Cogent specializes in assisting tribal entities in accessing grant funds available from federal, state, and local organizations.  Cogent’s experienced grant writers help tribal clients to identify relevant grant opportunities and develop responsive project concepts based on existing and planned tribal programs and priorities.  Once an approach has been established, Cogent takes the lead in preparing the required grant application materials by the application deadline, working closely with tribal personnel throughout the process.

To date, Cogent’s clients have been awarded nearly $17 Million in grants from multiple government agencies, with numerous additional proposals being evaluated each month.

Examples of grant awards:

  • $7.2 Million NTIA Broadband grant to expand the use and adoption of broadband connectivity at seven Tribal anchor facilities and at home across the entire Tribal population
  • $1 Million ICDBG-ARP grant to develop and connect new drinking water sources for Tribal community to ensure reliable access to clean water, which is critical for COVID-19 response
  • $1 Million ICDBG-ARP grant to expand, renovate, and upgrade Community Center with specific attention to COVID-19 safety
  • $1 Million ICDBG-ARP grant to purchase a building for expansion of Cultural Preservation department and purchase stand-alone emergency shelters, both allowing for social distancing and ventilation to improve COVID-19 safety
  • $965,000 ANA SEDS grant for Tribal Master Land Use Planning project
  • $831,000 ANA Language Preservation grant for language revitalization
  • $800,000 ICDBG grant to rehabilitate reservation housing
  • $584,000 CALTRANS Litter Abatement and Local Beautification grant
  • $400,000 CDFI award
  • $250,000 California State grant to conduct energy audits, energy planning exercises, and tribal utility authority formation activities
  • $200,000 EPA Exchange Network grant to develop and share environmental data
  • $194,000 NAAF grant to increase sales and revenues of a Tribal Farm Corporation’s Native-grown farm products
  • $175,000 USDA REAP grant to install solar power array
  • $167,500 Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund grant to deploy wifi and computers/devices to Tribal community center and transitional housing facility
  • $167,500 Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund grant to deploy wifi networks at Tribal facilities for public broadband access
  • $150,000 NEA ARPA grant for Tribal cultural events
  • $105,000 EMDP grant to conduct solar power feasibility study
  • $100,000 TEDC grant to conduct tribal energy utility and renewable energy distribution study
  • $89,000 IMLS Library Enhancement grant for collection digitization
  • $83,000 ANA ARPA grant to digitize and restore audio archives of Tribal Elders speaking their native language
  • $76,000 TTGP grant to study tourism opportunities on a Tribe’s coastal lands
  • $75,000 EMDP grant to conduct solar power feasibility study
  • $70,000 US EDA grant for a California Tribe to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
  • $70,000 US EDA grant for a Virginia Tribe to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
  • $70,000 TTGP grant to study feasibility of a Tribally-hosted marathon and develop a business plan for the event
  • $50,500 EMDP grant to study biomass resource availability and potential for energy conversion facility
  • $50,000 USDA REAP grant to install solar power array
  • $48,000 NABDI grant to conduct aquaculture/aquaponics feasibility study
  • $44,500 NABDI grant to conduct gas station/convenience store feasibility study
  • $42,500 NABDI grant to conduct coffee distribution feasibility study
  • $40,000 OK Humanities & OK Libraries grants for operational response to COVID and for Language Preservation activities
  • $40,000 NABDI grant to conduct propane distribution company feasibility study
  • $37,000 NABDI grant to conduct orchard/apiary products feasibility study
  • $35,000 NABDI grant to conduct aquaculture feasibility study
  • $20,000 Oklahoma Heritage Preservation grant to digitize Tribal document archives
  • $20,000 NABDI grant to conduct call center feasibility study