Community Awards Program

Appendix X (section 14) of the Gaming Compact between the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the State of Washington, describe specific funds, which are available for award to charitable, non-profit and tribal community programs on a biannual basis. The attached application has been adopted by the Tribe to facilitate the review and award of these funds.

To qualify for a “community award” your group or organization must fall into one of three classifications:
501(c)3 private not for profit organization,
Charitable group/organization, or,
A Tribal government program, which has an impact on the community. Must have Department Director Approval – signature required on application.

Requests for an award can be made in any amount up to $2,500

Please note that all applications from 501(c)3 organizations must submit a copy of their 501(c)3 certification. Failure to submit the certification will result in your application not being reviewed for an award. A current financial statement is required for all applications. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All charitable groups must furnish proof of their non-profit status.

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Council has further prioritized the granting of awards to those applicants with projects that accomplish one or more of the following categories:

Youth education activities
Youth prevention/recreation
Activities for senior citizens
Food and nutrition programs
Wellness and mental/physical health
Family oriented community events
Family strengthening projects
Environmental preservation and restoration
Community planning processes
Art/cultural projects or events
Local historical projects
Veterans assistance/support

Project applicants are not limited to these categories and are encouraged to submit regardless of a projects focus.

Application deadlines for COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS are biannually and are due March 31st and September 30th each year. Application deadlines for PGST Community Programs are biannually and are due January 1st and July 1st each year.  Projects will be awarded within 60 days of the application deadline. Your application can be submitted via mail at:

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA. 98346
Attention: Appendix X Community Awards Program

The Tribe requests that a performance report covering the use of funds be submitted to the Tribe within one (1) year of award date.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe at 360/297-2646. You may download an Community Organizations application here as a PDF or here as a Word Doc or request to have one faxed to you.

You may download an PGST Community Program application here as a PDF or here as a Word Doc or request to have one faxed to you.

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