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

MONEY MONDAY NEWSLETTER

NOTE: Grants listed below are at least 6 weeks away from deadline to allow adequate time to prepare an application. If you see a grant you would like to pursue or want more information, email us at grants@chugachmiut.org.

Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages
Department of Housing and Urban Development
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2024
AWARDS:
$500,000-$5 million; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

The primary objective of the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons of low-and moderate-incomes. Projects funded by the ICDBG program must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR 1003.208). These are competitive grants and are the subject of this NOFO.b. Imminent Threat Grants. Projects funded with Imminent Threat grant funds are to address issues that have an immediate negative impact on public health or safety of tribal residents. You do not have to apply for an Imminent Threat grant by the deadline established in this NOFO. These funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis until the amount set aside for this purpose is expended. The Imminent Threat request must be submitted to the Area Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) for your region in accordance with ONAP Program Guidance 2018-04, “Imminent Threat Grants” and the requirements in 24 CFR part 1003 subpart E. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

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 under Track I 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 under Track II 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. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program for Indian Tribes
State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Home Energy Rebates, U.S. Department of Energy, State and Community Program, Golden Field Office
DEADLINE: Rolling and open until May 31, 2025
AWARDS: Allocated by formula
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (both federally recognized and other than federally recognized), non-profits, other
Eligibility: Indian tribes, a consortium of tribes or a tribally authorized third party agent

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs has up to $225 million to grant to Tribal governments and Alaska Native entities for Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates. This program will provide up to $14,000 per eligible household for energy efficiency and electrification home upgrades. It’s recommended to submit letter of intent to apply by May 15, 2024. To learn more information about the program and see a list of allocations, visit https://shorturl.at/mtBLX.

Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2024
AWARDS:
$50,000-$960,000
ELIGIBILITY: State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally
recognized)Department of the Interior is working with partners to identify, enhance, and collaborate on Early Detection and Rapid Response activities, build new tools, and support coordinated processes to proactively find and eradicate new invasive species before they establish, spread, and cause harm. Specifics include identifying high risk invasive species and invasion hotspots across the nation to inform early detection efforts, developing molecular tools to aid detection capabilities, expanding capacity for on-the-ground rapid response actions, including the establishment of a pilot Rapid Response Fund for aquatic invasive species, and creating an online clearinghouse where managers can share current information to guide implementation. The Rapid Response Fund addresses the need for readily available financial resources to assess and support response actions for quick containment or eradication of newly detected species. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2024
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted continuously between March 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024
AWARD: $500-$1,000,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) State governments, County governments, institutions of higher education, school districts, others

The National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. Activities proposed under this award may include project planning and feasibility studies, engineering and design, permitting, on-the-ground fish passage restoration, near-term implementation monitoring, project outreach, and capacity to manage these project-related activities. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management Alaska Aquatic Resource Management
Department of the Interior
DEADLINE: July 15, 2024
AWARD: $5,000-$160,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), nonprofits, State governments, County governments, institutions of higher education, school districts, others

The National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. Activities proposed under this award may include project planning and feasibility studies, engineering and design, permitting, on-the-ground fish passage restoration, near-term implementation monitoring, project outreach, and capacity to manage these project-related activities. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

Historic Preservation Training Center Facility Management and Historic Preservation Emerging Professional Engagement
Department of the Interior, National Park Service
DEADLINE:
July 3, 2024
AWARDS:
$200,000-$400,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others

The program objective is to support and stimulate preservation trades and project work on NPS cultural resources through hosting pre-apprentice-style and pre-professional experiences for emerging professionals in the fields of facility management and cultural resource restoration and rehabilitation. Specifically, the program focuses on engaging existing students and graduates of trade schools focused on historic preservation skills and knowledge (such as those listed on The Campaign for Historic Trades website) or other facility relevant trades and fields (e.g. water/wastewater management, engineering, architecture, project management, etc.) and degree programs applicable to public land facility management who are looking for opportunities to apply their education to real-life projects. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

Cultural Resources Management Services
Department of the Interior, National Park Service
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2024
AWARDS:
$25,000-$2,500,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others

The National Park Service seeks to work with partners to collaboratively conduct a variety of activities, including, but not limited to the named studies outlined in NPS-28: Cultural Resource Management Guideline: Archeological Identification/Evaluation Studies; Archival Records Management Plans; Collection Management Plan (CMP); Cultural Affiliation Study and Lineal Descent Studies; Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI); Ethnohistory and Ethnography; Exhibit Plan and Design (EPD); General Management Plan (GMP); Oral History interviews, transcription and archival processing; Park and Program Administrative History; Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans; more. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

NEA Our Town, FY 2025

National Endowment for the Arts
DEADLINE:
Aug. 1, 2024
AWARDS:
$25,000-$150,000; match required (see below)
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Successful Our Town projects demonstrate a specific role for arts, culture, and design as part of strategies for strengthening local communities, ultimately centering equity and laying the groundwork for long-term systems change tailored to community needs and opportunities. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

Media Projects

National Endowment for the Humanities
DEADLINE:
Aug. 14, 2024
AWARDS: $1-$1 million; no match
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others

This program supports collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop content grounded in humanities scholarship and prepare documentary films and television, radio programs, and podcasts that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. NEH makes Media Projects awards at two levels: Development and Production. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

Forecast: Climate Smart Humanities Organizations
National Endowment for the Humanities
DEADLINE: Sept. 12, 2024 (estimated)
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. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

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 welcomed. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

ABOUT THE MONEY MONDAY NEWSLETTER

The Money Monday newsletter is a weekly publication by the Chugachmiut Grants Department that highlights funding opportunities that may be relevant to tribes in the Chugach Region. Subscribe by contacting us at grants@chugachmiut.org. You can also download the newsletter at chugachmiut.org or check out our Facebook page.

Explore this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from the Chugachmiut Grant Department for May 13, 2024! Discover the latest grant opportunities available. If you find a grant you’d like to pursue, please reach out to us at grants@chugachmiut.org or (907) 562-4155.

MONEY MONDAY NEWSLETTER

NOTE: Grants listed below are at least 6 weeks away from deadline to allow adequate time to prepare an application. If you see a grant you would like to pursue or want more information, email us at grants@chugachmiut.org.

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 under Track I 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 under Track II 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. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program for Indian Tribes
State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Home Energy Rebates, U.S. Department of Energy, State and Community Program, Golden Field Office
DEADLINE: Rolling and open until May 31, 2025
AWARDS: Allocated by formula
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (both federally recognized and other than federally recognized), non-profits, other Eligibility: Indian tribes, a consortium of tribes or a tribally authorized third party agent.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs has up to $225 million to grant to Tribal governments and Alaska Native entities for Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates. This program will provide up to $14,000 per eligible household for energy efficiency and electrification home upgrades. It’s recommended to submit letter of intent to apply by May 15, 2024. To learn more information about the program and see a list of allocations, visit https://shorturl.at/mtBLX.

Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2024
AWARDS:
$50,000-$960,000
ELIGIBILITY: State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Department of the Interior is working with partners to identify, enhance, and collaborate on Early Detection and Rapid Response activities, build new tools, and support coordinated processes to proactively find and eradicate new invasive species before they establish, spread, and cause harm. Specifics include identifying high risk invasive species and invasion hotspots across the nation to inform early detection efforts, developing molecular tools to aid detection capabilities, expanding capacity for on-the-ground rapid response actions, including the establishment of a pilot Rapid Response Fund for aquatic invasive species, and creating an online clearinghouse where managers can share current information to guide implementation. The Rapid Response Fund addresses the need for readily available financial resources to assess and support response actions for quick containment or eradication of newly detected species. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2024
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted continuously between March 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024
AWARD: $500-$1,000,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) State governments, County governments, institutions of higher education, school districts, others

The National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. Activities proposed under this award may include project planning and feasibility studies, engineering and design, permitting, on-the-ground fish passage restoration, near-term implementation monitoring, project outreach, and capacity to manage these project-related activities. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

Historic Preservation Training Center Facility Management and Historic Preservation Emerging Professional Engagement
Department of the Interior, National Park Service
DEADLINE:
July 3, 2024
AWARDS:
$200,000-$400,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others
The program objective is to support and stimulate preservation trades and project work on NPS cultural resources through hosting pre-apprentice-style and pre-professional experiences for emerging professionals in the fields of facility management and cultural resource restoration and rehabilitation. Specifically, the program focuses on engaging existing students and graduates of trade schools focused on historic preservation skills and knowledge (such as those listed on The Campaign for Historic Trades website) or other facility relevant trades and fields (e.g. water/wastewater management, engineering, architecture, project management, etc.) and degree programs applicable to public land facility management who are looking for opportunities to apply their education to real-life projects. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

Cultural Resources Management Services
Department of the Interior, National Park Service
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2024
AWARDS:
$25,000-$2,500,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others
The National Park Service seeks to work with partners to collaboratively conduct a variety of activities, including, but not limited to the named studies outlined in NPS-28: Cultural Resource Management Guideline: Archeological Identification/Evaluation Studies; Archival Records Management Plans; Collection Management Plan (CMP); Cultural Affiliation Study and Lineal Descent Studies; Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI); Ethnohistory and Ethnography; Exhibit Plan and Design (EPD); General Management Plan (GMP); Oral History interviews, transcription and archival processing; Park and Program Administrative History; Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans; more. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

NEA Our Town, FY 2025
National Endowment for the Arts
DEADLINE:
Aug. 1, 2024
AWARDS:
$25,000-$150,000; match required (see below)
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Successful Our Town projects demonstrate a specific role for arts, culture, and design as part of strategies for strengthening local communities, ultimately centering equity and laying the groundwork for long-term systems change tailored to community needs and opportunities. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

Forecast: Climate Smart Humanities Organizations
National Endowment for the Humanities
DEADLINE: Sept. 12, 2024 (estimated)
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. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

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 welcomed. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

A Cultural Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC)
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control
DEADLINE: June 28, 2024
AWARD: $300,000-$1,450,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized AND other than federally recognized), others

Leading with culture, A Cultural Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) strategies combine (1) community-chosen cultural practices that are family centered to build resilience and connections to community, family, culture, and wellness; (2) policy, systems, and environmental changes (PSE) to build clinical-community linkages (CCLs) to support screening and assessing for chronic diseases and their risk factors (commercial tobacco use, diabetes and pre-diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and oral disease), and making referrals to clinical care, community-based organizations, and/or social service organizations for evidence-based and evidence-informed chronic disease prevention and management programs, including self-management and self-monitoring; and (3) PSEs and programs that promote wellness, prevent disease, and address nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes (built environment, food and nutrition, tobacco-free policy, and social connectedness), in a culturally appropriate manner. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

ABOUT THE MONEY MONDAY NEWSLETTER

The Money Monday newsletter is a weekly publication by the Chugachmiut Grants Department that highlights funding opportunities that may be relevant to tribes in the Chugach Region. Subscribe by contacting us at grants@chugachmiut.org. You can also download the newsletter at chugachmiut.org or check out our Facebook page.

Explore this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from the Chugachmiut Grant Department for May 6, 2024! Discover the latest grant opportunities available. If you find a grant you’d like to pursue, please reach out to us at grants@chugachmiut.org or (907) 562-4155.

MONEY MONDAY NEWSLETTER

NOTE: Grants listed below are at least 6 weeks away from deadline to allow adequate time to prepare an application. If you see a grant you would like to pursue or want more information, email us at grants@chugachmiut.org.

Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
DEADLINE: June 17, 2024
AWARD: $100,000-$15,000,000; with match
ELIGIBILITY: Local or regional governmental organizations; multicounty special districts; states; multistate group of governments; or a tribe

The ATIIP grants will allow communities to identify, prioritize, and implement improvements to the largest barriers to safe, accessible, and equitable pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity through the development of infrastructure that will provide substantial additional opportunities for walking and bicycling. Eligible organizations will be able to create plans or implement active transportation networks that connect destinations within or between communities or create plans or implement an active transportation spine connecting two or more communities, metropolitan regions, or States. The ATIIP also provides an opportunity for eligible organizations to enhance their overall transportation network by integrating active transportation facilities with transit services, where available, to improve access to public transportation. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

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 under Track I 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 under Track II 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. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program for Indian Tribes
State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Home Energy Rebates, U.S. Department of Energy, State and Community Program, Golden Field Office
DEADLINE: Rolling and open until May 31, 2025
AWARDS: Allocated by formula
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (both federally recognized and other than federally recognized), non-profits, other

Eligibility: Indian tribes, a consortium of tribes or a tribally authorized third party agent

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs has up to $225 million to grant to Tribal governments and Alaska Native entities for Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates. This program will provide up to $14,000 per eligible household for energy efficiency and electrification home upgrades. It’s recommended to submit letter of intent to apply by May 15, 2024. To learn more information about the program and see a list of allocations, visit https://shorturl.at/mtBLX.

Tribal Wildlife Grant Program
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
DEADLINE:
June 21, 2024
AWARDS: $10,000-$200,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)The Tribal Wildlife Grant Program provides opportunities for federally recognized Tribes to engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on Tribal lands. Many of the TWG Program-funded project activities increase fish and wildlife populations, allowing for hunting and fishing opportunities on and off Tribal lands. Additionally, the TWG Program funds project activities that align and assist the Service with Endangered Species Act (ESA) conservation activities supporting species down-listing, delisting (removal from the list due to species recovery), and preventing new species listings under the ESA. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2024
AWARDS:
$50,000-$960,000
ELIGIBILITY: State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally
recognized)Department of the Interior is working with partners to identify, enhance, and collaborate on Early Detection and Rapid Response activities, build new tools, and support coordinated processes to proactively find and eradicate new invasive species before they establish, spread, and cause harm. Specifics include identifying high risk invasive species and invasion hotspots across the nation to inform early detection efforts, developing molecular tools to aid detection capabilities, expanding capacity for on-the-ground rapid response actions, including the establishment of a pilot Rapid Response Fund for aquatic invasive species, and creating an online clearinghouse where managers can share current information to guide implementation. The Rapid Response Fund addresses the need for readily available financial resources to assess and support response actions for quick containment or eradication of newly detected species. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2024
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted continuously between March 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024
AWARD: $500-$1,000,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) State governments, County governments, institutions of higher education, school districts, others

The National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. Activities proposed under this award may include project planning and feasibility studies, engineering and design, permitting, on-the-ground fish passage restoration, near-term implementation monitoring, project outreach, and capacity to manage these project-related activities. (Link to grants.gov synopsis here.)

Historic Preservation Training Center Facility Management and Historic Preservation Emerging Professional Engagement
Department of the Interior, National Park Service
DEADLINE:
July 3, 2024
AWARDS:
$200,000-$400,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others
The program objective is to support and stimulate preservation trades and project work on NPS cultural resources through hosting pre-apprentice-style and pre-professional experiences for emerging professionals in the fields of facility management and cultural resource restoration and rehabilitation. Specifically, the program focuses on engaging existing students and graduates of trade schools focused on historic preservation skills and knowledge (such as those listed on The Campaign for Historic Trades website) or other facility relevant trades and fields (e.g. water/wastewater management, engineering, architecture, project management, etc.) and degree programs applicable to public land facility management who are looking for opportunities to apply their education to real-life projects. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

Cultural Resources Management Services
Department of the Interior, National Park Service
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2024
AWARDS:
$25,000-$2,500,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others
The National Park Service seeks to work with partners to collaboratively conduct a variety of activities, including, but not limited to the named studies outlined in NPS-28: Cultural Resource Management Guideline: Archeological Identification/Evaluation Studies; Archival Records Management Plans; Collection Management Plan (CMP); Cultural Affiliation Study and Lineal Descent Studies; Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI); Ethnohistory and Ethnography; Exhibit Plan and Design (EPD); General Management Plan (GMP); Oral History interviews, transcription and archival processing; Park and Program Administrative History; Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans; more. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

NEA Our Town, FY 2025
National Endowment for the Arts
DEADLINE:
Aug. 1, 2024
AWARDS:
$25,000-$150,000; match required (see below)
ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized); nonprofits; State and city governments; others
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Successful Our Town projects demonstrate a specific role for arts, culture, and design as part of strategies for strengthening local communities, ultimately centering equity and laying the groundwork for long-term systems change tailored to community needs and opportunities. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

Forecast: Climate Smart Humanities Organizations
National Endowment for the Humanities
DEADLINE: Sept. 12, 2024 (estimated)
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. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

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 welcomed. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

OVW Fiscal Year 2024 Training and Services to End Violence and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program
Department of Justice
DEADLINE: June 18, 2024
AWARD: Up to $750,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized AND other than Federally recognized tribal governments), nonprofits, state and local governments, others

The Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program supports a comprehensive approach to addressing abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, neglect, abandonment, economic abuse, or willful harm committed against victims who are 50 years of age or older. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

A Cultural Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC)
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control
DEADLINE: June 28, 2024
AWARD: $300,000-$1,450,000; no match
ELIGIBILITY: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized AND other than federally recognized), others

Leading with culture, A Cultural Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) strategies combine (1) community-chosen cultural practices that are family centered to build resilience and connections to community, family, culture, and wellness; (2) policy, systems, and environmental changes (PSE) to build clinical-community linkages (CCLs) to support screening and assessing for chronic diseases and their risk factors (commercial tobacco use, diabetes and pre-diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and oral disease), and making referrals to clinical care, community-based organizations, and/or social service organizations for evidence-based and evidence-informed chronic disease prevention and management programs, including self-management and self-monitoring; and (3) PSEs and programs that promote wellness, prevent disease, and address nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes (built environment, food and nutrition, tobacco-free policy, and social connectedness), in a culturally appropriate manner. (Link here for full list and synopsis.)

The Money Monday newsletter is a weekly publication by the Chugachmiut Grants Department that highlights funding opportunities that may be relevant to tribes in the Chugach Region. Subscribe by contacting us at grants@chugachmiut.org. You can also download the newsletter at chugachmiut.org or check out our Facebook page.

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

Have an update, story, essay or poetry to share? Have some suggested topics or feedback for our newsletter? We welcome submissions from Tribal/community members, councils and employees.

To submit ideas, articles, stories, poetry, pictures for use in the Nupuat, please email to media@Chugachmiut.org along with a short bio of yourself. The submission deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2024.

Note – While we aim to showcase a wide range of topics from around the Chugach region, there is no guarantee all submissions will be published. Content may be edited for grammar and style, and audience. By submitting your work, you grant us permission to publish it in the newsletter.

Please note, if you miss the cut-off for this quarter’s newsletter, we may consider it for the next one. Please reach out with any questions. Quyanaa & AwA’ahdah for your submissions! We look forward to reviewing them.

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Explore this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from the Chugachmiut Grant Department for March 27, 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.

Chugachmiut’s Nupuat Newsletter Spring Edition is available!

Topics in the Nupuat Newsletter

  • Career Opportunities
  • State’s New VPSO Division Director
  • VPSO Program at Chugachmiut
  • Forestry and Fire Program Update
  • Jeremy Cook Earns CDL
  • Story Submissions
  • Mandy Wood’s Sobriety Journey
  • Housing Improvement Program
  • Health Services Division News
  • Nourishing Snacks
  • Exercise and Brain Health      
  • Tribal Home Visiting
  • Litnaurwik Education Department
  • Employee Spotlights
  • Tobacco Prevention Support Group
  • Nanwalek Basketball Team Visit

📸About the Cover: The Nanwalek Basketball Team visited Chugachmiut in February. They spent time with staff and partner organizations, Chugach Alaska Corporation and Chugach Heritage Foundation, learning about services and employment opportunities in the Chugach region. Staff shared tips for being successful in the working world, and about their careers in finance, human resources, social services, IT, administration, and communications. They also played some fun games.

Back row (left to right): Daria Swenning (chaperone), Coach Alyssa Romanoff, Margareta Demas, Phontina Demas, Macarius Evans, Dmitri Kvasnikoff, Ashton Meganack & Coach Kevin Seville.

Front row (l-r): Kenji Simmons, Jr., Alyson Seville, Royanna Berestoff, Hailey Hetrick, Emma Tanape & Shane Moonin.

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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Explore this week’s Money Monday Funding Opportunities newsletter from the Chugachmiut Grant Department for March 4, 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.

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.

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.