Recognized Tribes: Funding

Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)Application Deadline: January 26, 2021

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.

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NEA Big Read, Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

Applicant organizations for NEA Big Read must be a 501c (3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library.

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Rural Relief Small Business GrantsApplication Deadline: January 26 – February 2, 2021

We will support small businesses and enterprises affected by Covid-19 across the country, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.

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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant, Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories.

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USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

USDA’s 1994 Tribal Scholars Program combines classroom study with paid work experience that may lead to employment at USDA. This program strives to boost the number of students studying and graduating in food, agriculture, natural resources and other related fields of study.

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Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program, Deadline: February 8

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Short Title: Native Connections). The purpose of this program is to prevent suicide and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years.

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Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands Application Deadline (Extended): February 11, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy is providing this program to support technology on tribal lands. View the webinar and presentation slides.

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Veteran Housing GrantsApplication Deadline: March 26, 2021 OR July 9, 2021

The Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000.

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Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

This program provides loan guarantees up to $250 million to assist in the development, construction and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies. These technologies are: advanced biofuelsrenewable chemicals and biobased products.

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Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE), Application Deadline: April 29, 2021

The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach.

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Project TRANSAM Application Deadline: Ongoing as supplies are available.

This Civilian-Military Cooperative Action Program between the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense distributes medical equipment and supplies obtained from closure of military bases and the GSA Excess program and other sources to qualified Tribes and Alaska Natives.

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Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant ProgramApplication Deadline: Open

This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.

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Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

This program helps eligible communities prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. The following events qualify as an emergency: drought or flood; earthquake; tornado or hurricane; disease outbreak; Chemical spill, leak or seepage; or other disasters. PLEASE NOTE: A federal disaster declaration is not required for eligibility.

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Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Division of Energy and Mineral Development Grants, Application Deadline: December 2, 2020

Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, through its Division of Energy and Mineral Development, invites grant proposals from Tribes and Tribal Energy Development Organizations for technical assistance funding to hire consultants to identify, evaluate or assess the market for energy or mineral resources that a Tribe will process, use or develop.



Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands, Application Deadline: December 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy is providing this program to support technology on tribal lands. View the webinar and presentation slides.



Indian Housing Block Grants, Application Deadline: December 10, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for eligible Indian tribes and tribally designed housing entities to carry out affordable housing activities for benefits of low-income Native American families.



Water Conservation Field Services Program: Financial Assistance for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 – Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Program provides a framework for Federal leadership and assistance to stretch and secure water supplies for future generations in support of DOI priorities. Through WaterSMART, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to work cooperatively with states, tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply reliability through investments in existing infrastructure and attention to addressing local water conflicts.



GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant Application Deadline: January 14, 2021

First Nations offers grants in support of work that contributes to a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems.

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Tribal Wetland Program Development Grant Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Environmental Protection Agency is making funding available to assist state, tribal, local government agencies and interstate/intertribal entities in developing or refining state/tribal/local programs to protect, manage and restore wetlands.

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