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Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program Fiscal Year 2006

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


Notice 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.

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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 (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

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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 8, 2006 (71 FR 11903). 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, 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 2006 competition, a total of $16,800,000 was awarded to 56 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: February 22, 2007.

Nelson R. Bregón,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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Appendix A—Fiscal Year 2006 Funding Awards for Rural Housing and Economic Development Program

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, IncAnchorageAK300,000
Chilkot Indian AssociationHainesAK300,000
Asa'carsarmiut Tribal CouncilMountain VillageAK300,000
Organized Village of KasaanKetchikanAK300,000
Hale Empowerment and Revitalization OrganizationGreensboro,AL300,000
Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc.MobileAL300,000
International Sonoran Desert AllianceAjoAZ300,000
Elfrida Citizens' AllianceElfridaAZ300,000
West Fresno Coalition for Economic DevelopmentFresnoCA300,000
Relational Culture InstituteFresnoCA300,000
Shingle Springs RancheriaShingle SpringsCA300,000
Better Opportunities Builders, Inc.FresnoCA300,000
Bear River Band of Rohnerville RancheriaLotetaCA300,000
Huerfano/Las Aminas Area COGTrinidadCO300,000
Everglades Community AssociationFloridaFL300,000
Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, IncViennaGA300,000
Area Committee to Improve Opportunities, NOWAthensGA300,000
CDC of Southwest GeorgiaColquittGA300,000
Youthbuild McLean CountyBloomingtonIL300,000
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Shawnee Development Council, Inc.KarnakIL300,000
Purchase Area Housing CorporationMayfieldKY300,000
Passamaquoddy Development and Supply, CoParryME300,000
Community Action Agency of South Central MichiganBattle CreekMI300,000
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansManisteeMI300,000
Mid-Delta Empowerment Zone AllianceItta BenaMS300,000
Fort Peck Assiniboini and Sioux TribesPoplarMT300,000
The Heritage InstituteGlasgowMT300,000
Omaha Tribe of NebraskaMacyNE300,000
Santee Sioux Tribe of NebraskaNiobraraNE300,000
Ho-Chunk Community Development CorporationWalthillNE300,000
Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc.GallupNM300,000
Native American Lending Group, Inc.AlbuquerqueNM300,000
Eastern Plains Housing Development CorporationClovisNM300,000
ACCION, New MexicoAlburquerqueNM300,000
The Dona Anna County Colonias Development CouncilLas CrucesNM300,000
Pueblo of PicurisPenascoNM300,000
Pueblo De San LidefonsoSante FeNM300,000
Pueblo of PojoaqueSante FeNM300,000
Fallon Paiute Shoshone TribeFallonNV300,000
Cortland Housing Assistance Council, Inc.CortlandNY300,000
Haliwa-Saponi Indian TribeHollisterNC300,000
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa IndiansBelcourtND300,000
Northeast South Dakota Community Action ProgramSissetonSD300,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for HousingPine RidgeSD300,000
The Lakota FundKyleSD300,000
Buffalo Valley, Inc.HohewaldTN300,000
Creative Compassion, Inc.CrossvilleTN300,000
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.JacksonTN300,000
Community Development Corporation of BrownsvilleBrownsvilleTX300,000
El Paso Empowerment Zone CorporationEl PasoTX300,000
Community Development Corporation Of South TexasMcAllenTX300,000
Organizacion Progresiva de San ElizarioSan ElizarioTX300,000
Proyecto AztecaSan JuanTX300,000
Willacy County Industrial Foundation, Inc.RaymondvilleTX300,000
Southern Appalachian Labor SchoolKincaidWV300,000
Stop Abusive Family Environments, Inc.WelchWV300,000
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[FR Doc. E7-4880 Filed 3-16-07; 8:45 am]