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Mini Grants: Eligibility & Guidelines

Application Guidelines
ITLTRF mini grants support disaster preparedness and recovery projects designed to promote tribal community resilience. The grants are available on a competitive basis. Applicants are urged to use these grants to leverage additional funding from their tribes, partners, schools, or other sources for the development of their grant project.
Who is eligible to apply?

  • Current ITLTRF member tribes—membership requirements and benefits are available on the web at:

  • Tribal Schools and Tribal Educators

  • Tribal Fire Departments

  • Indian Health Services

  • Representatives of local professional associations or non-profit organizations that promote disaster preparedness and recovery in California

What kinds of projects are eligible?

  • Projects that contribute to the promotion of resilience in Tribal Nations through disaster preparedness and recovery, such as: 

  • Advocacy for disaster preparedness and long-term recovery

  • Planning for individual and community preparedness and recovery

  • Coordination for emergency response

  • Mitigation activities

  • Other projects that promote resilience for tribal people and communities affected by disasters

How much funding may I request?
The amount you can request is up to $2,000.
Part or all of the project may be funded, a detailed budget and budget justification for each line item is required and should be uploaded under File Attachments in the grant application.
Is there any restriction for my application?
An applicant may request funding of up to $2,000 once per year.
Grant money may not be used for salaries.
Grant money may not be used for any purposes other than what you have proposed.
Applicants must be ITLTRF members, representatives from a Tribal Nation, Tribal organization, or Tribal business. 
What is the length of the project?
The project should be completed within six months of funding
How do I apply?

Complete the application form download here or via the ITLTRF website.
What is required upon the completion of the project?

Submit a performance completion report that explains how the project was implemented , explain whether all project objectives were accomplished, and describe the impact the project had on the community. Be sure to detail the number of participants reached or benefiting from the grant project in the narrative. Explain any difficulties or changes in the project during implementation. Include photos from community events to highlight your project’s impact. 
Submit a financial report that shows how funding was spent and explain any changes to proposed budget. Include copies of  receipts for items with a value of more than $500.  
All the reports and receipts should be submitted within one month from the completion of the project to the Chair of ITLTRF Mini Grant Committee: 33485 Valley Center Road, Valley Center CA 92082.
ITLTRF may ask you to give a presentation at the next quarterly Executive Board Meeting.
When is the application deadline?
Applications are accepted on a continual basis and reviewed and awarded quarterly.

When will I know whether my application is accepted?
Applicants will be sent a confirmation of submission via email. Notification of the grant award will be sent via email and hard copy within 30 days of submission.

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