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 10, 2019

Come Work for NIHB!

NIHB is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Public Health Project Associate
  • Public Health Project Coordinator
  • Event and Meeting Manager
  • Congressional Relations Associate
  • Director of Congressional Relations

These positions are based in Washington, DC. Those who are interested in making a positive difference in the health of America’s Native Peoples’ lives are encouraged to apply. Read more here.



Posted: October 10, 2019

Student Champions for Climate Justice: Creating a Campus Experience

Deadline: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Many students have been outspoken in demanding climate justice, and The American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity seeks to integrate students’ efforts into a national movement advancing policies that address the health equity impacts of climate change. The Center is offering a new opportunity for students and student groups to foster dialogue and spur action about these issues on campus. The Center will select up to five college or university students or student groups to create a Campus Experience during National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020). Read more here.



Posted: October 10, 2019

Limited Competition: Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research

Due November 22, 2019 by 5:00 PM YOUR local time

A grant is available through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research environmental health disparities with American Indian/Alaska Native people and other vulnerable groups. Tribal colleges and other Tribal serving institutions are eligible to apply, including Tribal health programs. Read more here.



Posted: October 10, 2019

FEMA FY 2019 Grants Application Period

Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET

The application period for FEMA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs is now open. Applicants must apply for funding through the FEMA Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal. For FY19, a total of $410 million in funding is available through HMA’s two competitive grant programs, Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). The two competitive mitigation grants provide Tribes, states, and territories funding for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen the ability to protect life and property and reduce disaster losses from future disaster damages. Read more here and here.



Posted: October 3, 2019

Call for Local Native Artists

Due Friday, October 11, 2019 by 5:00 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board is seeking to work with a Native artist local to the Great Plains region for our 11th annual Tribal Public Health Summit taking place in Omaha, NE on March 17-19, 2020. Selected artwork will be featured throughout our conference books, banners, staging, and digital marketing, and the selected artist will receive a complimentary exhibit booth in our exhibit hall. Please submit images of original artwork by Friday, October 11th to Stephen Valliere, [email protected]



Posted: October 3, 2019

Call for Local Native Artists

Due Friday, October 11, 2019 by 5:00 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board is seeking to work with a Native artist local to the Great Plains region for our 11th annual Tribal Public Health Summit taking place in Omaha, NE on March 17-19, 2020. Selected artwork will be featured throughout our conference books, banners, staging, and digital marketing, and the selected artist will receive a complimentary exhibit booth in our exhibit hall. Please submit images of original artwork by Friday, October 11th to Stephen Valliere, [email protected]



Posted: October 3, 2019

Public Health Institute/Center for Health Leadership & Practice Fellowship

Due October 11, 2019 by 8:00 PM ET

The Public Health Institute/Center for Health Leadership & Practice Fellowship, National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health, is currently accepting applications for their 2020 Cohort. This one-year program uses an experiential learning process that includes webinars, a multi-day retreat, coaching support, peer networking and an applied population health project. Read more here.



Posted: October 3, 2019

Primary Care Services Grant

Due Monday, October 21, 2019

A grant is available through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to medically underserved populations. Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: October 3, 2019

Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator Funding Opportunity

Due Friday, November 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is offering grants to fund Service Coordinators to assist residents of public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic self-sufficiency, including the provision of health and other resources. Read more here.



Posted: October 3, 2019

EPA Announces Competitive Grant to Support Tribal Pesticide Program Council

Due Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced that the agency is seeking applications to provide technical support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) as it works to protect public health and strengthen Tribal pesticide programs. The TPPC informs Tribes of pesticide issues and promotes pesticide education and awareness. It also assists in the establishment, development, and implementation of comprehensive Tribal pesticide programs. Read more here.



Posted: September 26, 2019

CDC E-learning Institute Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 CDC E-learning Institute Fellowship. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fellowship, in partnership with the Public Health Foundation (PHF), invites professionals at state, local, territorial, or Tribal health departments who develop online training products to apply. University and hospital teaching professionals who are involved in public health are also encouraged to apply. CDC employees and contractors are not eligible to become fellows. Read more here.



Posted: September 26, 2019

Call for Abstracts for 6th International Meeting on Indigenous Women's Health

Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Meeting Dates: Tuesday-Friday, February 18-21, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is accepting abstracts for the 6th International Meeting on Indigenous Women's Health. All session types will be considered, but preference will be given to sessions with discussions of behavioral health issues and the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders amongst indigenous mothers in rural and urban communities. Submit your proposal here.



Posted: September 19, 2019

We R Native Seeking Youth to Participate in Sexual Health and Texting Study

Limited availability; Enroll as soon as possible

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) We R Native program is seeking American Indian and Alaska Native(AI/AN) teens and young adults to evaluate a text messaging program for developing healthy romantic relationships, mental health and wellness skills, and cultural pride. Participants will be compensated for completing a total of 4 surveys over a 9 month period. To enroll, text BRAVE to 97779. For more information, contact Stephanie Craig-Rushing at [email protected]. Read more here.



Posted: September 19, 2019

First Nations' Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarships

Applications Due: Monday, September 30th, 2019 by 5:00 PM MST

The First Nations Development Institute is now accepting applications for its First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program. Applicants must be Native college students majoring in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. 20-25 awardees will be selected to receive up to $2500 for the academic year. Read more here.



Posted: September 19, 2019

ecoAmerica's American Climate Leadership Awards Nominations

Nominations Due: October 31, 2019
Awards Gala Date: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 in Washington, DC

The American Climate Leadership Awards, hosted by ecoAmerica, are now accepting applications for award recipients. The awards recognize individuals and local and national organizations for their demonstrated success in mobilizing public support and political will on climate amongst key constituencies. The awards welcome entries from community, faith, health and youth organizations and leaders (or those who engage these constituencies) on the local, regional and national scale, prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion. Read more here.



Posted: September 19, 2019

Funding Opportunity: HRSA State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development Program

Applications Due: Friday, December 20, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are accepting applications for the State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development Program (SORHCDP). The program aims to build capacity of the 50 State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders through strengthening leadership, increasing opportunities for collaboration, and offering education on policy and emerging health issues.
Read more here.



Posted: September 19, 2019

Tribal Researchers Cancer Control Fellowship Program

Applications Available: January 2020
Applications Due: Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Tribal Researchers' Cancer Control Fellowship is recruiting a third cohort to participate in their program, which aims to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and improve cancer survival in Tribal communities through the efforts of AI/AN researchers. Co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), and NPAIHB, this fellowship program offers training and mentorship to prepare researchers to design and implement cancer-related research projects within AI/AN communities. Costs associated with the training, including travel will be covered. For more information, contact Ashley Thomas at [email protected]. Read more here.



Posted: September 12, 2019

Lifesavers Conference Traffic Safety Scholar Program Application

Application Due: Monday, November 11, 2019
Conference Dates: Sunday to Tuesday, March 15 to 17, 2020 in Tampa, FL

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities Traffic Safety Scholars Program (TSS). The TSS Program provides awards of up to $1,000 to help full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields defray the cost of attending the nation's largest gathering of traffic safety professionals, which will be held March 15-17 in Tampa, Florida. Read more and apply here.



Posted: September 5, 2019

Request for Information (RFI) Released for NIH All of Us Research Program to Inform Tribal Collaborations

Deadline: Thursday, October, 31, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us research program aims to build a participant community that reflects the country's rich diversity, including American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and other groups that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research. In this regard, All of Us has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking additional public input on the issues raised during the program's 2019 Tribal Consultation. The RFI will be open for comment through October 31, 2019. Read more here.



Posted: August 29, 2019

NIHB is Seeking Indigenous Knowledge on Blood Lead Level Testing

Contact by Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET

NIHB is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase the capacity of rural and non-urban Tribal communities for identifying and addressing elevated blood lead levels in Tribal children. To accomplish this, NIHB seeks to engage Tribal representatives and health professionals in 60-minute key informant interviews. The interviews will ask Tribal Health Directors or programmatic staff to describe their programs or operational plans in place for blood lead level testing and their current knowledge of lead exposure risk factors. Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Stephen Valliere, Public Health Project Coordinator ( [email protected] or 202-507-4082) by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, September 13th. Read more here.



Posted: August 29, 2019

CDC/HRSA Seek Nominations for Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment

Nominations Due: Saturday, August 31, 2019

The CDC and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are seeking nominations for the joint inter-agency Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). Committee members serve up to four-year terms, and are tasked with advising the CDC Director and HRSA Administrator for HIV/AIDS on policy, regulatory, and programmatic issues related to the surveillance, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections.

Nominees with expertise in these health areas, including broader experience in public health, epidemiology, healthcare delivery, health policy, and/or related disciplines, are sought.

Nominations can be emailed to [email protected], or submitted by mail to 600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop: E07, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027.

All nominations must be submitted by August 31, 2019.

For more information, read more here.



Posted: August 29, 2019

Funding Opportunity: Systems for Action: System and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Applications Due: Wednesday November 6th, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST

Systems for Action (S4A) is a research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which strives to build an evidence base for a culture of health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation's fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the program test mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing for medical, social, and public health services. Read more here.



Posted: August 29, 2019

Funding Opportunity: HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program

Applications Due: Monday, November 25, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a funding opportunity through the Rural Health Network Development (RHND) program. The program will support integrated health care networks of high-functioning boards and experienced staff to address the needs of Tribes in rural areas and the surrounding communities. Read more here.



Posted: August 27, 2019

Native American Agriculture Fund Request for Applications

Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm CDT

The 2019 Request for Applications (RFA) for funding through the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is now open. This opportunity will support Native American farmers and ranchers and promote their continued engagement in agriculture. Read more here.



Posted: August 27, 2019

IHS Dear Tribal Leader Letter: Behavioral Health Funding Recommendations from NTAC

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter (DTLL) as part of its Tribal Consultation activities, to develop a distribution method for behavioral health initiative funding. Written comments will be accepted until Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Read more here.



Posted: August 27, 2019

Policies for Action Policy Research Funding Call for Proposals

Deadline: Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 PM EST

Policies for Action is issuing a special call for proposals to advance health equity by introducing new and diverse perspectives into the policy research field. This opportunity will support early-career researchers from underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds to help understand and find solutions that promote health equity and foster action on policies and laws that ensure all people can attain and preserve good health and well-being. Read more here.



Posted: August 22, 2019

Funding Opportunity: Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems

Applications Due: Friday, September 20, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET

NIHB and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the second cycle of funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) for Tribes. This opportunity continues NIHB's commitment to the strengthening of Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance directly to Tribes for projects designed to build their public health capacity. Read More Here.

For additional questions about this Request for Applications, contact Sarah Price, Public Health Project Coordinator ([email protected]).



Posted: August 12, 2019

EXTENDED: Opioid Grant Program Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Comment Submission

Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

RADM Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director for IHS, notified Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders that the comment submission deadline for the Opioid Grant Program Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer has been extended until September 3, 2019. Written comments can be sent via email or postal mail. Read more here.



Posted: August 12, 2019

IHS Funding Opportunities: Epidemiology Program, Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country, Competitive Supplement 1 & 2

Deadline: Thursday, September 5, 2019

IHS has released two separate competitive supplements for Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) titled, Epidemiology Program, "Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country", to support communities in reducing new HIV infections and relevant co-morbidities, specifically Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Viral Hepatitis C (HCV) infections, improve HIV-, STI- and HCV-related health outcomes, and to reduce HIV-, STI- and HCV-related health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.

For information on Supplement 1, read more here.

For information on Supplement 2, read more here.



Posted: August 12, 2019

Call for Abstracts for the NACCHO 2020 Preparedness Summit

Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Summit Dates: Tuesday - Friday, March 31-April 3, 2020 in Dallas, TX

The abstract submission period for the National Association of County and City Health Officials(NACCHO) 2020 Preparedness Summit (Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing Systemic Vulnerabilities) is officially open. The committee is inviting public health, healthcare, disaster relief, emergency management, and other professionals to showcase and share their research findings, best practice training models, tools, or other resources that advance the field of public health preparedness and response. Read more here.



Posted: August 2, 2019

Tribal Opioid Response Grants Call for Applications

Applications due Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2019 Tribal Opioid Response grants. The program aims to address the opioid crisis in Tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment. The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for Opioid Use Disorder. Read more here.



Posted: August 2, 2019

Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) Funding Call for Applications

Applications due Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:00pm EST

Led jointly by Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) is a three-year endeavor designed to support partnerships among public health, healthcare, and social service sectors to improve population health, wellbeing, and equity for all. The CSII will examine the unique role of public health in fostering work across multiple sectors addressing social determinants of health and health equity. Read more here.



Posted: August 2, 2019

NCARE Pilot Project Call for Applications

Applications due Monday, September 30, 2019

The call for applications for the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education at Washington State University (NCARE) Pilot Project Program is now open. This call for grant applications is to promote innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities that will subsequently lead to future external funding. Preference will be given to junior investigators, although mid-career and senior researchers who have not conducted alcohol intervention research in Native communities are also eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: July 25, 2019

American Indian Services Scholarship Opportunity

Applications Due Thursday, August 1st, 2019

AI/AN students at a university, college, junior college or technical school are eligible for a scholarship through the American Indian Services. Scholarships may be awarded up to one-half of tuition. First-time and returning applicants may apply. Read more and apply here.



Posted: July 25, 2019

CMS Opportunity: Connecting Kids to Coverage Health Kids AI/AN Grant

Applications Due Monday, September 16th, 2019

This grant program under the Centers Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is aimed to support innovative outreach strategies aimed at increasing the enrollment and retention of eligible AI/AN children in Medicaid and CHIP, emphasizing activities tailored to communities where AI/AN children and families reside, and enlisting tribal and other community leaders and tribal health and social services programs that serve eligible AI/AN children and families. Read more here.



Posted: July 11, 2019

Center for Sharing Public Health Services CJS Small Grants Program

Deadline Friday, August 16, 2019 6:00 PM ET

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is now offering small grants to support cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements that fit into one of their Project Classifications. Applications that address at least one of the Priority Topic Areas will be given preference. Up to five awards will be made for an amount of up to $10,000 for a project period of up to eight months. Additionally, technical assistance will be tailored and provided to each grantee’s needs. Read more here.



Posted: July 11, 2019

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Tribal Opioid Response Grants

Deadline Tuesday, August 6, 2019
NOFO Number: TI-19-012

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grants. The TOR grants program aims to address the opioid crisis in Tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD. Read more here.



Posted: July 5, 2019

Travel Scholarship - Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit

First come first serve – apply soon!

NIHB will reimburse approved Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit attendees up to $500 of reasonable travel expenses for those flying to attend the Summit and up to $100 of reasonable travel expenses for those driving to attend the Summit.

Costs eligible for reimbursement (keep receipts):

  • Mileage
  • Parking
  • Airfare
  • Taxi/Uber/Other
  • Hotel
  • Meals (per diem)
  • Other: Baggage (1 bag each way)

There are a limited number of travel scholarship available so apply soon! To apply please send an email to [email protected] with a brief explanation of why you need/could use a scholarship.



Posted: July 5, 2019

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FOA: Lead Hazard Reduction Grant

Deadline Friday, August 9, 2019 11:59 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the availability of funds for Lead Hazard Reduction grants to Tribal governments with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized lead-based paint training and certification program to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in low-income, privately-owned, and unassisted pre-1978 housing. Applications are due August 9th. Read more here.



Posted: July 5, 2019

Regional Partnerships Grants for Families Affected by Opioids and Substance Abuse

Deadline Wednesday July 31, 2019 11:59 PM ET

Applications for the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families (ACF) Regional Partnership Grants are now open. This grant awards regional partnerships that aim to improve the well-being and permanency outcomes for children and families affected by opioids and other substance abuse. Read more here.



Posted: June 27, 2019

36th Annual National Tribal Health Conference Registration and Call for Proposals

Proposals Due Friday, July 12, 2019 11:59 PM ET
Early Bird Registration Due Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Registration is now open for the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) 36th Annual National Tribal Health, taking place September 16-19, 2019 in Temecula, CA. The conference aims to feature novel approaches in improving the quality of health systems, strengthening the business of medicine, pathways for successful advocacy efforts, enhancing government to government relationships, and evidenced based, wise, best or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. Early bird registration and more information can be found here.

Additionally, NIHB encourages Tribal leaders, health directors, policy specialists, advocates, and allies to submit proposals for 3-hour seminars and 90-minute workshops for the conference. Proposals can be submitted here.



Posted: June 27, 2019

Native Voices Rising 2019 Grants

Deadline Friday, July 19, 2019 11:59 PT

The Native Voices Rising (NVR) project is now accepting applications for the 2019 Native Voices Rising grants. Applications are encouraged from Native-led groups that have a membership base in the community, work to develop leadership, and take collective action to win progressive social change. NVR grants provide general operating support of $10,000 to strengthen Native-led organizations in the United States that are improving the lives of their community members. Read more here.



Posted: June 27, 2019

Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program

Deadline Friday, July 26, 2019 5:00 PM ET

The Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant solicitation is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP). These demonstration projects are designed to build capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation. The solicitation is part of a series of solicitations to support national demonstration collaborations to build local capacity and support innovation. Under this solicitation, up to eight rural communities or regions will be selected for an award of up to $750,000 each for a 24-month time period. Read more here.



Posted: June 27, 2019

SAMHSA FOA: Tribal Opioids Response Grants

Deadline Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “Tribal Opioid Response Grants”. The short title for this program is “TOR”. This program aims to address the opioid crisis in Tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Read more here.



Posted: June 27, 2019

HUD Funding Available for Addressing Healthy Homes Hazards in Tribal Housing

Deadline Friday, August 9, 2019 11:59 PM ET

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes has announced the availability of $12 million for Healthy Homes Production for Tribal Housing grants exclusively for federally recognized Tribal governments and organizations. HUD will award 12 grants of up to $1 million each.

The grant program’s purpose is to assist Tribal governments in developing comprehensive programs to identify and remediate housing issues that contribute to health and safety issues in urban, Tribal communities by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. Read more here.



Posted: June 20, 2019

IHS Small Ambulatory Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Applications Due Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00 PM ET

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2019 Small Ambulatory Program. A total of $15 million in funding is available for the program. American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes or Tribal organizations operating an Indian health care facility may receive up to $2 million dollars for the construction, expansion or modernization of small ambulatory health care facilities. Read more here.



Posted: June 20, 2019

Open Comments on IHS Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Toolkit

Responses Due Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is currently requesting Tribal public health professional feedback via a survey on a provider toolkit in development for chlamydia and gonorrhea education and screening. The purpose of this survey is to further understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices around chlamydia and gonorrhea prevention, diagnosis and treatment and to identify chlamydia and gonorrhea toolkit resource needs. All responses will remain confidential. Read more and access the survey here.



Posted: June 20, 2019

Proposals for Public Transport on Indian Reservations Program

Applications Due Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:59 PM ET

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program. The FTA will be accepting applications which support planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for Tribal public transit services. Read more here.



Posted: June 20, 2019

36th Annual National Tribal Health Conference Registration and Call for Proposals

Proposals Due Friday, July 12, 2019 11:59 PM ET
Early Bird Registration Due Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Registration is now open for the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) 36 th Annual National Tribal Health, taking place September 16-20, 2019 in Temecula, California . The conference aims to feature novel approaches in improving the quality of health systems, strengthening the business of medicine, pathways for successful advocacy efforts, enhancing government to government relationships, and evidenced based, wise, best or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. Early bird registration and more information can be found here.

Additionally, NIHB encourages Tribal leaders, health directors, policy specialists, advocates, and allies to submit proposals for 3-hour seminars and 90-minute workshops for the conference. Proposals can be submitted here.



Posted: June 13, 2019

CDC/ATSDR Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting and 19 th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13-14, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:45 PM EDT in Cherokee, NC

Tribal leaders are encouraged to register for the Summer 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting and the 19 th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session. This event provides the opportunity for Tribal leaders to present formal testimony on public health issues affecting their Tribal nations. Discussion will include securing sustainable funding to Indian Country and ensuring Tribal voices in CDC policy, programs, and priorities. More information will be available later in June here.



Posted: June 13, 2019

Nomination Submissions for NIHB 2019 Outstanding Service Awards

Nominations Due Friday, June 21, 2019 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is now seeking nominations for the 2019 Outstanding Service Awards to honor individuals, organizations, and programs that have benefitted American Indian and Alaska Native health, health systems, or policy. Awardees will be announced at the NIHB Annual Heroes in Native Health Gala on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in conjunction with the NIHB National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) September 16-20, 2019 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. You can submit your nominations here. For questions, contact Jennifer Vigario and the NIHB Awards Committee at [email protected] or (202) 507-4070.



Posted: June 6, 2019

36th Annual National Tribal Health Conference Call for Proposals

Proposals Due Friday, July 12, 2019 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) encourages Tribal leaders, health directors, policy specialists, advocates, and allies to submit their abstracts for the 2019 National Tribal Health Conference, taking place September 16-20, 2019 in Temecula, California. The conference aims to feature novel approaches in: improving the quality of health systems, strengthening the business of medicine, pathways for successful advocacy efforts, enhancing government to government relationships, and evidenced based, wise, best or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities.

Read more