CCO COTTA Grants and Applications Announcement

The Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach (CCO) department is proud to announce the opening of the Community Organizing Training and Technical Assistance (COTTA) Program 2015 Sub-Award (Request for Proposal & Grant Application) RFP available on October 1, 2017. These documents can be picked up at the CCO/COTTA office at 5000 S. Muskogee Ave in Tahlequah, OK. The CCO staff will be available to review and answer any questions during normal business hours.  

The full proposals submissions, whether hard copies or electronic, will be due on or before 5:00 PM CST, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Submissions must be postmarked by 5 PM CST, Friday, October 27, 2017.

The COTTA Program’s mission is to assist community-based organizations ability to increase their effectiveness; enhance essential services to those most in need, and build upon the organizational capacity of each community, diversify resources, and create collaborations to serve those in Cherokee Nation jurisdictional communities.

The COTTA Sub-award grants awarded must be utilized for capacity building activities and expenditures that further the sustainability of the grantees’ social service efforts. The projects allowable through this grant opportunity include leadership, organizational, and program development, a collaboration of community engagement, and evaluation effectiveness.  Sub-awardees may receive up to $7,500 in financial assistance for activities that relate to the five key areas of capacity building. In addition, grant recipients will receive technical assistance, in critical areas of need, based on an organizational effectiveness assessment conducted at the onset and conclusion of the grant period.  This assistance will be provided by COTTA and will consist of on-site assistance and additional assistance by phone, indirect or email throughout the grant year.

For further information and/or questions please contact:

Chris Welch
Office: 918-207-4953
Mobile: 918-316-4834


Brad Wagnon
Office: 918-453-5000 x7226
Mobile: 918-718-5522



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