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Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program; Fiscal Year 2002

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of funding awards.

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 Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jackie Williams-Mitchell, Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7137, 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 Web site at http://www.hud.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Rural Housing and Economic Development program was authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999. The competition was announced in the SuperNOFA published March 26, 2002. 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 development 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 (USDA).

For the Fiscal Year 2002 competition, a total of $25,000,000 was awarded to 101 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: March 27, 2003.

Roy A. Bernardi,

Assistant Secretary for Community, Planning and Development.

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Appendix A.—Fiscal Year 2002 Funding Awards for Rural Housing and Economic Development Program

ApplicantCityStateAward
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, IncAnchorageAK$400,000
Tanana Chiefs Conference, IncFairbanksAK400,000
The Hale Empowerment and Revitalization OrganizationGreensboroAL93,153
Ark of Love MinistriesHaynevilleAL110,400
South Arkansas Community DevelopmentArkadelphiaAR150,000
Southern Financial PartnersArkadelphiaAR150,000
Community Development PartnershipEureka SpringsAR149,954
Native Resources Developer, IncPago Pago SamoaAS145,000
International Sonoran Desert AllianceAjoAZ150,000
Elfrida Citizens' Alliance, IncElfridaAZ150,000
White Mountain Apache CDCMcNaryAZ400,000
Comite de Bien Estar, IncSan LuisAZ400,000
Catholic Community Services in Southeastern AZSierra VistaAZ400,000
PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development CorTucsonAZ400,000
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache ReservationYumaAZ400,000
Campesinos Unidos, IncBrawleyCA150,000
Timbisha Shoshone TribeBrawleyCA149,112
Housing Assistance CorporationFresnoCA150,000
Community Advocacy FoundationFresnoCA400,000
South County Housing CorporationGilroyCA400,000
North Fork Community Development Council, IncNorth ForkCA100,000
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Walking Shield American Indian Society, IncTustinCA400,000
Guidiville Indian RancheriaUkiahCA150,000
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians of CaliforniaValley CenterCA150,000
Colorado Housing IncPagosa SpringsCO148,750
Catholic Charities Housing, IncSt PetersburgFL400,000
Georgia Legal Services Program, IncAtlantaGA150,000
Lower Chattahoochee Regional Development CenterColumbusGA150,000
Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, IncViennaGA399,996
Grow Iowa Foundation, IncOrientIA150,000
Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, IncBereaKY150,000
Hazard Perry County Community Ministries, IncHazardKY400,000
Kentucky Highlands Investment CorporationLondonKY400,000
Purchase Area Housing CorporationMayfieldKY150,000
Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, IncRichmondKY150,000
Southern Kentucky Economic Development CorpSomersetKY400,000
Community Housing, IncWinchesterKY134,000
Project 2000, IncHammondLA75,000
Four Directions Development CorpBangorME399,000
Western Maine Development AssociationSouth ParisME150,000
Keweenaw Bay Indian CommunityBaragaMI145,015
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansManisteeMI400,000
Midwest Minnesota Community Development CorporationDetroit LakesMN400,000
Three Rivers Community Action, IncZumbrotaMN150,000
North East Comm. Action CorpBowling GreenMO50,000
Quitman County Development OrganizationMarksMS400,000
Native American Development CorporationBillingsMT149,488
Blackfeet TribeBrowningMT400,000
Ktunaxa Community Development CorporationElmoMT400,000
Fort Belknap Indian CommunityHarlemMT333,218
Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux TribesPoplarMT400,000
Lake County Community Housing OrganizationRonanMT148,460
Community Developers of Beaufort-Hyde, IncBelhavenNC100,000
Northwestern Housing Enterprises, IncBooneNC400,000
Eastern Band of Cherokee IndiansCherokeeNC400,000
Native Opportunity Way Community Development CorpHollisterNC99,560
Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization CorporationLaurinburgNC150,000
Design CorpsRaleighNC400,000
Omaha Tribe of NebraskaMacyNE400,000
Santee Sioux Tribe of NebraskaNiobraraNE400,000
Ho-Chunk Community Development CorporationWinnebagoNE384,500
New Mexico Mortgage Finance AuthorityAlbuquerqueNM400,000
Women's Intercultural Center, IncAnthonyNM150,000
Eastern Plains Housing Development CorporationClovisNM100,000
Rio Grande Valley Housing and Economic Development CorpEspanolaNM142,465
Las Cruces Affordable Housing, IncLas CrucesNM150,000
Dona Ana County Advocates for Children and FamiliesLas CrucesNM400,000
Hidalgo Medical ServicesLordsburgNM150,000
Pojoaque Housing CorporationSanta FeNM100,000
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone TribeFallonNV400,000
Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, IncStamfordNY150,000
Housing Authority of the Apache Tribe of OklahomaAnadarkoOK27,075
Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation of OklahomaHugoOK100,000
Comanche Nation Housing AuthorityLawtonOK306,000
Citizen Potawatomi NationShawneeOK396,870
Cherokee NationTahlequahOK400,000
Burns Paiute TribeBurnsOR150,000
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian ReservationPendletonOR297,000
State of OregonSalemOR400,000
Four Bands Community Fund, IncEagle ButteSD150,000
Lakota FundKyleSD150,000
Sicangu Enterprise CenterMissionSD150,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing, IncPine RidgeSD400,000
West Tennessee Legal Services, IncJacksonTN149,984
Eastern Eight Community Development CorporationJohnson CityTN16,000
Sparks Housing Development CorporationEl PasoTX150,000
El Paso Collaborative for Community & Economic DevelopEl PasoTX400,000
Community Empowerment through Education (CETE)El PasoTX400,000
Rural Development and Finance CorporationSan AntonioTX75,000
RDFC Housing Development CorporationSan AntonioTX75,000
Azteca Community Loan FundSan JuanTX400,000
Center for Economic OpportunitiesSan JuanTX400,000
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Proyecto AztecaSan JuanTX400,000
Texas Community Credit Opportunities, IncWeslacoTX400,000
World VisionFederal WayWA150,000
Lopez Community Land TrustLopezWA150,000
Northwest Regional FacilitatorsSpokaneWA150,000
Sokoagon Chippewa CommunityCrandonWI150,000
Catholic Charities Bureau, IncSuperiorWI100,000
Southern Appalachian Labor SchoolKincaidWV400,000
Northern Arapaho Housing Development OrganizationEtheteWY100,000
Total$25,000,000
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