Details for REQUEST FOR BIDS - grant writing and program evaluation services

The CSKT Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) is accepting bids from qualified professionals experienced in grant writing and program evaluation services for tribal programs. The successful candidate will serve as the grant writer for DHRD and evaluator for the Tribal Court Improvement Program grant.  This will include writing grant proposals, quarterly/semi-annual reports, end-of-year reports, and final summative report as required in Tribal Court Improvement program. Such reports and required activities include:

> Formative and summative evaluation

> Design evaluation

> Process evaluation

> Grant modification documentation

> Research as requested

> Empirical data tracking

> Site visits from various cross-site evaluators

Required experience:

Seven or more years of experience in writing successfully funded tribal grants for programs on the Flathead Reservation.

Two or more years working with a Tribal Court Improvement Program.

Experience working with R.H.S., A.C.F., S.A.M.S.H.A., A.N.A, and A.C.Y., and D.OJ. grants.

Proposal must include:

Professional writing samples of written and funded grant proposals.

Resume or curriculum vitae with relevant work experience

Bid for services

List of successful grants written and funded within the past 2 years ($250,000 +) 

Submit proposal to: 

CSKT Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD)

Attn: Patricia Courchane, DHRD Department Head

P.O. Box 278 

Pablo, MT 59855


All proposals must be received no later than 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Announcement of the award will take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. 

This is an Indian Preference Bid.  Tribal Contractors who wish to receive Indian Preference must obtain certification by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Indian Preference Office as a legitimate Indian-owned business prior to the submission of bids.  In order to claim Indian Preference, proof of Indian Preference Certification must be included with your bid in the form of a copy of the certificate issued by the Indian Preference Office.  Be advised, evidence of your membership or affiliation with a tribe does not constitute Indian Preference certification.  The selection of the successful contractor and award of this project will be per the provisions of the CSKT Indian Preference Ordinance 101A.  It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to obtain and provide proof of Indian Preference certification from the Indian Preference Office.  For more information on Indian Preference certification, contact Melinda Charlo, (406) 675-2700 ext. 1045.

For further information, please contact: Karen Renz, DHRD Finance & Grants Division Manager at (406) 675-2700 ext. 1345.



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