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: 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.

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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.