SOURCE: Barona Band of Mission Indians

Barona Band of Mission Indians

October 07, 2014 16:59 ET

Barona Tribe Selects Army and Navy Academy to Receive Next Education Grant

Carlsbad Academy for Boys Will Use $5,000 Grant to Establish a School Television Station

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - The Barona Band of Mission Indians awarded another $5,000 education grant to the Army and Navy Academy, a college-prep boarding school for boys in grades 7 through 12. The grant application for the Carlsbad academy was sponsored by Assemblyman Rocky Chavez.

The Army and Navy Academy will use the grant to purchase technology equipment for an academy television station which will include wireless microphones, a crane mount jib and a teleprompter. Extracurricular activities are very important to students at the Carlsbad school which features a rigorous academic schedule with an emphasis on leadership.

"The Barona Education Grant program has provided updated technology and crucial educational tools to 474 schools since beginning in 2006," said Clifford LaChappa, Chairman of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. "Each school selected features a community dedicated to improving education and we are honored to help establish a television station for such a well-respected academy."

Since 2006, the Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded over $2.3 million to 474 schools statewide to help bridge school budget gaps and share resources through its Barona Education Grant Program.

The program is the first of its kind in California created and administered by a Tribal Government. The goal of the program is to create strong educational opportunities for the children of California building upon the success of the Barona Indian Charter School, which operates under a continuous improvement model. Schools throughout California can apply for educational grants from Barona to purchase much needed supplies and materials that promote academic improvement. Each grant awarded by the Barona Education Grant Program is $5,000. Applications can be downloaded at

About the Barona Band of Mission Indians
The Barona Band of Mission Indians, recognized by the United States government as a sovereign nation, has lived on the Barona Indian Reservation in rural eastern San Diego County since 1932. Prior to that, the Tribe lived on the Capitan Grande Reservation which was established by the federal government in 1875. Long before living on a reservation, the Tribe traveled across Southern California in tune with the seasons and what nature provided. Today, the sovereign nation, governed by an elected Tribal Council, is serving its Tribal members, their families, and sharing with the San Diego region. One of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country, Barona also owns and operates the Barona Resort & Casino, San Diego's leading gaming resort, casino and golf course. For more information, visit

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