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Grants Archive FY 2008

Published: August 22, 2012
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Fiscal Year 2008 Grant Archive

Social and Economic Development Strategies

The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Kawerak, Inc.
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $211,294
Project Title Beringia Museum of Culture and Science Program Planning
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop the interpretive programs, displays and local workforce that will be presented to the broader public – with a focus on youth and visitors to the region – the culture, arts and science of the Beringia region.
Grantee Name Old Harbor Tribal Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $281,518
Project Title Old Harbor King Crab Restoration Project – Phase I
Project Summary This is a one year project that will partner with the research and technology department of the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery to train 6 Old Harbor community members in king crab hatchery and nursery techniques.  The project aims to identify a site for a future hatchery and nursery in Old Harbor Village and develop a business plan for future operations.
Grantee Name Spruce Island Development Corporation
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $190,477
Project Title Ouzinkie Tourism Development Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop a tour business through which day visitors will come from Kodiak by boat, to tour the Ouzinkie waterfront, learn about plant and animal life and the local population, watch Alutiiq dancing and eat local foods.  Two annual special events will be held.  Furthermore, residents will participate in beautification efforts and local businesses will be mentored.
Grantee Name Intersections, Inc.
State American Samoa
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $339,142
Project Title Le Nuanua Connections Media Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide training to 50 youth in film making, leadership, and finance.  Elders will serve as mentors during the job training and 4 media specialist will be hired to produce films that would raise awareness in the community about youth and cultural issues.
Grantee Name Moenkopi Developers Corporation, Inc.
State Arizona
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $180,001
Project Title Water Resource Planning Undertaken to Facilitate Residential and Private Sector Economic Development within the Upper village of Moenkopi (UVM)
Project Summary This is a two year project to create a long-term water supply plan for Upper Village of Moenkopi to secure a long-term safe and potable water supply that is sufficient to accommodate both residential needs and economic growth.
Grantee Name Shonto Community Development Corporation, Inc.
State Arizona
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $132,015
Project Title The Development of Laws and Policies
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop and implement an administrative business site leasing management process and develop and enact a Uniform Commercial Code.  The Shonto Community is putting together policy to support community-based social, economic, and governance activities.
Grantee Name Yavapai-Apache Nation
State Arizona
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $81,944
Project Title The Yavapai-Apache Nation Health and Human Services Manuel Update
Project Summary This is a one year project to update programs, policies, and procedures manuals.  This grant will also improve communication and coordination among all Yavapai-Apache Nation HHS programs and local/state/federal program services.  Community service delivery, including tribal members input, will also be incorporated into the new programs, policies, and procedures manuals.
Grantee Name American Indian Recruitment Programs
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $111,562
Project Title The “Voices of Tomorrow”
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop an American Indian youth program.  The objective of this program will increase economic and self-expressive opportunities for youth through a specifically targeted, culturally sensitive after-school program.  The “Voices of Tomorrow” program incorporates workshops to promote higher education, decrease drop-out rates and gain exposure to employment opportunities.
Grantee Name Bishop Paiute Tribe
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $167,977
Project Title Bishop Tribal Crisis Intervention
Project Summary This is a two year project that will provide access to crisis intervention services that assure secure housing, sustained education, sufficient water and energy, dispute resolution, adequate nutrition, healthcare and personal security for tribal residents.  Data will be collected for building social services infrastructure and staff will be trained in crisis intervention and mediation/arbitration skills.
Grantee Name Manzanita Band of Mission Indians
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $84,810
Project Title The Manzanita Tribal Land Use Plan for Self-Sufficiency
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a Land Use Plan in response to urban sprawl from San Diego California.  The main goal of the Land Use Plan is to identify available resources for cultural preservation, economic development, and housing.  The Manzanita Band of Mission Indians strategic plan will involve input from community members and tribal council to ensure increased tribal governance capability and also to increase local control of tribal resources.
Grantee Name Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $89,643
Project Title The Development of Redwood Valley Tribal Demographic Data Consolidation and Management System
Project Summary This is a one year project that is updating centralized databases for tribal government and operations management.  This project will update current computer infrastructure and develop a reporting system to support the tribal government in planning, housing, economic development, and social services.   This project also trains two staff members in data collection, data consolidation and reporting.
Grantee Name Susanville Indian Rancheria
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $196,716
Project Title Susanville Indian Rancheria Economic Development Plan
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop the infrastructure and foundation for an Economic Development Branch of Tribal Governance.  The Department will enhance and support economic and social development on the Rancheria by improving the quality of life for its members and encouraging self-sufficiency for the government.
Grantee Name Suscol Intertribal Council
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $78,170
Project Title The Design and Training for Suscol House project
Project Summary This is a two year project with the objective of establishing a Native American Culture Center to preserve Suscol Tribe heritage.  The purpose of the Native American Culture Center is to maintain the traditions and ceremonies that were done for thousands of years.  To supplement the Culture Center, interns will be hired to help with tribal activities.
Grantee Name Tribal Economic and Social Solutions Agency, Inc.
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $238,127
Project Title Foster Care Enhancement Project
Project Summary This is a two year project that will develop therapeutic training activities focused on strengthening the skills of foster parents, ICWA coordinators, foster children and support services for biological parents.
Grantee Name Tuolumne Mewuk Tribe of Indians
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $84,730
Project Title The Tuolumne Rancheria Master Planning Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to implement planning for Rancheria.  The project’s two major goals are to write comprehensive population and land codes and to create a master plan for the unprecedented economic growth and demand for housing and social services.  With recently added property and expanding economic ventures, Rancheria is taking preventative measures to reduce stress on local infrastructure and plan for its economic future.
Grantee Name Ukiah Hinthill Community & Cultural Development, Inc.
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $76,899
Project Title The Yokaia Economic Development Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to strengthen the UHCCD non-profit organization and the Yokayo Tribal Member’s capacity to plan and develop an economic project for their Bottomland.  The object of the Yokaia Economic Development project is to have six Economic Development Training workshops, create a Land Use Plan and Map of the Yokayo Bottomland and to have developed Economic Feasibility Study.
Grantee Name Historic Inalahan Foundation, Inc.
State Guam
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $261,289
Project Title Youth Engagement in Culture and Community
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide social activities and training for youth that will increase their culture knowledge and skills through organized workshops, events and performances.  The activities will occur after school and weekends allowing 30 youth to engage in at least one community service project per month and 10 youth to participate in a repair brigade project.
Grantee Name Keomailani Hanapi Foundation
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $305,837
Project Title Pilot Native Hawaiian Art Education Project
Project Summary This is a three year project that will develop an art education training program for emerging artists and existing artists.  Artists will participate in Summer and Winter sessions and will exhibit their art each year.  Additional exhibits and an Arts Market will also be developed each year of this project.
Grantee Name Nanakuli Housing Corporation
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $224,500
Project Title Kukuli I Na Hale ‘Ohana Makepono: Building Family Homes Affordably
Project Summary This is a three year project to design affordable modular housing for homestead residents to address the housing needs of Native Hawaiians.  The grantee will work with partners to source cheaper and higher quality, materials from the U.S. mainland or Asia to also work towards having more affordable and environmentally friendly home alternatives.
Grantee Name Pasifika Foundation Hawaii, Inc.
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $248,744
Project Title Community Based Host/Visitor Project (CBHV): Phase III: Host Template and Visitor Curriculum Development.
Project Summary This is a two year project that will build on the previous two CBHV development phases.  The third phase will provide Kanaka Maoki communities access to and control of a portion of Hawaii’s leading economic sector, the visitor industry.  The project’s strategic model is the establishment of a community-based host/visitor (CBHV) program with three main components: a governance template for hosts, a curriculum for visitors, and a web-based interface through which hosts and visitors can interact.
Grantee Name Waianae Community Re-Development Corporation (WCRC)
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $312,680
Project Title The Center for Organic Agriculture and Sustainability
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide multi-purpose venue for food production that will increase commercial efforts of organic farms.  This will develop a working base for social enterprise, organic agriculture and apply sustainability that can be replicated in other communities.
Grantee Name Waipa Foundation
State Hawaii
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $343,722
Project Title Waipa Community Kitchen and Business Incubator Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide and oversee a fully equipped and certified commercial kitchen facility that will allow farmers, families and community members space to process crops and grow small businesses.  This will promote a healthy, diverse and sustainable local food economy for the Halele’a-Kilauea communities.
Grantee Name Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
State Massachusetts
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $114,339
Project Title The Aquinnah Wampanoag Land Use Master Plan Update
Project Summary This is a two year project to expand tribal capacity to govern and manage its ancestral homelands and resources for the benefit of future generations.  The development of a Land Use Master Plan will provide the tribe with a shared vision on how to best manage the resources it has and may come to acquire.  Using data analysis, zoning and strategic planning, the Wampanoag Tribe will define current and future land use needs.
Grantee Name Accohannock Indian Tribe, Inc.
State Maryland
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $299,531
Project Title Bending Water Park, an Authentic Living Village
Project Summary This is a two year project to create and implement an authentic living village to preserve and educate tribal families and the public on the history, traditions, and culture of the Tribe while providing economic opportunities for Tribe members that are self-sustaining.  This project will develop the infrastructure for the Tribe to open an authentic living Indian Village titled Bending Water Park.
Grantee Name Hannahville Indian Community
State Michigan
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $85,985
Project Title The Youth Employment Development Project
Project Summary This is a one year project for training youth transitioning into adults with skills, abilities and motivation to become productive and sustainable employees.  The Hannahville Indian Community project will develop five training tracks, specific to different work sites, that will help local youth obtain necessary employment skills.  After completing training programs, Hannahville Indian Community youth will then mentor local elementary students to sustain project goals.
Grantee Name Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
State Michigan
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount 196,899
Project Title A Land Use Management Plan for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Project Summary This is a two year project that will develop a Land Use Management Plan for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
Grantee Name American Indian Economic Development
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $294,628
Project Title Financial Literacy Project:  Re-configuring AIEDF’s American Indian Small Business Development Technical Assistance Model/Services and “Indianpreneur” Training Course
Project Summary This is a one year project to complete a comprehensive revision of the “Indian-preneur” training course.  AIFDF will infuse additional financial literacy concepts throughout the 108 page Manual and the accompanying Power Point Presentation and pilot this in three geographic areas.  This project will train twenty-eight Indian-preneurs in the pilot of the revised Indian-preneur training course.  This will increase their financial literacy competencies as evidenced by a pre and post financial literacy assessment.
Grantee Name Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $140,055
Project Title The Fond du Lac Energy Efficiency and Strategic Planning project
Project Summary This is a two year project to create an energy management plan and also to create a strategic plan for the reservation.  This Energy Efficiency project is in response to rising energy costs and will make public facilities and local residents more energy efficient and create sustainable energy production.  The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa community will also develop a strategic plan for the reservation which includes short and long term goals for decisions involving capital and membership.
Grantee Name Migizi Communications, Inc.
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $301,126
Project Title American Indian Cultural and Economic Corridor Development Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop a master plan to implement an American Indian Cultural and Economic Corridor in the Phillips area of the Twin Cities.  This project will provide training to 150 youth on media, technology, and entrepreneurial training; and develop 3 enterprise opportunities for American Indian youth and adults.  This project will increase the Minneapolis American Indian community’s capacity to seize 21st century entrepreneurial opportunities.
Grantee Name San Vicente Elementary School Community Based Management
State Marianas Islands
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $378,168
Project Title San Vicente Elementary School Community Based Management, Inc.
Project Summary This is a two year project to repair, restore, and improve the Aquaculture Science Center and develop off-campus farms for instruction and learning.  The project will teach cultural land use as well as science, math and business skills to the San Vicente Elementary School students.
Grantee Name Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.
State North Carolina
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $131,157
Project Title The Coharie Health Access, Improvement and Awareness Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to improve the overall health conditions and quality of life for the members of the Coharie Tribe and increase access to health care.  The main goal of this project is to increase the awareness and knowledge of health care issues and resources among members of the tribe.  The objective is to provide home medical visits for tribal families in order to reduce emergency room visits and improve overall community health.
Grantee Name Cumberland County Association for Indian People Inc
State North Carolina
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $227,002
Project Title East Star Family Center Program Design
Project Summary This is a one year project designed to create a community-based approach to developing and implementing the programs necessary to make the East Star Family Center fully operational.
Grantee Name Lumbee Nation Tribal Programs
State North Carolina
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $110,777
Project Title The Economic Development for the Lumbee Tribe
Project Summary This is a one year project to create a five year strategic plan that addresses economic growth and stimulates the local economy by employing tribal members. This project will establish tribally owned small businesses creating sustainable jobs in order to improve tribal economic and social conditions.
Grantee Name Boys and Girls Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes
State North Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $271,376
Project Title Northern Lights Wellness Program
Project Summary This is a two year project to provide comprehensive and therapeutic holistic services for youth, their families and elders, to include physical, mental and cultural/spiritual services to improve family wellness.   This project will provide health and wellness services for a minimum of 80 youth between the ages of 5-18 and their parents or grandparents by offering comprehensive health and wellness activities tailored to their individual needs.
Grantee Name Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
State North Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $129,750
Project Title Turtle Mountain Entrepreneurial Development Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop stable, diversified businesses and tribal economic activities that will provide jobs economic well being.   The goal of this project is to combat unemployment by developing an entrepreneurial training program and establish an Entrepreneurial Development Center.
Grantee Name Ponca Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO)
State Nebraska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $245,912
Project Title PEDCO CDFI/Tribal UCC Project
Project Summary This is a one year project that will support PEDCO in receiving the necessary trainings needed to prepare for CDFI certification and develop a Tribal Uniform Commercial Code.
Grantee Name National Indian council on Aging, Inc.
State New Mexico
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $241,579
Project Title Helping Grandparents Raise Grandchildren across Indian Country
Project Summary This is a two year project designed to assist Tribal communities across Indian country in mitigating challenges faced by grandparents raising grandchildren.
Grantee Name Reno Sparks Indian Colony
State Nevada
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $208,645
Project Title Enhancing Tribal Management Systems
Project Summary This is a one year project that aims to increase tribal governance capacity by developing and implementing a manual and centralized database for the Tribe.
Grantee Name Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
State Nevada
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $111,899
Project Title The Governance Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to enact laws and codes that support and enforce business and investment transactions, contracts and property rights.  The Washoe Tribe grant also employs legal assistance in examining contracts for economic development opportunities and soliciting loans for start up business projects.  The last objective of the Governance Project is to bring management and leadership training to senior tribal personnel to prepare them to advance tribal economic development and self sufficiency.
Grantee Name Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties, Inc.
State New York
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $102,012
Project Title The Native Economic Self-Sufficiency Training (NEST) Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to design an economic self-sufficiency plan.  The NEST project will improve economic stability of urban Native community members by focusing on decreasing debt levels while increasing savings.  Through a series of training workshops, attendees will learn to identify and change monetary spending.
Grantee Name Cherokee Nation
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $366,665
Project Title Cherokee Lifeways Afterschool and Community Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to create a way for the schools, communities and the Cherokee Nation to work together to integrate Cherokee language and culture into the regular curriculum of the schools and establish effective programming in Cherokee community centers to combat negative behavior that prevents children from being success in their social, cultural and scholastic life.  This project will provide language, culture and healthy lifeway activities in 14 rural schools and 14 communities.  This project will increase use of the Cherokee language, teach computer skills, and prevent high school dropout.
Grantee Name Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $202,288
Project Title Citizen Potawatomi Native American Financial Education and  Entrepreneur Training Program Expansion Project.
Project Summary This is a one year project to build organizational capacity to deliver higher levels of business technical assistance, workshops, and financial education programs to support Native businesses and to increase Tribal members’ capacity to address barriers to economic self sufficiency.
Grantee Name Kaw Nation of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $227,108
Project Title Kaw Nation Constitution Reform Project
Project Summary This is a three year project that will revise the tribal constitution to define and clarify roles and responsibilities between Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of tribal government.  It will also ensure the just functionality of the Constitution Committee and will educate tribal members on the importance of participating in the constitution reform process.
Grantee Name Kiowa Young Men's Association
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $140,149
Project Title Kiowa Young Adult Empowerment Project
Project Summary This is a one year intergenerational project designed to assist young adults with problematic issues confronting their progress towards financial, vocational and social self-sufficiency.  Six workshops will be designed to teach values and methods of the Kiowa culture to assist young adults in setting long and short range goals.
Grantee Name Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $257,396
Project Title Modoc Tribe:  Rebuilding with Technology
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop and implement a technology plan for the Modoc Tribe.  The project will increase the efficiency and technological capabilities of the Tribe by installing new computer equipment, software and networking technology in the new tribal administration building.   The project will then transform the old temporary office building into a video training center to be used by the Tribe or anyone in the surrounding area.
Grantee Name Osage Nation
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $126,546
Project Title The Creating a Self-Sufficient Economic and Business Environment
Project Summary This is a two year project that has the goal of creating a self sufficient economic and business environment.  The Osage Nation will develop a five year economic plan to identify viable community business plans, infrastructure needs, tourism priorities, private business ventures and possible research.  This grant will also supply diverse training in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Grantee Name Otoe-Missouria Tribe
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $79,709
Project Title The Otoe-Missouria Tribal Information Office Start-up
Project Summary This is a two year project to establish an Information Office.  The Information Office will be established to serve as a hub for two way communication between tribal government and the tribal community.   Communication is intended to reach all tribal members as well as tribal employees through scheduled community meetings.  The Information Office will also serve as a host for focus groups and employees will also conduct surveys to attain the pulse of the community.
Grantee Name United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $154,934
Project Title UKB Mentoring Emerging Leaders Destiny
Project Summary This is a two year project that will provide business learning opportunities for Tribal members through on-the-job training, leadership workshops and business/computer classes.
Grantee Name Native American Youth and Family Center
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $368,391
Project Title Life Skills Development & Economic Security Project for Native Americans
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide low income and unskilled American Indian and Alaska Native youth and adults with opportunities to build assets to reduce poverty, prepare for lifelong learning, financial security and improve the economy of the region.  The project will provide comprehensive participant assessments, training in individualized goal setting, financial education classes, and resolution of housing and employment issues.  Participants that complete the project activities and are eligible will be enrolled in Individual Development Accounts.
Grantee Name Native Wellness Institute
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $434,443
Project Title All Native Training Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop culturally relevant curricula that can improve skills, abilities and practices within participating tribal communities. This will provide culturally relevant, wellness-focused training and skill building in areas of adult leadership, youth leadership, staff development and improved life skills.
Grantee Name Four Bands Community Fund
State South Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $139,848
Project Title The Wicoicage Sakowin kin un Wicakagapi (Building for the Seventh Generation)
Project Summary This is a two year project to integrate financial literacy and entrepreneurship education into school curriculum and community organizations on the Cheyenne River Reservation.  Incorporation of financial literacy will ensure stronger small business and expanded economic prosperity for future generations.  Local teachers for all grade levels will receive financial literacy training to pass on to students and secure the economic standing for future generations.
Grantee Name Native American Advocacy Program
State South Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $211,189
Project Title Wicoti Tiwahe (Family Camp)
Project Summary This is a two year project that will recruit youth and their families, elders and professional volunteers to establish a campsite that will utilize traditional cultural methods to increase relationship building skills and provide youth a sense of belonging.
Grantee Name Thunder Valley CDC
State South Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $387,467
Project Title Thunder Valley Youth Development through Entrepreneurship Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to provide entrepreneurship training for Native American Youth to learn how to meet short and long term goals to practice healthy lifestyles.  A number of businesses will be started and they will contribute to the sustainability of this project as well with funds and mentor resources.
Grantee Name High Plains Indians, fbo Sappony
State Virginia
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $225,000
Project Title The Sappony Trading Path-Site Design and Planning
Project Summary This is a one year project to fund the second phase of the Sappony Trading Path Project.  The second phase includes the development of detailed plans for the trail destination that will include five historic and community sites.
Grantee Name Duwamish Tribal Services
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $70,125
Project Title The Lekleh Path
Project Summary This is a one year project between the Duwamish Tribe and the Seattle School District.  This project is an ongoing educational field trip program centered in the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center that will provide significant benefit for urban Native American youth in the city of Seattle.  This program will build self-esteem, self-respect and an appreciation for a healthy life style for native urban youth.
Grantee Name Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $161,982
Project Title Swinomish Climate Change Strategy Initiative
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop a strategy to address impacts of climate change on the reservation community.  Data will be collected to determine risk and vulnerability parameters.  The results will be used to develop policy framework for preparedness response strategies and a strategy guidebook.  Finally, specific mitigation and adaptation actions will be identified and published as a community action plan.
Grantee Name United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $187,402
Project Title United Indians SEDS Project
Project Summary This is a one year project designed to complete all remaining planning documents and processes needed to construct the Northwest Native Canoe Center (NNCC).  This includes the development of a business plan and engendering comprehensive community engagement.
Grantee Name Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $191,336
Project Title The “Greening” of the LCO Development Corporation
Project Summary This is a one year project that aims to build the capacity of LCO Development to become the most successful green construction company with in the Great Lakes region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.
Grantee Name Mashkisibi Boys and Girls Club
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $111,817
Project Title The Educational Excellence
Project Summary This is a two year project that focuses on reinforcing the importance of the commitment to school and academic success.  Utilizing elders, teachers, parents, community advisors and community partners, this project will develop a high yield learning curriculum.  The subject focus areas are discussions with knowledgeable adults, leisure reading, writing activities, homework help and study, community service, and games that sharpen cognitive skills.  Five participating teen members will also receive training as Peer Leaders to help facilitation of learning activities.

 

Social and Economic Development Strategies - Alaska

The following applications were awarded funding:

Project Chilkat Indian Village
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $127,888
Project Title The Business Development and Capacity Building for the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center
Project Summary This is a two year project to address the need for cultural preservation and economic development for the Chilkat Indian Village.  The Cultural Heritage Center will be established for local tourism in an effort to develop a sustainable community business.  By teaching local tribal members skills related to management, customer service, food service and retail sales, the tribe will work in collaboration with a marketing team to ensure tourism.
Grantee Name Chugachmiut
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $146,579
Project Title Chugach Region Health and Social Service Community Needs Assessment
Project Summary This is a one year project to identify health and social service program needs in four Alaska Native villages.  The project will administer a community needs assessment in each village and use the results to determine future programs that should be developed to meet the village needs.
Grantee Name Nanwalek IRA Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $92,500
Project Title The Nanwalek IRA Council Tribe Enrollment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to establish a current Tribal enrollment system for long term use.  The grant will be used to hire a Tribal Enrollment Clerk to organize tribal members, improve communications between members and the tribal council and provide membership cards to tribal members.
Grantee Name Native Village of Anaktuvuk Pass
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $130,000
Project Title The Anaktuvuk Pass Tribal Enterprise Development Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to build a community based business enterprise to create employment and stimulate the local economy.   The Tribe will open sustainable businesses, including a washeteria and retail outlet, to cater to local residents and tourists.  The Enterprise Development project will provide valuable business training from onsite workshops and give hands on training to local tribal members.
Grantee Name Native Village of Napaimute
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $125,680
Project Title The Pioneer Airstrip Economic Incubation
Project Summary This is a one year project to prepare lots adjacent to the newly constructed airstrip for commercial lease by installing water and septic tanks.  The project will advertise the lots for commercial lease and expects to enter into at least one commercial lease by the end of the project period.  .
Grantee Name Nome Native Arts Center
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $134,446
Project Title Capacity Building of Nome Native Arts Center
Project Summary This is a one year project to build capacity by gathering financial data and providing education on the protection of cultural intellectual property to Artists, Tribal Governments, and the general public, and the development of policies and procedures to establish a five year Strategic Plan for the Nome Native Arts Center.
Grantee Name Qutekcak Native Tribe
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $111,233
Project Title The Qutekcak Learning and Culture Center Volunteer Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to increase participation for Qutekcak tribal community events in an effort to expand knowledge of Alaskan Native heritage.  A Volunteer Curriculum will be developed to incorporate tribal volunteers to expand limited knowledge of Alaskan Native History.  This project is a way to help build self-esteem and developing a sense of Native identity and unity.
Grantee Name St. George Traditional Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $150,000
Project Title St. George Island Institute Infrastructure Development
Project Summary This is a one year project to stimulate economic development on St. George Island.  The project will complete the architectural and renovation plans for two historic structures, finalize a business plan, and train five local youth as tour guides of a cultural and interpretive center.

 

Language Preservation

The following applications were awarded funding:

Category I

Grantee Name Sitka Tribe of Alaska
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $70,858
Project Title Comprehensive Survey of the Status of the Tlingit Language in Stika, Alaska
Project Summary This is a one year project in which the Stika Tribe of Alaska in conjunction with the Stika Native Education Program will conduct an assessment of the Tlingit language in Stika, Alaska. This data will provide a foundation for the planning of an effective language preservation program.
Grantee Name Chamorro Hands in Education Links Unity
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount 100,000
Project Title Tungo’ i Estao i Fino’-ta (To Know the Status of Our Language)
Project Summary This is a one year project to analyze the status of the Chamorro language in the San Diego metro area. Results will then be distributed to 15 key stakeholders.
Grantee Name Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $100,000
Project Title Mihilakawna Language Preservation and Restoration Planning Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to ascertain the status of the Dry Creek Rancheria-Southern Pomo language. This project will provide a through analysis to aid in the preservation of the language.
Grantee Name Susanville Indian Rancheria
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount 70,521
Project Title Susanville Indian Rancheria Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to determine the status of the four indigenous languages represented by the Susanville Indian Rancheria. The project will be develop, distribute and analyze language assessments for the Maidu, Paiute, Pit River and Washoe languages.
Grantee Name Nez Perce Tribe
State Idaho
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $100,000
Project Title Nimiipuu Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to do a thorough assessment of the Nimiipuu language by developing, and administering a language assessment tool. This project includes development and use of a level of fluency instrument.
Grantee Name Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount 98,190
Project Title Anishinaabeg Language Revitalization and Preservation Plan
Project Summary This is a one year project that will determine the status of the Anishinaabeg language by administering and then analyzing results from the language assessments of members of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa living on or near the Bois Forte Indian Reservation.
Grantee Name Saponi Nation of Missouri, Mahenips Band
State Missouri
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $64,865
Project Title Saponi Language Assessment
Project Summary This is a one year project to determine the status of the Saponi language through the development, administration and analysis of a Saponi language assessment tool.
Grantee Name Kiowa Culture Preservation Authority
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $100,000
Project Title Kiowa Language Fluency Study
Project Summary This is a one year project to obtain current data on the status of the Kiowa language through development, administration and analysis of a Kiowa language assessment tool.
Grantee Name Otoe-Missouria Tribe
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $87,479
Project Title Otoe-Missouri Language Assessment
Project Summary This is a one year project to determine the status of the Otoe-Missouri language. A language assessment tool will be developed with collaborative efforts from the Native American Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. Results will be analyzed and presented as a formal report.
Grantee Name Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $87,237
Project Title Ponca Tribe Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to conduct a formal assessment of the Ponca language. The project includes focus groups and one-on-one meetings with Tribal Elders to develop, administer and analyze a language assessment tool.
Grantee Name Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $89,070
Project Title Seminole Language Assessment Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to assess the current status of the Seminole language. The information provided will provide baseline data that will be used in the planning for long-term language preservation.
Grantee Name Kalispel Tribe of Indians
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $64,000
Project Title Kalispel Language Assessment and Planning
Project Summary This is a one year project for the preservation and maintenance of the Kalispel language. The project will produce a language assessment, create a language library and develop community derived goals for language preservation.

 

Category II

Grantee Name Alaska Native Heritage Center
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $117,113
Project Title Dena’ina Qenaga Qunuhdulzex ( The Dena’ina language is Coming Back)
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop an advanced level, verb-based curriculum for the Dena’ina language. This project includes development of prototypes for audio-visual and web-based language lessons that would be appropriate for both classroom and independent students.
Grantee Name Gulkana Village Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $101,435
Project Title Ahtna Athabascan Native Language Preservation Project Design
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a comprehensive plan for a language program that will preserve the Ahtna Athabascan native language. This project includes consultations with Tribal Elders for the development of a preliminary language curriculum.
Grantee Name Native Village of Afognak
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $114,848
Project Title Kodiak Alutiiq Curriculum Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop an early childhood Kodiak Sugpiaq/Alutiiq language curriculum. Curriculum development involves Elders to insure that curriculum reflects community values and traditions.
Grantee Name Telida Village Council
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $99,700
Project Title Upper Kuskokwim Athabascan Language Plan
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop culturally relevant teaching models for the Upper Kuskokwim Athabascan language. The project utilizes results from a previous language assessment in conjunction with professional and community resources to develop models.
Grantee Name Lakota Language Consortium
State Indiana
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $149,998
Project Title Lakota Language Level 3 and Level 4 Textbook Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop and produce the Lakota Level 3 and Level 4 textbooks and test teachers in their use.  The textbooks are designed to serve as a transition from novice-level instruction in the language to beginning intermediate-level instruction.  The textbooks will be distributed to 16 participating schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Grantee Name Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
State North Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $102,417
Project Title Wakanyan Woglakapi Ktelo!
Project Summary This is a two year project to establish a strategic plan for a Lakota/ Dakota Language Nesting program. This project will focus on increasing and preserving leveraged resources through inter-governmental collaborations, partnerships and community support.
Grantee Name Pueblo of Isleta
State New Mexico
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $150,000
Project Title Developing a Department of Language and Cultural Preservation
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop language education materials.  The project will also provide workshop and conference opportunities to teachers and elders interested in becoming certified language instructors.
Grantee Name Ely Shoshone Tribe
State Nevada
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $125,996
Project Title To Have the Best Methods and Approaches Possible in Language Instruction and Electronic Repository
Project Summary This is a one year project that will the enhance quality and availability of Shoshone language and cultural learning materials. This project includes the development of a talking dictionary, enhancement of language curriculums and creation of an electronic repository of cultural media items.
Grantee Name Kaw Nation
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $77,386
Project Title Designing materials to Teach Kanza Literacy through Historical Texts
Project Summary This is a two year project to plan and develop readers for historical Kanza stories and texts. The focus of this project is to increase Kanza literacy amongst the Kaw Nation.
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $150,000
Project Title Siletz Tribal Language Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop curriculum and media tools for online teaching for head start through the fifth grade.  The project will also submit the curriculum developed to Oregon State for use in he Siletz Valley Charter School
Grantee Name Oceti Wakan - Sacred Fireplace
State South Dakota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $143,768
Project Title Lakota Language Learning Stations/Elders Interaction
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop materials for the youngest of students, (kindergarten, first and second graders), a solid foundation in the Lakota language.  This project will develop 44 Lakota Language Learning Stations, along with one set of 80 magnetic cards containing simple conversational Lakota sentences for each Lakota Language Learning Stations for nine elementary schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  The project will also design and develop three books with accompanying three CDs for the parents and teachers that will include the same 80 sentences that the children will be learning at the Lakota Language Learning Stations.
Grantee Name Makah Indian Tribe
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $146,504
Project Title q^Iq^IdiDDaq Fluency and Literacy Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop and test curriculum for the fourth through eighth grades.  The project will also develop an Elementary Makah Dictionary enhancing their ability to increase intergenerational use of the Makah Language.
Grantee Name Nooksack Indian Tribe
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $73,593
Project Title Nooksack Indian tribe Lhechelesem Revitalization Planning Project
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a teacher certification curriculum that will certify tribal members to teach Lechelesem in Washington Public Schools. This project includes the development of a K-6 curriculum that will be used in the teacher certification program.
Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $150,000
Project Title Anishinaabe Inaadiziwin – Anishinaabe Way of Life
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop materials to be used for teaching the Anishinaabe language that is specific to hunting, fishing and gathering.  The materials will be specifically related to traditional subsistence gathering and harvesting activities and include words and phrases that are specific to those activities.  The produced materials will be directed to middle school students and higher.  This project will promote cultural awareness by infusing Anishinaabe values, tradition and language into all of its endeavors.
Grantee Name Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $150,000
Project Title On^yote?a.ka (People of Standing Stone) Language Curriculum
Project Summary This is a two year project to complete four levels of conversational units of curriculum.  The project will also establish an Oneida Language Committee to work together to make the curriculum functional and user friendly with accompanying audio.
Grantee Name St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $127,000
Project Title The St Croix Plan for Ojibwemowin Preservation and Maintenance
Project Summary This is a one year project to create a design for an immersion language nest.  The project will also create multi-media curriculum for students, parents and language instructors.

 

Category III

Grantee Name Chugachmiut
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $199,405
Project Title Sugpiaq Quliyangau’ait: People’s Stories
Project Summary This is a two year project to record elder fluent speakers’ stories.  The project will also translate, transcribe and archive the recordings.
Grantee Name Goldbelt Heritage Foundation
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $117,132
Project Title Creating Critical Tools for Language Survival
Project Summary This is a one year project to acquire previously undocumented Tlingit language information through consultations with fluent Elders. The project includes training instructors and developing teaching materials that include the new information.
Grantee Name Karuk Tribe of California
State California
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $143,167
Project Title Karuk Master/Apprentice Documentation Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to document elder and fluent speakers using younger learners to record the Karuk spoken language. The project will also transcribe, analyze and share files for the Karuk Dictionary and a video pod cast series.
Grantee Name Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
State Kansas
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $142,041
Project Title Phase II of the Potawatomi Language Revitalization Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to teach the language through immersion to students age birth to three.  The project will also host 15 sessions of intergenerational language classes for the community each year.
Grantee Name Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
State Michigan
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $200,000
Project Title The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Ojibwemowin Master/Apprentice Project
Project Summary This is a three year project initiate an inter-generational Master/Apprentice Program.  The six Apprentices will learn from one Master fluent speaker, achieve fluency level 5 and become certified to teach the language.  The Apprentices will also teach language classes assister by an elder.
Grantee Name Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $60,765
Project Title Anishinabemowin Language Immersion Canoe/ Jii-man Building   Project (Jii-Man Project)
Project Summary This is a three year language preservation project that will develop and administer an annual language immersion program where participants are involved in intensive canoe building sessions that are conducted entirely in the Ojibwe language.
Grantee Name Euchee Tribe of Indians
State Oklahoma
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount 191,875
Project Title TahA Onk’a fA: We Carry athe Euchee Language Further
Project Summary This is a two year project to implement Master-Apprentice learning teams.  The apprentices will become language bearers and implement children’s immersion routines.  The project will also develop videos based on oral presentations made for the entire community.
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $152,140
Project Title Yakama Nation Ichishkin Sinwit Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to create four new speakers of the Ichishkin dialects to become speakers and language teachers who are knowledgeable about their language and traditions, and who maintain the virtues of respect, honor, and discipline towards the Elders and within the family.

 

Category IV

Grantee Name Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $149,997
Project Title Niigaane Ojibwemowin Immersion Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop, pilot and revised as necessary methods for lesson delivery with K-6 grades in operation.  The project will provide intensive in-service development for teachers and train them to assist in the content delivery methods relevant to Ojibwe students in an immersion setting.  This project will also develop local expertise in matters of curriculum methods and content delivery and language training in order to provide training to future teachers and Elder participants.  Teachers will reach an advanced level of Ojibwemowin proficiency to ensure a high level of language transmission to the students in grades K-6 at Niigaane.
Grantee Name Nkwusm
State Montana
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $223,855
Project Title Salish Language Academic Curriculum Development
Project Summary This is a three year project to enhance and develop Salish language academic curriculum tools and materials to provide for and effective sequenced and scaffolding course study in an immersion environment.  The project will create new speakers via the enhancement of a curriculum that reliably produces fluent Salish speakers.  This project will create 9 levels of culturally relevant curriculum guides in each Salish arts, mathematics, and science.  This project will also create a Salish fluency level assessment instrument to gauge student’s mastery of oral fluency, grammar, vocabulary and listening comprehensive and to provide for an evaluation measure of instruction.
Grantee Name Piegan Institute, Inc.
State Montana
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $200,000
Project Title Nizipuhwahsin Blackfeet Immersion Program
Project Summary This is a three year project to increase the number of language speakers with proficient fluency in the Blackfeet language.  This project will train 3 prospective teachers to be fluent in Blackfeet to teach in K-8 immersion classes.  The results from this project will be 12 children graduated from Cuts Wood School with high level language speaking skills in conversational Blackfeet with emphasis on the 7th & 8th grade levels.
Grantee Name Friends of the Akwesasne Freedom School, Inc.
State New York
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $125,500
Project Title Orihwakaionhneha “In the Manner of the Old Ways Project”
Project Summary This is a three year project that will develop culture and science curriculums in the Kanien’keha:ka language for grades 7-10. The project incorporates building language and cultural skills of the upperclassmen by involving them in teaching the Kanien’keha:ka curriculum to younger students.
Grantee Name Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $214,470
Project Title Kindergarten in Chinuk “Kindergarten Focus Plus Preschool & Elementary After School”
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide kindergarten in Chinuk and pilot new curriculum, building the capacity of the Tribe’s Chinuk Language Immersion program by developing additional K-5 curriculum focusing on the local environment and associated cultures of the Grand Ronde Tribes.  This project will provide Chinuk Wawa language immersion instruction to at least 15 kindergarten students to reach Chinuk Wawa proficiency level 2 and 30 after school students to reach level 1.  This project will extend the capacity of the Chinuk immersion efforts in Grande Ronde for the benefit of the youth, elders, community and the world at large.
Grantee Name Waadookodaading, Inc.
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $245,100
Project Title Immersion Charter School – Surviving Through Grade 5
Project Summary This is a three year project to provide at least 500 hours of Native language instruction to at least 15 students.  This project will increase the Ojibwe proficiency levels by providing 4th & 5th grade classes and develop a comprehensive curriculum ensuring a cohesive program Ojibwe language and content studies to Grade 5.  This project will provide immersion training for teachers and expand parent and community involvement.  Waadookodaading will have a curriculum that will ensure students achieve at grade level in dual languages.

 

Environmental Enhancement

The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (Tribal Government)
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $107,019
Project Title Development of Environmental Ordinances and Cross-Jurisdictional Solutions on St. Paul Island
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop four environmental ordinances.  The project includes a community outreach and education program, recruitment of a local committee to participate in developing the ordinances and development of partnerships for cross-jurisdictional enforcement.
Grantee Name Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $146,543
Project Title Southeast Alaskan Environmental Training and Capacity Enhancement
Project Summary This is a two year project to plan and implement a training program which will increase member communities’ ability to manage their natural resources.  Training topics will include National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other trainings as identified by the communities.
Grantee Name Sitka Tribe of Alaska
State Alaska
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $184,175
Project Title It’s Our Environment Too – Engaging Tribal Youth in Environmental Management
Project Summary This is a two year project to encourage better environmental stewardship and introduce the possibility of environmental careers to its youth.  The project includes development of three outdoor classrooms and an annual schedule of activities at these classrooms, development of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on environmental stewardship and partnerships with local experts who can provide information on environmental management, legal issues, and employment issues.
Grantee Name Coeur d'Alene Tribe
State Idaho
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $85,260
Project Title Coeur d’Alene Tribe Stqhesiple’ Land Tenure Recovery Project.
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop a land tenure strategy to identify methods, concepts and policy initiatives to overcome institutional and jurisdictional barriers to effective Tribal control of future development on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.
Grantee Name Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
State Minnesota
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $53,596
Project Title Fond du Lac THPO TEPA Project
Project Summary This is a two year project to enhance the self-governance capabilities of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa by establishing a Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) and enacting a Tribal Environmental Policy Act (TEPA).
Grantee Name Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
State North Carolina
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $127,500
Project Title Tribal Integrated GIS for Environmental Management and Compliance
Project Summary This is a one year project to develop an Integrated Geographic Information System (IGIS) that will streamline processes for environmental management of Tribal Lands.  This integrated system will promote more efficient inter-departmental work and will allow the environmental resources department to quickly process forms and requests that must be submitted to federal agencies.
Grantee Name Coquille Tribe
State Oregon
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $199,170
Project Title Coquille Forest Environmental Management Capacity Building Project
Project Summary This is a three year project to develop the organizational capacity of the Tribe to effectively and efficiently meet the environmental and biological monitoring and reporting requirements of the Coquille Forest Act.  Equipment purchases and new data collection protocols will help the grantee to establish a baseline for water quality and timber quality and growth patterns.  A community outreach component is included to disseminate results.
Grantee Name Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
State Texas
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $145,526
Project Title Building Capacity Using GIS/GPS Applications on the Tigua Reservation
Project Summary This is a two year project to develop a GIS program for natural resources management.  As part of the program, training on GIS and GPS will be provided to tribal government staff and to youth who have a potential for working in natural resources management.  Maps will be created which identify tribal lands, natural resources, cultural resources, roads, and other important resources.
Grantee Name Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
State Washington
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $166,855
Project Title Establishing Baseline Ecological Information on Roosevelt Elk to Improve the Regulatory Ability of the Lower Elwha Tribe
Project Summary This is a three year project to gather baseline data on elk herds in the western portion of the Olympic Game Management Unit (GMU) and the majority of the Pysht GMU.  The baseline data will bolster the Tribe's technical and program capacity by improving the Tribe's regulatory ability in setting harvest regulations.  More than one method of data collection will be used to determine the most accurate and cost-effective method for future data collection.
Grantee Name Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
State Wisconsin
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $78,197
Project Title GLIFWC’s Ceded Territory Environmental Regulatory 404 Permit Project
Project Summary GLIFWC’s Ceded Territory Environmental Regulatory 404 Permit Project

 

Environmental Mitigation

The following applications were awarded funding:

Grantee Name Coeur D'Alene Tribe
State Idaho
Date of Award 9/30/2008
FY 2008 Amount $167,000
Project Title Remediation Planning for Contamination On and Near Former Atlas E Missile Facility
Project Summary This is a one year project to characterize and complete a plan to address the contamination at the former Fairchild Air Force Base Atlas E Missile Facility.