USDA Announces $1.97 Million for New Community Center on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

22 06 2015

“Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD, June 22, 2015 – Today, Leslie Wheelock, Director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Tribal Relations joined other federal, state, and Tribal leaders to announce $1.97 million to Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC) for a community center serving the Oglala Lakota community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The announcement was made at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Regenerative Community which plans to build additional housing, a small farm, an aquaponics greenhouse, a grocery store, powwow grounds and a youth center on the Reservation. Today’s funding announcement is for Phase One of the project.”

For more information, visit the USDA Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/sd.

For expert assistance in community development funding projects: don@sparrowhawkco.com

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