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.
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
- 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.
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.
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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February 22, 2006