U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service
02/14/20 11:59 PM PT
Grants to USA museums tribes, and eligible Native organizations and colleges for activities to preserve Native American culture. Applicants are advised that registration in the online grants system may take several days to complete. The purpose of the grant program is to support consultation and documentation projects related to the preservation of cultural items.
The National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program assists the Secretary of the Interior with some responsibilities under NAGPRA. One of these responsibilities is to administer the section of NAGPRA which 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 (25 U.S.C. 3008).
Grant funds must be used for consultation and documentation under NAGPRA. Consultation projects support efforts related to compiling or revising a NAGPRA inventory and making or responding to requests for items in a NAGPRA summary. Documentation projects support determining the geographical origin, cultural affiliation, and other basic facts surrounding the acquisition of Native American cultural items. Consultation and documentation projects should lead to determining control, treatment, and disposition of NAGPRA cultural items.
Secretary of the Interior Priorities:
This program supports the priorities listed above by assisting Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums in repatriation activities required under NAGPRA. Grant funds support activities including travel, consultation meetings, and training, all of which are required under the regulations. Through these activities, this grant program allows all recipients to expand lines of communication with Tribes, support tribal sovereignty, and reduce the administrative and regulatory burden imposed by the Act.
NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation grants are intended to support:
a. Museums’ efforts to further identify Native American human remains and cultural items in their collections through consultation with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations leading towards repatriation; and/or
b. Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations’ efforts to consult with museums regarding human remains and cultural items of interest to their tribe or organization and determine items for which they desire to make a request and consult on repatriation/ disposition.
For details on eligible activities, see pages 8-12 of the NOFO document below.
GrantWatch ID#: 178708
Based on prior year data, NPS anticipates between 30 and 40 agreements for FY2020.
Based on prior year data, NPS anticipates the average dollar amount of awards made under this announcement to be between $5,000 to $90,000.
Agreement terms for funded projects are estimated to range between one and five years, depending on the negotiated project statement of work.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
National NAGPRA Program
1849 C Street NW
Mail Stop 7360
Washington, D.C. 20240
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