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Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2009 Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities Program

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION:

Announcement of funding awards.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) Program. The purpose of this document is to announce the names, addresses and the amount awarded to the winners to be used to assist Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian institutions of higher education to expand their role and effectiveness in addressing communities in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing and economic development, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income, consistent with the purpose of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Susan Brunson, Office of University Partnerships, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 8226, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone (202) 402-3852. To provide service for persons who are hearing- or speech-impaired, this number may be reached via TTY by dialing the Federal Information Relay Service on 800-877-8339 or 202-708-1455. (Telephone number, other than “800” TTY numbers are not toll free).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities Program was approved by Congress under the Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8, approved March 11, 2009) and is administered by the Office of University Partnerships under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. In addition to this program, the Office of University Partnerships administers HUD's ongoing grant programs to institutions of higher education as well as creates initiatives through which colleges and universities can bring their traditional missions of teaching, research, service, and outreach to bear on the pressing local problems in their communities.

The AN/NHIAC program provides funds for a wide range of CDBG-eligible activities including housing rehabilitation and financing, property demolition or acquisition, public facilities, economic development, business entrepreneurship, and fair housing programs.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.515.

On June 25, 2009, a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was posted on Grants.gov announcing the availability of $3 million appropriated in FY09. Each eligible campus was permitted to apply individually for $800,000, the maximum amount that can be awarded for a period of 36 months.

The Department reviewed, evaluated, and scored the applications received based on the criteria in the NOFA. As a result, HUD has funded the applications below, 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). More information about the winners can be found at http://www.oup.org.

List of Awardees for Grant Assistance Under the FY 2009 Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities Program Funding Competition, By Institution, Address and Grant Amount

Region X

1. University of Alaska Fairbanks-Kuskokwim Campus, Maggie Griscavage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757880, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7880. Grant: $749,597.

2. University of Alaska Fairbanks-Bristol Bay Campus, Maggie Griscavage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757880, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7880. Grant: $734,597.

Region IX

3. University of Hawaii-Windward Community College, Georgette Sakumoto, University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-200, Honolulu, HI 96822. Grant: $799,318.

4. University of Hawaii at West Oahu, Georgette Sakumoto, University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-200, Honolulu, HI 96822. Grant: $716,488.

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Dated: August 26, 2009.

Raphael W. Bostic,

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

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[FR Doc. E9-22570 Filed 9-17-09; 8:45 am]

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