[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 6, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 38817]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16312]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Administration for Native Americans

AGENCY: Administration for Native Americans, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice to Award Five Urgent Single-Source Grants.

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    CFDA Number: 93.612.
    Legislative Authority: This award will be made pursuant to Section 
803 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974.
    Project Period: 7/1/2010-12/31/2010.
SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) has awarded 
five single-source urgent grants to fund projects that are designed to 
mitigate the impact of the devastation caused by the tsunami that 
seriously damaged American Samoa on September 29, 2009. As a result of 
the devastating tsunami, 32 people were killed and 277 homes, schools, 
businesses, and transportation systems were destroyed. The event left 
the people of American Samoa traumatized and in need of assistance to 
re-start their lives. ACF/ANA is providing urgent financial assistance 
to four non-profit organizations and one local government agency to 
fund projects that will address a variety of recovery activities 
including the recording of accounts of the tsunami experience, 
developing a recovery plan, organizing youth cleanup activities, 
creating disaster preparedness programs, developing a community market, 
and building capacity through training of community members in 
traditional farming, handicraft making, and home businesses. All five 
grantees are located in American Samoa. The following projects are 
funded:
     Catholic Social Services ($72,454). This grant will create 
and implement training on traditional farming, handicraft making, and 
management of home businesses, and establish a community market to 
promote and sell the participants' produce and products.
     Native American Samoa Advisory Council ($55,595). This 
grant will design and implement training and capacity-building focused 
on traditional farming techniques. Through this project, the grantee 
will promote nutrition, food security, and social and economic 
stability.
     Intersections, Inc. ($106,750). This grant will begin to 
restore and rebuild the community's social well-being and self-
confidence through support services, recording the stories of tsunami 
survivors, and developing a recovery plan.
     Pacific Islands Center for Educational Development Youth 
Serving Samoa ($42,004). This grant will support cleanup activities in 
six villages through youth-organized village beautification days and 
develop a youth campaign on disaster preparedness.
     American Samoa Government Department of Parks and 
Recreation ($35,802). This grant will work to restore social and 
emotional stability through the restoration of Amanave Beach Park. The 
restoration of the park will allow the children of the village to use 
play as a way to enjoy childhood while at the same time create a place 
for adults and elders to gather to support one another.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Fanueli, ANA Program 
Specialist, Administration for Native Americans, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: 877-922-9262. E-mail: 
Carrie.Fanueli@acf.hhs.gov.

    Dated: June 29, 2010.
Lillian A. Sparks,
Commissioner for Native Americans, Administration for Native Americans.
[FR Doc. 2010-16312 Filed 7-2-10; 8:45 am]
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