12 projects directly supported low-income native populations with new jobs and expanded social services
Karuk Services expansion, Happy Camp & Yreka, CA
The Karuk Tribe constructed a 4,800 sq. ft. family services center in Happy Camp, CA. The center houses many tribal programs including behavioral and substance abuse counseling, job training and employment assistance, and child welfare and social services. Additionally, the tribe constructed an 11,400 sq. ft. service center in Happy Camp housing a community rec. center. The tribe also rehabilitated a medical and dental clinic in Yreka, CA.
Yurok Forest & Fishery, Klamath, CA
The Yurok Tribal Community Forest and Salmon Fishery Preserve is a California North Coast enterprise focused on sustainable forestry (including a carbon sequestration project), fisheries habitat protection and restoration, and ecosystem services over a 47,097-acre forested landscape. The third-phase of the restoration project supported 87 FTE jobs in Klamath, CA, where the unemployment rate is 14.7 percent.
Coyote Valley Hotel & Wastewater, Redwood, CA
The new, 55,000 sq. ft. Coyote Valley Hotel will have 101 guest rooms. It is located along U.S. Highway 101, a major commercial artery bringing customers through the region for business, tourism and gaming purposes. The tribe is also increasing wastewater capacity and building safer highway access to the reservation. The project is expecte to create 24 FTE jobs and 150 construction jobs.
San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Carlos, AZ
The San Carlos Apache Reservation is located in a severely distressed area of San Carlos, AZ. NMTC-financing helped construct three neighborhood facilities, including two community centers and a swimming pool complex. Each facility will be designed to meet the needs of the community, with an emphasis on improving the quality of life for the Tribe’s youth. State Bank of Arizona was the tax credit purchaser and leverage lender for the project.
Wolf Creek School, Pine Ridge, SD
Expansion and renovation of a South Dakota public school located within the Oglala Lakota Nation. The expansion will provide 25,200 additional sq. ft. for the facility which serves Kindergarten through 5th grade children. The project also includes replacement of the school’s obsolete bus barn and purchase and installation of a new air conditioning system. The existing HVAC system will be converted to a geo-thermal ground-source heat pump.system.