| HUD No. 06-OR-6
March 24, 2006
HUD AWARDS THE COQUILLE INDIAN TRIBE $421,354 GRANT
PORTLAND - The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Coquille Indian Tribe a $421,354 grant today. The Tribe will use the funding for the Coquille Broadband Technology Infrastructure Project.
The project will allow for improved connectivity for reservation residents, improvements in rural community access
and potentially increase wireless Internet access for the Tribal and surrounding communities. For more information, contact: Rod Debban at (541) 756-0904.
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.
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