Funding for New Grants
Through a reorganization of the Community Development and Planning and Development programs, where two programs merged as one, a strong grant writing component was formed. The Planning and Development Program now currently has two full-time grant writers who have proven to be successful in securing several necessary grants for Tribes.
Since June 2018, the following grant applications were completed and submitted. The status of each application is stated:
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) tribal Set- Aside Program – Phase 1 submitted for the Domestic Violence Program on 7/9/2018. This program will serve all victims of all crimes and will provide face to face quality intervention, culturally sensitive advocacy and immediate response to victimization. We were awarded $718,505 on September 28, 2018.
Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) – submitted for the Department of Education on 8/10/18. This project will form a program which will work with students in third grade and extending through students in eighth grade within Clinton Public Schools to prepare AI/AN youth for college and career readiness. We were awarded $750,000.00 on September 28, 2018.
Tribal Opioid Response Grant (TOR) – submitted for the Department of Health on 8/24/18. This grant will address the opioid crisis by providing culturally appropriate prevention, prescribing FDA approved medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and coordinated recovery support services for tribal members diagnosed with opiate use disorder (OUD). We were awarded on Sept. 26 for a total amount of $610,802.00.
FY 2019 Water Management, Planning, and Pre-Development Program (N34). This program will collect water data and analytics into a water model that will help forecast the water levels of the North Canadian River Alluvial Aquifer that supplies water to the Concho Reserve. The C&A tribes are requesting $85,000.00 be awarded.
Additional Grants awarded
a. FY 2018 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 for $65,000;
b. FY 2018 General Assistance Program (GAP)
c. FY 2018 OVC CTAS Purpose Area 7: Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program for $450,000;
d. FY 2018 OVW Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program for $325,000;
e. FY 2018 CTAS Purpose Area 4: Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure Program for Department of Justice for $1,000,129.
Planning and Development are currently working on the following grants:
FY 2019 Water Management, Planning, and Pre-Development Program (N34). This program will collect water data and analytics into a water model that will help forecast the water levels of the North Canadian River Alluvial Aquifer that supplies water to the Concho Reserve. The C&A Tribes are requesting $85,000.00 be awarded.
Housing & Urban Development Indian Community Black Grant (HUD ICDBG) FY 2018 – We have determined that these funds, once released shall serve the Veterans and Indian Child Welfare. With these funds, we plan on constructing a new building for our Veterans, in addition to expanding our current Emergency Youth Shelter.
Keeping Oklahoma Beautiful Roadside Grant – We plan to apply next year for funds that will be used to plant trees at the Elder’s home in Clinton, OK. The application window is open from 10/15 through 12/15 and grants are awarded in January.
First Nations NAAFTF Native Farmers & Ranchers – First Nations expects to award 17 to 20 grants averaging $30,000 – $40,000 each to grow and/or expand direct services to Native American farm & ranch programs. First Nations will invite 40 to 50 applicants to submit a Phase II proposal. Phase I is due on 10/5/2018.
USDA Community Facilities Grant Program – we are currently working with our USDA area specialist. Julie Savig, and Marina Gayton on the application. USDA plans on awarding $50,000-$75,000 and applications are accepted year round. Meeting set to discuss grant Oct. 15.
Firefighter Grant – The Dept. of Homeland Security has announced funds to provide, equip, train emergency personnel, and replace and/or upgrade fire vehicles. We will assist Carrie Tallbird and Jeffrey Elizondo in their application process. pending a meeting with a FEMA rep. Available funding: $315 million. Projected number of awards: 2,500.
EPA Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, Section 2105, 2107 Grant Program – the EPA is currently seeking consultation with Tribes to get their input on matters concerning water within schools, and small disadvantaged communities. Pending meeting Oct. 3 to discuss viability. No funding announcement has been released yet, no application currently available. Consult Only.
Grants Office is also searching energy grant opportunities and is looking to consult with the Citizen Potowatamie Nation’s energy development project.