Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain to Receive $1.4 Million to Help Disabled Tribal Members Gain Employment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Spirit Lake Nation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians have been awarded a combined total of more than $1.4 million to assist tribal members with disabilities find employment.

The grants are part of the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Projects for American Indians with Disabilities, and are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Funding is as follows:

  • Spirit Lake $506,217
  • Turtle Mountain $900,000

“People with disabilities can more easily overcome obstacles to employment if they are given the tools and the chance they need,” Hoeven said. “By providing vocational rehabilitation, this funding will help people reintegrate into the workforce.”