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. Tribal governments are required to report 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 31st, 2022, April 30th, 2022, July 31st, 2022, October 31st, 2022 and January 31st, 2023.

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

 

Resources

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 and
the State of Hawaii (for Native Hawaiian programs) 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. Treasury will allocate Tribal governments and the State of Hawaii approximately
$167,504 each under this provision.

  • Allocations Methodology
  • Guidance for the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund for Tribal Governments
  • Application Portal opened September 27th, 2021, Deadline June 1, 2022
  • Application Checklist

    Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Tribes – Treasury Reference Documents

    Guide to Grant Writing for Indigenous Languages

  • Active Grants

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

    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 Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages FR-6500-N-23

    • Granting Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Appropriation Amount: $76,555,025
    • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling: $4,000,000, Award Floor: $500,000, no match
    • Announcement Date: August 19, 2021
    • Closing Date: October 25, 2021. You do not have to submit an application for an Imminent Threat grant by the deadline established in this NOFO. These funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis until the amount set aside for this purpose is expended. The Imminent Threat request must be submitted to the Area Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) for your region in accordance with ONAP Program Guidance 2018-04, “Imminent Threat Grants”   and the requirements in 24 CFR part 1003 subpart E.
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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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