February 09, 2000 2 min read

From Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20531

The Justice Department recently announced that 34 American Indian and Alaskan Native communities will receive nearly $8 million in grant funds to prevent and control youth violence and substance abuse. The grantees are listed below by state.

Alaska. Bristol Bay Native Association, Dillingham, $100,000; Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Anchorage, $99,971; Native Village of St. Michael, St. Michael, $75,000. Arizona. AK-CHIN Indian Community, Maricopa, $99,745; The Hopi Tribe, Kykotsmovi, $409,737; Hualapai Tribe, Peach Springs, $100,000; Navajo Nation, Window Rock, $473,830. California. Big Valley Rancheria, Lakeport, $100,00; Fort Majove Indian Tribe, Needles, $247,393; Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians, Santa Ysabel, $100,000; Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Bishop, $250,000; Trinidad Rancheria, Trinidad, $64,875; Yurok Tribe, Eureka, $250,000.

Michigan. Grand Traverese Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Suttons Bay, $100,000; Hannahville Indian Community, Wilson, $75,000. Minnesota. Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians, Onamia, $100,000; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake, $500,000. Nebraska. Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Lincoln, $100,000; Winnegao Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago, $99,875. New Mexico. Pueblo of Acoma, $250,000; Pueblo of Jemez, $250,000; Pueblo of Taos, $250,000. Nevada. Lovelock Paiute Tribe, Lovelock, $75,000. North Carolina. Eastern Band of Cherokee, Cherokee, $499,658.

Oklahoma. Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Perkins, $99,000; Kaw Nation, Kaw City, $250,000. South Dakota. Yankton Sioux Tribe, Marty, $500,000. Washington. Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Port Angeles, $250,000; Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia, $232,465; Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Tacoma; Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Tokeland, $100,000; Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Bowler, $100,000.

From Private Sources

Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund
2 Park Ave., 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10016

The Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund recently awarded grants totaling $4.1 million to six arts colleges and universities. The grants are designed to finance arts education programs sponsored by the schools and community organizations. The recipients are:

California State University, Monterey Bay, Calif., $600,000; Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, $1.3 million; Cooper Union, New York City, N.Y., $600,000; Institute of American Arts, Santa Fe, N.M., $600,000; Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Md., $600,000; Xavier University, New Orleans, La., $425,000.

Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Conservation. To purchase outdoor lab equipment so that students can study wildlife in their areas in cooperation with a local conservation group: $1,800 to Madelia Junior High School and Madelia Senior High School, Madelia, Minn.

Earths science. To enable students to purchase a video camera and lab equipment to study resource recycling and human- life science: $2,970 to Philadelphia Regional High School, Philadelphia, Pa.

Electronics. To allow physics classes to purchase oscilloscopes to study the speed of electricity flow: $4,050 to California Academy of Math and Science, Carson, Calif.

Physics. To enable students to purchase computer-enhanced learning tools for performing experiments: $4,110 to St. Mary’s Regional High School, South Amboy, N.J.

Recycling. To enable students to purchase a video camera and lab equipment to study resource recycling and human- life science: $3,460 to Gifford Middle School, Vero Beach, Fla.

A version of this article appeared in the February 09, 2000 edition of Education Week