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Oregon Tribal Grant

Grants to Oregon Indian Tribes for Health, Arts,
Environment, Public Safety, and Education

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Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF)

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Grants to Oregon federally-recognized Indian tribes for a broad range of programming that benefits tribal communities. LOIs are due May 1. Program areas include education, historic preservation, arts and culture, health, environmental preservation, problem gaming, and public safety. Priority will be given to projects in the funding source’s priority areas of health, education, environment, as well as innovative programs or program enhancements.

Eligible requests include both program support or capital projects. If the proposed project is a construction project, all pre-planning activities, including permitting, along with firm construction estimates must be completed.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145263

Estimated Size of Grant:

Current Maximum Grant Amount: $150,000

Term of Contract:

All projects must commence after August 31, 2017.

SMCF grants will be for a 12-month period. SMCF is a one-year funder, and will not make multi-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Spirit Mountain Community Fund accepts proposals from Oregon's nine federally recognized Tribes for the annual Oregon Tribal Grant:

-Burns Paiute Tribe
-Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw
-Coquille Indian Tribe
-Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
-The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
-The Klamath Tribes
-Confederated Tribes of Siletz
-Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
-Confederated Tribes of Umatilla

Indirect Rate: SMCF grant funds may be used for Tribal indirect costs but shall not exceed the tribes currently approved indirect cost rate.

Grant funding awarded for the proposed project shall not be expended for the cost of goods, services, or activities encumbered prior to the grant award date.

Pre-Application Information:

The Tribal Letter of Inquiry is due on May 1st, 2017.

The Full application will be due on June 23, 2017.

Tribal grant applications must include an approved Tribal Resolution in support of the specific proposed project/program to be undertaken.

Staff will perform an initial review of all LOI submissions. Grant award decisions will be made by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund Board of Trustees.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit LOI:

If you have questions about this grant opportunity or the application process, please contact:

Julia Willis, Grants Coordinator
(503) 879-1637

Spirit Mountain Community Fund
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR 97347

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon