RESIDENTS across three states could qualify for a payment of as much as $50,000 from a grant program.

The payment comes from the Collective Abundance Fund, which was set up by Native American rights group, NDN Collective.


A payment is available to Indigenous people throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and South DakotaCredit: Getty

The fund has the goal of “building wealth” in Indigenous communities in the Upper Plains.

Residents in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, can begin applying Friday.

Applications will close on April 24 at 5 pm. Grants will either be for $25,000 or $50,000.

“The Collective Abundance Fund is an opportunity for families to use money to establish long-term stability, as a healing tool for sustaining lifeways and livelihood, and as a way to build on the abundance of our culture, knowledge, and the assets around us,” NDN managing director Gaby Strong said.

Last year, 200 residents received a total of $7.9 million.

To be eligible for the grant, a person must be part of the Indigenous community and be residing in either of the three states.


A similar payment worth as much as $1,312 is headed to taxpayers in Alaska.

The Alaska Permanent Fund is a sovereign wealth fund that is funded by profits from oil and gas reserves.

Americans to get one-time $550 direct payment in weeks – and you don’t need to apply but you must meet two criteria

Each year, a portion of the fund is paid to residents through the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD).

Applications in the “Eligible-Not Paid” status on March 13 will receive payments on March 21.

There were two other rounds of payments earlier this year on February 15 and January 18.

The payments going out now are for 2023 but applications are already open for this year’s payments.

There isn’t an exact amount for the payment yet, but Governor Mike Dunleavy is working to get residents a hefty check.

He proposed a payment of $3,000 per person, but the exact amount won’t be decided until June.

Applications for the 2024 payment will close on March 31.

See if you qualify for a tax credit of up to $1,750.

Plus, a program is offering new moms a total of $7,500.

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