Explore this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from the Chugachmiut Grant Department for February 20, 2024! Discover the latest grant opportunities available. If you find a grant you’d like to pursue, please reach out to us via email at grants@chugachmiut.org or give us a call at 907-562-4155. We apologize for the delay of the newsletter.

Check out this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from Chugachmiut Grant department for February 5, 2024! Get a snapshot of the latest available grant opportunities. If you see a grant you would like to pursue, please email us at grants@chugachmiut.org or call 907-562-4155.

Cama’i! Chugachmiut’s Nupuat Newsletter winter edition will be published in March 2024, and we are putting out a call for submissions for content.

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Check out this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from Chugachmiut Grant department for January 2, 2024! Get a snapshot of the latest available grant opportunities. If you see a grant you would like to pursue, please email us at grants@chugachmiut.org or call 907-562-4155.

HEALTH

Forecast: Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

DHHS: Administration for Children and Families

DEADLINE: April 8, 2024 (estimated)

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (federally recognized and other than federally

recognized); non-profits and others

Funds will support 5-year cooperative agreements between ACF and federally recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations interested in developing, implementing, sustaining, or expanding an evidence-based home visiting program serving expectant families and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten. Awards will support implementation of high-quality, culturally grounded, evidence-based home visiting services to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families and children; implementation of performance measurement and continuous quality improvement systems; development of early childhood systems; and participation in research and evaluation activities to build evidence around home visiting, particularly in tribal communities. Home visiting programs are intended to promote outcomes such as improved maternal and prenatal health, infant health, and child health and development; reduced child maltreatment; improved parenting practices related to child development outcomes; improved school readiness; improved family socio-economic status; improved coordination of referrals to community resources and supports; and reduced incidence of injuries, crime, and domestic violence. (Note: this is a forecast. The estimated postdate is February 8, 2024)

Tribal Management Grant Program

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service

DEADLINE: March 14, 2024

AWARDS: $50,000-$150,000; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (both Federally recognized and other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

The purpose of this program is to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TO) in assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, functions, services, and activities (PFSAs) through a title I Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) contract and assist established title I ISDEAA contractors and title V ISDEAA compactors to further develop and improve management capability. In addition, Tribal Management Grants are available to T/TOs under the authority of 25 U.S.C. 5322(e) for the following: 1. Obtaining technical assistance from providers designated by the T/TO (including T/TOs that operate mature contracts) for the purposes of program planning and evaluation, including the development of any management systems necessary for contract management, and the development of cost allocation plans for indirect cost rates. 2. Planning, designing, monitoring, and evaluating Federal programs serving T/TOs, including Federal administrative functions.

Grant forecast: Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

DEADLINE: April 22, 2024

AWARDS: $100,000-$400,000

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (both federally recognized and other than federally recognized), non-profits, other The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2024 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaska Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. (Note: this is a forecast. Estimated application post date: Feb. 1, 2024).

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Tribal Management Grant Program

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service

DEADLINE: March 14, 2024

AWARDS: $50,000-$150,000; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (both Federally recognized and other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

The purpose of this program is to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TO) in assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, functions, services, and activities (PFSAs) through a title I Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) contract and assist established title I ISDEAA contractors and title V ISDEAA compactors to further develop and improve management capability. In addition, Tribal Management Grants are available to T/TOs under the authority of 25 U.S.C. 5322(e) for the following: 1. Obtaining technical assistance from providers designated by the T/TO (including T/TOs that operate mature contracts) for the purposes of program planning and evaluation, including the development of any management systems necessary for contract management, and the development of cost allocation plans for indirect cost rates. 2. Planning, designing, monitoring, and evaluating Federal programs serving T/TOs, including Federal administrative functions.

Fiscal Year 2023 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Department of Homeland Security, FEMA

DEADLINE: Feb. 29, 2024

AWARDS: not specified ; match required (Generally, the cost share for this program is 75% federal / 25% non-federal)

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), state governments, others FEMA will provide financial assistance to eligible BRIC applicants for the following activities:

  • Capability and Capacity-Building activities – activities that enhance the knowledge, skills, and expertise of the current workforce to expand or improve the administration of mitigation assistance.
  • Hazard Mitigation Projects – cost-effective projects designed to increase resilience and public safety; reduce injuries and loss of life; and reduce damage and destruction to property, critical services, facilities, and infrastructure (including natural systems) from a multitude of natural hazards, including drought, wildfire, earthquakes, extreme heat, and the effects of climate change; and
  • Management Costs – financial assistance to reimburse the recipient and subrecipient for eligible and reasonable indirect costs, direct administrative costs, and other administrative expenses associated with a specific mitigation measure or project in an amount up to 15% of the total amount of the grant award, of which not more than 10% of the total award amount may be used by the recipient and 5% by the subrecipient for such costs generally.

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Environmental Protection Agency

DEADLINE: Nov. 21, 2024

AWARDS: Track I grants are expected to be $10-$20 million; Track II grants are expected to be $1-$3

million each. No match.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a partnership between two community-based nonprofit organizations or a partnership between a CBO and one of the following: a federally recognized Tribe, a local government, or an institution of higher education.

The Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant program (Community Change Grants)

will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation. The EPA will consider applications under two separate tracks:

  • Track I applications – Community-Driven Investments for Change will focus on multi-faceted applications with Climate Action and Pollution Reduction Strategies to meaningfully improve the environmental, climate, and resilience conditions affecting disadvantaged communities. Awards are expected to be $10-20 million each and cannot exceed $20 million. Examples of projects include Green infrastructure development, Energy efficient housing, Microgrid installation, disaster preparedness “community resilience hubs,” landfill work, workforce development, and more.
  • Track II applications – Meaningful Engagement for Equitable Governance will facilitate the engagement of disadvantaged communities in governmental processes to advance environmental and climate justice. Awards are expected to be $1-3 million each. Track II applications should focus on breaking down systemic barriers to community participation in government processes impacting environmental and climate justice. This can be done by creating engagement and feedback mechanisms with two-way communications between community members and government decision makers. Applications should focus on ways to provide disadvantaged communities with information about issues that directly impact them, while simultaneously creating mechanisms for the government to gather input to ensure community needs inform decision-making and are integrated into government processes and policies. CFDA Number: 66.616

NATURAL RESOURCES

Native American Affairs Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2024

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

DEADLINE: March 12, 2024

AWARDS: $1-$400,000

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

The objective of this NOFO is to invite federally recognized Indian Tribes to submit proposals for financial assistance for projects and activities that develop, manage, and protect tribal water and related resources.

Bureau of Land Management Alaska IIJA/IRA Good Neighbor Authority

Department of the Interior

DEADLINE: May 24, 2024

AWARDS: $5,000-$800,000; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) State governments, County governments

The Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) is intended to facilitate partnerships with states, counties, and federally recognized Indian tribes to plan and implement forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration projects. The GNA authority specifically authorizes treating insect-and disease-infested trees; reducing hazardous fuels; any other activities to restore or improve forest, rangeland, and watershed health, including fish and wildlife habitat. GNA applies to Federal land, non-Federal land, and land owned by an Indian tribe.

LANGUAGE, CULTURE & PRESERVATION

Landmarks of American History and Culture

National Endowment for the Humanities

DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2024

AWARD: Up to $190,000; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), state, city and township governments, nonprofits, others

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs is accepting applications for the Landmarks of American History and Culture program. The program supports a series of one-week residential, virtual, and combined format workshops across the nation to enhance how K-12 educators and higher education faculty and humanities professionals incorporate place- based approaches to humanities teaching and scholarship.

NEA Grants for Arts Projects 1

National Endowment for the Arts

DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2024

AWARD: $10,000-$150,000; 1:1 match

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), public and private institutions of higher education, others

Through project-based funding, this program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well- being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.

Historic Preservation Fund – Tribal Heritage Grants

Department of the Interior, National Park Service

DEADLINE: Feb. 20, 2024

AWARD: $15,000-$75,000; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

The National Historic Preservation Act authorizes grants to federally recognized Tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. It focuses on: Traditional skills, oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices.

Forecast: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

Dept. of Health and Human Services, Admin. for Children and Families

DEADLINE: March 31, 2024

AWARD: $100,000-$300,000; 20% match required

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized and other than Federally

recognized tribal governments), nonprofits, others

The program provides funding for community-based projects that ensure continuing vitality of Native languages through immersion-based instruction. Programs funded under the EMI notice of funding opportunity must meet the requirements for either a Native American Language Nest, or a Native American Survival School. Language Nests are “site-based educational programs that- (i) provide instruction and child care through the use of a Native American language for at least 5 children under the age of 7 for an average of at least 500 hours per year per student,” and Native American Survival Schools are “site-based educational programs for school-age students that- (i) provide an average of at least 500 hours of instruction through the use of 1 or more Native American languages for at least 10 students for whom a Native American language survival school is their principal place of instruction.”

Forecast: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families – ANA

DEADLINE: April 22, 2024

AWARD: $100,000-$300,000

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (federally recognized or other than federally recognized), nonprofits and others

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces that it will be soliciting applications for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance program. This program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community’s language preservation goals. (Note: this is a forecast. The application is estimated to drop Jan. 22.)

NEA Challenge America, FY2025

National Endowment for the Arts

DEADLINE: April 25, 2024

AWARD: $10,000; 1:1 match

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits, institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized only), school districts, others

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural contributions to share that are underserved. The program is rooted in principles that include, but are not limited to, our recognition that: • Some groups/communities and some geographic areas with rich cultural identities have limited grant funding opportunities, and/or have been historically underserved by national arts funding; • Some small organizations may face barriers to accessing grant funding; and • Some applicants to the NEA may benefit from enhanced technical assistance resources.

Forecast: Cultural and Community Resilience

National Endowment for the Humanities

DEADLINE: May 1, 2024 (estimated)

The Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies. (Note: this is a forecast. The estimated post date is February 21, 2024)

Forecast: Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

National Endowment for the Humanities

ESTIMATED DEADLINE: Sept. 12, 2024

AWARD: Up to $300,000; 1:1 match required

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), nonprofits, state, town and city governments, and more.

The Climate Smart Humanities Organizations program supports comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Projects will result in climate action and adaptation planning documents or similar detailed assessments including prioritized, measurable actions and their expected outcomes. Full funding announcement expected in June 2024.

Publishing Historical Records Collaborative Digital Editions

National Archives and Records Administration

DEADLINE: Nov. 2, 2024

AWARD: Up to $125,000; with match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), nonprofits, state governments, institutions of higher education, others

 The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish online editions of historical records. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. Projects that center the voices and document the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are especially welcome.

OTHER

Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement Program

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service

DEADLINE: Feb. 19, 2024

AWARD: $180,000; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

The purpose of this Planning Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program and to existing Self Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded PSFAs. Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act requires a Tribe or Tribal organization to complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe. The planning phase must include legal and budgetary research and internal Tribal government planning and organizational preparation relating to the administration of health care programs.

Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)

Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service

DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2024

AWARD: There is no maximum grant amount, however, smaller grants are given higher priority; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits, institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), County and state governments

The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation. Applications will compete in two categories: business opportunity grants and business enterprise grants, for use in funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas. Some examples of Enterprise grant projects: training and technical assistance, pollution control, rural distance job training, rural transportation improvement. Some examples of Opportunity grant projects: technology-based economic development, feasibility studies and business plans, leadership and entrepreneur training.

AmeriCorps State and National Native Nation Grants

AmeriCorps

DEADLINE: April 5, 2024

AWARD: Not specified; match is required

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized and other than federally recognized tribal governments); others

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations (Use Section C.1. Eligible Applicants) proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/ practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving.

AmeriCorps State and National Native Nation Planning Grants

AmeriCorps

DEADLINE: April 6, 2024

AWARD: Up to $240,000; match is required but there are waivers available in some cases

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized and other than federally recognized tribal governments); others

AmeriCorps planning grants provide support to a grant recipient to develop an AmeriCorps program that will engage AmeriCorps members in implementing evidence-based interventions to solve community problems. Grant recipients are awarded up to $240,000 for a 12-month planning period and are encouraged to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle if they deem the fit with AmeriCorps to be of use to their community. A planning grant may not be used to support AmeriCorps members. Applicants will apply for a Cost Reimbursement grant. The project period is no more than a year, with a start date proposed by the applicant. The project start date may not occur prior to the date AmeriCorps awards the grant.

NAGPRA Repatriation Grants

Department of the Interior, National Park Service

DEADLINE: May 9, 2024

AWARD: $1,000-$25,000; no match

ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized and other than Federally recognized), nonprofits, state governments, others

Grant funds must be used for repatriation under NAGPRA, which means the transfer of control of Native American human remains and/or cultural items to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Repatriation includes disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains (CUI) according to 43 CFR § 10.11. Repatriation projects defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial, and/or storage of NAGPRA-related human remains and/or cultural items.

UPCOMING TRAININGS & WEBINARS

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The Money Monday newsletter is a weekly publication by the Chugachmiut Grants Department that highlights relevant and current funding opportunities. It provides an overview of the grants in a wide range of areas including healthcare, infrastructure, natural resource management, heritage preservation, economic development, and more. The Grants Department carefully curates the list and only includes opportunities that are of potential interest to communities in the region. Included grant opportunities are due at least 30 days in advance to ensure enough time to adequately produce the most competitive application possible. Subscribe by contacting us at grants@chugachmiut.org or call 907-562-4155 and ask for Victoria. Download the newsletter at www.chugachmiut.org or check out our Facebook page.

Chugachmiut’s Nupuat Newsletter Winter Edition is available!

Topics in the Nupuat Newsletter – Winter Edition

  • Career Opportunities
  • Behavioral Health Crisis Line
  • Llangcarwik Recovery Camp
  • Burial Assistance Resources
  • Memorial Day Event by Chugach Arts Council
  • Realty Department Update
  • Kanarlluk Bear Gut Raincoat Workshop & 2024 Statewide Elders & Youth Council Representatives Elected
  • Celebrate 50 Years with Chugachmiut
  • Nunaka: My Village Wins Again
  • Story Submission – Our Beloved Red Salmon By Mandy Wood
  • Trust & Land Management Division
  • Health Services Division News
  • Christmas Card Design Contest
  • Employee Spotlight
  • Money Monday Newsletter

📸About the Cover: Crew members on an integrated team from Denali Wildland Fire Module and Yukon Fire Crew were working on a tower while on assignment in Delta over the summer. Pictured: Apachi Rivers (underneath tower), Keenan Lacy (on ladder), Gavin Bennett (holding ladder at left), Ernest David (holding ladder at right) and Rudolf Smith – Yukon (on top of tower).

Nupuat is a quarterly publication of Chugachmiut, the tribal not-for-profit organization serving the Alaska Native peoples of the Chugach Region. If you need to update your mailing address, please email us at media@chugachmiut.org.

View previous editions here.

Check out this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from Chugachmiut Grant department for December 26, 2023! Get a snapshot of the latest available grant opportunities. If you see a grant you would like to pursue, please email us at grants@chugachmiut.org or call 907-562-4155.

Check out this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from Chugachmiut Grant department for December 18, 2023! Get a snapshot of the latest available grant opportunities. If you see a grant you would like to pursue, please email us at grants@chugachmiut.org or call 907-562-4155.

Check out this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from Chugachmiut Grant department for October 30, 2023! Get a snapshot of the latest available grant opportunities. If you see a grant you would like to pursue, please email us at grants@chugachmiut.org or call 907-562-4155.

Check out this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from Chugachmiut Grant department for October 9, 2023! Get a snapshot of the latest available grant opportunities. If you see a grant you would like to pursue, please email us at grants@chugachmiut.org or call 907-562-4155.

Nupuat is a quarterly publication of Chugachmiut, the tribal not-for-profit organization serving the Alaska Native peoples of the Chugach Region. If you need to update your mailing address, please email us at media@chugachmiut.org.

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