Alaska Native Villages: Recent Federal Assistance Exceeded $3 Billion, with Most Provided to Regional Nonprofits

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DIANE Publishing, Nov 1, 2005 - 171 pages
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This is a review of federal programs benefiting rural communities in Alaska -- especially federal programs benefiting Alaska Native villages. Specifically, this report: (1) provides information on the amount of federal assistance provided to Alaska Native villages during FY 1998 through 2003; (2) describes how selected federal funds have been used to assist Alaska Native villages; & (3) provides data on the number & average cost of houses built by villages & Alaska Native regional housing authorities. Charts & tables.
 

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Page 69 - In addition to the reported sampling errors, the practical difficulties of conducting any survey may introduce other types of errors, commonly referred to as nonsampling errors. For example, differences in how a particular question is interpreted, the sources of information available to respondents, or the types of people who do not respond can introduce unwanted variability into the survey results. We included steps in both the data collection and data analysis stages for the purpose of minimizing...
Page 138 - Alaska who have received grants under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1 996 (NAHASDA), as amended.
Page 62 - The rescissions affect programs in the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services...
Page 97 - To provide basic human amenities, alleviate (health hazards and promote the orderly growth of the rural areas of the Nation by meeting the need for new and improved rural •water and waste disposal systems.
Page 97 - State, such as districts and authorities; and associations, cooperatives and corporations operated on a not-for-profit basis, Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations and other Federally recognized Indian tribes, and existing private corporations...
Page 69 - Methodology state questionnaires, along with the results to each question, are in appendixes IV and V, respectively. In addition, we edited all completed surveys for consistency and, if necessary, contacted respondents to clarify responses. All questionnaire responses were double key-entered into our database (that is, the entries were 100 percent verified), and a random sample of the questionnaires was further verified for completeness and accuracy. In addition, all computer syntax was peer reviewed...
Page 127 - Reimbursement" (or other equivalent report). Federally recognized Indian tribal government means the governing body or a governmental agency of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community (including any Native village as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat 688) certified by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided by him through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Government means a State or local...
Page 169 - Comments from the Department of Health and Human Services COMMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ON THE...
Page 115 - ... Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Indian Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages may use block grants to improve the housing stock, provide community facilities, make infrastructure improvements, and expand job opportunities by supporting the economic development of their communities. Activities which are eligible for funding include housing rehabilitation programs, acquisition of land for housing, direct assistance to facilitate...
Page 115 - ... streets and other public facilities, and economic development projects particularly those by nonprofit tribal organizations or local development corporations when the recipient determines that the provision of such assistance is appropriate to carry out an economic development project. Tribes and Alaska Native villages are restricted from using block grants for construction and improvement of governmental facilities, the purchase of equipment, general government expenses, operating and maintenance...

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