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Gila River Indian Community Grant

Grants to Arizona Agencies or Nonprofits, and Schools Partnering
with Agencies for Healthcare, Education, and Safety Programs

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Gila River Indian Community, Office of Special Funding

Deadline Date:

04/03/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Arizona cities, towns, and counties or schools and nonprofits partnering with local municipalities to support government services that benefit residents in eligible regions. Funding may be used for operating support and programs related to education, public safety, transportation, healthcare, and economic development for residents in the Gila River Indian Community region.

The Gila River Indian Community’s policy is to generally focus distributions on nearby cities, towns, and counties (i.e., Maricopa and Pinal Counties, municipalities bordering or in close proximity to the Gila River Indian Community) but retains the flexibility to consider more distant locations in order to maximize the positive impact that Tribal gaming has on the State of Arizona.

Examples of programs/projects in each of the priority funding areas may include, but are not limited to the following. These are only general examples of project types and should not be used in an application as justification:
- Economic Development: Programs and projects that promote and assist with employment, job readiness, economic security, entrepreneurship, tourism, and commerce within individual cities, towns and counties and the State of Arizona.
- Education: Programs and projects that assist students and/or educators in achieving success in the classroom from preschool through post-secondary education; programs and projects that provide tutoring and hands on learning, scholarship programs, museums, any other type of educational programs on any topic that enhances the general knowledge of participants or promotes life-long learning.
- Healthcare: Health promotion, disease prevention, wellness activities, recreational activities that promote physical fitness, nutrition, behavioral health programs, drug, alcohol or tobacco use cessation, direct patient care, health education, and other programs that may assist in improving the overall health of participants or the community.
- Public Safety: Programs and projects that enhance the efforts of police departments and fire departments, crime prevention programs, reduction of environmental hazards, environmental protection or quality, educational programs that promote public and individual safety, shelters.
- Transportation: Projects that provide or improve transportation systems for the general public.

In addition to these priority areas, the Gila River Indian Community reserves the right to utilize its discretion in soliciting special programs and projects not included in the above listing. Grant funds may be used to serve all demographics of the population provided they are within the stated priority funding areas and provide a service that benefits the general public within the State of Arizona.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179471

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants for programs and projects can range in total from $1,000 to $300,000.

The Gila River Indian Community will also consider capital requests of up to $500,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants can be paid out in installments to support the program for at least one, but no more than three years.

Grants for capital requests will be paid out in installments for at least one but no more than five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Gila River Indian Community will consider grant applications from Arizona cities, towns and counties. Non-municipal public service organizations (such as public schools, fire districts, etc.), and non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status from the IRS, are also eligible to apply however must partner with a municipality for application submission and must provide services that benefit the general public in or around that municipality.

All grant awards are made and paid to Arizona cities, towns and counties. Nonmunicipal organizations that wish to apply must establish a relationship with a city, town or
county who will receive the grant and then distribute awarded funds as appropriate.

Not Funded:
- State Agencies/Departments
- Organizations from outside the State of Arizona
- Other gaming tribes
- Individuals
- Sponsorships
- Religious Activities
- Indirect or Administrative Costs
- Projects for the sole benefit of the Gila River Indian Community

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted electronically between the dates of January 2 – April 3, 2020 before 4:59 pm.

July 31, 2020 – On or before this date applicants will be notified of the disposition of the
application.

October 2020 –all grant awards will be made on or before October 25, 2020.

Non-municipal organizations that wish to apply must establish a relationship with a city, town or county who will receive the grant and then distribute awarded funds as appropriate. All applications must be signed by the designated representative of the city, town or county. Applications that are not signed, or that are signed by an individual other than the authorized municipality representative will be considered incomplete and will be referred back to the municipality for further verification.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to: gricgrants@gric.nsn.us.

If you have questions regarding the program or application process, please contact:

Cheryl Pablo, Program Administrator
cheryl.pablo@gric.nsn.us

Terri Enos, Secretary III
terri.enos@gric.nsn.us

Gila River Indian Community
P.O. Box 2172
Sacaton, AZ 85147
520-562-9698 ext. 258

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: The nearby cities, towns, and counties (i.e., Maricopa and Pinal Counties, municipalities bordering or in close proximity to the Gila River Indian Community) of the Gila River Indian Community region.

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