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Tribal Capacity Building Grant Program

Grants to USA Tribes, Tribal Nonprofits, and IHEs in Multiple
States for STEM and Resource Management Education

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Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

Deadline Date:

02/28/18 Close of Business


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming tribes, tribal nonprofits, and educational institutions for tribal education programs within the funding source’s service area. Programs may involve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as the management of natural and cultural resources.

Proposals should be designed to strengthen the capacity of tribes, promote government-to-government relationships, and increase opportunities for partnerships in the operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System, Federal Columbia River Transmission System, or the integrated Fish and Wildlife Program.

Projects should focus on electrical generation and transmission, energy efficiency, hydropower, environmental stewardship of the Columbia River basin, and projects that study habitat and ecosystems.

Applications will be evaluated on each of the following criteria:
-The proposed event maximizes impact and effectiveness of the agency to build and maintain strong government-to-government relationships.
-The proposed activity supports one or more of BPA’s strategic objectives.
-The proposed project promotes excellence in education and provides activities that are
implemented in a culturally appropriate manner.
-The proposed capacity building project encourages volunteerism and giving back to the community.
-The proposed capacity building project adds value to the federally recognized tribes BPA serves and reflects positively upon BPA.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176937

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual grants awarded will not exceed $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed in 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is requesting proposals from within the BPA service territory. BPA’s territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, western Montana and small parts of eastern Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

Application must be submitted by a federally recognized tribe, tribal nonprofit 501(c)(3) or educational institutions providing services to tribes.

Grants cannot be awarded to individuals.

Grant applicants will be excluded from consideration if found to be debarred, suspended or otherwise ineligible to receive federal funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications identifying additional cost share partners are preferred.

Complete the Tribal Capacity Building Grant Application and submit via email by the close of business on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

More information about the Bonneville Power Administration and their service territory may be found here:

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

Grant Coverage Areas:

Bonneville Power Administration's Service Territory

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California;   Idaho;   Montana;   Nevada;   Oregon;   Utah;   Washington;   Wyoming