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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

NIHB Funding Opportunities Table

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Posted: April 22, 2021

University of Michigan Summer Program for Doctoral Students Conducting American Indian/Alaska Native, Latinx, and African American Research

Applications due Monday, May 3, 2021

The University of Michigan in conjunction with faculty from the Program for Research on Black Americans and its affiliated Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research is hosting a summer program that has now been expanded to include doctoral students who are committed to conducting research with American Indian/Alaska Native and Latinx populations. The Virtual 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop for Doctoral Students who conduct American Indian/Alaska Native Research will take place June 2-4, 2021. Read more here.



Posted: April 22, 2021

Community Catalyst Vaccine Equity and Access Program

Info session Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET
Applications due Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Community Catalyst's Vaccine Equity and Access Program is a national initiative to support community-based organizations (CBOs) led by and working with people of color to facilitate information about, and access to, vaccines. With funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this program will invest in approximately 75 CBOs to:

  • Equip influential messengers within the community to become ambassadors for COVID-19 and influenza vaccine information;
  • Increase vaccination opportunities within the community and enhance provider relationships with the communities they serve; and
  • Establish and/or build upon partnerships with state and local health departments to support vaccine access in both the short and long term.

Successful applicants will receive $100,000 for a 12-month project building period. A virtual information session will also be held on April 26. Read more here.



Posted: April 22, 2021

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding Opportunity

Applications due Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is providing a COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding opportunity. The program provides funding to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to support the telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices needed to provide critical connected care. Read more here. When the application window opens, apply here.



Posted: April 22, 2021

Community-Based Organization and Tribal Government Scholarships for AMCHP Conference

Applications due Friday, May 7, 2021

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is offering approximately 16 need-based scholarships for individuals working at community-based organizations or representing Tribal governments to attend their annual conference. The conference theme is “Global Meets Local: A Global Approach for Local Outcomes and will be held virtually from May 24-27. To learn more about the application for a scholarship, read more here. To learn more about the conference, read more here.



Posted: April 22, 2021

Call for Articles - American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research

Articles due Friday, August 20, 2021 by 5 PM ET

The Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health - University of Colorado is seeking article submissions for a special issue of the American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health research. Submissions from reservation-, rural-, and urban-based AI/AN health research projects are welcomed. Read more here.



Posted: April 15, 2021

Input Sought on a Common Agenda for Public Health Workforce Development

Deadline for input: Friday, April 30, 2021

The National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development, established by the DeBeaumont Foundation, is seeking input on the Consortium’s priorities to support the US state, Tribal, local, and territorial governmental public health workforce. For more about the draft common agenda and the link to the survey, read more here.



Posted: April 15, 2021

I Strengthen My Nation – Challenge Programs

Applications due Wednesday, July 7, 2021

In a collaborative effort, National Institute of Drug Abuse and We R Native are hosting two challenge competitions to recognize the strengths and resiliencies of Indigenous people. This challenge program is intended to use culture to protect against substance misuse and foster health communities. The challenges are:

  • Art challenge is for youth to submit an original form of art and describe how it depicts resilience from drug abuse. Prize:$500 individual submission, $1000 group submission, and a total of approximately 25 prizes. Read more here.
  • Community Project Intervention Challenge is for youth to develop plan for a project that they believe would augment resilience to substance use in their communities. Submit a project plan and a description. Prize: project proposals can be up to $10,000 (minimum award is $2000). Read more here.


Posted: April 8, 2021

Notice of Opportunity – Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community

Applications due Monday, May 3, 2021

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support emergency-based infrastructure for Indian Country. American Indians and Alaska Natives have increased vulnerability to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases due to a lack of resources, public health emergency planning and response infrastructure intended to control outbreaks, and the complexity around jurisdictions, as well as lack of understanding among partners working with Tribes. Through this initiative, NIHB will assist Tribes with public health capacity building and training activities that engage public health and healthcare professionals and vulnerable populations to increase their ability to prevent and control outbreaks. A vital activity to aid in building capacity is creating peer learning community networks. Read more here.

For those interested in joining the peer learning community, contact Courtney Wheeler, [email protected].



Posted: April 8, 2021

Tribal Infection Prevention and Control Scholarship Opportunity

Rolling acceptances

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has a scholarship opportunity available for Tribal infection control officers and health officials to complete online infection control training courses. Scholarship funds can also be used to complete the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiologists (CBIC) certification exam. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For additional information, contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected]. For the application, read more here.



Posted: April 8, 2021

ITEP Waste & Response Mentorship Program is Seeking Applicants

Rolling acceptances

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is hosting a Waste & Response mentorship program to assist Tribes that are struggling with a solid waste management activity. The ITEP Mentorship Program has been incredibly successful in helping a number of Tribes get assistance from other Tribal professionals. Read more here.



Posted: April 1, 2021

WeRNative Youth Community Service Mini-Grants

Rolling acceptances

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board's campaign, WeRNative, is accepting applications for their Native Youth Community Service Grants. This funding opportunity is intended for American Indian and Alaska Native youth, 13-21 years old, with an adult mentor to support community service projects. Project ideas may include:

  • Health Fairs
  • 5K walk/runs
  • National health observances such as World No Tobacco Day, National HIV Testing Day, National Safety Month, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

Read more here.



Posted: April 1, 2021

USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Grants

Rolling acceptances

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development is accepting applications for their Water & Waste Disposal Grant to alleviate health risks on Tribal lands by improving access to safe, reliable drinking water and waste disposal facilities and services. Funding may be used for the construction of basic drinking water and waste disposal systems, including storm drainage. Federally-recognized Tribes are eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: March 25, 2021

Notah Begay III Foundation Community Empowerment Grants

Applications due Monday, April 12, 2021

The Notah Begay III Foundation with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation has recently announced its Community Empowerment Grants Request for Applications which aims to support Native American communities and/or organizations engaged in advancing Native American youth health. Up to five 22-month grants of $200,000 each will be awarded. Native-led organizations are encouraged to apply. Read more here.



Posted: March 25, 2021

ACF Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Applications due Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is currently seeking applications from Tribes, Tribal organizations, and migrant programs to develop, operate, expand, enhance, and coordinate activities to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect consistent with the goals outlined in Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Upwards of $202,200 a year will be awarded during a five-year project period. Read more here.



Posted: March 25, 2021

Humans of Dementia: An Intergenerational Storytelling Contest

Applications due April 21, 2021

The HFC (formerly Hilarity for Charity) is currently seeking written and photo applications for their Humans of Dementia Storytelling Contest from current high school or college students. This contest seeks to highlight intergenerational storytelling in honor or remembrance of a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementias by talking to a person or people, exchanging memories, and swapping anecdotes. Read more here.



Posted: March 25, 2021

Funding Opportunity: Minority Research Grant Program

Applications due Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health has recently released a notice of funding opportunity for researchers at minority-serving institutions as part of their Minority Research Grant Program. Two awards up to $250,000 will be made out to eligible institutions to fund studies pertinent to health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations. Tribal college and universities are eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: March 18, 2021

Funding Opportunity: NRTAP Community Rides Grant Program

Proposals due Monday, May 10, 2021

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (NRTAP) has announced their Community Rides Grant Program request for proposals (RFP). Current recipients and subrecipients of FTA’s Formula Grants for Rural Areas (Section 5311) program have the opportunity to apply for these grants of up to $100,000 for projects that develop or strengthen transportation partnerships that improve social determinants of health in rural and Tribal communities. FTA’s Tribal Transit Program (TTP) grantees are also eligible, as TTP is a set-aside from the FTA Section 5311 Rural program. Two informational webinars are also scheduled on March 23 and April 15 to provide an overview of the RFP. Read more here.



Posted: March 18, 2021

CDC Funding Opportunity: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance of Blood Lead Levels in Children RFA

Letter of Intent due Friday, March 26, 2021

Applications due Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a request for applications (RFA) funding opportunity to support secondary prevention of childhood lead poisoning through the core public health functions of assurance and assessment, as well as primary prevention through targeted, population-based policy interventions focusing on community-based approaches. Read more here.



Posted: March 11, 2021

Evidence-based Telehealth Network Program

Applications due Friday, April 2, 2021

The two-fold purpose of this award is to (1) demonstrate how health networks can increase access to health care services utilizing telehealth technologies and (2) conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of telehealth care for patients, providers, and payers. Applicants must propose to provide Direct to Consumer telehealth services to patients within established telehealth networks. This can be accomplished, in part, by identifying and partnering with local established health care facilities (especially primary care facilities) within the target service area, elevating the trusted patient-provider relationship, access, and quality of care directly to the patient via telehealth. Read more here.



Posted: March 11, 2021

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Psychostimulant Support (RCORP - PS)

Applications due Monday, April 12, 2021

The goal of RCORP - PS is to strengthen and expand prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural individuals who misuse psychostimulants, and to enhance their ability to access treatment and move towards recovery over a three-year project timeline. While the focus of the RCORP initiative up to now has been primarily on opioid use disorder (OUD), there is an overlap between OUD and psychostimulant misuse. For the purposes of this funding opportunity, psychostimulants include methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, such as cocaine, synthetic amphetamine, ecstasy, and prescription stimulants for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression. Read more here.



Posted: March 11, 2021

CDC Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL) Notice of Funding Opportunity

Applications due Saturday, May 1, 2021

On March 2, 2021, The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL) award. This award is expected to commit approximately $250,000 per year for five years, funding at least eight recipients to address multiple forms of violence impacting teens and young adults, ages 10-24. Recipients of the PREVAYL award are expected to address multiple forms of violence including youth violence, teen dating violence, and other adverse childhood experiences. Read more here.



Posted: March 11, 2021

N4 Solutions, LLC Scientific Policy Analyst Position Open to Support NIH THRO

N4 Solutions, LLC is currently seeking qualified Scientific Policy Analyst applicants to support the National Institute of Health, Tribal Health Research Office (NIH THRO) by researching, analyzing, and preparing plans and reports on research and research training, focused on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) populations and Tribal affairs. Read more here.



Posted: March 4, 2021

SAMHSA Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant

Applications due Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. Total available funding is $5.5 million to 27 recipients for an award amount of up to $200,000 for a one-year, no cost-sharing project. Rural EMS agencies operated by a local or Tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and non-profit EMS agencies are eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: March 4, 2021

Notice of Opportunity – Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community

Applications due Monday, March 22, 2021

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support emergency-based infrastructure for Indian Country. American Indians and Alaska Natives have increased vulnerability to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases due to a lack of resources, public health emergency planning and response infrastructure intended to control outbreaks, and the complexity around jurisdictions, as well as lack of understanding among partners working with Tribes. Through this initiative, NIHB will assist Tribes with public health capacity building and training activities that engage public health and healthcare professionals and vulnerable populations to increase their ability to prevent and control outbreaks. A vital activity to aid in building capacity is creating peer learning community networks. Read more here.

For interest in joining creating a peer learning community contact Courtney Wheeler, [email protected].



Posted: February 25, 2021

Funding: Student Champions for Climate Justice Award

Applications due Monday, March 1, 2021

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Center for Climate, Health and Equity is offering for an opportunity for students to stimulate action on climate justice with and across academic communities. The Center will award up to five college or university student groups with $500 each to create a Virtual Academic Community Experience during National Public Health Week (April 5-11, 2021). While the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping everyone physically apart, these Virtual Academic Community Experiences will spark an important dialogue on the connections between climate change and health inequities and inspire action. Read more here.



Posted: February 25, 2021

Funding: BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Join the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Climate Resilience Program for an informational webinar that will provide details about available funding for Tribal activities that support Tribal climate adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, relocation, managed retreat, and protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. Register here.



Posted: February 25, 2021

Funding: Two Grant Opportunities from Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Grant Opportunity is now accepting applications for two grant opportunities:

  • Due Tuesday, March 9, 2021: 2021 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program.
    • This grant supports the maintenance and replication of existing successful community-based programs providing culturally specific services to victims. Read more here.
  • Due Tuesday, March 25, 2021: 2021 Training Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program Solicitation.
    • The goal of the Disability Grant Program (DGP) is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Read more here.


Posted: February 25, 2021

Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Supporting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native Populations

Comments due by Sunday, March 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) seeks input from Federally-recognized Indian Tribes/American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes, Tribal organizations, Tribal-serving organizations, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and AI/AN—serving institutions of higher education to guide the development of a new Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (Center). Read more here.



Posted: February 25, 2021

Funding: Due Date Extended - Tribal Opioid Response (TOR)

Application deadline extended to Friday, March 29, 2021

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement entitled, “FY 2021 Tribal Opioid Response Grants” (TOR). Please note that TOR recipients who received funding under TI-20-011 are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. Read more here.



Posted: February 25, 2021

Funding: HRSA Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program

Applications due Friday, April 2, 2021

The two-fold purpose of this award provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is (1) to demonstrate how health networks can increase access to health care services utilizing telehealth technologies and (2) to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of telehealth care for patients, providers, and payers. Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: February 25, 2021

Funding: National Institute of Justice Grant

Applications due Monday, April 12, 2021

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is accepting applications for the 2021 Tribal-Researcher Capacity-Building Grants Solicitation. NIJ is seeking applications to fund new Tribal-researcher capacity-building planning grants involving scientists working with Tribal nationals and organizations to develop criminal justice research studies that are culturally appropriate. Research proposals must but Tribally driven and address the challenges of fighting crime and strengthening justice systems in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. Read more here.



Posted: February 11, 2021

OURSTory Open Call for Historical Content

The National Native HIV Network (NNHN) has issued a community call for short narratives and images about a significant or memorable HIV-related program or event that occurred during the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. These stories will be assembled as part of the NNHN's campaign titled OURStory to celebrate the contributions American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians made over the past 40 years of the HIV epidemic. Read more here.



Posted: February 11, 2021

International Association for Indigenous Aging Opportunities

The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2) is seeking 2-3 elders or caregivers with experience or interest in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (ADRD) as participants to serve on a national Tribal advisory group for ADRD. IA2 is looking for rural as well as urban-dwelling American Indian or Alaska Native representatives. There is a small annual honorarium available for elder or caregiver representatives. Elders who are experiencing early cognitive issues are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Contact Jolie Crowder ([email protected]) for more information.

Additionally, IA2 is conducting an environmental scan to gather information resources (flyers, posters, videos, etc.) for AI/AN populations focused on ADRD and to learn more about other ADRD “assets” including programs, people, and Tribal public health laws (and policies) for American Indian and Alaska Native populations. If you have Native-specific ADRD resources, you can share or recommend either by emailing them to [email protected] or here to submit information online.



Posted: February 11, 2021

Free Summer Program at University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

University of Buffalo is accepting applications for their “Destination Dental School”, which is a pipeline program that is held online this coming summer. Students who participate in this program will receive training in hand skill development, prep test and dental school strategies, and more. This program is to encourage talented underrepresented students to pursue a career in dentistry. Eligibility criteria for this program are:

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.
  • Enrolled undergraduate student or post-baccalaureate
  • Minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.

Read more here.



Posted: February 11, 2021

NIHB Tribal Infection Control Mentorship Program

In support of Project Firstline: Tribal Infection Prevention & Control Capacity Building Program, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is offering an opportunity to participate in a mentorship program. This mentorship program will connect interested mentees with industry professionals (who will serve as mentors) to introduce them to Infection Prevention and Control programs. For more information about the application process please contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected]



Posted: February 11, 2021

NIHB Tribal Infection Control Steering Committee

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is continuing to accept applications for the Tribal Infection Control (TIC) Steering Committee. The TIC Steering Committee will assist in reviewing and advising on program materials and provide advisory for developing and implementing infection control projects in support of Project Firstline. Project Firstline is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the purpose of the project is to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and provide technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems. For more information contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected]. The application can be found here.



Posted: February 11, 2021

NIHB Tribal Infection Control Scholarship Opportunity

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has a scholarship opportunity available for Tribal infection control officers and health officials to complete online infection control training courses. Scholarship funds can also be used to complete either the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiologists (CBIC) certification exam. For additional information, contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected] or you may find the application here.



Posted: January 28, 2021

Call for Papers: Systemic Racism and Health Security During COVID-19

Papers due Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Johns Hopkins Centers for Health Security, Health Equity, American Indian Health, and Public Health and Human Rights has put out a call for papers surrounding the topic of how systemic racism is manifested in the practice of health security in the United States and how it has affected preparedness for, responses to, and recovery from COVID-19. The manuscript will be published in Health Security, a bi‐monthly peer‐reviewed journal that serves as an international forum for debate and exploration of the key strategic, scientific, and operational issues posed by biological weapons, pandemics, and emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters, and other threats to global health. Read more here.



Posted: January 28, 2021

CDC/ATSDR Extends Recruitment from Nashville, Phoenix, and Tucson Areas for Tribal Advisory Committee

Nominations extended to Friday, February 12, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) is currently recruiting delegates for the Nashville Area, Phoenix Area, and Tucson Area to increase Tribal health, wellness, and inclusion by providing CDC/ATSDR input and guidance on policies, programs, and priorities. The deadline to submit nomination letters has been extended to February 12, 2021. To access the Dear Tribal Leader Letter, TAC eligibility criteria, and a nomination letter sample, read more here.



Posted: January 21, 2021

Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies

Applications due Friday, January 29, 2021

This funding opportunity aims to help rural communities with conducting rapid data analyses and short term, issue-specific rural research studies to understand the impact of current and proposed policies and regulations as well as provide information that will improve health care in rural America. Read more here.



Posted: January 21, 2021

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program

Applications due Friday, February 19, 2021

The purpose of this program is to strengthen organizational infrastructure to respond to the changing health care landscape and to increase capacity to develop, enhance, or expand access to high-quality HIV primary health care services for low-income, uninsured, and underserved people with HIV. Read more here.

A recording of the technical assistance webinar is available here.



Posted: January 21, 2021

Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program

Applications due Saturday, April 2, 2021

The two-fold purpose of this award is (1) to demonstrate how health networks can increase access to health care services utilizing telehealth technologies and (2) to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of telehealthcare for patients, providers, and payers. Read more here.

A technical assistance webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET.



Posted: January 21, 2021

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Psychostimulant Support (RCORP-PS)

Applications due Monday, April 12, 2021

The goal of RCORP - PS is to strengthen and expand prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural individuals who misuse psychostimulants, and to enhance their ability to access treatment and move towards recovery over a three-year project timeline. Read more here.

A technical assistance webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET.



Posted: January 21, 2021

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

Applications due Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). The YPC is an opportunity for young leaders to engage with FEMA and provide their perspectives, feedback, and opinions related to preparedness, to grow their leadership skills, and to support the resilience of their communities. Students in grades 8 through 11 are invited to apply. Selected members serve on the YPC for two years and support national and local preparedness projects. YPC members are chosen based on their passion for preparedness and helping others, their involvement in their community, and their aptitude for working in a team and as a leader. Read more here.



Posted: January 14, 2021

HRSA Funding Opportunity: BHWET Program for Professionals

Applications due Thursday, January 21, 2021

Offered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals aims to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals while also improving the distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce and thereby increasing access to behavioral health services. A special focus is placed on the knowledge and understanding of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders. Read more here.



Posted: January 14, 2021

HRSA Funding Opportunity: National Telehealth Resource Center Program

Applications due Thursday, January 21, 2021

This notice announces the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) opportunity to apply for funding under the National Telehealth Resource Center (NTRC) Program. The purpose of the NTRC is to support the delivery of telehealth technical assistance through Regional Telehealth Resource Centers (RTRCs). Two NTRCs may be funded. Read more here.



Posted: January 14, 2021

HRSA Funding Opportunity: Regional Telehealth Resource Center Program

Applications due Thursday, January 21, 2021

This notice announces the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) opportunity to apply for funding under the Regional Telehealth Resource Center (RTRC) Program. RTRCs assist health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural areas and populations. RTRCs also assist patients and families living in rural areas with telehealth technology to obtain health services. This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) will support 12 RTRCs that focus on statewide and regional telehealth activities. Read more here.



Posted: January 14, 2021

SAMHSA Funding Opportunities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) currently has 7 funding opportunities available. Each grant has a different anticipated total available funding, number of awards, award amounts, and length of the project. For any and all questions, please refer to the contact information listed for each individual SAMHSA grant opportunity.



Posted: January 12, 2021

First Nations Development Institute: GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant

Applications due Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Gather Food Sovereignty Grant program, an initiative of First Nations Development Institute, aims to support organizations working to build a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced, and supported by community policies and systems. This funding round will provide up to 13 grants of approximately $32,000 for emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal food sovereignty. Tribal governments and Native-controlled nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: January 12, 2021

COPIC Medical Foundation Healthcare Delivery Improvements Grant

Applications due Friday, January 15, 2021

Provided by the COPIC Medical Foundation, this grant aims to improve patient safety and quality of care through education and training of healthcare professionals or through systems changes and improvements, pilot programs that are designed to reduce medical errors, and the development and implementation of checklists and other tools to improve disease management and transitions in care. The focus area for the 2021 funding cycle is "Fragmentation Across Care Settings." Read more here.



Posted: January 12, 2021

CDC/ATSDR TAC Nashville, Phoenix, and Tucson Nominations

Nominations due Monday, January 18, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) is currently recruiting delegates for the Nashville Area, Phoenix Area, and Tucson Area to Tribal health, wellness, and inclusion by providing recommendations to inform National Institutes of Health policies, programs, and priorities. For TAC eligibility and nomination guidance, read more here. To Access the Dear Tribal Leader letter, read more here.



Posted: January 12, 2021

Request for Feedback: FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide

Comments due by Monday, January 25, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking feedback on the recently updated “Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans," which provides guidelines on developing emergency operations plans and promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of community-based, risk-informed planning and decision making to help planners examine a threat or hazard and produce integrated, coordinated and synchronized plans.

FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinar sessions to discuss changes to the updated CPG 101 and gather feedback from whole community partners. The sessions will include facilitated discussions with stakeholders to help improve the existing draft. For more information about the FEMA planning guides and webinars, read more here. To provide comments or recommendations, email [email protected].



Posted: January 12, 2021

Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth

Letter of Intent Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a request for applications (RFA) for a grant program to address interpersonal violence impacting children and youth. The purpose of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in violence prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number of trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent violence and injury. Applicants must propose a research project that addresses at least one of the research priorities in the interpersonal violence prevention section of the NCIPC Research Priorities as they relate to violence impacting children or youth (from birth through age 17). These research priorities include cross-cutting violence prevention, child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence (teen dating violence), and sexual violence. Read more here.



Posted: December 17, 2020

Project Firstline- Tribal Infection Prevention and Control

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Project Firstline — a comprehensive infection control program designed to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in U.S. healthcare settings. With Project Firstline funding, NIHB will implement a multi-pronged approach to providing infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal health officials and Tribal health systems. To help guide the development of the training NIHB is creating a steering committee. The steering committee will assist with reviewing and advising on program materials and developing and implementing the infection control project. NIHB is also offering a mentorship program and scholarships to those interested in completing online IPC courses and/or completing the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) certification. Anyone interested in applying for the Steering Committee, mentorship program or scholarship, please contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected].



Posted: December 17, 2020

International Association for Indigenous Aging Representative Opportunity

The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2) is looking for two (2) elders and two (2) family caregiver representatives to participate on a National Advisory Committee to help guide the work of a project focused on Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias (ADRD). If you would like more information or would like to submit your name to volunteer to participate, please email Jolie Crowder at [email protected] to learn more. Read more here.



Posted: December 17, 2020

Council on Linkages Seeking Feedback to Inform Core Competencies Revisions

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, a collaborative group of 22 national organizations tasked with improving public health education, training, practice, and research, is currently revising the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. These competencies have been widely used among departments and institutions to inform public health education, workforce development, and training. With an anticipated October 2021 release date, the Council on Linkages is now collecting input and feedback as a part of efforts to promote equity and ensure Tribal Health Organizations are included in the process. For more information on how to contribute to the Core Competency revisions, read more here.



Posted: December 17, 2020

2021 Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) announced they are accepting applications to the 2021 Lincoln Leaders Program, which includes fellowship opportunities to connect USDA resources with faculty and staff at 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). The Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship benefits faculty and staff from TCUs and secondary education superintendents, principals, agricultural and/or district level teachers working for Bureau of Indian Education designated high schools. Fellows will receive access to long-term collaboration opportunities, and then share what they learned with students and colleagues at their home institutions. Read more here.



Posted: December 17, 2020

NIH Tribal Advisory Committee Nomination Deadline Approaching

Nominations due Friday, January 15, 2021

Established in 2015, the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Tribal Advisory Committee, was designed to provide Tribal representatives and NIH staff a space to exchange information about NIH research policies and program priorities. Advisory committee members contribute to Tribal health, wellness, and inclusion by providing recommendations to inform NIH policies, programs, and priorities.

The NIH TAC’s Tribal representation is comprised of seventeen positions: one delegate (and one alternate) from each of the twelve Indian Health Service (IHS) areas and one delegate (and one alternate) for five National At-Large Member positions.

Vacancies open for nomination include:

  • Albuquerque Area (Delegate and Alternate)
  • Billings Area (Delegate and Alternate)
  • California Area (Alternate)
  • Navajo Area (Delegate and Alternate)
  • Oklahoma Area (Delegate and Alternate)
  • National At-Large Members (four Delegates) and (four Alternates)

Letterhead templates are available here and here. Read more here.



Posted: December 17, 2020

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals

Applications due by Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Health Resources Service Administration has announced the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals application is now open. The purpose of the BHWET is to develop and expand experiential training opportunities to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce. Interested accredited institutions of higher education or professional mental health training programs, doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral programs of health service psychology, and master’s and doctoral degree programs of social work are encouraged to read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to learn more about the eligibility requirements.



Posted: December 17, 2020

Spirit Aligned is Inviting Applications for Legacy Leaders and Future Legacy Leaders

Application due Monday, February 1, 2021

The Spirit Aligned Leadership Program elevates the lives, voices, and dreams of Indigenous elder women who are working to heal, strengthen, and restore the balance of Indigenous communities and the world. The organization will choose 8 intergenerational partnerships consisting of a Legacy Leader and Future Legacy Leader. Both the Legacy Leader and Future Legacy Leader will apply together in one application and describe an “intergenerational knowledge transfer project." Read more here.



Posted: December 10, 2020

Project Firstline- Tribal Infection Prevention and Control

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Project Firstline — a comprehensive infection control program designed to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in U.S. healthcare settings.

With Project Firstline funding, NIHB will implement a multi-pronged approach to providing infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal health officials and Tribal health systems. To help guide the development of the training NIHB is creating a steering committee. The steering committee will assist with reviewing and advising on program materials and developing and implementing the infection control project.

In addition to the steering committee, NIHB is offering a mentorship program and scholarships to those interested in completing online IPC courses and/or completing the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) certification. Anyone interested in applying for the Steering Committee, mentorship program or scholarship, please contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected].



Posted: December 10, 2020

Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants Program

Applications due Friday, December 18, 2020

The Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants program will award funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the US and Puerto Rico for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence at least five years and have a current operating budget of at least $300,000 are eligible to apply. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are available for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans. Requests are reviewed three times per year; the upcoming application deadlines are December 18, 2020, and March 26 and July 9, 2021. Read more here.



Posted: December 10, 2020

FEMA Seeks Feedback on Emergency Operations Center Documents

Comments due by Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Integration Center is seeking public feedback on two Emergency Operations Center (EOC) toolkit documents. The two EOC toolkit documents, "EOC How To Quick Reference Guide" and EOC References and Tools," are a collection of guidance and best practices for emergency management, specifically EOC communities. The National Integration Center is hosting a series of three, 60-minute webinars to discuss the two EOC toolkit documents and answer related questions. All stakeholder webinars are open to the whole community. Advance registration is required due to space limitations.

Each webinar will cover the same information.

Read more here.



Posted: December 10, 2020

FEMA Seeks Feedback on Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101

Comments due by close of business Monday, January 25, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeks feedback on the updated "Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans." This document provides guidance on developing emergency operations plans and promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of community-based, risk-informed planning and decision making to help planners examine a threat or hazard and produce integrated, coordinated, and synchronized plans. FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinar sessions to discuss changes to the updated CPG 101 and gather feedback from whole community partners. The sessions will include facilitated discussions with stakeholders to help improve the existing draft. A line numbered version of the CPG 101 is available to allow individuals to provide comments on specific areas within the document. The comment matrix can be used to capture any recommendations. Email feedback or any questions to [email protected].

Each webinar will cover the same information.



Posted: December 10, 2020

The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking qualified candidates for the following open positions in the Public Health Policy and Programs Department based in Washington, DC:

  • Public Health Project Coordinator (Emergency Preparedness)
  • Public Health Project Coordinator (Aging)
  • Public Health Program Coordinator (PHICCS)
  • Public Health Project Coordinator (Environmental Health)
  • Public Health Project Associate (Behavioral Health)

Job descriptions are available at www.nihb.org



Posted: December 3, 2020

CSTE Data Science Team Training Program

Applications due Friday, December 11, 2020 by 11:59 PM ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services is supporting the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE) to develop and implement a new data science and informatics training opportunity for state, local, Tribal, and territorial health departments: the Data Science Team Training program. Download the application here. For questions, email [email protected].



Posted: November 19, 2020

Open Forum for Quality Improvement Scholarship Application

Applications due Monday, November 23, 2020

The Open Forum for Quality Improvement (QI) and Innovation has continuously been an instrumental tool for many QI professionals and their careers. To ensure that the Open Forum continues to be equitable and support the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement and Innovation (COPPHII), the National Network of Public Health Institutes will be offering full and partial scholarships. Apply for the scholarship here and learn more about the Open Forum here.



Posted: November 19, 2020

FEMA Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on the Updated "Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101"

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking feedback on the updated Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans. CPG 101 provides guidelines on developing emergency operations plans and promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of community-based, risk-informed planning and decision making. These guidelines will help planners examine a threat or hazard and produce integrated, coordinated and synchronized plans. FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinar sessions to discuss changes to the updated CPG 101 and gather feedback from whole community partners. To review the document, download the comment form, and learn more about the webinar sessions, please visit the FEMA website.



Posted: November 19, 2020

USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program

Applications due Sunday, January 31, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1994 Tribal Scholars Program was established in 2008 in partnership between USDA and 1994 institutions and Tribally controlled colleges and universities with land-grant status. The program provides full tuition, fees, books, and a summer internship to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. When the student has completed the academic and summer work requirements of the scholarship, USDA may convert the student to a permanent employee without further competition. Read more here.



Posted: November 11, 2020

Request for Comments: Enhancing Linkage of STI and HIV Surveillance Data in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Evaluation

Comments due by Friday, November 27, 2020

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for "Enhancing Linkage of Sexually Transmitted Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Surveillance Data in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Evaluation." HRSA is requesting public comments and review on the evaluation and how to improve linkage and re-engagement in care and health outcomes for people with HIV in the program. Read more here.



Posted: November 11, 2020

NPAIHB and Indian Country ECHO Partnership Application

Applications due by Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) is seeking to expand the number of Indigenous-led organizations implementing Indian Country Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHOs) on a variety of subjects. Funding will be provided in the form of up to 5 mini-grants ($100,000/year) to assist in the planning and implementation of additional ECHOs. For questions, contact [email protected].

Read more here.



Posted: November 11, 2020

GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant

Applications due by Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM MT

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting grant proposals through the GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant. First Nations will award up to 13 grants of approximately $32,000 each for work that contributes to a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems. A Q&A webinar session is available for applicants to learn more about the Request for Proposal process and eligibility criteria below. Read more here.



Posted: November 11, 2020

National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP)

Applications due Friday, January 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch is providing funding and partnering with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) through the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEHPIP) to support 20 environmental health student internships during summer 2021. Selected college students from environmental health programs accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) will receive a base stipend of $6,000 for undergradaute and $8,000 for graduate students to complete the 10-week internship.

Read more here.



Posted: November 5, 2020

Call for Proposals: Indigenous Systems: Revitalizing Inherent Alignment

Deadline for Submission: Friday, November 13 by 5:00 PM PT

Seven Directions, a Center for Indigenous Public Health, in partnership with Red Star International, Inc., has released a Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Systems: Revitalizing Inherent Alignment Project. This project is a practice-based study of how health care delivery, public health, and social services systems work together to achieve mutually shared goals and desired impact.

As a partner and grantee, selected Tribes will:

  1. Receive a $20,000 grant to implement a cross-sector alignment project
  2. Receive capacity building assistance
  3. Evaluate the Theory of Change framework and its relevance in the Tribal setting.

Read more here.



Posted: November 5, 2020

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Applications due Monday, November 16, 2020

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (“Network Planning Grants”). The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Read more here.



Posted: November 5, 2020

Apply Your Doctoral Research to Build Healthier Communities with Health Policy Research Scholars

Applications due Wednesday, March 17, 2021

This Robert Woods Johnson Foundation program is a leadership opportunity is for doctoral students from historically marginalized backgrounds across a wide range of disciplines—from economics to education—who want to apply their research to inform and influence policy in ways that advance health equity. Read more here.



Posted: October 29, 2020

IHS Loan Repayment Program for Health Professional Education Loans

First award cycle deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021

On October 13, the Indian Health Service (IHS) released an initial notice of their Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans. Criteria for individuals to apply include the completion of a fulltime clinical service, be an enrolled member of a Tribe, have a degree in a health profession and license to practice in a state, be eligible for selection for service in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and be employed in an Indian health program without service obligation. The loan can be used for both undergraduate and graduate levels. Read more here.



Posted: October 22, 2020

Public Health Accreditation Board Seeks Members for Tribal Workgroup

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), in partnership with the National Indian Health Board, is seeking members to inform the development of the next iteration of the PHAB Standards and Measures, Version 2.0. The workgroup will meet several times in November, 2020. If you have knowledge and experience with the PHAB Standards and Measures v1.5 and are interested in participating in this workgroup, contact Sarah Price, [email protected], or 202-507-4078.



Posted: October 22, 2020

IHS Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project

Applications due by Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) grant is to address the opioid crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by developing and expanding community education and awareness of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for opioid misuse and opioid use disorder. The intent is to increase knowledge and use of culturally appropriate interventions and to encourage an increased use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Approximately 33 awards will be issued for a 3-year project period, with awards of up to $500,000 per year. Read more here.



Posted: October 8, 2020

America Walks Annual Grant Series

Applications due Monday, November 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET

America Walks and Active People, Healthy Nation have recently announced another round of their popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.

America Walks and partners are seeking to fund projects that:

  • Increase physical activity and active transportation in a specific community;
  • Work to cross engage people and organizations newer to the efforts of; walking and moving and walkability;
  • Demonstrate a culture of antiracism and inclusive health and design;
  • Support and cultivate connected, active and deeply engaged communities.

Read more and apply here.



Posted: October 8, 2020

FEMA AFG-COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) Round 2 Application Period

Applications due Friday, November 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing a second opportunity for volunteer and combination fire departments to apply for funding under the Fiscal Year 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID 19 Supplemental (AFG-S). Through this AFG-S Round 2 funding opportunity, FEMA will directly award funding for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to support coronavirus (COVID-19) response. This includes reimbursement for applicable PPE expenditures made since January 1, 2020. Grants will be awarded, using a competitive process. Federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible. FEMA will be hosting serval webinars to assist with applications. Read more here.



Posted: September 17, 2020

NIHB Tribal Infection Control Advisory Committee

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is forming an advisory committee to help inform and guide our new Tribal Infection Control (TIC) project, formally titled Project Firstline: Tribal Infection Prevent and Control Capacity Building Program. The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the purpose of the project is to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems. The project will include developing and implementing a training program for Tribal health professionals as well as developing a mentorship program between infection control professionals and Tribal health officials. The advisory committee will assist with reviewing and advising on program materials and provide advisory for developing and implementing the TIC projects. NIHB invites those interested in becoming a member of the advisory committee to please contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected] for more information and an application.



Posted: September 17, 2020

HRSA Tribal Consultation Scheduled During NIHB Virtual Conference - October 13, 2020

The National Indian Health Board is offering a platform during its upcoming virtual conference for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to host its annual Tribal Consultation. The HRSA consultation, which is in support of the agency's ongoing commitment to partner with Tribes, is free and open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. Tribals official may submit written comments to [email protected] by September 28, 2020.

Read the Dear Tribal Leader Letter.

To participate in this HRSA Tribal Consultation, please dial in at least 10 minutes before the appointed time to:
Conference number: 800-779-7169; Participant passcode: 6122629
Adobe Connect: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/atcmeeting/



Posted: September 17, 2020

NCUIH Project Firstline Fellowship

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to provide Native American students with the opportunity to increase the work being done in urban Native public health. Project Firstline is a national partnership of nonprofit organizations and academic institutions that aims to provide infection prevention and control training to more than 6 million healthcare personnel in the United States, including Urban Indian Organization (UIO) health care workers. Training content will include foundational information on infection control to protect the nation from infectious disease threats, such as COVID-19. As part of the project NCUIH is offering a fellowship for graduate and undergraduate students. Read more here.



Posted: September 17, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $40 Million to Address Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages

Application due Friday, November 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET

On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of $40 million in funding for the Rural Healthcare Grant Program to address rural healthcare workforce shortages in communities across the country. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal governments and AI/AN program entities are eligible to apply. Read the full announcement here and apply here.



Posted: September 10, 2020

Nominate a Tribal Official to New HRSA Tribal Advisory Council - Deadline is September 30, 2020

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has extended the nomination deadline for a seat on the newly established Tribal Advisory Council. Tribes and Tribal organizations now have until September 30, 2020 to nominate qualified Tribal officials, particularly from the areas of Alaska, Albuquerque, Billings, Navajo, Phoenix, and Tucson.

View the Dear Tribal Leader Letter

View the Federal Register Notice

For questions, please contact Dr. Elijah K. Martin, Jr., Tribal Health Affairs, HRSA Office of Health Equity at [email protected].



Posted: September 8, 2020

National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

Applications due Friday, October 2, 2020

The Center for Health Leadership and Practice is currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the U.S. for the 10th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2021 program year. Since 2012, NLAPH has brought together leaders from diverse sectors including health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement to build their own capacity in order to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity.

With NLAPH, groups will develop high-performing teamwork and communication skills while working on an issue that is already a priority in the community through an applied health leadership project. Learning opportunities throughout the year include an engaging leadership retreat, web-based discussions, coaching support from national experts, and peer networking. Read more here.



Posted: September 3, 2020

University of Minnesota American Indian Scholarship for Administrative Students

The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health has recently announced a new scholarship as part of its Public Health Administration American Indian Scholarship program. The University of Minnesota is built on native land and paid for by land grants. In recognition of these twinned needs and wrongs, effective in Fall Semester 2020, the Public Health Administration and Policy (PHAP) MPH program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health will provide a full tuition scholarship (up to 44 credits) for American Indians who meet the program’s regular requirements for admission and the established University of Minnesota-Morris’s definition of American Indian.Read more here. Read more here.



Posted: September 3, 2020

NACCHO's 10th Cohort of the Retail Food Program Standards Mentorship Program

Applications due October 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is inviting all state, local, Tribal, and territorial retail food regulatory programs to submit applications to participate in a mentorship program with their peers to learn, share experiences, and acquire tools and resources related to the FDA's Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). This program matches practitioners experienced in applying the Retail Program Standards with those enrolled and looking for assistance. Read more here.



Posted: August 28, 2020

Funding Opportunity: Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation

Applications due Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

 The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation, a funding opportunity for Tribal governments, Tribal health departments, and Tribal health care facilities/health systems seeking to implement projects to increase commercial tobacco cessation, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) cessation and 'quit smoking' attempts by promoting evidence-based services and activities, and/or adapting evidence-based health systems changes. Read more here.



Posted: August 28, 2020

FCC 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications Now due Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a greater need for high-speed internet connections as communities turn to telemedicine. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window is unique opportunity for Tribes in rural areas to directly access unassigned spectrum over their Tribal lands, subject to buildout requirements. Read more here.



Posted: August 28, 2020

Request for Applications Maternal Telehealth Access

Applications due Monday, September 14, 2020 by 5:00 PM ET

The Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center is offering a new funding opportunity called Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Maternal Health Services. The goal is to ensure women at higher risk receive quality maternal care services before, during, or after pregnancy via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply here.



Posted: August 27, 2020

NHSA Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

In 2019, the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) a cooperative agreement for a five-year project to support the development and implementation of non-hospital postpartum maternal safety bundles within community-based organization and outpatient clinical settings across the United States within communities that experience high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality.

The NHSA is currently looking to partner with local providers and organizations providing postpartum maternal care and services to Native American women to work collaboratively as Local Maternal Safety Workgroups, implement safety bundles, and measure improvement with the goal of improving maternal health outcomes. Read more here and here.



Posted: August 27, 2020

Funding Opportunity: Tribal School Readiness
Applications due by Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity titled Tribal School Readiness. With funding from the Indian Health Service, NIHB is offering a funding opportunity for Tribes and Tribal Organizations seeking to strengthen school preparation and readiness for safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is intended to fulfill immediate Tribal school readiness needs related to COVID-19. Read more here.



Posted: August 27, 2020

RWJF 2021 Culture of Health Prize
Applications due Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for applications for the 2021 Culture of Health Prize. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of places where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. Read more here.



Posted: August 24, 2020

Proposal for Drug-Free Communities Project Evaluator

Proposals must be received no later than August 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Taos Pueblo is requesting proposals for an experienced Public Health Evaluator to serve as the Drug-Free Communities grant to support the Taos Pueblo Awareness Coalition Team (TPACT) project and the associated projects in data collection, analysis, and reporting data related to drug and alcohol substance abuse/misuse.

Read more here



Posted: August 6, 2020

State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions

Applications due August 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the following funding opportunity The State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions. OMH intends projects funded under this initiative to help build the capacity of Tribal, state, and territorial governmental health agencies to achieve two main goals: (1) test modifications to existing public health programs or practices (interventions) to assess if the modified interventions are successful in significantly improving health outcomes for selected health issues; and (2) develop effective plan(s) to sustain successful interventions after the award period. Projects are expected to address two health issues, one from each of the following two lists: (1) HIV, maternal mortality and morbidity, physical activity, or substance use disorder; and (2) nutrition, sickle cell disease and trait, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, lupus, or cancer prevention (i.e., addressing risk factor(s) specifically for stomach, liver, or cervical cancer).

Read more here.