The Cherokee Preservation Foundation Awards $2.4 Million in Grants

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation Awards $2.4 Million in Grants

The has announced eighteen grants totaling more than $2.4 million to improve the quality of life for members of the in North Carolina.

Recipients include the , which will  use its grant to preserve, expand, and use river cane on the Robbinsville High School campus and develop an outdoor classroom with interpretive signage about the plant; the EBCI Division of Commerce, which was awarded a grant in support of its marketing efforts on behalf of the Greater Cherokee Tourism Council for 2015; and the , which will use its grant to implement the STEM-E framework in Cherokee Central and western North Carolina school districts.

Recipients of grants awarded in support of efforts to engage youth include , which will use the funds to improve and expand Cherokee language instruction during the school year and at its Language and Culture Summer School; the , which, in partnership with the foundation and , will work to provide local youth with an international indigenous cultural experience through an eco-study tour in Costa Rica; and the , which will use the funds to continue its youth leadership development activities.

"." Cherokee Preservation Foundation Press Release 09/23/2014.