Funding and Opportunities (as of January 11)

Applications for the Gather Food Sovereignty Grant are open until January 14th at 3pm AK time. This opportunity is targeting emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal Food Sovereignty.  Through the first round of the grant, First Nations expects to award up to 13 grant awards of approximately $32,000 to support Native American-led food sovereignty work.

The BIA has released Requests for Proposals for the Fisheries, Wildlife & Recreation Programs. Projects will be funded in four program areas: endangered species, invasive species, hatchery maintenance, and Tribal youth initiatives. Applications must be received by the Alaska regional office by January 31, 2021. Forms for all four program areas are available on the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society website who are also offering technical assistance for applicants.

Training and technical support through FEMA is available for Tribal governments interested in applying for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants. The grant application period is currently open and closes on January 29, 2021 at 11am AK time. Access the BRIC and Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant funding call and webinars here.

The application deadline for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs funding for energy technology on Tribal lands is February 11th at 1pm AK time. The US Department of Energy expects to make between $10 and $15 million available for new awards under this funding opportunity. A recording of a webinar providing guidance is available on the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs website.

Applications are open for UAF Research Experience for Undergraduates until February 15th. Two tracks are available including one open to undergraduates with Alaska Native heritage with an interest in oceanography in the Gulf of Alaska. Funding support from the U.S. National Science Foundation includes a stipend.