MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is getting $200,000 from the federal government to build a farmers market pavilion.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the funding this week for the tribe, which has a reservation near Mount Pleasant. The money is from the USDA's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, which is using new grants to send funds to communities in 19 states.
In a statement, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says the tribe will help expand Mount Pleasant's market by constructing a pavilion to increase access to local foods. The Michigan Democrat says the pavilion project is expected to create about 33 jobs.