Grant Department


The Quapaw Nation Grant Department researches and writes grant proposals for funding for the Quapaw Nation. Because grants require complex and in-depth information within their application process, the grant writer must understand the program, its financial details, and where to find appropriate funding. In today’s grant writing environment, a successful proposal must match the requirements of the grant with the needs of the department submitting the application.

Attention Tribal Members

The Quapaw Nation is interested in pursuing a grant application to the ICDBG-CARES program (Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat funding provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).

The Quapaw Nation is required to obtain the views of residents before applying.  This is normally done through citizen participation meetings; however, given the the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tribe feels a meeting would cause unnecessary risks to residents’ health and safety.  Therefore, we are choosing to post information on the Tribal website to provide tribal members nationwide the opportunity to review the potential project and provide comments.  Questions or comments may be directed to the Quapaw Nation, Grants Department at or 918-533-1662.

Due to the short turnaround time required for the application, comments will be accepted until the grant award is made.  Any comments received prior to submission of the grant (due June 1) will be considered, and adustments may be made to the application based on said comments, if deemed necessary. Any comments received after the application is submitted, yet prior to award will be considered prior to accepting the funds and implementing the project. 

Below are the program highlights and the project being proposed by the Quapaw Nation. 

Grant Program: ICDBG-CARES (Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat funding provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Eligible Use of Funds: To prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, for emergencies that constitute imminent threats to health and safety.

Grant Ceiling: $900,000

Proposed Project: The Quapaw Nation plans to procure for and acquire three ambulances to prepare for and/or respond to COVID-19 at a total cost of $699,660. The three new ambulances will provide one additional unit for each station that will be designated for COVID-19 only needs (including emergency calls with COVID-19 related symptoms). This will allow them to contract with the REMSS Team in Oklahoma Region 2 for COVID-19 specific transfers. It will also free up the remaining units for their regular/routine call runs and help reassure the public that they will not be served by the same units serving COVID-19 patients.

The Quapaw Nation is required/encouraged to hold citizen participation meetings for many of its grant programs.  Listed below are two grant programs, the Nation’s government intends to pursue.  The Quapaw Nation’s Grants Department will hold a virtual Citizen Participation Meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  The virtual meeting will be done via conference call at 918-238-3176.   Proposed Grant Submissions consist of: FY 2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; and FY 2021 Community Services Block Grant.

 FY 2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

 The Program is authorized under Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-35), as amended.

 The purpoase of LIHEAP is to assist households with low incomes, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs.

LIHEAP is an allocation grant, that is distributed on formula and not a requested amount. 

FY 2020 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

 The program is authorized under the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998, P.L. 105-285.

 CSBG provides funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities, and supports projects that: lessen poverty in communities; address the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless, migrants and the elderly; and provide services and activities addressing employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services and/or health

CSBG is an allocation grant, that is distributed on formula and not a requested amount.