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NAGPRA Grants

Section 10 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 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.  The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number for NAGPRA Grants is 15.922. NAGPRA grants are appropriated by Congress annually as a part of the Department of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act.

Eligibility: Museums with possible NAGPRA collections, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations as defined in NAGPRA are eligible to apply.

Funding Opportunities:  Two types of grants are available each fiscal year:


Consultation/Documentation Grants

Repatriation Grants

 

Repatriation grants defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial and/or storage of NAGPRA-related human remains and/or cultural items.

Award: Non-competitive, rolling basis

Amount: Up to $15,000

Deadline: June 1, 2018

 

Consultation/Documentation grants support the efforts of museums, Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to consult and document NAGPRA-related human remains and cultural items in non-federal collections.

Award: Competitive grant, awarded once per year

Amount: $5,000 to $90,000

Deadline:  March 9, 2018

 

All NAGPRA grant applicants must submit their complete application packages electronically through the Grants.gov website.  Organizations not yet registered or familiar with Grants.gov must first go to the following website and follow the instructions to register: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html.  It will take several days for your account to be processed before you can submit your application.

 

NAGPRA GRANTS CALENDAR FOR FY2018

On or around October 20, 2017

Application and Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2018 REPATRIATION Grant Application available on Grants.gov

December 8, 2017

Application and Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2018 CONSULTATION AND DOCUMENTATION Grant Application available on Grants.gov

March 9, 2018

Consultation/Documentation Grant applications due in Grants.gov by 11:59 pm (PST)

June 1, 2018

Repatriation Grant applications due in Grants.gov by 11:59pm (PST)

August 2018

Target date for announcement of FY2018 Consultation/ Documentation Grant awards


Application Guidelines and Forms

The National NAGPRA Program requires grant applications be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.

Repatriation Grant Application Materials

The FY2018 Repatriation Grant Application and Notice of Funding Opportunity will be made available in October 2017. Please contact the National NAGPRA Program with any questions.

 Transfer of control document for repatriation grants (prior to funding)


Consultation/Documentation Grant Materials

The FY2018 Consultation/Documentation Grant Application and Notice of Funding Opportunity will be made available in December 2017. Please contact the National NAGPRA Program with any questions.

 

Additional Grant Resources:

Featured grant proposals and final projects including a bibliography of sample deliverables.

Journeys to Repatriation: 15 Years of NAGPRA Grants (1994-2008) analyzes the impact of the NAGPRA grants program. Filled with stories, quotes and statistics, this publication highlights the important role the NAGPRA grants program has played in repatriation efforts around the country. Download a copy or email nagpra_grants@nps.gov to request a free copy.

 

Information for Grantees

Click here for information and forms to help manage your current grant.

 

Awards to Date:

The National Park Service has awarded NAGPRA grants since 1994. From 1994 through 2017, a total of 933 NAGPRA grants have been awarded. View the complete list of NAGPRA Grant awards to date.


Contact Information:

 

Program Information

National NAGPRA Grants
NAGPRA_grants@nps.gov
202-354-2201

 

Mailing address:

 

National NAGPRA Program
1849 C Street NW
Mail Stop 7360
Washington, D.C. 20240

 

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