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This is the concept of the 28,500 square foot facility designed by Williams & Associates Architecture, Inc.
This is the concept of the 28,500 square foot facility designed by Williams & Associates Architecture, Inc.
Rural America Initiatives website
March 31, 2017

Rural America Initiatives Receives $1 million Grant towards new Head Start

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation granted the Rural America Initiatives $1 million towards their new head start facility reports the Rapid City Journal.  The grant brings them within $2 million of the projected $6.9 million needed for the project.  Other funds will come from the Rapid City Vision Fund, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota, and other business and individual donors.  

Currently young students utilize modular structures that are spread among various locations in North Rapid and the Sioux San Hospital.  The new site has yet to be revealed according to the Rapid City Journal, but will concentrate all of the resources to one location.  The Head Start and Early Head Start programs have an enrollment of 130 students.  The program works exclusively with Native American students.

For more information about Rural America Initiatives, you can visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network online archives.  You can learn more about the Rapid City Vision Fund by visiting the Black Hills Knowledge Network issue hub.

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