USDA State Director Phil Cowee met recently with the Fallon Paiute Tribe to meet tribal leaders and see the new 15-passenger van the Tribe recently purchased with help from USDA Rural Development.Shown here, from left to right: Phil Cowee, Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Education Director Felicia Siyuja, and Tribal Grants Coordinator Sandra Hicks.
USDA Rural Development provided the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe $24,300 in Community Facility funds to purchase the van for the Tribe's Education Department.
Students can now be transported to job and vocational training at the local community college, and to transport younger students to local events. The Fallon Colony and Fallon Reservation, located in and near the City of Fallon has a population of just over 700. For more information on the Community Facility Program in Nevada, contact Community Programs Director Cheryl Couch at (775) 887-1222 Ext. 4760.