Exploring Eligibility: Federal Grants for Native American Tribal Governments and Organizations

There are a variety of federal financial assistance opportunities specifically for American Indians and Alaska Natives. This article, which is part of the Exploring Eligibility blog series, will explain where Grants.gov fits into your search process.

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If you are a member of a Native American tribal entity searching for federal grants or benefits, you probably fall into one of three situations:

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What Is a Land Grant? (Part 2): Grants to Individuals for Homesteading and Settlement

A land grant is an award of land to a recipient with the requirement that a public purpose, as defined by legislation, is served through the grant. Last week, we covered land grant colleges and universities, which are great examples of land grants achieving lasting benefits in the United States of America.

Land Grants for “Homesteading”

The passage of the Homestead Act of 1862 established a land grant program that allowed individuals, both U.S. citizens and intended citizens, to apply for 160-acre plots of land. “Homesteading” was a term referring to the process of moving west onto land in unsettled territories and cultivating the land.

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#FundingFriday: Nearly 100 Federal Grant Opportunities Posted to Grants.gov This Week

This week, nearly 100 grant opportunities have been posted to Grants.gov. Here are a few highlights from the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Interior.

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1. Department of Energy – Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Integrated Simulation Partnerships in Fusion Energy Sciences

The goal of this announcement is to select applications that can take advantage of today’s multi-petascale DOE high-performance computing (DOE HPC) systems to accelerate scientific discovery in strategically important areas of magnetic fusion energy science and address high-priority issues identified in recent community studies.

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What Is a Land Grant? (Part 1): Land Grant Colleges and Universities

“Land grant” is a term you may have heard before, especially if you grew up near (or attended!) a state college or university that received land or funding as a result of one of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts. Before we begin our grant history lesson, let’s define what a land grant is.

First, a grant is the transfer of anything of value from the Federal government to a non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose authorized by U.S. law. So, a “land grant” is an award of land, instead of money, to a recipient with the requirement that a public purpose, as defined by legislation, is served through the grant.

Land Grant Colleges and Universities

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Exploring Eligibility: Federal Grants for State and Local Governments

If you’re looking to apply for a federal grant on behalf of a state or local government, you have several paths open to you.

The first and most obvious is the Grants.gov Search feature that allows you to narrow and tailor your query by agency, category, funding instrument type, and – most importantly – by eligibility.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Grants You Should Consider – AmeriCorps, Youth Homelessness, Museums, Research

Here are 5 great funding opportunities to participate in serving a community through grants. These grants include research along the Gulf Coast, support for museums, AmeriCorps community service, and efforts to end youth homelessness. The grant applications for these are due dates in the next few months, so you will want to get started soon!

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1. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – 2017 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position.

Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

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Where Do Grants Go? Awards, USAspending.gov, and the DATA Act

Lots of grants are awarded by different grant-making agencies each year, so you may wonder—where do the grants go? Who receives the funding?

These are important questions. We will begin to answer them here, and we will also tell you where you can find more specific answers.

Character asking the question, "So, where do grants go after the funding opportunity closes on Grants.gov?"

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Top 6 Blog Articles from the Grants.gov Community Blog’s First 6 Months

We’re 6 months old as a community, so we wanted to let you know what others in the grants community are reading. From our 64 articles so far, here’s the 6 that have been read the most. Have you read all of them?

6. Video: How Grants.gov Workspace Optimizes the Application Experience for Teams

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