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The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon has assembled the below list of available grant opportunities relevant for our Indian Country colleagues.  We will update this site about every month as we receive new funding opportunities to share.  We will continue to highlight a few specific grants in the quarterly Indian Country Email Newsletter, and we remain available to consult with and support you through your grant writing processes.

For your planning purposes, U.S. DOJ has published the anticipated calendar for the FY 2020 grant solicitations and their expected timelines here.

Federal Grants


State Grants


Private Grants


Description of all Funding Opportunities

OVC FY 2020 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by improving public safety, supporting Indian tribes, and enhancing services for tribal victims of crime.

This solicitation incorporates the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide by reference. The OJP Grant Application Resource Guide provides guidance to applicants on how to prepare and submit applications for funding to OJP. If this solicitation expressly modifies any provision in the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide, the applicant is to follow the guidelines in this solicitation as to that provision.

Application Deadline:   8:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday, June 15, 2020.

FY 2020 Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA  - This program provides funds to: (1) prosecute violent crime cold cases and (2) decrease the number of violent crime cold cases awaiting prosecution.

Through this program, BJA will provide grant funding to support the prosecution of violent crime cold cases, where DNA from a suspect has been identified (suspect(s) may be known or unknown). Provided that DNA attributed to a known or unknown suspect has been identified, funding support includes investigative activities and crime and forensic analyses that could lead to prosecuting violent crime cold cases, and decreasing the number of violent crime cold cases awaiting prosecution.  Application deadline is June 15, 2020.

Health Security and Pandemics Challenge: COVID-19 - Over $1.5 million in prize funding is available for Solve's 2020 Global Challenges, including Health Security & Pandemics.  Submit a solution by June 18, 2020.

FY 2020 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program – Competitive - With this solicitation, BJA seeks proposals for competitive funding under the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell program). This program awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services.

Under the Coverdell program, State Administering Agencies (SAAs) may apply for both formula and competitive funds. Units of local government may apply for competitive funds. This solicitation is ONLY for the competitive funds.  Application deadline is June 19, 2020.

Building Tribal Provider and Patient Capacity for Addressing Opioid Misuse Prevention and Treatment -

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce Building Tribal Provider and Patient Capacity for Addressing Opioid Misuse Prevention and Treatment made possible through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  Application deadline is July 3, 2020.

OVW Fiscal Year 2020 National Tribal Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault Solicitation -   The National Tribal Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault funding may be used to establish, sustain, and/or expand training, educational programs, and technical assistance (TA) on issues relating to sexual assault of AI/AN women.  Funding priority will be given to applicants proposing innovative ways of reaching a national audience of entities addressing the sexual assault of AI/AN women, including tribal governments, tribal victim service providers, and tribal and non-tribal organizations within urban areas.  Application deadline is July 23, 2020.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation grants supporting Education, Cultural Awareness, Economic Opportunity, and Legal Reform – ILTF serves Indian Country in the recovery and control of rightful homelands. The organization makes grants to Indian nations and nonprofit organizations for land-related initiatives in four areas: education, cultural awareness, economic opportunity and legal reform.  Letters of inquiry accepted on an ongoing basis.

Kalliopeia Foundation’s cultural and ecological renewal projects rooted in reverent connection to a sacred, living Earth - The foundation supports, connects, and lifts up extraordinary projects and leaders who are modeling powerful ways to reconnect ecology, culture, and spirituality. We find most of our grantee partners through our networks, field research, and at gatherings, and we accept proposals by invitation only. If you feel your work is strongly aligned with our mission, you can send a brief email telling us about your work.  Letters of inquiry accepted on an ongoing basis.

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation’s funding for Native arts initiatives - Areas of interest include natural resources and animal habitat protection; natural disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery; arts, music, and human creativity; human services; animal welfare; professional development for educators; and special projects.  Letters of inquiry accepted on an ongoing basis.

Notah Begay III (NB3) Native Strong Foundation’s grants to reduce Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes - Grant programs focus on healthy nutrition programs, healthy food access, and promoting physical activity.  Numerous partner grants and opportunities published to the website ongoing.

Northwest Area Foundation’s Access to Capital, Work Opportunity, Enterprise Development, and Financial Inclusion grants - The Northwest Area Foundation supports organizations anchored in the culture of the people they serve and dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Native communities, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, and rural communities.  Our funding advances good jobs and financial capability through four portfolios of grantmaking: Access to Capital, Work Opportunity, Enterprise Development, and Financial Inclusion.  Letters of inquiry accepted on an ongoing basis.

NoVo Foundation funding for Indigenous communities - Interest in a cross-section of areas, including but not limited to, violence against girls, women, and the earth; leadership of Indigenous girls and women; Indigenous cultural expression; healing from historical trauma and oppression; and Indigenous education.  Letters of inquiry accepted on an ongoing basis.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians national giving for tribes and Native organizations - Supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and/or from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Special interest in areas of education, health, economic and community development, and special projects.  Our resources are directed within four areas of program focus to benefit these communities and improve quality of life for adults, children and families. Our giving priorities include Education, Health, Economic & Community Development and Special Projects. Applications in each area are considered through the lens of demonstrated community need, and an organization’s capacity to meet that need. Applications are reviewed three times a year: March 15, July 15, November 15.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation supporting the preservation, promotion, and advancement of American Indian self-sufficiency and culture in the United States - Focus areas include American Indian entrepreneurism, education, and cultural preservation.  The Foundation’s charter mandate encompasses the preservation, promotion, and advancement of American Indian self-sufficiency and culture in the United States, including programs for (i) the development of American Indian entrepreneurism, (ii) facilitating American Indian education (particularly college, graduate, and post-graduate education), and (iii) the preservation and enhancement of American Indian culture.  Applications are reviewed four times a year: February 28, May 31, August 31, November 30.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community funding for tribes and Native organizations across the state, region, and country - SMSC’s donation selection process aligns with Mdewakanton Dakota values. Through their work, the SMSC continues to plan seven generations ahead and stay true to its mission of being a good neighbor, good employer, and good steward of the earth. Last year’s grantees supported education, youth programming, health, specifically care programs, legal aid, community development and infrastructure, women’s health, arts and culture, local communities, environmental protection, and many more worthwhile causes and enterprises. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Numerous grant opportunities providing funding for Indigenous communities. Focus areas of interest include educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and community/civic engagement.  Application deadlines vary per grant.

WeRNative Community Service Mini Grants - Step up and shape your community in positive ways with a community service mini grant. Open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13-21 years old with an adult mentor. The grant funds up to $475 for a community service project.  Applications accepting on a rolling basis.

Guidance for Invited Applications for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance - For Crime Victim Assistance, eligible applicants are limited to state victim assistance programs; public agencies, including federal, state, and local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior and published in the Federal Register; public institutions of higher education; and victim service and nongovernmental organizations. For Crime Victim Compensation, eligible applicants are limited to state crime victim compensation administrative agencies.  Application opens after a mass violence or terrorism incident.



The links provided on this webpage are for information only.  Not all content reflects the views of the U.S. Attorney’s Office or Department of Justice.  Grants are not vetted or otherwise endorsed by the USAO or DOJ.  Do not rely on this webpage as the sole source of grant opportunities available or for official deadlines.  Please contact to submit suggested grant opportunities for posting.


Updated June 15, 2020

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