Greetings everyone, I hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness. Our second deadline is fast approaching. This will be our final round of funding for 2024. Our next application deadline is May 10, 2024. We will be accepting applications for our Traditional priority areas. As a reminder, our Traditional priority areas include Language preservation and revitalization, Traditional architecture and building, Sustainable agriculture, Traditional arts and crafts instruction (intergenerational programs), Tribal and ancestral history, oral histories and storytelling, Youth education and leadership and Intercultural Exchange and Education. If you have any questions about how to submit your application, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. You can apply directly online through our website, or you can download an application from our website and then email me your application package. My email address is

I would also like to announce that we will be having another grant writing training later this year in Santa Fe. This workshop will be an all-day event. You will learn about grant writing in the morning and project implementation and reporting in the afternoon at this event. I will send out more details as soon as they are available.

Additionally, the Chamiza Foundation is looking for a summer intern. If you know a student who might be interested, please have them contact me. The internship description is located below.

Below you will also find grant opportunities provided by the New Mexico Congressional Delegation Office. Additional grant information can be found on the website.

I hope everyone is having a great spring. Be well and stay safe!


Dr. Amanda J. Montoya




New Mexico Congressional Delegation Office

Grants Advisory


The New Mexico Congressional Delegation Office is pleased to present a grant advisory that offers a list of time-sensitive grants that may offer federal funding options for organizations, nonprofits, local and tribal governments, as well as other groups in New Mexico. The intent of this advisory is to alert entities about upcoming grants that may address common needs among our communities. Therefore, please use this resource to reach out to any entities that may be interested in the below funding opportunities. This is a select list of current federal grants offered through various federal agencies. It is not a complete list of all grant opportunities and more specific grant requests should be referred to the Delegation Office. For more information on program guidelines, please click on the links provided to be directed to the official grant announcement.  How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal – from the Congressional Research Service, that may be helpful as you consider applying for a funding opportunity.

Note: The grants listed here were selected based on Chamiza Foundation priority areas. Please contact Greg E. Knadle, Grants Coordinator for New Mexico Delegation if you would like to receive a list of all grant listings:

Greg E. Knadle

Grants Coordinator | New Mexico Delegation |

Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico

709 Hart Senate Office Building, Washsington, D.C 20510



Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant Program: Cultural and Community Resilience

Purpose: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Cultural and Community Resilience program. This program supports community-based efforts to address the impacts of climate change and COVID-19 by safeguarding cultural resources and fostering cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experiences. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies.

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Special district governments, Private institutions of higher education, State governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, County governments

Funding Information: $2,500,000

Deadline: May 21, 2024


Agency: Administration for Children and Families – ANA

Grant Program: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

Purpose: The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces that it will be soliciting applications for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion program (EMI). The program provides funding for community-based projects that ensure continuing vitality of Native languages through immersion-based instruction. Programs funded under the EMI notice of funding opportunity must meet the requirements for either a Native American Language Nest, or a Native American Survival School. As defined by Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act.

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Funding Information: $1,000,000

Deadline: May 20, 2024