Below, you will find funding opportunities and resources organized with application status, opportunity information and due dates. Our team will continue to update this list as we receive new information. 


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Native Americans in Philanthropy - Native American Community Response Fund

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Partnership with Decolonizing Wealth and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition

  • Funding may be used for direct emergency assistance to Native American individuals and families to supply food, to prevent homelessness or eviction, to provide shelter, and for support and services for at-risk elders over the next few months. 

  • $5,000 grant awards for general operating support, provided on a trust-basis to Native-led nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. 

Due Date: Reviewing applications as they're submitted

The NDN Collective - The NDN COVID-19 Response Project
Status: Accepting Applications

  • Distribute resources to frontline organizations, Tribes, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.

  • Grant review and funding notifications will occur on a weekly basis through the end of May 2020

Due Date: Weekly basis through the end of May 28th

Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity
Status: Accepting Applications

  • Organization addresses these steps as part of your application processes:

    • Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS;

    • Register for a System for Award Management (SAM) account. The requirements for SAM (System of Award Management) registration have temporarily changed due to the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Register your organization on

Due Date: May 31, 2020 by 11:00 am Central

Department of Agriculture - Community Food Projects Program

Status: Accepting Applications

  • The primary goals of the CFP 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 the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Due Date: June 3, 2020

Bureau of Indian Affairs -Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development: National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Feasibility Study Funding

Status: Accepting Applications

  • 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.

Due Date: June 15, 2020

Status: Accepting Applications

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is consistent with the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and with an all of-the-above energy strategy that recognizes the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, and each Tribe’s right to use them as they see fit.

  • Projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral.

  • Specifically, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:

    • (1) Install energy generating system(s) and energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s); or,

    • (2) Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) or energy storage on Tribal Lands; or,

    • (3) Install integrated energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple essential tribal facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience; or,

    • (4) Deploy energy infrastructure and integrated energy system(s) to electrify Tribal Buildings.

  •  The intended results of the 50% cost-shared projects selected under this FOA are to reduce or stabilize energy costs and increase energy security and resiliency for Indian Tribes and tribal members.

Due Date: July 1, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services - Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Families is announcing funds for the Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program.

  • The goal of the VHT-NC Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American (i.e., American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and/or Pacific Islanders) victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals.

  • Under VHT-NC the following activities are required:

    • 1) provision of comprehensive culturally and linguistically responsive case management to Native American victims of trafficking;

    • 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of Native American victims of sex and labor trafficking; and

    • 3) training to service providers and community partners.

Due Date: July 6, 2020

Department of the Interior - Tribal Wildlife Grants Program

Status: Accepting Applications

  • The Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program was created to support the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats and species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance, including species that are not hunted or fished.

  • The TWG Program provides opportunities for federally recognized Tribes to engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on their lands, many of which are located adjacent to DOI- managed lands. Many of the TWG Program-funded project activities increase fish and wildlife populations, allowing for hunting and fishing opportunities on and off Tribal lands. Additionally, the TWG Program also funds project activities that align and assist the Service with Endangered Species Act (ESA) activities supporting downlisting, delisting, and preventing species listing under the ESA.

Due Date: July 6, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services - Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

  • This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.

  • Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Due Date: July 15, 2020

Department of AgricultureDistance Learning and Medicine Program    

​Status: Accepting Applications

  • This fund is designated to help rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

  • Provides funds for the technical assistance and instruction, as well as, acquisition of eligible capital assets, (broadband transmission facilities, interactive video equipment, data terminal equipment, computer hardware, network components, software, inside wiring and similar infrastructure). 

Due Date: July 13, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services - Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

​Status: Accepting Applications

  • The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program.

  • This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.

Due Date: July 15, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services - Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) Program.

  • The purpose of this program is to train academic medical centers and other centers of excellence (COEs) to create or expand technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models (such as Project ECHO, ECHO-like models, and other emerging models in the field).

  • The program’s objectives emphasize the following:

    • identifying and expanding current and new telementoring learning programs

    • developing freely accessible tools and resources to support telementoring learning program planning and implementation

    • creating a standardized telementoring learning program data set and evaluation toolkit HRSA expects the RTTC to provide technical assistance (TA) resources that are national in scope and that will meet the needs of rural communities and practitioners. 

Due Date: July 16, 2020

Seventh Generation Fund - Flicker Fund
Status: Receiving Donations

  • Provides direct grant support to stressed Indigenous communities on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Flicker Fund goes directly to Indigenous community generated and led initiatives, providing:

    • Basic and urgent health, wellness, and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable with a focus on elders, multi-generational households, and families with children under the age of 5 years old

    • Traditional healing practices and remedies, food systems, and immune support

    • Historic and cultural teachings, stories, and lifeways that advance traditional knowledge systems that inform community members on health, healing, and moving forward with vitality

Due Date: TBD

Federal Emergency Management Agency - Assistance to Tribal Governments

Due Date: TBD

Department of Health and Human Services - Announcement to Support Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19

  • The health systems research community should prepare to submit applications to AHRQ to fund critical research focused on evaluating topics such as innovations and challenges encountered in the rapid expansion of telemedicine in response to COVID-19, effects on quality, safety, and value of health system response to COVID-19, and the role of primary care practices and professionals during the COVID-19 epidemic.

  • AHRQ is particularly interested in understanding how digital health innovations contributed to health system and healthcare professional innovation and challenges and solutions to meeting the needs of vulnerable populations including older adults, people living with multiple chronic conditions, rural communities, and uninsured and underinsured populations. 

Due Date: TBD

along with state and local governments, bringing total resources to $10.314 billion for Indian Tribes.


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