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Salmon carvings inside the Alfred E. McCoy Spokane Tribal Administration Center, funded, in part, by USDA Rural Development.

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Samish Nation Community Center funded by USDA Rural Development and Native American Bank.

     The Quileute Indian Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe, Skokomish, and Chehalis Reservation Confederated Tribes each received Community Facilities Economic Impact Initiative (EII) Grants for First Responder type projects. 

     The Lummi Nation and Port Gamble SíKlallam Tribes also received EII grants to refurbish educational facilities, including a new Elders Center and library. As part of the Tribal College Initiative, the Northwest Indian College received funding for the construction of a Natural Resource Lab as part of the new permanent campus located on the Lummi Indian Reservation. 

Other Funding Projects -

- USDA Rural Development and the Native American Bank partnered up for loans totaling $6.5 million for the purchase of a Tribal Community Center on behalf of the Samish Indian Nation.

- The Quinault Indian Nation received a $2.9 million Community Faciliity Direct Loan towards the construction of a new health and social service program center for the tribe that will accommodate 7,000 patients.

- The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation received a Community Facility Grant for $16,100 to purchase emergency communications equipment (911).  Funds are being leveraged with a contribution from the tribe of $91,415.

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 Last modified: February 22, 2006

The Squaxin Island Tribe's Museum Library and Research Center was partcially funded by USDA Rural Development.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe 's new longhouse was partically funded by a USDA Rural Development set aside of over $1.1 million.
The Northwest Indian College will construct a Natural Resource Lab as part of the new permanent campus located on the Lummi Indian Reservation.