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Tribal Education and 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:

03/15/19 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, support government-to-government relationships, and provide education opportunities regarding the operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System, Federal Columbia River Transmission System or integrated Fish and Wildlife Program.

Specifically, projects should advance participants awareness and understanding of electrical generation and transmission, energy efficiency, hydropower, environmental stewardship of the Columbia River basin habitat and ecosystems and cultural resource management.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176937

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual grants awarded will not exceed $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed in fiscal year 2019. The performance period begins at the time of award (approx. June 1 to Sept. 30, 2019).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

BPA is requesting proposals from federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations and educational institutions serving tribes located within the BPA service territory.
- To be eligible, grant applicants must demonstrate the grant will be used for educational purposes related to a BPA program area.
- Tribes may submit more than one application, however, if multiple applications are ranked for selection, only the application with the higher score will be considered.

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:

To apply for a BPA Education and Tribal Capacity Building Grant, please complete the application and submit via email by the close of business March 15, 2019.

Applications may identify additional cost share partners.

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

Contact Information:

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

Submit application to:

Please contact Tribal Affairs at (503) 230-7685 for questions.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Bonneville Power Administration's Service Territory

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Geographic Focus:

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