State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC)
The Montana Indian Language Preservation Pilot Program (MILP3) was officially launched July 31, 2013 and makes $250,000 in grant funds available to each tribal government for langauge preservation efforts. The governing bodies of each of Montana's eight tribal governments are the only eligible grantee with the State Tribal Economic Development Commission for the MILP3 funds. Local program advisory boards for each tribal government are tasked with receiving and reviewing applications and making recommendations for activities to be included in each tribal government's contract.
Tribal governments that are interested in contracting for the program funds shall enter into contract with the Commission no later than September 30, 2013.Funds not contracted by October 31, 2013 may be re-pooled and/or redistributed to current contracts with an additional scope of work.
Local program advisory boards are responsible for providing a report of expenditures and project progress to the State Tribal Relations Committee at every meeting of the interim.
Tangible goods are due to the Montana Historical Society by September 15, 2014.
Notice of Adoption for the Implementation of the Montana Indian Language Preservation Pilot Program were published by the Secretary of State's Office on July 25, 2013.
Application Form Template Appendix A (in MS Word)
This form is for local program advisory boards to use as a template for information they may want to include in their application forms. Questions and information requested in this form should be considered the minimum information that local program advisory boards request from applicants. Additional information for specifc and measureable outcome requirements for each respective language preservation program should be included in each local program advisory board's application form as additional sections. The document is a form in Word, but all administrative rights have been enabled to allow for changes and editing to the document.
|Designation of Depository Form Appendix B (in MS Word)|
|Signature Certification Form Appendix C (in MS Word)|
|Request for Funds Form Appendx D (in MS Word)|
Who We Are:
The State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC) was established in the Native American Economic Development Act of 1999. This commission is tasked with assisting, promoting, developing, and providing initiative recommendations for accelerating economic development on these Reservations in the areas of business expansion, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, and community development. (Montana Code Annotated 90-1-131 through 90-1-135).
Work in a government-to-government relationship with tribal governments in Montana to expand and improve economic development opportunities for each of the eight tribal nations.