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Indigenous Environmental Network: Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)/Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) Mining Mini-Grants Program offers financial grant assistance to communities threatened or adversely affected by mining in the U.S. and Canada.

IEN/WMAN recognizes that mining activity often has detrimental impacts to all aspects of community and
cultural well-being and encourages projects that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, cultural resources, and community health from mining impacts. This includes projects that may require scientific/legal/technical expertise.

Priority is given to community-based grassroots groups and Tribal/First Nations directly affected by mining. IEN/WMAN strives to award at least half of funding under this program to Indigenous-led organizations because mining has disproportionate impacts on Indigenous peoples and their traditional lands. Secondarily, IEN/WMAN will fund proposals from regional or national organizations in the U.S. and Canada working on mining-specific issues.

Amount: This program will fund approximately 70 grantees at $3,000 each and 10 grantees at $5,000
each. Priority is given to applicants with an organizational or mining-specific program budget under $75,000.

Eligibility: Community-based organizations and tribes or tribal programs.

Link: https://wman-info.org/programs/mini-grant-program/

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