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Grants Management for Tribal Entities

Program Dates: May 15 – July 10, 2024

The Grants Management for Tribal Entities course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and strategies required to effectively manage grants within tribal communities. Designed for tribal leaders, administrators, grant coordinators, and individuals responsible for overseeing grant-funded projects, this course equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of grant acquisition, administration, compliance, and reporting in a tribal context.

This course is offered through the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.

Core Topics

Culturally-Informed Grant Acquisition:

Participants will learn to identify relevant funding opportunities, craft culturally sensitive grant proposals, and align project goals with tribal community priorities.

Cultural Sensitivity and Engagement

Participants will learn to foster effective communication with tribal community members, partners, and stakeholders while integrating cultural awareness and values.

Compliance and Reporting Mastery

Learners will understand federal, state, and tribal regulations, ensuring grant-funded projects meet legal requirements and report accurately while respecting tribal sovereignty.

Effective Project Implementation

Participants will develop skills in project planning, budgeting, and timeline management to ensure successful project execution, addressing both risk assessment and stakeholder engagement.

Sustainability and Lasting Impact

Learners will explore strategies for creating sustainable grant-funded projects that extend beyond the grant period, promoting long-term positive outcomes within the tribal community.

Program Information

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes. While most of the curriculum is self-paced, the program includes a live session with instructors over Zoom every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Participants who achieve a score of 70% or higher on exams will be awarded a Digital Badge of Completion. The program is accredited for 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Exclusive discounts for NAFOA Member Tribes are not offered. However, limited 50% discounts are available upon completion of a survey. For inquiries regarding the survey, please reach out to Jaycee Salling, Program Specialist, at

Foundations for Grants Management is a free online resource library. Please note that there is no certificate of completion offered for this resource.

Please email for any additional questions.

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Foundations of Grants Management for Tribes

NAFOA is currently offering a free online resource library on grants management for tribal communities. This short-form training focuses on introductory topics to help strengthen grant reporting. The self-guided format includes pre-recorded lectures and brief quick questions to assess comprehension. The culturally competent discussions and learning objectives are designed to support those serving tribal communities.

Participants have 14 days to complete the program after enrolling. Seats are limited to 100 enrollees with an option to join the waitlist.

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