USDA awards grants to 3 Nevada tribes

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Updated: 8/23/2013 2:36 pm

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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Bubbles - 8/23/2013 2:45 PM
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Now that they are getting more taxpayer handouts will they still have to sell the 200 mustangs that haven't made it to the slaughter house yet?
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