Community Development Statement

WYANDOTTE NATION                             

64700 East Highway 60

Wyandotte, OK 74370-2098

(918) 678-2297; FAX (918) 678-2944

www.wyandotte-nation.org

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STATEMENT

June 15, 2020

NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED CITIZENS RESPONSE REQUESTED

Wyandotte Nation is applying for a Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages with U.S.  Housing and Urban Development funds.  Awards in the amount of $450,000 are available to Federally-recognized Native American tribal governments for imminent threat grant activities.

The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska  Native  communities. This project is primarily for persons with low- and moderate- incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the program.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) allows the flow of 90,000 gallons per day through Rural Water District #1 Sewage Treatment Plant in Wyandotte, OK.  The treatment plant exceeded that allowance by 263 days in 2019. Consequently, this threatens the health and safety of our tribal community.

Our proposed project to improve the sewage treatment plant meets an imminent threat that is urgent, exists at present, or will exist very soon and must be addressed immediately to save lives and reduce threats towards health and safety.

In fulfilling the Citizen Participation requirements as stated in 24 CFR 1003.604, information regarding the proposed project shall be posted in the form of a community development statement in order for     the community to have the opportunity to submit comments.

Any person desiring to make recommendations or suggestions should contact the Planning and Natural Resources Director by email at clee@wyandotte-nation.org or by phone at (918) 678-6341.

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