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Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2009 Tribal Colleges and Universities 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 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP). The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the awards, which are to be used to enable Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) to build, expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities, and expand the role of the TCUs into the community through the provision of needed services such as health programs, job training, and economic development activities.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Susan Brunson, Office of University Start Printed Page 47955Partnerships, 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 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program was approved by Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8, approved March 11, 2009) and is administered by the Office of University Partnerships under 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 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program assists tribal colleges and universities to build, expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities, and expand the role of the TCUs into the community through the provision of needed services such as health programs, job training, and economic development activities.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.519.

On June 25, 2009, a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was posted on Grants.gov announcing the availability of $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funding for the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program. The Department reviewed, evaluated and scored the applications received based on the criteria in the NOFA. As a result, HUD funded five applications.

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 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program Funding Competition, by Institution, Address, and Grant Amount

Region VII

1. Nebraska Indian Community College, Micheal Oltrogge, Nebraska Indian Community College, 1 College Hill, Macy, NE 68039. Grant: $799,545.25.

Region VIII

2. Fort Peck Community College, Warren Means, Fort Peck Community College, 605 Indian Avenue, Poplar, MT 59255. Grant: $800,000.

3. Oglala Lakota College, Thomas Shortbull, Oglala Lakota College, 490 Piya Wiconi Road, Kyle, SD 57752-0490. Grant: $800,000.

4. Sisseton Wahpeton College, Pam Wynia, Sisseton Whapeton College, 12572 BIA Highway, 700 Box 689, Agency Village, SD 57262. Grant: $800,000.

5. Sitting Bull College, Koreen Ressler, Sitting Bull College, 1341 92nd Street, Fort Yates, ND 58538. Grant: $799,698.

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Dated: August 26, 2009.

Raphael W. Bostic,

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

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