White Earth project receives $20,000 grant
The Presbyterian Committee in the Self-Development of People has awarded a $20,000 grant to White Earth Land Recovery Project. The Project is located on the White Earth Reservation in Callaway.
The project involves growing traditional American Indian foods that have been displaced. This will increase food production, increase local food consumption in schools on the reservation, and provide analysis of the nutritional and economic elements of the local food system.
The project will also provide a source of healthy produce for the elderly and diabetic population on the White Earth reservation.
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The church's program of self-development began in 1970 and each year awards grants totaling more than $2 million to groups in the United States and around the world.
The grants, which are funded through the PC(USA)'s One Great Hour of Sharing Offering, are given to projects that are owned and controlled by the economically poor community groups that benefit from them.
For more information on the PC(USA)'s Self-Development of People program, including information about how to apply for a grant, visit www.pcusa.org/sdop.
With 2.3 million members, the PC(USA) is the country's largest Presbyterian denomination. Its national offices are in Louisville, Ky.