Leech Lake Tribal College awarded $1.2 million in federal grants
CASS LAKE -- The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday more than $50.4 million in grant funding has been awarded to American Indian tribally controlled colleges and universities. Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake is the recipient of $1.2 million.
Ginny Carney, interim and former LLTC president, said the grant will support the college‚Äôs mission to provide quality higher education grounded in Anishinaabe values.
‚ÄúLeech Lake Tribal College is very grateful for -- and excited about -- being awarded a tribal college grant in the amount of $1,233,035 from the U.S. Department of Education,‚ÄĚ Carney said. ‚ÄúThis grant will greatly assist the college in fulfilling its mission by strengthening the quality of our cultural and academic programs, providing state-of-the-art technology and lab equipment for our students and improving the fiscal stability of the college.‚ÄĚ