Bureau of Indian Affairs

Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) $75,000.00

IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT, YOU MUST GO TO THE RELATED DOCUMENTS TAB TO RETRIEVE THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT PACKAGE: BIA-NABDI-2022-OIED NOFO. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY AS IT DESCRIBES INFORMATION HOW YOU SHOULD APPLY. The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (OIED), through its Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI), is soliciting grant proposals from eligible federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations. NABDI award funding will be used to explore business solutions by obtaining technical assistance through the hiring of consultants to perform feasibility studies for those economic development opportunities. In addition to feasibility studies, NABDI grants may fund business plans for the eligible applicant’s goals for economic opportunity and recovery, such as the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, through OIED, is soliciting proposals from federally recognized Tribes listed as Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs at 87 FR 4636 (January 28, 2022) and Tribal Organizations eligible for NABDI grants. Indian Tribes are referred to using the term “Tribe” throughout this notice. Tribal Organization is defined by 25 U.S.C. 5304(l). Consultants may include, but are not limited to universities and colleges, private consulting firms, and non-academic non-profit entities. The feasibility studies will help facilitate informed decision-making regarding Tribes’ economic futures. Feasibility studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business, or the practicality of a technology, that a Tribe may choose to pursue to explore how a current Tribal business or enterprises could recover and adapt to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. NABDI awards may be used to develop business plans for eligible applicant’s goals for economic opportunity and recovery, such as the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The OIED administers this program through its Division of Economic Development (DED). The funding periods and amounts referenced in this solicitation are subject to the availability of non-recurring appropriation funds of the BIA budget at the time of award, as well as the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Indian Affairs priorities at the time of the award. Neither DOI nor Indian Affairs will be held responsible for proposal or application preparation costs. Publication of this solicitation does not obligate DOI or Indian Affairs to award any specific grant or to obligate all or any part of available funds. Future funding is subject to the availability of appropriations and cannot be guaranteed. DOI or Indian Affairs may cancel or withdraw this solicitation at any time.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339846
Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) Grant $1,000,000.00

This program seeks to develop the Tribal management, organizational and technical capacity needed to maximize the economic impact of energy resource development on American Indian and Native Alaskan land. TEDC grants equip Federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Federally recognized Tribal entities to regulate and manage their energy resources through development of organizational and business structures and legal and regulatory infrastructure.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337725
Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) $2,500,000.00

Soliciting grant proposals from Tribes and Tribal Energy Development Organizations for technical assistance funding to hire consultants to identify, evaluate or assess the market for energy or mineral resources that a Tribe will process, use, or develop.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337697
Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons- North Central, Midwest, Northeast/Southeast CASC Regions $400,000.00

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through Bureau of Indian Affair’s Office of Trust Services (BIA), hereby solicits proposals from tribal non-profit, non-governmental organizations, and tribally controlled colleges or universities, to enter into a cooperative agreement for the support of tribal climate science needs through the hiring of a tribal climate resilience liaison in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The agreement provides a mechanism for the BIA to provide the selected Tribal organizations with non-recurring funding for mutually agreed upon tasks in keeping with the climate science needs of the BIA and all tribal communities in the North Central, Midwest, and Northeast/ Southeast CASC regions (learn more and see map of DOI Climate Adaptation Science Centers here: https://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/climate-adaptation-science-centers). The BIA’s Office of Trust Services, Tribal Climate Resilience Program, will evaluate all proposals and select three tribal organization (one per region) to hire: North Central: up to two* tribal climate resilience liaisons to be hosted at the North Central CASC, Boulder, Colorado**. Midwest: up to two* tribal climate resilience liaison to be hosted at the Midwest CASC, Minneapolis, Minnesota**. Northeast/Southeast (combined): up to two* tribal climate resilience liaison to be hosted at the Northeast CASC, Amherst, Massachusetts** and/or Southeast CASC, Raleigh, North Carolina**. *Final number of liaisons contingent on funding availability. **Final hosting location may be determined between the regional CASC and the selected tribal organizations, but will allow for proximity and communication between the liaison(s) and the CASC. Each tribal organization may also coordinate with the BIA TCRP, the respective regional CASC, and other potential partners to coordinate training activities and support the development and implementation of up to two tribal climate resilience trainings for tribes in the respective region per year, contingent on available funding. Hiring a current employee from within the organization is allowable as long as they meet the minimum qualifications. The successful tribal organization will have 1) various regional and/or national knowledge and familiarity to support all tribes in the service area, 2) functional expertise in areas that are or may be affected by climate change, 3) broad tribal membership regionally or nationally and, 4) the capacity to provide administrative supervision and mentorship for the liaisons, and engage in regular coordination with the CASC. BIA expects to assign one tribal organization to one of three DOI CASC regions in this wave of solicitations, however, this ratio may be modified per circumstances and funding availability. This solicitation contains guidelines and instructions for writing and submitting a proposal to select and hire a tribal climate resilience liaison. BIA will use a competitive evaluation process based on criteria stated in Section F. Categories of Funding, Review Criteria and Evaluation of this notice to select an applicant for funding. If there are questions or further information is required, please refer to the paragraph below on how to contact the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience staff for assistance. Note: A cooperative agreement between the BIA and the selected tribal organization will be completed after this selection process. Once the cooperative agreement is finalized, the successful tribal organization may begin the selection and hiring process for a tribal climate resilience liaison, following the minimum qualifications below and the language of the cooperative agreement- but has the option to hire from within the organization if current employee(s) meet the minimum qualifications.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336222
Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons- Alaska, Northwest, Southwest CASC Regions $600,000.00

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through Bureau of Indian Affair’s Office of Trust Services (BIA), hereby solicits proposals from tribal non-profit, non-governmental organizations, and tribally controlled colleges or universities, to enter into a cooperative agreement for the support of tribal climate science needs through the hiring of a tribal climate resilience liaison in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The agreement provides a mechanism for the BIA to provide the selected Tribal organizations with non-recurring funding for mutually agreed upon tasks in keeping with the climate science needs of the BIA and all tribal communities in the Northwest, Southwest, and Alaska CASC regions (learn more and see map of DOI Climate Adaptation Science Centers here: https://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/climate-adaptation-science-centers). The BIA’s Office of Trust Services, Tribal Climate Resilience Program, will evaluate all proposals and select three tribal organization (one per region) to hire: Alaska: up to three* tribal climate resilience liaisons to be hosted at the Alaska CASC, Anchorage, AK, or University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK**. Northwest: up to two* tribal climate resilience liaison to be hosted at the Northwest CASC, Corvallis, OR, or University of Washington, Seattle, WA**. Southwest: up to two* tribal climate resilience liaison to be hosted at the Southwest CASC, Tucson, Arizona**. *Final number of liaisons contingent on funding availability. **Final hosting location may be determined between the regional CASC and the selected tribal organizations, but will allow for proximity and communication between the liaison(s) and the CASC. See Related Document for more information.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334752
Program to Support Tribal Climate Resilience Grants and Ocean and Coastal Management Planning Grants $150,000.00

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Trust Services, Tribal Climate Resilience Program (Program) solicits proposals from federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations as defined at 25 U.S.C. section 5304(l) to receive grants to support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management and planning. The Program supports tribes as they prepare for climate change impacts on tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The Program will provide funding for projects that support tribal climate resilience as tribes incorporate science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information. The Program also supports tribal ocean and coastal management and planning. This solicitation contains guidelines and instructions for writing and submitting a proposal. BIA will use a competitive evaluation process based on criteria as stated in Section F. Categories of Funding, Review Criteria and Evaluation of this notice to select projects for funding. If there are questions, please refer to the paragraph below on how to contact the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience staff for assistance.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331566
Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development: National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Feasibility Study Funding $50,000.00

IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT, YOU MUST GO TO THE RELATED DOCUMENTS TAB TO RETRIEVE THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT PACKAGE AND DIRECTIONS. PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN INFORMATION HOW YOU SHOULD APPLY AND SEND IN YOUR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE 11 PAGES TO REVIEW.The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is soliciting proposals from Indian Tribes, as defined at 25 U.S.C. § 5304(e), for grant funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and broadband over power lines (BPL).TBG grants may be used to fund an assessment of the current broadband services, if any, that are available to an applicant’s community; an engineering assessment of new or expanded broadband services; an estimate of the cost of building or expanding a broadband network; a determination of the transmission medium(s) that will be employed; identification of potential funding and/or financing for the network; and consideration of financial and practical risks associated with developing a broadband network.The purpose of the NTBG is to improve the quality of life, spur economic development and commercial activity, create opportunities for self-employment, enhance educational resources and remote learning opportunities, and meet emergency and law enforcement needs by bringing broadband services to Native American communities that lack them. Feasibility studies funded through NTBG will assist Tribes to make informed decisions regarding deployment or expansion of broadband in their communities.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326083
Indian Highway Safety Occupant Protection Grant Varies

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office ofJustice Services (OJS), Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) solicits proposalsfor implementing traffic safety programs and projects which are designated toreduce the number of traffic crashes, deaths, injuries and property damagewithin these populations. Indian Highway Safety Grants are reimbursable grantsavailable to federally recognized tribes.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323355