NSU received $735,000 to improve child welfare services in the Cherokee Nation

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- Northeastern State University has received a five-year grant of $735,000 aimed at improving child welfare services in the Cherokee Nation.

The university's Department of Social Work will partner with the tribe to enhance and support child welfare services. The funding is from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, which is a service of the U.S. Children's Bureau.

Northeastern State University is one of 11 universities nationwide to receive the funding.

The funding also pays for eight internships for undergraduate students who are studying social work.

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