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Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program Fiscal Year 2000

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


Announcement of funding awards.


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 Rural Housing and Economic Development Program. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.

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Jackie W. Mitchell, Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Office of Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708-2290 (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 Website at

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The Rural Housing and Economic Development program was authorized by the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999. The competition was announced in the NOFA published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2000 (65 FR 7970). Applications were rated and selected for funding on the basis of selection criteria contained in that Notice.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.250.

The Rural Housing and Economic Development Program is designed to build capacity at the State and local level for rural housing and economic development and to support innovative housing and economic activities in rural areas. Eligible applicants are local rural non-profit organizations, community development corporations, Indian tribes, and State housing finance agencies. The funds made available under this program were awarded competitively, through a selection process conducted by HUD in consultation with the United States Department of Agriculture.

A total of $24,749,997 was awarded to 103 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 document.

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Dated: August 23, 2000.

Cardell Cooper,

Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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United Presbyterians of Wilcox CountyALCatherine600,000
Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land AssistanceALEpes237,800
Upper Sand Mountain United Methodist Larger Parish, Inc.ALSylvania600,000
Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation, Inc.ALThomaston100,000
Calista Corporation, Inc.AKAnchorage50,000
Native Village of KotzebueAKKotzebue240,000
Oagan Taygunguin Tribe of Sand PointAKSand Point97,643
Tatitlek IRA CouncilAKTatitlek50,000
Comite De Bein Estar, Inc.AZSan Luis183,483
Housing America CorporationAZSomerton50,000
Prep Microbusiness and Housing Development CorporationAZTucson500,000
California State University Foundation at FresnoCAFresno50,000
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Habitat for Humanity Fresno, Inc.CAFresno200,000
North Fork Community Development Council, Inc.CANorth Fork455,800
Walking Shield American Indian SocietyCAOrange500,000
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla IndiansCAThermal600,000
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla IndiansCAThermal50,000
Self-Help EnterprisesCAVisalia100,000
Rural California Housing CorporationCAWest Sacramento50,000
Southwest Community Resources, Inc.CODurango50,000
Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & PlanningCOMontrose50,000
National Council on Agriculture Life & Labor ResearchDEDover50,000
Immokalee Friendship HouseFLImmokalee180,500
Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc.FLFlorida City500,000
Everglades Community Association, Inc.FLFlorida City500,000
Housing and Economic Leadership Partners, Inc.GAAthens438,400
Opportunities Now, Inc. (ACTION)GAAthens100,000
Lower Chattahoochee Regional Development CenterGAColumbus50,000
Molokai Community Service CouncilHIKaunakakai50,000
Self-Help Housing Corporation of HawaiiHIHonolulu500,000
Idaho Migrant Council, Inc.IDCaldwell50,000
Nez Perce Tribe of IdahoIDLapwai50,000
Shawnee Development Council, Inc.ILKarnak50,000
Southern VI CorporationINHuntingburg495,000
Federation of Appalachian Housing EnterprisesKYBerea502,425
Federation of Appalachian Housing EnterprisesKYBerea150,000
Community Ventures Corporation, Inc.KYLexington100,000
Frontier Housing, Inc.KYMorehead100,000
Enterprise Foundation, Inc.MDColumbia50,000
Maine Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentMEAugusta500,000
Maine State Housing AuthorityMEAugusta600,000
Northern Maine Development CommissionMECaribou50,000
Northern Lakes Economic AllianceMIBoyne City50,000
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansMIManistee500,000
Midwest Minnesota Community Development CorporationMNDetroit Lakes500,000
Prairie Island Indian CommunityMNWelch50,000
White Earth Reservation Housing AuthorityMNWhite Earth183,483
Three Rivers Community and Economic DevelopmentMSItta Bena50,000
Human Resource Development Council of District IX, IncMTBozeman50,000
Blackfeet TribeMTBrowning500,000
Ktunaza Community Development CorporationMTElmo50,000
Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern MontanaMTHavre100,000
Fort Peck Assinboine & Sioux TribesMTPoplar200,000
Lake County Community Development CorporationMTRonan551,875
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development DistrictNENorfolk500,000
Northeast Nebraska Economic Development DistrictNENorfolk100,000
Pryamid Lake Paiute TribeNVNixon495,291
Monadnock Economic Development CorporationNHKeene50,000
Affordable Housing, Education and Development, IncNHLittleton240,000
New Mexico Mortgage Finance AuthorityNMAbiquiu600,000
Community Action Agency of SNM, Inc.NMLas Cruces200,000
Mesilla Valley Economic DevelopmentNMLas Cruces200,000
Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement CorporationNYMayville566,600
Waccamaw-Siouan Development Association, IncNCBolton50,000
Eastern Band of Cherokee IndiansNCCherokee500,000
Lumbee Regional Development Association, IncNCPembroke50,000
East Tarboro-Princeville CDCNCTarboro200,000
Fort Berthold Housing AuthorityNDNew Town500,000
Fort Berthold Housing AuthorityNDNew Town50,000
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian DevelopmentOHAthens105,904
Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, IncOHGeorgetown73,538
Alabama/Quassarte Tribal TownOKHenryetta50,000
Modoc Tribe of OklahomaOKMiami50,000
Cherokee NationOKTahlequah360,000
Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, IncORLaGrande200,000
Campaign for Equal JusticeORPortland100,000
Umpqua Community Development CorporationORRosenburg50,000
Williamsburg Enterprise Community Comm.SCKingstree50,000
Oti Kaga, Inc.SDEagle Butte100,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing, IncSDPine Ridge50,000
Rosebud Sioux TribeSDRosebud227,000
Creative Compassion, Inc.TNCrossville100,000
Buffalo Valley, Inc.TNHohenwald50,000
Community Development Corporation of Northeast TennesseeTNJohnson City498,150
Eastern Eight, CDC, Inc.TNJohnson City239,000
Douglas Cherokee Economic AuthorityTNMorristown459,069
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Middle Rio Grande Development Foundation Futuro CommunitiesTXCarrizo Springs199,117
Community Development Corporation of BrownsvilleTXBrownsville500,000
Rio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone CorporationTXMercedes600,000
Community Action Council of South TexasTXRio Grande City183,483
Community Development Corporation of UtahUTSalt Lake City395,600
Virginia Eastern Shore Economic Empowerment and HousingVANassawadox136,000
Crossroads Shelter, Inc.VAWytheville50,000
Department of Community, Trade and Economic DevelopmentWAOlympia183,483
Washington State Housing Finance CommissionWASeattle183,483
Northwest Regional FacilitatorsWASpokane187,350
Spokane Indian Housing AuthorityWAWellpinit500,000
Wisconsin Business Innovation CorporationWISpooner510,350
CAP Services, Inc.WIStevens Point440,000
Mountain Partners in Community DevelopmentWVElkins533,204
The Conservation FundWVShepherdstown183,483
The Conservation FundWVShepherdstown50,000
STOP Abusive Family Environments, Inc.WVWelch183,483
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[FR Doc. 00-22353 Filed 8-30-00; 8:45 am]