Grants and Contracts Department

The purpose of the Grants and Contracts Office is to support creativity and innovation in identifying and ad-dressing the identified needs of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Departments and Programs. It is important to em-phasize 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 availability of funds, whatever the source.


The purpose of the Grants and Contracts Office is to support creativity and innovation in identifying and ad-dressing the identified needs of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Departments and Programs, and Nation as a whole.


Grants: The Goal of the Grants & Contracts Department is to be a central hub for planning and fund devel-opment for the Tribe, supporting high-performing Departments with: strategic planning; community needs assessments; easy access to 3rd party content experts & consultants; training in program design and proposal development; up-to-date, accurate census, demographic, & geographic information; enhanced interdepart-mental communication.

Contracting: Goods & services will be procured, via contract, in a user friendly, transparent system that best meets department & program needs (hassle-free, expedient) while maintaining centralized administra-tion to maximize shared resources, ease of reporting, and also insuring all contracts are aligned with Tribal, federal, & state laws. Contract creation & tracking system will be accessible to all departments, to facilitate shared information, transparency, and communication.


  •  Seek & analyze competitive grant funding that may benefit Tribe.
  •  Provide guidance in following the necessary Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation fiscal, legal, contractual, human re-source procedures for grant applications and awards.
  •  Assist in preparing grant applications, including contracting with 3rd party content experts to develop best possible proposal(s).
  •  Provide timely information and support to departments and programs for their grant development efforts.


  •  Draft, negotiate, and execute contracts as requested by departments, administration.
  •  Maintain record of all current & past contracts executed by Nation.
  •  Draft & publish request for proposals as needed.
  •  Facilitate RFP proposal review.


  •  Maintain accurate information on Tribal demographics
  •  Advise on studies needed to accurately determine needs of Tribal Citizens
  •  Insure funding proposals are strategically planned to meet long-term needs of Tribe.
  • Stormwater Improvement Project- Corner of US HWY 101 and Indian Road
  •  Rowdy & Dominie Fish Passage Improvement
  •  Dat-naa-svt Housing Development
  •  2015 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG - Prince Island Court Wastewater Extension
  •  2016 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)- Main Wastewater Plant Improvements
  •  Housing Needs Assessment
  •  Strategic Planning RFP
  •  Rowdy Creek Fish Hatcherm Improvements

Assisted in facilitating all above projects. Assisted in application & management of $5 million in grant funding.

Office Location

140 Rowdy Creek Road
Smith River, Ca. 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255


Brownfield Site Cleanup Consultant Services for the Xaa-wan'-k'wvt Village and Resort: South RV Park Site, Former Ship Ashore.

The Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation is requesting proposals from parties with experience in providing Brownfields Site/ Hazardous Cleanup services.

Proposals due 4:30pm January 20, 2020.

Grants & Contracts Department Staff

Vacant: Contact Tim Hoone

Grants & Contracts Manager

707-487-9255 x 1230