Cherokee Nation community grant applications now available


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —  Cherokee Nation’s community and cultural outreach department is accepting applications starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, for two separate grants aimed at improving communities within the Cherokee Nation.

The Community Work Grant provides a total of $200,000 in funds for communities wishing to build community buildings or youth centers, remodel existing facilities or improve community parks.

The Community Organizing Training and Technical Assistance Grant provides a total of $150,000 in funds to community organizations for leadership, organizational and program development.

In the past, the grants have helped build the Brushy Community Center in Sequoyah County and expand the Vian Peace Center food pantry into a larger building. It helped add ballpark lighting in Kenwood and remodel a motel in Stilwell into a community emergency shelter.

Grant applications can be picked up at the community and cultural outreach office at 5000 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. Deadline to submit to the CCO office is by 5 p.m. on Nov. 15.

For more information, contact Chris Welch at 918-207-4953 or

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Julie Hubbard - 918-207-3896 

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