Mission and Vision

The U.S. Department of the Interior uses sound science to manage and sustain America's lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, while honoring our nation's responsibilities to tribal nations and advocating for America's island communities.

Grant Program Highlights

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Fish and Wildlife Service administers a variety of financial assistance programs that award grants and cooperative agreements to commercial organizations, foreign entities, Indian tribal governments, individuals, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments.

Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 567 federally-recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives.

National Park Service
The State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants Division of the National Park Service provides preservation assistance through a number of programs that support the preservation of America's historic places and diverse history. The division administers grant programs to state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, educational institutions, and non-profits in addition to providing preservation planning, technical assistance, and policy guidance. This work supports historic properties and place-based identity, key components to the social and economic vitality of our communities.

Additionally, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Grants program provides assistance to museums, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations for the purposes of assisting in consultation, documentation, and repatriation of Native American “cultural items,” including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.