Washington Report

An NIHB Publication

The Washington Report is an e-newsletter produced by the National Indian Health Board. Each issue contains a listing of current events on Capitol Hill, information on passed and upcoming legislation, Indian health policy analysis and action items.

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Health Reporter

An NIHB Publication

The Health Reporter is a quarterly newsletter published by the National Indian Health Board. Each issue of the E-newsletter contains up-to-date information on NIHB programs and issues surrounding Indian health in this country.

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Funding Opportunities

Posted: April 6, 2016

OVC is Awarding Funding to Develop a Comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide for a Self-Help Group Dedicated to American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is now accepting applications under the FY 2016 Self-Help Group for American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide Facilitator’s Guide Project Solicitation.

OVC will make one award of up to $475,000 for a qualified institution or organization to develop a comprehensive facilitator’s guide for individuals who are interested in starting a self-help support group for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of homicide; develop and deliver a two-day training curriculum to train peers and mental health professionals on how to use the guide to start and sustain local self-help groups for the target population; and provide ongoing technical assistance to facilitators...

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Posted: March 25, 2016

Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth (U19)

The National Institutes of Health announced a new funding opportunity to establish Collaborative Hubs to conduct research focused on reducing the burden of suicide and promoting resilience among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. This program aims to establish three collaborative research hubs to increase the reach and research base for effective, culturally relevant, preventive interventions that will increase resilience and reduce suicide in tribal or urban Indian communities. The goal of this program is to develop and test preventive strategies that could sustainably reduce the burden of youth suicide in AI/AN communities. Since each community has different strengths and challenges, cultural practices, and approaches, strong community and tribal partnerships will be essential to meeting this goal.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) intends to commit $2,700,000 in FY 2017 to fund 3 awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): June 7, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s): June 7, 2016

Application Due Date(s): July 7, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcements.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

For more information, please click here.



Posted: March 2, 2016

Historic Investment: $17.4 Million in Grants Available to Help Native Youth

Support Aimed at Helping Native Students Become College-, Career-Ready

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is more than tripling – from $5.3 million to $17.4 million – the availability of funding for grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.

The extra support is being provided for Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) as an ongoing step toward implementing President Obama’s commitment to improving the lives of American Indian and Alaskan Native children. The grants will support the President’s Generation Indigenous “Gen I” Initiative to help Native American youth.

In a Federal Register notice, the Department said it expects to make approximately 19 demonstration awards ranging from $500,000 to $1 million to tribal communities before Sept. 30.

For more on the Administration’s investment in Native American issues, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/nativeamericans.



Posted: February 26, 2016

First Nations Development Institute Accepting Proposals for Native Youth & Culture

The First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals for its Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) program that focuses on youth, and incorporating culture and tradition to address social issues in Native communities. First Nations will award approximately 20 grants to Native organizations and tribes seeking ways to preserve, strengthen and/or renew Native culture and tradition among Native youth.

First Nations is seeking projects that focus on one or more of these four priority areas:

  • Preserving, strengthening or renewing cultural and/or spiritual practices, beliefs and values.
  • Engaging both youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for documenting traditional knowledge, practices and/or beliefs, where culturally appropriate.
  • Increasing youth leadership and their capacity to lead through integrated educational or mentoring programs.
  • Increasing access to and sharing of cultural customs and beliefs through the use of appropriate technologies (traditional and/or modern), as a means of reviving or preserving tribal language, arts, history or other culturally relevant topics.

First Nations prefers to fund projects no longer than one year in length, and with budgets between $5,000 and $20,000. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. All applicants must fully complete the First Nations online grant application.

For more information, click here.



Posted: February 23, 2016

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals from Native communities interested in conducting food sovereignty or community food assessments.

LONGMONT, Colo. — Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI), generously supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, First Nations plans to award up to 10 grants of up to $10,000 each to Native communities looking to conduct food assessments and gain a better knowledge and understanding about the historical, current and future state of their local food systems.

All applications are due by Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.

A food sovereignty assessment is a community-based data-collection process that can provide a variety of information about the evolution of the local food system; help quantify individual, household or tribal program/government spending on food; Native dollars spent off-reservation on food purchases; potential for food business development; traditional food access; community desires for local food-system development; food policy desires or needs; and more.

In 2004, First Nations released the Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool (FSAT), a tool for Native communities to utilize in developing local community food assessments. The FSAT was updated in 2015 and First Nations has provided many other resources, tools and grant support to assist Native communities in conducting food assessments. A food sovereignty assessment has been a starting point for many communities to develop mechanisms to increase local food-system control. Thus, this grant opportunity is intended to support efforts of Native communities looking to gather information and data to understand the evolution of their food systems and make data-informed decisions about the future.

Desired proposals will have clearly defined goals and objectives for a potential food assessment; a plan to publicize and carry out the assessment within a reasonable timeline; a defined plan that uses multiple methods to collect information from and about the community; and a plan for use of results and dissemination of assessment findings. The grant period will commence May 1, 2016, and end April 30, 2017.

Organizations eligible to apply include U.S.-based Native American-controlled nonprofit 501(c)(3), tribes and tribal departments, tribal organizations, or Native American community-based groups with eligible fiscal sponsors committed to increasing healthy food access in rural and reservation-based Native communities and improving the health and well-being of Native American children and families.

For full information, a list of additional resources, and to begin an application, please visit www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016FSA



Posted: February 21, 2016

CDC-RFA-DP16-1606 Advancing Arthritis Public Health Approaches through National Organizations

The CDC Arthritis Program has announced the availability of fiscal year 2016 funds for a non-research funding opportunity announcement (FOA), CDC-RFA-DP16-1606 Advancing Arthritis Public Health Approaches through National Organizations, to reduce chronic disease morbidity and improve quality of life for people with arthritis. This funding opportunity will support a 5-year cooperative agreement program. Arthritis is an under-addressed, leading contributor to chronic disease and a top cause of morbidity, work limitations, and compromised quality of life. Arthritis remains one of the nation’s most common causes of disability. This critical public health problem can be addressed, at least in part, by increasing awareness and dissemination of arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based physical activity and self-management education interventions (AAEBIs). Reaching more people with these and other resources can help improve arthritis management and health-related quality of life.

The purpose of this FOA is to expand and sustain the dissemination and delivery of AAEBIs recommended by CDC for adults with arthritis (http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/interventions/). This FOA includes three Component areas and is intended to enhance the health, wellness, and quality of life of adults with arthritis and improve arthritis management and health outcomes. Component 1 will focus on expanding the dissemination and delivery of AAEBIs and implementing environmental and policy strategies to support arthritis management and increased access to the AAEBIs. Component 2 will support enhanced provision of arthritis-specific consumer health information. Component 3 will facilitate collaborative public health action to address osteoarthritis. An organization may apply for one or more components. Separate applications are required for each component. The complete announcement may be accessed at: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281507 .

  • Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DP16-1606
  • Funding Opportunity Title: Advancing Arthritis Public Health Approaches through National Organizations
  • Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
  • Expected Number of Awards: 4
  • Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
  • Posted Date: Feb 12, 2016
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: Apr 29, 2016 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,250,000
  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Award Floor: $50,000


Posted: February 17, 2016

First-ever CMS Innovation Center pilot project to test improving patients' health by addressing their social needs

  • $157 million in funding will bridge clinical care with social services
  • Tribal organizations are eligible to apply
  • Applications due March 31, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new funding opportunity of up to $157 million to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and Medicaid. Many of these social issues, such as housing instability, hunger, and interpersonal violence, affect individuals' health, yet they may not be detected or addressed during typical health care-related visits. Over time, these unmet needs may increase the risk of developing chronic conditions and reduce an individual's ability to manage these conditions, resulting in increased health care utilization and costs...

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Posted: February 5, 2016

Funding Opportunity: Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT)

  • Expected Number of Awards: 7-9
  • Range of Awards: $325,000 to $400,000 per budget period
  • Application Deadline: April 18, 2016 by 5 p.m. ET
  • Technical Assistance Webinar: March 9, 2016 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET; Information on accessing the webinar will be posted on the OMH website.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program. ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes due to childhood trauma. These innovative approaches (including curricula) should be designed for minority and/or disadvantaged youth ages 5 to 15 years who have been exposed to childhood trauma, as well as support services to their families. ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. ACT funded grantees should serve minority and/or disadvantaged youth and their families who live in communities where they are exposed to chronic traumatic situations repeatedly over long periods of time such as violence (e.g., homicides, nonfatal assaults, school violence, and suicide), domestic violence, some forms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, or recovery from disasters or other emotionally harmful experiences. The ACT initiative also promotes the goals of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative launched by President Obama to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential, including boys and young men of color.

Visit Grants.gov for more information and to submit an application, click here.



Posted: February 5, 2016

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services mini-grant program

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (“Center”) has just launched a new mini-grant program that builds on our work to date. The Center will select up to five public health agencies, or their designated agents, that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve some aspects of a cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangement. Eligible CJS arrangements must include a minimum of three jurisdictions of any size, or, two jurisdictions if the combined population is 50,000 or greater.

Applications in this first round will be considered on a rolling basis, starting on February 15 and until June 10, 2016, or until all five grants are awarded, whichever comes first. The amount of each award will be up to $10,000 for a project period of up to six months. Selected teams are expected to work with Center staff, who will provide technical assistance during the implementation of the projects, and to be available to share the results and lessons learned from their projects with appropriate audiences. Priority for funding will be given to proposals that address specific areas of learning described in the Call for Proposals (CFP).

Funding for this initiative is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) will be the Center’s administrative partner for this effort. A second round of up to ten more mini-grants will be released at a later time following the close of this application period.



Posted: February 2, 2016

SAMHSA Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

Application Due Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $325,000 per year

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the...

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Posted: February 2, 2016

Two New Funding Opportunities to Support Early Life Home Visiting Programs in Tribal Communities

Application submission deadline: March 22, 2016
  • Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Development and Implementation Grants: CLICK HERE
  • Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Implementation and Expansion Grants: CLICK HERE


Posted: January 29, 2016

New Grant Opportunity from USDA: Rural Business Development Grant

Types of Grants:

Enterprise Type Grants: $10,000 to $500,000
Opportunity Type Grants: maximum of $50,000

Contact:

Applications are submitted via local or state USDA Rural Offices. Visit the grant website here to learn more information.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering a series of competitive grants for small businesses with less than 50 employees and $1 million in gross revenue. Funds can be utilized for a variety of sources, although must fall into one of two categories: enterprise type grant funds or opportunity type grant funds.

Smaller grant requests are prioritized, although grants range from $10,000 to $500,00 for enterprise type funds, and a maximum of $50,000 for opportunity type funds. Grants under the enterprise type can be utilized for projects ranging from technical assistance to advancing rural transportation, while opportunity type grants focus more on on-site trainings and strategic planning.

Grant requests are made through local or state offices each with their own specific application timeline. More information on that timeline, the requirements, subcategories of grants, and the application itself can be found at the link posted above.



Posted: January 13, 2016

New SAMHSA Grant Opportunity: Cooperative Agreement for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation

Application Submission Deadline: January 26, 2016

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation [Youth Treatment - Implementation (Short Title – YT-I)] grants.

The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes (hereafter known as states) to improve treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (hereafter known as “the population of focus”) by assuring youth state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services supported by the strengthening of the existing infrastructure system. Based on need, applicants may choose to provide services to adolescents (ages 12-18) and their families/primary caregivers, transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) and their families/primary caregivers, or both these populations and their families/primary caregivers. Applicants that select transitional aged youth may chose a subset of this population of focus (e.g., ages 16-18, ages 18-21, ages 21-25).

For additional information about this grant opportunity, click here.

A downloadable recording of an informational webinar will be available here in the coming days.

Technical assistance on programmatic issues can be provided on an individual basis by contacting:
Immaculata Ukoh at (240) 276- 1108 or [email protected]
Melissa Rael at (240) 276-2903 or [email protected]
Technical assistance on grants management and budget issues can be provided on an individual basis by contacting:
Odessa Crocker at (240) 276-1078 or [email protected]



Posted: December 15, 2015

CDC Releases New Injury Prevention Opportunity for Tribes and States

On December 7th, the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) posted the funding opportunity announcement for CDC-RFA-CE16-1602, Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP). The overall purpose of this funding is to: 1) decrease and prevent injury and violence related morbidity and mortality and 2) increase sustainability of injury prevention programs and practices. This will be achieved through support to State Health Departments (SHDs) in the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of programs, practices, and policies with the best available evidence (see Glossary for best available evidence definition). Strategies that address injury and violence prevention (IVP) through the lens of shared risk and protective factors are encouraged to promote maximum impact of limited resources. Required strategies will align with NCIPC priorities related to child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injury (TBI), motor vehicle crash injury and death, and intimate partner/sexual violence.

Although the description says the program is to support “State Health Departments,” the eligibility criteria define “state health departments” broadly to include tribes and territories. More information on the FOA can be found here.



Posted: December 11, 2015

DOJ Opens Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Application Period

The Department of Justice recently opened the 2016 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) application period and is sponsoring a webinar series to help you navigate the application process. The first webinar, CTAS: A General Overview, occurs Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. EST. Additional webinars, held weekly over the next two months, will identify tools and resources for applicants and give them an opportunity to ask subject matter experts detailed questions about the application and the procedures. Please encourage interested applicants in your communities to register in advance and attend.

A listing of the webinars and registration information is available HERE.

Information on the 2016 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation is available at: http://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations



Posted: December 8, 2015

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Category III Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers

Application Due Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $400,000

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category III, Community Treatment and Services (CTS) centers grants. The purpose of this program is to provide and increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services systems in communities for children, adolescents, and their families who experience traumatic...

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Posted: December 2, 2015

OMHRC Funding HIV and HCV Social Marketing Campaigns

OMHRC is awarding subcontracts to organizations to increase awareness of HIV and hepatitis co-infections in minority populations.

More information including registration for a technical assistance webinar can be found HERE

Deadline is January 11, 2016.

The MAI HIV and Hepatitis Project is a capacity building, training, and social marketing project, funded by OMH through the OMH Resource Center. The project will provide subcontracts to CBOs and FBOs to improve coordination between health providers, increase the number of community partnerships in addressing HIV and hepatitis, increase health materials available among minority populations and increase the collaboration efforts and information sharing between minority agencies and organizations within the US. Each social marketing campaign must target only one of the following populations, or a subgroup of a population which includes immigrants and refugees: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/ Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, or Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. On Monday, December 14, OMHRC will host a technical assistance webinar to discuss this application. Please register using this link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1337148347077935874



Posted: November 23, 2015

The Notah Begay III Foundation Announces Community Action Grant Opportunity

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2016 Community Action Grants Request For Applications (RFA). This new funding opportunity, made possible in part by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, will expand NB3F’s support to Native Nations and Native American organizations working to improve the health and wellness of our children and communities. As a new initiative, these grants will build on the planning work conducted by Native American communities who are ready for the “next stage” of implementing their youth obesity and type-¬‐2 diabetes prevention strategies. This funding opportunity will NOT support direct service programming. Rather, these grants will support actions that are addressing systemic change by engaging the community at various levels to influence and promote Native American child health over the long term.

  • Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status.
  • For this particular grant cycle, applications will ONLY be accepted from the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin

Webinar

An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 1, at 2:00 p.m. MST. Participation is highly encouraged and registration is required. Registration will close when capacity is reached. To access the registration link, please click here



Posted: November 13, 2015

Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Care Coordination in Targeted Areas of Need

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is offering funding to enhance and/or expand the capacity of substance use disorder treatment providers to serve youth and adults with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who have been underserved and/or have special needs (e.g., ethnic and racial minorities, elderly, criminal justice involved individuals, etc.). The funding opportunity is offered through the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) through the Use of Technology Assisted Care (TAC) in Targeted Areas of Need (Short Title: TCE-TAC). Up to 13 awards in fiscal year 2016 will be granted for TCE-TAC programming. Tribes and urban Indian organizations are encouraged to apply.

Anticipated Total Funding: up to $280,000
Grant Period: up to 3 years
Application Deadline: January 4, 2016

View the full TCE-TAC grant announcement online to apply.



Posted: November 6, 2015

NIKE N7 NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The N7 Fund is committed to creating early positive experiences in sport and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America. Organizations that support Native American and Aboriginal communities through sport and physical activity programming for youth can apply.

Interested parties must act quickly and follow the guidelines below to successfully apply by November 15th, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

Guidelines: To be eligible, organizations must meet all of the following requirements:

For U.S. applicants, you must be one of the following:
  • A 501(c)(3) public charity;
  • A Federally-recognized Indian Tribe; or
  • A school, but you must have a fiscal sponsor who has tax-exempt status.
  • For Canadian applicants, you must be a non-profit entity
  • Primarily serve the Native American or Aboriginal community
  • Have a sports, wellness, or physical activity focus
  • Serve youth, high school age or younger
  • Describe how you measure success and results
  • Agree to provide reports demonstrating success and results from N7 grant funds
*Applicants that demonstrate consistent or sustained community programming and impacts, rather than one-time events, will be given priority.

A Complete Application Includes:

  • An online application including an organizational overview, details on youth participation (demographics) and program details.
  • For U.S. Organizations, a Federal Identification Number (EIN)
  • For Canadian Organizations, a Canadian provincial non-profit/charitable ID number

Awards & Notifications

Applicants could receive a grant of up to $10,000. Each applicant will receive a funding result notification on or before April 15, 2016.

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Posted: November 5, 2015

Environmental Justice GRANTS PRE-APPLICATION ASSISTANCE CALLS

This notification provides an update to the listed Pre-Application Assistance Call Schedule (Section IV. D) provided in the latest Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJ CPS) Cooperative Agreement program (EPA-OECA-OEJ-16-01) posted to Grants.gov on October 23, 2015.

The first pre-application assistance call will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m. (Eastern). There will NOT be a call on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 as this is Veterans Day, a federal holiday. See revised schedule below:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:00 p.m. ? 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015 1:30 p.m. ? 3:00 p.m. ET (en Espanol)
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:00 p.m. ? 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Interested persons may access the pre-application assistance calls by dialing 1-866-299-3188 and entering the code 202-564-0152 when prompted.



Posted: October 21, 2015

EPA Announces New Funding Opportunity:
EJ Collaborative Problem Solving Grants

Proposals Due: February 12, 2016

EPA is seeking applicants for a total of $1.2 million in Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) cooperative agreements to be awarded in 2016. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations seeking to address environmental and/or public health concerns in their communities through collaboration with other stakeholders, such as state and local governments, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations. Organizations are encouraged to have a connection between the proposed project activities and applicable neighborhood, local, city, or regional land use planning efforts...

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Posted: October 21, 2015

HANC $5,000 Funding Opportunity

HANC Funding Webinar - AAIP
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/282449637

You can also dial in using your phone:
United States : +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 282-449-637

The application period is open from until November 20, 2015. Applications must be submitted by November 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. CDT.

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Posted: September 25, 2015

Xerox Minority Scholarships

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. This scholarship is available to US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. Applicants must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following technical fields, chemistry, information management, computing & software systems, material science, printing management science, laser optics, physics, material science, engineering (chemical, computer, electrical, imaging, manufacturing, mechanical, optical, or software).

Deadline: September 30

For more information, please visit:
www.xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html



Posted: August 12, 2015

Nike’s N7 Programs Announces Funding Opportunities for Native Youth Through Generation Indigenous

Grants are now available to Native youth for sport and physical activity programs and initiatives.

Washington, DC, July 20, 2015 –– As a part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, Nike, Inc. and the N7 Fund has partnered with the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) to extend grant opportunities as a resource for Native youth leaders promoting health and wellness through sport and physical activity in their community. Gen-I is an initiative to help improve the lives of Native youth and to cultivate the next generation of Native leaders. Gen-I includes new investments and policies to expand educational, employment, and health and social services for Native youth. CNAY, along with the Department of the Interior, have partnered to launch a National Native Youth Network. Through this Network, CNAY has engaged over 2,000 Native youth from across the country in 2015...

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Posted: July 20, 2015

Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI)

July 20, 2016 - The National Indian Health Board and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce a new funding cycle for the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (Tribal ASI). The Tribal ASI will fund 5-10 Tribes at amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 to work in one or more categories related to strengthening the Tribal health department and working towards public health accreditation as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Funds can be used for (but not limited to):
  • completing pre-requisite activities,
  • compiling documentation aligning with standards and measures,
  • engaging in quality improvement or other accreditation readiness activities, and
  • supporting public health accreditation application fees.

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Posted: July 7, 2015

Grant opportunity for tribes and organizations working to improve Native American nutrition and access to healthy foods, with an emphasis on Native children.

Seeds of Native Health's strategic partner, the Notah Begay III Foundation, has opened a second grant opportunity for tribes and organizations working to improve Native American nutrition and access to healthy foods, with an emphasis on Native children.

The grants focus on two areas:

  1. Community health assessments (e.g., focus groups, research, and surveying)
  2. Community planning and capacity-building (e.g., stakeholder convenings, coalition-building, and collaborative efforts)

Proposals are due August 19. Recipients will be awarded up to $20,000 each. To learn more or apply for a grant, click here.

Seeds of Native Health was launched by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in partnership with the Notah Begay III Foundation and other strategic partners. It is a national campaign to improve Native American nutrition through grant-making, education, and research, and to raise awareness of dietary problems within Native communities.



Posted: June 24, 2015

IHS Releases new MSPI and DVPI FOAs

The Indian Health Service is ready to release the new funding opportunity announcements for two seminal programs in Indian Country – the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI). The two attached letters from the Indian Health Service Acting Director, Mr. Robert G. McSwain, describe the intent and direction of the two funding streams, as well as the goal of releasing the two FOAs on June 26, 2015. IHS Division of Behavioral Health will host several conference calls over the next couple of weeks to answer your questions. The first conference call will be held Friday, June 26, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 CDT/2:30 MDT/1:30 MST/PDT/12:30 AKDT.

Call information is below.
1-866-721-8916
Participant code: 6019491#



Posted: May 18, 2015

Initiative for Upstream, Community-Driven Strategies for Mental Health and Wellbeing for Men and Boys

Prevention Institute and the Movember Foundation introduce the Making Connections Initiative and are inviting Letters of Interest from sites to support planning and implementation of upstream, community-driven, mental health and wellbeing strategies for men and boys. As lead coordinator of the initiative, Prevention Institute encourages applicants who can design multi-sector, collaborative approaches for high-need communities such as boys and men of color and their families, and/or military and veteran communities/families...

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Posted: May 18, 2015

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. These populations include but are not limited to men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos.

Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects. Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on July 20, 2015.

The solicitation for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site : https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OAM/NIHLM2015468/listing.html



Posted - April 14, 2015

HHS announces $1 million in new grant programs to help improve sharing of health information

Projects to help long-term and behavioral health care providers

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., announced today the availability of $1 million in grant funds to support community projects for the Community Interoperability Health Information Exchange (HIE) Program. The funding will help support and enable the flow of health information at the community level, leading to better care and better health.

Read more about this announcement



Posted - April 1, 2015

Apply Now! Prevent Cancer Foundation - 2015 Community Grants

The purpose of the Community Grants is to provide the needed resources to support organizations which have strong ties to their local communities and which have programs that focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier. Successful applicants will demonstrate the potential of their programs to make a positive impact on individuals, families or communities, especially underserved communities. For this cycle, the Foundation expects to fund up to six one-year awards of $10,000. This is a national program.

Read about previous grantees from across the country and their valuable cancer prevention and early detection projects.

Application deadline is May 6, 2015 at 6pm ET.

Questions? Contact Erica Childs Warner at [email protected].



Posted - April 1, 2015

FDA announces RFP for Tobacco Retail Compliance for Indian Tribes

The Food and Drug Administration intends to award sole source contracts to Indian Tribes for tobacco retail compliance check inspections. This action is in accordance with the Tobacco Control Act, Public Law 111-31, Section 103 (g) (2). This notice is issued for informational purposes only and is not a request for competitive proposals. Any interested party should submit a statement of capabilities in sufficient detail to determine if the requirement of this synopsis can be met no later than 15 calendar days from the posting of this announcement. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed contracts based on responses from this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation will be available on or about March 13, 2015 on the FedBizOpps website at www.fbo.gov. Prospective offerors are responsible for downloading the solicitation and amendments. It is the offerors responsibility to monitor the FedBizOpps website for the release solicitations and amendments. Hard copies will be provided to individuals eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act upon request. Responses to this notice must be sent via email to: [email protected]. The solicitation number is FDA-15-SOL-1144643. More information can be obtained at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/FDA/DCASC/
FDA-15-SOL-1144643/listing.html
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Posted - March 29, 2015

FEMA ANNOUNCES NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2015 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT

WASHINGTON—Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate today announced the release of the FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program. The FY 2015 EMPG Program provides over $350 million to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The FY 2015 EMPG Program supports efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas.

Under the Stafford Act, FEMA is authorized to make grants to bolster emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States. The Federal government, through the EMPG Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, guidance, and assistance so that a comprehensive emergency preparedness system exists for all hazards and for all levels of government.

The notice of funding opportunity can be found at www.grants.gov. EMPG applications are due no later than April 24, 2015. Final submissions must be made through the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants system located at https://portal.fema.gov.

Further information on DHS’s preparedness grant programs is available at www.dhs.gov and http://www.fema.gov/grants.



Posted - February 26, 2015

Funding Opportunity: State Occupational Health and Surveillance Program

The CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have announced a funding opportunity Tribes are eligible for. The State Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program supports meritorious applications relevant to NIOSH's occupational health and safety surveillance goals and priorities. Under this funding announcement, NIOSH staff work jointly with awardees in agency partnership roles to assist, guide, or plan work-related OSH surveillance activities. Although specific aims and activities may be shared among awardees and NIOSH, primary roles and responsibilities reside with the awardees. NIOSH understands the importance and need of injury prevention programs in tribal communities including the protection and wellbeing of the tribal workforce.

Click here for more information.



Posted - February 11, 2015

Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible for up to $1million per year, so spread the word to your networks!!!!

The purpose of this program is to improve mental health outcomes for children and youth (birth to 21 years of age) with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families. This program will support the wide scale operation, expansion and integration of the system of care (SOC) approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).

Summary:
Application Due date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $45,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 15-45
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $3,000,000
Length of Project: 4 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $3,000,000 for state applicants and $1,000,000 for political subdivisions of states, tribes, tribal organizations, and territories total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.

See the announcement here:
http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-15-009



Posted - February 6, 2015

Funding Opportunity

Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released two new Notices of Funding Availability in the Senior Corps Foster Grandparent (FGP) and Senior Companion (SCP) programs. These competitions are open to federally-recognized Indian Tribes, including current tribal grantees. With these notices, CNCS intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of national service in Native American and Alaska native communities not currently served by FGP or SCP grantees.

For more information, please click here.



Posted: February 3, 2015

DRDC/NCBDDD 2015 Research Grant Opportunities

The Disability Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC), in coordination with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the CDC, is pleased to announce the availability of THREE (3) NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2015. The DRDC conducts research related to the priorities of the NCBDDD through research grant sub-contracts to universities and other academic and professional institutions that utilize medical, psychosocial, basic science, and public health approaches. Links to the grant opportunities are provided below:

  • RFA - R15 - 01: Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) Impact on Parents
    Does exposure to LTSAE influence parents' actions related to early identification of developmental delay?
  • RFA - R15 - 02: Assessing Impact of EHDI Assessing impact of early identification and intervention on children with permanent congenital hearing loss
  • RFA - R15 - 03: Learn the Signs. Act Early (LTSAE) Book Testing Formative research/audience testing of innovative health education product

Process for Submission of RFA's

All research applications for the RFA's must be submitted through the DRDC website. Please view the applicable instruction here: www.disabilityresearchcenter.com/research/application-instructions

Submission Dates:

  • February 27, 2015 - By midnight EST - Grant Application Due
  • Late Summer 2015 - Announcement of Grant Awards
  • September 30, 2015 - Newly Funded Projects Begin


Posted: January 28, 2015

Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Drug Courts

Application Due Date: Friday, March 27, 2015

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $325,000

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in existing adult and family “problem solving” courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination as well as family-focused services in the case of Family Treatment Drug Courts) to defendants/offenders. For more information, CLICK HERE.



Posted: January 8, 2015

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) 2015 Policy Academy

The Center for Social Innovation (C4) invites State, Territory, and Tribal government substance use disorder and mental health agencies to participate in the 2015 Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) Policy Academy. C4 has been contracted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to operate BRSS TACS, to promote widespread adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people with substance use disorders, mental health conditions, and/or co-occurring disorders.

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Posted: January 5, 2015

SAMSHA accepting PBHCI Grant Applications

Application Due Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $400,000 per year for four years
View the Request for Applications

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants. The purpose of this program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care medical services in community-based behavioral health settings. The goal is to improve the physical health status of adults with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and those with co-occurring substance use disorders who have or are at risk for co-morbid primary care conditions and chronic diseases. The program’s objective is to support the triple aim of improving the health of individuals with SMI; enhancing the consumer experience of care (including quality, access, and reliability); and reducing/controlling the per capita cost of care.

SAMHSA launched the PBHCI program in FY 2009 with the knowledge that adults with serious mental illness experience heightened morbidity and mortality, in large part due to elevated incidence and prevalence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. This increased morbidity and mortality can be attributed to a number of issues, including inadequate physical activity and poor nutrition; smoking; side effects from atypical antipsychotic medications; and lack of access to health care services. Many of these health conditions are preventable through routine health promotion activities, primary care screening, monitoring, treatment and care management /coordination strategies and/or other outreach programs. Much of the national effort towards achieving the triple aim of improved health, enhanced care, and reduced costs are associated with developing person-centered systems of care that address an individual’s holistic health and wellness.

The PBHCI program supports the goals of the Million Hearts™ initiative in that people with behavioral health disorders are disproportionately impacted by many chronic primary care health conditions, including heart disease and hypertension.

View the full request for applications and further details on how to apply at www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-15-005.

Learn more about the PBHCI program (and the work of past grantees) at www.integration.SAMHSA.gov.



Posted: December 31, 2014

Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska

Funder: Administration for Native Americans

Deadline: March 25, 2015

Description: This funding opportunity is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies; strengthen Alaskan Native families, including the preservation of Alaskan Native American cultures; and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Alaskan Native communities. More Information



Posted: December 31, 2014

Echoing Green Fellowship

Funder: Echoing Green

Deadline: January 5, 2015

Description: This fellowship offers seed-stage funding and support to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Echoing Green's mission is to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. More Information



Posted: December 7, 2014

2015 ANA Funding Opportunity Announcements Now Available

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) has published 5 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2015. FOAs give full information on application requirements for each program area and how to apply. Applications are due on March 4, 2015.

FOAs are now available in the following areas:
  • Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
  • Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance - Ester Martinez Immersion
  • Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
  • Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)
  • Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE)

Read ANA's full announcement about the FOAs.

You can also download the full FOA for each program area from ANA's website.

FOAs for the Native Asset Building Initiative (NABI) and SEDS-Alaska have not yet been published.



Posted: December 7, 2014

NIHB announces a Funding Opportunity for Tribes

The National Indian Health Board and the CDC are pleased to announce a new funding initiative that will provide funds to Tribes to support activities and efforts towards achieving public health accreditation. This funding program, titled the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiatives (Tribal ASI) will fund 5-10 Tribes at amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 to work in one or more categories related to strengthening the Tribal Health Department and working towards accreditation as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Funds can be used for (but not limited to): completing pre-requisites activities, compiling documentation aligning with standards and measures, engaging in quality improvement activities, and supporting accreditation application fees. NIHB has created a short application that asks for details on how the funds will be used and a statement of commitment from the Tribe to work towards accreditation. The request for applications (RFA) is attached here (DOC). Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by Wednesday, January 7, 2015, by 11:59pm EST.

NIHB and CDC staff will host a conference call with all interested parties on December 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST (1-866-303-3137, passcode: 702869#) to answer questions about this RFA and application process. Additional questions about this RFA may be directed to Robert Foley, [email protected].



Posted: November 26, 2014

New Opportunity: Apply to the Performance Partnership Pilots Program
Monday, December 1, 2014 | 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Today, five Federal agencies are coming together to offer communities support in overcoming the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for disconnected youth. For the next 100 days, States, tribes, and municipalities can apply to become a Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) program. These pilot communities will test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth.

You're invited to register for an upcoming webinar on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time to learn more about P3.

Register for the Webinar | View the Application Package | More Information



Posted: October 13, 2014

HRSA Grant to Improve Rural Healthcare

HRSA is currently accepting competitive applications for the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program (HRSA-15-039). This grant is strictly for entities and Tribes in rural areas. The goals for the Outreach Program are the following: 1. Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities; 2. Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services; 3. Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of health care services; 4. Improve population health, demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability Proposed projects will have an outcomes-oriented approach that will enhance and sustain the delivery of effective health care in rural communities. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2014. The full application is available on grants.gov



Posted: September 30, 2014

EPA Announces 2015 Environmental Justice Small Grants Request for Applications

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Environmental Justice recently announced the opening of its Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2015 Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program. The EJSG Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The EJSG Program is designed to help eligible non-profit organizations and Tribal communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks at the local level.

The total estimated amount of funding available for awards under this solicitation for fiscal year 2015 is approximately $1,200,000. EPA anticipates awarding up to four grants per EPA region in amounts of up to $30,000 per award for a two-year project period. For more information regarding the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program and to view the RFA, please click here.



Posted: September 8, 2014

Tribal College and University Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment

Solicitation Number: 14-233-SOL-00601
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Program Support Center
Location: Division of Acquisition Management

OMH proposes to partner with a community organization to develop and pilot an education, outreach and enrollment initiative targeting American Indians enrolled in Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

Objectives

1. To develop and implement a Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment strategy targeting American Indians enrolled in all of the Tribal Colleges in North Dakota and South Dakota. They are as follows:
North Dakota: Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Fort Berthold Community College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College, United Tribes Technical College
South Dakota: Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton College.

2. To increase knowledge of the Affordable Care Act/Market Place Enrollment information by developing a training via Webinar for all Tribal College and University student affairs, admissions personnel and student leadership promoting the importance of enrollment of students (men, women and their children) in the health insurance marketplace.

Please note that the deadline for questions is Friday, September 12, 2014 by 12:00 PM Eastern Time. All questions must be submitted via email. All responses will be posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

Questions must reference the solicitation number and be submitted by e-mail (no telephone calls please) to [email protected], as noted in the solicitation.

Proposals shall be submitted no later than Thursday, September 18, 2014 by 12:00 PM Eastern Time.
Proposals must reference the RFP number and be submitted by e-mail to [email protected], as noted in the solicitation.



Posted: August 14, 2014

CDC Releases Occupational Health Surveillance Grant Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a funding opportunity announcement to support the creation and implementation of a new internal surveillance system. Occupational health and safety (OH) surveillance is the ascertainment and tracking of work-related injuries, illnesses, hazards, or exposures. OH surveillance includes population/group- and case-based approaches and activities. Occupational surveillance data are used to identify state priorities and guide efforts to improve and protect worker safety and health; monitor statistical and other trends and progress over time; and to develop prevention intervention recommendations.

The deadline to submit an application is September 15, 2014. Tribes and Nations have an opportunity to compete for funds to conduct occupational health and safety surveillance over a 5 year period.

Please visit for more detailed information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-275.html



Posted: July 31, 2014

Tribal Health Profession Opportunities Grant RFA released

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children andFamilies (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing that it anticipates competitively awarding cooperative agreements to support demonstration projects that are designed to provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. In addition to providing education and training services, funds for this project may be used for child care, case management, and other supportive services as appropriate.

It is expected that new grants will be for 60-month project periods with five 12-month budget periods. And all grantees will be required to take part in a rigorous evaluation, which is likely to include a random assignment process of potential participants into control and intervention groups.

For more information CLICK HERE



Posted: July 2, 2014

Apply for an SBIRT Grant

The National Council for Behavioral Health is announcing a request for applications for the 2014 Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse Initiative to support community behavioral health organizations interested in implementing screening for substance use.

The National Council received a $1.3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support the implementation of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), an evidence-based practice, for adolescents in up to 30 community behavioral health organizations throughout the country. The project will also address how Medicaid, through its Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) mandate, can pay for SBIRT services.

View project commitment criteria and download the RFA/State Lead Application, Community Behavioral Healthcare Organization Profile, and Program Structure attachment on our 2014 Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse Initiative website. Applications must be submitted by State Leads (regional/state associations or departments) by July 11, 11:59pm Pacific.

Please direct any questions to Aaron Williams, Project Director, at [email protected] or to Chris Bodner, Project Coordinator, at [email protected].



Posted: May 28, 2014

The National Library of Medicine Announces Funds to Improve Access to HIV-Related Health Information

The NLM is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Awards are offered for up to $40,000, and must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.
Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Quotations are due to NLM on Friday, July 11, 2014.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.



Posted: May 28, 2014

Office of Minority Health Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-14-003
Estimated Funding Level: Up to $2,700,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10 to 13

Announcement Description: The purpose of the Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities (PICC) Initiative is to identify, assist and educate minority populations about the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) and coverage opportunities made possible by the Affordable Care Act. The PICC Initiative will support organizations, partnerships and coalitions that will develop and provide comprehensive information and education sessions to minority consumers relative to the Marketplace; disseminate CMS or state-developed information to increase awareness of the Marketplace and, where appropriate, provide updated materials to more effectively offer culturally competent services specific to underserved communities, including translation services. Successful grantees will assist individuals from underserved and/or hard to reach populations in applying for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace, providing guidance on financial assistance and coverage options to reach minority populations who are targeted for enrollment. These funds may not be used to support individuals funded as Navigators for the 2014 Open Enrollment period in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces.

Due Date for Applications: June 16, 2014
Apply on grants.gov - See more at: minorityhealth.hhs.gov



Posted: May 28, 2014

New CDC Funding Announcement (DP14-1421PPHF14): A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

This 5-year, $14 million/year initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. The initiative will support efforts by American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to implement a variety of effective community-chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental changes. These changes will aim to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for breastfeeding, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical links. Funds will support approximately 12 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages directly and approximately 12 Tribal Organizations (one of each in each of 12 IHS administrative areas) to provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages within their IHS Administrative Areas.

Click here to view the FOA:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255892



Posted: May 28, 2014

CDC announcing the availability of six new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to advance the nation’s chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts

Over the next several days, CDC is announcing the availability of six new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to advance the nation’s chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts.
  • All six FOAs address one or more of the leading risk factors for the major causes of death and disability in the United States: tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity.
  • A number of the FOAs also address key health system improvements and community supports to help Americans manage their chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and pre-diabetes.
  • All the FOAs involve partnerships at the national, state, or local level because public health cannot solve these problems alone.
Through these FOAs, CDC is concentrating resources on key risk factors and major diseases that contribute substantially to suffering, disability, and premature death among Americans. Together, the six FOAs form a mutually reinforcing set of activities designed, in synergy, to reach the overall goals of reducing:
  • Rates of death and disability due to tobacco use by 5%.
  • Prevalence of obesity by 3%.
  • Rates of death and disability due to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke by 3%.
Individually, each FOA contributes uniquely to these goals by:
  • Working through unique awardees (e.g., state health departments, national organizations).
  • Delivering interventions to unique populations (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, populations with very high obesity rates).
  • Emphasizing specific interventions (e.g., health system improvements, environmental approaches).
  • Implementing interventions in specific places (e.g., large cities, tribes).
  • Addressing specific risk factors, disease management, or both (e.g., tobacco use, obesity, high blood pressure).

The CDC has already released (DP14-1417) Partnership to Improve Community Health and (DP14-1418) National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention.



Posted: May 23, 2014

Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative

Applications are due June 16, 2014.

This Initiative will provide funding to successful applicants to identify, recruit, and educate underserved minority populations about the Health Insurance Marketplace and to assist them with completion of the streamlined health insurance application to determine their eligibility to purchase health insurance from a plan offered through the Marketplace or for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

More Information (PDF)



Posted: May 20, 2014

HRSA Funding Opportunity: Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. We obtained your name and email address from either your website, federally recognized tribal and other lists that designate you as the representative or contact for your organization. You are receiving this email notification to make you aware of all HRSA funding opportunities for which your organization may be eligible. We will send these notifications each time an appropriate HRSA grant opportunity is announced. If you do not wish to receive these alerts in the future, please reply back to this email and enter “PLEASE REMOVE ME” in the subject line.

For your information, the following HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcements are now open and applications can be submitted through Grants.gov. Tribal entities are eligible to apply.

HRSA Main Web Page: http://www.hrsa.gov/index.html

Funding Opportunity in Grants.gov:
http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255430



Posted: May 19, 2014

Upcoming Grant Opportunities



Posted: May 19, 2014

Office for Victims of Crime will offer grants for Tribal Community Wellness Centers

Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime will make up to three awards of up to $660,000 each to tribes or tribal nonprofit organizations to develop and implement a victim-centered Community Wellness framework that extends beyond crisis victim assistance to meet the longer-term, complex needs of victims, survivors, and their families. The framework must include a Community Wellness Center that will offer, coordinate, or foster access to a continuum of resources and services that promote victim and community wellness, including a full range of intervention, treatment, health and wellness, prevention, educational and economic development, and cultural resources for the community. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 15, 2014, deadline. For more information, please CLICK HERE.



Posted: May 14, 2014

2014 Call for Project Applications for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund just announced.

A Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funding (TTPSF) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for federally recognized Tribes was published in the Federal Register today, May 14, 2014. This notice announces the availability of TTP Safety funding and requests for grant applications. Applications must be submitted to [email protected] no later than 5:00 PM EST on June 30, 2014.

The FHWA will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 20th at 2:00 PM EST. To join the webinar, please click this link then enter the room as a guest: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/tribaltrans.

The audio portion of the webinar can be accessed from the teleconference line: TOLL FREE 1-888-251-2909; ACCESS CODE 4442306. In addition, this webinar will be recorded and posted on the TTP Safety website at http://www.flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/ttp/safety.

More Information (PDF)



Posted: May 12, 2014

SAMHSA Suicide and Substance Use Prevention Grant Opportunity

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to and including age 24.

This program will help grantees reduce the impact of substance abuse, mental illness, and trauma on AI/AN communities through a public health approach. In addition, this grant will allow AI/AN communities to support youth and young adults as they transition into adulthood by facilitating collaboration among agencies.

Learn more and download application materials here:
http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-14-013

Applications are due Tuesday, June 17 2014

Pre-application webinar on May 2nd, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 3:00-4:30pm EST
Conference number: 234259
Participant passcode: 7676645

Interested parties can register to participate on the webinar by clicking on THIS LINK.



Posted: May 6, 2014

Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids is a unique advocacy collaboration between the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The goal of the grant opportunities described below is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children...

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Posted: April 28, 2014

Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health

Application Due Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $200,000 per year

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to and including age 24 The goals of this program fall within two of SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives: Prevention of...

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Posted: April 25, 2014

State Educational Agency Grants

The purpose of the program is to build and expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies to increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults, and connect children, youth, and families who may have behavioral health issues with appropriate services.

Application Due date: June 16, 2014

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Posted: April 25, 2014

Local Educational Agency Grants

The purpose of this program is to assist local educational agencies to begin to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth, including how to encourage adolescents and their families experiencing these problems to seek treatment. It is required that individuals be trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

Application Due date: June 16, 2014

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Posted: April 24, 2014

2014 Tribal Behavioral Health Native Connections Grants

Applications are due Tuesday, June 17 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to and including age 24.

This program will help grantees reduce the impact of substance abuse, mental illness, and trauma on AI/AN communities through a public health approach. In addition, this grant will allow AI/AN communities to support youth and young adults as they transition into adulthood by facilitating collaboration among agencies.

Learn more and download application materials here: http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-14-013

Pre-application webinar on May 2nd, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 3:00-4:30pm EST
Conference number: 234259

Participant passcode: 7676645

Interested parties can register to participate on the webinar by CLICKING HERE

  1. Go to the URL listed above and choose Web RSVP under Join Events.
  2. Enter the conference number and passcode.
  3. Provide your information for the event leader and then click submit.

The webinar will be recorded and posted on the sprc.org website afterwards under "SAMHSA Webinars."



Posted: April 9, 2014

Does your Native American community, Tribe, or Native-run nonprofit have a great idea for a project to promote self-sufficiency of Native people in the U.S.? Then you may be able to take advantage of a recently announced funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

HHS projects it will offer up to $15 million in grants for community-based projects to support the principle that social and economic development are inter-related and essential for the development of thriving Native communities.

HHS’ Administration for Native Americans will offer five funding opportunities. The announcements are as follows:

  • Native Languages – Preservation and Maintenance;
  • Native Languages – Esther Martinez Immersion;
  • Social and Economic Development Strategies;
  • Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies; and
  • Environmental and Regulatory Enhancement.

Applications are due April 15, 2014. Potential applicants may find the Funding Opportunity Announcements for these grants at www.grants.gov. ANA promotes self-sufficiency of Native communities in the U.S.—including American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders from American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands —through the provision of discretionary grants to tribal governments and Native-serving nonprofit organizations. ANA is interested in supporting community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, increase the capacity of tribal governments, strengthen families, preserve Native cultures, and increase self-sufficiency and community well-being. Funded project will reflect specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound outcomes and include specific strategies for reducing or eliminating community problems and achieving long-range community goals.

For more information, visit ANA’s website at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana or contact the ANA Help Desk at 1-877-922-9262.



Posted: April 8, 2014

Funding Opportunity: PPHF- 2014 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (PPHF-2014)

Short Title: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements
Application Due Date: Monday, May 19, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) PPHF- 2014 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements) (PPHF-2014). The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes (including Alaska Villages and urban Indian organizations) in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. Such efforts must involve public/private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies and should include schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations. Learn More.



Posted: March 20, 2014

Funding Opportunity: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Research and Demonstration Programs Community Collaborative Academy

Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)
Non-Binding Letters of Intent Due: March 21, 2014
Application Deadline: April 24, 2014
OAH has announced the availability of funds to help communities with high teen pregnancy rates develop and implement a collaborative, community-driven, innovative strategy or prevention framework for teen pregnancy prevention. Learn more.



Posted: March 20, 2014

Funding Opportunity: Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence

Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Application Deadline: April 25, 2014
NIJ is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence, particularly those that address polyvictimization, resilience, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. For this solicitation, "children exposed to violence" encompasses a broad area that includes children both as direct victims and as bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community. Learn more.



Posted: March 20, 2014

Funding Opportunity: Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence

Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Application Deadline: April 25, 2014
Funds will be provided for research and evaluation related to violence against women in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. These funding opportunities are focused at the state, local, tribal, federal, juvenile justice policy, and practice levels. Learn more.



Posted: March 20, 2014

Funding Opportunity: Internet Crimes Against Children Program Support

Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Application Deadline: April 14, 2014
The awardee will provide services and support to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force program. State and regional ICAC task forces work collaboratively as a national network of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies that prevent, interdict, and investigate technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. Learn more.