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Grant development and management is an integral part of the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal organization.  The Department is responsible for maintaining grants, researching and applying for new grant projects, managing Tribal fee-to-trust land projects and other contracts related to real est ate and economic development. 

Grants are used to serve those in need in both Indian Country and the greater community.  Priorities include sharing resources and strengthening communities through collaboration.  In 2006 alone, the Tribe gave over $500,000 to local organizations and higher education scholarship recipients.   The Tribe’s ten-year vision includes diversifying and expanding existing services to include increased housing, especially for low-income populations, elder care facilities and childcare programs for local families. 

Grant | Contract Overview

For Elders

  • U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) Part A and Part C Grants
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nutrition Services Incentive Grant
  • Redwood Coast Music Festival Grant (for non-Indian emergency meals)

-These allow BLR to provide food and other services to Tribal Elders and Community Seniors in a 500 square mile footprint.

For Youth

  • USDA Share our Strength Grant
  • California Department of Education Summer Food Program Services Grant

-These allow BLR to provide over 37,000 meals to children age 5-18 in the greater Blue Lake community.

  • First Nations Development Institute

This allows BLR to provide youth group activities within a 'Youth Culture Group' including regalia fabrication and traditional beadwork.

For the Community

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants (2)

-Allow BLR to update current library and museum resources and provide community internet access.

  • California Department of Transportation Grant

This allows BLR to purchase Dial-a-Ride van and a Public Transit buses.

  • Humboldt Area Foundation Grant

This allows BLR to offer traditional Native art classes to the greater community on a weekly basis.

For Tribal Members

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Indian Housing Block Grant
  • U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program

-These allow BLR to repair and renovate Tribal housing.

  • Northern California Indian Development Center Grants

-These allow BLR to provide low-income energy assistance.

For the Environment

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Grant
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Grant
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency General Assistance Program Grant
  • FEMA Mitigation Plan Grant
  • U.S. National Park Service Grant

-These allow BLR to maintain the leading edge in environmentally-friendly infrastructure and development.