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15.850 Indian Arts and Crafts Development

FEDERAL AGENCY:

INDIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

AUTHORIZATION:

Act to Promote the Development of Indian Arts and Crafts as amended; Public Law 74-355, 42 Stat. 891-2, 62 Stat. 759, 25 U.S.C. 305,18 U.S.C. 1158-9; Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, Title I, Sections 101-7; Public Law 101-644, 104 Stat. 4662-5; Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act of 2000, Public Law 106-497, 114 Stat. 2219.
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To encourage and promote the development of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and crafts.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment.
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Advisory Services and Counseling.
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Investigation of Complaints.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Program planning assistance, such as the development of innovative educational, production, promotion, and economic concepts related to Native culture. Complaints about imitation American Indian arts and crafts that are misrepresented as genuine handcrafts are referred to appropriate Federal or local authorities for action. The three museums operated by the Board serve Indians and the general public: the Sioux Indian Museum, in Rapid City, South Dakota; the Museum of the Plains Indian, in Browning, Montana; and the Southern Plains Indian Museum, in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Advisory assistance only; no grants or other direct financial assistance is offered.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and organizations, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, State and local governments, and nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and organizations, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, State and local governments, and nonprofit organizations.

Credentials/Documentation:   None.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Submit request to headquarters office.

Award Procedure:   Not applicable.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Acknowledgement usually in 14 days.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   This program has no statutory formula.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Required only if appropriate to the type of assistance offered.

Audits:   Not applicable.

Records:   None.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   14-2100-0-1-999.

Obligations:   (Salaries and expenses) FY 01 $1,021,000; FY 02 est $1,552,000; and FY 03 est $1,061,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Not applicable.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
In fiscal year 2002, advisory and other services were extended to the general public and to an estimated 6,500 Native artists and craftsmen on a continuing basis. In addition, the operation of three Indian museums provided professional museum services to over 200,000 individuals.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

25 CFR 301, 304, 307, 308, 309, 310. "Fact Sheet: General Information about the Activities of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board." No charge.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:   Director, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Room 4004-Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240. Contact: Meridith Z. Stanton, Director. Telephone: (202) 208-3773. Use the same number for FTS.

Web Site Address:  
http://www.iacb.doi.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Assistance to an Indian craftsmen's cooperative to plan a series of exhibitions to recognize and promote outstanding work by its members; assistance to an Indian tribe to plan fund-raising to operate a new museum facility; assistance to an Indian craftsman to locate a grant to set aside time for creative experimentation; assistance to an Indian artist to organize, publicize, and professionally install a one-person sales exhibition at an Indian Arts and Crafts Board museum; assistance to an Indian nonprofit organization to develop a comprehensive plan for a multi-facility cultural center.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

All requests receive a response. The depth and extent of assistance offered depend on: relevance to agency objectives; extent to which American Indians and Alaska Natives have had and will have control over any decision-making involved; artistic and/or professional quality and feasibility of the proposed project; anticipated benefits to American Indian and Alaska Native artists and craftsmen.

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