HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant Program

The Indian Community Development Block Grant Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Grant funded projects target populations with low to moderate levels of income and promote a wide range economic development opportunities – affordable housing and suitable living environment.

A total of 75 awards are available; applicants within an area of ONAP’s geographic jurisdiction compete for funds only against other applicants from within that same area or jurisdiction. Eligible applicants for assistance include any Indian tribe, band, group or nation (Including Alaska Indians, Aleut, and Eskimos) or Alaska Native village which has established a relationship with the Federal government.

Eligible activities include public services. Public services include, but are not limited to, assistance with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, welfare, down payment assistance or creational needs.


Apply for the Cobell Scholarship Before It’s Too Late!

The competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary student who fits certain criteria. These criteria include those who are enrolled members of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, as well as those enrolled in full-time study and are degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally, and industry accredited non-profit (public and private) institution. Applicants must be pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associates, bachelors, masters, doctoral or professional degree, or certificate.

As part of the application, students will be asked to provide written responses to the following topics: 

  • Educational Journey
  • Leadership Experience
  • Community Engagement
  • Vision For Your Future
  • Personal Characteristics

Endangered Language Fund: 2017 Language Legacies Grant

There are nearly 7,000 languages spoken in the world, but at least half of them are estimated to disappear within the next century. In an attempt to prevent this, Endangered Language Fund (ELF) was founded in 1996 with the goal of supporting language preservation, revitalization, and documentation efforts. Their primary mechanism for supporting such work is through funding linguists, activists, and other organizations or institutions that promote language through programming and/or linguistic field work. This year, a new request for proposals has been released in order to aid in the continuation of these endeavors.

The 2017 Language Legacies grant program is looking to fund work that serves both the native community and linguistics field. However, projects that have immediate applicability to one group and more distant applicability to the other will be considered. The language involved must be in immediate danger of disappearing within the next 1-2 generations.


Wild Ones

Do you want to focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants at your Club? If your project emphasizes involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development, and increases the educational value of your Club, funds are available to support your project.

By planning, establishing and maintaining such projects, students learn valuable life skills – including patience and teamwork. They can engage parents and the wider community in a project they can point to with pride for years to come. Wild Ones offers assistance for all aspects of such projects. They are looking for projects that meet three essential criteria:


The Harry Chapin Foundation

The Harry Chapin Foundation, founded in 1981, has one mission: to make a positive difference in communities across the country. They support non-profit organizations who continually make a difference in the lives of individuals. The Foundation supports organizations with the following:

  1. Community Education Programs that identify community needs and mobilizes resources to meet them while fostering social and economic justice.

  2. Arts in Education Programs and other approaches to educating young people through creative mediums.

  3. Environmental Programs that promote a safe and sustainable environment.

About Us

For more information, read about the BGCA Native Services Unit team members and how to contact
them individually.

BGCA Mentoring

Need assistance with your BGCA National Mentoring Grant? 

Read more about managing Federal grants.

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Contact Us

BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2375