[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 12 (Thursday, January 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2744-2753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1008]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5415-FA-35]


Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Innovation Fund 
Program for Fiscal Year 2010

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement 
notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a 
competition for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) 
for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Rural Housing and Economic Development 
Program. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the 
amounts of the awards made available by HUD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Piper, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh

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Street SW., Room 7136, Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone number 
(202) 402-4091 (this is not a toll free number). Hearing- and- speech 
impaired persons may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal 
Relay Service toll-free at 1-(800) 877-8339. For general information on 
this and other HUD programs, call Community Connections at 1-(800) 998-
9999 or visit the HUD Web site at http://www.hud.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Rural Innovation Fund program was 
authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 
111-117. The Rural Innovation Fund NOFA was posted on Grants.gov on 
December 22, 2010, and announced in the Federal Register on January 4, 
2011 (76 FR 375). Applications were rated and selected for funding on 
the basis of selection criteria contained in that NOFA.
    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for Rural 
Innovation Fund program is 14.263. The purpose of the Rural Innovation 
Fund is to provide support for highly targeted and innovative grants 
dedicated to addressing the problems of concentrated rural housing 
distress and community poverty for projects that demonstrate a great 
likelihood of substantial impact in addressing the housing needs and 
community poverty in the project area. Eligible applicants are local 
rural nonprofit organizations, community development corporations, 
federally recognized Indian tribes, state housing finance agencies 
(HFAs), and state economic development and community development 
agencies (including consortia of such entities) with demonstrated 
capacity to undertake comprehensive projects that address the problems 
of concentrated rural housing distress and community poverty.
    The funds made available under this program were awarded 
competitively, through a NOFA selection process conducted by HUD. 
Approximately $25 million was made available under the Consolidated 
Appropriations, 2010, in Rural Innovation grant funds, along with 
unobligated and unused funds remaining for the Rural Fund's predecessor 
program, the Rural Housing and Economic Development (RHED) program 
appropriated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Appropriations Act, 2009, and prior appropriations Acts. For the Fiscal 
Year 2010 competition, a total of $31,355,236 was awarded to 51 
projects nationwide.
    In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987. 42 
U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the grantees and amounts of 
the awards in Appendix A to this Notice. A description of the projects, 
activities or undertakings of each award is provided in Appendix B to 
this Notice.

    Dated: January 11, 2012.
Valerie Piper,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development.

Appendix A

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                  Number                           State                 Award recipient              Award
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1........................................  AK...................  Village of Atmautluak.......          $798,888
2........................................  AK...................  Organized Village of Kake...           567,908
3........................................  AZ...................  Nogales Community                    1,999,177
                                                                   Development Corporation.
4........................................  AZ...................  Elfrida Citizens Alliance,             300,000
                                                                   Inc.
5........................................  AZ...................  San Carlos Housing Authority           300,000
6........................................  AZ...................  International Sonoran Desert           300,000
                                                                   Alliance.
7........................................  AZ...................  Portable Practical                   1,557,840
                                                                   Educational Preparation,
                                                                   Inc..
8........................................  AR...................  Southern Bancorp Capital             1,998,621
                                                                   Partners.
9........................................  CA...................  Karuk Tribe.................           392,266
10.......................................  CA...................  Habitat for Humanity Lake              300,000
                                                                   County.
11.......................................  CA...................  All Mission Indian Housing             300,000
                                                                   Authority.
12.......................................  CA...................  La Jolla Band of Luiseno               300,000
                                                                   Indians.
13.......................................  CA...................  Santa Rosa Band of Mission             300,000
                                                                   Indians.
14.......................................  CA...................  Cahuilla Band of Indians....           300,000
15.......................................  CA...................  Bear River Band of                     300,000
                                                                   Rohnerville Rancheria.
16.......................................  CA...................  Walking Shield, Inc. of Lake           300,000
                                                                   Forest, California.
17.......................................  DE...................  National Council on                    300,000
                                                                   Agricultural Life & Labor
                                                                   Research Fund of Dover, DE.
18.......................................  IL...................  Youthbuild McLean County....           300,000
19.......................................  KY...................  Southeast Kentucky Economic            300,000
                                                                   Development Corporation.
20.......................................  KY...................  Young Adult Development in             300,000
                                                                   Action, Inc..
21.......................................  KY...................  Purchase Area Housing                  300,000
                                                                   Corporation.
22.......................................  KY...................  Housing Development                    300,000
                                                                   Alliance, Inc..
23.......................................  LA...................  Macon Ridge Community                  300,000
                                                                   Development Corporation.
24.......................................  LA...................  Pilgrim Rest Community                 300,000
                                                                   Development Agency.
25.......................................  MI...................  Keweenaw Bay Indian                    800,000
                                                                   Community.
26.......................................  MI...................  Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing            300,000
                                                                   and Community Walking
                                                                   Development Corporation.
27.......................................  MN...................  Midwest Minnesota Community            300,000
                                                                   Development Corporation.
28.......................................  MS...................  Community Students Learning          1,974,462
                                                                   Center.
29.......................................  MT...................  Northern Cheyenne Tribal               300,000
                                                                   Housing Authority.
30.......................................  MT...................  Salish & Kootenai Housing              300,000
                                                                   Authority.
31.......................................  MT...................  Chippewa Cree Tribe.........         2,000,000
32.......................................  NM...................  Northern Pueblos Housing               300,000
                                                                   Authority.
33.......................................  NM...................  San Felipe Pueblo Housing            1,660,000
                                                                   Authority.
34.......................................  NM...................  Taos Pueblo.................           799,997
35.......................................  NM...................  Jicarilla Apache Housing               300,000
                                                                   Authority.
36.......................................  NY...................  PathStone Corporation of             2,000,000
                                                                   Rochester, NY.
37.......................................  NC...................  Lumbee Regional Development            300,000
                                                                   Association.
38.......................................  OK...................  Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma..           776,294
39.......................................  OK...................  Housing Authority of the               300,000
                                                                   Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.
40.......................................  OK...................  Little Dixie Community                 300,000
                                                                   Action Agency, Inc..
41.......................................  OR...................  St. Joseph's Shelter........           300,000
42.......................................  PR...................  Instituto para el Desarrollo           300,000
                                                                   Socioecon[oacute]mico y de
                                                                   Vivienda de Puerto Rico,
                                                                   Inc.

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43.......................................  SD...................  Mazaska Owecaso Otipi                  300,000
                                                                   Financial, Inc..
44.......................................  SD...................  Oglala Sioux (Lakota)                2,000,000
                                                                   Housing.
45.......................................  SD...................  Four Bands Community Fund,             300,000
                                                                   Inc..
46.......................................  SD...................  Lakota Fund, Inc............           300,000
47.......................................  TX...................  Motivation Education &                 300,000
                                                                   Training, Inc..
48.......................................  WA...................  Confederated Tribes of the             799,750
                                                                   Colville Reservation.
49.......................................  WA...................  Kalispel Tribe of Indians...           240,970
50.......................................  WI...................  Lac Courte Oreilles Band of            789,063
                                                                   Lake Superior Chippewa
                                                                   Indians.
51.......................................  WI...................  Ho-Chunk Housing and                   300,000
                                                                   Community Development
                                                                   Agency.
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    Total................................  .....................  ............................        31,355,236
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Appendix B

Alaska

    The Atmautluak Traditional Council in Atmautluak, Alaska will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Indian Economic Development and 
Entrepreneurship grant in the amount of $798,888 to launch the Pikat 
Housing Development Company Project (Pikat Project), which will address 
the need for sustainable, permanent jobs by developing energy-
efficient, culturally-informed, and healthy housing for low- and very-
low income residents in the Village of Atmautluak. The Pikat Project 
will form the for-profit business Pikat Housing Development Company 
(PHD COMPANY) to construct two prototype homes that can then be 
duplicated in Atmautluak and the surrounding villages by PHD Company 
(PHDC). This will create more job opportunities as PHDC grows. In 
partnership with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC), the 
Pikat Project will use a hands-on approach to build the capacity of the 
tribal government staff and local construction workforce. The tribe has 
a trained construction workforce with experience in conventional 
construction techniques but lacks training in green, energy-efficient 
new construction. Leveraging for this project is $507,202 from CCHRC 
and Atmautluak Limited.
    Contact Person: Mr. Daniel Waska.
    Grantee Address: Village of Atmautluak, PO Box 6568, Atmautluak, AK 
99559-6568.
    Telephone Number: (907) 553-5610.
    Email Address: atmautluaktc@hughes.net.
    The Organized Village of Kake in Kake, Alaska will receive a Rural 
Innovation Fund Indian Economic Development and Entrepreneurship grant 
in the amount of $567,908 that will be used to provide small business 
development assistance to start-up oyster and geoduck farmers. 
Shellfish aquaculture shows strong promise to provide expanded private 
sector employment and revenue to rural Southeast Alaska, which has been 
devastated in recent years with outmigration of jobs and residents. The 
Southeast Alaska Mariculture Business Development Project will offer 
business development technical assistance and capacity building 
services to existing and start-up mariculture businesses in the Kake, 
Naukati, Hoonah and Angoon areas. All of these communities are located 
in economically distressed rural areas with less than 2,500 
inhabitants. Services include a shellfish business incubator, 
mariculture small farmer apprenticeship program, and a mariculture 
equipment revolving loan fund for provision of essential equipment to 
create small shellfish farms. Key partners for the project include AK 
Shellfish Growers Assoc.; Univ. of Southeast AK Marine Advisory 
Program; Univ. of AK Center for Economic Development; AK Oyster 
Cooperative and Rural Community Assistance Corp. Leveraging for this 
project is $224,741.
    Contact Person: Mr. Gary Williams.
    Grantee Address: Organized Village of Kake, P.O. Box 316, Kake, AK 
99830-0316.
    Telephone Number: (907) 785-6471.
    Email Address: GEWilliams@KakeFirstNations.org.

Arizona

    Nogales Community Development (NCD) in Nogales, Arizona will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Comprehensive grant in the amount of 
$1,999,177 to revitalize the downtown core of the rural colonia while 
helping low-income residents build assets to move out of poverty. These 
goals will be achieved through three primary activities. First, NCD 
will develop a multi-use training and resource center to provide 
residents with self-sufficiency services and spur revitalization of 
historic downtown buildings. Second, NCD will provide services 
including rental housing rehab, foreclosure mitigation, housing 
counseling and financial literacy, business development, and education, 
including scholarships for higher education. Other self sufficiency 
supports include citizenship classes, developing community gardens, 
public health education, and access to transportation and child care. 
Third, NCD will create a comprehensive continuum of services referral 
system that bundles client housing, business, public health and 
education services with a program that trains and deploys lay community 
workers to link residents with services. This project will create at 
least 100 jobs and rehabilitate 10 housing units. NCD will partner with 
Mariposa Community Health Center, University of Arizona (Santa Cruz 
County), Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College Board, 
Southwest Fair Housing Council, Primeria Alta Historical Society, 
Nogales Public Housing Authority, and Citi Bank. Leveraging for this 
project is $1,000,743.
    Contact Person: Ms. Yvonne Delgadillo.
    Grantee Address: 124 North Terrace Avenue, Suite B, Nogales, AZ 
85621-3248.
    Telephone Number: (520) 287-3631.
    Email Address: bbracker@mchsi.com.
    Elfrida Citizens Alliance, Inc (ECA) in Elfrida, Arizona will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of 
$300,000 to address substandard housing conditions, economic distress 
and lack of access to affordable capital by promoting sustainable 
energy-efficient housing, businesses, and community facilities. ECA 
will provide technical assistance to small businesses and homeowners to 
develop, finance, and build energy-efficiency projects or renewable 
energy facilities and leverage funds from utility rebates and USDA's 
Renewable Energy America Program. ECA will construct 14 commercial 
projects, replace 3 substandard homes, and provide training in 
installation of solar photovoltaic panels. Permanent financing secured 
by businesses and homeowners will repay the RIF construction loans, 
which will capitalize a revolving loan fund to provide construction 
financing for small businesses to develop and build renewable energy 
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energy-efficiency improvements, affordable financing for businesses, 
and construction loans to upgrade substandard homes. Partners include 
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative and Southeastern Arizona 
Governments Organization's Pathways Out of Poverty Program. Leveraging 
for this project is $150,000.
    Contact Person: Ms. Jeanne Shaw.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 172, Elfrida, AZ 85610-0172.
    Contact Number: (520) 642-6967.
    Email Address: eca_elfrida@vtc.net.
    The San Carlos Housing Authority in Peridot, Arizona will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 to 
build and rehabilitate 40 single family homes and provide quality 
affordable rental housing. Each of the new and rehabilitated homes will 
have cost-saving, energy-efficient upgrades, including Energy Star 
advanced lighting, energy-efficient hot water distribution system, high 
efficiency HVAC system, and Energy Star high performance windows, 
design shading, and radiant barriers. Partners for this project are 
Travois, Inc, and Travois Asset Management, LLC. Leveraging for this 
project is $150,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Thomas Pender.
    Grantee Address: Highway 70 and Moonbase Road, Peridot, AZ 85542-
0000.
    Telephone Number: (928) 300-8814.
    Email Address: engineering.com">tomp@pender-engineering.com or engineer.com">tom@pender-engineer.com.
    The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) in Ajo, Arizona 
will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount 
of $300,000 to complete the final phase of the Curley School renovation 
project. In 2005, ISDA purchased a seven acre, seven building campus 
and renovated the high school and junior high school buildings into 30 
affordable artisan live/work spaces. This project will convert an 
elementary school into a conference and learning center with bed/bath 
units to augment the available guest rooms and generate income to 
sustain the learning center. ISDA will run a construction training 
program for adults and youth that will create 15-20 jobs. Leveraging 
for this project is $150,000.
    Contact Person: Ms. Tracy Taft.
    Grantee Address: 401 W Esperanza Ave, Ajo, AZ, 85321-2405.
    Telephone Number: (520) 387-3229.
    Email Address: tract@isdanet.org
    The Portable Practical Education Preparation Inc (PPEP) in Tucson, 
AZ, will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Comprehensive grant in the 
amount of $1,557,840 to increase job training and work skills for low 
income residents in Southern Yuma County, AZ. The project is called 
Building Houses, Building Community and it will provide 66 low income 
youth, the majority farm workers, job skills and education to 
positively impact the economy of these rural communities in tandem with 
the creation of 9 homes and rehabilitation of 15 homes for low income 
people. Partners include PPEP's High School Equivalency Program (HEP), 
OneStop, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program, WIA Section 167 
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker program, and two charter schools 
serving high risk youth in Somerton and San Luis, AZ. Leveraging for 
this project is $883,800.
    Contact Person: Ms. Kari Hogan.
    Grantee Address: 802 E. 46th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713-5006.
    Telephone Number: (520) 770-2500.
    Email Address: KHOGAN@ppep.org.

Arkansas

    The Southern Bancorp Capital Partners (SBCP) in Arkadelphia, 
Arkansas, will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Comprehensive grant in 
the amount of $1,998,621 for an economic development and housing 
program that will support existing business and entrepreneurs and 
provide supportive services and incentives to homeowners. Activities 
include: a new downtown Helena-West Helena mixed-use retail and housing 
development; a loan loss reserve and business loan fund; employer 
incentives for job creation; a small business incubator; an innovative 
business plan award competition; individual development accounts; 
housing counseling and financial education; and housing assistance 
stipends for low-income families and those in critical professions. The 
program will create 14 new businesses, 98 new jobs, and help 155 
homeowners purchase or repair their homes. Partners include Southern 
Bancorp, Southern Good Faith Fund; Phillips Community College-
University of Arkansas, Small Business Incubator; the Phillips County 
Chamber of Commerce; Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotions 
Commission; and Main Street Helena. Leveraging for this project is $1.1 
million.
    Contact Person: Ms. Tanya Wright.
    Grantee Address: 605 Main Street, Suite 602, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-
6037.
    Telephone Number: (510) 372-4201, ext. 33 or 30.
    Email Address: twright@banksouthern.com.

California

    The Karuk Tribe, through its Karuk Community Development 
Corporation (KCDC), in Happy Camp, California will receive a Rural 
Innovation Fund Indian Economic Development and Entrepreneurship grant 
in the amount of $392,266 to provide job training, small business 
assistance, and financial education to residents. KCDC will provide 
vocational and job training programs for 90 residents; credit, 
homeownership, and financial counseling for 60 residents; and 
entrepreneurship training for 60 residents or 10 new businesses. A 
computer center will allow residents to obtain GEDs, certificates, or 
Associate degrees via distance learning. KCDC will partner with Happy 
Camp School District and the Karuk Community Loan Fund. Leveraging for 
this project is $114,191.
    Contact Person: Ms. Laura Olivas.
    Grantee Address: Karuk Tribe, 64236 Second Ave/PO Box 1016, Happy 
Camp, CA 96039-0000.
    Telephone Number: (530) 493-5376.
    Email Address: lolivas@karuk.us.
    Habitat for Humanity Lake County in Lower Lake, California will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose Grant in the amount of 
$300,000 to repair and renovate 30 homes as part of its Jobs-for-Homes 
Project. This project will hire local displaced workers and will train 
them in energy efficiency, sustainability, and home accessibility. The 
home repair and rehabilitation will both improve the health and safety 
of the occupants and ensure the home's long-term affordability. The 
Local Workforce Investment Board One Stop Career Center will assist in 
the training of the new hires. Leveraging for this project is $170,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Richard Birk.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 1830, Lower Lake, CA 95457-9906.
    Contact Number: (707) 994-1100.
    Email Address: richardb@lakehabitat.org.
    All Mission Indian Housing Authority (AMIHA) in Temecula, 
California will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in 
the amount of $300,000 to fund construction of four homes on the Torres 
Martinez Indian Reservation. This project is an important step in the 
plan to replace all of the 32 dilapidated modular homes inhabited by 
the majority of Tribal residents. The four new, stick-built, 3-4 
bedroom, 2 bathroom homes will range from 1,200 to 1,300 square feet 
and will be of quality construction. Each home will meet Energy Star 
standards and meet or exceed mandatory items on the ``Green

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Communities Criteria'' set forth by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 
AMIHA will partner with Santa Ynex Band of Chumash Indians. Leveraging 
for this project is $373,732.
    Contact Person: Ms. Debra M. Skallerud.
    Grantee Address: 27740 Jefferson Ave, Suite 260, Temecula, CA 
92590-2607.
    Telephone Number: (951) 760-7390.
    Email Address: dskallerud@amiha.org.
    The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians (LJBLI) in Pauma Valley, 
California will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in 
the amount of $300,000 to construct two new healthy design homes on the 
La Jolla Indian Reservation. LJBLI will partner with All Mission Indian 
Housing Authority (AMIHA) which is a tribally designated housing 
entity. Leveraging for this project is $204,880.
    Contact Person: Ms. Debra M. Skallerud.
    Grantee Address: 22000 Hwy 76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061-9721.
    Telephone Number: (951) 760-7390.
    Email Address: dskallerud@amiha.org.
    Santa Rosa Band of Mission Indians in Hemet, California will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of 
$300,000 to fund construction of two new homes on the Santa Rosa 
Reservation. The two new, stick-built, 3-4 bedroom, two bathrooms homes 
will range from 1,600-2,000 square feet and will incorporate visibility 
features and healthy design. All homes will meet Energy Star standards 
and will be constructed to meet or exceed mandatory items on the 
``Green Communities Criteria.'' Partners for this project include 
AMERID Risk Management Corporation, The LaJolla Band of Luiseno Indians 
and Pit River Construction, Inc. Leveraging for this project is 
$204,880.
    Contact Person: Ms. Debra M. Skallerud.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 609, Hemet, CA 92546-0609.
    Telephone Number: (951) 760-7390.
    Email Address: dskallerud@amiha.org.
    The Cahuilla Band of Indians in Anza, California, will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 to 
build two new affordable homes in partnership with All Mission Indian 
Housing Authority (AMIHA). The two stick-built, 3-4 bedroom, 2 bathroom 
homes will be of quality construction and incorporate climate resilient 
features. The homes will incorporate visitability features and healthy 
design. Each home will meet the seven principles of universal design 
identified by the Universal Design Alliance. All homes will meet Energy 
Star standards and will meet or exceed mandatory items on the ``Green 
Communities Criteria'' set forth by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 
Leveraging for this project is $233,880.00.
    Contact Person: Ms. Debra M. Skallerud.
    Grantee Address: P. O. Box 391760, 52701 Hwy 371, Anza, CA 92539-
1760.
    Telephone Number: (951) 760-7390.
    Email Address: dskallerud@amiha.org.
    The Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria in Loeita, California 
will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Singe Purpose Grant in the amount 
of $300,000 to develop infrastructure improvements on a 113-acre Tribal 
property in Singley Hill, Humboldt County, California. The 
infrastructure improvements include construction of roadways, walkways, 
dry utilities, storm water, wastewater, and water supply systems to 
support the multi-family housing element of the master-planned Tish Non 
development, a mixed-use residential, community, and commercial 
project. The anticipated full development at the Tish Non Village 
includes 66 single-family home sites, 12 multi-family units and a 
community center, recreation center, and assisted living center. 
Leveraging for this project is $150,235.
    Contact Person: Mr. Bruce Merson.
    Grantee Address: 27 Bear River Drive, Loleta, CA 95551-9646.
    Telephone Number: (707) 407-6617.
    Email Address: bruce.merson@bearrivercasino.com.
    Walking Shield, Inc. in Lake Forest, California will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 
for an affordable housing and economic development project on the Rocky 
Boy Indian reservation in Montana. The innovative housing and community 
development project will locate and redirect surplus military houses on 
the Malmstrom Air Force Base to this underserved, rural American Indian 
community that has a shortage of affordable housing. This project also 
includes infrastructure improvements and healthcare activities. The 
project will result in the relocation of 75 homes, the creation of 15 
new jobs, the construction of 3 miles of roads and healthcare support 
for approximately 1,500 individuals. Walking Shield will partner with 
the Chippewa Cree Housing Authority and Malmstrom Air Force Base. 
Leveraging for this project is approximately $6,750,000.
    Contact Person: Dr. John Castillo.
    Grantee Address: 22622 Lambert Street, Ste. 303, Lake Forest, CA 
92630-1609.
    Telephone Number: (949) 639-0472.
    Email Address: jcastillo@walkingshield.org.

Illinois

    Youthbuild McLean County (YBMC, Inc.) in Normal, Illinois will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of 
$300,000 to address the need for safe, sustainable, affordable housing 
in the community of Carlock, Illinois. The plan includes developing a 
57-acre, mixed-income subdivision through the ``Self-Help'' (sweat 
equity) method. Eight affordable, single-family homes will be 
constructed with Energy Star and LEED certification and three 
dilapidated homes will be deconstructed and rebuilt as safe, green 
affordable housing. Partners include USDA Rural Development. Leveraging 
for this project is $284,000.
    Contact Person: Ms. Suzanne Fitzgerald.
    Grantee Address: 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 360, Normal, IL 
61761-5500.
    Telephone Number: (309) 261-6348.
    Email Address: sfitzgerad@youthbuildmcleancounty.org.

Kentucky

    The Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) in 
Somerset, Kentucky will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose 
Grant in the amount of $300,000 to spur job creation in Annville, 
Jackson County, Kentucky. SKED will make a third-party loan to 
Highlands Diversified Services (HDS) for equipment and working capital 
to expand into a new manufacturing facility. This will create 
specialized manufacturing jobs that will be filled by low-and-moderate 
income persons who have the required technical skills but are 
unemployed as a result of the closure of several companies due to 
offshore outsourcing. Jackson County is designated as a Distressed 
County by the Appalachian Regional Commission and is located in the 
Kentucky Highlands Empowerment Zone. The Empowerment Zone will provide 
leveraging in the amount of $600,000 which will be used for equipment, 
inventory, and working capital.
    Contact Person: Mr. Greg Jones.
    Grantee Address: 2292 South Highway 27, Suite 340, Somerset, KY 
42501-2905.
    Telephone Number: (606) 677-6100.
    Email Address: gjones@centertech.com.
    Young Adult Development in Action, Inc. (YADA), d.b.a. YouthBuild 
Hazard in Louisville, Kentucky will receive a

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Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount $300,000 to 
support a 12-month, intensive job training and placement program for a 
minimum of 10 low-income, at-risk young people aged 18 to 24, youth who 
otherwise face slim job prospects and a likelihood of requiring on-
going public assistance. Participants will improve educational 
credentials, learn and apply marketable green-building skills through 
affordable housing rehabilitation and construction, and obtain life-
long leadership skills. The new affordable housing built will be energy 
efficient. The program will serve eligible low-and very-low income 
young people who live in Breathitt County. Partners include more than a 
dozen local, state and national partners. Funding will enable 
YouthBuild Hazard to build on the outcomes of previous RHED grants. 
Leveraging for this project is $787,956.
    Contact Person: Ms. Della Howard.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 638 Louisville, KY 40201-0638.
    Telephone Number: (606) 693-9393.
    Email Address: director@youthbuildhazard.org.
    Purchase Area Housing Corporation in Mayfield, Kentucky will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of 
$300,000 to repair and construct affordable homes in Fulton County, 
Hickman County and the cities of Mayfield and Murray. The project will 
rehabilitate nine substandard, dilapidated homes that house low-income 
families and will train Area Technology Center students as part of this 
effort. The project will provide jobs for contractors, suppliers, and 
other workers in the Purchase Area. Partners include Area Technology 
Centers and the Kentucky Housing Corporation. Leveraging for this 
project is $945,350.
    Contact Person: Mr. David Hargrove.
    Grantee Address: 1002 Medical Dr., Mayfield, KY 42066-0588.
    Telephone Number: (270) 251-6158.
    Email Address: david.hargrove@purchaseadd.org.
    Housing Development Alliance, Inc. (HDA) in Hazard, Kentucky will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of 
$300,000 to build upon HDA's innovative homeownership program. The 
program will construct 25 homes that are at least 40 percent more 
energy efficient than a standard code home as documented by the HERS 
rating. The homes will have a 19 SEER heat pump; conditioned crawl 
spaces; Energy Star rated vent fans; a heat pump and water heater and 
will be air-sealed. Partners include the Federal Home Loan Bank, 
Kentucky Housing Corporation, Federation of Appalachian Housing 
Enterprises, and local banks. Leveraging for this project is 
$3,361,283.
    Contact Person: Mr. Russell Scott.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 7284, Hazard, KY 41702-7284.
    Telephone Number: (606) 436-0497.
    Email Address: scott@housingdevelopmentalliance.org.

Louisiana

    Macon Ridge Community Development Corporation in Ferriday, 
Louisiana will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in 
the amount of $300,000 to encourage retail growth and create 
construction jobs as part of the Louisiana Delta Rural Innovation 
Program. The program will construct ten new, single-family houses in 
the first 24 months and will stimulate entrepreneurship by utilizing 
disadvantaged start-up subcontractors. The program will also support a 
revolving loan fund and homebuyer education program to increase 
homeownership to low- and moderate-income families in the Lower 
Mississippi Delta Region. Fifty jobs will be created and retained 
through this program. Partners include the Louisiana Housing and 
Community Development Corporation and LISC. Leveraging for this project 
is $1,415,100.
    Contact Person: Mr. Lloyd S. Spillers Jr.
    Grantee Address: 1600 Third Street. Ferriday, LA 71334-2281.
    Telephone Number: (318) 757-2361.
    Email Address: bspillers@mrcdc.com.
    The Pilgrim Rest Community Development Agency in Belle Chasse, 
Louisiana will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose Grant in 
the amount of $300,000 to build a rental housing development for low-
to-moderate income residents in Port Sulphur, Plaquemines Parish, 
Louisiana. The development will be a triplex rental housing building 
that is environmentally friendly, energy efficient, promotes the use of 
green products, and adheres to the Enterprise Green Communities 
``Healthy Living Environment.'' The project will create 10 construction 
jobs. Leveraging for this project is $176,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Ronald Singleton.
    Grantee Address: 1112 Engineers Road, Belle Chasse, LA 70037-3131.
    Telephone Number: (504) 394-1123.
    Email Address: pilgrimrestcommu@bellsouth.net.

Michigan

    The Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing and Community Development 
Corporation (KBOHCDC) in Baraga, Michigan will receive a Rural 
Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 to 
provide business support to Tribal member-owned small businesses 
through the capitalization of a low-interest revolving loan fund 
together with business and financial education. The project will 
service 18 businesses with an average loan of $17,198 and the maximum 
loan amount of $20,000. KBOHCDC will partner with the Keweenaw Bay 
Ojibwa Housing Authority. Leveraging for this project is $150,068.13.
    Contact Person: Mr. Edward Edwards.
    Grantee Address: 220 Main Avenue, Suite 26, Baraga, MI 49908-9618.
    Telephone Number: (906) 353-7117.
    Email Address: eddy@kboha.com.
    The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Baraga, MI, will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Indian Economic Development and Entrepreneurship 
grant in the amount of $800,000 to increase job opportunities and 
business development for the Tribal community. The economic development 
project will create jobs through business development and expansion to 
demonstrate a measurable improvement in the quality of life. Business 
planning and development efforts will focus on the creation of for 
profit entities that principally create or retain jobs for tribal 
members, especially unemployed or underemployed persons. Partners 
include Tribal Employment Rights Office for training of potential 
management and employees, Lance Morgan, CEO of HoChunk, Inc., Ojibwa 
Community College, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, and Michigan 
Tech University. Leveraging for this project is $800,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Gregg Nominelli.
    Grantee Address: 16429 Beartown Road Baraga, MI 49908-9210.
    Telephone Number: (906) 353-4133.
    Email Address: nsn.gov">Gregg@kbic-nsn.gov.

Minnesota

    Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) in 
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single 
Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 to provide business financing 
to a subsidiary limited liability company to redevelop an abandoned 
commercial facility for the production of biomass heating pellets, 
capitalizing on the area's supply of wood and logging residue. 
Transportation and workforce support programs will link low-skilled 
tribal workers on the White Earth Indian Reservation to jobs in the 
biomass energy industry. MMCDC will work with the business and White 
Earth Tribal Employment and Training program to facilitate employment 
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support for new production and office jobs at the plant. MMCDC will 
work with White Earth Investment Initiative on implementing an IDA 
program for car ownership. Finally, MMCDC will research the market for 
biomass pellets and document this research in a market study to support 
long-term business stability and job growth and diversification. 
Leveraging for this project is $303,000.
    Contact Person: Ms. Janie Erickson.
    Grantee Address: 119 Graystone Plaza Suite 100, Detroit Lakes, MN 
56501-3034.
    Telephone Number: 218-847-319.
    Email Address: jerickson@mmcdc.com.

Mississippi

    The Community Students Learning Center (CSLC) in Lexington, 
Mississippi will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Comprehensive grant in 
the amount of $1,974,462 for the Empowering the Delta with a Growing 
Economy (EDGE) project. EDGE will partner with community, business and 
government agencies to implement a multifaceted approach that generates 
jobs and provides job training, housing counseling, housing and 
entrepreneurism. By the end of the third year, 100 consumers will 
participate in job training and mentoring, 10 consumers in business 
incubation and 100 consumers in life skills. In the area of housing, 
100 consumers will receive housing counseling, 500 will receive fair 
housing information and 40 will receive information with regard to 
housing. CSLC will partner with Jackson State University, MS Delta Win 
Center, Bank Plus, Clark & Clark, PLLC, Mississippi Valley State 
University, KSBC Transportation, Holmes County USDA Service Center and 
Holmes County Board of Supervisors. Leveraging for this project is 
$1,248,340.
    Contact Person: Ms. Kathy Jenkins.
    Grantee Address: 333 Yazoo Street, Lexington, MS 39095-3608.
    Telephone Number: (417) 682-6002.
    Email Address: dj@ipa.net.

Montana

    Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority (NCTHA) in Lame Deer, MT 
will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount 
$300,000 to rehabilitate 21 houses, bringing them up to NCTHA standards 
for safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility. These efforts will 
result in a 10 percent reduction in substandard housing for the 
community. The project will create two jobs and provide on-the-job 
training. In addition to improving the safety and comfort of low-income 
tribal members, the rehabilitated homes will increase in value, 
allowing homeowners more flexibility to leverage equity. Leveraging for 
this project is $465,904.
    Contact Person: Mr. Lafe Haugen.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 327, Lame Deer, MT 59043-0327.
    Telephone Number: (406) 477-6419.
    Email Address: lafehaugen@gmail.com.
    The Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority (SKHA) in Pablo, Montana 
will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount 
of $300,000 for a homeownership assistance project on the Flathead 
Indian Reservation, home of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. 
SKHA will purchase foreclosed properties that can then be re-sold at 
prices the program participants can afford. The project will also 
provide homebuyer education, credit counseling, financial assistance 
and affordable housing options. Leveraging for this project is 
$205,471.
    Contact Person: Mr. Jason Adams.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 38, Pablo, MT 59855-0038.
    Telephone Number: (406) 675-4491.
    Email Address: jadams@skha.org.
    Chippewa Cree Tribe in Box Elder, Montana will receive a Rural 
Innovation Fund Comprehensive grant in the amount of $2,000,000 to 
construct a water storage and delivery system which will provide 
potable water and fire suppression to the community (justice center, 
health clinic and approximately 200 homes). This project will result in 
the creation of 21 jobs. Leveraging for this project is $1,349,944.
    Contact Person: Mr. Raymond J. Parker.
    Grantee Address: 96 Clinic Road, Box Elder, MT 59521-0000.
    Telephone Number: (406) 395-5705.
    Email Address: jake@cct.rockyboy.org.

New Mexico

    Northern Pueblos Housing Authority (NPHA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico 
will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount 
$300,000 to reduce the dilapidated housing conditions and overcrowding 
on Picuris Pueblo by rehabilitating four homes. The rehabilitation of 
the historic adobe homes will include accessibility improvements, 
universal design features, and will meet New Mexico Mortgage Finance 
Authority's Green Building standards. NPHA will also address the high 
rate of poverty and lack of high-paying employment through job training 
programs that will be implemented with the assistance of regional 
entities. In addition to construction job opportunities made available 
during the home rehabilitation, NPHA will mentor two Tribal members in 
project and construction management. NPHA will work with the New Mexico 
Behavioral Health Collaborative to improve access to behavioral and 
health services for tribal members. Leveraging for this project is 
$160,644.
    Contact Person: Mr. Terry G. Hudson.
    Grantee Address: 5 West Guiterrez St. Suite 10, Santa Fe, NM 87506-
0956.
    Telephone Number: (505) 455-7973.
    Email Address: h_terryg@hotmail.com.
    The San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority (SFPHA) in San Felipe 
Pueblo, New Mexico will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Comprehensive 
grant in the amount of $1,660,000 to build 12 affordable units of 
housing while creating 30 jobs. The project will increase the quality 
of life for over 115 Tribal members living in substandard conditions. 
Partners include the Pueblo of San Felipe tribal council, the Tribal 
Administration, Pueblo of San Felipe Public Improvement Authority and 
the SFPHA Board of Commissioners and Tribal Departments. Leveraging for 
this project is $9 million.
    Contact Person: Mr. Isaac Perez.
    Grantee Address: P. O. Box 4222, San Felipe Pueblo, NM 87001-4222.
    Telephone Number: (505) 771-9291.
    Email Address: iperez@sfpha.org.
    Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico will receive a Rural Innovation 
Fund Indian Economic Development and Entrepreneurship grant in the 
amount $799,997. The Taos Pueblo Preservation Project (TPPP) will start 
a nine-year mission to rehabilitate 320 housing units. Within the 
spectrum of the Rural Innovation Funding, the Taos Pueblo will 
rehabilitate 52 traditional multi-use spaces in the Old Village that 
will be used as housing, retail space, and traditional cultural 
activities. These efforts will also provide education and training for 
tribe members and facilitate branding and marketing of Pueblo products. 
Partners for the project include several public and private entities, 
Taos Pueblo War Chief's Office, Taos Pueblo Cultural Preservation 
Office, Red Willows Community Grown Cooperative, and the New Mexico 
Small Business Development Center. Leveraging for this project is 
$625,104.
    Contact Person: Mr. Louis Zamora.
    Grantee Address: Taos Pueblo, Post Office 1846, Taos, NM 87571-
1846.
    Telephone Number: (575) 776-7446.
    Email Address: preservation@taospueblo.com.

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    The Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority in Rio Arriba, New Mexico, 
will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount 
of $300,000 to improve the housing conditions and utility burden for 
Jicarilla Apache Tribal members in Dulce, New Mexico. The project will 
provide housing rehabilitation services and Energy$mart resources to 38 
low-income Tribal members and their families. By providing these 
services, JAHA will build a long-term capacity, through training and 
education, to assess and address the need for energy-efficiency 
measures that will augment its increased efforts to preserve the 
Jicarilla Apache Nation's housing stock and keep housing affordable for 
the low-income residents of the community of Dulce. Partners include 
the Native American Housing Consultants, LLC (NAHC), Energy$mart 
Program of the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (NMMFA), and the 
Los Amigos Educational Resource Center (LAERC). Leveraging for this 
project is $404,900.
    Contact Person: Mrs. Lisa M. Manwell.
    Grantee Address: P.O. box 486 Dulce, NM 87528-0000.
    Telephone Number: (575) 759-3459.
    Email Address: lgmanwell@hotmail.com.

North Carolina

    The Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA) in Pembroke, 
North Carolina, will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose 
grant in the amount of $300,000 to improve the living and economic 
conditions for the Lumbee Indian Tribe in Robeson, Scotland, and Hoke 
counties in Southeastern North Carolina. The project will increase 
energy efficiency and decrease utility costs for residents while 
creating 9 jobs, completing 150 energy audits and rehabilitating 51 
homes. It will also provide housing counseling to 80 families. Partners 
include the Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation, Lumbee 
Enterprise Development, the Robeson County Community Development 
Corporation, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and the LRDA Workforce 
Investment Act program. Leveraging for this project is $497,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. James Hardin.
    Grantee Address: 636 Prospect Road, Pembroke, NC 28372-0068.
    Telephone Number: (910) 521-8602.
    Email Address: jhardin@lumbee.org.

Oklahoma

    The Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc. (LDCAA), in Hugo, 
Oklahoma will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in 
the amount $300,000 to improve housing and existing economic 
conditions. LDCAA will complete a needs assessment in the areas of 
housing and employment to generate action plans relative to the needs 
identified. Activities will include credit and housing counseling, 
small business training, job-skills training, job fairs, links to 
available resources, computer skills training, and education. Staff 
will coordinate with area employers, representatives of the educational 
community, and other resource providers to schedule and provide 
trainings, seminars, and workshops. This project will serve 130 
participants. Leveraging for this project is $163,200.
    Contact Person: Mrs. Rhonda Teague.
    Grantee Address: 209 North 4th St, Hugo, OK 74743-3809.
    Telephone Number: (580) 326-3351.
    Email Address: rteague@littledixie.org.
    The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in Durant, Oklahoma will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Indian Economic Development and Entrepreneurship 
grant in the amount of $776,294 to initiate the Choctaw Native American 
Business Resource (NABR) Project, which will provide culturally 
relevant economic development services that support Native American 
business development, job creation, and ongoing entrepreneur 
activities. The applicant will partner with Eastern Oklahoma State 
College (EOSC) and Rural Enterprises Inc. (REI). EOSC will assist with 
the outreach and infrastructure necessary to implement the project and 
will also provide educational activities. REI will ensure collaboration 
with the Native American Small Business Center, provide access for 
Choctaw NABR participants to a $500,000 revolving loan fund it 
operates, and provide small business resources and educational 
activities. Leveraging for this project is $670,976.
    Contact Person: Ms. Dana Bonham.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 1210 Durant, OK 74702-1210.
    Telephone Number: (580) 924-8280.
    Email Address: grants@choctawnation.com.
    The Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (HASNOK) 
in Wewoka, Oklahoma will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose 
Grant in the amount of $300,000 to provide energy-efficient upgrades in 
an affordable rental housing development under construction in the 
tribal community in Seminole County, Oklahoma. HASNOK is building 25 
single-family homes that will be models for sustainable, healthy, and 
energy efficient design. All of the newly-constructed homes will have 
cost-saving energy efficient upgrades including Energy Star lighting, 
appliances, windows and doors, water heaters, and heating and cooling 
systems. Leveraging for this grant is $150,000; project also includes 
$4,448,958 of other financing.
    Contact Person: Mr. Tom McGeisey.
    Grantee Address: Wewoka, OK 74884-2424.
    Telephone Number: (405) 257-6604.
    Email Address: executivedirector@hasnok.org or 
tmcgeisey@netscape.net.

Oregon

    The St. Joseph's Shelter in Mt. Angel, OR will receive a Rural 
Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 to 
increase job opportunities and business development for the Tribal 
community. The grant funds will go toward the renovation of a two story 
building that will house migrant farmworker families in rural Oregon. 
The partner for this project is CASA of Oregon. Leveraging for this 
project is $601,445.
    Contact Person: Mrs. Lisa Rogers.
    Grantee Address: 925 S. Main Street, Mt. Angel, OR.
    Telephone Number: (503) 537-0319 x306.
    Email Address: lrogers@casaoforegon.com.

Puerto Rico

    Instituto para el Desarrollo Socioecon[oacute]mico y de Vivienda de 
Puerto Rico, Inc. (INDESOVI) in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose Grant in the amount of $300,000 to 
build a mixed-use development in the Municipality of Coamo. The project 
includes construction of eight affordable rental units with ground 
floor commercial space. The rental units will be occupied by low-income 
families. The project will be energy efficient and incorporate Green 
and Healthy Design and will also provide an estimated 4 permanent jobs 
and 10 construction jobs. The Municipality of Coamo is partnering with 
INDESOVI and will donate the land for the project as well as 
contributing to the initial planning. Leverage for this project is 
$94,763.
    Contact Person: Mr. Juan Enrique Sabathie.
    Grantee Address: 173 Post Street, P.O. Box 7154, Mayaguez, PR 
00681-7154549.
    Telephone Number: (787) 832-7654.
    Email Address: indesovi@gmil.com or sabathie@prtc.net.
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Innovation Fund Comprehensive grant in the amount of $2,000,000 for a 
project in the Casta[ntilde]er Region of the Cordillera Central on the 
western portion of Puerto Rico. The project will provide training and 
employment services for workers, training and resources for growers, 
and financial and technical assistance for microenterprise and small 
business development. PathStone will work with local organizations 
around the agro-tourism industry and promote the creation of affordable 
housing. Partners include Pontifical Catholic University Puerto Rico, 
Enterprise Community Partners, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Neighbor Works 
America, National Council of LaRaza and Popular Mortgage. Leveraging 
for this project is $1,589,759.
    Contact Person: Mr. Lee Beaulac.
    Grantee Address: 400 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-1910.
    Telephone Number: (585) 340-3366.
    Email Address: lbeaulac@pathstone.org.

South Dakota

    The Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial, Inc. in Pine Ridge, South 
Dakota will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Grant Single Purpose grant 
in the amount of $300,000 to prepare residents for first-time 
homeownership and to replenish loan funds to meet increased demand. A 
full-time homeownership counselor will provide group training and one-
on-one counseling to potential homebuyers and applicants. The goals for 
this project are to have 64 families that complete homebuyer training 
and/or individual homeownership counseling; 10 families that receive a 
fixed-rate mortgage to purchase their first home; and 5 families that 
make energy efficient upgrades to their new home at the time of 
purchase. Leveraging for this project is $150,000.
    Contact Person: Ms. Colleen Steele.
    Grantee Address: P.O. Box 1996, Pine Ridge, SD 57770-000.
    Telephone Number: (605) 867-1018.
    Email Address: cstelle.moof@yahoo.com.
    The Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing in Pine Ridge, South Dakota will 
receive a Rural Innovation Fund Comprehensive grant in the amount of 
$2,000,000 to design and build 16 affordable rental and owner-occupied 
houses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South 
Dakota. The project aims to assist tenants with lower costs by building 
energy-efficient, low-maintenance, secure homes that use the latest 
technology. The organization will train workers and contractors as 
Energy Auditors and Weatherization Installers as well as giving them an 
introduction to green building methods. Partners include Thunder Valley 
CDC Sustainable Communities Project, Indian Health Service, OST Rural 
Water System, Oglala Lakota College, Bureau of Indian Affairs, OST 
Partnership for Housing, Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce, The 
Lakota Fund, and Native Workplace/CleanEdision. Leveraging for this 
project is $1,000,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Doyle Pipe on Head.
    Grantee Address: 400 East Main, Pine Ridge, SD 57770-0603.
    Telephone Number: (605) 867-5161.
    Email Address: doyle.poh@oslh.org.
    The Four Bands Community Fund, Inc. in Eagle Butte, South Dakota 
will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount 
of $300,000 to implement a Native American Green Business Development 
program for underserved Native entrepreneurs. Project activities 
include a microloan fund to help 20 businesses become ``green,'' 
diversify into green products or services, and start new green 
businesses; business sustainability estimates and action plans for loan 
recipients; energy audits; educational workshops on green business and 
energy efficiency; business assistance grants for post-loan business 
management assistance and to subsidize technology costs; and a 
feasibility study for a green business incubator. The project will be 
located on the Cheyenne River Reservation in rural north-central South 
Dakota. Leveraging for this project is $205,000.
    Contact Person: Ms. Tanya Marie Fiddler.
    Grantee Address: Box 932, 101 South Main Street, Eagle Butte, SD 
57625-0932.
    Telephone Number: (605) 964-3687.
    Email Address: tfiddler@fourbands.org.
    The Lakota Fund, Inc. in Kyle, South Dakota will receive a Rural 
Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 to 
address housing and poverty issues for the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the 
Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The project will accelerate job 
creation, increase employment and income, and promote healthy living 
conditions to facilitate a positive cycle toward self-sufficiency for 
families. Activities include small business workshops and loans, 
workforce development training, financial education and tax preparation 
assistance, and other support services. Partners include the Lakota 
County Times, KILI, Oglala Lakota College, Consumer Credit Counseling, 
OST Partnership for Housing, Lakota Express, Mazaska Owecaso Otipi 
Financial Inc, Security First Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Attorney 
David Frankel. Leveraging for this project is $143,720.
    Contact Person: Ms. Tawney Brunsch.
    Grantee Address: Lakota Trade Center, Suite 201, Kyle, SD 57752-
0340.
    Telephone Number: (605) 455-2500.
    Email Address: tbrunsch@lakotafunds.org.

Texas

    Motivation Education & Training in New Caney, Texas will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in the amount $300,000 to 
support the Rositas Colonias Farmworker Housing Rehabilitation and 
Training Project. The project will renovate or replace 10 homes in 
Maverick County that are owned and occupied by low-income farmworkers 
and located in disinvested colonias. The project will use green 
construction techniques and individuals may be able to replace units 
with energy-efficient manufactured homes. Thirty farmworkers will be 
trained in construction skills. Partners include Southwest Texas Junior 
College and the National Farmworker Jobs Program. Leveraging for this 
project is $153,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Francisco L. Esparza.
    Grantee Address: 22551 Gene Campbell Blvd., New Caney, TX 77357-
1838.
    Telephone Number: (281) 689-5544.
    Email Address: esparza@metinc.org.

Virginia

    The National Council on Agriculture Life & Labor Research Fund 
(NCALL) in Dover, Delaware will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single 
Purpose grant in the amount of $300,000 to facilitate development of 
apartment units and homes for first-time homebuyers in Accomack and 
Northampton Counties on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The project will 
support the continuation of the area's first homeownership education 
program, which provides pre-purchase, financial literacy, and 
foreclosure prevention services. This unique approach to both the 
supply and demand side of affordable housing in this designated 
``difficult to develop'' area will yield practical solutions, project 
momentum, and provide a successful transition through pre-development, 
financing, construction, and sales or rent-up. NCALL will partner with 
the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC) and 
their Housing Alliance and Housing Authority. Leveraging for this 
project is $550,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Joe Myer.
    Grantee Address: 363 Saulsbury Rd., Dover, DE 19904-2722.

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    Telephone Number: (302) 678-9400 ext 112.
    Email Address: jmyer@ncall.org.

Washington

    The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Nespleem, 
Washington will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Indian Economic 
Development and Entrepreneurship grant in the amount of $799,750 to 
support the creation of a new woody biomass business entity that will 
harvest woody biomass and deliver it to local cogeneration facilities 
where it will be converted into electricity. The new business will add 
16 new jobs and expand business opportunities for several contractors. 
Funds will be used to purchase the heavy equipment needed for turning 
woody biomass--waste from logging, orchards and mills--into fuel for 
power generation. The new business will be developed under the guidance 
of the CCT Energy Department as a for-profit business called Fuel 
Enterprises. Leveraging for this project is $2,300,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Ernie Clark.
    Grantee Address: P. O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155-0150.
    Telephone Number: (509) 422-7755.
    Email Address: Emie.clark@colvillletribes.com.
    The Kalispel Tribe of Indians in Usk, Washington will receive a 
Rural Innovation Fund Indian Economic Development and Entrepreneurship 
grant in the amount of $240,970 to construct a nursery to cultivate 
native plants, including over 3,000 trees from locally sourced plant 
stock. The project will also restore lost habitat on the reservation, 
fund wetland restoration efforts, and link these efforts with the 
initiation/development of a forestry apprenticeship. Partners include 
KNRD, EPA, BPA, and KCTC, as well as in-kind funds for land acreage. 
Leveraging for this project is $128,456.
    Contact Person: Mr. Ray Entz.
    Grantee Address: PO Box 39 Usk, WA 99180-0039.
    Telephone Number: (509) 447-7278.
    Email Address: rentz@kalispeltribe.com.

Wisconsin

    The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in 
Hayward, Wisconsin will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Indian Economic 
Development and Entrepreneurship grant in the amount of $789,063 to 
enhance the tourism-based economy by creating a visitor's center, 
museum, and gift shop located in former Kinnamon School, which will be 
renovated. The visitor's center will promote tribal businesses and will 
provide a venue for the work of local crafts and tradespersons. 
Partners include Sawyer County Historian Andrea Wittwer, Tribal 
Spiritual Leader and Historic Preservation Officer Jerry Smith, Lac 
Courte Oreilles (LCO) Arts & Crafts Assoc. Director Cathy Begay, Tribal 
Governing Board and Tribal Attorney, Paul Shagan, LC Dev Corp, NW 
Regional Planning Commission, and A&E Consulting Firm. Leveraging for 
this project is $394,908.
    Contact Person: Ms. Lorene Wielgot.
    Grantee Address: 13394 West Trepania Rd, Hayward, WI 54843-2186.
    Telephone Number: (715) 634-8934.
    Email Address: weilot@gmail.com.
    The Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency in Tomah, 
Wisconsin will receive a Rural Innovation Fund Single Purpose grant in 
the amount of $300,000 to rehab 21 homes in the 40-year old Indian 
Mission community, located in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. As part of 
the Indian Mission Green Rehabilitation project, 21 homes will receive 
a geothermal heat-pump system and new basement insulation. The green 
retrofitting will increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs by 
63 percent. Leveraging for this project is $150,000.
    Contact Person: Mr. Paul Tysse.
    Grantee Address: 1116 E. Monowau Street, P.O. Box 730, Tomah, WI 
54660-2332.
    Telephone Number: (608) 374-1245.
    Email Address: chunk.com">paul.tysse@ho-chunk.com.

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