Pine Ridge Promise Zone | USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation
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USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation

USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation

On June 22, the Oglala Lakota Community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sustainable and energy-self-sufficient community conceived and championed by the people who live there. At the ceremony, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined other federal, state, and tribal leaders to announce that USDA Rural Development is awarding $1.97 million to Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC) for a community center for the project, which in later phases will incorporate single- and multi-family housing, a small farm, an aquaponics greenhouse, a grocery store, powwow grounds, a youth center, a workforce development center, and more.

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