Tribal Communities

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Contains resource links to Native American organizations, planning tools, funding programs, federal, state and local contacts.

U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Provides programs and services, including economic development programs, natural resource management, and social services, to American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.

DHHS. Indian Health Service. 

Use the interactive map to locate an Indian Health Service, Tribal or Urban Indian Health Program Facility.

U.S. Department of Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

Provides education opportunities to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages. Operates and funds elementary and secondary schools, offers scholarships for higher education, and provides support funding for tribal colleges and universities. 

DHHS. Administration for Children and Families.

"ANA supports Native American communities by providing financial assistance and capacity building, gathering and sharing data, and advocating for improved policies within HHS and across the federal government."

EPA. American Indian Environmental Office.

Provides information on environmental programs, grants for tribes, policies that affect tribes, and additional resources from the American Indian Environmental Office. 

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Office of Technical Services, Technology Partnership Programs.

"The Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is a training and technology transfer resource for Native American tribes in the United States." TTAP provides online learning opportunities, technical assistance, and resources on topics related to tribal roads and transportation issues. 

U.S. Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice.

NIJ's tribal crime and justice portfolio aims to (1) provide an accurate reporting of crime and violence; (2) provide reliable, valid estimates of the scope of the problem; and (3) identify barriers to and possible solutions for dealing with these significant public safety issues.” 

Find funding opportunities, articles, and events and trainings 

National Congress of American Indians.

Non-profit advocacy organization whose purpose is to “serve as a forum for unified policy development among tribal governments in order to: (1) protect and advance tribal governance and treaty rights; (2) promote the economic development and health and welfare in Indian and Alaska Native communities; and (3) educate the public toward a better understanding of Indian and Alaska Native tribes.” (About)