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Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program - Democratic Underground

21.11.15

Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program - Democratic Underground: The move comes after a federal agency denied the Oglala Sioux Tribe's application for a grant that would have paid for the program on the Pine Ridge reservation for five more years. A copy of the application obtained by The Associated Press shows the tribe was seeking more than $3.6 million for a revamped program. However, federal officials rated the application poorly.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration gave the reservation the opportunity to make changes, but tribal officials didn't read the rejection letter until weeks after receiving it, when it was too late, Kevin Steele, spokesman for the Oglala Sioux Tribe said.


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