NAPC Annual Meeting Sponsorship

Native American Programs Committee


~ Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th, 2019 ~

Gregg Castro – Chair, SCA – NAPC

The SCA – NAPC is proud to announce Sponsorships offered to California Natives interested in attending the SCA Annual Meeting at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Sacramento from Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th

(For full, updated information on the Annual Meeting, see

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2019

The intent of the SCA – NAPC Sponsorships is to encourage and support California Native cultural resource preservationists in developing relationships, awareness and greater understanding between the California Native Community and the CRM profession, as represented by SCA. The Annual SCA Conference is the most effective place for this interaction to occur, as the Conference is where most of the California CRM professionals come together.

Sponsorship Awards for the 2019 Annual SCA Meeting (per individual):

Instead of awarding “full” sponsorships to a fewer number of applicants, the NAPC is now offering smaller assistance awards to a larger pool of applicants. In doing so, the NAPC seeks to encourage broader California Native attendance at the Annual Meeting while also working within current budget constraints.

Please see below the three categories of Sponsorship: “Presenters”, “Attendees”, and “Observers”:

~ Category and Award Descriptions:

“Presenter”: A person coming to the conference as presenter, discussant, panelist, etc. (award includes SCA Annual membership):

Award: includes SCA Membership, Conference fee and some costs, travel stipend, small ‘per diem’: not to exceed $475;

“Attendee”: A person coming to the conference as an audience member, with an interest in archaeology, SCA, or specific aspects of learning and benefiting your tribal community in cultural resource management (award includes SCA membership):

Award: includes SCA Membership, Conference fee, travel stipend, small ‘per diem’: not to exceed $175;

“Observer”: Defined as someone attending the conference to view events (not participate), to support a fellow tribal member, colleague, or friend (award includes a one (1) day entrance to the conference only):

Award: conference registration fee, not to exceed $25

Selection Criteria and Process

(PLEASE READ ALL CRITERIA CAREFULLY to avoid rejection of application or confusion in processing):

Mandatory Requirements:

~ Applicant is a California Native person, aged 18 years old and above (as of Dec. 15, 2018);

~ Applicants MUST submit a one paragraph written statement that addresses how their attendance at the Annual Meeting will benefit them, their community, and SCA at large with reference to the Selection Criteria below;

~ Each Application MUST indicate which of the three Award Categories is being applied for; an applicant is only allowed to apply for one category per year.

~ Awards will be considered and decided by the NAPC Committee based on criteria, need, proximity, etc.

Sponsorship Applications must be postmarked (U.S. Mail) and/or submitted via email by Friday, December 15, 2018, to be considered for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Send written statement (per criteria below) or questions to NAPC Chair Gregg Castro at the NAPC email address:

If using U.S. Mail: mail to 5225 Roeder Rd, San Jose, CA  95111

All applicants, including the selected recipients, will be notified no later than one month after the Sponsorship application deadline.

Criteria for selection of California Indian Sponsorship Awards includes consideration of the following:


For “Presenters”: The applicant proposes to formally present a paper, participate in and/or organize a symposium, or submit a poster for a poster session. “Presenter” recipient must decline the award if unable to attend the Meeting for at least two full days. Their re-application would be welcomed in another year when full Meeting attendance can be realized;

  1. For “Presenters”: Cash stipends for travel and per diem/meals will be delivered to Recipients upon arrival at the Meeting. Advance payments may be considered, but if stipend is advanced and Recipient’s attendance is cancelled, then the stipend amount must be reimbursed by the Recipient to the SCA NAPC;
  1. For all Award Categories: If Recipient’s plans change and they cannot attend the Meeting, they must notify the NAPC or Designated Contact** at least two days before Recipient’s expected arrival (no later than March 5);
  2. For previously sponsored “Repeat” applicants – additional selection criteria:
    1. “Repeat” sponsorship awards will be considered by NAPC Subcommittee after “New” sponsorship applications are reviewed & screened as qualifying for available Sponsorships (per general Terms & Conditions, below) for a given year. g., if five sponsorships are available for the year and five “new” applicants submit statements meeting selection criteria, then “repeat” applicants will not be considered.  If five sponsorships are available, but only four “new” applicants apply, then “repeat” applicants will be considered.
    2. “Repeat” applicants must include in their application a statement that addresses the benefits of prior SCA Meeting Sponsorship to them personally, to their community, and to the SCA (i.e., how the benefits of SCA Meeting attendance were realized).
  3. Recipients are expected to attend the NAPC Open Meeting held at annual SCA Meeting (usually on Saturday; meeting day, time and location will be confirmed to each Recipient by the NAPC prior to the conference).