Oct 26, 2012 6:48 AM by Kate Richards

Native American Tribes get millions to aid children

FULTON, Mich. (AP) - Three American Indian tribes are getting more than $4.1 million from the federal government to help improve the health and well-being of children.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi says it is getting the grant along with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi. A Monday event to accept the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding is planned in southwestern Michigan.

The grant is from Project LAUNCH, which stands for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health.

The aim of the funding is to help address the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and behavioral well-being of children from birth to age eight, as well as expectant mothers and families.



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