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Grants Archive FY 2006

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Fiscal Year 2006 Grant Archive

Social and Economic Development Strategies

The Administration for Native Americans received 230 applications for FY 2006 SEDS grant. Of the 230 applications received, 57 were approved and funded. The total amount funded was $10,683,811 The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Poarch Band of Creek Indians
State Alabama
Amount $55,288
Project Title Social and Economic Development Strategies
Project Summary

This is a social and economic development strategic planning project on PL 638 contracts. Identify problems in delivering services and prioritize issues so Tribal Government can improve performance. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Calista Elders Council
State Alaska
Amount $189,192
Project Title The Way We Genuinely Live: Yup'ik Teachings, Words of Wisdom and Rules for Right Living
Project Summary

This project will integrate the knowledge, wisdom and skills of Elders to sustain traditional values and methods to mentor Youth in order to promote healthy relationships and strengthen families and communities within the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Chugach Regional Resources Commission
State Alaska
Amount $300,000
Project Title Chugach Native Region of Alaska Economic Development Project
Project Summary

This project will create business and employment opportunities in its member communities based on the development of the fisheries resources. The project will involve three of the village fisheries economic development projects in the region plus a full-time position to provide business services to the villages. The project includes developing safe and effective methods for improving incubation and marine survival of pink salmon from the Port Graham hatchery, reestablishing the Nanwalek sockeye salmon enhancement project, and developing techniques for commercial production of cockles at Tatitlek. The project will provide the region's tribes and tribal members with business services such as analysis, advice, planning and identifying financing opportunities. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
State Alaska
Amount $288,465
Project Title Two Spirits Arts Center
Project Summary

This project will expand its existing Two Spirits Gallery into an Art Center to better meet the needs of gallery participants and to re-locate the gallery/art center to a more marketable downtown location. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Kenaitze Indian Tribe
State Alaska
Amount $109,586
Project Title K'beq Interpretive Site Cultural Tourism Project
Project Summary

This project will develop a K'Beq Interpretive Site in order to increase cultural interpretive jobs and promote the cultural and economic well-being of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. The K'Beq Interpretive Program will include a living history project featuring the Darien-Lindgren Cabin, an archeology lab, and guest artists/story tellers/historians; Nightwalk Performances featuring Dena'ina performers; a weekly Saturday market featuring Native artisan vendors; an expanded gift shop, and a marketing plan designed to increase international tourist visits by 15% and overall visits and revenues by an average annual growth of 28%. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Knik Tribal Council
State Alaska
Amount $344,460
Project Title Knik Tribal Workforce Development Project
Project Summary

This project will provide Tribal members and Native Borough residents with career guidance, education, training and job placement assistance. Three partner organizations that are each involved in important aspects of workforce development include the Alaska Job Center , Maximus and Alaska Works Partnership. They will provide important technical assistance and collaboration toward the success of this project. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Sitka Tribe of Alaska
State Alaska
Amount $248,167
Project Title “Made in Sitka” Small Business Development Project
Project Summary

The Sitka Tribal Artist and Small Business Development Certification project will provide the skills and training necessary for the tribal citizens to capitalize on integrated opportunities. They are being provided through two tribal arts-based businesses (“Made in Sitka”) tribal artists cooperative, and the expansion of the Sitka Tribal Tannery Demonstration Effort. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Iina' Coalition
State Arizona
Amount $86,740
Project Title Iina' Coalition Sustainability Project (T'aa Nihi Anitt'eego)
Project Summary

This project will assist the Iina' Coalition to develop organizational and management capacity building activities that enhance community based program delivery systems and services. The project will develop a Five-year Strategic Plan, establish a Community Grants Resource Center , and coordinate student internships. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Moenkopi Developers Corporation
State Arizona
Amount $237,163
Project Title Capacity and Management Building for UVM Water Utility Authority
Project Summary

This project will upgrade the organizational and management capacity of the Upper Village of Moenkopi of the Hopi Tribe to enhance the capacity of the Volunteer Water and Sanitation Committee, develop the Moenkopi Utility Authority (MUA), and develop ordinances for the MUA. Approximately 1,000 people will be served by this project. This project will be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Native American Connections
State Arizona
Amount $188,000
Project Title Enhancing Security, Communications, Customer Service and Community Access to Training and Services at the NA Business Cultural Center
Project Summary

This project will develop a state of the art technology infrastructure system to include a building security system, telecommunications, and customer database. This system will enhance services at the newly established one-stop urban Native American business and cultural service center. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Shonto Community Development Corporation, Inc.
State Arizona
Amount $83,860
Project Title Building Capacity through Partnerships to Empower and Revitalize the Shaatohi Community
Project Summary

This project intends to increase the capacity of the Shonto Development Corporation. To achieve this a strategic work session will be held and board members will attend workshops to expand their knowledge to better support the community's economic and social development. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name The Nakwatsvewat Institute, Inc.
State Arizona
Amount $300,000
Project Title Hopi Dispute Resolution Services
Project Summary

This project will develop an alternative dispute resolution program for the villages of the Hopi Tribe in Arizona called the Hopi Dispute Resolution. This project will train volunteer village members in mediation and negotiation skills, coordinate and administer the disputes resolution process for participating disputants, assist the villages in formalizing the process at the village level, and involve village and tribal leaders as well as Hopi judicial system in order to ensure that disputants utilize the service. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Karuk Tribe of California
State California
Amount $300,000
Project Title Karuk Paths to Prosperity: A Comprehensive Community Capacity Building Project
Project Summary

This project will recruit, hire, promote, and retain its own members as employees and increase employment, post secondary education, and provide career development. It will establish minimum training standards and develop personnel policies as well as partner with six (6) public and private sector organizations and develop six (6) new personnel policies. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Manzanita Band of Mission Indians
State California
Amount $66,879
Project Title Manzanita Tribal Action Plan for Self-Sufficiency
Project Summary

The goal of the proposed project is to develop a strategic plan named the Manzanita Tribal Action Plan (TAP). The Plan will enable the Tribal government to better access and utilize the resources that will enhance the community's health, well being, and culture by increasing tribal governance capability to exercise increased local control and decision-making over tribal resources and by moving Manzanita toward social and economic self-sufficiency. This will be accomplished by surveying the community regarding their areas of interest, prioritizing these areas based on community input, and developing a series of short-, intermediate, and long term goals that will reflect the Tribe's newly identified priorities. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Nor El Muk Band of Wintu Indians of Northern California
State California
Amount $113,441
Project Title Nor El Muk Strategic Planning Project
Project Summary

This project will assist the leadership's goal of identifying the membership needs by completing a demographic survey of community input of unmet needs, update tribal enrollment status, and develop and implement a Five-Year Strategic Plan. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Amount $146,879
Project Title Redwood Valley Government Capacity Building & Self-Sufficiency Project
Project Summary

This project will develop a Land Use Master Plan and an affordable Housing Site Plan while providing tribal members financial and home ownership education. The project will design and develop a road map for future social, economic and cultural development on newly acquired tribal land in coordination with the Tribe's existing land base and empower tribal members to achieve their own economic independence through homeownership. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Shingle Springs Rancheria
State California
Amount $127,852
Project Title Governance Codes & Ordinances Development Project
Project Summary

This project will develop and implement codes and ordinances in accordance with 24 CFR Part 1000 and 24 CFR Part 85, train staff and the Council on housing regulations and develop a Land Use Plan. The project will survey their membership to determine current and future housing needs. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
State California
Amount $143,470
Project Title Soboba Government Planning Assistance
Project Summary

This project will include planning, set-up, data collections, writing and implementing new guidelines, codes, and laws for the Tribe (specifically a Tribal Constitution and By-Laws). This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.
State California
Amount $250,000
Project Title Tribal Culturally Unchallenged Prevention & Placement Services (T-CUPPS)
Project Summary

The Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. will assist Tribal members by providing a variety of coordinated, culturally supported, family-oriented services. Services will include, but not limited to: family crisis intervention; child abuse/neglect and abandoned prevention workshops; diversion gatherings (Round-Ups); a sustainable, culturally sensitive foster care recruitment process; provide training opportunities to certify new Indian foster parents; promote appropriate extended family placements; and assist abused, neglected, and abandoned tribal children, youth and families. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Toyon-Wintu Center
State California
Amount $155,067
Project Title Toyon-Wintu Organic Production and Marketing Project
Project Summary

This project will establish a Wintu Organic Market in a heavily trafficked industrial/commercial complex north of downtown Redding , California . The Toyon-Wintu Center will purchase produce, fruit, honey, herbs, deer and salmon jerky from native and other organic growers and re-sell those items to the public through its twice a week market. They will sell to local nurseries, restaurants and local American Indian programs such as the California Indian Manpower Tribal Elders Program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Tribal Economic & Social Solutions Agency, Inc.
State California
Amount $300,624
Project Title Social Development Project to Create an Indian Foster Family Agency
Project Summary

This project will address the serious problem of how Indian child foster care and adoption services are managed in the ten-County Sacramento Valley region. This is a region where state and local social service departments need help in re-uniting Indian foster children with their families and keep them connected to their native culture. Start-up funding is sought to complete Phase II of the State certification process to establish TESSA as a Foster Family Agency. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name National Congress of American Indians Fund
State DC
Amount $300,000
Project Title National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
Project Summary

The NCAI Policy Research Center will increase the capacity to provide research on emerging social issues identified as priorities by Tribal leaders and facilitate proactive public policy development at the Tribal community and national levels. This project will focus on two inter-related sub-projects: (a) the development and facilitation of social development "communities of practice" and (b) the development of academic and applied research curriculum for tribal social services practitioners, Native college/graduate students in social development-related disciplines, and Native and non-Native scholars working on social development issues in tribal communities. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
State Georgia
Amount $86,850
Project Title

Teach and Record Traditional Natural Methods Used in Preserving Native Foods

Project Summary This project will assist the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee in preserving traditional Cherokee methods of drying and preserving native foods. This project will also provide the Tribe with the ability to develop and disseminate a cookbook and DVD. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.
Grantee Name Pa'a Taotao Tano'
State Guam
Amount $338,738
Project Title Pa'a Taotao Tano Northern Cultural Performing Arts Project
Project Summary

This project intends to provide 410 Chamorro performing arts practitioners from the northern villages of Dedego and Yigo opportunities to showcase their cultural traditions. This will be done through study, instruction, marketable exhibition of Chamorro songs, chants, and dances. The project will also assist advanced performing arts practitioners in partnering with hotels serving the tourism industry for economic benefit. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hui Malama o Mo'omomi
State Hawaii
Amount $150,000
Project Title Hanai a "Ai (care for and eat from)
Project Summary

This project will assist the Hui Malama o Mo'omomi to extend community-based marine conservation concepts to communities along the Mo'omomi coast of Moloka'I that are dependent on subsistence fisheries by producing and disseminating Hawaiian moon calendars. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Keiki O ka Aina Preschool, Inc.
State Hawaii
Amount $200,000
Project Title Houlu I Ka Mea Kanu - To Grow that which is planted (Figuratively people, Literally Plants)
Project Summary

This project will establish a cultural and educational learning center for low to moderate income Native Hawaiian families who reside on Oahu . This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Na Kamalei-Ko'olauLoa Early Education Program (K.E.E.P.)
State Hawaii
Amount $377,091
Project Title Na Kama o Ko'olauLoa
Project Summary

This project will develop and publish 8 Native Hawaiian children's books for 3,000 children, a cultural curriculum for 250 parents and classrooms, training 24 providers and 12 interns, and enhance the communication and feedback of family-to-provider collaboration by supporting 10 family's attendance at two monthly community meetings for parents of special needs children. This project will partner with four native organizations that serve the community to generate resources to enhance the project. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Native Hawaiian Tourism Hospitality Association
State Hawaii
Amount $305,650
Project Title Shaping the Future of Tourism: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Native Hawaiians
Project Summary

This project will improve opportunities for Native Hawaiians to succeed in and shape Hawaii 's dominant industry -- tourism. Participants will share their cultural expertise and experience in developing respectful and authentic Hawaiian Culture Immersion and Cultural Certification Programs which will have market value to the tourist industry; training 25 as Program Trainers; deliver, evaluate, refine, and pilot the programs to 20 executives and 86 operational employees within hotel properties in Waikiki on O'ahu; and to empower the trainers to provide this training throughout the tourist industry on a for-fee basis. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name The Neighborhood Place of Wailuku, Inc.
State Hawaii
Amount $328,928
Project Title Wailuku Ho'onui Mana 'Ohana Initiative - Family Strengthening Program
Project Summary

This project will design and provide a continuum of programs focused on guiding participants through a series of family development and enhancement activities and culminate in leadership training and opportunities for the most motivated families to create their own businesses in order to promote self-sufficiency. The project will enlist an established network community of partners to secure the resources necessary to develop and implement this unique, community-based initiative. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Indian Township Tribal Government
State Maine
Amount $79,560
Project Title Workforce Training and Assisted Living Start-up
Project Summary

This project will develop a licensed assisted living facility to serve the Passamaquoddy elders on the Indian Township reservation. The facility will provide a home-like setting for elders aged 55 and older who have difficulty managing their activities of daily living and need 24-hour supervised care. The project activities will be to expand qualifications of Tribal members hired for direct care work, secure employment for community members in meaningful care giving roles, and high-quality, culturally appropriate care for tribal elders in their home community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority
State Michigan
Amount $30,413
Project Title Gigoike "I am fishing": An 1836 Treaty Fishery Public Education Project
Project Summary

The project is to develop and disseminate a 12 page booklet discussing basic CORA functions and the 1836 Treaty fishery to benefit the 41,144 CORA tribal members in the surrounding area of the northern lakes of Michigan . Due to the lack of factual information, tribes have fought against discrimination and fishery allocation conflicts to ensure a healthy, sustainable fishery in which its members can exercise their treaty right to fish in peace and prosperity. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Lac Vieux Desert Tribe/Lake Superior Chippewa
State Michigan
Amount $82,920
Project Title Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Real Estate Office
Project Summary

This project will create a for-profit Tribal enterprise that will create jobs, and create opportunities for the Tribe and Tribal members to acquire land, develop land, and increase home ownership among the membership. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name American Indian Economic Development Fund (AIEDF)
State Minnesota
Amount $125,000
Project Title Social & Economic Development Strategies - AIDEF Expansion into Five State Regions
Project Summary

This project will establish new training sites on and near reservations and areas with a significant low-income population and hold entrepreneurial workshops. AIEDF will provide culturally relevant small business development services and gap loans to existing small businesses. As a result from the training, new community based business will be started. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name National Tribal Development Association
State Montana
Amount $155,945
Project Title 21 st Century Economic Warriors Development Initiative
Project Summary

The project will reach out to and educate Tribal decision makers and business leaders about the need to create "Investor Friendly" business environments on their reservations. The project will also provide one-on-one assistance to a minimum of 20 National Tribal Development Association member tribes in how to create a Tribal Industrial Park complete with a Tribal Uniform Commercial Code. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name New Day, Inc.
State Montana
Amount $280,299
Project Title The New Day Foster Family Development Project for American Indian Youth in Treatment for Mental Health and/or Chemical Dependency
Project Summary

The Native American Foster Family project will recruit, train and license 30 Native American foster families who will be available to provide foster homes for 30-60 American Indian, Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) foster youth. This project will attempt to identify and recruit healthy and strong Native American families via an active recruitment strategy that includes considerable work with faith-based organizations, community and civic groups, Native American organizations and groups, and Tribal governments in Montana and Wyoming . This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Indian Center, Inc.
State Nebraska
Amount $177,443
Project Title Nebraska Indian Online One-Stop
Project Summary

This project will create and support a web portal providing comprehensive employment assistance to Native Americans in Nebraska that combats unemployment. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Ely Shoshone Tribe
State Nevada
Amount $90,533
Project Title Law and Order Codes Development
Project Summary

This project will enable the Ely Shoshone Tribe to exercise local control and decision-making over their resources by revising, developing, and adopting seven Law and Order Codes. Codes will include criminal, traffic, children and guardianship, domestic relation and probate, parole and probation, and housing. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe
State Nevada
Amount $200,000
Project Title Voices and a Vision
Project Summary

This project will create a 10 year Economic Development Plan which will incorporate both a Fallon Tribal Development Corporation Plan and a Tribal Economic Development Plan into a long range comprehensive economic strategy which complement one another in promoting a culturally integrated community which values business, education, and social growth of the individual as well as the whole Tribe. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley
State Nevada
Amount $142,351
Project Title Shoshone-Paiute Tribes ANA SEDS Project
Project Summary

This project will assist the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley to expand the services of their grocery store, train staff, and improve operations through the development of a management plan. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Native American Professional Parent Resources, Inc.
State New Mexico
Amount $199,069
Project Title "First Steps" A Culturally Relevant and Appropriate Model for Primary Prevention of Child Abuse/neglect
Project Summary

This project will develop a comprehensive model for primary prevention of child abuse/neglect that is culturally relevant and appropriate in the communities served. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Shinnecock Indian Nation
State New York
Amount $190,987
Project Title Shinnecock Shellfish Hatcheries and Environmental Center
Project Summary

This project intends to enhance a small shellfish project and create the Hatcheries and Environmental Center . The Center will not only generate revenue for the Tribe, but it will also educate the youth about aquaculture. This will ensure the project's longevity and sustainability of the Tribe's marine culture. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center, Inc.
State North Carolina
Amount $204,405
Project Title Hawkeye Professional Development and Self-Sufficiency Project
Project Summary

This project will provide a career ladder for the childcare center staff to receive an early childhood professional degree and make program improvements necessary to obtain a 4-Star Rating License resulting in higher revenue and self-sustainability. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation
State North Carolina
Amount $93,434
Project Title Occaneechi Homeland Preservation Project: Phase Two
Project Summary

This project will assist the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation to implement a heritage tourism project that includes the creation of a native village and training of Tribal members. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Three Affiliated Tribes
State North Dakota
Amount $88,000
Project Title Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Code Amendment Project
Project Summary

This project will assist the Three Affiliated Tribes to enhance the legal infrastructure by updating and amending existing Tribal codes. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Northern Marianas College
State Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Amount $300,000
Project Title Project Connect: Inter-Island Distance Learning Network
Project Summary

This project's overview is to connect the 3 remote islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota with reliable and consistent access to education, information, and vital resources. This will be accomplished through a point-to-point wireless network. This will allow the transmission of critical knowledge, valuable resources including educational courses, workshops, telemedicine, and community services. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name American Indian Education Center
State Ohio
Amount $256,445
Project Title Strong and Stable Native Youth
Project Summary

This project will implement a culturally-tailored version of the strengthening families' program curriculum which provides intensive community outreach, case management and referral services for families; a family-focused talking circle; and a series of cultural pride and identify classes (i.e. beading, singing, drumming, and storytelling.) This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Citizen Potawatomi Nation
State Oklahoma
Amount $51,793
Project Title Citizen Potawatomi Nation Technology Implementation Project
Project Summary

The goal is to achieve an updated, improved technology-based data management and communication networking system of the CPN administrative and governmental infrastructure. This will involve networking current systems that transmit and receive emails, retrieve and store data, and accessing the internet. The result will be increased staff productivity and better services to Tribal members. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Kiowa Young Men's Association
State Oklahoma
Amount $139,339
Project Title Kiowa Intergenerational Mentoring Project
Project Summary

This project will implement an intergenerational project where elders will mentor the younger generation in Kiowa history and culture. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $115,000
Project Title Ponca Tribal Master Plan
Project Summary

The project will assist the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma in developing a Master Plan to document the vision for growth of tribal programs and economic development over the next 10-15 years. The Master Plan will identify potential projects, sequence and timing, and cost estimates which will be incorporated into a Capital Improvements Program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the ward.

Grantee Name United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
State Oklahoma
Amount $215,135
Project Title

Preparing Native Youth: Further Along Life's Journey

Project Summary

This project will develop a plan for organizing and carrying out a National Initiative. The project will utilize the leadership and personal development skills of Native youth in addressing a problem area of national significance that has been identified by youth, who will then plan a local community approach that addresses that topic. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Cangleska, Inc.
State South Dakota
Amount $298,000
Project Title Winyan Ki Igluonihanipi (Women Reclaiming Sacredness)
Project Summary

This project will create and sustain a healing center that supports Lakota women, their partners, and kinship networks in the reclamation of a healthy and a balanced lifestyle. The project will establish a facility that provides tangible mental health services and treatment that serves to improve the lives of individuals, families, kinship networks, and the tribal community. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative
State South Dakota
Amount $285,000
Project Title Strengthening the Buffalo Nation
Project Summary

This project will develop and enhance subsistence activities that retain or re-establish Native traditional foods and/or by- products of natural resources for local and commercial markets. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Wakanyeja Pawicayapi, Inc.
State South Dakota
Amount $274,906
Project Title Tiwahe wicozani Pi Kte Enhancement Project
Project Summary

The project will provide equine therapeutic services and horsemanship skills training for 50 Lakota youth ages 11-16. This project will provide support to the children in four domains of individual development: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. The children will be enrolled in the project in phases and the project is structured to retain children that enroll in the first year activities. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Inc.
State Texas
Amount $50,000
Project Title Identification and Reintroduction of the Lipan Apache Foods
Project Summary

Based on the results of the Tribal anthropological report and the preservation concerns of the Elders Committee on the traditional Lipan Apache foods, the Tribal government concluded that improvement of its social, health, and culture needs was in urgent need of intervention. This project will preserve and document the traditional foods with an annotation on impacts for healthy living. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
State Washington
Amount $175,000
Project Title Jamestown Family Health Clinic
Project Summary

This project will improve the Tribe's governance position by increasing the capacity of the Tribe to provide health services for its members. This project will supply equipment for a new facility that will house their medical clinic and other Tribal health programs. The new facility will enable them to further develop the clinic business over a five year period by adding new clinical services and increasing the efficiency of current lines of business. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
State Washington
Amount $159,574
Project Title Stillaguamish Tribal Transit System
Project Summary

This project will develop a more accessible Tribal health and social services program. This project will provide a flexible transit system that will transport Tribal members to a variety of established Tribal services and businesses. Tribal elders and youth will have increased accessibility to transportation to local destinations independent of family members. Approximately 1,030 clients will be served by this project. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Mashikisbi ( Bad River ) Boys and Girls Club
State Wisconsin
Amount $100,870
Project Title Preparing for Life
Project Summary

This project will assist 50 teens in gaining the life skills they need to become capable, responsible, and successful adults. The life skills will include proper nutrition, money management, career education, leadership development, positive community involvement, and selecting and caring for homes and automotives. Six life skills modules will be identified, researched, and developed into engaging lessons for teens. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Alaska

The Administration for Native Americans received 14 applications for FY 2006 SEDS Alaska grant. Of the 15 applications received, 3 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $338,313. The following applications were awarded funding:

Project Council of Athabascan Tribal Government
State Alaska
Amount $109,033
Project Title Self Governance for the Conservation of Traditional Lands: Tribal Land Use Planning Initiative
Project Summary

This initiative will build the foundation for the development of effective, appropriate tribal natural resources programming among participating tribes. Through an integrated approach of traditional tribal land use mapping, planning, and conservation, participating tribes will build their capacity and ability to effectively govern their lands and resources into the future. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hoonah Indian Association
State Alaska
Amount $174,280
Project Title Developing a Community Based Plan for a Hoonah Cultural Heritage Center
Project Summary

This consortium between HIA, the Huna Heritage Foundation and the Huna Totem Corporation will develop programs for the Cultural Heritage Center at Icy Strait Point through a comprehensive community-based planning effort. The project will complete a comprehensive planning document that will identify tangible and intangible aspects of the cultural center worthy of protection and preservation; articulate strategies for protecting them; outline interpretive themes; and, present a conceptual design for the museum space and museum exhibits. This project will be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Telida Village Council
State Alaska
Amount $55,000
Project Title Telida Ordinance and Policy Development Project
Project Summary This project will develop codes, ordinances and a procedural policy manual. This will help to establish an effective and efficient tribal government that reflects tribal policies and cultural values. This will improve the Tribe's regulatory, social and administrative infrastructure. This project will be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

 

Language Preservation

The Administration for Native Americans received 92 applications for FY 2006 Language Preservation and Maintenance grant. Of the 92 applications received, 13 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $1,554,026. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Smith River Rancheria
State California
Amount $129,761
Project Title Taa-laa-wa Dee-ni'Wee-ya' (The Tolowa Peoples' Language) Project
Project Summary

This project will assist the Smith River Rancheria to have three new Dee-ni' Wee-ya' language speakers, the development of age-appropriate curriculum for the Howonquet Day Care Center, Howonquet Head Start Program, Smith River Elementary School and the Del Norte High School. This project will also assist the tribe in obtaining documented recordings of their remaining fluent speakers. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Yurok Tribe
State California
Amount $155,701
Project Title Yurok Tribe Fluency Project
Project Summary

This project will assist the Yurok Tribe to develop a conceptual instruction framework with base curriculum units that will include academic coursework in basic, intermediate and advanced grammar. The project will develop language tests, fluency through intensive summer institutes and mentoring plans to provide mentoring to teacher interns in effective language training strategies. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Southern Ute Indian Tribe
State Colorado
Amount $113,818
Project Title Ute Language and Culture Expansion Project
Project Summary

This project will train 80 employees bi-weekly in the Ute Language and provide 400 employees in cultural awareness training. A Language curriculum will be developed to be utilized in the Montessori school and in the Tribal offices. An archive will be established that will include a pronunciation dictionary, a language CD for children, and audio recordings for beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses. This project will be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Penobscot Indian Nation
State Maine
Amount $175,000
Project Title Native Language Teacher Preparation Project
Project Summary

The project will create a bilingual community where the Penobscot language is used as the language of commerce, government, education, and community life. The Tribe will take steps toward this goal by introducing a teacher/apprentice program that will involve both Native and non-native teachers and will strive for State certification. This project will be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Hannahville Indian Community
State Michigan
Amount $131,477
Project Title Ensuring the Survival of the Potawatomi Language-Digital Connections Language Project
Project Summary

The project will establish a permanent and sustainable 21 st Century Digital Connections Language Project by launching four specific, interrelated Potawatomi language learning initiatives through integration of a cutting edge language curriculum. The overall intent is to continue the work already begun to close the technology gap in language learning models by strengthening the Tribe's digital connections to language curriculum. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
State Michigan
Amount $80,830
Project Title KBIC Anishinaabeg Language Revitalization and Preservation Plan
Project Summary

The project is to perform an assessment of the Ojibwe language on the L'Anse Indian Reservation. The results of the assessment will be used to develop a language preservation plan for the Tribe. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Salish Kootenai College
State Montana
Amount $135,175
Project Title Learning in Motion-Language Teaching Institute
Project Summary

This project will create a Language Teaching Institute that will produce fluent teachers and fluent speakers. The Salish Kootenai College , working with co-hort educators, studied successful language models, including the Maori Language Program, Total Physical Response Storytelling, the Hawaiian model and Master-Apprentice Language Theory. This data along with input from the community, local schools, culture committees and the immersion schools has completed the planning process and will be used to create the Language Teaching Institute. This project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Stone Child College
State Montana
Amount $144,810
Project Title Stone Child College Cree Language Preservation Project
Project Summary

The project will develop and preserve the Cree language, culture, history and philosophy with guidance from Tribal Elders on the Advisory Committee. Steps toward achieving this goal will involve information gathering/sharing through a 3 day conference, curriculum development and Summer Youth Immersion Camps. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name The Chickasaw Nation
State Oklahoma
Amount $93,378
Project Title The Chickasaw Nation's Cultural Center Language Revitalization Program
Project Summary

The project will assess the community's capacity to develop a language immersion program. The project will provide an intensive training for individuals who are potentially committed masters and apprentices. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $64,076
Project Title The Sauk Language Survey
Project Summary

The project is to provide tribal members multiple opportunities for access, input, and participation in every stage of project implementation. The survey and assessment process will involve collecting information about the language knowledge, interests, and attitudes of tribal members and identify resources, obstacles, and critical development areas for future planning. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde
State Oregon
Amount $175,000
Project Title Chinuk Wawa Kindergarten & Elementary Project
Project Summary

This project will assist the Tribe to build the capacity of the Tribe's Chinuk Wawa Language program by increasing the half-day Chinuk Wawa Language Immersion Kindergarten to a full day immersion classroom and by increasing the after school primary age curriculum. The project will also allow the Apprentice Teacher to work one on one with a Master in a Master Apprentice training program to obtain the Native Language Teacher Certification by the State and the Tribe. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Oceti Wakan (Sacred Fireplace)
State South Dakota
Amount $75,000
Project Title Native Language Preservation and Maintenance
Project Summary

The project will conduct an assessment needed to identify the current status of the Lakota language on the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Reservation and establish the community's long-range goals. With the development of the Language program they can begin programs in the 24 different Head Start Schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation that will involve elders and parents of the children. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Quinault Indian Nation
State Washington
Amount $80,000
Project Title Quinault National Language Preservation & Maintenance Project
Project Summary The language project will inventory current language materials, develop instructional audio and visual materials. It will provide instruction to train trainers to develop the necessary Quinault language instructional resources and infrastructure required to develop a Quinault Language Program. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

 

Environmental Enhancement

The Administration for Native Americans received 22 applications for FY 2006 Environmental Regulatory Enhancement grant. Of the 22 applications received, 5 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $577,381. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Soboba Bands of Luiseno Indians
State California
Amount $148,800
Project Title Environmental & Cultural Monitoring
Project Summary

This project will develop a Cultural and Environmental Monitoring Department, in order to handle issues with SB 18, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements set forth by the State, local and Federal governments. The Tribe will also develop and implement 8-10 new codes, regulations or ordinances. This project is scheduled to be completed 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (ONAP)
State North Dakota
Amount $154,808
Project Title SRST Environmental Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement
Project Summary

This project will enhance the capacity of the Tribe's environmental programs and strengthen its regulatory capabilities by creating and strengthening new and existing environmental regulations, codes and ordinances and by developing an environmental enforcement plan and office. This project is scheduled to be completed 12 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Amount $71,159
Project Title Ponca Tribal Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Development
Project Summary

The project is to address community safety through provisions of policy development for environmental regulations, codes and ordinances. At the completion of the project the Tribe will have developed a mitigation plan resulting in the reduction of property losses the protection of sacred sites, and aiding business recovery after natural disasters. Disaster preparedness training will be developed and provided to at least 42 people. A Tribally approved mitigation plan for final approval from FEMA will result in protection from injury and death from natural causes to 2284 people within the Ponca jurisdiction. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
State Oregon
Amount $102,614
Project Title Pacific Lamprey Eel Protection & Regulation
Project Summary

This project will strengthen Tribal governance and ensure environmental resource protection by locating, tagging and tracking lamprey. The information will be useful in regulating this resource through drafting new/and amended regulations as well as increasing knowledge on health and safety for Tribal members. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
State Washington
Amount $100,000
Project Title Chehalis Tribe Environmental Ordinances
Project Summary This project will assist the Chehalis Tribe in the development and implementation of environmental codes for Solid Waste, Burning, Water Quality, Open Dumping, Hunting and Fishing and Forest Products. These ordinances will provide an enforcement tool in order to protect the environment, quality of air, lands, waters, and preserve a healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. This project is scheduled to be completed within 24 hours from the date of the award.

 

Environmental Mitigation

The Administration for Native Americans received 3 applications for FY 2006 Environmental Mitigation grant. Of the 3 applications received, 1 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $75,000. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Colorado River Indian Tribes
State Arizona
Amount $75,000
Project Title Tribal Environmental Assessment and Remedial Action Plan
Project Summary This project will conduct a comprehensive Tribal environmental assessment for remedial action planning at the Poston Gap Filler Annex Building and at the Poston War Relocation Camp, a complex of 14 buildings covering 18.74 acres. This project will collect data that will help the Tribe to determine the immediate and necessary steps that must be taken in order to minimize further exposure to the health and safety risks protection, and welfare of local residents and the surrounding environment. A remedial action plan generated from this project will focus on "orphan sites" where responsible parties have abandoned sites and are unable to pay for clean-up. This project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months from the date of the award.

 

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

The Administration for Native Americans received 27 applications for FY 2005 Healthy Marriage grant. Of the 27 applications received, 10 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $1,789,387. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name United American Indian Involvement
State California
Amount $199,060
Project Title Develop and Implement Strengthening American Indian Families
Project Summary

This project will provide youth education in the high school level in youth organizations and community centers on the value of healthy relationship skills including conflict resolution, communication, commitment, marriage education, marriage skills, parenting skills, and relationship skills. This training will also be provided to future and existing families. Mentor couples will be recruited from the workshops to support other couples. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of award.

Grantee Name Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians
State Michigan
Amount $113,186
Project Title GTB Healthy Relationship Project
Project Summary

This project will provide family preservation and relationship education workshops, retreats, and sessions to 370 youth and adults. Staff will be trained to present workshops on PAIRS Jumpstart, PAIRS Passage to Intimacy, PEERS, PAIRS Passion Weekend, PAIRS If You Really Loved Me, PAIRS Relationship Roadmap and PAIRS Relationship Mastery. These curriculums will be utilized in various workshops, weekend retreats, and other seminars. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
State Minnesota
Amount $200,000
Project Title Red Lake Path of Life Project
Project Summary

This project will establish mentor couples who will be role models to at-risk couples participating in marriage and pre-marriage educational courses. It will also develop an educational course specific to the Red Lake Culture that has been modified from existing marriage curricula. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Blackfeet Tribal Business Council
State Montana
Amount $185,566
Project Title Improving the Well-Being of Children - Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative
Project Summary

This project will provide Relationship Enhancement skills to 150 couples (recruited from the TANF program) each year utilizing the Love's Cradle program. Staff will be trained in Love's Cradle and will train other trainers to present this course. Focus groups will be developed to create collaborative strategies that will assist the Blackfeet Tribe in Community Wellness and Relationship Strengthening. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Indian Center, Inc.
State Nebraska
Amount $195,064
Project Title Nebraska Indian Healthy Marriage Project
Project Summary

This project will establish focus groups and collect 450 surveys to determine a culturally appropriate curriculum for their communities. A family preservation Strength Builders Manual and family preservation Media Campaign will also be developed. 16 trainers will be trained to deliver family preservation education to the different communities serviced by the Indian Center, Inc. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
State Nebraska
Amount $112,619
Project Title Winnebago Hazohi Healthy Marriage Project
Project Summary

This project will provide pre-marital WAIT education and PREP training to youth, individuals and couples. Family activities and outings will be developed to provide awareness and recognize the accomplishments of class participants. With this funding, the grantee will provide Train the Trainer activities for their PREP curriculums. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Shiprock Home for Women and Children
State New Mexico
Amount $198,425
Project Title Navajo Healthy Marriage Opportunities Project
Project Summary

This project will provide marriage enrichment activities in the form of PREP training, couple mentoring, and marriage retreats; parenting activities utilizing the Family Spirit Program curriculum, and fatherhood activities using the Dads and Donuts program to 250 couples and 700 children. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name St Ann's Church
State North Dakota
Amount $200,000
Project Title St. Ann's Native American Healthy Marriages Initiative Project
Project Summary

This project will provide marriage enrichment activities to approximately 30 families per year. Youth relationship skills education using the PREP curriculum will be provided to 650 youth. This project will also develop a network/referral system for the community that will also be used to develop mentors for the families and youth participating in the program. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Lummi Indian Business Council
State Washington
Amount $200,000
Project Title Lummi Nation Healthy Marriages for Healthy Families
Project Summary

This project will develop definitions of family preservation according to Lummi cultural standards and will provide family preservation education to 40 couples per year. A publicity campaign to increase public awareness of the benefits of family preservation will also be mobilized. An annual "Get Hitched Gala" event will occur and this will be a fun and informational event centered on happy marriages. The project will also setup a family preservation Support Network developed by an Advisory Board to be utilized by the program. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.

Grantee Name Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council
State Wisconsin
Amount $185,467
Project Title Honoring Our Families
Project Summary

This project will establish focus groups at each of the 7 Tribal sites within the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council to provide guidance in curricula development, family recruitment and case management processes. An Interdisciplinary Family Case Management Team (IFCM) will be developed at each Tribal site to help strengthen family preservation and relationships of up to 10 families per site per year. The teams will include representatives from Indian Child Welfare, Domestic Violence Shelters, TANF, Elders, other Social Services agencies, and the Honoring Our Children staff. The IFCMs will provide relationship and family preservation educational workshops and community events. Mentors will be recruited in the third year to provide informal support to project participants. This project will be completed within 60 months from the date of the award.