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Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program; Fiscal Year 2003

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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 L. Williams, Ph.D., 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 April 25, 2003. 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, federally recognized Indian tribes, and State housing finance agencies. The funds made available under this program were awarded competitively, through a selection process conducted by HUD.

Prior to the rating and ranking of this year's applications, Eastern Eight Community Development in Johnson City, Tennessee was awarded $134,000, Fort Belknap Indian Community in Harlem, Montana was awarded $66,782, and Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe in Hollister, North Carolina was awarded $89,421 as a result of funding errors during the previous year's funding. For the Fiscal Year 2003 competition, a total of $24,590,272 was awarded to 87 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: December 17, 2003.

Roy A. Bernardi,

Assistant Secretary for Community, Planning and Development.

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Appendix A.—Fiscal Year 2003 Funding Awards for Rural Housing and Economic Development Program

ApplicantCityStateAward dollars
Innovative Grants
Arkansas Human Development CorporationLittle RockAR400,000
Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc.Saint MichaelsAZ400,000
PPEP Microbusiness and Housing DevelopmentTucsonAZ400,000
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International Sonoran Desert AllianceAjoAZ400,000
Nogales Main Street AssociationTucsonAZ389,927
Arizona Department of HousingPhoenixAZ400,000
Tule River CDCPortervilleCA400,000
North Fork CD CouncilNorth ForkCA400,000
Westside Housing and Economic Network, IncFresno CountyCA400,000
I-5 Social Services CorporationFresnoCA400,000
Walking Shield American Indian SocietyTustinCA400,000
SW Georgia United Empowerment ZoneViennaGA400,000
Homeward, Inc.ClarionIA400,000
Homestead Affordable Housing, Inc.NortonvilleKS400,000
HPCHDA, Inc.HazardKY400,000
Kentucky Highlands Investment CorporationLondonKY400,000
Frontier Housing, Inc.MoreheadKY400,000
Macon Ridge CDCFerridayLA202,400
Four Directions Development CorporationOronoME400,000
Midwest MN CDCDetroit LakesMN400,000
Chippewa Cree Housing AuthorityBox ElderMT400,000
The Heritage Capital FundWolf PointMT399,848
Lumbee Regional Development AssociationPembrokeNC379,328
Hollister R.E.A.C.HHollisterNC190,750
Community Developers of Beaufort-HydeBelhavenNC397,796
Ho-Chunk CDCWalthillNE400,000
Tierra Del Sol Housing CorporationAnthonyNM399,625
Rural Opportunities, Inc.RochesterNY400,000
Portage Area Development CorporationRavennaOH400,000
Appalachian Center for Economic NetworksAthensOH306,964
Little Dixie Community Action AgencyHugoOK386,207
Community First FundLancasterPA400,000
Ceiba Housing and Economic Development CorporationCeibaPR397,900
Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership, Inc.Pine RidgeSD400,000
Oglala Sioux Lakota HousingPine RidgeSD400,000
Oti Kaga, Inc.Eagle ButteSD400,000
Carey Counseling Center, Inc.ParisTN400,000
Buffalo Valley, Inc.HobenwaldTN400,000
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, IncMorristownTN400,000
Organizacion Progresiva de San ElizarioSan ElizarioTX400,000
El Paso Empowerment Zone CorporationEl PasoTX400,000
Alianza Para El Desarrollo Community, Inc.El PasoTX374,321
ACCION TexasSan AntonioTX400,000
Habitat for Humanity of Laredo, Inc.LaredoTX400,000
Community Development Corporation of BrownsvilleBrownsvilleTX400,000
Center for Economic Opportunity, Inc.San JuanTX400,000
Telamon CorporationRichmondVA399,659
Washington State Housing Finance CommissionSeattleWA387,872
WISC Wisconsin Department of CommerceMadisonWI400,000
Southern Appalachian Labor SchoolKincaidWV400,000
Capacity Building Grants
Upper Sand Mountain United MethodistSylvaniaAL150,000
Arizona Border Health FoundationTucsonAZ150,000
Fresno West Coalition for Economic DevelopmentFresnoCA150,000
Region 9 Economic Development District of SW CODurangoCO148,925
Empowerment Alliance of SW Florida-CDCImmokalleFL147,728
Housing Partners, Inc.AlbanyGA150,000
Crisp Area Habitat for HumanityCordeleGA150,000
Area Committee to Improve OpportunityAthensGA61,275
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.AtlantaGA150,000
Partnership Housing Affordable to SocietyBainbridgeGA150,000
Area 12 Council on Aging and CommunityDillsboroIN150,000
County Community Housing Development CorporationWhitley CityKY150,000
People's Self-Help Housing, Inc.VanceburgKY150,000
Sunrise County Economic CouncilMachiasME150,000
Genesis FundDamariscottaME39,000
Life Renewal Ministry, Inc.StarkvilleMS149,296
Human Resource Development Council of DistrictBozemanMT150,000
SER De New Mexico, Inc.AlbuquerqueNM150,000
South Central Council of Governments, IncElephant ButteNM138,000
Mexicano Land Education and Conservation TrustEspanolaNM128,640
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Community Unified Today, Inc.GenevaNY150,000
Adams Brown County Economic OpportunitiesGeorgetownOH140,572
Confederated Tribes of the UmatillaPendletonOR150,000
Confederated Tribes of CoosCoos BayOR150,000
Options for Southern Oregon, Inc.Grants PassOR108,625
Community Action SouthwestNorth ApolloPA148,988
Lakota FundKyleSD150,000
Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.Eagle ButteSD100,000
West Tennessee Legal ServicesJacksonTN150,000
Amigos Del Valle, Inc.MissionTX150,000
Texas Rural Legal AidAustinTX150,000
Rural Housing Development CorporationProvoUT150,000
Snoqualmie Indian TribeCarnationWA140,000
Makah Housing AuthorityNeah BayWA150,000
Menominee Indian Tribe of WisconsinKeshenaWI150,000
Ho-Chunk NationBlack River FallsWI126,626
Preservation Alliance of West VirginiaCharlestonWV150,000
Total24,590,272
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