Agency/Source Submission Deadline Additional Information
 Build Tribal Energy Development Capacity Oct. 9 This U.S. Department of the Interior program seeks proposals for the development of tribal energy development and management capacity. The energy project can be existing or planned, tribally owned or privately owned. Link to RFP:
FY2017 ROSS Grant NOFA Oct. 23
The Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator (SC) program funds eligible applicants to hire Service Coordinators to coordinate use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. Service Coordinators assess the needs of public and Indian housing residents and link them to supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links participants to supportive services which enable them to age/remain in-place thereby avoiding costlier forms of care. Funds awarded to applicants may be used for (1) service coordinator functions, (2) training and travel related to professional and/or program development, (3) and administration cost. Link to additional info.:
 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Nov. 14 Two competitive Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs. Eligible applicants including territories, federally-recognized tribes, states and local governments may apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grants at . FMA grants are available to implement measures to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). To help with the development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance applications multiple tools have been created including fact sheets, benefit cost analysis guidance and job aids.
FY 2018 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Nov. 16 Assessment Grants (funded over three years)

Community-wide or Site-Specific Applicants: Applicants may apply for up to $200,000 in hazardous substances funding or up to $200,000 in petroleum funding. Community-wide Applicants: Applicants applying for both hazardous substances funding and petroleum funding may request a combined total up to $300,000; however the request for hazardous substances funding or petroleum funding cannot exceed $200,000 for any one individual type of grant funding. For example, an applicant may apply for $200,000 in hazardous substances funding and $100,000 in petroleum funding. Assessment Coalition Applicants: Applicants may apply for up to $600,000 in hazardous substances funding and/or petroleum funding.

Revolving Loan Fund Grants (funded over 5 years) – Applicants, including RLF Coalitions, may apply for up to $1,000,000 in hazardous substances funding and/or petroleum funding.

Cleanup Grants (funded over three years)

  • Applicants may request funding to address either a single brownfield site, or multiple brownfield sites, within each proposal.
  • An applicant may request up to $200,000 in each proposal.
  • An applicant can submit up to three cleanup proposals.

Webinars to Assist in Preparing Assessment, RLF, and Cleanup Proposals – Oct. 5, 2017, at 1:30 pm ET. Join the webinar at and/or via conference call (dial-in number: 1-866-299-3188/ access code: 202-566-1817).

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Funding Opportunity Dec. 1 Grants to fund Native community-based projects in the areas of: health and well-being; leadership development; art and creativity; peace, equity, and justice; sustainable communities and economies; and the rights of Mother Earth. Grant awards range from $250 to $10,000. Native American/Indigenous peoples’ initiatives or projects that work within the community, and have a majority Indigenous/Native American staff, a board of directors and leadership that is at least 80 percent Indigenous peoples, and an annual operating budget of less than $200,000 are eligible to apply. View the program website & application instructions here.
Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program Dec. 4 For more info., click here! National Institute of Food and Agriculture FY18 Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program funds two types of grants, Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. The primary goals are to:

· Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service;

· Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities;

· Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and

· Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for efficient project operation; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Eligible applicants include public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners. A webinar will be held on Oct. 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time for potential applicants. The Adobe Connect link is: More details at:

AmeriCorps State and National Grants Jan. 17, 2018


FUNDING USES: The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. Programs should focus on disaster services, education, environmental awareness, healthy futures, economic opportunity, or veterans and military families. ELIGIBILITY: Indian Tribes; institutions of higher education; local governments; nonprofit organizations; & states LINK TO RFP: .
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (USDA-RD) Open Program helps eligible rural communities recover from or prepare for emergencies that result in a decline in capacity to provide safe, reliable drinking water for households & businesses. Federally recognized Tribal lands and colonias are eligible; Privately owned wells are not eligible. • Up to $150K for repairs to breaks/leaks in existing water distribution lines, & related maintenance. • Up to $500K for construction of a new water source, intake &/or treatment facility or waterline extensions.
Environmental Infrastructure Loan Program (RCAC) Open Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Environmental Infrastructure Loan Program helps create, improve or expand the supply of safe drinking water, waste disposal systems and other facilities that serve rural communities. RCAC’s loan programs provide the early funds small rural communities need to determine feasibility and pay pre-development costs prior to receiving state &/or federal program funding. May also provide interim construction financing, and intermediate & long-term loans for system improvements. ELIGIBLE APPLICANT: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies and tribal governments. ELIGIBLE AREA: Projects must be located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 or less in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and other pacific islands, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Community size is limited to 10,000 for long-term USDA guaranteed loans and short-term loans for which USDA is the long-term lender. Eligible projects include water, wastewater, solid waste & storm water facilities. Contact Mike Carroll at or visit
Indian Land Tenure Foundation – Land Recovery Efforts Open The Foundation provides funding to Indian nations to support various aspects of land recovery with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands. Returning lands to Indian ownership and control is important to ensure that Indian people have access to the financial and natural resources within their own reservations. The Foundation supports a variety of initiatives to assist tribes in the development of plans to reacquire reservation lands. More info. at:
USDA WATER & WASTE DISPOSAL LOANS & GRANTS Open Seeking Water Applications for 2016! Program: the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program provides loans and grants for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in rural areas with a population of 10,000 or less. In some cases, funding may also be available for related activities such as legal and engineering fees, land acquisition, water and land rights, permits and equipment and other activities necessary to complete a project. Eligible Applicants: state and local governmental entities, private non-profits, and federally-recognized tribes who are unable to obtain commercial credit. Interest rates reduced: effective Jan. 1, 2016, interest rates are lowering by .125% as follows. Poverty: 1.875%; • Intermediate: 2.5%; • Market: 3.125%. How to Apply: apply now by using the online application tool RDApply.
Financial Literacy Funding Open Discover Foundation. Applications accepted year-round.
Indian Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program (DOI) Open This program assists in obtaining financing from private sources to promote business development initiatives that contribute to the economy of the reservation or service area. Qualifications for this program:

· An individually enrolled member of a Federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group

· Corporation with no less than 51% ownership by Federally recognized American Indians or Alaska Natives

· A Federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group.

For more information, call 202-219-0740 or visit

NEA “Our Town” Grant Program Open National Endowment for the Arts ‘Our Town’ grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places – achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate arts, culture, and/or design. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create or preserve a distinct sense of place. Eligible lead applicants are:

· Nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) U.S. organizations with a documented three-year history of programming.

· Local governments are defined as counties, parishes, cities, towns, villages, or federally recognized tribal governments. Local arts agencies or other departments, agencies, or entities within an eligible local government may submit the application on behalf of that local government.

More info. at:

FY 2017 Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDA) Open Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. More info. at: