National Park Service: Tribal Heritage Grant ProgramDeadline: May 11, 2018
The National Historic Preservation Act authorizes grants to federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. The Tribal Heritage Grant Program focuses on protecting: traditional skills, oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices.
The program supports the following priorities:
- Ensuring sovereignty means something: Supporting tribal self-determination, self-governance, and sovereignty
- Restoring trust with local communities: Expanding the lines of communication with Governors, state natural resource offices, Fish and Wildlife offices, water authorities, county commissioners, tribes, and local communities
Amount: A total of $500,000 is available to make up to 15 awards ranging from $15,000-$60,000.
Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribes; Alaskan Native groups; and Native Hawaiian organizations.