Little Big Horn College earns job-creation grant

Aug 11th, 2011 | By | Category: 23-1: Beyond Racism, Tribal College News

In April, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced $717,000 in grants to support business development and job creation through the Navajo Nation of Window Rock, AZ; the Campo Band of Mission Indians of Campo, CA; and Little Big Horn College of Crow Agency, MT.

Among the three grants was $67,000 to the Little Big Horn College (LBHC) to conduct a cost study, preliminary architectural report, and environmental assessment of a LEED-certified Education and Technology Training Center (ETTC) to serve members of the Crow Tribe.

“The ETTC will provide a direct pathway to training and skill advancement that will result in direct employment with energy projects such as the Absaloka mine north of the Crow Reservation and in the research and development of 100% synthetic jet fuels produced from the future Manystars/Crow Tribal Coal-To-Liquid Plant,” says Dr. David Yarlott, Jr., president of Little Big Horn College.

For more information about the U.S. Economic Development Administration, visit www.eda.gov, and to learn more about Little Big Horn College, visit www.lbhc.edu.

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