Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $49,000
For this project, the Hays-Lodgepole Public School and the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council assessed the feasibility of designing, constructing, operating, and facilitating housing and supportive services to improve health and education outcomes for homeless youth on the Fort Belknap Reservation. The project successfully created 15 new community partnerships bringing together tribal leadership, community members, and youth over the course of 10 planning meetings. The finalized feasibility study includes two site options for the youth shelter along with an overall floor and feasibility plan that will allow the tribal planners to seek funding for the second phase of the project which will involve the construction of the facility.