Help for Alaska's Tribes

Tribal government funding through ARPA is found within the Treasury’s CSLFRF page. The rules for compliance and reporting are identical to those which apply to State and local governments. There are some expenditures that are allowable for tribes that don’t apply to states and local governments, but they are outlined in the guidance. On November 15, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department revised the reporting requirements for tribal governments that received less than $30 million in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Reports for tribal governments that received less than $30 million in CLSFRF are no longer required to be filed on a quarterly basis and instead are now due annually.

The annual reporting deadlines for CLSFRF (also referred to as ARPA funds) are as follows:  
1st Annual Report Due April 30, 2022 
for the period covering March 31, 2021 – March 31, 2022
2nd Annual Report Due April 30, 2023 
for the period covering April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023
3rd Annual Report Due April 30, 2024 
for the period covering April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024
4th Annual Report Due April 30, 2025 
for the period covering April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025
5th Annual Report Due April 30, 2026 
for the period covering April 1, 2025 – March 31, 2026
6th Annual Report Due April 30, 2027 
for the period covering April 1, 2026 – December 31, 2026 

The Alaska Municipal League (AML) is offering to support local and tribal governments in their reporting and compliance needs. Please complete the following AML ARPA Service Agreement and we’ll assist in ensuring successful implementation:

AFN and AML have collaborated to offer a FREE pre-grant application consultation for tribal governments to talk through their interest, eligibility, and processes for upcoming funding opportunities with an experienced grant writer. Tribal governments that have identified a grant that they believe fits a need, should follow the intake process.

  • Contact AML at dawn@akml.org or (907)790-5304 to indicate interest
  • AML staff will document name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement of need
  • AML staff will share that information with our contracted hotline operator, a grant writing professional
  • A grant writing professional will contact you. Here’s what to expect Pre-grant Application Consultation Process.

Resources

Alaska Tribal Administrators Association – available for questions on recovery funding

Capital Projects Funds
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 established the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (Capital Projects Fund), which provides $100 million to be allocated in equal shares to Tribal governments to carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Active Grants

Please find below grants that are applicable and specific to tribal governments or affiliated parties.

ARPA Nonprofit Recovery Fund

  • Granting Agency: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development 
  • Appropriation Amount: $20,000,000
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $750,000, Award Floor $25,000, (10% match)
  • Announcement Date: October 21, 2021
  • 1st Round Closing Date: November 19, 2021, 5:00 PM
  • 2nd Round Closing Date: February 16, 2022, 5:00 PM
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Rural eConnectivity Program RUS-REC-2022

  • Granting Agency: Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service
  • Appropriation Amount: $1,150,000,000
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $35,000,000, Award Floor $100,000, (100% loan, 50%loan/50%grant, 100% Grant with 25% match)
  • Announcement Date: October 25, 2021
  • Closing Date: February 22, 2022
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FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment Assistance EDA-2021-ARPAEAA

  • Granting Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • Appropriation Amount: $500,000,000
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $10,000,000, Award Floor $100,000, 0% to 20% match depending on economic impact, EDA Grant Officers in the regional office will consider on a case by case basis
  • Announcement Date: July 22, 2021
  • Closing Date: March 21, 2022
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FY 2021 – 2023 Economic Development RNTA EDA-HDQ-RNTA-2021

  • Granting Agency: Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Appropriation Amount: $2,500,000
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $1,500,000 (Recent awards averaged $200,000 to %$500,000), no match, encourages cost sharing
  • Announcement Date: June 9, 2021
  • Closing Date: There are no submission deadlines under this NOFO. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the termination of this NOFO or publication of a superseding RNTA NOFO.
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COMMUNITY-DRIVEN C-19 RESPONSE FUNDING

  • Granting Agency: Mat-su Health Foundation, State of Alaska
  • Appropriation Amount: $5,100,000
  • Grant Amount: Pitches exceeding $50,000 must be received no later than October 1, 2021
  • Funding available now and will end on June 30, 2023
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