October 3, 2023
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
(Attention Audrey Castleberry)
P.O. Box 969
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about October 18, 2023, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will submit a request to HUD for the release of CPF funds in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Public Law 117-328) (the FY2023 Act) to undertake a project known as The Snoqualmie Tribe Child Development Center for the purpose of constructing additional learning spaces for children attending the Center and to provide additional learning and gathering spaces for Tribal Elders and the larger community. This project will utilize architectural, landscape, engineering, and construction services required for an 1,800 SF interior renovation, 4,600 SF of sitework, and approximately 1,100 SF – 1,800 SF of greenhouse classroom. Interior work includes the renovation of an existing commercial kitchen to bring it up to code, the conversion of existing cafeteria into a transitional learning classroom /gathering space for community education, and cosmetic and code upgrades to existing restrooms. Exterior scope includes the construction of a Harvest and Food preparation Kitchen with cultural lab for children and community, orchard garden space/food sovereignty garden, nature path, or stairs to provide access from existing 2nd floor (alternative option to the elevator for childcare center access), new construction of Greenhouse/STEMS classroom space. The estimated budget including federal, state, and private grant funding is $1,854,000 USD. The site is located at 9575 Ethan Wade Way SE Snoqualmie WA. The estimated completion is late Spring 2024.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and is available by request by sending an email to email@example.com on weekdays.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s Tribal Services Office, which is responsible for receiving and responding to comments. All comments received by October 19, 2023, will be considered by the Snoqualmie Tribe prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe certifies to HUD that Robert de los Angeles in his capacity as Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe; (b) the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Seattle Regional office at 909 1st Ave #200, Seattle, WA 98104 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Robert de los Angeles, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman