CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Three Nevada tribes have been awarded $112,800 in combined grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rural economic development.
Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe along the Nevada-Oregon line will receive $22,800 for a feasibility and marketing study on a planned family restaurant to be located on the tribe's new travel plaza.
The Ely Shoshone Tribe will use its $20,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study to identify business opportunities associated with woodcutting and pinyon pine nut collection.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will use $70,000 to complete a feasibility study and business plan for the tribe's small business enterprise and explore possible expansion of its telecommunications system. The tribe previously received $7 million in stimulus funds to lay fiber optic cable throughout the reservation.
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