Agency/Source Submission Deadline Additional Information
$50 million for Tribal Opioid Response Grants (SAMHSA FY2018) Aug. 20

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (FY 2018) Tribal Opioid Response grants (Short Title: TOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD. For more info., visit https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-18-016
Tribal College Research Area of Expertise Aug. 30 Tribal College Research Area of ExpertiseThe Tribal College Research Area of Expertise (TCRAE) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions in building research capacity through competitive funding of applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems consistent with the 1994 Research Grants. For application information, visit Grants.gov.
Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (DOE) Sept. 19 (Phase I); Oct.17 (Phase II) DOE’s solicitation for its new Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP) aimed at increasing the capacity of the commercial lending market for tribal energy activities by providing up to $2 billion in loan guarantees to eligible lenders. The program is designed to catalyze sustained investment in tribal communities by allowing DOE to guarantee up to 90 percent of the unpaid principal and interest on any loans made to federally recognized tribes for energy development. See the solicitation for more information. For more info., contact the DOE Loan Programs Office by emailing TELGP@hq.doe.gov or calling (202) 586-1262.
Land Buy Back Program For Tribal Nations (DOI) Sept. 30
Program allows interested individual owners to sell their land for immediate transfer to the recognized tribe that exercises jurisdiction. Effort will strengthen tribal sovereignty and put decision-making in the hands of the tribal government, freeing up resources that have been locked-up as land interests that have fractionated over time. Program will fund indirect costs equal to no more than 15% of the modified total direct costs. $1.9 billion is available for this 10-year program, which ends in Nov. 2022. Eligibility: Tribes with jurisdiction over locations with purchasable fractional land interests. More at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297700
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 http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/IEED/DCI/index.htm.

Financial Literacy Funding Open Discover Foundation. Applications accepted year-round.
USDA WATER & WASTE DISPOSAL LOANS & GRANTS Open USDA’s 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. How to Apply: apply now by using the online application tool RDApply.
Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees (USDA) Open Broadband Program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. For more info. on other programs administered by Rural Utility Service (RUS) Telecommunications visit: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/telecom-programs
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. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWP-ecwag.htm
Direct Home Loans for Native Americans Open (Managing Agency Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)) – Program Description: The Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program makes home loans available to eligible Native American Veterans who wish to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Federal Trust land or to reduce the interest rate. Veterans who are not Native American, but who are married to a Native American non-Veteran, may be eligible for a direct loan under this program. For more info, visit the NADL program website. General Program Requirements:

1. The applicant must be an eligible Veteran.

2. The tribal organization or other appropriate Native American group must be participating in the VA direct loan program. The tribal organization must have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, that spells out the conditions under which the program will operate on its trust lands.

3. Apply for a Certificate of Eligibility.

4. The loan must be to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Native American trust land.

5. The Veteran must occupy the property as his or her primary residence.

6. The Veteran must be a satisfactory credit risk.

National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” Grant Program Open 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 & opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, & create or preserve a distinct sense of place. Eligible lead applicants are: ● Nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) U.S. organizations with 3-year history of programming; and ● Local govt 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 at: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town/introduction
Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities Open Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention.

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: https://www.iltf.org/grants/special-initiatives/land-recovery-efforts
FY2018 Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding (EDA) Open The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making $587 million available to eligible grantees in communities impacted by natural disasters in 2017. Current Closing Date for Applications: There are no application deadlines and the agency will accept proposals on a rolling basis until the publication of a new Disaster Supplemental NOFO, cancellation of this NOFO, or all funds are obligated.
Environmental Infrastructure Loan Program (RCAC) Open RCAC’s Loan Program helps create, improve or expand the supply of safe drinking water, waste disposal systems and other facilities that serve rural communities by providing 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. ELIGIBLITY: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies and tribal governments. ELIGIBLE AREA: Projects must be located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 or less in AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA and WY. 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 Juanita Hallstrom, jhallstrom@rcac.org or visit www.rcac.org