NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grants

The National Park Service’s (NPS) National NAGPRA Program invites proposals for FY2011 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grants.

Two types of NAGPRA grants are available:
Consultation/Documentation Grants (up to $90,000) and Repatriation Grants (up to $15,000).



Project grants may support the following:
Consultation/Documentation grants for museums may be used to:
a) bring lineal descendants, traditional religious leaders, and authorized representatives of Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations to inspect collections and consult regarding the identification, cultural affiliation, proper care, treatment, and repatriation of Native American cultural items; b) bring traditional religious leaders, and authorized representatives of Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations to inspect collections and consult regarding culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains; c) provide NAGPRA training for staff members; d) fund travel by staff members to consult with lineal descendants, traditional religious leaders, and Indian tribe, Alaska Native village and corporation, and Native Hawaiian organization officials regarding the proper care, treatment, and disposition of Native American cultural items; and e) update documentation of unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony in consultation with lineal descendants, traditional religious leaders, and authorized representatives of Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Consultation/Documentation grants for Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations may be used to:
a) assess and evaluate summaries, inventories, and other documentation provided by museums and Federal agencies; b) provide NAGPRA training for staff members; c) communicate with museum and Federal agency officials regarding culturally affiliated human remains and cultural items; d) travel to inspect collections and consult with museum and Federal agency officials regarding the identification, cultural affiliation, proper care, treatment, and repatriation of Native American human remains and other cultural items; e) travel to consult with museum and Federal agency officials regarding culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains; f) document the cultural affiliation of Native American human remains and other cultural items currently in the control of museums and Federal agencies.

Repatriation grants for museums, Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations may be used for:
a) travel by authorized representatives of Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, or museums to accept and/or accompany human remains or other cultural items that are being repatriated; b) transportation of Native American human remains or other cultural items that are being repatriated; and c) construction of appropriate containers for the transport and disposition of repatriated Native American human remains and other cultural items.

Grant funds may not be used for:
activities related to the documentation or repatriation of human remains and cultural items from the Smithsonian Institution; activities related to the inadvertent discovery and/or intentional excavation of Native American human remains and other cultural items on Federal or tribal lands pursuant to NAGPRA Section 3 and 43 C.F.R.

10 Subpart B; museum or tribal litigation costs, including expert testimony; care and curation of repatriated Native American human remains and cultural items; construction or renovation of facilities; or purchase of land or buildings; costs associated with the transport of cultural items for which control is not transferred to a lineal descendant, Indian tribe, or Native Hawaiian organization; overhead or indirect cost rates above 25 percent; projects proposed by applicants who have previously received a NAGPRA grant, but whose grant expired without successfully completing major elements of the proposed work, or without meeting the conditions of the grant award.

Related Programs

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Department of the Interior


Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: National Park Service

Estimated Funding: $1,750,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
National NAGPRA Program website

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants for museum documentation awards include any institution or State or local government agency (including any institution of higher learning) that has possession of, or control over, of Native American human remains or other cultural items and which has completed the following NAGPRA obligations: provided a written summary of their Native American collections to the National Park Service and appropriate lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations; and submitted an inventory of Native American human remains and associated funerary objects in their collections to the National Park Service and culturally affiliated Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Eligible applicants for tribal documentation and repatriation awards are Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages or corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations that meet the criteria outlined in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

An Indian tribe is defined in NAGPRA as any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Alaska Native villages and corporations include those groups or communities defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Native Hawaiian organizations include any organization that: serves and represents the interests of Native Hawaiians; has as a primary and stated purpose the provision of services to Native Hawaiians; and has expertise in Native Hawaiian Affairs.

NAGPRA states that such Native Hawaiian organizations shall include the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Hui Malama I Na Kapuna `O Hawai`i Nei.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nps.gov/nagpra/GRANTS/INDEX.HTM

Contact:
Sangita ChariGrants CoordinatorPhone 202-354-2203

Agency Email Description:
National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service

Agency Email:
sangita_chari@nps.gov

Date Posted:
2011-02-01

Application Due Date:
2011-03-02

Archive Date:
2011-04-01


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