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Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program; Fiscal Year 2005

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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 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D., Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7137, Washington, DC 20410-7000; 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 (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 NOFA published March 21, 2005 (70 FR 14012). Start Printed Page 15212Applications 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 nonprofit organizations, community development corporations, federally recognized Indian tribes, State housing finance agencies, and state community and/or economic development agencies. The funds made available under this program were awarded competitively, through a selection process conducted by HUD.

For the Fiscal Year 2005 competition, a total of $23.7 million 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: March 14, 2006.

Pamela H. Patenaude,

Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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Appendix A—Fiscal Year 2005 Funding Awards for Rural Housing and Economic Development Program

RecipientStateAmount
Chilkoot Indian AssociationAK$150,000.00
The Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization (HERO)AL$149,963.13
Health Services Center, IncAL$150,000.00
Arkansas Land and Farm Development CorporationAR$134,321.42
Lee County Community Development Corporation IncAR$146,000.00
Arkansas Development Finance AuthorityAR$400,000.00
Four Corners Enterprise Community, IncAZ$150,000.00
San Carlos Housing AuthorityAZ$140,973.00
Moenkopi Developers Corporation, IncAZ$146,936.00
White Mountain Apache Housing AuthorityAZ$400,000.00
International Sonoran Desert AllianceAZ$400,000.00
Nogales Community Development CorpAZ$400,000.00
Comite de Bien Estar, IncAZ$400,000.00
Big Pine Indian ReservationCA$129,453.00
Timbisha Shoshone TribeCA$149,112.00
California Coalition for Rural HousingCA$150,000.00
California Human Development CorpCA$150,000.00
Walking Shield American Indian SocietyCA$400,000.00
Bear River Band of Rohnerville RancheriaCA$400,000.00
Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byways Association, Inc.CO$150,000.00
Central Florida Community Development CorporationFL$150,000.00
Community Development Corporation of Southwest GeorgiaGA$150,000.00
Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society, IncGA$149,875.00
Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, Inc.GA$400,000.00
Heritage Ranch, IncHI$400,000.00
Bethany VillageIL$100,000.00
Hazard-Perry County Housing Development Alliance, Inc.KY$150,000.00
McCreary County Community Housing DevelopmentKY$150,000.00
Homeless and Housing Coalition of KentuckyKY$150,000.00
Kentucky Highlands Investment CorporationKY$400,000.00
People's Self-Help Housing, IncKY$400,000.00
Kentucky Housing CorporationKY$400,000.00
Macon Ridge Community DevelopmentLA$300,000.00
Microenterprise Council of Maryland (MCM)MD$150,000.00
Maine Development FoundationME$150,000.00
Four Directions Development Corp.ME$398,824.00
Northern Homes Community Development CorporationMI$150,000.00
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa IndiansMI$150,000.00
Huron Potawatomi, IncMI$149,997.00
Keweenaw Bay Indian CommunityMI$400,000.00
Midwest Minnesota Community Development CorpMN$362,500.00
Top of the Ozarks Resource Conservation & Development IncMO$360,898.00
Pinebelt Community ServicesMS$150,000.00
Mississippi Action for Commuity Education, Inc.MS$400,000.00
County Housing Education and Community Services, IncMS$399,098.00
Gateway Economic Development DistrictMT$150,000.00
Lake County Community Development CorpMT$150,000.00
Browning Community Development CorporationMT$150,000.00
Native American CDFI CoalitionMT$150,000.00
Hays Community Economic Development Corp.MT$150,000.00
Blackfeet HousingMT$400,000.00
The Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina, IncNC$149,382.00
Design CorpsNC$150,000.00
Northwestern Housing Enterprises, IncNC$150,000.00
Olive Hill Community Economic Development Corp. IncNC$81,000.00
Hollister R.E.A.C.H., IncNC$149,560.00
Nebraska Housing Developers AssociationNE$149,996.00
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Ho-Chunk Community Development CorporationNE$147,210.00
New Mexico Rural Development Response CouncilNM$150,000.00
Cuatro PuertasNM$149,858.00
Dona Ana County Colonias Development CouncilNM$150,000.00
Mexicano Land Education and Conservation TrustNM$139,000.00
Southeast NM Community Action CorporationNM$150,000.00
Pueblo of PicurisNM$400,000.00
New Mexico Mortgage Finance AuthorityNM$400,000.00
Pyramid Lake Paiute TribeNV$100,000.00
Cooperative Ext. Assoc. of Albany CountyNY$200,000.00
Ohio Valley Regional Development CommissionOH$105,000.00
Sojourners Care NetworkOH$150,000.00
Delaware NationOK$150,000.00
Little Dixie Community Action Agency, IncOK$150,000.00
Oregon Corporation for Affordable HousingOR$100,000.00
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw IndiansOR$149,984.00
Umatilla Reservation Housing AuthorityOR$400,000.00
Central Pennsylvania Community Action, IncPA$150,000.00
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, IncPA$150,000.00
Mennonite Economic Development AssociatesPA$150,000.00
Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Ceiba, CDPR$400,000.00
Community Development Corporation of Marlboro CountySC$205,000.00
Planning & Development District IIISD$150,000.00
Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (NESDCAP)SD$150,000.00
Four Bands Community Fund IncSD$380,000.00
Volunteer Housing Development CorpTN$119,758.00
Volunteer Housing Management CorpTN$100,000.00
Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation and Development AreaTN$148,101.56
Eastern Eight Community Development CorpTN$150,000.00
Carey Counseling Center, IncTN$380,988.00
West Tennessee Legal ServicesTN$400,000.00
Buffalo Valley, Inc.TN$400,000.00
Walker Montgomery Community Development CorpTX$150,000.00
El Paso Community Action Program, Project Bravo, IncTX$149,212.00
Southwest Community Investment CorporationTX$150,000.00
Proyecto AztecaTX$400,000.00
El Paso Empowerment Zone CorpTX$400,000.00
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, IncTX$400,000.00
ACCION TexasTX$400,000.00
Azteca Community Loan FundTX$400,000.00
Northwestern Band of Shoshone NationUT$150,000.00
Aneth Chapter Community Development CorporationUT$400,000.00
Lower Elwha Housing AuthorityWA$150,000.00
Neighborhood Housing Services of Richland CountyWI$150,000.00
Woodlands Development GroupWV$400,000.00
Wind River Development FundWY$155,000.00
Total$23,677,000.11
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