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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 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 grantees will develop and implement watershed-based plans and projects that protect public waterways and improve water quality. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit proposals that develop and implement watershed-based plans to protect unimpaired waters or restore pollution impaired waters.
The program encourages the coordinated involvement of the entire tribal criminal justice system and victim service providers to incorporate systemic change that ensures victim safety and offender accountability. These collaborations will ensure that non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, and violations of protection orders are held accountable.
Tribes uses these funds to develop comprehensive and coordinated approaches to public safety and victimization. All tribal-specific DOJ programs are included in this solicitation.
The program supports tribal colleges and universities in delivering science-based, culturally relevant extension education programs designed to address public needs and improve quality of life. Applicants should try to focus on NIFA’s five national critical needs areas: (1) development of sustainable energy; (2) increased global food security; (3) adaptation of agriculture and natural resources to global climate change; (4) reduction of childhood and adolescent obesity; and (5) improved food safety.
The program prevents and reduces suicidal behavior and substance abuse among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to age 24. Grantees will reduce the impact of substance abuse, mental illness and trauma on AI/AN communities through a public health approach.
These one-time grants go to tribes and tribal organizations seeking to develop, and within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the HHS a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program.
The program helps develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate-incomes.
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.