Indian Land Tenure Foundation
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) provides funding to Indian nations to support various aspects of land recovery with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands. Returning lands to Indian ownership and control is important to ensure that Indian people have, at minimum, access to the financial and natural resources within their own reservations.
ILTF supports a variety of initiatives to assist tribes in the development of plans to reacquire reservation lands. One approach is the development of land and natural resource management plans that identify the future use and benefits of recovered lands. Such plans are critical as tribes negotiate for the transfer of federal, state and municipal lands to Indian ownership and control or in seeking loans.
All projects must promote activities that directly benefit Native people and strengthen their relationship to their homelands. ILTF does not provide funds for the purchase of land.
Amount: Approximately $10,000-$100,000.
Eligibility: Tribal, local and state governments; nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation, including educational institutions.
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