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Grants Archive FY 2007

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Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Archive

Social and Economic Development Strategies

The Administration for Native Americans received 222 applications for FY 2007 SEDS grant. Of the 222 applications received, 57 were approved and funded. The total amount funded was $10,836,089. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $396,610
Project Title Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC)
Project Summary This is a three year project to design, develop and implement a self-sustaining statewide ARUC to provide 15-24 villages with capacity building technical and managerial assistance to manage and operate water and sewer utilities in a sustainable manner.  This in turn will promote self determination, quality of life, public health, and economic development. 
Grantee Name Chilkoot Indian Association
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $139,443
Project Title Chilkoot Indian Association 24 month Human Capital and Economic Development Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to implement a formal training program within the Tribal government for employees.  The program will provide business development training to tribal members for the start up of tribally owned businesses. 
Grantee Name McGrath Native Village Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $85,121
Project Title McGrath Tribal Base Enrollment Reestablishment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to strengthen the tribal government by reestablishing tribal base enrollment.  The McGrath Native Village Council will work with area youth, families and elders on constructing genealogies of tribal members. 
Grantee Name Metlakatla Indian Community
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $206,526
Project Title A Roadmap to Metlakatla’s Future
Project Summary The is a one year project to develop planning processes for the achievement of long-term economic sustainability and tribal relevance. The goals are supported by the recent completion of a two lane road, which connects the community to nearby villages and towns.  
Grantee Name Native Village of Eyak
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $267,550
Project Title The Ilanka Native Arts Consortium (INAC)
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop an artist and membership consortium to provide a venue, physical and on line, for artists to sell traditional arts and crafts thereby increasing the visibility of local cultural crafts.  At least 200 people will participate in workshops that teach new skills and raise cultural awareness. 
Grantee Name Native Village of Georgetown
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $107,767
Project Title Tribal Leaders Youth Camp
Project Summary This is a two year project to plan and hold two youth training programs to introduce youth to career and economic opportunities along the Kuskokwim River.  This is the original territory of the Native Village and future location of the community. 
Grantee Name Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $226,960
Project Title Energy Conservation, Education, and Alternatives Development in the Yukon River Watershed.
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide energy efficiency/conservation training to at least 15 Tribes; install energy conservation measures; and initiate renewable energy programs with the local community highlighting different technologies (wind, solar, micro hydro and fuel cells).  With local participation, the project will utilize on-the job training and educational workshops to expand energy awareness in the region.
Grantee Name America Samoa Soil and Water Conservation District
State American Samoa
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $128,070
Project Title Pigs in Paradise: Retaining a Samoan Cultural Tradition
Project Summary This is a two year project to provide assistance to piggery owners for the compliance with a land use permitting program.  Piggery owners will receive technical assistance on conservation planning and animal waste management systems to protect water quality and human health. 
Grantee Name Native American Samoan Advisory Council
State American Samoa
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $238,025
Project Title The Native American Samoan Ceremonial Siapo Restoration
Project Summary This is a two year project to reintroduce and educate village residents on the critical importance of Siapo in the Native American Samoan culture and ceremony. The project will begin the restoration of Siapo’s use in ritual and cultural events. 
Grantee Name Developing Innovations in Navajo Education, Inc.
State Arizona
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $236,917
Project Title Navajo Nation Traditional Agricultural Outreach
Project Summary This is a three year project to install drip irrigated community gardens at nine chapter houses, train local youth to establish and manage gardens, and execute the marketing plan for produce to commercial kitchen operations. 
Grantee Name Sipaulovi Development Corporation
State Arizona
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $108,320
Project Title Tourism and Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future
Project Summary This is a two year project to provide administrative infrastructure for business and tourism development; establish a tourist market; and train potential entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. 
Grantee Name American Indian Recruitment Programs
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $111,476
Project Title Pride for Life Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a mentoring program to provide academic support for high school and junior high school students to encourage college attendance, leadership, and understanding of Tribal governments. 
Grantee Name Cortina Indian Rancheria Wintun Tribe
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $133,172
Project Title Cortina Strategic Planning Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to implement a comprehensive community survey to document community needs.  Based upon analysis of findings, a five-year strategic plan establishing goals, objectives, and timelines will be developed. 
Grantee Name National Indian Justice Center
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $155,000
Project Title Songs of Our People: Curriculum
Project Summary This is a one year project to conduct a 4th Grade curriculum needs assessment of the Northern California region and report on findings.   
Grantee Name 'Aha Kukui O Molokai
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $93,308
Project Title Project Outrigger Canoe
Project Summary This is a one year project to educate 45 Native Hawaiians, youth and adults, through workshops to increase the transmission of traditional knowledge.  The workshops will restore outrigger canoe protocols and practices to help youth and adults understand the importance of the canoe in the survival of the ocean and of Native Hawaiians. 
Grantee Name Hawaiian Community Assets
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $411,184
Project Title Brokering Mortgages to Support Financial Literacy Enhancement Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to address the needs of eligible applicants who do not meet the financial requirements for home ownership under the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) land allocation program.   Participants will attend workshops covering financial management skills, financial literacy and foreclosure prevention training, homeownership training, customized credit counseling, and a variety of individualized case management services. 
Grantee Name Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike Building Program
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $73,162
Project Title Backhoe Training
Project Summary The is a one year project to train Native Hawaiian youth in construction trades by accomplishing community based projects.  The Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike Building Program will work with local elders and community organizations to identify and address community construction needs. 
Grantee Name Partners in Development
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $335,099
Project Title Ike No’eau Native Hawaiian Math and Science Curriculum and Culture Project
Project Summary This is three year project that will partner with the Ka Pa’alana Traveling Preschool and Homeless Outreach to improve the math and science skills of pre-school aged Native children living with families below the poverty line.  Through the creation of a culturally sensitive curriculum targeted to children in poverty, the conditions necessary to break the cycle of poverty can be introduced.
Grantee Name Pasifika Foundation Hawi'i, Inc.
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $118,464
Project Title Community-based Host/Visitor Project: Phase II, Community Asset Survey, Analysis, and GIS mapping.
Project Summary This one year project is the second phase of a multi-phase project to pilot a new tourism model for Hawaii which focuses on Native Hawaiians being hosts and providing culturally appropriate tourist opportunities.  During this phase, the grantee will collect information to identify candidates for the pilot program. 
Grantee Name Wai'anae Coast Coalition for Human Services
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $251,282
Project Title Wai’anae Coast Coalition of Human Services
Project Summary This two year project will conduct surveys and focus groups to identify and catalogue cultural activities and services that Native Hawaiian families require and desire.  These activities and services will be incorporated into a comprehensive culturally based, family-friendly center. 
Grantee Name Waipa Foundation
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $104,250
Project Title ‘Aina Ho’ohanai
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop and manage a certified facility to process Poi.  It will develop policies and procedures to create and improve infrastructure at Waipa for the preparation of traditional Native Hawaiian foods.  This includes the creation of kitchen space and kitchen policies for the preparation of Poi.   
Grantee Name Coeur d' Alene Tribe
State Idaho
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $236,279
Project Title Community Based Access to Information Technology
Project Summary This is a one year project to create a community based information technology program.  The project will provide a foundation for technology based economic development, provide internet access to the community, and create a web-site to market locally produced goods and products.  
Grantee Name Penobscot Indian Nation Enterprises
State Maine
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $335,140
Project Title Penobscot Indian Nation Enterprises (PINE) Leadership Apprentices Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to provide a range of business leadership learning opportunities which include: structured self-assessments and career planning protocols, specially tailored workshops, on-the-job training, mentoring, peer support network, a dedicated “lessons learned” database specific to PINE businesses, and supervised real-world problem solving. 
Grantee Name American Indian Economic Development Fund
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $302,500
Project Title Phase II Expansion of American Indian Entrepreneur Training and Small Business Development Services
Project Summary This one year project is the second phase to start-up, stabilize or expand 16 American Indian owned businesses by providing culturally appropriate training to 60 entrepreneurs.  This project will continue with an additional 6 new business start-ups and provide culturally appropriate training to an additional 100 entrepreneurs in the five new areas of MN, ND, SD, WI and MI.  This project will allow AIEDF to increase its organizational capacity to build infrastructure to support the expansion of services.
Grantee Name Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $299,000
Project Title Bois Forte Electronic Health Record Implementation Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to implement an electronic Health Information Technology Project at its Nett Lake and Lake Vermilion Medical and Dental Tribal Health Clinics. The Research and Planning that have been conducted will aid in the implementation of the Electronic Health Record systems. 
Grantee Name Minneapolis American Indian Center
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $263,473
Project Title Phase III Marketing & Sales of QUICWA System
Project Summary This is a two year project to launch the marketing campaign of the QUICWA system and internet based Indian Child Welfare Case Management and Compliance monitoring system.  Five systems will be sold.
Grantee Name Upper Sioux Community
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $180,613
Project Title Upper Sioux Community Telecommunications Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to implement Stage 5 in the establishment of a tribally owned and operated telecommunication business.  Community meetings will be held to develop protocols and processes for installation. 
Grantee Name Inetnon Amot Natibu/Ammelil Safeyal Faluwasch
State Northern Marianas Islands
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $157,327
Project Title Enhancement of Cultural Self-Sufficiency through Revitalization of Traditional Healing Knowledge, Practices, and Resource
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a comprehensive bilingual directory of CNMI healers in three languages and conduct a Public Awareness Campaign.  Two community events on traditional healing and practices in Saipan and Tinian/or Rota will be held.  At least 50 to 60 elders and 100 to 150 youths will be actively involved in these events as presenters, participants, and evaluators.
Grantee Name Chippewa Cree Tribe
State Montana
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $169,934
Project Title Chippewa Cree Energy Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to provide a comprehensive and coordinated “Master Plan” for present and future energy development on the reservation. 
Grantee Name Northern Cheyenne Tribe
State Montana
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $163,897
Project Title Northern Cheyenne Tribe Telecommunication Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to obtain the requisite approvals for environmental impact and cell tower survey & easement.  This is the first step needed to seek future funding for the design of a cellular and fiber optic communication system and the development of a Tribal Telecommunication Utility Code.
Grantee Name Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.
State North Carolina
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $127,095
Project Title Development and Implementation of a Health Navigator Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a comprehensive Health Access Manual; provide training to 300 people to help them better understand the complex health care system; conduct a survey of health needs among 150 Tribal families; and conduct analysis on survey results to increase health care for the communities.  
Grantee Name Tuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas
State North Carolina
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $95,635
Project Title Comprehensive Community Assessment to Establish Baseline Data
Project Summary This is a one year project to improve organizational capacity of the nonprofit organization.  The Tuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas will establish an administrative office, complete a community assessment, and create a community resource directory. 
Grantee Name Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
State Nebraska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $263,936
Project Title Start-up for Omaha Nation Construction Company
Project Summary This is a two year project to start a construction business by hiring staff, establishing administrative infrastructure, marketing, and negotiating contracts. 
Grantee Name Ponca Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO)
State Nebraska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $228,653
Project Title Social & Economic Development Strategies for Native Americans
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a Micro-Business Development Center that will provide diversified self-employment opportunities.  PEDCO will establish five partnerships to enhance project impact and sustainability. 
Grantee Name Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, Inc.
State New Jersey
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $171,900
Project Title Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Strategic Planning Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to strengthen the Tribe’s organizational capacity and ability to delivery tribal services to the community by updating a 5 year strategic plan for their Cultural Center. 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Laguna
State New Mexico
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $56,594
Project Title Pueblo of Laguna Effective Governmental Capacity Building Strategy for Analysis, Codification, Update and Management of Existing Laws, Regulations, Codes and Policies
Project Summary This is a one year project to strengthen the tribal government by improving capacity to identify and enact legal codes.  The Pueblo of Laguna will compile and review all existing Pueblo laws and adopt a uniform procedure for codifying and adopting laws. 
Grantee Name Pueblo of Tesuque
State New Mexico
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $198,603
Project Title Completing the Circle of Self Governance through Education
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide the foundation for the conversion of a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) School to a tribal school. The conversion will solidify the Tribe’s sole accountability for school outcomes. 
Grantee Name Association of American Indian Physicians, Inc.
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $219,616
Project Title Family Wellness and Youth Distress Phase II   
Project Summary This is a two year project to create the foundation for a tribal court model.  This ensures the support of family oriented services that promote the health, safety and well being of the local community, while retaining cultural identity.
Grantee Name Cherokee Nation
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $250,000
Project Title Cherokee Nation Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a rural program, PACE, that will replace the current fragmented system.  The new comprehensive integrated system will retain frail elders in their homes rather than nursing homes.  This project is the first tribally operated PACE program in the U.S. and the first PACE program in Oklahoma. 
Grantee Name Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $118,070
Project Title Euchee Community Planning Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a long-range community plan addressing educational, cultural, youth, and elder programs.  The Tribe will conduct a community needs assessment survey and community workshops during the planning process. 
Grantee Name Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $234,182
Project Title MYAAMIA Elder Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to improve delivery services for the senior food program.  The project will enhance the quality of life for youth and families by creating an infrastructure to strengthen and reinforce the social and cultural fabric of the community by introducing educational-based programs.
Grantee Name Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $97,280
Project Title Ponca Tribal Economic Development Training Program.
Project Summary This is a one year project to build Tribal business leadership capacity through training on ethics, economic development, leadership, information technology, and cultural preservation.  At the end of the project, two business plans will be developed. 
Grantee Name Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $108,593
Project Title Quapaw Tribal Ambulance Service
Project Summary This is a one year project to assist the Tribe with developing a comprehensive organizational infrastructure to operate a self-sustaining Tribal Ambulance Service.  The Ambulance Service will provide emergency medical services that meet the needs of the community. 
Grantee Name United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $177,706
Project Title United Keetoowah Band of Infrastructure Upgrade
Project Summary This is a one year project to provide improved communication and information technology that will increase Tribal self-governance and strengthen sovereignty.  Staff members will receive training on the operations and maintenance of new equipment and software. 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $325,541
Project Title Tribal Central Information System (TCIS)
Project Summary This is a two year project to establish and implement a technology management information system to assist with effective and efficient administration of the Siletz Tribe.  The data management system will enable cost effective day to day tribal operations and will provide quantitative and qualitative data.
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $204,980
Project Title Museum Planning and Design Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to preserve Tribal culture and capacity through museum site planning, schematic design, collections preservation and artisan classes.
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $156,943
Project Title Coyote Business Part Master Development Plan
Project Summary This is a two year project to strengthen the Private Sector by increasing the number of individual tribally-owned, tribal government owned, and select non-tribally owned businesses operating at Coyote Business Park.  Tribal law amendments will be completed to effectively market Coyote Business Park. 
Grantee Name Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce
State South Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $195,490
Project Title Marketing Alliance Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to build the organizational capacity of the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (PRACC) through the development and launch of a ‘Buy Local’ campaign.  
Grantee Name Teton Coalition, Inc.
State South Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $70,160
Project Title Building Economic and Social Development through American Homeownership and Financial Literacy
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop new curricula to educate new and existing Teton Coalition homeowners.   Topics will include landscaping, basic home maintenance, predatory practices, lending awareness, and foreclosure prevention. 
Grantee Name Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
State Texas
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $160,259
Project Title Project Pueblo: Economic Development Revitalization Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop the foundation for long-term economic stability and self-sufficiency by establishing an entrepreneur program and economic development ordinances to establish a nonprofit. 
Grantee Name Council for Tribal Employment Rights
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $170,901
Project Title Model Tribal Workforce Protection Act
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop and expand model tribal ordinances to ensure similar workforce rights as provided by states and local governments; update two manuals; and conduct a media awareness campaign on tribal workforce protection.
Grantee Name Duwamish Tribal Services
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $106,980
Project Title The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Project Summary This is a one year project to establish appropriate business systems, create promotional material, prepare the theater and gift shop, and promote the grand opening event of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. 
Grantee Name Nooksack Indian Tribe
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $304,802
Project Title Nooksack Indian Tribe Governance Capacity Building through GIS Mapping of Lands
Project Summary This is a two year project to establish and implement technology management systems to assist with effective and efficient administration of Tribal government programs.  A Mapping Division, within the Planning Department, will be established to generate maps, and indefinitely maintain maps as lands expand and develop. 
Grantee Name Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $242,202
Project Title Development of a Swinomish Cultural Resource Compliance Office
Project Summary This is a one year project to establish a Tribal Historic Preservation Office by developing cultural regulatory and monitoring programs, writing policy and procedures, and providing training to key staff.  
Grantee Name United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $162,154
Project Title Social and Economic Development Strategies for Native Americans
Project Summary This is a one year project to create a sustainable and culturally rooted leadership program for Native youth in the Seattle area. 
Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $180,146
Project Title GLIFWC’s AMA Ceded Territory (Wild Rice Program)
Project Summary This is a two year project to increase the number of tribal members harvesting wild rice from ceded territory waters and ensure the continuation of cultural traditions among tribal youth.  This project will expand wild rice processing capacity to support community food production. 
Grantee Name Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $171,799
Project Title Lac du Flambeau Sustainable Development Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to create a sustainable economic development model through training and creating a sustainable community action plan.  This plan will develop and open an eco-business incubator to conduct eco-tourism and business planning internships with local youth. 

 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Alaska

The Administration for Native Americans received 10 applications for FY 2007 SEDS Alaska grant. Of the 10 applications received, 3 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $307,141. The following applications were awarded funding:

Project Akiachak Native Community
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $107,237
Project Title Planning for the 2020s population doubling in a subsistence-dependent community
Project Summary This is a one year project to address health concerns due to rapid infrastructure development; specifically health risks from high concentrations of dust will be addressed by providing a practical, realistic plan to preserve new community roads, protect tribal members from inhaling P10 dust arising from motorized traffic, and protect the subsistence environment.  
Grantee Name Inupiat Community of the Artic Slope
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $72,961
Project Title Update and Enact Internal Administrative Policies and Procedures
Project Summary This is a one year project to improve the tribal government capacity by updating and enacting a Policies and Procedures manual.  The Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope will work with staff, the State of Alaska Department of Commerce Community, and Economic Development Division of Community Advocacy in creating a manual to facilitate eligibility for a Bureau of Indian Affairs Self-Governance Compact. 
Grantee Name Native Village of Koyuk
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $126,943
Project Title Local Leadership & Youth Development Plan - Koyuk
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop and pilot a comprehensive culturally and socially appropriate youth development plan within the village.  Participants will undergo local leadership training in communication, team building, self-esteem enhancement, and conflict resolution. 

 

Language Preservation

The Administration for Native Americans received 95 applications for FY 2007 Language Preservation and Maintenance grant. Of the 95 applications received, 26 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $3,239,496. The following applications were awarded funding:

Category I

Grantee Name Telida Village Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $58,644
Project Title Telida Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to promote the survival and continued vitality of the Upper Kuskokwim Athabascan language through language assessment.  The Telida Village Council will develop a community survey and interview elders across the region. 
Grantee Name White Earth Tribal and Community College
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $53,799
Project Title Ojibwe Language Assessment on the White Earth Reservation
Project Summary This is a one year project to promote the survival and continuing vitality of the Ojibwemowin through language assessment.  The results of the assessment will be used to develop further language projects at the college. 
Grantee Name Santee Sioux Nation
State Nebraska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $61,859
Project Title Santee Dakota Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to collect language assessment surveys and develop a community strategic action plan for language maintenance and revitalization. 
Grantee Name Wijokadoak
State New Hampshire
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $86,105
Project Title Western Language Assessment
Project Summary This is a one year project to support the preservation and continued development of the Western Abenaki Language.  The project will catalog existing language materials for instructional purposes.  
Grantee Name Ho-Chunk
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $81,780
Project Title Ho-Chunk Language Assessment Project
Project Summary

This is a one year project to establish a demographic baseline of language acquisition among Ho-Chunk members residing in five Wisconsin counties.  The final report will demonstrate the critical status of the Ho-Chunk language to Tribal membership, its preservation, and the Tribe’s desire to maintain the sacred language. 

 

Category II

Grantee Name San Carlos Apache Tribe
State Arizona
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $77,778
Project Title Ndee -Apache Language Planning
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a Strategic Language Preservation Plan to promote the revitalization of the Ndee Language; planning components will involve Elders and 100% of the local and private schools to develop language products. 
Grantee Name Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $100,000
Project Title Ojibwemowin, Red Lake Language Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to preserve and promote the revitalization of the Ojibwe language at Red Lake.  This project will engage youth and elders in the development of a five year plan for language preservation. 
Grantee Name Nebraska Indian Community College
State Nebraska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $87,213
Project Title UmoNhoN Language Revitalization Strategic Action Plan for Language Preservation Creation
Project Summary This is a two year project to train community members on language preservation issues, both pedagogical and individual to the tribal community, in order to develop a strategic action plan for preserving the OmoNhoN language.  Language specialists and community members will be engaged in the development of a plan that encompasses current community language assessment data and encourages teaching of language skills from one generation to another. 
Grantee Name Spokane Tribe of Indians
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $120,236
Project Title Spokane Tribal Language Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to create self-guided language based lesson plans for teachers and students. The project will create and maintain a web-site to support the training of two new language teachers. 

 

Category III

Grantee Name Kenaitze Indian Tribe
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $99,736
Project Title Den’ina Verb Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop the use of the Den’ina verb paradigm; this includes the development of a verb curriculum, implementation of verb classes, and internet resources. 
Grantee Name Nuniwarmiut Piciryarata Tamaryalkuti, Inc
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $182,380
Project Title Cu’pig Language Natural and Cultural Hisory
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop and implement a grade 4-12 Cu’pig cultural curriculum with a focus on natural and cultural history.  It will draw upon existing cultural resources to create classroom texts and curriculum based on Nuivak Island and Bearing Sea geography, natural history, and cultureThis project will be completed 32 months from the date of the award.
Grantee Name Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $200,000
Project Title Promote the Survival and Vitality of Native Languages
Project Summary This is a three year project to facilitate the transference of language skills from one generation to another by simultaneously teaching language to children, youth, and parents.  This will be done through integrated classes utilizing an Apprentice/Master program.
Grantee Name California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $82,050
Project Title Pomo Language Distance Learning Curriculum Study
Project Summary This is a one year project to promote the vitality of seven Pomo languages by facilitating the sharing and accessibility of language preservation information and language resources between all 20 Pomo bands.  The project will develop and disseminate a Pomo Language Distance Learning Planning Study. 
Grantee Name Guam Community College
State Guam
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $148,106
Project Title Protehi I Lengguähėn Chamorro
Project Summary This is a one year project to identify, plan and design four scripts in the Chamarro language for use in media based learning modules. 
Grantee Name Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians
State Michigan
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $88,318
Project Title Grand Traverse Band ANA Language Preservation Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to preserve the Anishinaabemowin language by developing a Head Start immersion curriculum. 
Grantee Name Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians
State Michigan
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $200,000
Project Title Ggitikemen Ode Zheshmowen - “We Are Growing Our Language”
Project Summary This is a three year project to build sentence-making and conversational skills through activities centered on hearing and experiencing the language in real-time context.  The project is designed to develop a new generation of conversational speakers. 
Grantee Name Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
State Michigan
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $125,759
Project Title Gda-Saswin-nah  Ojibwe Language Training and Development Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to increase the number of Ojibwe fluent speakers through the development of a language nest (Gda-Saswin-nah) at the Tribe’s elementary school.  The nest will include language instruction, Ojibwe translation of core classroom curriculum, and parent and community activities. 
Grantee Name Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
State Mississippi
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $139,759
Project Title Okchalechi
Project Summary This is a one year project to produce a master DVD/VHS of motion sing along songs sung in Choctaw.  A companion bilingual teachers’ guide will be prepared to outline the cultural and language significance of each song.  Training will be provided to Early Childhood Education, Pre-K and K Teachers.
Grantee Name Fort Belknap College
State Montana
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $200,000
Project Title Promote the Survival and Continuing Vitality of Native American Language
Project Summary This is a three year project to help achieve community language goals by producing and disseminating instructional media, videos, CDs, and a White Clay grammar manual.  These materials will enhance current and future efforts to teach the language. 
Grantee Name Stone Child College
State Montana
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $149,912
Project Title Stone Child College Cree Language Implementation Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to preserve and maintain the continued vitality of the Cree language by conducting family Cree language classes and Cree language youth immersion camps. 
Grantee Name Citizen Potawatomi Nation
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $129,786
Project Title Potawatomi Language Preservation Project
Project Summary This is a two year project that will teach the Potawatomi language to younger generations of the Nation.  A language curriculum will be developed for early childhood, youth, intermediate, and advanced adult abilities. 
Grantee Name Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $118,991
Project Title Bah-Kho-Je Cat. III Language Implementation Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop comprehensive intergenerational language activities and materials for teaching the Bah-Kho-Je language.  Acquisition of new language skills will be achieved through intergenerational communication. 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Community of Oregon
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $200,000
Project Title Chinuk Wawa K-5 Capacity Building Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop and pilot culture-based curriculum taught in Chinuk.  The project will include 5 Elders, 15 preschool students, 15 Kindergarten students, and 20 K-5 after school students.  Distance learning and internet will be utilized to benefit members in Portland and Eugene. 
Grantee Name Lower Brule Community College
State South Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $182,195
Project Title Professional Lakota Language Instructor Development Project
Project Summary This is a three year project that will train certified Lakota language instructors in the Lower Brule Education system to meet State World Language Standards. 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $108,773
Project Title Chehalis Language Canoe Project        
Project Summary This is a two year project that will create a language program that incorporates language centered activities to reintroduce the shovel-nosed canoe into Chehalis reservation life for multigenerational learning.
Grantee Name College of Menominee Nation
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $156,655
Project Title Building Teacher Capacity for Programming Menominee Language
Project Summary This is a two year project to establish vital collaborative partnerships between Menominee learning agencies.  The partnerships will provide assistant teachers with the necessary skills to teach the language and integrate its use across curriculums. 

 

Environmental Enhancement

The Administration for Native Americans received 26 applications for FY 2007 Environmental Regulatory Enhancement grant. Of the 26 applications received, 7 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $784,926. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $72,420
Project Title Implementation of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians’ Enforcement Program
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop a baseline database of ecological conditions using benthic macro-invertebrates from reservation water bodies and flora and fauna throughout the reservation. This baseline will be used in comparisons with future conditions to determine ecological trends and inform future environmental regulatory programs.  Furthermore, a process will be developed through which proposed development projects can be assessed for their impact on the environment. 
Grantee Name Yurok Tribe
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $199,453
Project Title Enhancing Environmental Protection and Yurok Tribal Sovereignty
Project Summary This is a two year project to collect and analyze data for the development of a plan for future regulatory enhancement.  Data will be collected through discussions with Tribal community members and various Tribal government departments.  In addition, archival research will be added to the data collected.  Potential pollutant sources will be mapped and checked for accuracy. 
Grantee Name Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Inc.
State Michigan
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $91,000
Project Title Ottawa Bmaadiziwin – The Ottawa Way of Sustainable Life: Making use of Traditional and Scientific Ecological Knowledge in Tribal Environmental Protection Training.
Project Summary This is a two year project to create and implement a nine-session training program focused on both traditional and scientific knowledge for better natural resource management.  After the training has concluded, participants including Tribal members and environment staff will be selected for the newly formed Tribal Environmental Protection Advisory Board.  This Board will represent the Tribe in land and resource management. 
Grantee Name Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $118,275
Project Title Indoor Air Quality Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to hire and train staff to develop and implement an indoor air quality program.  The program will address indoor pollutants such as carbon monoxide, lead (from nearby Superfund site), radon and mold.  All public buildings (twenty) and twenty-five private homes will be tested during the project period.  Education will be provided to the public on methods of reducing risk for these pollutants. 
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $119,602
Project Title Sustainable Groundwater Development and Management
Project Summary This is a two year project to collect and analyze groundwater data to understand localized groundwater flows and impacts on surface water supplies.  This data will inform management efforts to conserve groundwater, the streams to which groundwater discharges and the fish, wildlife, and plants supported by groundwater.  Current environmental regulations will be reviewed and considered for revisions based on data analysis. 
Grantee Name Skokomish Indian Tribe
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $109,835
Project Title Skokomish Tribe Environmental Research Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to conduct data collection and analysis from the Skokomish River and the Hood Canal for the development of three new management plans, namely the Shellfish Enhancement Plan, the Fisheries Enhancement Plan, and the Invasive Species Management Plan.  The plans will be used to revise current Skokomish Indian Tribal codes thereby guiding management of Tribal resources to reverse the degradation of fisheries and increase future harvests.
Grantee Name Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $74,341
Project Title Lac du Flambeau Water Regulatory Enhancement Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to revise regulatory codes on water quality standards, shore land development, and wellhead protection with input from Tribal public, technical and legal advisors.  Staff will receive training on regulatory enforcement.  Tribal staff affiliated with construction projects and contractors will receive training to reduce soil erosion during construction. 

 

Environmental Mitigation

The Administration for Native Americans received 2 applications for FY 2007 Environmental Mitigation grant. Of the 2 applications received, 1 was approved and funded. The amount funded was $124,958. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Native Village of Point Hope
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $124,958
Project Title Mitigation of Former Defense Department Sites
Project Summary This is a one year project to build the management and administrative capacity of the Native Village of Point Hope (NVPH) environmental mitigation program to enable effective planning and successful implementation of mitigation activities. 

 

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

The Administration for Native Americans received 23 applications for FY 2007 Healthy Marriage grant. Of the 23 applications received, 2 were approved and funded. The amount funded was $346,475. The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Native Village of Afognak
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $199,245
Project Title Tamamta Tanqipet Tuniutapet “All of Us Are Tending Our Light”
Project Summary This is a five year project to educate youth and parents about making informed decisions regarding healthy relationships through culturally-appropriate pre-marital and family communication education.  During summers, youth will attend camps on healthy relationships; throughout the year, youth and adults will participate in workshops and awareness events on healthy relationships and marriages.  
Grantee Name Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2007
FY 2007 Amount $147,230
Project Title Ho’ohiki Pilina Project – To Maintain Commitment
Project Summary This is a five year project to provide family preservation workshops utilizing the Loving Couples, Loving Children curriculum to 400 couples on the islands of Maui and Oahu.  The project will develop a public awareness campaign on family preservation.