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HUD No. 98-585
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Or contact your local HUD officeNovember 9, 1998


WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo has awarded $8 million in grants to fight drug abuse and other crimes in Indian housing operated by 40 tribes in 17 states.

"These grants are good news for some of the poorest families in Indian Country and bad news for drug dealers who victimize them," Cuomo said. "We will fight drug abuse with prevention and treatment programs and with a crackdown on drug dealers and other criminals."

In Indian housing, the Drug Elimination Grants are used for: drug prevention, intervention and treatment programs; reimbursing law enforcement agencies for providing additional security; hiring security guards and investigators; resident anti-crime patrols; and physical improvements to housing developments to enhance security. The Drug Elimination Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, based on the seriousness of the drug and crime problem and the strength of local plans to address the problem.

Grants will be distributed to the following Indian tribes and housing authorities:


  • Aleutian Housing Authority: $87,900
  • Bristol Bay Housing Authority: $121,800
  • Tlingit-Haida Region Housing Authority: $181,000
  • Kodiak Island Housing Authority: $155,000


  • Gila River Housing Authority: $316,500


  • All Mission Indian Housing Authority: $339,098
  • Karuk Tribe Housing Authority: $50,000
  • Round Valley Indian Housing Authority: $50,000


  • Nez Perce Tribal Indian Housing Authority: $81,600


  • Grand Traverse Band Housing Authority: $50,000
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: $128,700


  • Mille Lacs Band: $100,000
  • Red Lake Reservation: $238,500


  • Choctaw Housing Authority: $251,100


  • Blackfeet Tribe: $357,000
  • Salish & Kootenai Tribe: $236,100
  • Crow Tribe: $173,400

    North Carolina

  • North Carolina Indian Housing Authority: $76,200
  • Cherokee/Qualla Housing Authority: $289,800

    North Dakota

  • Chippewa/Turtle Mountain Housing Authority: $427,440
  • Fort Berthold/New Town: $185,100


  • Northern Ponca Housing Authority: $100,000

    New Mexico

  • Mescalero Apache Housing Authority: $103,800


  • Chickasaw Nation Housing Authority: $468,520
  • Cherokee Nation Housing Authority: $780,260
  • Choctaw Nation Housing Authority: $474,500
  • Peoria Tribe: $122,159
  • KAW Tribe: $50,000

    South Dakota

  • Cheyenne River Sioux: $270,300
  • Oglala Sioux: $395,980
  • Yankton Sioux: $315,200
  • Standing Rock Sioux Housing Authority: $65,228


  • Quileute Indian Housing Authority: $50,000
  • Makah Nation Indian Housing Authority: $73,800
  • Colville Indian Reservation: $128,100
  • Spokane Indian Housing Authority: $180,964


  • Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Housing Authority: $92,400
  • Oneida Housing Authority: $98,400
  • Ho-Chunk Housing Authority: $45,600


  • Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing: $286,400



    • Aleutian Housing Authority: $87,900 to reduce and eliminate drug-elated crime and to provide healthy, positive activities and education about the danger of drugs to targeted areas. The education program will assist residents in improving their self-image and self-confidence.

    • Bristol Bay Housing Authority: $121,800 to continue providing assistance for Boys and Girls Club activities and to provide assistance to another community to start a club.

    • Tlingit-Haida Region Housing Authority: $181,000 to develop a Boys and Girls Club youth leadership mentor program. The program includes a full-time youth activities coordinator.

    • Kodiak Island Housing Authority: $155,000 to fund a comprehensive, culturally sensitive youth-based drug prevention program.


    • Gila River Housing Authority: $316,500 to fund a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program, community violence prevention, and youth-oriented and economic development programs all aimed at increasing residents' self-sufficiency while reducing drug-related crime.


    • All Mission Indian Housing Authority: $339,098 to implement a comprehensive, community-based approach to reduce drug abuse and drug-related crime on reservations. The programs will utilize law enforcement and tribal agencies, and non-profit organizations to implement drug prevention education, job training programs for youth and adults, and to provide employment opportunities. In addition, sports and recreation activities will be funded to provide young people alternatives to drug abuse and possible gang activity.

    • Karuk Tribe Housing Authority: $50,000 for a comprehensive drug prevention program to reduce drug-related crime in three communities. In Orleans, motion sensor lighting will be installed on houses; in Happy Camp, a resident baseball team will be funded and "talking circles" coordinated, and in Yreka funds will be allocated for the coordination of a volunteer resident patrol, talking circles, and a youth baseball team.

    • Round Valley Indian Housing Authority: $50,000 for collaborative drug prevention efforts involving the School District, Indian Health/Education Projects, and the Yuki Trains Substance Abuse Center. The program involves academic, recreational, cultural, health and substance resistive activities. Efforts will focus on adolescent development, drug/alcohol abuse resistive skills, youth leadership and self-esteem building.


    • Nez Perce Tribal Indian Housing Authority: $81,600 to provide equipment for youth development and supervised sports and recreation activities for Nez Perce youths. The program is a collaborative effort of the Valley Boys and Girls Club of Lewiston and the Nez Perce Boys and Girls Club. Other services to be provided include a computer lab and discovery center, a teen center, a game room, and additional youth activities.


    • Grand Traverse Band Housing Authority: $50,000 for early youth intervention programs and to show the impact of drugs and substance abuse.

    • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: $128,700 to address the issue of crime prevention and drug elimination through the continued development of a drug prevention program to provide cultural, recreational, and drug prevention education activities, emphasizing extended family participation and community involvement.


    • Mille Lacs Band: $100,000 to provide educational and outdoor sports activities that help youth develop coping mechanisms that will reduce the use of drugs and help eliminate drug-related crime. The grant also will fund cultural and spiritual activities that reduce drug use.

    • Red Lake Reservation: $238,500 to provide sports, cultural, educational, and outdoor activities to reduce drug use and drug-related crime.


    • Choctaw Housing Authority: $251,100 to operate a comprehensive program to reduce drug abuse and drug-related crime through family based intervention activities, individualized treatment and counseling.


    • Blackfeet Tribe: $357,000 to promote a positive healthy lifestyle for residents through cultural and recreational activities.

    • Salish & Kootenai Tribe: $236,100 to furnish community centers in designated housing communities for residents and other agencies to combat drug-related activities.

    • Crow Tribe: $173,400 to significantly reduce drug use and drug related crime using investigation, intervention and prevention models.


    • North Carolina Indian Housing Authority: $76,200 for additional security patrols and coordination with local law enforcement to reduce crime and drug use.

    • Cherokee/Qualla Housing Authority: $289,800 for alternative drug abuse programs.


    • Chippewa/Turtle Mountain Housing Authority: $427,440 for programs to reduce and eliminate drug related crime. Resident patrols, additional security and a criminal investigator will work to reduce criminal activity.

    • Fort Berthold/New Town: $185,100 for programs to enhance a comprehensive community-based substance abuse prevention program for reservation youth. The Housing Authority also will provide incentives to youth to become drug-free, cultural exposure, and alternative activities in academics and athletics.


    • Northern Ponca Housing Authority: $100,000 for an intervention and prevention program to reduce drug-related crime in the community and to hire an intervention and prevention activities coordinator for housing residents.


    • Mescalero Apache Housing Authority: $103,800 to provide drug counseling, education, and alternative activities for young families and teenagers.


    • Chickasaw Nation Housing Authority: $468,520 for programs including security services, community mobilization, family skills, educational services, recreation and after-school activities, mentoring and incentives to develop community cohesiveness, independence and leadership.

    • Cherokee Nation Housing Authority: $780,260 to prevent drug use and drug-related crime. Services include direct resident contact by "Case Managers/Community Educators", resident training, coordinating activities and programs in five "Literacy Centers", drug prevention educational programs, intervention, and treatment referrals.

    • Choctaw Nation Housing Authority: $474,500 for tenant services, security services, drug abuse prevention and early intervention, treatment and referral programs.

    • Peoria Tribe: $122,159 to prevent the use of drugs and drug-related crime through a holistic approach involving the active participation of the community.

    • KAW Tribe: $50,000 to enhance security through a preventive approach including foot patrol, security lighting and implementing a computer lab to aid adults in employment skills.


    • Cheyenne River Sioux Housing Authority: $270,300 for programs to empower 16 Community Youth Councils and the 7th Generation Youth Council to play a vital role in the Tribe's fight against drugs and alcohol. Representatives will use computers to access and distribute drug related material, improve crime reporting, support drug-free youth activities, establish a Web page, and offer recovery support groups.

    • Oglala Sioux Housing Authority: $395,980 for activities such as tenant patrols, Neighborhood Watch and prevention/intervention.

    • Yankton Sioux Housing Authority: $315,200 for a comprehensive approach to reduce drug-related crime. The Tribe has formed a Boys and Girls Club to focus on the prevention of substance abuse by providing adult guidance, encouragement and support not always available in the home, in school or elsewhere in the community.

    • Standing Rock Sioux Housing Authority: $65,228 to provide a narcotics elimination program. In addition, the Housing Authority will work with all eight housing communities to provide a comprehensive youth program.


    • Quileute Indian Housing Authority: $50,000 to fund police patrols and a year-round program of youth sports and outdoor activities and offer youth drug-free mentors and role models.

    • Makah Nation Indian Housing Authority: $73,800 for drug prevention activities, and an intervention program to provide monthly activities for youth 5-21 years of age to provide alternative activities.

    • Colville Indian Reservation: $128,100 to provide education and services to residents to help eliminate and reduce substance abuse.

    • Spokane Indian Housing Authority: $180,964 for drug prevention activities including organizing culturally relevant activities.


    • Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Housing Authority: $92,400 for a proposed youth development center that will tackle multi-generational problems that lead to drug use and crime.

    • Oneida Housing Authority: $98,400 for tenant patrols, neighborhood watch programs, and educational field trips.

    • Ho-Chunk Housing Authority: $45,600 to establish community security, drug prevention activities designed to build cultural pride, and drug education courses.


    • Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing: $286,400 for prevention and intervention programs, security services, educational and economic opportunities, welfare-to-work skills training, on-the-job training, family and youth support services and substance abuse counseling.

    Content Archived: January 20, 2009

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