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Landowner Association Development


Development of a landowner association makes it easier for tribal members to obtain the information necessary to make informed decisions concerning consolidation, leasing, estate planning, or other uses of their allotted lands. 

Formation of a tribal landowners association provides a place for individual Indian landowners to learn about options for their land. Because the association is an information source, landowners are given the opportunity to become knowledgeable about options for use and control of the land. The association can also identify the information needed to complete transactions so the landowner is prepared when working with the tribe or BIA to complete the transaction.  

In 2007, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians received a grant to create a landowners association for members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to educate individual tribal landowners regarding opportunities involving consolidation, leasing, estate planning and sale, as well as addressing their rights and responsibilities as landowners. To see more information on previous grants, go to the Grantees section of the website.

Grants through the Landowner Association Development initiative range from $10,000 to $40,000.


Grant funding is currently limited. Out of respect for your time, we suggest sending a brief letter of inquiry including the following information:

  • Organization name and contact information (address, phone, email, etc.)
  • Budget range for successful implementation of project
  • Brief description of proposed project and rationale
  • Identify whether or not the proposed project has been discussed with tribal leaders

Send to:  Indian Land Tenure Foundation, Attn: Grants Manager, 151 East County Road B2, Little Canada, MN 55117-1523 or by email to