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HUD No. 00-302
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Drug Elimination Grants Summaries
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo awarded $22 million in grants to 57 Native American and Alaskan Native communities to eliminate drugs and drug-related crime in and around Indian housing communities across the United States.

"We are giving the most funding to more tribes than ever before to help ease the burden of drug abuse and criminal activity associated with drugs in these areas," Cuomo said. "These grants are HUD's continuing commitment to help tribal communities to become drug free and safe places to live." The grants were awarded to tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities in 19 states through HUDís Office of Native American Programs. The demand for this program has grown, with the number of applicants more than doubling in two years -- from 58 in 1998 to 122 this year.

The Drug Elimination Program, which began in 1988, is authorized by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act and supports the following types of activities which eliminate drugs and drug-related crime in and around Indian housing communities across the United States.

  • Reimbursing law enforcement agencies for assigning extra police officers to patrol housing developments.
  • Hiring private security guards and investigators to assist police in keeping developments safe.
  • Funding resident anti-crime patrols that work in partnership with law enforcement officers.
  • Providing improvements -- such as fencing, lighting and better locks -- that enhance security.
  • Funding drug prevention, education, counseling and treatment programs, including ones that provide educational, job training and recreational activities to young people as alternatives to drug abuse and crime.

The list of award winners and their grant amounts follow:

North Pacific Rim Housing Authority $141,600
Kodiak Island Housing Authority $184,800
Bristol Bay Housing Authority $184,800
Cook Inlet Housing Authority $274,200
Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority $309,053
Calista Corporation $695,760

Salt River Community Housing Division $282,600
San Carlos Housing Authority $389,292
Gila River Housing Authority $633,000
White Mountain Apache Housing Authority $748,800
Navajo Nation $3,000,000

Fort Independence Tribe $25,000
Round Valley Indian Housing Authority $68,400
All Mission Indian Housing Authority $296,400

Southern Ute Housing Authority $111,329

Seminole Tribe of Florida $280,200

Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority $172,200

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians $36,000
Bay Mills Indian Community Housing Authority $123,000
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians TDHE $259,200

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority $81,000
White Earth Reservation Tribal Council $220,800
Leech Lake Housing Authority $282,000
Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority $286,200

Choctaw Housing Authority $520,200

Chippewa Cree Housing Authority $309,000
Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority $395,400
Blackfeet Housing Authority $694,200

North Carolina
Qualla Housing Authority $552,600

North Dakota
Ft. Berthold Housing Authority $404,400

New Mexico
Mescalero Apache Housing Authority $207,600

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Council $104,570
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $137,830

Kaw Tribal Housing Authority $70,200
Housing Authority of the Peoria Tribe of Indians $259,200
Comanche Nation Housing Authority $332,400
Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority $436,200
Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma $560,277
Chickasaw Nation Division of Housing $937,040
Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation $1,107,600
Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation of OK $1,607,840

Warm Springs Housing Authority $121,800

South Dakota
Yankton Sioux Tribal Housing Authority $187,700
Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority $371,400
Cheyenne River Housing Authority $540,600
Rosebud Sioux Tribe $653,400
Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing Authority $791,960

Quileute Housing Authority $39,000
Suquamish Tribe $43,200
Spokane Indian Housing Authority $174,600
Lummi Indian Nation $198,549

Stockbridge-Munsee Community $57,600
Ho Chunk Housing Authority $106,800
Lac Du Flambeau Chippewa Housing Authority $196,200
Lac Courte Oreilles Housing Authority $271,200
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin $291,600

Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing $232,200

Complete project descriptions of these grants are attached to this press release on HUDís website.


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