Economic Stimulus funds for Natives in Seattle area
There’s a pretty awesome breakdown of just how the money in President Obama’s economic stimulus plan has made it to Washington and King County in particular. You can find it here. We wanted to alert you to the Native American projects in King County that got funded. THERE’S A LOT! The big winners were the University of WA with nearly $700,000, the Muckleshoots with more than $580,000, the Tikigaq Corporation with almost $500,000 and the Seattle Indian Health Board with $462,000. Congratulations to all who got funding.
- The Snoqualmie Tribe got a $120,359.00 Native American Housing Block Grant.
- The Snoqualmie Tribe got a $49,500.00 Energy Department grant for energy conservation and energy efficiency programs.
- The Snoqualmie Tribe got a $72,372.00 contract through the Child Care and Development Fund.
- The Muckleshoot Tribe got a $408,108.00 Native American Housing Block Grant to build new affordable units to house tribal elders.
- The Muckleshoot Tribe got $125,095.00 a Child Care and Development Block Grant to purchase additional supplies.
- The Muckleshoot Tribe got a $47,206.00 grant from Head Start for Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and Quality Improvement Fund.
- The United Indians of All Tribes got a $87,560.00 grant from Head Start for Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and Quality Improvement Fund.
- The Seattle Indian Health Board got a $461,890.00 grant under the Health Center Integrated Services Development Initiative for a new doctor, pharmacy assistance, exam rooms, IT equipment, security, and facilities repair and renovation.
- The University of Washington got a $200,361.00 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the recruitment of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to participate in medical research programs. U-Dub will begin with an outreach initiative to the Squaxin Island Tribe.
- The University of Washington got a $494,603.00 grant from the NIH to support Native education through the Native Youth Enrichment Program, a partnership between UW, the Suquamish Tribe, a local native community organization, and local area school districts and Washington Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. The goal is to get Native youth who are at risk of dropping out of high school to explore Native history and contemporary issues through the lens of Health Sciences and Ecology.
- The Tikigaq Corporation (Point Hope, Alaska) got a $496,999.98 contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Doyon Project Services (a subsidiary of Doyon, Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation) got a $205,900.00 contract with the U.S. Army for construction and engineering services.
- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center got a $300,220.00 grant from the NIH to hire a Community Health Educator to update and adapt the Cancer 101 Education and Training Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives, and other community purposes.