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Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) - Repatriation Grants

Grants to USA Tribes, Museums, and Native
Hawaiian Organizations to Reclaim Cultural Items

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U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service

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06/01/18 11:59 PM PDT


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Grants of up to $15,000 to USA Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums to support the repatriation of Native American cultural items. Funding will defray costs associated with transportation, packaging, reburial, contamination removal, or storage of eligible items.

Section 10 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to make grants to museums, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations for the purposes of assisting in consultation, documentation, and repatriation of Native American “cultural items,” including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.

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GrantWatch ID#: 164780

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Expected Number of Awards: 15

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Museums with possible NAGPRA collections, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations as defined in NAGPRA are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

All NAGPRA grant applicants must submit their complete application packages electronically through the website.

Repatriation Grant applications due in by 11:59 PM (PST) on June 1, 2018.

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Contact Information:

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

Sarah Glass, Notice and Grant Coordinator

National NAGPRA Program
1849 C Street NW
Mail Stop 7360
Washington, D.C. 20240

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