Grants & Contracts
The purpose of the Grants and Contracts Office is to support creativity and innovation in identifying and addressing the identified needs of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Departments and Programs. It is important to emphasize the need for adequate planning and quality control in all activities relating to administering grants that involve the resources and personnel of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation. Projects funded in whole or in part with grant money should not be created simply in reaction to a notice of the availability of funds, whatever the source.
The purpose of the Grants and Contracts Office is to support creativity and innovation in identifying and addressing the identified needs of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Departments and Programs, and Nation as a whole.
The Goal of the Grants and Contracts Department is to be a central hub for planning and fund development for the Tribe, supporting high-performing Departments with strategic planning; community needs assessments; easy access to 3rd party content experts and consultants; training in program design and proposal development; up-to-date, accurate census, demographic, and geographic information; enhanced interdepartmental communication.
Goods and services will be procured, via contract, in a user friendly, transparent system that best meets department and program needs (hassle-free, expedient) while maintaining centralized administration to maximize shared resources, ease of reporting, and also ensuring all contracts are aligned with Tribal, federal, and state laws. Contract creation and tracking system will be accessible to all departments, to facilitate shared information, transparency, and communication.
- Assist in preparing grant applications, including contracting with 3rd party content experts to develop the best possible proposal(s)
- Provide guidance in following the necessary Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation fiscal, legal, contractual, human re-source procedures for grant applications and awards
- Provide timely information and support to departments and programs for their grant development efforts
- Seek and analyze competitive grant funding that may benefit Tribe
- Draft and publish request for proposals as needed
- Draft, negotiate, and execute contracts as requested by departments, administration
- Facilitate RFP proposal review
- Maintain record of all current and past contracts executed by Nation
- Advice on studies needed to accurately determine needs of Tribal Citizens
- Ensure funding proposals are strategically planned to meet the long-term needs of Tribe.
- Maintain accurate information on Tribal demographics
The following projects are currently in progress:
- 2015 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG - Prince Island Court Wastewater Extension
- 2016 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)- Main Wastewater Plant Improvements
- Dat-naa-svt Housing Development
- Housing Needs Assessment
- Rowdy and Dominie Fish Passage Improvement
- Rowdy Creek Fish Hatcherm Improvements
- Stormwater Improvement Project- Corner of U.S. HWY 101 and Indian Road
- Strategic Planning RFP
Previous Year's Achievements
Assisted in facilitating all the projects. Assisted in the application and management of $5 million in grant funding.