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Resource Bank - Grants and Awards

Corporation for National and Community Service

  1. Foster Grandparent Program
    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is currently offering a grant opportunity exclusively for federally?recognized Indian tribes, including current tribal grantees, interested in engaging elders age 55 and over as volunteers in the Senior Corps Foster Grandparent program.

    Senior Corps Foster Grandparents:
    • Serve as mentors and tutors to children in Head Start centers, schools, and afterschool programs.
    • Pass on language skills, cultural values, and traditional arts.
    • Help students make academic gains in reading and math.
    • Receive a small stipend (if certain income requirements are met).

    Application Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET
    Please indicate your intent to apply by emailing FGPSCP@cns.gov by Friday, April 17.

    Senior Corps FPG Tribal NOFA Fact Sheet

    Questions? Email FGPSCP@cns.gov

  2. Senior Companion Program
    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is currently offering a grant opportunity exclusively for federally recognized Indian tribes, including current tribal grantees, interested in engaging elders age 55 and over as volunteers in the Senior Companion program.

    Senior Corps Senior Companions:
    • Provide assistance and friendship to frail and elderly seniors to help them remain living in their homes.
    • Provide companionship, friendship, and assistance with activities like shopping, going to the doctor, or participating in social activities.
    • Receive a small stipend (if certain income requirements are met).

    Application Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET
    Please indicate your intent to apply by emailing FGPSCP@cns.gov by Friday, April 17.

    Senior Corps SCP Tribal NOFA Fact Sheet

    Questions? Email FGPSCP@cns.gov

  3. National Service Agency Announces $6.7 Million in New Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes
    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has three new opportunities for federally-recognized Indian Tribes to apply for funding. The funding will place AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers on the ground to help tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.

    The AmeriCorps funding opportunity for federally-recognized Indian Tribes is designed to target resources on a core set of challenges: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

    The two Senior Corps opportunities focus on specific needs. The Foster Grandparent Program focuses on improving educational outcomes for children with special or exceptional needs, while the Senior Companion Program focuses on efforts to support independent living or aging in place.

    • Applications for AmeriCorps funding are due on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2015.
    • Applications for Senior Corps funding are due on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in August 2015.

    Visit NationalService.gov/TribalGrants Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov to access tribal-specific technical assistance including FAQs, webinars and a schedule of the agency's upcoming assistance calls, and contact information for questions specific to these funding opportunities

    AmeriCorps 2015 Tribal NOFA Fact Sheet

United States Department of Agriculture

  1. USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant
    This grant provides funding for education, training, outreach and mentoring programs to enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. Fiscal Year 2015 applications for BFRDP Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov are due March 13, 2015. Eligible applicants are collaborative, state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities, including state cooperative extension service; community-based and nongovernmental organization; colleges or universities (including institutions awarding associate degrees); or any other appropriate organization providing services to beginning farmers and ranchers.

    Applications can be for Standard Grants (to conduct local or regional training) or for Educational Enhancement (EE) Teams (to evaluate curricula and programs, and identify and fill gaps). The EE team should, if possible, use the expertise of officers and employees of the Department of Agriculture (excluding NIFA) with direct experience in programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that may be taught as part of the curriculum for the program or workshop, including (but not limited to) Farm Service Agency, Rural Development, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Employees of other federal agencies may also be appropriate for inclusion on Educational Enhancement Teams. For additional information, please visit the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov . Please direct inquiries to Jill Auburn by e-mail or by phone at (202) 720-2635.

  2. Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
    This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food and agricultural sciences.

    Who Is Eligible to Apply

    • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
    • Other or Additional Information (See below)

    More Information on Eligibility
    Grant applications submitted under this program must certify that the research to be conducted will be performed in collaboration with at least one 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant college or university.

    For additional information, please visit Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov

Kellogg Foundation

  1. First Food Grants
    We support a broad-based approach to first food that seeks to accelerate a cultural shift in the acceptance of breastfeeding and recognition of its benefits to children and their mothers. Our approach emphasizes working with communities where health disparities are most prevalent, and where mothers and children will benefit the most from increased breastfeeding. By supporting community-based approaches to supporting breastfeeding moms, we help advocates learn what works in vulnerable communities.

    We support organizations that expand community supports for mothers and families, improve hospital and workplace environments to make breastfeeding easier, encourage new social norms for breastfeeding and strengthen the network of groups working together to increase breastfeeding rates. We invest in a number of national, state and local organizations across the United States and in tribal nations committed to supporting mothers who want to breastfeed. By funding local efforts, we improve breastfeeding rates in our priority places. And by seeding a national movement, advancing research and advocating for change, we create systems to support mothers in breastfeeding.

    For additional information, please visit the Kellogg Foundation Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

  1. AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
    The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program is funded through a variety of sources, including memorials, private donations, AISES fundraisers, corporate grants/contracts, and government grants. The scholarship fund was established to memorialize A.T. Anderson, one of the founders of AISES. This scholarship does not renew automatically, a student must complete a new application each year funding is sought.
  2. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
    Administered by AISES for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, this scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors who reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Washington. This award is for four years (for a maximum of 8 semesters) until baccalaureate degree is obtained, whichever occurs first. Those awarded must maintain a 2.0 GPA their freshman and sophomore years, and a 3.0 GPA their junior and senior years to receive full award. Awarded students do not have to reapply for this award each year.
  3. AISES Intel Scholarship
    AISES Intel Scholarships are awarded to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The scholarship was developed by AISES and Intel to support the advancement of students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the computer science field. The AISES Intel Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

    Application Dates:
    These scholarship applications will be accepted from April 1 - May 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.

    Application Process:
    AISES only accepts applications submitted online via our online scholarship platform Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

    Who May Apply:
    Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements as determined by the funder. However, each AISES scholarship requires that all applicants be a current AISES member at the time of application. Please visit AISES to join Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

    Students must also be American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian to apply. Each scholarship program defines this differently. Please read the eligibility requirements of each program carefully.

    Lastly, the student must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at either an accredited four-year college/university, or a full-time student at a two-year college enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree. Again, each scholarship program may have its own unique requirements.

    Application Requirements:
    All AISES scholarship programs require that students submit current transcripts from their college/university, as well as past transcripts from all colleges attended (if currently a college student). For high school seniors just starting their college careers, your most recent high school transcripts, as well as transcripts from other high schools you attended must be submitted. All transcripts must be official transcripts issued by the school's registrar's office.

    Students are usually required to submit an essay (or two) as part of the application process. All applicants will be expected to provide a personal statement limited to no more than 1000 words. This statement is evaluated by reviewers and it is expected to address educational and/or career goals, interest in and motivation to continue higher education, demonstrate an understanding of the importance of college and the student's commitment to complete the educational program undertaken, and demonstrate the student's plan or desire to make a difference in or impact their community.

    Lastly, all AISES applicants are required to upload a copy of their resume into the AISES scholarship online platform AND into the AISES Online Resume Database.

    For the specific scholarship amounts, eligible degrees and other criteria for each of these scholarships, please visit the AISES website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

Ventures Scholars Program

  1. The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.

    The Program collaborates with colleges, universities, professional associations, and organizations nationwide (VSP Partners) and offers a variety of tools to link students to the partners' information, resources, and opportunities. The Program also invites parents/guardians and guidance counselors to receive these resources, too.

    For more information, please visit the Ventures Scholars Program website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

Centers for Disease Control

  1. Funding Opportunity Announcement: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) - financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1419PPHF14) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, focuses on racial and ethnic communities experiencing health disparities. This 3-year, $35 million/year project will support policy, system, and environmental improvements in those communities to improve health and reduce health disparities. Awardees will include local governmental agencies, community based non-governmental organizations, American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Health Programs, and tribal and intertribal consortia. They will work to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. An estimated 15 to 20 organizations will be funded for basic implementation activities to strengthen their infrastructure, activate coalitions and partners, and prepare and implement a focused community action plan. An additional 30 to 40 organizations will receive comprehensive awards to support immediate implementation of activities addressing an expanded scope of work to improve health and reduce health disparities. CDC Website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

  2. Funding Opportunity Announcement: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country - financed solely by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1421PPHF14): A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country This 5-year, $14 million/year initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. The initiative will support efforts by American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to implement a variety of effective community-chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental changes. These changes will aim to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for breastfeeding, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical links. Funds will support approximately 12 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages directly and approximately 12 Tribal Organizations (one of each in each of 12 IHS administrative areas) to provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages within their IHS Administrative Areas. CDC website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

Notah Begay III Foundation

  1. Promising Program Grants: The purpose of the Promising Program Grant will be to partner with Native communities to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through existing youth focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs. Grants will be awarded up to $40,000 each. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions - the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas)

    For additional information, please visit the Grant Seekers Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov page.

Nike N7 Foundation

  1. Nike N7 Fund
    The N7 Fund is committed to creating early positive experiences in sport and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America. Organizations that support Native American and Aboriginal communities through sport and physical activity programming for youth can apply.

    For additional information, please visit the Nike N7 Fund website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.