Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

 

AIANTA collects funding opportunities that may be of interest to Indigenous or Native American tourism & hospitality enterprises looking to grow their tourism, culture, heritage, arts, agritourism or other culture and heritage programming.

  • The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced it is offering a cost-share grant season in 2021. These grants can assist with preservation planning, National Register nominations, preservation and rehabilitation work on eligible historic sites, as well as research and educational outreach initiatives. Deadline: 4/26/21
  • The USDA is accepting applications for the 2021 Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. Join dozens of other tribes who are selling their products in their own outlets and to other retailers.  Deadline: 4/29/21
  • The National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund is now accepting applications for Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO). Deadline: 4/30/21
  • The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program is accepting applications for the development and/or implementation of community food projects that fight food insecurity and promote self-sufficiency. Which can be used to support agritourism. Deadline: 5/4/21
  • The Western Arts Alliance is accepting applications for its 2021 AIP Native Launchpad Award. Each awardee will receive direct financial and travel support, mentoring/coaching, professional development, and promotional benefits, valued at $40,000, over three years. Share this opportunity with your tribal dance groups or performers. Deadline: 5/4/21
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for Native American Library Services Enhancement grants. Libraries can become a part of your tourism program, a center for promoting local businesses and events and a place for visitors to relax. Deadline: 5/11/21
  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Partnership Program is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA). The USDA will prioritize projects related to climate smart agriculture (ex. agritourism) and forestry. Deadline: 5/28/21

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