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People First present grant to ASBH

People First presents grant

People First Rapid City honored its first recipients of People First mini-grants at an open house January 28 at the Suzie Cappa Center. The purpose of this mini-grant is to provide additional opportunities to individuals with disabilities to live to their full potential and access additional resources.  The grants are focused in the areas of advocacy, medical needs, improved independence, education, employment, personal development, or a community project for people with disabilities.


People First is a group of individuals with disabilities who come together to learn to advocate for themselves and others. The local chapter of People First meets monthly at Black Hills Works. For more information, contact Lisa Batteen at (605) 718-6287 or email


Grantees are as follows:

  • Devan Dallman for assistive technology
  • SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy for riderships
  • Autism Society of the Black Hills for exploring sports and nature summer program
  • Sean Bach for assistive technology Margaret Parker for medical needs


People First members Nancy Weiss and Cindy Roan Eagle present a check to Sandy Burns from the Autism Society of the Black Hills. The group will use the money to explore sports and fund nature summer programs.

Reprinted from the Black Hills Works newsletter