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.