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: October 18, 2018

Submit Your Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Story

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is collecting local impact stories from diabetes care providers and SDPI program participants. These stories will be featured on NIHB’s website, and may be used in future projects to educate on and support SDPI, including sharing stories with Members of Congress.

If you have participated in an SDPI program, and want to share your experience, click HERE. If you are a diabetes care provider, and you want to share information about your SDPI program, including data, successes, challenges, and innovative ideas, click HERE.

Please contact Sarah Price, [email protected] with any questions.



Posted: October 18, 2018

Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems, Request for Applications

Due Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by 11:59 ET

Pre-Application Webinar Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00pm and 3:00pm ET (based on funding opportunity selected)

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC), formerly known as the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI). This project continues NIHB’s commitment to the strengthening of Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance specifically to Tribes as they complete projects to improve their performance, meet national public health accreditation standards, and/or promote interconnection across the public health system to improve population health.

Tribes will have the opportunity to perform work in performance improvement (PI) and/or system improvement (SI). Support for public health accreditation activities is offered, but seeking accreditation is not required.

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Posted: September 10, 2018

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for American Indian Health - Summer and Winter Institute & Scholarship

Scholarship deadline Thursday, November 1, 2018
Course registration deadline Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health will offer two winter courses, from January 7-11, 2019. These courses include:

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of American Indians
  • Mental Health Care and Delivery in American Indian Communities

Click here to learn more about the courses and click here to learn about scholarships.



Posted: September 10, 2018

Annie's Grants for Gardens

Due Thursday, November 1, 2018

Annie's Grants for Gardens project is offering grants to develop edible garden projects that help connect children to healthy and nutritious foods. Some public, private, and charter schools are eligible. Click here to learn more or apply.



Posted: September 10, 2018

Gardens Grant Program

Due Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm ET

The Whole Kids Foundation is offering grants of $2000 to help support new or existing garden projects at public and private K-12 schools and/or nonprofit organizations. Learn more about the opportunity or apply here.

Informational webinars will be be held:

  • Thursday, September 6 at 1:00 pm ET and
  • Thursday, October 4 at 4:00 pm ET

Register for either webinar here.



Posted: September 10, 2018

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Due Monday, October 1, 2018

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is currently accepting applications to fund up to eight grants at up to $50,000 per year throughout a five year period. The project period will run from March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2024. Tribes, domestic community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.

The purpose of this program is to support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. This program supports the Health Resources and Services' (HRSA's) goals to improve access to quality health care and services, build healthy communities, and improve health equity. Community-based programs and evidence-based models of care that build on existing community resources will be implemented and evaluated to demonstrate program impact. This program supports collaboration between local pediatric providers and community leaders in an effort to provide quality health care and preventive health services to children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities. HTPCP funding supports projects that provide clinical or public health services, and does not support research projects. HTPCP applications MUST represent either a new initiative (i.e., project that was not previously in existence) within the community or an innovative new component that builds upon an existing community-based program or initiative.

Click here to learn more!



Posted: September 10, 2018

2018-2019 Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program

Due Monday, October 1, 2018

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)/Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) Mining Mini-Grants Program offers financial grant assistance to communities threatened or adversely affected by mining in the U.S. and Canada. This year, the project is expected to fund approximately 70 grantees at $3,000 each and 10 grantees at $5,000 each. This program encourages applications that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, cultural resources, and community health from mining impacts. Priority is given to community-based grassroots groups and Tribal/First Nations directly affected by mining, and efforts are made to award at least half of the program funding to Indigenous-led organizations.

Click here to learn more or apply!



Posted: September 10, 2018

Submit to Fourth World Journal on "Indigenous Peoples, Medicinal Plants, and Wild Foods"

The Fourth World Journal is pleased to announce that it will publish a special themed, peer reviewed issue on "Indigenous Peoples, Medicinal Plants and Wild Foods." There is an increasing desire in the global health community to learn more beneficial approaches of nutrition for growing populations in all bioregions. The focus in this Special Issue is the use of low-resource strategies that are culturally and ecologically appropriate to the locality. Plants and other wildlife foods are known the world over to have medicinal value. The nutrient and pharmacological density of these resources is often overlooked, undocumented, or exploited for purely commercial purposes.

Traditional medicine systems are the "mother" of all medicine. More that 80% of the world's population uses a form of traditional medicine to treat primary health. The intimate connection between life on earth and the living universe has formed the foundation for virtually all systems of healing for milennia.

Forces of "modernization" and "technological development" have an adverse effect on wild foods, medicinal plantas and indigenous knowledge systems. The purpose of this themed issue, therefore, is to bring recognition to the myriad of potentially useful foods and medicines in the wild that exist, and to stimulate a dialogue on how to ensure their cultural uses and benefits.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Locally applied research methods
- Uses of non-agricultural plants, fungus, animals and insects for food and medicine
- Healthy Community/University/NGO partnerships
- Mental health and nutrition
- Nutritional trauma
- Chronic disease
- Traditional ecological knowledge
- Biodiversity

Submission requirements: http://cwis.org/fourth-world-journal/
Submit papers and images to: [email protected]
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019



Posted: September 5, 2018

APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government
Application Due Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM EST'

The call for applications for the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Public Health Fellowship in Government is underway. The fellowship provides a unique learning opportunity and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science.

Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C. The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.

Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2019 so the applicant must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works.

Fellowship candidates must:

  1. be an APHA member;
  2. have a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline;
  3. have at least five years' experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training (internships, graduate assistantships and residencies do not count);
  4. be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.; and
  5. not be a federal employee.

The completed application, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and three letters of recommendation are due to APHA on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 by 6 p.m. EST.

Application instructions are available here.

For more information, see the program flyer or explore the website here.

You may also contact APHA directly at [email protected] or 202-777-2510.



Posted: September 5, 2018

Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program), Notice of Funding
Application Due Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5311(c)(1)(A), as amended by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST), Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015). This is a national solicitation for project proposals and includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for Fiscal Year 2018 projects. The primary purpose of these competitively selected grants is to support planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for Tribal public transit services.

Read the Notice of Funding and apply here.



Posted: September 5, 2018

HUD Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program
Application Due Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced their Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program with the purpose of assisting units of local government, including the Tribes, in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations.

Funding of up to $212,000,000 is available through this Notice of Funding Availability and HUD expects to make approximately 50 awards. The minimum award for any applicant to request under this opportunity is $1,000,000.

Read the full grant opportunity and apply here.



Posted: September 5, 2018

Keepseagle Fast-Track Grants to Support Native Farmers and Ranchers
Letter of Intent (Required) Due October 5, 2018 Application Due December 14, 2018

First Nations is now accepting letters of intent under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). First Nations expects to award 17 to 20 grants averaging $30,000 to $40,000 each to organizations in Native communities with the goal of growing and/or expanding direct services to and/or programs that serve or directly collaborate with Native American farmers and ranchers. In sum, the goal of these grants is to provide much-needed grant assistance to grow or expand programmatic and other services to organizations in Native communities that serve Native farmers and ranchers.

Read more here.



Posted: August 9, 2018

Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Written Comments on Behavioral Health Initiative Funding - Deadline extended to August 17, 2018

On May 18, 2018, Rear Admiral (RADM) Michael Weahkee, the acting director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), released a Dear Tribal Leader and Urban Indian Organization Leader letter, followed by a Behavioral Health Initiative Funding brief on June 7, 2018. This letter was to initiate a Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on the funding mechanism to distribute behavioral health initiatives that are currently being distributed through grants.

Virtual Tribal consultation occurred on Thursday, June 7 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST and Wednesday, June 20 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. Virtual Urban Confer took place Thursday, June 14 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET with an in-Person Confer session at the 2018 National Council for Urban Indian Health Annual Leadership Conference on Wednesday, June 27 from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. EST.

Written comments will be accepted through the duration of the Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer period. The deadline to provide comments is extended to Friday, August 17, 2018.

Send comments by e-mail to: [email protected] or [email protected] Subject Line: IHS Behavioral Health Funding

Send comments by mail to: RADM Michael D. Weahkee Acting Director Indian Health Service 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08E86 Rockville, MD 20857 ATTN: IHS Behavioral Health Funding

Read Dear Tribal Leader and Urban Indian Organization Leader Letter here

For more information, please visit the IHS Division of Behavioral Health Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer site here

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Anna Johnson, Management Analyst, Division of Behavioral Health, IHS, by telephone at (301) 443-2038 or by email at [email protected].



Posted: August 2, 2018

Housing Preservation Grants
Due Thursday, August 9, 2018 by 5:00 pm local time for submission to a Rural Development State Office and 5:00 pm ET for electronic submissions

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering funding to support "the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low and very low income rural citizens. USDA will award a total of $10 million in Housing Preservation Grant Program funding for the repair and rehabilitation of rural housing units."

Many Tribal communities experience housing disparities. Federally recognized Tribes, nonprofit organizations, and most state and local government entities are eligible to apply. Individual homeowners are not eligible.

Applicants will provide grants or low-interest loans to repair or rehabilitate housing for low- and very-low-income homeowners. Rental property owners may also receive assistance if they agree to make units available to low- and very-low-income families.

The following are eligible expenses:

  • Repairing or replacing electrical wiring, foundations, roofs, insulation, heating systems and water/waste disposal systems
  • Handicap accessibility features
  • Labor and materials
  • Administrative expenses

Click HERE to learn more or apply.



Posted: August 2, 2018

Indian Health Service Tribal Management Grants
Due Friday, August 17, 2018

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting competitive grant applications for the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program. This program is a competitive grant program that is capacity building and developmental in nature and has been available for federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations since 1975. The TMG Program was established to assist Tribes and Tribal organizations to prepare for assuming all or part of existing IHS programs, functions, services, and activities (PFSAs) and further develop and improve Tribal health management capabilities. The TMG program provides competitive grants to Tribes and Tribal organizations to establish goals and performance measures for current health programs; assess current management capacity to determine if new components are appropriate; analyze programs to determine if a Tribe or Tribal organization's management is practicable; and develop infrastructure systems to manage or organize PFSAs. The purpose of this IHS grant announcement is to announce the availability of the TMG program to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist Tribes and Tribal organizations in assuming all or part of existing IHS PFSAs through a Title I contract and assist Title I contractors to Title V compactors to further develop and improve management capability. Approximately 16-18 awards of between $50,000-$100,000 each are expected to be awarded.

Learn more HERE!



Posted: August 2, 2018

Submit Public Comments on the Draft Indian Health Service Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2018-2022
Due Thursday, August 23, 2018

The strategic goals of the IHS are: (1) To ensure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people; (2) To promote excellence and quality through innovation of the Indian health system into an optimally performing organization; and (3) To strengthen IHS program management and operations.

Click HERE to learn more or submit a comment.



Posted: August 1, 2018

World Breastfeeding Week
August 1-7, 2018

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is excited to announce the slogan of World Breastfeeding Week 2018 is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life. In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies, even in times of crises. With no additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-cost way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. The objectives of World Breastfeeding Week are to inform people about the links between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding, anchor breastfeeding as the foundation of life, engage with individuals and organizations for a greater impact, and galvanize action to advance breastfeeding as a part of good nutrition, food security and poverty reduction.

For more information, including infographics, outreach materials, and seed grant applications, visit the World Breastfeeding Week Site HERE



Posted: July 17, 2018

FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program Solicitation

Applications due Monday, August 6, 2018

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program solicitation. The funding for this program comes from the first Tribal set-aside for crime victims that the U.S. Department of Justice has been directed to administer.

Under the solicitation, OVC will award eligible Tribes, Tribal consortia, and Tribal designee's grants to support a wide-range of services for victims of crime. OVC anticipates awarding up to $110 million through the Tribal Victims Services Set-Aside Program.

Phase 1 applications are due August 6, 2018.

Apply Now



Posted: July 12, 2018

IHS announces Tribal Management Grant Funding Opportunity
Application Due Friday, August 17, 2018

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is excited to announce that the notice of funding opportunity for the Tribal Management Grant has been posted in the Federal Register. To see the July 5, 2018 notice, click HERE

Key Dates
Application Deadline Date: August 17, 2018
Review Date: August 20-24, 2018
Earliest Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2018
Signed Tribal Resolutions Due Date: August 17, 2018
Proof of Non-Profit Status Due Date: August 17, 2018

Note: The Funding Opportunity will be posted to the IHS and Grants.gov websites soon. Please look out for updates HERE

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ken Coriz, Program Analyst, ODSCT, IHS, at 301-443-1104 or by email at [email protected].



Posted: July 12, 2018

New CDC Funds for Tribes Includes Supporting Opioid Overdose Prevention
Application Due Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance on funds newly available to Tribes to address the opioid overdose epidemic. These new opioid overdose prevention funds augment existing CDC Tribal programs.

A competitive supplement is available to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes and Tribal organizations that were awarded under the Tribal Public Health Capacity-Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement (CDC-RFA-OT18-1803). All Tribes and Tribal organizations awarded supplemental funds for the Opioid Overdose Prevention in Tribal Communities project will be required to address strategic planning and to select at least one from three optional areas...

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Posted: June 15, 2018

Submit Comments to National Vaccine Advisory Committee Draft Report
Due Friday, June 15, 2018 by 5:00 pm ET

The US Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting public comment on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee's (NVAC) draft report and draft recommendations on strengthening the effectiveness of national, state, and local efforts to improve Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage in the United States. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on June 15.

Per the CDC, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes). Seventy-nine (79) million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV. There are many different types of HPV. Some types can cause health problems including genital warts and cancers, but there are vaccines that can stop these health problems from happening.

View the report and submit comments HERE (grey box)



Posted: June 12, 2018

American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference Poster Session Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018 at 11:59pm ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites MSPI/DVPI grantees, Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, advocates, researchers, community-based providers, and others to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, in Washington, DC from July 25-27, 2018. The Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders, Tribal behavioral health professionals, health experts, public health professionals, federal employees, advocates, researchers and community-based providers as well as share program ideas with others.

Submissions are due June 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

For instructions, and to submit your proposal HERE.

Download a copy of the call for proposals HERE.

Learn more about the AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference HERE.

If you have any questions, contact Courtney Wheeler ([email protected], 202-507-4081)



Posted: June 12, 2018

Indian Health Service Vacancy Announcement: Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services
Applications accepted until Thursday, July 5, 2018

Applications are currently being accepted for the Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services of the Indian Health Service (IHS), a component of HHS. This position is located in Rockville, MD and serves as a member of the senior management team and has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of office staff and resources in meeting organization goals and objectives. They serve as the principal advisor to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), IHS and as the primary source of national advocacy, development, budget-development and allocation for clinical, preventive, and public health programs for the IHS.

For more information and to apply, visit HERE.



Posted: June 12, 2018

FY 2017 Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing
Deadline: July 18, 2018

The purpose of the HHP program is to assist American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments to identify and remediate housing related health and safety hazards. This program will assist American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments to develop comprehensive programs to identify and remediate housing issues that contribute to health and safety issues in urban and Tribal communities.

The Healthy Homes Production (HHP) Program is part of HUD's overall Healthy Homes Initiative launched in 1999. The program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD's experience with Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the Department's efforts to address a variety of high-priority environmental health and safety hazards.

12 grants from $500,000 - $1,000,000 will be awarded

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6100-N-44
Opportunity Title: Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing
Competition ID: FR-6100-N-44
CFDA No.: 14.913
OMB Approval Numbers: 2539-0015
Opening Date: June 4, 2018
Deadline Date: July 18, 2018

Apply HERE

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Michelle Miller
202-402-5769
[email protected]



Posted: June 4, 2018

Travel Scholarships Available to New Mexico Tribes for Free Vector-Borne Disease Collaboration Meeting

In the "Events" section of this newsletter, NIHB announces three meetings taking place in California and New Mexico related to vector-borne disease and Tribal, state, and local collaboration. These meetings are listed under the headings:

  • Vector-Borne Disease and Collaboration Meetings in California
  • Partnerships for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Disease in Tribal Communities Meeting

The meetings are free to attend, but travel scholarships are available for interested Tribal attendees! Contact [email protected] to request a travel scholarship.



Posted: June 4, 2018

Behavioral Health Poster Session Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018 at 11:59pm ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites MSPI/DVPI grantees, Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, advocates, researchers, community-based providers, and others to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, in Washington, DC from July 25-27, 2018. The Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders, Tribal behavioral health professionals, health experts, public health professionals, federal employees, advocates, researchers and community-based providers as well as share program ideas with others.

Submissions are due June 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

For instructions, and to submit your proposal HERE .

Download a copy of the call for proposals HERE.

Learn more about the AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference HERE .

If you have any questions, contact Courtney Wheeler ([email protected], 202-507-4081)



Posted: May 15, 2018

Native Behavioral Health Award: Call for Nominations
Due Friday, May 25, 2018 by 11:59 pm ET

In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native behavioral health, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites nominations for the Native Behavioral Health Award. NIHB created this award to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that are above and beyond the call of service. NIHB recognizes that behavioral health is important to Native health and wellness, and that Tribes have led the way in creating and implementing behavioral health programming and services that align not only with contemporary needs, but with cultural beliefs as well. This award will highlight the work and vision of an individual, organization, Tribe or program that has worked to improve behavioral health status, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of behavioral health concerns.

NIHB will present the award at the Annual National Tribal Behavioral Health Conference in Washington, DC during a plenary session. All nominations should be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, May 25, 2018. The winner will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations.

Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018 by 11:59 pm ET

Anyone may submit nominations. To learn more or submit your nomination, click HERE

Have questions? Email Courtney at [email protected]

Learn more about the AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference HERE



Posted: May 15, 2018

SAMHSA Announces the Availability of up to $37.5 Million for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program Application Due Date: Monday, June 22, 2018

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Short Title: Native Connections) totaling up to $37.5 million over the next 5 years. The program aims to help American Indian/Alaska Native youth through the age of 24 years by:

  • Preventing and reducing suicidal behavior and substance use
  • Reducing the impact of trauma
  • Promoting mental health

Find more information about the grant HERE.



Posted: April 9, 2018

Assertive Community Treatment Grants
Due Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, "Assertive Community Treatment Grants." The purpose of this grant is to "establish or expand and maintain ACT [Assertive Community Treatment] programs for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). SAMHSA expects this program will improve behavioral health outcomes for individuals by reducing rates of hospitalization, mortality, substance use, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice system.

Tribes and Tribal organizations, mental health systems, health care facilities, and consortia of Tribes are among those eligible to apply. This grant is expected to award up to seven recipients with up to $678,000 per year for up to five years.

To learn more, click HERE



Posted: April 9, 2018

Call for Proposals for the 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
Due Friday, April 13, 2018
Conference Wednesday, July 25-Friday, July 27, 2018 in Washington, DC

Tribal behavioral health experts, researchers, community-based service providers, and Tribal professionals are invited to submit abstracts for the 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, taking place July 25-27, 2018 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. NIHB is accepting abstracts for 90-minute workshops and 60-minute roundtables.

NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB is particularly interested in presentations that provide tools in addition to information and research, so that gained knowledge can be made actionable. NIHB is also looking for presentations that address Tribal behavioral health issues from multiple perspectives, paying close attention to the social determinants of health (i.e. socioeconomic status, exposure to trauma, access to education, the physical environment, etc.) which directly influence behavioral health outcomes. This year's conference focuses on actions and tools that promote connections with culture and community and knowing your purpose through the implementation of Tribal best practices. Please consider topics and content that emphasize this theme.

Conference Tracks

  • Community-Based Behavioral Health Services
  • Sharing Traditional Best and Promising Practices
  • Behavioral Health Integration- Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, and Suicide Prevention
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Innovation
  • MSPI and DVPI Grantee Track

Click HERE for additional information or to submit your proposal today!



Posted: April 9, 2018

Highway Safety in Indian Country Grant Opportunity
Proposals due May 1, 2018 by 2:00 pm ET

Federally-recognized Tribal governments are eligible to apply for an expected 100 awards for implementation of traffic safety programs and projects designed to reduce the number of traffic crashes, deaths, injuries and property damage within these populations. In mostly rural Tribal communities, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of unintentional injury and death.

Learn more about Tribal road safety HERE

More information about the grant opportunity is available HERE



Posted: April 9, 2018

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship
Applications due Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Center for American Indian Health Institute provides financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, and health professionals and paraprofessionals serving Tribal communities, who are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health's Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Find more information HERE



Posted: April 5, 2018

Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program
Applications due Monday, May 14, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering four funding opportunities of up to $1,000,000 to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, age 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or serious mental illness (SMI), hereafter referred to as serious mental disorders. The overall goal of Healthy Transitions will be to provide developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports to address serious mental disorders among youth 16 - 25 years of age by increasing awareness, screening and detection, outreach and engagement, referrals to treatment, coordination of care, and evidence-informed treatment. Healthy Transitions will accomplish program goals by: creating, implementing, and expanding services and supports that are developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, and youth and young adult-driven, involve family and community members (including business leaders and faith-based organizations), and provide for continuity of care and support between child- and adult-serving systems; and improving cross-system collaboration, service capacity, and expertise related to the population(s) of focus through Infrastructure and organizational change at the state/Tribal level. Tribal agencies overseeing delivery of relevant mental health services, federally recognized Tribes, Tribal organizations, and consortia of Tribes and Tribal organizations are among those eligible to apply.

For more information or to apply, click HERE



Posted: April 5, 2018

Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program
Applications due Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is offering a funding opportunity for federally-recognized Native American Tribal governments or certain nonprofits. This funding is intended to support community- and faith-based organizations in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities from incarceration who are at medium- to high-risk of reoffending, reducing recidivism and improving public safety.

For more information or to apply, click HERE



Posted: April 5, 2018

Apply to 2018 Health Disparities Research Institute

Applications due Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET

Institute taking place Monday, July 23 - Thursday, July 27, 2018

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from July 23-27, 2018. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health and health disparities research scientists early in their careers, stimulating research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science.

The program will feature lectures, mock grant review, seminars, small group discussions on research relevant to minority health and health disparities. It will also include sessions with NIH scientific staff engaged in related health disparities research across the various institutes and centers.

This program is intended for early stage research investigators. Applications will only be accepted from post-doctoral fellows, assistant professors, or individuals in similar early stage research career positions who are engaged in minority health and health disparities research. Early career researchers from diverse backgrounds interested in the conduct of health research, within academic, community-based, non-profit, and other non-academic settings, are encouraged to apply.

Apply HERE



Posted: April 5, 2018

Cultivating Healthy Communities
Stage 1 of application due Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by 3:00 pm ET

The Aetna Foundation is offering a funding opportunity through the Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant program. This program is "geared specifically towards nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the contiguous United States. CHC seeks to catalyze measurable improvements in community health outcomes. Our funding directly supports efforts to make underserved communities healthier places to live work, learn, play, and pray and [invites] submissions for projects that address the social determinants of health and participants' physical, mental, and social well-being [by addressing specified domains]. Applicants can request between $50,000-$100,000 for the grant period of 18-24 months. Federally recognized Tribes are eligible if their annual operating budgets are $250,000 or higher and the funding request does not exceed 20% of the overall operating budget.

Learn more about the opportunity and requirements in the REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL or ONLINE



Posted: April 5, 2018

Call for Proposals for the 2018 National Tribal Behavioral Health Conference
Due April 13, 2018
Conference July 25-27, 2018 in Washington, DC

Tribal behavioral health experts, researchers, community-based service providers, and Tribal professionals are invited to submit abstracts for the 2018 National Tribal Behavioral Health Conference, taking place July 25-27, 2018 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. NIHB is accepting abstracts for 90-minute workshops and 60-minute roundtables.

NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB is particularly interested in presentations that provide tools in addition to information and research, so that gained knowledge can be made actionable. NIHB is also looking for presentations that address Tribal behavioral health issues from multiple perspectives, paying close attention to the social determinants of health (i.e. socioeconomic status, exposure to trauma, access to education, the physical environment, etc.) which directly influence behavioral health outcomes. This year's conference focuses on actions and tools that promote connections with culture and community and knowing your purpose through the implementation of Tribal best practices. Please consider topics and content that emphasize this theme.

Conference Tracks

  • Community-Based Behavioral Health Services
  • Sharing Traditional Best and Promising Practices
  • Behavioral Health Integration- Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, and Suicide Prevention
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Innovation
  • MSPI and DVPI Grantee Track

Click HERE for additional information or to submit your proposal today!



Posted: April 5, 2018

CDC Funding Opportunity for Opioid Overdose

Letter of intent due: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Application due: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently released a notice of funding opportunity, RFA-CE-18-006: Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (R01). The funding will support research that expands and advances understanding about what works to prevent opioid overdose. Specifically, the research will either develop and pilot, or rigorously evaluate, novel primary or secondary preventive interventions that address fatal and nonfatal overdose from prescription opioids, illicit opioids, or both. This research is intended to improve health departments' ability to implement and improve interventions focused on preventing opioid-related deaths.

State, Tribal, local, and territorial governments, including health departments, that meet the requirements are eligible.

Learn more about this opportunity HERE



Posted: April 5, 2018

Health Equity Report 2017 Published

This month, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity published their 2017 Health Equity Report. This report "presents analyses of various health equity trends affecting the nation's diverse, vulnerable, and socially disadvantaged populations. Trends in health disparities and improvements in health equity are presented for a number of program areas, including maternal and child health, primary health care access and quality, HIV/AIDS, mental and behavioral health, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, health workforce, and rural-urban and geographic disparities. Also addressed are patterns of disparities in three priority areas for the Department of Health and Human Services: mental health, opioid use, and childhood obesity. Health equity analyses are conducted using a variety of national and HRSA program databases, often stratified by important socioeconomic and demographic characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, family structure, education, income, employment status, rural-urban residence, and geographic area/location."

Learn more or read the report HERE



Posted: April 5, 2018

Applications due Tomorrow! NIHB Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement: Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening
Applications due Friday, March 30th, 2018

The National Indian Health Board with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screeningaward. This funding will provide awards of up to $5,000 to three (3) Tribal clinics. Funding will be used to pilot test a toolkit developed by NIHB. This toolkit has been developed to share implementation guidelines for the priority evidence-based interventions (EBIs) found in the Community Guide to Preventive Services (Community Guide) Strategies. This action guide is designed specifically for Tribal health systems interested in increasing high-quality, population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. The funded pilot project will focus on breast and cervical cancer screenings and is expected to run from May 1st to July 31st, 2018.

NIHB must be receive a complete, electronic copy of the application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, March 30th. Please submit a single PDF version of the application to [email protected].

Download the Request for Applications (RFA) HERE

Download the Pre-Application Webinar slides HERE



Posted: April 3, 2018

Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Applications now due Friday, April 13th, 2018

Request for Applications
Cancer is a serious concern in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Although cancer rates vary by region, cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers are among the five most common in AI/AN women, and colorectal is among the top five for AI/AN men. Cancer deaths are decreasing in white populations, while cancer deaths are rising in AI/AN communities. Additionally, whites typically live longer than AI/ANs after being diagnosed with cancer...

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Posted: March 19, 2018

National Tribal Water Council (NTWC) Launches New Website

The National Tribal Water Council (NTWC) has launched a new website. They state that, as the website grows, the following will be included: NTWC's policy analysis on water related polices that impact Tribes, important water quality resources for Tribes, and current water quality news.

Learn more or view the website HERE



Posted: March 19, 2018

New! Tribal Companion Document to the PHAB Standards and Measures

The new resource, called the Supplementation Process and Documentation Guidance For Tribal Public Health Department Accreditation is a result of the work between the Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board (TPHAAB) and the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The intent of this collaboration is to increase accessibility to public health accreditation opportunities by Tribal public health entities. TPHAAB is composed of technical and public health subject matter experts from across Indian Country that are informed or are actively working on Tribal public health accreditation efforts. The group has been facilitated by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) since 2008. PHAB believes that, if Tribal health departments will use this supplement as a companion document to Version 1.5 of the Standards and Measures, they will find very useful Tribal-centric examples and suggestions for ensuring conformity with the standards and measures. For more information on public health accreditation, visit the Public Health Accreditation Board's website and the NIHB Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative webpage.


Posted: March 19, 2018

Data Into Action for Tribes: 2 New Courses Available

The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center announces two new courses have been added to the Tulane Learning Management System. The new courses are Data into Action for Tribes: Introduction to Epidemiology and Data into Action for Tribes: Publicly-Available Data Sources. Both courses are available on the Tulane LMS and TRAIN.

The Data into Action for Tribes curriculum is designed to provide general guidance and understanding to increase the knowledge among Tribal health departments of how to access available data from federal, state, and local resources for program planning, surveillance, and data use. The courses included in this curriculum will cover several topics related to data, including an overview of epidemiology, sources of publicly-available data, conducting assessments and writing reports, the use of Geographic Information Systems, and behavioral health.

Each course will take 1 hour.



Posted: March 19, 2018

How to Support a Survivor Course

Sexual assault is a serious issue for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women, who have higher rates of sexual violence than other groups in the United States. The Department of Defense's (DoD) Safe Helpline offers on online course with "concrete tools that can help friends, family members, and colleagues of survivors of sexual assault support a survivor's recovery. This program identifies both helping behaviors that support survivors of sexual assault and harmful behaviors that should be avoided. The program also includes concrete steps to help you become a stronger supporter for the people in your life affected by sexual violence." Although the course contains some details and resources specific to people in the DoD community, the majority of the information is applicable to a wide variety of populations and focuses on individual relationships.

To learn more or view the course, click HERE
To speak with someone for free, confidential, and immediate help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE or chat online

Additional resources which may be helpful include:



Posted: March 19, 2018

New Study Describes Suicide Trends Among American Indian/Alaska Natives

It is already well known that American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AI) are the racial/ethnic group with the highest suicide rates in the United States. This report is an analysis of National Violent Death Reporting System data from 18 states, and results showed that AI/AN people who died by suicide were generally younger and more likely to live in nonmetropolitan areas compared to non-Hispanic whites who also died by suicide. Suicide and nonsuicide deaths of friends and family, as well as alcohol use preceding death, were also associated with AI/AN deaths more than non-Hispanic white deaths. This study shows the high rates of suicide in AI/AN populations, the differences in suicide circumstances, and the health disparities this population faces. This demonstrates the need for focused, yet comprehensive, suicide prevention and intervention efforts that incorporate culturally relevant, evidence-based strategies at the individual, interpersonal, and community levels.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a technical package of policies, programs, and practices to prevent suicide. This package can help communities focus on strategies that have the best available evidence to prevent suicide. Innovative prevention strategies, such as school-based interventions, can improve access to life skills development programs for youth at-risk in non-metropolitan and rural areas.

To learn more about the study, click HERE
To view the technical package from CDC, click HERE
To speak with someone for free, confidential, and immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255



Posted: March 7, 2018

Draft Recommendation Statement and Draft Evidence Review: Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnant Women
February 6, 2018 to March 5,2018

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women. The Task Force found strong evidence of benefit in screening all pregnant women for syphilis.

The draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review are available for review and public comment from February 6, 2018 to March 5, 2018.

Submit your comments HERE



Posted: March 7, 2018

SDPI Poster Session Call for Proposals
Due Friday, March 16, 2018

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the Annual NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit, in Prior Lake, MN from May 22-24, 2018. The Annual SDPI Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders and Tribal health professionals, as well as share program ideas with other grantees.

For instructions, and to submit your proposal, click HERE
Download a copy of the call for proposals HERE
Learn more about the Tribal Public Health Summit HERE
Questions? Please contact Sarah Price at [email protected] or (202)507-4078



Posted: March 7, 2018

Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative
May 8-10, 2018, The National Advocacy Center in Columbia South Carolina Nominations Due Friday, March 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative. Travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Education. There is no tuition fee.

The Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Training Initiative was established in direct response to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. TAPs support the principle of tribal self-determination and provide tribes the opportunity to take a proactive role in the fight against alcohol and substance misuse in their communities (25 U.S.C. § 2412). This workshop is designed to provide tribes with the tools and guidance to assist in developing a TAP.

The TAP Workshop will be led by experienced faculty and will include sessions focused on: 1) community readiness; 2) resource identification; 3) needs assessment; and 4) strategic plan development. Tribes who are chosen to participate are asked to send a core team of five representatives with responsibility for creating the tribe's TAP. Suggested disciplines for the Tribal Coordinating Committee include the following: leadership, behavioral, public or community health; the criminal justice system; and education. Tribes who have participated in a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) training possess important preparation for the TAP Workshop.

Core Tribal TAP Team members will be required to participate in pre and post workshop technical assistance, attend the entire workshop, and sign a letter of commitment to work with Federal TAP points of contacts and consultants to complete a tribal-specific TAP. Tribes selected to attend the TAP Workshop must adopt a resolution (or legally-equivalent action) to develop and implement a tribal action plan.

To Nominate a tribe, e-mail Delores McCarter at [email protected].



Posted: March 7, 2018

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education Grant
Due Monday, April 16, 2018

Grants for projects to provide nutrition education to participants in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) program. Desired outcomes include:

  • Improve nutrition-related knowledge among FDPIR participants, resulting in healthier food choices and a better understanding of healthy food preparation methods
  • Foster tribal capacity to provide nutrition education through the development of nutrition education resources, such as lesson materials and videos, and facilities, such as food demonstration spaces and educational gardens
  • Develop skills among FDPIR participants, such as canning, preparing fresh produce, and using lower fat cooking methods, leading to greater self-sufficiency and providing participants with greater flexibility in how they utilize healthy foods

Projects should use the FY 2018 SNAP Education Plan Guidance as the basis for educational activities.

For more information, Click HERE



Posted: March 7, 2018

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement
Due Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This program's purpose is to provide resources for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal nations and regional AI/AN Tribally designated organizations to optimize the quality and performance of Tribal public health system, including infrastructure, workforce, data and information systems, programs and services, resources and communication, and partnerships. Work in these areas will increase the capacity of Indian Country to identify, respond to, and mitigate public health threats and decrease the burden of disease among AI/ANs.

Successful applicants will focus on building Tribal public health systems' capacity in one of more of the following areas:

  • Improving Tribal public health system infrastructure and operational capacity
  • Building the competencies of the Tribal public health workforce
  • Improving Tribal public health data and information systems
  • Strengthening Tribal public health programs and services
  • Improving the provision of Tribal public health resources and communication
  • Developing and maintaining Tribal public health partnerships

Letters of intent are requested, but not required, by Friday, March 30, 2018.

For more information, click HERE



Posted: February 26, 2018

Clinical Scholars Program 2018 Cohort
Due Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Clinical Scholars is a leadership development opportunity for practitioners from diverse fields of health care who seek to tackle complex health problems in their communities and build a culture of health nationwide.

The programs seeks audiologists, clinical counselors, dentists, dieticians, nurses, occupational therapist, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, veterinarians, and others working in community, clinical or academic settings to build stronger, healthier, more equitable communities through work in their chosen profession.

The program includes intensive learning, mentoring and networking that will develop fellows into leaders of transformational change. Working in collaboration throughout the three-year program, scholars will take skills learned and apply them to their jobs and through a project in the community that directly addresses the root cause of inequality in health.

Learn more HERE



Posted: February 26, 2018

Nominate a Consumer, Peer, and Family Leader or Television and Film Production for SAMHSA's Voice Awards
Due Friday, March 16, 2018

SAMHSAʹs Voice Awards program honors consumer, peer, and family leaders who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports.

SAMHSAʹs 2018 Voice Awards will pay special attention to individuals and entertainment productions that are raising awareness about serious mental illness and opioid use disorders.

All nominations within the following categories are due by March 16, 2018. Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome.

Consumer, Peer, and Family Leaders
Potential honorees should be educating the public about mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, and should have:

  • Personally demonstrated that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports.
  • Led efforts to reduce the negative public attitudes and misperceptions associated with behavioral health.
  • Made a positive impact on communities, workplaces, or schools.
  • Promoted meaningful family involvement as an essential part of recovery.
*Only individuals who live and work in the United States are eligible for recognition.

Television and Film Productions
Eligible productions should feature dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. They also must have aired in a public setting after April 15, 2017.

The 2018 Voice Awards event will take place on August 8, 2018, at Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. Visit the Voice Awards website for more information about the awards program, event updates, and instructions for submitting nominations.

Submit a nomination or learn more HERE



Posted: February 21, 2018

Share Your Feedback on Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals

Does your work involve activities in the areas of quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation, or community health assessment and improvement? Are you actively engaged in supporting your organization's performance improvement (PI) efforts? Your help is needed by the Public Health Foundation to ensure a set of competencies for PI professionals best meets the needs of the public health workforce! Feedback is currently being accepted on the draft Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (PI Competencies) and will be used to refine this competency set for release later this year. Visit the Public Health Foundation's website to learn more about the variety of ways feedback can be submitted or share your thoughts directly through this online feedback form. Feedback is welcome through March 31, 2018. Questions about the draft PI Competencies or opportunities for sharing feedback can be sent to Kathleen Amos at [email protected].



Posted: February 21, 2018

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Youth and Family TREE
Applications due: April 10th, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The FOA is titled "Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families" it also known as the Youth and Family TREE. The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The recipient will be expected to provide a coordinated multi-system family centered approach that will enhance and expand comprehensive evidence-based treatment, including early intervention, and recovery support services to the population of focus.

The eligible applicants for this FOA include Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of Tribes or Tribal organizations. Please see the announcement for the full list of eligible applicants. SAMHSA seeks to further expand access and the geographical distribution, as well as reduce duplication, of its adolescent programs. Therefore, grant recipients funded under TI-16-006 FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation and TI-17-002 FY 2017 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

For more information on the grant click HERE



Posted: February 21, 2018

CDC Public Health Funding Opportunities with Tribal Eligibility
Due dates vary

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has several public health funding opportunities with Tribal eligibility open for applications and upcoming in the near future. Download the list with links HERE.



Posted: February 5, 2018

Native American Research Internship at the University of Utah
Due Friday, February 23, 2018

With funds from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Utah is offering a 10-week, summer internship program for junior and senior undergraduate students interested in health and biomedical sciences. The program is titled Native American Research Internship (NARI) and is considered employment, paying up to $5500 for completion of all program activities. Each student will participate in approximately 40 hours/week of internship activities - approximately 30 of which are for research and approximately 10 hours/week for academic/professional development.

The opportunity website states, "Students will work closely with research mentors as well as Native American faculty and staff mentors, develop meaningful relationships within the Health Science and Native American research communities, attend a Native American Health conference, and have opportunities to shadow physicians at their clinical practice. Students will also gain insightful knowledge in the areas of: graduate/medical school preparation, career development, additional academic opportunities, community engagement, professionalism, creating scientific posters, and presenting research material. Additionally, students who successfully complete a summer internship have the option to apply to participate again the next summer."

Learn more HERE or apply HERE



Posted: February 5, 2018

Nominations are Now Being Accepted for HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes
Due Wednesday, February 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the annual HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes. HUD recognizes excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes research, education, and program delivery, especially in low-to-moderate income communities.

The Award provides a national platform to showcase results from a range of housing and indoor environmental health programs. The Award highlights some of the nation's most significant work on the relationship between living environments and resident health, and lays the foundation for future healthy homes work.

Eligible applicants include Tribal governments, Tribal associations, and Tribal Designated Housing Entities.

To learn more, click HERE



Posted: February 5, 2018

2018 Population Health Research Summit - Call for Posters
Due Friday, March 16, 2018

The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) and the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research (CHOPR) invite you join us for the 2018 Population Health Research Summit being held April 16-18, 2018, at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

This year the summit will be hosting the Poster Session over the lunch period on April 17, 2018. The poster session is a wonderful opportunity for networking and sharing information on your great projects.

If you are interested in presenting at this event, please complete the Poster Submission Form.



Posted: February 5, 2018

Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crisis- Funding Opportunities for Organizations
Due Friday, March 16, 2018 by 11:59pm ET

The Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new funding opportunity: Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises. This funding opportunity is "a novel approach to emergency response that will allow CDC to expedite funding to qualified organizations so they can provide expert technical assistance and other support to entities engaged in a public health or healthcare crisis. The purposes of this [notice of funding opportunity] are 1) to establish a pool of organizations capable of rapidly providing essential expertise to various parties involved in an emergency response and 2) fund select awardees to provide that support, when required, based on CDC's determination of need." Applicants will be selected and will remain "approved but unfunded until a crisis occurs, and then CDC will make funding available to organizations as needed when a public health emergency response is necessary.

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal governments are NOT eligible to apply, but organizations are. Tribal governments can apply for the related opportunity, also found in this email, entitled "Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response."

To learn more about this funding opportunity, click HERE



Posted: February 5, 2018

Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response
Due Friday, March 16, 2018 by 5:00pm ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new funding opportunity: Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response. "The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to announce a program to strengthen the nation's public health infrastructure, ensure a competent, current and connected public health system, and improve delivery of essential services through capacity building assistance (CBA). CBA is defined as activities that strengthen and maintain the infrastructure and resources necessary to sustain or improve system, organizational, community or individual processes and competencies. CBA is delivered through technical assistance, training, information sharing, technology transfer, materials development, or funding that enables organizations to serve customers better and operate in a comprehensive, responsive, and effective manner. The goal is to fund organizations that have the capability, expertise, resources, reach, and history of providing capacity building relevant to implementing this program's key strategies, activities, and outcomes. The program strategies include strengthening the capacities of health systems infrastructure; leadership and workforce; data and information systems; communication and information technology; partnerships; laws and policies; and programs and services. Capacity building efforts of this program are expected to strengthen and optimize the public health system and services to improve the nation's health."

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal governments, Tribal organizations, and several others are eligible to apply. Organizations not eligible for this opportunity may be eligible for the related opportunity, also found listed in this broadcast, entitled "Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises."

To learn more about this funding opportunity, click here and search for CDC-RFA-OT18-1802 in the opportunity number box on the left hand side of the page.



Posted: January 26, 2018

The Public Health Improvement Training: Call for Abstracts
Abstracts due Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT) abstract submission period for the 2018 annual conference ends today. This training conference, which will take place June 26-27, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, offers health department leadership and professionals networking opportunities in conjunction with a series of interactive learning and skill-building sessions. Topics include performance management and quality improvement, national voluntary accreditation and reaccreditation, workforce development, health assessment, and improvement planning. Attendees will include leaders and professionals working in performance improvement and public health accreditation from national, state, local, and Tribal health departments.

National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is a partner in the collaborative planning for the PHIT conference, and encourages Tribal health departments to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase the performance improvement work being done in Indian Country.

To submit your abstract and review abstract guidelines, click HERE

For more information about PHIT, click HERE



Posted: January 26, 2018

Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families

Webinar Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET
Letter of intent due Monday, February 12, 2018 (non-binding)
Applications due Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Office of Adolescent Health announces the anticipated availability of funds for States and Tribes to develop and implement programs for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families to improve health and related educational, social, and economic outcomes.

The Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) grant program provides funding to States and Tribes to establish, maintain, or operate life-affirming services for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families in high schools, community service centers, and Institutions of Higher Education. The PAF program also allows States and Tribes to provide funding to its Attorney General to improve services for pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Additionally, the PAF program allows States and Tribes to use grant funds to increase public awareness and education concerning any services or resources available to expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families, which support the intent and purposes of this funding announcement.

OAH anticipates funding up to 23 grants with an annual budget of $250,000 - $1,000,000 for a two-year project period (FOA Number: AH-SP1-18-001). To learn more, view the announcement on Grants.gov.

There will be a technical assistance webinar for potential applicants on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET (start time of 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT). The conference number is 888-677-1131 and the passcode is 9256839. Join the webinar directly here.



Posted: January 26, 2018

Youth Health Equity Model of Practice Fellowship
Due Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Office of Minority Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2018 Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) Fellowship. The program provides learning opportunities, mentorship, ongoing support and technical assistance, and the chance to lead a health equity project.

The fellowship is open to current students or recent (1 year) graduates from accredited undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs and emerging professionals with 1-5 years of relevant experience

Learn more about the fellowship HERE or apply HERE



Posted: January 26, 2018

Empowering Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections: Call for Applications and Nominations
Due Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) is currently accepting applications (for self) and nominations (for others) to find Arctic Indigenous scholars - defining "scholar" as "a person who is an expert within their own knowledge system." No formal education level or professional qualifications are required.

"Arctic Indigenous scholars have historically and continue to advance a variety of issues, such as food security, hunting and fishing rights, community resilience, climate change, biodiversity, and a number of other topics and disciplines. The information and understanding put forward by such scholars is invaluable. It is increasingly clear that the study of the Arctic depends upon successfully empowering Arctic Indigenous scholars with the opportunity to provide insight and expertise to those scientists studying the Arctic within the realm of academic research, often from urban-based settings. The objective of this opportunity, led by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska, and supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Arctic Sciences, is to create an intellectual and political space for Indigenous scholars to educate and influence policy- and decision-makers engaged in Arctic Issues from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

Selected Arctic scholars will be "engaged in many formal and informal activities to connect with the Arctic research community in Washington, D.C. Depending on the Scholar's specific expertise and interests, a customized agenda, as well as timing of the visit, will be scheduled." The following are listed as examples of activities:

  • If appropriate, meetings with local science educators and their students.Seminar (with live-streamed and recorded webinar) at the ARCUS D.C. office.
  • Meetings with:
    • Senior Arctic research officials at agencies like the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee;
    • Non-governmental organizations like the National Academy of Sciences Polar Research Board, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Arctic 21 coalition;
    • Federal agencies relevant to the Scholars' work, such as in the Department ofthe Interior (e.g., USFWS, USGS, USDA, BLM), Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, or Environmental Protection Agency;
    • Representatives of other nation states or inter-governmental organizations.
    • Leading DC-area Arctic researchers; or
    • If appropriate, meetings with local science educators and their students.

Learn more about the opportunity HERE



Posted: January 26, 2018

Native Public Health Innovation Award: Call for Nominations
Due Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by 11:59 pm ET

In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native public health, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Award. NIHB created this award to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that are above and beyond the call of service. NIHB recognizes that public health is a traditional Native value, and that Tribes have led the way in creating and implementing public health programming and services that align not only with contemporary needs, but with cultural beliefs as well. This award will highlight the work and vision of a Tribe, individual, organization or program that has worked to improve health status, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of public health concerns.

NIHB will present the award at the 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit in Prior Lake, Minnesota during a plenary session. All nominations should be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The winner will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations.

To learn more or submit your nomination, click HERE

Have questions? Email Angelica at [email protected]

Learn more about the Tribal Public Health Summit HERE



Posted: January 26, 2018

Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health (ICSH)
Due Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health (ICSH). The ICSH consists of 5 experts in fields that represent private entities involved in informing the public about the health effects of smoking. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of the health effects of smoking. Additionally, desirable qualifications include: (1) Knowledge of the intersection of behavioral health conditions (mental and/or substance use disorders) and tobacco use/tobacco control; and/or (2) familiarity and expertise in developing or contributing to the development of policies and/or programs for reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States; and/or (3) knowledge of emerging tobacco control policies and experience in analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting Federal, State and/or local health or regulatory policy. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-year terms. Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of ICSH objectives. Click here to learn more about ICSH.

Nominations for membership on the ICSH must be received no later than February 28, 2018. Packages received after this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle.

All nominations should be mailed to Monica Swann, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), CDC, 395 E. Street SW, Room 9167, Washington, DC 20024, emailed (recommended) to [email protected], or faxed to (202) 245-0554.

For further information, contact Simon McNabb, Designated Federal Official (DFO), ICSH, Office on Smoking and Health, NCCDPHP, CDC, 395 E. Street SW, Room 9167, Washington, DC 20024, telephone (202) 245-0550; [email protected].



Posted: January 26, 2018

Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)
Due March 7, 2018

Award amounts from $100,000 to $300,000 available from the Administration of Children and Families provides support for community-based initiatives that empower Native youth to address priorities identified by such youth and include youth-focused leadership. As well projects are funded to develop models, approaches and strategies to foster resiliency and build upon Native youth's inherent capacities to thrive.

More information HERE



Posted: January 6, 2018

Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts (Family Treatment Drug Courts) Due Jan.16, 2018
Due Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts [Short Title: Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC)]. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, which use the family treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment to parents with a SUD and/or co-occurring SUD and mental disorders who have had a dependency petition filed against them or are at risk of such filing. Services must address the needs of the family as a whole and include direct service provision to children (18 and under) of individuals served by this project. Tribes, Tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and consortia are eligible to apply.

Funds are available for up to 20 awardees to complete projects of up to five years with up to $425,000 available per year.

Learn more about the funding opportunity HERE



Posted: January 6, 2018

Strengthening the Role of Primary Care in Serving Children and Families Experiencing Trauma or Chronic Stress- Learning Collaborative Opportunity. Due Jan. 16, 2018
Applications due Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Pediatric-Integrated Care Collaborative works with professionals offering child trauma services by integrating behavior and physical health services in Native Communities. They are looking for a provider setting to participate in a Learning Collaborative opportunity. The provider setting should offer services to children, and either have mental health services on site or a mental health partner that they are interested in working with.

This Learning Community Aims to:

  1. Increase accessibility of services for Native American communities by integrating trauma-informed behavioral health services with primary care;
  2. Improve the quality of child trauma services for Native American communities by integrating behavioral and physical health services to increase mental wellness, overall functioning and quality of life for children and families; and
  3. Customize, adapt and evaluate a Toolkit's recommended structures, resources and processes for the unique needs of Native American communities.

Participants will receive:

  • Coaching/support from national experts in trauma informed care for native populations
  • Networking opportunities with Tribal and urban sites
  • Trauma informed care tools and resources
  • Funding for travel and lodging

View the application HERE

To apply or ask a question, contact Susan Larson, 410-502-5969; [email protected] or Dr. Larry Wissow,410-614-1243; [email protected] for an application or further information.



Posted: December 12, 2017

National Environmental Public Health (NEHA) Internship Program Now Accepting Applications, Due January 3, 2018

NEHA is pleased to announce the fourth year of the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program, which is funded by CDC's Environmental Health Services Branch. Local, state, and Tribal environmental health departments can apply to host one of 35+ environmental health internships during summer 2018. Students from universities with undergraduate and graduate environmental health programs accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council may be eligible for internships. NEHA encourages health departments to apply to host an intern by submitting an application by January 3, 2018. Apply here.



Posted: December 5, 2017

HRSA Family to Family Health Information Centers,
Due January 17, 2018

The purpose of this grant is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. Eligible applicants include any public or private entity. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply. More information



Posted: December 5, 2017

Administration for Children and Families - Personal Responsibility Education Program
Due May 25, 2018 (estimated)

The purpose of this program is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and youth by supporting collaborative improvement among Title V agencies working to address child safety, including sudden unexpected infant deaths and bullying. The program will accomplish this through providing capacity building services to Title V agencies and maintaining a coalition of national, state, and local agencies and other key stakeholders that support improvements in the adoption of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. Up to 750,000 will be available. Tribal governments are eligible to apply. Awards are limited to the following states: Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia. More information



Posted: October 30, 2017

Call for Papers: Health Equity
Abstracts due November 1, 2017

Health Services Research (HSR) and Centeres for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) are jointly publishing a Theme Issue about Health Equity. For this issue, they are requesting submissions of studies, evaluations, and policy analyses that use rigorous and scientific research methods to promote health equity and reduce health disparities. Work can be related to public health, health services research, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, sociology, and other fields.

Learn more about this opportunity HERE



Posted: October 30, 2017

Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers AND Technical Assistance Webinar for Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

Applications due: December 4, 2017, 2018, or 2019

Webinar: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 3:00-4:30 pm EDT

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently posted two funding opportunities to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Tribal governments, Tribal organizations, and others are eligible to apply.

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will hold a webinar for information and technical assistance on the funding programs. There will be opportunities to ask questions.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 3:00-4:30 pm EDT.

Learn more about the two funding opportunities or apply HERE (opportunity 1) and HERE (opportunity 2)

Learn more about the webinar or join HERE



Posted: October 30, 2017

Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities Funding Opportunity
Letter of intent due 30 days before January 18, 2018 (5pm PT) deadline

The National Institutes of Health is offering a funding opportunity to support the planning and development of translational research programs focused upon cancer health disparities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (information HERE) and the American Indian Cancer Foundation (information HERE) provided facts about the seriousness of cancer disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

This research must focus on racial/ethnic minority populations, including AI/AN people. Nonprofits, institutions serving Alaska Natives/Native Americans/Native Hawaiians, and Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities are among those eligible to apply.

To learn more about this funding opportunity, click HERE



Posted: October 30, 2017

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosts the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT) which funds institutions to offer 10-12 week long research training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students from minority populations. The program funds institutions of higher education. Participating students must be members of health disparity populations who are underrepresented in sciences. This includes American Indians and Alaska Natives, individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from rural ares, and several other racial and ethnic minority groups.

The purposes of this program include: encouraging underrepresented students to begin careers in biomedical or behavioral health research and expose minority students to research initiatives addressing global health disparities.

Interested institutions and students can learn more about the program HERE



Posted: October 12, 2017

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Mid-career Health Policy Fellowship Opportunity

Application due November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm ET

Applications to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship program are now open for the 2018-19 fellowship year. This is a mid-career fellowship program that is based in Washington, DC and gives you the opportunity to learn about and participate in the policy process through a placement in the legislative or executive branch of government. After orientation, many fellows work in the House or Senate, either on committee staff or private office staff, while others who work in the executive branch serve in DHHS, or other federal agencies that are linked to health.

The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level, gain an insider's perspective of the political process, develop unmatched leadership skills, and build a professional network that lasts a lifetime to accelerate careers as a leader in health policy.

More information here.



Posted: October 12, 2017

USDA Farm-to-School Grant Application Process: Engaging Tribal Communities & Producers
Webinar: Wed, October 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

This webinar will provide an overview of the FY 2018 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications. Learn about the goal of this funding opportunity, eligibility requirements, the application process and how to set you and your team up for grant application success! This webinar is tailored to applicants interested in crafting proposals that will serve Native Communities.
Register for the Webinar



Posted: October 12, 2017

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Grants
Due December 1, 2017

Seventh Generation Fund is "an Indigenous identity-based organization dedicated to the self-determination of Native Peoples and the sovereignty of our distinct Nations that mobilizes financial, technical, and informational resources directly to Native communities to empower action."

Seventh Generation is currently accepting proposals for grant awards ranging from $250 to $10,000 with average grants around $5,000. Grants are available nationally for projects in health and well-being; leadership development; art and creativity; peace, equity, and justice; sustainable communities and economies; and the environment.

To learn more or apply, click HERE



Posted: October 12, 2017

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
Due December 4, 2017

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) ad the United States Department of Agriculture is soliciting applications for their Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program. Two types of grants will be funded:

  • Community Food Projects (CFP) - may be funded up to $400,000 over 48 months
  • Planning Projects (PP) - may be funded up to $35,000 over one year

The primary goals of the program include meeting the food needs of low-income individuals; increasing the self-reliance of communities in providing for their food needs; promoting comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and meeting specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs.

To learn more or apply, click HERE



Posted: October 12, 2017

Preparedness (Non-Disaster) Grants
Deadlines vary

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications for preparedness (non-disaster) grants. FEMA will award $1.6 billion total to up to ten local, state, Tribal, nonprofit, and private entities for their preparedness programs. Grants are intended to support readiness and response in mitigating terrorism, disasters, and other emergencies.

To learn more, click HERE



Posted: September 7, 2017

RWJF Culture of Health Prize Accepting Applications
Deadline Nov. 3

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest barriers to good health, the opportunity to live well. A Culture of Health recognizes that health and well-being are greatly influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play; the safety of our surroundings; and the relationships we have in our families and communities. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who together are transforming neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more-so that better health flourishes everywhere.

More Information and How to Apply



Posted: August 23, 2017

Behavioral Health Integration Initiative

The purpose of the IHS Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) grant opportunity is to improve the physical and mental health status of people with behavioral health issues by developing an integrative, coordinated system of care between behavioral health and primary care providers. This effort supports the IHS mission to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of AI/ANs to the highest level. Increasing capacity among IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian Organization (I/T/U) health facilities to implement an integrative approach in the delivery of behavioral health services, including trauma-informed care, nutrition, exercise, social, spiritual, cultural, and primary care services will improve morbidity and mortality outcomes among the AI/AN population. In addition, this effort will support activities that address improving the quality of life for individuals suffering from mental illness, substance use disorders, and adverse childhood experiences. Other outcomes related to this effort include improved behavioral health services that will increase access to integrated health and social well-being services and the early identification and intervention of mental health, substance use, and serious physical health issues, including chronic disease. Applications for $500,000 are due September 14, 2017. More information for grantees is available at 2017-17103.

IHS Federal facilities: IHS-operated facilities may apply for a BH2I Federal program award. Please visit https://www.ihs.gov/dbh/newsannouncements/fundingannouncement for more information.



Posted: August 23, 2017

Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths

The purpose of the IHS Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths cooperative agreement is to increase access to community-based prevention strategies to provide social detoxification, evaluation, stabilization, fostering patient readiness for and entry into treatment for alcohol use disorders and when appropriate, other substance use disorders. Applicants must have a fully operational and staffed social detoxification program that provides all three critical components of the detoxification process that primarily serves Indians.

IHS will use this funding to focus on the provision of services in the Navajo and Great Plains Areas. Congress has highlighted that the community of Gallup, New Mexico, continues to face urgent needs for substance abuse treatment, residential services, and detoxification services to address an ongoing crisis of alcohol-related deaths of Tribal members. Senate Appropriations Committee Report 114-281 expressed the Committee's expectation that IHS use funds provided in its appropriation to continue its assistance toward addressing this issue in the city of Gallup, New Mexico. Additionally, IHS is aware of the urgent need for alcohol detoxification services in the Great Plains Area. IHS anticipates making two awards: 1 for Navajo and 1 for Great Plains. Applications are due on September 14, 2017. More information for applicants is available at 2017-17102.



Posted: August 7, 2017

NIHB Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative Funding Opportunity ASI
Deadline September 1

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, is providing awards to eligible Tribal entities for the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (Tribal ASI). The Tribal ASI will fund 15-20 Tribes or Inter-Tribal Consortiums at amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 to work in one or more categories related to strengthening the Tribal health entity in working towards public health accreditation as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by Friday, September 1, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

BEGINNER COHORT NEW THIS YEAR! There will be a separate funding category for Tribal entities new to public health accreditation who wish to explore, in-depth, the potential of achieving public health accreditation with the option of taking the first steps on a path toward achieving such accreditation. Read the full announcement

On August 3, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, NIHB held a webinar about the funding opportunity. The time has passed, but the webinar was recorded and will be available soon on the NIHB Tribal ASI webpage. Follow the link for the RFA below.

Download the RFA and Application Package



Posted: August 7, 2017

IHSBehHealthIHS Division of Behavioral Health Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) Funding Announced
Deadline August 31

The total amount of funding identified in FY 2017 is approximately $3.6M. Individual award amounts will range from $50,000 to $200,000 for IHS, Tribes, and tribal organizations. Urban Indian organization awards will be $100,000 each. The project period will operate from September 30, 2017 to September 29, 2020, dependent upon appropriations.

Access the funding opportunity website