A Message from Cynthia Toop, Grant Writer, Planning Department
You might ask, what does it take for the Tribe to receive funding and deliver programs or projects?
My answer would be, “The process is taking leadership’s direction to determine what funding will support the programs or projects to meet the priorities of the membership. The directors then implement these priorities by spending many hours to work through the grant process. It takes dedication to come to together as a team to identify the program or project needs and develop the budget that supports it.”
Team members often include the director, staff, other tribal departments, professional organizations, along with our partnerships with universities, and government agencies on federal, state, and local levels. Once awarded, the departments who receive the funding are supported by many within the organization which includes but is not limited to those responsible for grant management/compliance, others who arrange for contracting, invoicing, purchasing, hiring, payroll and many other moving parts to ensure that the program is delivered according to the conditions of the award.
The mission statement that I work under as a grant writer is to work with the departments as a team member in identifying funding priorities along with providing exceptional grant resources in the program or project development that advances the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe.
A glance back at this year’s funding interest by federal agencies:
We were awarded the RAISE Grant in the amount of $24,981,221!
Senator Cantwell and US DOT Assistant Secretary Arlando Teller provided their incredible continued support of the tribe and our applications. We can’t thank them enough!
The Planning Department would also like to thank Chris Robideau, President of Red Plains for working with us in the development of the application and we would like to the Lisa Reid, PE, PMP of SCJ Alliance for the development of the Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) that was crucial to the application. We very much appreciate the departments that met with Planning in the development of the project including Land Management/Transportation, Natural Resources, IT, and Accounting. We would also like to thank Tribal Council for their vision to implement projects for the relocation community!
Check out the KING 5 news report:
Senator Cantwell’s press release:
And this amazing news!
We have been awarded the HUD Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive in the amount of $6,167,683 for 2 duplexes along with road and site development.
Senator Murray’s press release:
We thank Senator Murray for providing tremendous support for the project, and HUD ONAP Administrator Tom Carney and Administrator Advisor Kirsten Franklin-Temple for their amazing, continued support of the Tribe’s Housing initiatives.
The Planning Department would also like to thank Chris Robideau, President of Red Plains for working with us in the development of the application and a special shout out to Joel Blake, Tribal Housing Director in his vision for providing homes to the membership. We very much appreciate the departments that met with Planning in the development of the project including Housing, Utilities, Land Management/Transportation, Natural Resources, IT, and Accounting.
We are also most fortunate to be awarded the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program in the amount of $500,000!
This funding will provide broadband fiber that is essential to supporting the anchor government services and to the future uphill home. We would like to thank Crystal Hottowe, NTIA Broadband Program Specialist and Adam Geisler, Division Chief for Tribal Broadband Connectivity for their continued support. We would also like to the NoaNet for their assistance in developing the application.
|Granting Agency||Year Awarded||Award Amount||Award Purpose||Number of Years for Project|
|Health Care Authority CA – INA||2022||$36,885||Provide After-School Preventative Activities||1|
|WA Office of Crime Victim Advocacy||2022||$420,000||Provide Victim's Services||3|
|Office for Victims of Crime - TVSSA||2022||$347,240||Victim's Services||3|
|FEMA - THSGP||2022||$26,822||Emergency Management Communication||1|
|COPS Office - CTAS||2022||$599,176||Expand Police Force||5|
|U.S. Department of the Interior - TJS||2022||$353,245||Expand Court||Ongoing|
|WA State EMPG||2022||$40,000||Update Emergency Plans||1|
|IHS Special Diabetes Program - SDPI||2023||$227,935||Diabetes Education||5|
|The American Indian Health Commission for Washington State||2023||$63,709||Public Health Assessment||2|
|BIA TCR||2023||$450,000||Community Coordinator||3|
|DOT RAISE||2023||$24,981,221||Loop Road for new community||8|
|HUD Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive||2023||$6,167,683||Road and Housing Development||5|
|IMLS||2023||$10,000||Library Supplies and Needs||5|
|WA State Military Department (EMPG)||2023||$28,334||Water Desalinator||1|
|National Telecommunication and Information Administration - TBCP||2023||$500,000||Expand broadband infrastructure||2|
|Attorney's HOBBS STRAUS DEAN & WALKER, LLP
|Listed on the Department of the Interior Appropriations Bill||Here is a link to read the congressional bill (page 184)||Award Purpose||Number of Years for Project|
|Awarded Congressional Allocation||2022||$1,200,000||Water/Sewer Treatment Development||3|
|Granting Agency||Year Applied||Award Amount||Award Purpose||Expected Month of Notice|
|Congressional Allocation||2013||$1,485,000||Water/Sewer Treatment Development||July|
|Pending SBIT Grant Applications|
|Granting Agency||Year Applied||Pending||Award Purpose||Expected Month of Notice|
|EDA||2023||$1,245,000||Development of a master plan for the Upland Community||September|
|CTAS - Police Department||2023||$166,599||Equipment and Supplies||September|
|WA EMD||2023||$17,581||IT Security Training||September|
|Denied Grant Applications|
|Housing and Urban Development - ICDBGWBE Tradewinds' Improvements||2023||$750,000|
|Economic Development Administration - Indigenous Communities (not reviewed - funding was not available for last round)||2022||$5,000,000|
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
|Bureau of Indian Affairs Legal Fee Request||2021||$40,000|
|Federal Emergency Management Administration - BRIC||2021||$273,314|