WMAN cohosts a unique mining mini-grant program with the Indigenous Environmental Network.
The IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant Program offers financial grant assistance to communities threatened or adversely affected by mining in the U.S. and Canada.
In 2021, the IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant program will give away more than $200,000 in $4,000 USD grants to Indigenous communities and non-profit grassroots organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to give at least 50% of the Mini-Grants to Indigenous communities.
We recognize that mining activity often has detrimental impacts to all aspects of community and cultural well-being and we encourage projects that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, cultural resources, and community health from mining impacts. This program is of tremendous value to community-based organizations, many of whom have very few opportunities to access financial support outside of their own pockets.
There are three Mini-Grant cycles per year. Deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1.
Applications are accepted for each grant cycle during the month prior to the deadline.
Applicants may only receive one Mini-Grant in a twelve-month period.
To download a copy of the application for review, please click here, however applications will only be accepted through the online form.
Download a copy of the 2021 Mini-Grant Guidelines.
If you have questions about the Mini-Grant program, please contact the WMAN Network Coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the IEN-WMAN Indigenous Coordinator, Sayokla Williams, (email@example.com).
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For a list of past grantees and short descriptions of the project for which they were funded, please click on one of the grant cycles below: