This list of Funding opportunities include: Agency/Source, Submission Deadline and Additional Information

New Beginning for Tribal Students
June 12
Competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to increase the retention and graduation rate of Tribal students enrolled at the land-grant college or universities. Funds may be used for activities such as dual credit programs; recruiting; tuition & related fees; experiential learning; student services, incl. tutoring; counseling; academic advising; and other student services. More info.: New Beginning for Tribal Students

National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Feasibility Study Funding
June 15
Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development. More info at

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Funding for Tribes
June 16
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC). The purpose of this program is to train academic medical centers and other centers of excellence in the creation of technology-enabled telementoring learning programs that facilitate the dissemination of best practice specialty care to primary care providers and care teams in rural and underserved areas across the country. The RTTC will facilitate models of professional education and support that are adaptable to culturally and regionally diverse populations. View the full application.

2020 Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands
July 1
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July 1
Native American Language Preservation The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance program.

The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community’s language preservation goals. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Tribal Wildlife Grants Program
July 6
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Rural Business Development Grants

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes are eligible. This program is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.  More info. at:  

Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees (USDA)

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:


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

Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural & Native Alaskan Villages

Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages
USDA Rural Development offers this program to help extend access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in remote and extremely isolated parts of the U. S.

Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities

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. 

Direct Home Loans for Native Americans – Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

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. Applicant must be an eligible Veteran.  2. Tribal organization or other appropriate Native American group must participate in the VA direct loan program. The tribal organization must have signed a MOU 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.

Indian Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program (DOI)

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.

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