Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Application Due September 30

For more information please see:

ENABLING MIDDLE MILE BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM Grant

 

Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund

The Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund provides flexible support for eligible revenue sharing counties and eligible Tribal governments to meet their jurisdiction’s needs. Specifically, the statute directs that recipients may use funds for any governmental purpose other than a lobbying activity.

As a general matter, recipients may treat these funds in a similar manner to how they treat funds generated from their own revenue. Programs, services, and capital expenditures that are traditionally undertaken by a government are considered to fulfill a “governmental purpose.” For Tribal governments, investing in activities undertaken by Tribal enterprises, such as operating or capital expenditures for businesses that are owned or controlled by a Tribal government, are considered a governmental purpose. Recipients should refer to the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund guidance for more information on eligible and ineligible uses.

All funds are available to recipients until expended or returned to Treasury.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, provides $42.45 billion to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information, click here.

DIGITAL EQUITY PLANNING GRANT PROGRAM: Application Guidance

Here you can find an application overview on the Digital Equity Planning Grant, as well as Letter of Intent (LOI) templets to be used by tribes(pages 28-29):

NDN Collective Community Action Fund

The NDN CAF grants will support efforts that include community organizing, amplification of community voices, and utilize a wide variety of tactics imperative to shifting the political and financial systems that are impacting our communities.

Areas of emphasis may include: climate justice and racial equity efforts, challenging the extractive industry, accelerating the just energy transition in Indigenous communities, healing justice work within the movement, training the next generation of community organizers, and specific Landback efforts that connect, coordinate, resource and amplify the movement and communities that are fighting for Landback; the reclamation and return of Indigenous lands to Indigenous hands.  Direct expenses may include funding for travel, supplies, equipment, consultants, contractual services and staff that support various forms of NVDA (non-violent direct action), i.e.;  marches, camps, boycotts, prayer vigils as a form of resistance, organizing or protest to affect change.  Action may also include community-based response to climate events such as flooding, fires, earthquakes.

The average grant award is $15,000 but can range up to $30,000. 

Grant Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis between April and October by clicking here.

NDN Collective Community Self Determination Grants

This unprecedented grant opportunity will support and invest in the long-term visions, priorities and power building of Indigenous Nations, communities and Peoples through Indigenous decision-making and leadership. Grants of up to $100,000 per year, with commitments up to two years, are available to Indigenous-led organizations working in the defense, development, and/or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and the planet, with a maximum grant award of $200,000 for commitments over two years.
NDN Collective’s mission is to build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities and nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet. Tribes, First Nations, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations across Turtle Island and beyond (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), spanning North America and the post-colonial borders of the United States, Mexico and Canada are eligible to apply.

Letters of Interest (LOIs) are due by 5pm CST on Monday, August 1, 2022. Invitations for full applications, if selected, are expected to be released by Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Applicants will be notified of either an invitation or declination at that time. Final applications are due by 5pm CST on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. 

For more information, click here.

Grant Writing basics

For resources on grant writing including grant writing basic, proofing, and preparing for reporting, please see this blog from GRANTS.GOV.

Funding Opportunities

Grant opportunities through the Tribal Resource Center are currently available. If you are a tribe interested in this opportunity, please fill out the following form, and we will contact you.

Other funding opportunities can be found here: 

For a tribal broadband funding dashboard click here.