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in Eligible Areas for the Preservation of Pueblo Culture

Chamiza Foundation Grant

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Chamiza Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/13/22

Description:

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Grants of up to $12,000 to Texas and New Mexico Indian tribal communities, leaders, and organizations, as well as non-Pueblo organizations serving Pueblo communities in eligible areas to promote the preservation and continuity of the local culture. Applicants must serve New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities or Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas, member of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo.

Funding Priorities:

  • Language preservation and revitalization programs.
  • Traditional architecture and building.
  • Sustainable agriculture: traditional food ways and cooking practices; understanding of plants and their medicinal uses.
  • Traditional arts and crafts instruction: intergenerational programs.
  • Tribal and ancestral history; oral histories and storytelling.
  • Youth education and leadership: traditions and elements of ceremonial life; ecology and environmental stewardship; innovative uses of technology. Special consideration is given to programs that include a language component.
  • Intercultural Exchange and Education

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178091

Estimated Size of Grant:

Chamiza Foundation grant awards vary in size, on average from $3,000 to $12,000, but no matter the size, each has the potential for great impact.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Chamiza Foundation invites proposals from the following:
- New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities
- Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas, member of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo
Pueblo community leadership
- Non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities. These entities must submit a letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo as evidence that the community has requested their involvement

Funding Restrictions:
- The Foundation’s focus at present does not include construction or renovation projects unless they include a traditional architectural aspect, a youth education component, and do not interfere with traditional ways of community participation.
- Generally, the foundation does not support programs oriented to economic development, entrepreneurial enterprises, or health issues.
- Individuals are not funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation will begin accepting applications on January 7, 2022 for the first round of funding for 2022. Application deadline is February 11, 2022

The Foundation will begin accepting applications on April 8, 2022 for round two. Application deadline is May 13, 2022 for the second and final round of funding for 2022.

The Board will meet on March 11, 2022 to make grant awards for the February 11, 2022 deadline. The board will meet on June 10, 2022 for the May 13, 2022 deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: If you need funding for the Summer of 2022, it is recommended that you apply for the first round of funding. Please contact the Executive Director if you have any questions.

A letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo, tribal program administrator, or tribal council member is required.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online starting January 7, 2022: https://www.chamiza.org/apply-now/

Submit your completed application and attachments as a PDF document to: apply@chamiza.org

Emailed PDF’s are preferred. However, mailed copies will be accepted. Please contact Dr. Amanda J. Montoya (executivedirector@chamiza.org) with any questions.

Chamiza Foundation
1919 Fifth Street, Suite C
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: (505) 216-2140

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities;   Texas: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso

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