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kil tani Consulting's History

Founding Organization

Our founding organization is Wellness and Learning Partnership, Inc. (WLP Inc.) as it was the vehicle to drive kil tani founders to expand service delivery beyond their home and work communities. kil tani built upon the previous years of WLP Inc. and its founder's success in grant revenue generation, program development, clinical supervision, and evaluation and assessment. 

The reason for the transition from WLP Inc. to kil tani was to properly and respectfully pay homage to our indigenous roots and primordial understanding that are shared as cornerstones by our clients and their indigenous communities.


kil tani founders started, developed, and implemented Strategic Prevention Frameworks (SPFs), implemented SAMHSA-sponsored trauma-informed care services for Native American women, adolescents, and youth to address suicide prevention and trauma at varying levels. kil tani is currently developing a BIPOC equity innovation model, Strategic Intervention Frameworks (SIF), to facilitate collaborations between philanthropic, academic, programmatic, and cultural community groups.  

kil tani founders have operated as Behavioral Health Department that obtained local, state, and federal grant funding to increase the prevention component from one to six staff members and formed its own department. Recognizing a need in the community for youth programming, they created an after-school, drop-in youth program that featured archery and other summer programs with the permission and support of Tribal leaders.

kil tani founders have leveraged their previous successes to break silos and work across all programs: WIC, CCDF, EMS-Fire Department, Head Start, Social Services, Community Health Representatives, and more. 

kil tani founders have worked closely with Tribal leadership to determine strategic growth. They were able to obtain a Tribal TANF, foster 477 one-stops, build a park, conduct a community needs assessment, and write grants that resulted in $11.6 million in funding over six years.

kil tani Consulting Track Record


  • $11.6 Million Dollars of grant funding awarded

Area of Impact

  • 12 Tribes (New Mexico Pueblos)
  • 17 Counties (New Mexico)

    Grants Award Sources


    • Indian Health Services (IHS)
      • Substance Abuse funding, Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI)
      • Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
    • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
      • Native Connections
      • Circle of Care
    • Medicaid/CHIRPA Grant
      • Connecting Kids to Coverage
    • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
    • Tribal TANF – pulled the Tribes share to administer
    • USDA – Farmers Market
    • Department of Justice (DOJ) – Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
    • Nike – N8
    • Department of Energy (DOE) – Solar Initiative
    • Office of Headstart – Continuation Grant
    • WIC – Special Projects Grant
    • CDC – COVID-19 Tribal Grant


    • NM – Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP)
    • NM – Tobacco Smoking Cessation
    • Teen Outreach Program (TOP)
    • Department of Health
    • UNM – Respecting Native Life


    • Chamisa Foundation
    • McCune Foundation
    • Emergency Medical Services Local Improvement