Repatriation grants defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial and/or storage of NAGPRA-related cultural items
Award: Non-competitive, rolling awards
Grant Period: 1 year
Eligibility: Museums, Indian Tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations as defined in NAGPRA are eligible to apply.
Amount: $3,000 to $15,000
Cost Share Requirement: None
Deadline: The deadline for the FY2021 Repatriation grants has passed. The National Park Service announced FY2021 awards here: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/nagpra-grants-2021.htm.
CFDA Number: 15.922
Repatriation FOA #: The FY2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and accompanying Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be available on Grants.gov in late fall/early winter 2021.
Application Guidelines and Forms
The latest Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) containing the current year’s application guidance and forms will be posted on Grants.gov as soon as it is 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 repatriations successful
- Establish partnerships with 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 other tribes/Native Hawaiian organizations conducting NAGPRA work and discuss with them what made their repatriations successful
If necessary, identify resources to help with reburial
Establish partnerships with museums
Last updated: August 13, 2021