The Mining Mini-Grants Program is a joint project of WMAN and the Indigenous Enviornmental Network. It provides groups with up to $3,000 for work dedicated to mining-related issues. The goal of the Mining Mini-Grants Program is to support and enhance the capacity building efforts of mining-impacted communities in the U.S. and Canada to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect human, cultural, and the ecological health of communities. Indigenous-led organizations will receive at least 50% of the grants made each cycle. Grant applications are received for the following deadlines: February 1, June 1 and October 1. Funding decisions are made approximately one month after each deadline. Applications for Emergency Grants may also be submitted using the same form. These are accepted anytime and should be for time-sensitive unforeseen challenges/opportunities.