College Facilities Will Expand with HUD FundsFeb 15th, 2005 | By tcj | Category: 16-3: Indigenizing Education, Tribal College News
Five tribal colleges have received grants from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) to improve their facilities. Stone Child College (Box Elder, MT) received $600,000 to construct a new health and physical education facility. This facility will allow the college to add six new health and physical education courses.
Cankdeska Cikana Community College (Fort Totten, ND) received $600,000 to construct a 4,500-square-foot building. It will house an administrative office area and allow the college to regain two classrooms that are now being used as office space. The new addition will allow the college to move the main electrical facility from its current location in the boiler room, which is a hot, moist area that poses a significant safety hazard.
Si Tanka University (based in Eagle Butte, SD) received a $587,960 grant to: 1) construct and equip a Library Learning Center to serve as the information hub for the college and the Cheyenne River Sioux community and 2) replace dilapidated windows and add air conditioning in two dormitories to allow for use during the summer.
College of Menominee Nation (Keshena, WI) received $594,340 for additional classroom space for academic preparation, training activities, and economic development activities. The construction will consist of a three-story, 7,368-square foot addition to the science wing, which will provide four additional classrooms and space for the college faculty. Additional classroom space is one of the college’s highest priorities.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (Hayward, WI) received $600,000 to expand the college library. The need for a new library facility was identified by the community and by the accrediting agency. The college library is a public library serving the greater Lac Courte Oreilles community. Currently older books have to be placed into storage.
For more information about the HUD Tribal College and University Program (TCUP), search for tcup at www.oup.org.