The Natural Resources Grants Manager, under the direction of the Restoration
Manager is responsible for identifying and tracking grant opportunities, coordinating the grant
application process, and assisting managers with grant management to support the Lummi Natural
Resources Department in meeting its mission and goals. The incumbent shall provide expertise in both
pre-award and post-award policies and practices as defined by the granting agency. Grant proposal
development responsibilities include working directly with LNR managers and other staff; developing
budgets and preparation of proposals; and recommending and implementing departmental policies and
practices to ensure compliance with granting agency and LIBC requirements.
The Natural Resources Grants Manager provides grant writing and management capacity to help
meet Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) Treaty reserved rights to hunt, gather, and harvest
within the Nations Usual and Accustomed Areas per the Point Elliot treaty of 1855, including the
LIBC established interim goal of mid- 1980s salmon harvest towards a moderate living from
fishing through hatchery production per LIBC resolution 2015-042. To support this goal, the LIBC
directed the Lummi Natural Resources Department to expedite salmon habitat restoration actions
per the LIBC South Fork Nooksack Chinook Disaster Declaration RESO 2021-159 to avoid a repeat
of the 2021 salmon mortality event where 2,500+ South Fork Nooksack Chinook died because of
degraded habitat and adverse effects of climate change.
The incumbent is the primary liaison between Lummi Natural Resources and LIBC departments
including Funding, OMB/Grants, Contracts and Accounting with regards to grant applications and
grant awards and works under the direction of the LNR Restoration Manager. The Natural Resources
Grants Manager ensures that all funding sources are managed in a manner that conforms with grant
funder and LIBC policies.
The Natural Resources Grants Manager will maintain a grant tracking database, which will include
grant opportunities, current LNR division applications, and status of grant applications. Reports on
status and trends will be provided to the LNR Directors office.
The Natural Resources Grants Manager supervises and mentors one employee, the Natural Resources