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National Park Service: Tribal Heritage Grant Program

Deadline: March 24, 2017

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 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. Grants may fund a range of planning, development, and research projects for cultural resources including: survey, inventory, oral histories, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and bricks and mortar repair.

The types of projects funded include:

  • Locating and identifying cultural resources, including: 1) the survey and inventory of historic or significant places; and 2) the survey of traditional skills and information
  • Preserving a historic property listed on the national register, including: 1) project planning (plans and specifications for preserving a specific structure or site); and 2) repair work to preserve a specific historic structure or site
  • Comprehensive preservation planning
  • Oral history and documenting cultural traditions
  • Education and training for a historic preservation program
  • Other projects involving cultural and historic preservation

Amount: $400,000 is available for grants ranging from $5,000-$60,000.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribes; Alaskan Native groups; and Native Hawaiian organizations defined as eligible applicants under the National Historic Preservation Act.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291199

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