WYANDOTTE – The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has received notification of award for a grant from the United States Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (HUD ICDBG).

The grant monies from the Block Grant will provide an opportunity for the creation of a Shooting Range and Training Center on 75 acres of tribally-owned land and will include a 3,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, a 12 station sporting clays course, a pistol and rifle range with an earthen berm, a Five Stand, and skeet/trap stations. The tribe will be one of the only entities in the four-state area offering all of these features in one location. In fact, the nearest multi-discipline shooting range is nearly 45 miles away from our tribal community.

The project is a step towards fulfilling the tribe's strategic planning goals for not only developing a sustainable business but providing a venue that will make our tribe a destination location. The project will most likely be completed by March of 2019.

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe is dedicated to excellence in our journey to build the tribe of the future. The Tribe provides numerous services and programs, such as the Elder Nutrition and Supportive Services, Children and Family Services, Community Health Services, Environmental Services, Family Violence Prevention, Grants, Health and Social Services, Library, Meth and Suicide Prevention, Tribal Housing, Tribal Police, Vehicle Registration, Vital Statistics, and a Wellness and Education Center to name a few. Go online to learn more about the Eastern Shawnee Tribe’s services, culture, and history at www.estoo-nsn.gov/. To learn more about this project, contact Chad Kelly at (918) 666-5151.

The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons. For more information about HUD, go online at https://www.hud.gov/.