Grants Available to Strengthen Capacity of Native Organizations and Tribal Programs That Serve the Field of Native American Arts and Artists
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations [ http://www.firstnations.org ]) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for grants under its Native Arts Capacity-Building Initiative. First Nations will award up to six grants of up to $30,000 each to strengthen the organizational, managerial and programmatic capacity of Native American-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs that have existing efforts in place to serve the field of Native American arts and artists in tribal communities in four states – Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, January 15, 2016. Eligible applicants must have existing program initiatives in place that emphasize strengthening the field of Native American arts and building the capacity of Native American artists in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. All applicants must fully complete the First Nations online grant application [ http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016NACBI ], including the submission of all necessary attachments.
NOTE: The second of two informational conference calls about this grant opportunity is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 2 p.m. Mountain Time. The call-in number is 1-877-427-7602 (toll free) and the conference code is 828 198 8050.
Types of eligible entities include but are not limited to:
* Federal- and State-Recognized Tribal Governments (Tribal Government Programs such as Tribal Arts Programs, Heritage Departments, Economic Development Departments, etc.)
* Reservation-Based and Select Non-Reservation-Based Native American Museums
* Tribal Cultural and Heritage Centers
* Tribal Colleges
* Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
* Native-Controlled 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations
* Native 7871 Organizations
* Native Chambers of Commerce
For-profit organizations and individual artists are not eligible. First Nations does not require federal recognition for tribal governments to apply, but they must have state recognition. More information and the online grant application can be found here: http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016NACBI [ http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016NACBI ].
These grants will be the third annual awards of a three-year project. This First Nations initiative is made possible through generous funding from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation [ http://macphilanthropies.org/macfoundation/ ] of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.