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Recovery Funded Projects

If you’ve wondered if the Tribe is accessing stimulus “ARRA” funding, worry no more.  The Tribe’s staff has been busy making successful applications for these funds from a number of Federal agencies, and one State agency.  Most of the funding is tagged to projects that are now just starting or in their design and development phases.  Some of the funding has already been spent.  Some is “earmarked” for the Tribe and certain tasks must be completed before the funding is actually awarded.  I’ll tell you more about this in a moment.  But before we go on, here’s the bottom line:  at this point, ARRA funding awarded or earmarked for the Tribe totals $6,080,095.  That’s a lot of economic stimulation!  

 

  • Indian Health Services (IHS), a part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, has made awards for clinic lab equipment (this project is complete, $31,000); Head Start supplemental funding to offset shortfalls ($58,694); Child Care (to supplement salaries, $124,374); TANF self sufficiency (client services, $65,514); and Meals on Wheels (Elders support, $11,500.)
  • EPA jointly with IHS has awarded $614,000 to construct a million gallon raw water storage tank in Siletz to ensure and improve water service.  This project must be completed by September of 2011.
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a NAHASDA allocation ($1,486,998, for 10 low-income rental units in Siletz); and a competitive Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) ($2,935,000, for 8 additional low income units in Lincoln City at Neachesna Village.)  Both of these projects are expected to go to construction next summer.
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $305,500 for the development of a Tribal Energy Conservation Strategy. 
  • The State of Oregon Department of Energy has awarded $113,000 for a Tribal Weatherization and Energy Conservation start-up program. Planning is excited about this program to help save you money on energy and to benefit the environment. 
  • BIA/Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) has earmarked $345,000 for a Siletz transportation project and Planning is working on completing the design and engineering required by the BIA before we’re even allowed to apply for this earmark.  The design engineering work for a safety project on Highway 229/Gaither Street in Siletz is being done with BIA Road funding and is an identified project in both the Tribal Transportation Plan and the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The design work is approximately 50% complete to date.
  • Department of Agriculture, USDA, the Food Distribution program has purchased equipment with a $6,990 award.
  • The Department of Labor awarded $1,380 for the summer youth employment program.  

Click here for a list of CTSI projects funded by ARRA

Click here for a list of assigned reporters of the CTSI projects