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.
Visit NationalService.gov/TribalGrants 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
For additional information, please visit the Grant Seekers page.
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 .
Community Leadership Award
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Community Leadership Award is given out annually to no more than fifty (50) individuals who improve the lives of individuals within his/her community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, or nutrition-related programs. The word "community" may refer to a State, organization, sports league or team, business, city, or community-based group. Nominations must be received by February 1, 2015. Nominations received after February 1 will be considered in the following year's award cycle.
Visit the PCFSN website for more information.
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 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) . Please direct inquiries to Jill Auburn by e-mail or by phone at (202) 720-2635.
On February 11, 2015 (2:00-4:00PM ET), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will host a webinar for applicants. No password or advance reservation is required, but space is limited. This webinar will be viewable at http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/bfrdp15rfa/ . A recording will be posted on the NIFA website shortly after the event.
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
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)