U.S. Census Bureau invites Indian Country to Tribal Grant Summit

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs is inviting communities to apply for upcoming Tribal grant opportunities.

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According to the UDMA, the Biden/Harris Administration announced a $1 billion investment in Tribal Grants to expand Broadband access across Indian Country on June 3.

“As you organizations prepare for upcoming Tribal grant opportunities, the U.S. Census Bureau is here to provide data resource support. The Census, in partnership with First Nations Development Institute, is hosting a Tribal Grant Summit this week, June 10th at 10 a.m.,” they share.

Grant organizers state 2021 Data Summit Series is designed for novice data users and aims to provide a high-level overview of data products and how data can assist organizations and businesses find solutions to various challenges.

Officials say the free event will:

  • Teach users how to explore data on census.gov
  • Provides resources specific for data users related to Tribal Grants
  • Will review data resources relative to Tribal Lands and Urban Indian communities
  • Have an increased awareness of the vast data products available through the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Be better equipped to navigate data and utilize some of the free online tools and resources

Those interested in registering for the event, click here.

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