COVID-19 Funding in Indian Country

This page has been prepared with the support of Empire Health Foundation and the Montana Healthcare Foundation and is intended as a resource for the Indian Nations, Indian Organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and not-for-profit organizations of Northeastern Washington and Montana.

The links below will take you to a description of the programs and the funding that may be available to Indian Nations, Indian Organizations, Urban Indian Organizations and not-for-profit organizations. Where available, there are links that further describe the opportunities and how funding may be accessed. As further information is identified, this page will be updated. This includes links to specific requests for proposals (Notice of Funds Available). As time permits, synopses of these opportunities will be prepared to allow you to quickly evaluate the opportunity. 

PLEASE NOTE All information has been date stamped. You may look for new information by simple doing a search (CTRL + F) for the term “ADDED.” Periodically, older information will be eliminated.

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding this information, or if you should need additional information and/or assistance, please feel free to contact Stephen Reichard or call 509-999-3091. If you require assistance in pursuing any of these funding opportunities, for Montana-based Indian nations, Indian Organizations, Urban Indian Organizations and non-profit organizations, please contact Tressie White. For Washington-based Indian nations, Indian Organizations, Urban Indian Organizations and non-profit organizations, please contact Shivon Brite.

Urgent/New

Links to new items and items with deadlines will be posted here. As the deadlines pass, these links will be removed. In general, inks to new items will be removed every three days although highly important items will remain longer.

DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to hire additional officers. To learn more, click here.

The Bureau of Land Management has issued a funding opportunity to support native plant species in Montana and the Dakotas. To learn more, click here.

The EPA has issued a funding opportunity to support wetland programs. To learn more, click here.

The CDC has issued a funding opportunity to support planning efforts to address the social determinants of health. To learn more, click here.

DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to support family courts. To learn more, click here.

USDA has issued a funding opportunity to support local food production. To learn more, click here.

DOJ has issued its annual “pay for services” funding opportunity to support reentry services. To learn more, click here.

The BIA has issued its annual funding opportunity for conducting feasibility studies for business development in Indian Country. To learn more, click here.

DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to support the transitional housing needs for domestic violence victims and their pets. To learn more, click here.

DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to support sexual assault examination efforts. To learn more, click here.

DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to support youth reentry. To learn more, click here.

DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by drugs abuse. To learn more, click here.

The Administration for Children and Families has issued a funding opportunity to engage communities in developing child and family well-being systems. To learn more, click here.

Premera Blue Cross and the Department of Commerce have issued a funding opportunity for capital construction for behavioral health facilities in rural communities in Washington State. To learn more, click here.

Fish and Wildlife has issued a funding opportunity to protect wetlands. To learn more, click here.

DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to improve supervision outcomes for individuals on probation. To learn more, click here.

The Indian Health Service will hold a Tribal Consultation on June 8. To learn more, click here.

The EPA has issued a funding opportunity to support reductions in the consumption of diesel fuels in Indian Country. To learn more, click here.

The Washington State Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to support non-profit organizations impacted by COVID. To learn more, click here.

The State of Montana has issued a funding opportunity to enhance irrigation projects. To learn more, click here.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Administration for Native Americans

Last updated on April 9th, 2021

ADDED ON APRIL 7, 2021: The Administration for Native Americans issued five funding opportunities with due dates of June 30, 2021.

The Social and Economic Development Opportunity grant offers up to $400,000/yr for three years to support community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.  To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

The Social and Economic Development Opportunity-Growing Organization (SEDS-GO) grant offers up to $200,000/yr for three years to build capacity within Tribes, Native Non-Profits, and other entities which are eligible for ANA funding to strengthen their organizational capacity to compete for and sustain federal grants. The purpose of the Social Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO) is to provide financial assistance to Tribes and Native organizations that need to build internal capacity in order to better serve the communities where services are provided. To download a highly detailed synopsis of this opportunity, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

The Esther Martinez Language Preservation Initiative offers up to $300,000 per year for three years to support community-based projects that ensure continuing vitality of Native languages through immersion-based instruction. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

The Native American Language Preservation grant opportunity provides up to $300,000 per year in funding for initiatives to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community’s language preservation goals. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

Finally, the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement grant opportunity provides funding for the costs of planning, development, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws.  Proposals are due on June 25 and awards will range from $100,000 to $300,000. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

TREASURY

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON 5/7/2021: The CDC has issued a funding opportunity to support planning efforts to address the social determinants of health. The award ceiling is $125,000 and there is $2.5 million available for this opportunity. To download the a detailed synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON 4/20/2021: The CDC has issued a funding opportunity for  health agencies to identify their climate-related challenges and subsequent opportunities to facilitate social system reorganization, changes, and learning, e.g. implementing and evaluation adaptation actions. $20 million is available for this funding opportunity and awards will range between $300,000 and $400,000. Proposals are due on June 18. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON 3/26/2021: The CDC has issued a funding opportunity protect the American people from the public health impacts of COVID-19. The purpose of this award is to reduce disparities in health through the hiring and deployment of community health workers to improve communication between community members and health providers, reduce the need for emergency and specialty services, and improve adherence to health recommendations.These three year awards are expected to average $1,000,000 per year. Proposals are due on May 24. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the funding opportunity, click here

 

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON May 4, 2021: The Administration for Children and Families has issued a funding opportunity to demonstrate integrated, cross-sector approaches that engage communities in developing child and family well-being systems. ACF expects to make five, five year awards for demonstration projects “of national significance.” Annual funding of $500,000 to $750,000 is anticipated. Proposals are due on July 2. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON APRIL 20, 2021: The Administration for Children and Families has issued a funding opportunity to provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter only for pregnant and/or parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren) for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, up to 21 months. Awards will range between $100,000 and $250,000. Proposals are due on June 18, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON 5/6/2021: USDA has issued a funding opportunity to fund projects that develop, coordinate, and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Proposals are due on June 21. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON 4/6/2021: USDA has issued a funding opportunity to provide financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. The award ceiling is $1,000,000. Proposals are due on June 4, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON MAY 8, 2021: DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to provide funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. $140,000,000 is available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $50,000,000 and an award floor of $125,000. Proposals are due on June 15, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON MAY 6, 2021: DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to build the capacity of state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to establish new family drug courts, enhance existing family drug courts. Proposals are due on June 22, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON MAY 6, 2021: DOJ has issued its annual “pay for services” funding opportunity to support reentry services for individuals leaving the penal system, with an emphasis on those with substance use disorders. Proposals are due on June 22. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the full funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON MAY 5, 2021: DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to address the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose for moderate to high-risk juvenile offenders returning to their communities from juvenile residential or correctional facilities. Proposals are due on June 15. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON MAY 5, 2021: DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to establish or expand sexual assault examination programs, including sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs and sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs that focus on improving the provision of sexual assault care using a community-based approach, such as through a campus community, nonprofit, community-based, and/or tribe-affiliated victim services provider. Proposals are due on June 15, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON MAY 5, 2021: DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to provide funding for shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals, which under this program means pets, service animals, emotional support animals, and horses. Proposals are due on June 15 and awards of up to $500,000 are available. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON MAY 5, 2021: DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse. DOJ expects to make 100 awards of $1,000,000 per year for three years. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON MAY 4, 2021: DOJ has issued a funding opportunity to improve supervision outcomes for individuals on probation. Proposals are due on June 3, 2021, and awards may be up to $715,000. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.  

 

COMMERCE

Last updated on April 5th, 2021

ADDED ON APRIL 5, 2021: The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce has released a funding opportunity to support strategic investments to support economic development. The EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support research and technical assistance projects under EDA’s R&E and NTA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. There is no deadline for submission. Award ceilings are capped at $1.5 million. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Environmental Protection Agency

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON MAY 8, 2021: The EPA has issued a funding opportunity to develop or refine state/territorial/tribal/local government wetland programs. Proposals are due on June 24, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON APRIL 29, 2021: The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a funding opportunity to support reductions in the consumption of diesel fuels in Indian Country. Up to $5,000,000 is available under this opportunity; an award ceiling of $800,000 has been established. Proposals are due on July 9, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION (FEMA)

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

 

Health & Human Services

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

INTERIOR/BIA

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON MAY 8, 2021: The Bureau of Land Management has issued a funding opportunity to support native plants in an effort to control wildfires in the Dakotas and Montana. Proposals are due on June 21, 2021. To download this funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 5, 2021: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued its annual Native American Business Development Institute funding opportunity to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities. Proposals are due on July 2 and funding of up to $75,000 per study is available. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 4, 2021: Fish and Wildlife has issued its annual Standard Grant to support public-private partnerships for the protection, restoration or established of wetlands. Proposals are due on July 9. Awards will range between $100,000 and $2,000,000. Up to $50,000,000 is available for this funding opportunity. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON APRIL 7, 2021: The Bureau of Land Management has issued a funding opportunity to address invasive and noxious plants in Montana and the Dakotas. Awards range from $10,000-$50,000. Proposals are due on May 21. To download this funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MARCH 31, 2021: The Department of the Interior has issued a funding opportunity to support activities that promote forest and woodland health, sustainable forest management, fire resiliency, biomass utilization for bioenergy, habitat conservation needs, and insect, disease and fire recovery in Montana. Award ceiling is $100,000 and the award floor is $10,000. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the full funding opportunity, click here. Proposals are due on May 30, 2021.

ADDED ON MARCH 19, 2021: The Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a funding opportunity to support the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats and species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance, including species that are not hunted or fished. Proposals are due on June 18 with funding up to $200,000 and a floor of $10,000. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Last updated on April 5th, 2021

ADDED ON 8/10/2020: The Federal Transportation Administration has posted a FAQ of particular relevance to tribal transit recipients. To learn more, click here.

ADDED ON 6/17/2020: The Federal Transportation Administration has issued a Resource Tool for Public Transportation which provides a one-stop-shop for Federal COVID-19 guidance and recommendations, including information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The tool covers topics related to the public transportation industry such as sanitizing transit facilities and vehicles, personal protective equipment, physical distancing, and more. FTA updates the tool weekly to include newly issued guidance and provides a summary tab highlighting the updates for faster analysis. To download the Resource Tool, click here.

ADDED ON 5/15/2020: The FTA has issued an FAQ for FTA-funded tribal transit recipients. You can view the FAQ here.

The FTA has provided additional guidance around drug and alcohol testing of employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. That guidance may be found here.

HEALTH RESOURCES & SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON APRIL 17, 2021: The Department of Health and Human Services has released a funding opportunity to assist states, territories and tribes to identify and reduce deaths among pregnant and postpartum women due to violence. The funding opportunity is expected to post on May 15, 2021. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON APRIL 17, 2021: With funding from the American Rescue Plan, Health and Human Services has released a funding opportunity for one-time funding for FQHC-Look Alikes to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to enhance health care services and infrastructure. Proposals are due on May 14, 2021. Eligible entities may apply for up to $500,000 plus $125 per insured patient and $250 per uninsured patient as identified in the 2019 Uniform Data System. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

 

HOUSING/HOMELESS

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON MARCH 10, 2021: HUD has posted a FAQ to  to assist Tribes and TDHEs while they navigate the impact of COVID-19 on their day-to-day functions. To download the DTLL, click here.

ADDED ON MARCH 4, 2021: HUD has issued two tribal leaders letters related to the use of funding for corona virus vaccines and regarding Tribal consultations surrounding the soon-to-be-approved  2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act. Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) may use their Indian Housing Block Grant CARES Act (IHBG-CARES) funds and FY 2020 IHBG funds to carry out a wide range of public health services designed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. To download the Dear Tribal Leaders letter associated with vaccines, click here.  With regards to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, HUD will host a Tribal Consultation in late March to secure input from Tribes regarding the disposition of funding to Tribes and TDHEs. To download the Dear Tribal Leaders letter associated with Tribal consultations and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, click here

 

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE (IHS)

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON APRIL 29, 2021: The Indian Health Service will hold a Tribal Consultation on June 8 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST. To download the Dear Tribal Leader Letter, click here

ADDED ON APRIL 1, 2021: The Indian Health Service has released a Dear Tribal Leaders Letter describing how the remaining balance of $95 million from the CARES Act for telehealth will be distributed to Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations. To download the letter, click here

OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH

Last updated on April 17th, 2021

ADDED ON APRIL 17, 2020: The Office of Minority Health has published a forecast for a funding opportunity to demonstrate if utilization of a methodological framework, structured process, and tool are effective in assessing and identifying policies that might adversely impact health outcomes in racial and ethnic minority populations and may contribute to health disparities often associated with structural racism. This opportunity is expected to post on May 15, 2021. Total funding of $1,000,000 is expected and Minority Health expects to make between two and three awards. To download the forecast, click here.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

OLDER AMERICANS

Last updated on December 2nd, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON 4/20/21: The SBA has issued a funding opportunity to invite proposals for funding from private, non- profit microenterprise development organizations; microenterprise development programs run by State/Local/Tribal Governments; or Indian tribes interested in providing assistance and guidance to disadvantaged microentrepreneurs and/or microenterprise development organizations for the purposes stated in this Announcement. Awards will range between $75,000 and $200,000. Proposals are due on May 20, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here.  To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF)

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

INDIVIDUAL IMPACTS

Last updated on December 2nd, 2020

STATE SPECIFIC

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

MONTANA

ADDED ON 4/29/2021: The State of Montana has issued a funding opportunity to support irrigation projects. Up to $20,000 is available per project. Proposals are due on May 31, 2021. To learn more or apply, click here.

ADDED ON 3/1/2021: The Montana Healthcare Foundation has issued a call for proposals. The requests for proposals was released on April 1, 2021. This year’s call for proposals offers grants between $10,000 and $50,000 for one-year projects and up to $100,000 for two-year projects. There are three separate RFPs including:

  • Partnerships for Better Health: Supporting innovative, new partnerships between organizations in a community to address the root causes of illness and using existing resources more effectively to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
  • American Indian Health: Supporting American Indian-led projects that address critical health and health care challenges and improve the social, economic, and educational challenges that drive health disparities.
  • Behavioral Health: Supporting collaborative, systems-based solutions to behavioral health challenges.

To learn more about these opportunities, please go here

WASHINGTON STATE

ADDED ON MAY 4, 2021: Premera Blue Cross and the Department of Commerce $3.5 million in capital construction funding will be available for behavioral health facilities targeting crisis stabilization needs in rural communities in Washington state. Grants will range from $150,000 – $1 million. Applicants may apply for any of the following three categories of funding:1. New Construction or Major Renovation (max grant award amount $1M) 2. Minor Renovation or Repair (max grant award amount $150K) 3. Equipment Costs (max grant award amount $150K). The application portal opens on May 17. To download this funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON APRIL 29, 2021: The Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity entitled Non-Profit Recovery Grants. Commerce will offer up to $10 million in grants ranging in size from $2,000 to $25,000 to four categories of non-profit organizations: Arts, culture, science and heritage organizations; neighborhood organizations; sports and recreation organizations; and veterans organizations. Award decisions will be based on the impact of COVID-19 on the applicant organization. The application window opens on May 10. Proposals are due at midnight on May 24. To be notified of the opening of the application window, click here.

HOMELAND SECURITY

Last updated on April 1st, 2021

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

PRIVATE RESOURCES

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON 4/1/2021: The Montana Healthcare Foundation has issued a call for proposals to support a) Partnerships for Better Health; c) American Indian Health; and c) Behavioral Health. Proposals are due on  June 1 with decisions expected by July 14. To learn more about these opportunities, and to watch a video about these opportunities, click here. To download the call for proposals, click here.

ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

ADDED ON 3/25/2021: The Administration for Community has issued a funding opportunity to enhance care coordination. No Wrong Door supports the development and enhancement of Network Lead Entities (NLEs) which are providing key access functions within a community such as coordination of information and referral, screening, care coordination, care transitions, eligibility and enrollment, and person centered planning. Proposals are due on June 1 with annual award ceilings of $350,000. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON 3/24/2021: The Administration for Community Living has issued a forecast to address Alzheimer’s in Indian Country. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop and expand the dementia-capability of tribal home and community-based service systems to include the availability of dementia-capable supportive services for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), their families and their caregivers. The expected release date is April 9, 2021. Award ceilings are anticipated at $250,000 and $1,000,000 is expected to be made available under this opportunity. To download the forecast, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Last updated on April 5th, 2021

OTHER

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Resources for Non-Profits

Last updated on April 27th, 2020

This web page is supported by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and the Empire Health Foundation.

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