The Agriculture Department is giving $154,730 to three American Indian groups in Nebraska to help improve business and provide job opportunities.
USDA rural development officials announced the grants Monday as part of a package of $3.2 million in grants nationwide.
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska's First Ponca Financial will receive $60,189 to provide education and support to Native American entrepreneurs.
The Winnebago Tribe will receive $54,541 to provide technical help to businesses through its Winnebago business development program.
The Little Priest Tribal College received a $40,000 grant to train tribe members on growing and marketing crops.