AIANTA Webinar Series

2020 AIANTA Webinar Series

AIANTA has teamed up with its Federal partners to provide a series of webinars on resource development opportunities.

Most webinars are designed to equip organizations with the information needed to find and apply for funding opportunities that support cultural heritage tourism development. Others provide needed information on challenges and obstacles facing the tourism industry.

All webinars are provided without charge.

Join us for one or for the entire series.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

REAL ID: Are You Travel Ready?

Many Americans are unaware that they will soon need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license (or an acceptable alternative identification, such as a federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID) to fly on any domestic flight. According to a Fall 2019 survey by the U.S. Travel Association, 57% of Americans are unaware they will need to replace their ID to access domestic flights.

This could mean tens of millions of passengers will be turned away on October 1, 2020 for not having the necessary documents to fly. What’s more, REAL ID will be required to visit many federal sites, including some federal office buildings.

This webinar, conducted by Steve Yonkers, Director of the REAL ID Program, US Department of Homeland Security, will present the latest information on the REAL ID program and how you can help your Tribal members be prepared to have compliant IDs when they travel.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Grant Programs and Fellowships at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Tips for Submitting a Competitive Application

Program staff from the Arts Endowment will introduce a range of grant opportunities and the National Heritage Fellowship program. Staff will feature an overview of each program, examples of successful projects and things to consider when submitting an application or nomination.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Administration for Native Americans: Project Planning and Development for Cultural Heritage Tourism

Cultural tourism not only creates and grows new businesses and jobs, it can also help to strengthen and preserve local traditions, customs, language, and culture. Learn how an ANA Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) grant, designed to reduce or eliminate community problems and achieve community goals, can help your Tribe thrive through Cultural Heritage Tourism.

Register here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

National Endowment for the Humanities Understanding the Focus and Approach for Funding Support from the NEH

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Exploring Economic Development Administration (EDA) Funding Opportunities

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dept of Agriculture and Forest Service Ways in Which The USFS and the USDA Support Cultural Heritage Tourism

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bureau of Indian Affairs NATIVE Act Implementation

2020 On-Demand Webinars

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

National Park Service Resources for Protecting and Developing Cultural, Natural, and Recreation Tourism Assets

The National Park Service manages several grant and technical assistance programs that support the protection and development of cultural, natural, and recreation tourism assets.

This webinar focuses on Tribal Heritage Grants, including grant cycles and case studies of previous recipients, as well as technical assistance available from the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Grant Writing 101

This 90-minute webinar, featuring Gail Chehak of AIANTA and Anne Ketz of the 106 Group, provides insights on how to excel at Grant Writing.

Anne Ketz provides the basic elements of a grant proposal, what documents to include, and the importance of following-up on submission, while Gail will share information on where to seek funding opportunities.

View Anne Ketz’s PowerPoint.

View Gail Chehak’s PowerPoint.

NativeAmerica.Travel is AIANTA’s premier destination website, connecting travelers to unique American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations in the United States. Start marketing your destination with us today!

Learn Much More

Education & Training

Technical assistance and training is the heartbeat of our work at AIANTA. We provide general and tailored technical assistance, training and education in a variety of ways.

Learn More

International Outreach

AIANTA plays a critical role in supporting the National Travel and Tourism Strategy to bring more visitors to the United States, especially in our participation at trade shows internationally and domestically, to promote tourism in Indian Country.

Learn More


Through AIANTA membership, tribes, the tourism industry and other partners form a dynamic network of shared experiences, resources and support.

Learn More