Michigan’s K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, and local governments are now eligible for funding through the Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF). Funding from the program was designed to defray the costs of projects that promote positive relationships and accurate information about the history and role of Michigan’s Indian tribes and Native Americans in Michigan.
Projects may include changing or revising curricula or improving program development, replacing or revising mascots or imagery that might be considered offensive, and replacing or revising government seals or images in public spaces. Nonprofit organizations that are undertaking a project on behalf of a K-12 school, college, university, or local government are also eligible to apply for the funding.
Applications will be available beginning Friday, June 8 and are due to the NAHF Board by Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.calhouncountymi.gov/government/native_american_heritage_fund_board.
The fund was approved in 2016 as part of the Second Amendment to the Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (an MLC client) and the State of Michigan. It allocates a portion of NHBP’s state revenue sharing payments to the NAHF.
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