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Chukchansi Awards Grants To Local Organizations

MADERA COUNTY – The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians announced nearly $1 million in community grants for 2013 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, during the regular meeting of the Madera County Board of Supervisors.

Tribal Council Chairwoman Nancy Ayala announced the 30 grants before the board, awarding funds to 28 different organizations, many in the mountain area.

This is the seventh year of the Community Grant Program, which is funded by the Picayune Racheria through a cooperative agreement with Madera County. The program will distribute some $10 million into the county’s economy over its 10 year term.

Community Grant recipients for 2013:

American Legion Post 110, American Legion Concession Trailer, $20,000.00
Camarena Health, Panoramic X-ray Machine, $31,000.00
Caring Veterans Inc., Caring Veterans Storage Building & Forklift, $15,000.00
Children’s Museum of the Sierra, Children’s Museum Tech. Update Program, $30,000.00
Chowchilla Union High School, CUHS Redskin Band Revitalization Project, $10,000.00
Coarsegold Elementary School, Coarsegold Elementary Summer Language & Culture Program, $49,000.00
Coarsegold Elementary School, Computers for Kids, $60,000.00
Coarsegold Resource Conservation District, Kinsman Flat Wildlife Area Handicap Trail, $5,000.00
Community Action Partnership of Madera Co., Fairmead Community & Friends Work Truck, $34,000.00
Community Action Partnership of Madera Co., Victim Services Aftercare Program, $20,000.00
Community Medical Foundation, OCHC & Chukchansi Immediate Care Center, $80,000.00
Denel (Formerly Tiny Acorn), Building Stronger Communities, $90,000.00
Eastern Madera County SPCA, Eastern Madera County SPCA Compassion Fund, $50,000.00
Economic Development Corp. of Madera Co., Work Where You Play, $25,000.00
Friends of Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, Friends of Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, $25,000.00
Golden Chain Theatre, Golden Chain Theatre, 31,000.00
Madera County Workforce Investment Corp., Computers – Madera County Workforce, $25,000.00
Madera County Film Commission Inc., Madera County Film Commission, $25,000.00
Madera County Library, Digitization Project – Native American History, $40,000.00
Madera Rescue Mission, Madera Rescue Mission – Transportation needs, $30,000.00
Minarets High School, Native American Cultural Center, $46,000.00
Positive Living Center, Community Outreach Center, $25,000.00
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, St. Anne’s Chapel Capital Improvements Project, $25,000.00
Sierra Historic Sites Association, Fresno Flats Historical Village & Park Rest., $25,000.00
Sierra Senior Society, Sierra Senior Center Repair & Improvement, $25,000.00
Spring Valley School, Spring Valley Elementary Classroom Computers, $27,000.00
The Salvation Army, Salvation Army Madera Family Services & Military Center, $25,000.00
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1981, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1981, $38,000.00
Wild Wonderful Women, “Paws”itively Full Food Bank, $35,000.00
Yosemite/Sequoia Res. Con. & Dev. Council, Mountain Marijuana Clean-up, $25,000.00

Cost for the 2013 Award Banquest, $9,000

TOTAL $1,000,000

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