| HUD No. 06-OR-5
March 24, 2006
HUD AWARDS THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE GRAND RONDE $500,000 IN GRANTS TO IMPROVE HOUSING AND SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PORTLAND - The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Confederated Tribes of the Grand
Ronde a $500,000 grant today. The Tribes will use the funding to build a recreational facility.
The funding is from HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant Program. The program was established in 1977 to provide special Community Development Block Grant funding mechanism for Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to meet their community development needs. Federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, groups or nations (including Alaska Indian, Aleutes and Eskimos) or Alaska Native villages compete for this funding.
The recreational facility will include a baseball field, basketball court, playground, picnic area and small recreational center. For more information, contact Mr. Kim Rogers, of the Grand Ronde Tribes at (503) 879-2250.
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