The Contracts & Grants Department coordinates the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's management of funding provided from a variety of sources, including internal revenues, federal and state contracts and grants, and from private (non-profit) awards, contributions and donations. The Department also coordinates the fiscal management of grants, including financial reporting requirements and the processing the drawdown of funds.


The department also coordinates, develops, and assists in the development of applications to support tribal goals and objectives and to meet the needs of the Tribe as set forth by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council.  Specific forms regarding acquiring pre-authorization of proposal submissions, as well as documenting matches for grants are available by contacting the Contracts & Grants Office or clicking the forms at left.  We hope that this site provides you will some basic information on the department. For more information please contact us.


The Contracts & Grants Department is comprised of two staff members who are responsible for the administration and management of grants for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.  This include pre-application coordination/development, negotiations, and post-award and close-out management.


· The Contracts & Grants Administrator is responsible for coordinating the Tribe's efforts to secure grants and contracts (with emphasis on governmental entities), administration and management of awarded projects, and participation and coordination in the Tribe's Administrative and Budgetary processes.


· The Grants Accounting Specialist is responsible for the preparation of financial reports, coordinating the submission of progress reports, and submitting payment and reimbursement requests for all grant.  This position also monitors all grants for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.





Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Contracts & Grants Department

P.O. Box 256

208 Capital Hill

Nixon, Nevada 89424-0256

Fax (775) 574-1008

Copyright ® 2007 - Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Contracts & Grants Department





Jon Pishion, Contracts & Grants Administrator


    775.574.1000 ext. 226




Leticia Burke, Grants Accounting Specialist


    775.574.1000 ext. 210







Proposal Clearance &

Authorization Form

· This is a mandatory form required to obtain internal tribal approval PRIOR to the submission of any contract or grant application.


Tribal In-Kind Match  Documentation Form

· This form is for use by tribal programs/departments that need to document and record in-kind matches (not cash) for their grant projects.





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