How to apply...
Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Wildlife and Parks applications should be submitted to the local BIA agency office listed in Additional Contact Information - FMR Help; Bison applications are submitted directly to the Intertribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC).
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Wildlife and Parks: Awards for assistance can generally be approved at the agency level. In some instances, the application will be forwarded to the Regional Director for approval. The dollar value of awards depends upon the amount that has been prioritized by the individual tribe through tribal participation in the BIA's budget formulation for Tribal Priority Allocations. Rights Protection Implementation, Fish Hatchery Operations, Fish Hatchery Maintenance, and Tribal Management and Development Programs: Award requests are prioritized at the Regional level and then approved based on total available program funding. Bison Restoration: Applications are evaluated and awards determined by the ITBC under their established policies.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.