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HUD No. 12-RVI-58
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
For Release
May 1, 2012

Ada, Binger, Durant, Seneca, Kaw City, Okmulgee, Miami Pawnee, Quapaw, Wewoka, Grove, Tahlequah, and Wyandotte area tribes receive funding for critical projects

OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $11,139,275 to fourteen tribal communities in Oklahoma to improve housing conditions, promote community development and to spur local economies with construction projects and jobs. The competitive grants awarded are part of HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program that address a wide variety of community development and affordable housing activities for low to moderate-income families (see grant chart and summaries below).

"These grants are a step forward in forging solutions to improve the housing and economic conditions for some of our country's most culturally rich neighborhoods," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "I'm impressed at the energy and creativity in how these communities are leveraging public funds to create lasting solutions for countless families."

"ICDBG is an important program, providing tribal communities needed funding for infrastructure, housing, and job creation," said C. Donald Babers, HUD Regional Administrator. "Tribal Grantees had to compete for the funding and their enthusiasm, ideas and efforts are vital and will make a difference in their communities."

The funding to Oklahoma awarded today is part of $56 million HUD announced today to tribal communities throughout the nation. The recipients will use these grants to develop viable communities including rehabilitating housing or building new homes or to purchase land to support new housing construction. The funding can also used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities. To stimulate economic development and job growth, recipients use the grants to establish commercial, industrial and agricultural projects. Recipients also use the funding to build community and health centers, or to start businesses to support the community including shopping centers, manufacturing plants, restaurants or convenience stores and gas stations. Specific examples of this sort of economic and community development include:

Oklahoma Grant Summaries


The Caddo Nation will use its $800,000 grant to build a community facility that will be located on the Regency Oak elderly affordable rental property in Anadarko, OK. The Regency Oak was purchased using NAHASDA formula and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The facility will provide a needed gathering place for the elderly low income residents. It will provide a common dining/meeting area, office space, and recreational areas including Internet access, a television lounge, and an outdoor picnic pavilion. The building will also be equipped with a safe room.


The $800,000 grant will be used for the Chickasaw Nation Ardmore Community Center. Ardmore is the largest city in Carter County and the 16th largest in Oklahoma. The renovation of the gymnasium into an accessible and affordable community center will be given top priority to meet the community development needs of citizens.


The Nation will use its $800,000 grant to fund the Pocola Sanitary Sewer System Improvements Project. The project will rehabilitate the sanitary sewer collection system for the town and surrounding areas of Pocola - parts of which have deteriorated and even collapsed over the years. The improvement and replacement of key elements of the sewer system is essential for the safe and successful transportation of wastewater to the treatment facility. The overall scope of the project will be to eliminate overflows and bypasses in the collection system.


The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will use its $800,000 grant to construct a 6,750 square foot Elder Independent Living Community Center building with a 3,000 square foot covered outdoor community space. This project will house the elders who apply for services and meet the age and income guidelines established by the Tribe. The Tribe will also construct roads and infrastructure necessary to access the area.


The Kaw Nation will use its $800,000 grant to build a Kanza Travel Expansion and Improvement Project. It will expand the current travel plaza by 2,100 square feet. The expansion will allow diesel trucks to use the new facility to obtain diesel which will increase the Kaw Nation's revenue. Three new employees will be hired to operate the travel plaza. The plaza is located in Braman, Oklahoma.


The Muskogee Nation will use its $800,000 grant for the Student Auxiliary Services Building. The purposes of the building are to provide healthy activities on campus for the students and address the health needs of the students while they are attending college. The building will provide a fitness area which includes weight rooms, cardio machines, climbing walls, and a separate room for fitness classes. The College of the Muscogee Nation is about the health and well being of the college students, and providing student services on campus.


The Ottawa Tribe will use its grant of $800,000 to build a travel plaza at the intersection of two major highways in north eastern Oklahoma. This travel plaza will have a 4,000 square foot convenience store and 8 canopied passenger fueling islands, a semi-truck fueling island, parking area with outside picnic area. The project will create 17 full-time jobs.


The Nation will use its $800,000 grant for the design and construction of the Pawnee Tribal Elder Center. This new facility will house the Elderly Meals Program which provides at least one nutritional meal a day to the participants, it will also house the Caregiver's Program that assists the elderly participants with day-to-day assistance in order to provide the participants with an enhanced quality of life. Another program that would be housed in this facility would be the tribally assisted program for financial assistance on utilities, selected medical assistance and emergency assistance. Other on-going activities that would be held in this facility would be educational presentations on items such as nutrition and information that will enhance the quality of life for this select population of the Pawnee tribal community.


The Quapaw Tribe will use its $800,000 grant to construct a joint wellness center and community safe room. This will enable the tribe to meet an essential community development need by providing residents the opportunity to increase their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental health in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. All while providing the community with a much needed safe room to not only save lives in case of an emergency situation, but to create a sense of peace and well being in the community.


The Seminole Nation was awarded $800,000 to build a Multi Purpose Community Health and Wellness Center. This is the first ICDBG that the Seminole Nation has received. The facility will be a 4,500 square foot facility constructed on land owned by the Seminole Nation. It will be located at the Mekusukey Mission, Seminole County Oklahoma.


The tribe will use its grant of $800,000 for the construction of a Family Services Center which will provide for all family services fostering cost savings associated with the deliverance of services, better privacy for clients. The center will provide adequate protected offices sized to meet the program needs, a conference room, a child observation room and the added safety provided by a safe room within the building to protect against adverse weather.


The grant of $739,275 will be used to continue the rehabilitation/construction of the Shawnee Tribe Social Service and Resource Center. This Center will fulfill an essential community development need by providing a facility for both the delivery of social services and the conduct of community activities. Such development is currently prevented by the lack of space available for more effective social services program delivery and the management and conduct of community.


This grant of $800,000 will be used for a Museum/Cultural Center Expansion. The project will further the tribe's goal of sharing and preserving its rich Native American history and culture with others. Services provided by the Multi-Purpose Museum & Cultural Center will include community education opportunities, on-line classes, and other cultural and educational activities relating to the Tribe's history and its culture. In addition, a number of jobs are anticipated to be created and retained as a result of this project.


The Wyandotte Nation will use $800,000 to build a Housing Services Center to support NAHASDA housing activities. The facility will provide an all-weather space for community and social gatherings. The facility will house equipment, activities and programs that will assist in developing a healthy, safe lifestyle. The project will be constructed so that it will incorporate a safe room and a place for the resident of the community to gather and hold meeting and other activities. It will also have a generator for safe access during electrical outages.

The ICDBG program was established in 1977 to help Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to meet their community development needs. Federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, groups or nations or eligible tribal organizations compete for this funding.


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FY 2012 National Indian Community Development Block Grant Awards

State Recipient City
Alaska Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove King Cove $28,175
Arctic Village Arctic Village $530,000
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Anchorage $600,000
Ekwok Village Ekwok $600,000
Mentasta Traditional Council Mentasta $600,000
Native Village of Buckland Buckland $600,000
Native Village of Chitina Chitina $500,910
Native Village of Kiana Kiana $600,000
Organized Village of Kasaan Ketchikan $599,457
Pauloff Harbor Village Sand Point $356,218
Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska Unalaska $419,487
Village of Venetie Venetie $540,000
Arizona Cocopah Indian Housing Development Somerton $605,000
Gila River Health Care Corporation Sacaton $2,750,000
Navajo Nation Window Rock $5,500,000
Hualapai Indian Tribe Peach Springs $825,000
California All Mission Indian Housing Authority - La Jolla Temecula $364,679
All Mission Indian Housing Authority - Pauma Temecula $547,679
All Mission Indian Housing Authority - Santa Rosa Temecula $547,679
All Mission Indian Housing Authority -Torres-Martinez Temecula $550,635
Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria Loleta $605,000
Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley Big Pine $605,000
Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians Campo $605,000
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Lake Havasu $604,998
Dry Creek Rancheria Geyserville $605,000
Enterprise Rancheria Oroville $595,000
Karuk Tribe Happy Camp $605,000
North Fork Rancheria North Fork $605,000
Resighini Rancheria Klamath $605,000
Yurok Tribe Klamath $605,000
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer $455,200
Iowa Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Tama $600,000
Louisiana Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Marksville $779,279
Michigan Hannahville Indian Community Wilson $600,000
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Dowagiac $600,000
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of MI Sault Ste. Marie $600,000
Minnesota Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Nett Lake $600,000
White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe White Earth, $600,000
Montana Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation Box Elder $900,000
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority Lame Deer $900,000
Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo $1,100,000
Nebraska Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation Winnebago $695,270
Nevada Ely Shoshone Tribe Ely $605,000
Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe McDermitt $605,000
Wells Indian Colony Band of Te-Moak Tribe of W. Shoshone Wells $605,000
New Mexico Northern Pueblos Housing Authority Santa Fe $599,150
Pueblo of Acoma Housing Authority Acoma Pueblo $825,000
North Carolina Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of NC Cherokee $390,370
North Dakota Spirit Lake Housing Corporation Fort Totten $900,000
Oklahoma Caddo Nation of Oklahoma Binger $800,000
Chickasaw Nation Ada $800,000
Choctaw Nation Durant $800,000
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Seneca $800,000
Kaw Nation Kaw City $800,000
Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee $800,000
Ottowa Tribe of Oklahoma Miami $800,000
Pawnee Nation Pawnee $800,000
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Quapaw $800,000
Seminole Nation Wewoka $800,000
Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma Grove $800,000
Shawnee Tribe Miami $739,275
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma Tahlequah $800,000
Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte $800,000
Oregon Grand Ronde Tribe Grand Ronde $500,000
Klamath Indian Tribe Chiloquin $500,000
South Dakota Crow Creek Housing Authority Fort Thompson $900,000
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Lower Brule $900,000
Utah Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Cedar City $900,000
Ute Indian Tribally Designated Housing Entity Fort Duchesne $900,000
Washington Kalispel Tribe Usk $421,073
Lummi Tribal Housing Authority Bellingham $500,000
Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato $500,000
Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Black River Falls $600,000
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of WI Lac du Flambeau $600,000
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Oneida $600,000
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Webster $600,000
TOTAL: $56,224,534


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