The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is one of 13 designated Promise Zones in the country, and one of only two tribal communities that have received a Promise Zone designation. Through this designation, our community will have the opportunity to work directly with federal, state, and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life for the Oglala Lakota Oyate.
$ MILLIONS AWARDED
between March, 2015 – December, 2015
We will assess overall infrastructure gaps and needs, facilitate planning based on local priorities, and oversee implementation of projects specifically identified for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
We will provide support to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and local partners to strengthen and streamline systems, centralize data, and identify areas of need to enhance development for long-term planning for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
We will improve the quality of life in areas of education, after school programming, extracurricular activities, training and job preparedness, and youth wellness and well-being.