General support for training and technical assistance to develop effective, accountable grassroots leadership in African-American communities in rural Mississippi and throughout the South


Southern Echo

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Total Amount
Grant approval
$500,000 – April 2009
Approval date
April 2009
Start date
February 2009
End date
January 2011
Grant type
Civic participation
Civil and Human Rights
Education and scholarship
Fair economies
Government policy and practice
Urban and rural land management
Benefiting location
United States


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