BIA cites $33M in savings for Indian school construction
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be able to fund new Indian school construction projects with $33 million in savings.

The BIA received $134.6 million in construction funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Through favorable pricing and management, the BIA has been able to save money, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said.

“The Recovery Act has given us a great opportunity to meet some of our longstanding infrastructure challenges in Indian Country, including repairing and replacing schools. We’re thrilled to be able to fund these four additional projects that will improve the learning environments for additional Native American school children, while also creating additional jobs,” Echo Hawk said in a press release.

The $33 million will be used for four school projects.

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