Q - How has Lord & Associates' work helped individual Tribes get Federal Grants or Direct Loans? A - Here are a few examples, for more info give us a call at 661 348 2926 or send us an email
Grants & Direct Loan Funding Proposals
We do more than write proposals - we plan, create & implement innovative programming and funding strategies and then write to justify the funding into communities.
Federal Direct Loans:For instance, for a Federally Recognized Tribe we brought in $12.7 Million from a USDA Community Facilities direct loan award. This very low interest funding was secured on the basis of leveraging the Indirect Costs projections and recoveries that the Tribe was and would receive from formula and other funding awards. We provided a low or no-cost (to tribal general funds) model of securing construction financing.
New Funding: We've brought first of its kind funding in for nearly every tribal nation with whom we've worked including:
Example Tribe 1 - HUD Indian Housing Block Grant ($50K/yr) funds into a tribe that had been denied that funding for 13 years prior to working with us - and now will receive this sustainable funding every year moving forward. We've also maintained HUD IHBG funding at the $700K+ level of annual awards for another tribe.
Example Tribe 2 - EPA GAP funding to start a tribe's first environmental work - with an initial award of $75K and eligibility for an ongoing sustainable annual award amount of $100 - $125K into the future.
Example Tribe 3 - DHHS Child Care Development Fund funding based on strong negotiations with the state and federal DHHS offices we were able to understand and leverage the formula for this funding into an award that maintains over $150K in annual funding for a tribe that had never received this funding before their work with us.
Example Tribe 4 - USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan - A direct loan of $650K+ allowed for culturally significant lands to be freed of encumbrances - and placed into the tribe's Lands-In-Trust.
Maintained Funding: We have written and successfully negotiated PL 93-638 contracts for BIA and for IHS funding; and maintained, and usually increased, funding from dozens of other federal agencies for tribal clients.