The [U.S.] National Park Service’s (NPS) National NAGPRA Program invites proposals for FY 2007 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grants. NAGPRA is a Federal law passed in 1990 that provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Two types of grants are available.

Consultation/Documentation Grants are awarded annually through a competitive process, and provide support for consultation, collections documentation, and other activities. Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000. The deadline is March 1, 2007. The deadline for review and comment of draft proposals is December 29, 2006.

Repatriation Grants are awarded on an ongoing basis to help defray the costs associated with the repatriation of Native American human remains and other cultural items. Repatriation Grants can be for any amount up to $15,000.

Guidelines and application information is available online: Or contact: Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Grants Coordinator, at (202) 354-2203, or

From an email announcement provided by Michelle Joan Wilkinson.

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