Red Lake to build new chemical dependency treatment center
BEMIDJI—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians nearly $13 million of funding to be used for four tribal projects, including a new chemical dependency treatment center.
According to a USDA news release, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the funding Monday. The funds, granted in the form of direct loans, will be used to build the nearly $5 million treatment center, a $2.2 million fire hall in Ponemah, a $2.8 million fire department in the city of Red Lake and a nearly $3 million dialysis center.
The treatment center, which will have 16 beds, group meeting rooms and visitation areas, is the result of a task force formed by President Barack Obama and run by Vilsack, which was created to address opioid misuse in rural areas, the release said.