Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing obtained a US Department of Agriculture Water and Environmental Grant for $999,317 to upgrade the condemned Wounded Knee lagoon in late 2014. We had trouble finding an Architecture & Engineering contractor and then signed an Memorandum of Agreement with the Indian Health Service. IHS will complete the design in late 2016 and construction will be done in 2017. In doing the design we estimated the costs to also expand the lagoon to place all the buildings in the community on the system. On April 22, 2016, we submitted a request to for an additional $436,676 to USDA based on the design and need for expansion.