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Gila River Indian Community Grant Cycle 2018

Grants to Arizona Agencies, Nonprofits, and Schools in
Eligible Areas for Healthcare, Education, and Safety

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Gila River Indian Community, Office of Special Funding

Deadline Date:

03/30/18 5:00 PM


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Grants starting at $1,000 to Arizona cities, towns, and counties to support government services that benefit the residents of the Gila River Indian Community region. Funding may be used for operating support and programs related to education, public safety, transportation, healthcare, and economic development. Non-municipal public service organizations (such as public schools, fire districts, etc.) and nonprofits are also welcome to apply but must partner with a local government.

The Gila River Indian Community’s policy is to generally focus distributions on nearby cities, towns, and counties (i.e., Maricopa and Pinal Counties, municipalities bordering or in close proximity to the Gila River Indian Community) but retains the flexibility to consider more distant locations in order to maximize the positive impact that Tribal gaming has on the State of Arizona.

Examples of programs/projects in each of the priority funding areas may include, but are not limited to the following. These are only general examples of project types and should not be used in an application as justification.

-Economic Development: Programs and projects that promote and assist with employment, job readiness, economic security, entrepreneurship, tourism, and commerce within individual cities, towns and counties and the State of Arizona.

-Education: Programs and projects that assist students and/or educators in achieving success in the classroom from preschool through post-secondary education; programs and projects that provide tutoring and hands on learning, scholarship programs, museums, any other type of educational programs on any topic that enhances the general knowledge of participants or promotes life-long learning.

-Healthcare: Health promotion, disease prevention, wellness activities, recreational activities that promote physical fitness, nutrition, behavioral health programs, drug, alcohol or tobacco use cessation, direct patient care, health education, and other programs that may assist in improving the overall health of participants or the community.

-Public Safety: Programs and projects that enhance the efforts of police departments and fire departments, crime prevention programs, reduction of environmental hazards, environmental protection or quality, educational programs that promote public and individual safety, shelters.

-Transportation: Projects that provide or improve transportation systems for the general public.

In addition to these priority areas, the Gila River Indian Community reserves the right to utilize its discretion in soliciting special programs and projects not included in the above listing.

Grant funds may be used to serve all demographics of the population provided they are within the stated priority funding areas and provide a service that benefits the general public within the State of Arizona.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179471

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants for programs and projects can range in total from $1,000 to $300,000.

The Gila River Indian Community will also consider capital requests of up to $500,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants can be paid out in installments to support the program for at least one but no more than three years.

Grants for capital requests will be paid out in installments for at least one but no more than five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All grant awards are made and paid to Arizona cities, towns and counties. Non-municipal public service organizations (such as public schools, fire districts, etc.), and non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status from the IRS are also eligible to apply however must partner with a municipality for application submission and must provide services that benefit the general public in or around that municipality.

Not Funded:
-State Agencies/Departments
-Organizations from outside the State of Arizona
-Other gaming tribes
-Religious Activities
-Indirect or Administrative Costs
-Projects for the sole benefit of the Gila River Indian Community

Pre-Application Information:

Applications and all accompanying materials should be submitted via no later than 5:00 PM on March 30, 2018. Once your application is submitted you will receive a confirmation via email.

2018 Grants Timeline:

-January 2, 2018: Grant Cycle Opens.

-March 30, 2018: Applications that are incomplete or received after this date will not be considered in this grant cycle. The office will make every attempt to notify applicants if an application is incomplete therefore submission prior to the final day is beneficial.

-July 31, 2018: On or before this date applicants will be notified of the disposition of the application. This will be in the form of a notice that the application will be moving on to the award phase, or a notice of declination.

-September 1, 2018: A resolution from the city/town council OR county board of supervisors will be due on or before this date from those applicants selected to continue to the award phase. The resolution will serve as the municipality’s intent to accept any awarded funds and to use them in accordance with the application. It is at the municipality’s discretion to submit this document along with initial application.

-October 2018: All grant awards will be made on or before October 25, 2018. Grantees will be notified via email followed by formal award documents.

Non-municipal organizations that wish to apply must establish a relationship with a city, town or county who will receive the grant and then distribute awarded funds as appropriate. All applications must be signed by the designated representative of the city, town or county. Applications that are not signed, or that are signed by an individual other than the authorized municipality representative will be considered incomplete and will be referred back to the municipality for further verification.

A resolution from the applying city or town council or county board of supervisors will be requested from all applicants that will be considered for final approval. This resolution is Gila River Indian Community Grant Guidelines Grant Cycle 2018 accepted but not required at the time of initial application however if not included, will be requested and required by a separate due date. Applications moving forward to this phase are not guaranteed approval.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:

If you have questions regarding the program or application process please contact:

Cheryl Pablo, Program Administrator

Terri Enos, Secretary III

520-562-9698 ext. 258 or 259

Gila River Indian Community
P.O. Box 2172
Sacaton, AZ 85147

Grant Coverage Areas:

Maricopa and Pinal Counties; and municipalities bordering or in close proximity to the Gila River Indian Community

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: The nearby cities, towns, and counties (i.e., Maricopa and Pinal Counties, municipalities bordering or in close proximity to the Gila River Indian Community) of the Gila River Indian Community region. More distant locations may be considered as well.