Earlier this year, USDA Rural Development announced that the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California had been awarded a technical assistance grant to support the Tribe’s economic development planning efforts.
Under USDA 's Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) Initiative the Tribe is now working on the plan, including input from tribal elders, members, governance, staff and partners.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee is pleased to have the Washoe Tribe as one of 47 communities included in the national program.
“Economic development expands beyond state borders,” Cowee said. “This project is a bi-state effort that we hope will benefit individual tribal members, the Washoe Tribe and the region.”USDA’s Innovation Center created REDI to support recommendations identified in the Report to the President from the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.