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Through NAGPRA funding, tribes and tribal organizations recapture Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony.
The program supports the rehabilitation of historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants must make subgrants for physical preservation projects. Eligible subgrant recipients must be within the jurisdiction of the applicant and in communities defined as “rural” by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
The program supports projects to provide fish and other aquatic organisms with passage through the nation’s waterways. Project examples include modernization of the country’s infrastructure, such as road culverts, bridges and water diversions. Fish friendly infrastructure provides a means for fish to be self-resilient and maintain or increase population’s providing for quality of fishing for many species. The NFPP is delivered through the Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Field Offices.
The program supports the development of tribal management, organizational and technical capacity to maximize the economic impact of energy resource development on Indian land. The grants provide tribes with the ability to develop their business and regulatory environment for energy resource development. Proposed projects must include building tribal capacity to develop organizational and business entity structures and regulatory functions.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative targets the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem by funding and implementing federal projects that address these problems.
The program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners, tribes and schools on a voluntary basis to help meet the habitat needs of federal trust species. Field biologists work one-on-one with landowners and partners to plan, implement and monitor activities. Working together with more than 45,000 landowners and 3,000 conservation partners, the program has successfully restored over 1,000,000 acres of wetland habitat; 3,000,000 acres of upland habitat and 11,000 miles of streams. The agency expects make 2,500 awards.
Through WaterSMART, Reclamation works cooperatively with Western states, tribes and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and attention to local water conflicts. This program contributes to the WaterSMART strategy by providing funding to watershed groups to encourage diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to address their water management needs.
Tribes and tribal organizations use these funds to recapture Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony. The repatriation awards defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial and storage of NAGPRA-related human remains and cultural items.
The program funds research to develop new or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical products that respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation. The resulting grant products help increase the longevity of cultural resources.
The program provides preservation and conservation assistance to nationally significant historic collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by NPS in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.