State and Local Workforce Activities
(June 20, 2012)
USDA Announces Projects in 14 States to Support Job Creation, Training, and Small Business in Native American Communities
The Department of Agriculture this week announced the selection of 27 projects in 14 states to support small business and job creation opportunities and train workers in Native American communities.
Among the grants:
The Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology was selected to receive a $96,594 grant to develop a Native American technology network. The network will provide technical assistance to members of the Navajo and Fort Apache Reservations (White Mountain Apache). The Native American entrepreneurs will be able to access a mentor network comprised of business professionals who provide pro bono services. These reservations experience an unemployment rate more than 200 percent of the state rate. This project is projected to create 10 and save 20 jobs.
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