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: April 28, 2017

The Center for American Indian Health is Offering Scholarships for AI/AN to Attend the Center's Summer and Winter Institute Courses

The Center for American Indian Health is offering a Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship. The Scholarship offers financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, health professionals, and paraprofessionals serving tribal communities that are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health's Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Deadline to apply: 5/1/2017.

Click here to apply



Posted: April 10, 2017

Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Indian Community Development Block Grant program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons. Eligible applicants for assistance include any Indian tribe, band, group, or nation (including Alaska Indians, Aleut, and Eskimos) or Alaska Native village which has established a relationship to the Federal government as defined in the program regulations. In certain instances, tribal organizations may be eligible to apply. The Indian Community Development Block Grant program can provide funding for recipients in the following categories: Housing, Community Facilities, and Economic Development.

Applications Close May 18, 2017.  More information here.



Posted: April 10, 2017

Wetland Program Development Grants, Environmental Protection Agency

Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of water pollution. WPDGs assist state, Tribal, local government agencies and interstate/intertribal entities in building programs to protect, manage and restore wetlands. States, tribes, local governments, interstate associations, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply for the Regional WPDG Request for Proposals.

Funding and application deadlines vary by region.
More information here.



Posted: March 21, 2017

SAMHSA Grant Opportunities: Up to $110 Million in Grants for Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care grants totaling up to $110 million over 5 years. This program aims to promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral health care. The grants will also help promote services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders as well as related physical conditions and chronic diseases.

View All Grant Opportunities



Posted: March 21, 2017

The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins University

The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center will host a Summer Institute from July 10-14, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health. The TRC Summer Institute provides graduate level coursework and mentorship to students interested in pursuing research and/or evaluation related to tribal early childhood programs such as Head Start, Home Visiting, and Child Care. In addition to completing the 2-credit Early Childhood Research with Tribal Communities course, TRC Summer Institute participants will meet with core faculty for targeted mentoring and will learn more about the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health's graduate public health degree and certificate programs.

A limited number of travel and tuition scholarships will be provided. Scholarship applications are due May 1, 2017.

Travel & tuition scholarships available
To apply, go to www.tribalearlychildhood.org



Posted: March 21, 2017

ADA Accepting Applications for Basic Diabetes Research; Closes April 17, 2017

Through this annual research program, the association awards grants of up to $115,000 over three years in support of innovative projects that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure, or treatment of diabetes. Priority is given to high-risk projects with the potential to generate high-impact results; that extend existing knowledge into a new area or application and that utilize novel technological or cross-disciplinary approaches; and/or that may not be sufficiently developed for traditional funding sources (e.g., NIH R01). Applicant must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., D.O. or D.P.M. degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work.

More information here



Posted: March 21, 2017

Farm to School Mini-Grants for Native American Schools

The National Farm to School Network is pleased to announce a new mini-grant project: Seed Change in Native Communities with Farm to School. The Seed Change in Native Communities with Farm to School project aims to expand farm to school activities (procurement of local and traditional foods, school gardens, and food and agriculture education) in Native communities as a strategy to leverage community-wide initiatives towards building food security and food sovereignty and towards revitalizing use of traditional foods. The project will provide five Native schools a mini-grant in the amount of $5,900 to expand and promote farm to school. View Website



Posted: March 21, 2017

NIH Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral diseases, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic diseases, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness, oral disease, or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. For the purposes of this FOA Native Americans include the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. The term Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area which now comprises the State of Hawaii.

Closes August 24, 2017
More information



Posted: February 20, 2017

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

The purpose of the Program FOA is to support States and Tribes to provide expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families with a seamless network of supportive services including evidence-based/evidence-informed approaches to improve their health and well-being. the grant is being offered by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The grant application deadline is March 24, 2017. View the opportunity here.



Posted: February 14, 2017

OMH (HHS) Office of Minority Health Youth Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) deadline Feb 15th

Collegiate (undergraduate and/or graduate) students with an interest in health (e.g. health disparities, health equity, health care delivery, etc.) are eligible to apply. YHEMOP is open to all students and is committed to providing opportunities for racial and ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented in health professions (e.g. Hispanic, African American, Native American, etc.).

To learn more and to apply, please visit
https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/YHEMOP/index.html



Posted: February 14, 2017

First Nations Development Institute Accepting Proposals for Native Food Systems Initiative up to $35,000, Due Feb 17th

With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Agua Fund, First Nations will award twelve grants of up to $35,000 in support of projects that aim to strengthen local food-system control; increase access to local, healthy and traditional foods; and decrease food insecurity and food deserts, all with an emphasis on serving Native American children and families.

Priority will be given to projects with the potential to noticeably improve a tribe and/or tribal community's effort to increase access to healthy and fresh foods for vulnerable children, families, and communities. In addition, projects should help increase awareness of and involvement with where their food comes from, and expand knowledge of the linkages between foods, Native cultures, and/or contribute to tribal economic growth and the development of entrepreneurially-related food ventures.

Entities eligible to apply include U.S.-based Native American-controlled nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, tribal organizations, or Native American community-based groups committed to increasing healthy food access in rural and reservation-based Native communities and improving the health and well-being of Native American children and families.

See the First Nations website for complete program guidelines and proposal submission instructions.

Link to Complete RFP



Posted: February 14, 2017

NIH will host an informational/consultation session on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

In response to a request made during a meeting of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee and with input from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee, the NIH will host an informational/consultation session on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on tribal interests in research involving human participants.

The session will be organized in two parts. Part 1 will begin with NIH staff briefly reviewing NIH's role in advancing research and in assuring the protection of individuals and populations participating in NIH-funded research. Staff will then address any questions and seek the perspectives of participating tribal members.

In part 2, participating tribal members will be asked to provide information and perspectives on the integration of tradition and culture in research design and conduct and partnering with tribes in those research activities.

This informational/consultation session will be held via web conference with a toll-free conference line available. Tribal leaders and participants may obtain the login information and agenda from the NIH Tribal Health Research Office website: https:/ /dpcpsi.nih.gov/thro. Additionally, Tribal leaders may send any testimony, comments, and/or questions to [email protected], before and after the consultation.

Read the flyer here

Register here



Posted: February 14, 2017

First Nations Development Institute Accepting Proposals for Food Sovereignty Assessment Grant Program up to $15,000, Due Feb 17th

With the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals for Food Sovereignty Assessment grants under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. First Nations will award 10 grants of up to $15,000 each.

First Nations recognizes that Native food systems are important assets to Native communities. The work of First Nations in the Native agriculture and food systems arena has been aimed at assisting Native communities in reclaiming control of local food systems in an effort to eliminate food insecurity, improve the health and nutrition of community members and, most importantly, serve as a mechanism for entrepreneurship and economic development. Like most assets of Native people, Native food systems have been altered, colonized and, in some cases, destroyed. Reclaiming control over local food systems promotes healthy Native communities, economies and people.

Grants will support projects in Native communities looking to conduct community food assessments in order to gain more knowledge and understanding about the historical, current and future state of their local food system. The assessment results should be used in developing plans to increase local control of food systems resulting in addressing community health issues, building the local economy, and preserving Native cultures.

Link to complete RFP



Posted: February 14, 2017

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CFP: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health, March 10

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A) was created to help build the evidence base for policies that can help build a Culture of Health. P4A seeks to engage long-standing health care, mental and behavioral health, and public health researchers, as well as experts in areas that we recognize have strong influence on health, well-being and equity-such as labor, criminal justice, education, transportation, housing, and the built environment.

Approximately $2 million will be awarded through this CFP. Each grant will award up to $250,000 (in total direct and indirect costs) for a maximum funding period of 24 months.

More information here



Posted: February 14, 2017

Request for Proposals: State, Tribal, and Community Partnerships to Identify and Control Hypertension

ASTHO, with the support of CDC's Division of Heart Disease and Stroke, is offering this request for proposals. State health agencies and tribal serving organizations will use this funding to collaborate in utilizing a quality improvement process to implement best practices and evidence based policies to create and refine community and clinical linkages to identify, control, and improve blood pressure.

(UPDATED: Deadline for proposals: March 13; Deadline for LOIs: March 1)



Posted: February 14, 2017

ASPPH Accepting Applications for Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program - Due March 24

To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than June 2017) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2012). Graduate degrees must come from an ASPPH member graduate school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for duration of one year (July 2017 - July 2018, estimated). The selected fellow will be based at the Foundation's headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

Detailed program information and all application instructions can be accessed on the ASPPH Website.



Posted: February 14, 2017

ASPPH Now Accepting Applications for Public Health Summer Internship Opportunity - Due March 24

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Current graduate student enrolled full-time, with their first year of graduate school completed by June 2017, in an ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited school or program of public health, with expected graduation in spring 2017, winter 2017, or spring 2018.

Specific skills required are listed in the program announcement. Candidates must be able to begin the internship in late-May or early-June 2017 and stay for a minimum of 10 weeks. Applications must be submitted online via the ASPPH Fellowships and Internships Online Application System. Detailed application instructions, as well as a project description, can be found on the ASPPH Fellowships and Internships webpage.



Posted: February 14, 2017

Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is accepting applications for community based programs seeking to promote Native youth resiliency, capacity building, and leadership.

Grant applications must be received by April 24, 2017. Detailed program information and guidelines for submission can be found on the grants.gov website here.



Posted: February 2, 2017

National Institute of Justice is seeking a student interested in spending a summer in Washington, DC to support its work with tribal communities

NIJ is excited to serve as a placement site for the Office of Minority Health's (OMH) Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) Health Equity Fellows program this year. NIJ is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student interested in spending a summer in Washington, DC at the Office of Justice Programs, where NIJ is housed, to support its work with tribal communities. See an informational sheet on the specific projects this student would support over the summer.

More information on OMH's Youth Health Equity Model of Practice, including access to the application, can be found at: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/YHEMOP/index.html. More information on NIJ's tribal crime and justice work is located at: https://nij.gov/topics/tribal-justice/Pages/welcome.aspx Application due Feb. 15th



Posted: February 2, 2017

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research

The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications to support behavioral or psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada. Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 to studies designed to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities.

To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university or an individual affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.

See more information here



Posted: February 2, 2017

Summer Program for Underrepresented Students at Columbia Medical Accepting Applications

The Summer Program for Underrepresented Students, a biomedical research program at Columbia University Medical Center, is accepting applications for the 2017 summer session. The annual internship program is designed to expand the pool of medical and biomedical research applicants from diverse and economically disadvantaged groups whose members have been underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

To be eligible, applicants must have 3.0 grade point average or better and be interested in an academic career in biomedical research.

See more information here



Posted: January 27, 2017

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A)

P4A seeks to engage long-standing health care, mental and behavioral health, and public health researchers, as well as experts in areas that we recognize have strong influence on health, well-being and equity-such as labor, criminal justice, education, transportation, housing, and the built environment.

The research funded under this call for proposals (CFP) should help fill significant gaps in our knowledge about what policies can serve as positive drivers of change, including how the social determinants of health can be used to achieve improvements in population health, well-being, and equity.

Deadline to apply is March 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. EST
For more information visit the RWJF page CLICK HERE



Posted: January 17, 2017

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is offering up to five small grants, up to $10,000 each, to organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve some aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) in public health.

The goal of the grants is to increase the Center's understanding of how CJS can operate effectively. Models for CJS involving Tribes is a priority funding area. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis from January 2 until March 31, 2017, or until all five small grants are awarded, whichever comes first. CLICK HERE for more information.



Posted: November 28, 2016

National Quality Improvement Center for Preventive Services and Interventions in Indian Country

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to award a 5-year cooperative agreement to establish a Quality Improvement Center (QIC) on the prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The QIC will gather, generate, and disseminate knowledge regarding effective practice models for strengths-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and preventive services and interventions for all forms of child maltreatment. As part of this work, the QIC will provide technical assistance and implementation assistance for two to five project sites.

The purpose of the selected project sites is to implement and assess practice models that show promise in preventing child abuse and neglect and that may be implemented or adapted in other tribal child welfare systems.

More information at:
http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?dpp=1&oppId=289574



Posted: November 21, 2016

Funding Opportunity: Tribal Public Health and Climate Change
Applications Due November 30th, 2016

Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Resilience and Public Health Programs

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Climate and Health Program in the National Center for Environmental Health, is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Resilience award. Designed to enhance the capacity of Tribes, this funding will provide up to three (3) Tribes with grants ranging from $75,000 to $89,000 for the opportunity to increase the level of programming, research, and/or coordination and communication between the Tribal programs, community, and key partners involved in addressing the health consequences of climate change. NIHB will assist in sharing lessons learned and best practices with the Tribal awardees, CDC's Climate and Health Program, Tribal Climate Change Workgroup members, and other key stakeholders… Read More



Posted: November 15, 2016

In regards to the NIDA RFA entitled "HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control (UG3/UH3),"

There will be a Pre-Application Informational Conference Call for Prospective Applicants on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. See details in the link below: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-17-003.html



Posted: November 10, 2016

Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Resilience and Public Health Programs Request for Applications

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Climate and Health Program in the National Center for Environmental Health, is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Resilience award. Designed to enhance the capacity of Tribes, this funding will provide up to three (3) Tribes with grants ranging from $75,000 to $89,000 for the opportunity to increase the level of programming, research, and/or coordination and communication between the Tribal programs, community, and key partners involved in addressing the health consequences of climate change. NIHB will assist in sharing lessons learned and best practices with the Tribal awardees, CDC’s Climate and Health Program, Tribal Climate Change Workgroup members, and other key stakeholders.

The goals of the 2016-2017 Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change project are:

  • To reduce climate‐related morbidity and mortality in Tribal Nations and communities;
  • To build capacity to identify and assess climate‐related health threats to Tribes;
  • To build climate and health adaptation capacity within Tribal governments;
  • To increase collaboration and data sharing among the Tribes, the federal government, state/local governments, and other partners on issues of climate and health;
  • To increase communication and information sharing about the health effects of climate change.

NIHB intends to award funds to up to three (3) Tribes for the establishment and implementation of climate change resiliency projects. The request for applications (RFA) can be downloaded, completed as a Word document, then turned into a PDF for submission. Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by by 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday November 30th, 2016.

Download the Request for Applications (RFA) here

Pre-Application Webinar
NIHB will hold a pre-application webinar on November 9th, 2016 at 4:00 pm EDT to answer questions about this RFA and application process.

To join the online event go to:
https://nihb.webex.com/nihb/
j.php?MTID=e23bb4fc0d7b20eec3facbef69058c8a5

Event Password: climateready
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada) 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 736 604 604

Additional information may be found by contacting Brianna Carrier, [email protected]



Posted: October 6, 2016

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the new cohort of Circles of Care VII has been released!!!

Circles of Care began in 1998 as a 3-Year infrastructure and planning grant for tribes and Urban Indian organizations to design a community-based systems of care model for children and families. Since that time, the program has funded 49 grantees. Funding for Circles of Care VII would begin around October 1, 2017.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

The full FOA is available here:
http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-17-002

FOA Number: SM-17-002
Posted on Grants.gov: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Application Due Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243



Posted: August 22, 2016

Healthy Native Babies Outreach Stipend Application

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is pleased to announce that outreach stipends of up to $1500 are available for Tribes and organizations serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. These stipends are available for printing customized outreach materials to disseminate safe infant sleep in your community. Decisions regarding awards are made on a rolling basis and will be made within 4 weeks of receiving your application.

The outreach stipend application as well as more details about eligibility criteria are available through this Healthy Native Babies Application download.

If you do not wish to apply for an outreach stipend, you may still order national flyers, brochures, a Workbook Packet (which includes the Toolkit Disk), and a Facilitator's Packet visit the National Institute of Health Safe to Sleep website.

If you have any additional question or need additional information, please email the Native American Management Service or call 1-888-996-9916. Take advantage of these free resources to spread the word about safe infant sleep.



Posted: August 4, 2016

Apply Now for Grants to Conduct Food Sovereignty Assessments
Deadline is August 10

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is accepting proposals from Native communities interested in conducting food sovereignty or community food assessments. Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI), generously supported by the NoVo Foundation Fund at the Tides Foundation, First Nations plans to distribute up to 20 grant awards averaging $20,000 each to Native communities looking to conduct food assessments and gain a better knowledge and understanding about the historical, current and future state of their local food systems.

All applications are due by Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.

For full information, a list of additional resources, and to begin an application, please visit http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016NoVoFSA.



Posted: July 27, 2016

First Nations Development Institute Offers Grants to Support Nutrition Education for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Recipients

LONGMONT, Colorado (July 26, 2016) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today launched the “Nutrition Education for Native American Communities" project that will provide grants to Native American communities interested in starting or expanding nutrition education programming for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) recipients. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

For full information on this grant opportunity or to begin an application, please visit http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016FDPIR.



Posted: July 20, 2016

NIHB Announces Funding Opportunity:

Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI)

July 21, 2016 - The National Indian Health Board and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce a new funding cycle for the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (Tribal ASI). The Tribal ASI will fund 8-10 Tribes at amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 to work in one or more categories related to strengthening the Tribal health department and working towards public health accreditation as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

Funds can be used for (but not limited to):

  • work toward completing a Tribal/community health assessment, Tribal/community health improvement plan, organizational strategic plan;
  • work in the areas of workforce development, performance management, or quality improvement;
  • compiling documentation aligning with PHAB standards and measures;
  • engaging in other public health accreditation readiness activities; and
  • supporting public health accreditation application fees.

NIHB has created a short application that asks for details on how the funds will be used and a statement of commitment from the Tribe to work towards accreditation. Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by Friday, August 26, 2016, by 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Download the Request For Applications (RFA) here

NIHB and CDC staff will host a pre-application webinar with all interested parties on Tuesday, August 2 from 3pm-4pm ET, 2pm-3pm CT, 1pm-2pm MT, 12am-1am PT to answer questions about this RFA and application process.

Request a calendar invite to the pre-application webinar by emailing [email protected] OR simply join this online event:

  1. Go to nihb.webex.com/nihb/j.php?MTID=e92553ca34bff5cc41e4c2d9d73777ae6
  2. Enter the event password: vJvzt6ma
  3. Click "Join Now".
  4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to join the teleconference.
To only join the audio conference Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 735 747 436

Additional information may be found by contacting Karrie Joseph, [email protected].



Posted: July 20, 2016

First Nations Accepting Grant Proposals for Native Communities to Conduct Food Sovereignty Assessments

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals from Native communities interested in conducting food sovereignty or community food assessments. Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI), generously supported by the NoVo Foundation Fund at the Tides Foundation, First Nations plans to distribute up to 20 grant awards averaging $20,000 each to Native communities looking to conduct food assessments and gain a better knowledge and understanding about the historical, current and future state of their local food systems.

All applications are due by Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.

More Information



Posted: June 27, 2016

IHS Releases New Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcements

New Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) were posted to the Federal Register today. MSPI federal program award opportunities were also posted to the MSPI webpage for IHS Federal Facilities...

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Posted: June 24, 2016

The NB3 Foundation announces new grant opportunity focused on eliminating sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and increasing consumption of safe drinking water and/or the promotion of breastfeeding among Native children.

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico (June 15, 2015)- As the only national Native American led nonprofit dedicated to reducing Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes, the NB3 Foundation is pleased to announce it’s Learning Community Action Grants Request for Application (RFA). The NB3 Foundation will award nine multi-year (2.5 year) grants of up to $100,000 each.

This multi-year funding opportunity, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will expand the NB3 Foundation’s support of Native American communities working to improve the health and wellness of young children (birth to 8 years old). Applications will be accepted from tribes and Native-led organizations within Arizona, Navajo Nation and New Mexico that specifically focus on eliminating sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and increasing consumption of safe drinking water and/or the promotion of breastfeeding for young Native American children...

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Posted: May 20, 2016

Funding Opportunity: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): 2016-2017 Tribal ecoAmbassadors Grant Program. Supports environmental projects at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) and partners the TCU participants of these projects to study the environmental problems most important to the participating tribal communities.

Summary: The purpose of EPA's Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program is to support environmental projects at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and partner the TCU participants of these projects with EPA scientists to study the environmental problems most important to the participating TCUs’ tribal communities. The focus of these projects may include, but are not limited to climate change, environmental health, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental sustainability, ecological adaptation, bio-diversity, and/or pollution. TCU applicants apply to this program for funding to support these student operated environmental projects.

Funding/Awards: The total funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $400,000. EPA expects to award approximately eight grants of up to $50,000 each.

Project Period: Proposals should plan for projects to start no earlier than August 29, 2016. Project periods should be proposed for one academic year, closing by June 30, 2017.

Deadline is June 17, 2016. Learn more.



Posted: April 6, 2016

OVC is Awarding Funding to Develop a Comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide for a Self-Help Group Dedicated to American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is now accepting applications under the FY 2016 Self-Help Group for American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide Facilitator’s Guide Project Solicitation.

OVC will make one award of up to $475,000 for a qualified institution or organization to develop a comprehensive facilitator’s guide for individuals who are interested in starting a self-help support group for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of homicide; develop and deliver a two-day training curriculum to train peers and mental health professionals on how to use the guide to start and sustain local self-help groups for the target population; and provide ongoing technical assistance to facilitators...

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Posted: March 25, 2016

Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth (U19)

The National Institutes of Health announced a new funding opportunity to establish Collaborative Hubs to conduct research focused on reducing the burden of suicide and promoting resilience among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. This program aims to establish three collaborative research hubs to increase the reach and research base for effective, culturally relevant, preventive interventions that will increase resilience and reduce suicide in tribal or urban Indian communities. The goal of this program is to develop and test preventive strategies that could sustainably reduce the burden of youth suicide in AI/AN communities. Since each community has different strengths and challenges, cultural practices, and approaches, strong community and tribal partnerships will be essential to meeting this goal.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) intends to commit $2,700,000 in FY 2017 to fund 3 awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): June 7, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s): June 7, 2016

Application Due Date(s): July 7, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcements.

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Posted: March 2, 2016

Historic Investment: $17.4 Million in Grants Available to Help Native Youth

Support Aimed at Helping Native Students Become College-, Career-Ready

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is more than tripling – from $5.3 million to $17.4 million – the availability of funding for grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.

The extra support is being provided for Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) as an ongoing step toward implementing President Obama’s commitment to improving the lives of American Indian and Alaskan Native children. The grants will support the President’s Generation Indigenous “Gen I” Initiative to help Native American youth.

In a Federal Register notice, the Department said it expects to make approximately 19 demonstration awards ranging from $500,000 to $1 million to tribal communities before Sept. 30.

For more on the Administration’s investment in Native American issues, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/nativeamericans.