Friday, June 5, 2009

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes benefit from stimulus

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes benefit from stimulus
Friday, May 29, 2009

The _Shoshone-Bannock Tribes_
( have received $1.3 million from the _American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act_
( of 2009 and are hoping to get more funds for projects on the
Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho.
The tribe is using the $1.3 million for road maintenance and repair. "It
will take care of a lot of the roads that have the potholes," executive
director Angelo Gonzales told KIFI-TV.
The tribe has already spent $19.7 million on a new justice center and
hopes to land $3.5 million in stimulus funds to continue the project. "It will
give us a place to update our courts. We'll be able to also advance our
judges in their training and get police officers training updated. It gives us
such a big, big economy boost. So, it will bring us to the 21st century,"
Gonzales said.
Get the Story:
_Stimulus Money Helping Shoshone-Bannock Tribes _
) (KIFI-TV 5/28)
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
( | _S.1_

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