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Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program; Fiscal Year 2007

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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 made available by HUD.

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Jackie L. Williams, PhD, 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 1-800-998-9999 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 13, 2007 (72 RF 11600). 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 2007 competition, a total of $16,800,000 was awarded to 58 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 29, 2008.

Nelson R. Bregón,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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Aleutian Housing AuthorityAK$300,000.00
AVCP Regional Housing AuthorityAK300,000.00
Chilkoot Indian AssociationAK185,851.00
Collaborative Solutions, Inc.AL300,000.00
Hale Empowerment and Revitalization OrganizationAL300,000.00
Community Resource Group, Inc.AR300,000.00
Universal Housing Development CorporationAR300,000.00
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.AZ300,000.00
Big Pine Paiute TribeCA300,000.00
Community Assistance NetworkCA300,000.00
Northern Circle Indian Housing AuthorityCA300,000.00
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo IndiansCA300,000.00
Walking Shield, Inc.CA300,000.00
National Council on Agricultural Life & Labor Research FundDE300,000.00
Central Florida Community Development CorporationFL300,000.00
JCVision and Associates, Inc.GA300,000.00
Homeward, Inc.IA300,000.00
Community Ventures CorporationKY300,000.00
Kentucky Highlands Investment CorporationKY300,000.00
Purchase Area Housing CorporationKY300,000.00
Young Adult Development in Action, Inc.KY300,000.00
La. Tech. College Foundation TallulahLA300,000.00
Macon Ridge Community Development CorporationLA243,800.00
Four Directions Development CorporationME299,992.00
Penobscot Indian NationME300,000.00
Penquis CAP, Inc.ME300,000.00
Huron Potawatomi, Inc.MI299,825.00
Keweenaw Bay Indian CommunityMI300,000.00
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansMI300,000.00
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa IndiansMI300,000.00
Midwest Minnesota Community Development CorporationMN180,000.00
Tunica County Community Development Coalition, Inc.MS235,520.00
Browning Community Development CorporationMT300,000.00
Crow Tribal Housing AuthorityMT300,000.00
Haliwa-Saponi Indian TribeNC289,793.00
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The Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina, Inc.NC300,000.00
Ho-Chunk Community Development CorporationNE300,000.00
Community Area Resource Enterprise (CARE 66)NM299,125.00
Dona Ana County Colonias Development CouncilNM203,590.00
New Mexico Mortgage Finance AuthorityNM300,000.00
Pueblo of PojoaqueNM300,000.00
San Juan Pueblo Tribal CouncilNM300,000.00
JobStart ChautauquaNY300,000.00
WSOS Community Action CommissionOH300,000.00
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development CorporationOK300,000.00
Corporation De Desarrollo Economico de Ceiba, CdPR300,000.00
Community Development Corporation of Marlboro CountySC285,000.00
Spartanburg Leased Housing CorporationSC300,000.00
Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.SD300,000.00
Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial, Inc.SD266,000.00
Community Development Corporation of BrownsvilleTX300,000.00
El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic DevelopmentTX300,000.00
La Gloria Development CorporationTX300,000.00
Motivation Education & Training, Inc.TX300,000.00
Community Action CenterWA294,242.00
Diocese of Yakima Housing ServicesWA300,000.00
Skokomish Tribal NationWA300,000.00
Wind River Development FundWY219,983.00
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[FR Doc. E8-5456 Filed 3-18-08; 8:45 am]