes, and 35 language immersion camps. The materials created will benefit 500 LdF Public School and Lakeland Union High School native students. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Waadookodaading Charter School
State Wisconsin
Amount $175,000.00
Project Title Waadookodaading Immersion Charter School: Enhancing Language Fluency for Very Young Children and Their Parents
Project Summary The Waadookodaading Immersion Charter School will build Ojibwe immersion “language nests” for infants and toddlers, and expand the pre-school immersion programming. This project will also expand inter-generational language learning, through family language classes, seasonal immersion feasts and other immersion programs involving parents, grandparents and elders of young children. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

 

Environmental Enhancement

The Administration for Native Americans received 42 applications for FY 2005 Environmental Regulatory Enhancement grant. Of the 42 applications received, 13 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $1,879,798.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Chickaloon Village Traditional Council
State Alaska
Amount $249,968.00
Project Title Building Tribal Capacity through the Development of an Ecosystem-Based Plan
Project Summary The Chickaloon Village Traditional Council will develop an ecosystem-based environmental plan designed to enhance the Tribe’s technical and program capacity to carryout a comprehensive environmental program. The project has four areas of focus: 1) community education/community direction of the plan; 2) data gathering and analysis; 3) plan development; 4) and plan implementation. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Port Graham Village Council
State Alaska
Amount $136,665.00
Project Title Documenting Traditional Management Practices and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Elders
Project Summary The Native Village of Port Graham will use this grant to document its traditional knowledge and practices of resource management and apply these methods in its Environmental Management Plan. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC)
State Alaska
Amount $217,410.00
Project Title Tribal Water Quality Monitoring and Standard-Setting for the Yukon River Watershed
Project Summary The YRITWC will implement a water quality monitoring plan for the lower Yukon River. Mining operations, upstream raw sewage problems, DOD activity are a few examples of contaminant sources that impact the Yukon watershed and the lower portion of the river. This organization uses a grass roots community based approach through consultation for all of their endeavors. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hoopa Valley Tribal Council: Natural Resources Division Forestry Department
State California
Amount $221,996.00
Project Title

Development of a Tribal Game and Non-Game Management Strategy for the Hoopa Valley

Project Summary The Hoopa Valley Tribe will utilize both product and process evaluation tools to ensure the success of this project. Products will include a completed curriculum that can be used by hunter educators, a hunting handbook and a management plan that includes regulatory operating procedures for monitoring and enforcement. A finalized management plan will be developed for council approval for the regulatory structure of gaming and non-gaming species. In addition a permanent oversight committee will be established to ensure the long term success of the management plan. This project will be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Shingle Springs Rancheria
State California
Amount $152,561.00
Project Title Environmental Capacity Development Project
Project Summary This project will develop and implement a comprehensive training program for the current environmental staff to include a shadowing program offered by a local environmental firm. The Tribe proposes to develop capacity by enhancing the skills of existing EPA staff and training 10 high school youth in solid waste management activities. The project will identify solid waste hazards and provide a culturally relevant environmental program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
State Idaho
Amount $120,806.00
Project Title

Strategy Toward Self-Sufficiency through Treatment-as-State Under the Clean Water Act

Project Summary This project will create a strategy that can be used to overcome the challenges that the Tribe has faced in managing water resources within its aboriginal territory. The project will identify the legal requirements and process needed to achieve Treatment-as-State (TAS) under the Clean Water Act. The project will prepare an inventory describing the status of the waters of the Tribe. This data will help the Tribe to pursue the TAS, develop water codes, statutes and regulations. An MOU will be developed describing the relative roles and responsibilities of the Tribe, Environmental Protection Agency, and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. This project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Lac Vieux Desert Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa
State Michigan
Amount $51,284.00
Project Title Lac Vieux Desert Open Site Waste Dump Prevention Project
Project Summary The Tribe will plan and implement a Reservation wide project to prevent open site waste dumps on Reservation lands, develop Tribal rules to prevent bad waste disposal practices, and educate the Reservation community on the need for re-cycling and proper waste disposal. This project will review and draft, for presentation to the Tribal Council, new tribal ordinances to prevent open waste sites on Tribal lands. The project will create a strategic plan on re-cycling for the Tribal community to be presented to the Tribal Council and community; create a plan for a tribal community waste management education plan; and, create a tool to enforce ordinances and prevent open waste dumping on Reservation land by using the Tribal Geographic Information System. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name 1854 Authority
State Minnesota
Amount $88,685.00
Project Title 1854 Authority Natural and Cultural Resource Specialist
Project Summary This project will develop a natural and cultural resource database that will allow the tribal organization to properly identify and document natural and resource sites within the reservation boundaries. The organization will partner with tribal, federal, state and local agencies to obtain available information and organize into a geographic information system database which will form the foundation for consultation activities and will be available to tribal staff and future reference. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Kaw Nation
State Oklahoma
Amount $117,764.00
Project Title Kaw Nation Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Project
Project Summary The Kaw Nation will develop and implement Solid Waste, Food Handling and Underground Storage Tank (UST) codes. The Solid Waste code will help protect the lands from further dumping and educate members and local public of the detriment to the environment. The Food Handling code will protect the food stores by maintaining safe handling, proper cooking guidelines, safe storage of cooked foods and proper disposal of inedible foods for the Title VI program, Convenience Store, Casino Snack Bar and the Summer Lunch program. The UST code will address UST construction materials, monitoring and spillage aspects of the tanks. The project is scheduled to be completed within 17 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
State Oregon
Amount $80,254.00
Project Title Steelhead Protection & Regulation Project
Project Summary The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community will partner with two universities to assist with the trapping, assessment and tagging of steelhead fish. The university students will count the number of endangered species that return to reservation waters, assess their condition, and track them to where they spawn. The tribe will draft preservation regulations and amend the Tribal fish & wildlife ordinance for reservation lands. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Kalispel Tribe of Indians
State Washington
Amount $203,095.00
Project Title Development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Policy
Project Summary This project will develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) to protect cultural resources, ensure integrated development, and minimize adverse effects within and adjacent to the project area. The technical and policy capacities developed will fulfill federal NEPA requirements and define the cross-jurisdictional relationships for non-point source pollution with the city and state jurisdictions. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Makah Tribal Council
State Washington
Amount $158,437.00
Project Title Improving the Regulatory Management of the Terrestrial and Marine Environment Utilized by the Makah Tribe
Project Summary This project will adopt environmental regulations through ordinance or resolution to manage black bears and noxious weeds. Black bear data will be used to set annual harvest regulations through Tribal Council ordinance by incorporating population and survival data. The data will be used for setting hunting regulations and establish protection measures which will be incorporated into a forest management plan, comprehensive land use plan and integrated resource management plan. The development of a noxious weed management plan will contain regulatory measures that prevent the introduction, reproduction, and spread of noxious weeds on the reservation. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
State Wisconsin
Amount $80,873.00
Project Title GLIFWC’s Great Lakes Annex and Regional Collaboration Program
Project Summary This project will allow the Commission to ensue adequate protection of treaty resources and the habitats that sustain them within the inland ceded territories of the Great Lakes drainage basin and Lake Superior. GLIFWC will enable tribes under these treaties to restore polluted sites in urban areas in the lower Great Lakes and develop an agreement to regulate water withdrawals. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

 

Environmental Mitigation

The Administration for Native Americans received applications for FY 2005 Environmental Mitigation grant. Of the 3 applications received, 2 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $207,332.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
State Alaska
Amount $125,000.00
Project Title DoD Phase II Subsistence Mitigation Planning Project
Project Summary This project will plan, research, and document specific impacts to Native subsistence resources resulting from DoD facilities and activities in southeast Alaska. A long range plan will be completed for mitigation of identified impacts. The project will evaluate the potential impacts to 10 communities not evaluated under current NALEMP program. The project will test for contaminants in subsistence foods at higher risk sites. A remediation plan to address subsistence contamination will be developed. A major tribal goal of protection of subsistence resources will have been advanced. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Kuskokwim Native Association
State Alaska
Amount $82,332.00
Project Title Community Directed PBC Mitigation Project for Aniak, Alaska
Project Summary This project will allow the Aniak Community to establish self-sufficiency by minimizing exposure to DOD contaminants. The Association will collaborate with numerous stakeholders to develop a method of confirming all possible contaminated sites, address the environmental health and justice issues and relay all information to the State of Alaska and the Department of Defense. The information will be incorporated in a final PCB mitigation effort to exchange information among remote or isolated Alaska Native rural communities and health care providers. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

 

Projects that Improve Child Well-Being by Fostering Healthy Marriages within Native Communities

The Administration for Native Americans received 42 applications for FY 2005 Healthy Marriage grant. Of the 42 applications received, 8 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $1,115,844.00. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Chugachmiut
State Alaska
Amount $138,456.00
Project Title Positive Relationship Pathways
Project Summary This project will implement family preservation skill-building workshop activities for Native Alaskan couples within the Chugachmiut region. It will increase the percentage of Native couples and individuals who have skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about healthy relationships, including skills that can help them form and sustain a family preservation. This project will also train teams of facilitators using the PREP curriculum adjusted to be cultural sensitive to Native Alaskan culture. These team members will return to their communities to hold workshops and provide coaching. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Mount Sanford Tribal Consortium
State Alaska
Amount $147,184.00
Project Title Healthy Relationships Project
Project Summary This project will develop and pilot a culturally appropriate, healthy relationships component for Mount Sanford's wellness program. This new program component will reaffirm traditional family values and raise awareness of the benefits of healthy relationships and marriage for children, families, and communities. This project will also provide healthy relationship skill building activities for adults and abstinence education with risk elimination and healthy relationship training for youth. Partners include the Let's Talk Healthy Relationship Program in Anchorage and Families Northwest. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak
State Alaska
Amount $90,688.00
Project Title Sun'aq Healthy Family Initiative
Project Summary This project will develop a culturally consistent curriculum and counseling strategies for continued use in the Native community. Families and individuals will be provided with the tools and resources to empower them to identify, choose and maintain healthy relationships and lifestyles at all stages of life within a supportive setting where feedback will be provided from clinicians and Native elders. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
State Minnesota
Amount $149,315.00
Project Title Healthy Native Fathers Project
Project Summary This project is an intervention project to provide urban teen and adult Native American fathers with a supportive, cultural environment in which to learn the tools to excel at parenting and relationship issues while gaining knowledge, in culture and life skills. The project will have a thorough evaluation plan and a solid curriculum which will be directly related to the development of healthy relationships. The project will consist of a group mothers and fathers who will learn how to interact with their children. The educational component includes topics such as traditional parenting, communication, healthy relationships, and inexpensive/safe/educational family activities. The project will have family nights and family outings each year. In partnership with the Family Violence Program, individual and couple counseling; as well as, domestic violence and anger management group sessions will be offered. This is for couples dealing with domestic violence in their relationship. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $150,000.00
Project Title Choctaw Nation Healthy Marriages/Healthy Kids Project
Project Summary This project will provide, family support services, and marriage enrichment classes to Native American children and young adults within the Choctaw community in order to promote a healthy home environment and promote family preservation. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Citizen Potawatomi Nation
State Oklahoma
Amount $149,122.00
Project Title Project SNAFU (Saving Native American Family Units)
Project Summary This project will provide relationship-building skills classes to Native American married couples with children, married couples raising Native American children within the community and to tribal members. The classes provided will include effective communication, conflict resolution, healthy relationship skills, and parent accountability. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center
State Oklahoma
Amount $141,079.00
Project Title “Healthy Relationship Skills for Youth”
Project Summary This project will partner with the American Indian Young Women’s Sorority, Gamma Delta Pi (University of Oklahoma) the Chickasaw Nation, and the United Keetowah Band of Cherokees, to develop and implement a Healthy Relationship Skills curriculum and training for youth/young adults ages 11-23. Historical documents will be researched to review traditional beliefs and values regarding relationship skills and communication skills. From these reviews a written summary will be prepared of these beliefs and values and will be implemented with the curriculum. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYF)
State Oregon
Amount $150,000.00
Project Title Healing Circle Family Preservation Project
Project Summary This project will allow American Indian/Alaskan Native community members within the Portland Metropolitan Area to remove barriers to forming lasting families and family preservation by providing marriage and pre-marital education and relationship services to men, women, elders, youth and community members.   NAYF will partnership with 10 other communities within a 3 year period creating curriculum materials for parenting education classes and pre-marital education which will improve communication, goal-setting and problem solving capabilities.  This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of award.