Washington Report

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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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An NIHB Publication

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

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Funding Opportunities

Posted: April 24, 2014

2014 Tribal Behavioral Health Native Connections Grants

Applications are due Tuesday, June 17 2014

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

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

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

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

Participant passcode: 7676645

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

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

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



Posted: April 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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



Posted: April 8, 2014

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

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

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



Posted: March 20, 2014

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

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



Posted: March 20, 2014

Funding Opportunity: Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence

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



Posted: March 20, 2014

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

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



Posted: March 20, 2014

Funding Opportunity: Internet Crimes Against Children Program Support

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



Posted: April 24, 2013

Funding Opportunity:
Tribal Management Grant Program

A Notice by the Indian Health Service

Announcement Type: New and Competing Continuation. Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2013-IHS-TMD-0001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.228. Key Dates Application Deadline Date: May 31, 2013. Review Date: July 8-12, 2013. Earliest Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2013. Signed Tribal Resolutions Due Date: July 7, 2013. I. Funding Opportunity Description Statutory Authority The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting competitive grant applications for the Tribal Management...

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Posted: March 4, 2013

HRSA Funding Opportunity: Service Area Competition - Additional Area (SAC-AA) – Baxley, GA and Brooklyn, NY

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

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

Funding Opportunity in Grants.gov: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/jsf/downloadApplicationPackage.faces?id=167090



Posted: March 1, 2013

The Office on Violence Against Women is pleased to announce that the following Fiscal Year 2013 Solicitations are now available:

Please be sure to register on Grants.gov by the registration deadline. It is strongly encouraged that applicants begin the registration process well in advance of the deadline. For more information on the process of registering with Grants.gov, please see the Reference Guide at OVW Resource Guidebook.

A current list of open solicitations can also be found at: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/open-solicitations.htm



Funding Opportunities Webinar
on February 20, 2013 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST)

The Tribal Law and Policy invites interested applicants to register for a webinar that will provide guidance and resources concerning current Justice Department funding opportunities. While reference information will be provided concerning other potential wellness court funding opportunities, the primary focus of this webinar will be how CTAS purpose area #3 funding (BJA Tribal Court Assistance Program and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program) could assist with funding Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Representatives from the applicable Justice Department grant-making agencies will also be available to answer questions that you may have concerning the application process.

http://www.tribal-institute.org



Posted: February 13, 2013

Scholarships Available for Arizona's Graduate Certificate in MCH Epidemiology, Deadline March 1

The Graduate Certificate program in Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology at the University of Arizona’s Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is accepting applications for the 2013/2014 academic year.

With funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Zuckerman College of Public Health is offering 10-15 scholarships to MCH professionals working with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities or in rural and under-served settings nationally. The scholarships are valued at $11,685 each. 

The Graduate Certificate in MCH Epidemiology is a 15-unit program that is offered entirely online with no requirements for travel. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. All qualified applicants will automatically be considered for scholarship. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must demonstrate support from their employers. Commitment to complete the program will be required.

Further details and application materials are available on the college’s website.  For more information about the program, please contact Maribel Tobar, program coordinator at matobar@email.arizona.edu.



Posted: February 12, 2013

EHS Spotlight Features:

  • 2013 Summer Internship (Deadline 2/13/2013);
  • Pool Module for Comment (Deadline 2/10/2013);
  • New Pool Code FAQs;
  • EHS-Net Water Safety Projects;
  • Workforce Development

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February 11, 2013

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by increasing public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.bja.gov/Funding/13JMHCPsol.pdf
For more information about BJA funding, please visit: https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx#1

Deadline
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on March 25, 2013.

Contact Information
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035 or via e-mail to support@grants.gov



January 28, 2013

The American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) Caucus of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to announce that our Call For Abstracts for APHA's 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition, scheduled for November 2-6, 2013 in Boston, MA, is now open!

The AIANNH Caucus welcomes abstract submissions addressing health programming, research, and policy for Native populations and the conference theme of "Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World." Three priority areas (below) have been identified by APHA as important to this year's theme. Abstracts that specifically address (but are not limited to) these areas are encouraged.

  • Building Public Health Infrastructure & Capacity
  • Creating Health Equity
  • Ensuring the Right to Health and Health Care

Those interested in submitting an abstract to the AIANNH Caucus can find our full CFA attached as a PDF or online at: https://apha.confex.com/apha/141am/aiannhc.htm.
The abstract submission deadline is February 5, 2013.



January 24, 2013

Funding Available for 2013 Native Youth & Culture Fund Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is a national Native nonprofit organization established in 1980 to work with Native peoples, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, and is a catalyst for social and economic justice. Our mission is to assist Indigenous peoples to control and develop their assets and, through that control, build the capacity to direct their economic futures in ways that fit their cultures. First Nations funds tribal programs and Native nonprofits located in or near Indian Country, including Hawaii and Alaska...

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January 24, 2013

2013 Policy Academy Awards: Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale in the Context of Affordable Care Act

Announcing the opportunity to apply to participate in the 2013 Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) Policy Academy and to receive a contract subaward under SAMHSA’s BRSS TACS initiative...

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January 22, 2013

HRSA Funding Opportunity: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

CFDA Number: 93.912: Rural Health Care Services Outreach, Rural Health Network Development and Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement
Opportunity Number: HRSA-13-157: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program
Competition ID: 5420
Competition Title: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program
Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration
Opening Date: 01/18/2013
Closing Date: 03/18/2013

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

Funding Opportunity in Grants.gov:
http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/jsf/downloadApplicationPackage.faces?id=160790



January 17, 2013

HRSA OFAM Grants Special

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

CFDA Number: 93.527: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for New and Expanded Services under the Health Center Program
Opportunity Number: HRSA-13-228: New Access Point Grants
Competition ID: 5504
Competition Title: New Access Point Grants
Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration
Opening Date: 01/16/2013
Closing Date: 02/27/2013

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

Funding Opportunity in Grants.gov: http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/jsf/downloadApplicationPackage.faces?id=160790



Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach & Enrollment
Grant Announcement - Due Date: Feb. 21, 2013

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a solicitation for applications for Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants This solicitation seeks applications for Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment (Cycle III) grant funding, provided under the Section 2113 of the Social Security Act, as amended by section 10203(d)(2)(E)(i) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Pub. L. 111-148).

A total of $32 million is available for grants to states, local governments, community-based and non-profit organizations. Indian health care providers and tribal entities also are eligible to apply for grants under this FOA. In addition, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be announcing a separate FOA exclusively for Indian health care providers and tribal entities, under which $4 million will be made available for outreach and enrollment grants. Cycle III grants will support outreach strategies similar to those conducted in previous grant cycles, and also will fund activities designed to help families understand new application procedures and health coverage opportunities, including Medicaid, CHIP and insurance affordability programs under the ACA.

All grant applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov and are due on February 21, 2013. Applications received through www.grants.gov until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 21, 2013, will be considered "on time."

Teleconferences for Applicants:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold at least two applicant teleconferences to provide an opportunity to ask questions about this solicitation. The first teleconference will take place on January 16, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 3 pm eastern time. The dates, times, and call information for this and future teleconferences will be posted on the Insure Kids Now website at www.insurekidsnow.gov/professionals/outreach/grantees

Click here to see the full announcement



Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program
(Project Safe Neighborhoods)
FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement

Eligible applicants are PSN Task Force fiscal agents for the U.S. Attorney districts and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. All fiscal agents must be certified by the relevant U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO). Eligible fiscal agents include states, units of local government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community organizations, private nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

There are categories for small, medium, and large districts as well as for federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native tribes, and/or tribal organizations. Applicants may only apply to one category. The categories are:

  • Category 1: USAO district populations of 5 million or more.
  • Category 2: USAO district populations of 2 million–4,999,999.
  • Category 3: USAO district populations under 2 million.
  • Category 4: Federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native tribes, and/or tribal organizations. Tribes and tribal organizations must coordinate their application with the local USAO as well as provide a letter of certification from the local USAO for their application.

Deadline is March 11, 2013.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.

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Grant Announcements from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The following new grant-related items have been posted:



HRSA OFAM Grants Special

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

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

Funding Opportunity in Grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov

Apply:
http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/jsf/
downloadApplicationPackage.faces?id=145750



$3.5 Million Available from OMH for Awards to National Minority-serving Organizations, American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages and Corporations

The announcement on www.grants.gov

$3.5 Million is available from OMH for partnerships to address: access to care; achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health; youth violence (including gang violence); work force development; and data collection, analysis, and evaluation.

The purpose of the NUCA II Program is to demonstrate that partnerships between Federal agencies and national organizations can efficiently and effectively: (1) improve access to care for targeted racial and ethnic minority populations; (2) address social determinants of health to achieve health equity for targeted minority populations through projects of national significance; (3) reduce youth violence (including gang violence) among targeted minority populations; (4) increase the diversity of the health-related workforce; and (5) increase the knowledge base and enhance data availability for health disparities and health equity activities. Over the three-year project period, multiple relevant projects will be supported under each umbrella cooperative agreement.

The application due date is: July 26, 2012



Expanding the National Diabetes Prevention Program Network— New Funding Available 

Access the FOA and Application Package Online
Application deadline is Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 5:00pm, EST  

A new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) has been released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The FOA is entitled PPHF 2012 - National Diabetes Prevention Program: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Among People at High Risk, Financed Solely by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds...

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Partner Support for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Posted: 6/19/12

The purpose of this program is to provide funds for organizations with national reach (the capacity to guide the Nation in taking action) to support implementation of national, state, and local level strategies that align with select recommendations from the Update to A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke and Million Hearts™ initiative.

This work includes promoting effective communication, leadership, and action to support prevention and control of heart disease, stroke, and risk factors such as high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and high sodium intake. Grantees will be asked to help broaden, strengthen, improve, or sustain opportunities for collaboration and partnership at national, state, and local levels across the public and private sectors...

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Tribal PREP Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding Available Now
Posted: 7/12/2011

The Family and Youth Services Bureau announces the availability of funding in the form of discretionary, competitive grants to Tribes and Tribal Organizations to support the development of comprehensive, teen pregnancy prevention programs. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) emphasizes a medically accurate approach, replicating effective programs or elements of programs that have been proven -- on the basis of rigorous, scientific research -- to change behavior. Behavioral changes may include delaying sexual activity, increasing condom or contraceptive use for sexually active youth, or reducing pregnancy. The inclusion of "adulthood preparation subjects" -- to help youth in their transition to young adulthood -- is also a key element of this program. The structure of the grant is one planning year and the subsequent three years of program implementation. Consultation with Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, as required by the authorizing legislation, will inform the development of the Tribal PREP program.

Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

DEADLINE: August 23, 2011