Federal Funding for Tribal Cultural Organizations: A Five-Minute Survey

To help maximize the impact of the Federal Funders Forum scheduled for Monday, October 9 at the International Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, this survey is collecting information about issues that impact your ability to successfully seek grant funding.  All questions are optional.  All responses are confidential.  

* 1. Which of the following represents your organizational affiliation?

* 2. What percentage of your department or cultural organization's budget comes from federal grants?

* 3. What are the primary funding needs of your institution? 

  High priority Priority Not a priority N/A to my Organization
Infrastructure/Facility Improvements
Staff/Volunteer Training
Collections Development
Community Programming
Collections Care
Collections Management
Digitization Projects
Language Programs

* 4. At the forum, what are the most important questions or issues you would like addressed by the Funders?

* 5. What do you perceive are your biggest obstacles to seeking grant funding from federal agencies?

  Significant Challenge A challenge Not a challenge
Staff to manage projects
Need for a grant writer
Internal organizational/tribal government issues
Unaware of opportunities
Can't compete with bigger, more robust organizations
Lack of matching funds/cost share
Funder programs do not match the needs of my organization

* 6. Do you currently seek funding from the following federal agencies?

  Receive funding now Received funding in the past, not now Intend to apply soon Do not intend to apply N/A
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
National Park Service
National NAGPRA
National Historic Publications and Records Commission

* 7. If you have not sought funding from these agencies, why not?

  Not aware of programs Not sure if we qualify Application too complicated Insufficient institutional capacity Programs do not meet our needs
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
National Park Service
National NAGPRA
National Historic Publications and Records Commission

* 8. Do you seek assistance from program officers when preparing grant applications?

* 9. Do you watch the preparatory webinars (when available) before starting the application process?

* 10. Is there anything else you wish to have addressed at the Forum? 

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