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
Grant Period: 2 years
Eligibility: Museums, Indian Tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations as defined in NAGPRA are eligible to apply.
Amount: $5,000 to $90,000
Cost Share Requirement: None
Deadline: The deadline for the FY2021 Consultation grants was March 12, 2021. The National Park Service is currently reviewing proposals and will announce awards in summer 2021. The next funding competition is anticipated to open in late fall/early winter 2021.
CFDA Number: 15.922
Consultation FOA #: The FY22 FOA will be available on Grants.gov in late fall/early winter 2021.
Application Guidelines and Forms
The latest Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) containing the current year's application guidelines will be posted on Grants.gov as soon as they are available. Applicants must use the current year's NOFO, as they are subject to change from year to year.
All NAGPRA grant applicants must submit their complete application packages electronically through Grants.gov. Organizations not yet registered or familiar with Grants.gov should review the instructions to register.
PLEASE NOTE: It will take several days or even weeks for your account to be processed before you can submit your application. Do not wait until the last minute!
Before you apply for a NAGPRA Grant
Register with grants.gov and learn to use the system.
- Determine if museum trustees or personnel require additional training on NAGPRA
- Identify other museums conducting NAGPRA work and discuss with them what made their program successful
- Determine if additional research is required to support a finding that human remains are Native American
- Establish partnerships with Indian Tribes/Native Hawaiian organizations
- Consider expenses for consulting Indian Tribes/Native Hawaiian organizations
For Indian Tribes/Native Hawaiian Organizations:
Determine if elected officials, tribal elders, traditional religious leaders, or staff require additional training on NAGPRA
Identify experts within the tribe/Native Hawaiian organizations to assist with developing requests/claims. Consider either using an existing committee or forming a new one
Identify other tribes/Native Hawaiian organizations conducting NAGPRA work and discuss with them what made their program successful
If necessary, identify resources to help with reburial
Establish partnerships with museums
Last updated: March 16, 2021