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.

Interior has issued a funding opportunity to support smart water infrastructure in the western United States. To learn more, click here.

Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to help minority communities connect to the Internet. To learn more, click here.

The CDC has issued a funding forecast to strengthen environmental surveillance. To learn more, click here.

The CDC has issued a funding forecast to support tribal epidemiology centers. To learn more, click here.

Commerce has issued a funding opportunity for tribes to protect marine species. To learn more, click here.

The Economic Development Administration has issued a funding opportunity to support the development of regional economic clusters as engines of growth. To learn more, click here.

IHS has issued a funding opportunity to support epidemiology programs in Indian Country. To learn more, click here.

Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to address preconception health. To learn more, click here.

The Administration for Community Living has issued a funding forecast to address chronic disease in underserved communities. To learn more, click here.

First Nations Development Institute has issued an RFP for its Native Youth and Culture Fund. To learn more, click here.

First Nations Development Institute has issued an RFP for its Strengthening Native Programs & Feeding Families Grant initiative. To learn more, click here.

The Economic Development Administration has issued a funding opportunity to support projects in Indian Country. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a funding forecast for a substance abuse and suicide prevention program. To learn more, click here.

HHS has issued a funding forecast to end health care inequities among racial/ethnic minorities. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a forecast for a suicide prevention program. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a forecast for a dementia care program. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a forecast for a behavioral health integration initiative. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a forecast for a domestic violence prevention program. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a forecast for a domestic violence forensics program. To learn more, click here.

The ACL has issued a forecast for a community-based dementia care program. To learn more, click here.

The ACL has issued a forecast for a funding opportunity to prevent falls. To learn more, click here.

The CDC has issued a forecast for its Drug Free Communities Support Program. To learn more, click here.

The State of Montana is is accepting grant applications from Pre-K-12 education-related entities. To learn more, click here.

HUD has issued a funding opportunity for its Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator program. To learn more, click here.

The CDC has issued a forecast to improve cultural connectedness among American Indians and Alaska Natives. To learn more, click here.

The CDC has issued a forecast for a funding opportunity to address surveillance issues within underserved populations. To learn more, click here.

HUD has announced the instructions for applying for ICDBG funds under the American Rescue Plan. To learn more, click here.

Washington State Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to support the construction of new behavioral health facilities. To learn more, click here.

The BIA has issued a funding opportunity to address climate change. To learn more, click here.

The National Indian Health Board is requesting proposals to address dementia in Indian Country. To learn more, click here.

The Bureau of Indian Education has issued its annual American Indian Resilience in Education funding opportunity. To learn more, click here.

First Nations Development Institute is accepting proposals for the Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF). To learn more, click here.

HHS has issued a forecast for family planning services. To learn more, click here.

The Office of Minority Health has issued a funding opportunity to establish a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity. To learn more, click here.

The Office of Minority Health has issued a funding opportunity to identify effective approaches for improving health outcomes. To learn more, click here.

Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy has issued a funding opportunity to support victim service providers. To learn more, click here.

The Department of Transportation has issued its annual Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund opportunity. To learn more, click here.

Interior has issued a funding opportunity to develop, manage, and protect tribal water and related resources. To learn more, click here.

Washington State Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to support planning or construction of early learning facilities. To learn more, click here.

Administration for Native Americans

Last updated on July 7th, 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Office of Management and Budget

Last updated on July 7th, 2021

ADDED ON July 7, 2021: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a Dear Tribal Leader Letter (DTLL) to conduct Tribal consultation on the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget. Feedback from Tribal leaders and members is requested to guide the creation of the next FY 2023 Budget. This Tribal consultation will be virtual and will be held on July 15, from 1:00PM – 3:00PM ET. OMB will accept written comments sent to tribalconsultation@omb.eop.gov by no later than July 23, 2021.

Veterans Affairs

Last updated on July 2nd, 2021

July 2, 2021: The Veterans Administration has issued a funding opportunity to establish, expand or improve Veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state, federally recognized tribal government, or U.S. territory. $45,000,0000 has been made available under this funding opportunity. Grant applications are due on July 1, 2022. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

TREASURY

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Last updated on August 4th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 4, 2021: The CDC has issued a forecast to continue building public health capacity and expertise in environmental health surveillance and to modernize data systems to empower public health practitioners, healthcare providers, community members, policy members, and others to make information-driven decisions that affect their health. The CDC expects to post this opportunity on April 22, 2022 and will make nearly $60,000,000 available under this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $900,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 3, 2021: The CDC has issued a forecast to strengthen public health capacity and infrastructure among Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribes, and Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIOs) to meet national public health accreditation standards and deliver the 10 essential public health services. The CDC expects to fund 12 of these centers. The CDC expects to invest $33,500,000 in these centers. The expected post date is December 14, 2021. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 28, 2021: The CDC has issued a forecast for its Drug Free Communities Support Program.  The purpose of the DFC Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals: 1) Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth (individuals 18 years of age and younger). 2) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.The expected post date is March 15, 2022. Approximately $35,000,000 will be made available under this opportunity. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 24, 2021: The CDC has issued a forecast to improve cultural connectedness among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This funding opportunity offers support for the implementation of tribal practices and cultural traditions to build resiliency and connections to community and culture to improve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing. The estimated post date is November 21, 2021. Up to $22,000,000 will be available through this opportunity with an award ceiling of $150,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 23, 2021: The CDC has issued a forecast for a funding opportunity to track and investigate the burden and impact of post-COVID-19 conditions (PCC) in diverse populations within the United States through surveillance and long-term follow-up. The estimated post date for this opportunity is expected to be September 3, 2021. $40 million will be made available under this opportunity. To download the forecast, click here.

 

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 31, 2021: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a forecast for Connecting Kids to Coverage. The purpose of Connecting Kids to Coverage is to encourage enrollment into Medicaid. Up to $48,000,000 will be made available under this opportunity. CMS expects to post this opportunity on January 19, 2022 with proposals due on March 1, 2022. To download the forecast, click here.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Last updated on July 7th, 2021

ADDED ON JUNE 16, 2021: ACF has issued a funding opportunity for Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations to support projects that educate youth, between the ages of 10 and 19 years, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. Proposals for up to $700,000 annually are due on July 15. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JUNE 16, 2021: ACF has issued a funding opportunity to support projects that educate youth, between the ages of 10 and 19 years, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. Proposals for up to $700,000 annually are due on July 15. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 26, 2021: ACF has issued a funding opportunity to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low-income. Non-profit community development corporations are eligible. Proposals are due on July 12. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Last updated on July 7th, 2021

ADDED ON JUNE 4, 2021: USDA has issued a funding opportunity to support the rehabilitation of housing in rural areas if it is made available to low-income families. Proposals are due on July 19, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Last updated on July 7th, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

COMMERCE

Last updated on August 4th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 4, 2021: The Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to support connecting minority communities to the Internet. Commerce will make up to $268,000,000 for this opportunity with grants ranging from $500,000 to $3,000,000. Proposals are due on December 1, 2021. To download the synopsis of this funding opportunity, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 3, 2021: The Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to provide Federal assistance to tribes to support conservation programs for listed marine and anadromous species under its jurisdiction. Up to $300,000 is being made available under this opportunity. Proposals are due on November 1, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JUNE 4, 2021: The Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to expand access to and adoption of: (i) broadband service on Tribal Land; or (ii) for programs that promote the use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic. Proposals are due on September 1, 2021. $980,000,000 has been made available for this opportunity with an award ceiling of $50,000,000. To download the synopsis for this opportunity, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 28, 2021: The Department of Commerce has issued its annual funding opportunity for special projects and programs aligned with the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) strategic plans and mission goals for businesses within the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) communities.  Thirteen $300,000 awards will be made under this funding opportunity. Proposals are due on June 30. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

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 July 7th, 2021

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION (FEMA)

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

 

Health & Human Services

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 31, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to address preconception health and maternal mortality. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to increase health literacy for women focusing on preconception health and the underlying conditions associated with of an irregular menstrual cycle such as endometriosis, fibroids and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) that ultimately contribute to risk factors and inequities in maternal morbidity and mortality.  The estimated post date for this funding opportunity is November 15, 2021 with an estimated proposal due date of January 10, 2022. HHS expects to make $2.2 million available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $440,000. To download the funding forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to address paralysis. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support individuals living with paralysis and work to strengthen their confidence and independence, create stronger support networks, increase support and resources available, and/or generally increase their opportunities to be valued participants in all aspects of community living. The expected post date for this forecast is March 2, 2022 with an expected proposal due date of June 15, 2022. HHS will make $1,185,000 available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $400,000. To download this funding forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to end health care inequities among racial/ethnic minorities. The purpose of this funding initiative is to support partnerships that involve State Office of Minority Health (SOMH) and State Medicaid Office (SMO) partnerships to end health care inequities among Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries. This program is expected demonstrate the effectiveness of such partnerships for increasing access to and use of prevention services by racial and ethnic minority populations with disparate health outcomes within the Medicaid/CHIP population groups.  $5,500,000 is expected to be made available under this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $450,000. The estimated post date is December 15, 2021 with an expected proposal due date of March 31, 2021. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 15, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to establish and operate voluntary family planning services in communities across the United States. $258,000,000 will be made available under this opportunity with awards ranging in size from $150,000 to $21,000,000. The estimated post date is October 15, 2021 and the expected due date is January 15, 2021. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 8, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding opportunity to identify and reduce deaths among pregnant and postpartum women due to violence. This includes homicide and suicide. $4,300,000 has been made available through this opportunity and awards are expected to average $300,000. Proposals are due on August 12, 2021. Significantly, HHS has issued two identical opportunities. If you should choose to pursue this opportunity, it will be important to apply for both to increase the likelihood of success. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

INTERIOR/BIA

Last updated on August 4th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 4, 2021: Interior has issued a funding opportunity to provide smart water infrastructure, increase the production of renewable energy; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to sustainability in the western United States. $15,000,000 is being made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $2,000,000. Proposals are due on November 3, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 19, 2021: The BIA has issued a cooperative funding agreement to enter into a cooperative agreement for the support of tribal climate science needs through the hiring of a tribal climate resilience liaison in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible for this non-recurring funding opportunity. Proposals are due on August 23, 2021. Awards will range between $200,000 and $600,000. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the full funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 9, 2021: The Department of the Interior has issued a funding opportunity for projects and activities that develop, manage, and protect tribal water and related resources. $1,000,000 has been made available for this opportunity and awards are expected to average $200,000. Proposals are due on October 20, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JUNE 23, 2021: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a funding opportunity to support Tribal tourism feasibility studies and/or Tribal tourism business plan development. Awards are available up to $75,000. Proposals are due on August 6, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JUNE 11, 2021: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a funding opportunity to support off-reservation Indian Child Welfare programs. Proposals are due on July 8. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

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 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 July 9th, 2021

ADDED ON 7/9/2021: The Department of Transportation has issued its annual Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund funding opportunity to support projects in the areas of safety plans; data assessment, improvement, and analysis activities; systemic roadway departure countermeasures; and infrastructure improvement. $10,000,000 has been made available for this opportunity. No floor or ceiling has been established. Proposals are due on September 9, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON 5/28/2021: The Federal Transit Administration has added a funding opportunity o apply for $10 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program (Federal Assistance Listing: 20.509). Up to $10,000,000 is available and there is no ceiling nor floor. Proposals are due on August 25. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

 

HEALTH RESOURCES & SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on June 27th, 2021

ADDED ON JUNE 27, 2021: The Health Resource Services Administration has issued a funding opportunity forecast 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. The expected release date is October 29, 2021. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JUNE 27, 2021: The Health Resource Services Administration has issued a funding opportunity forecast to strengthen and expand SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery. The expected release date is November 18, 2021. To download the forecast, click here

ADDED ON JUNE 27, 2021: The Health Resource Services Administration has issued a funding opportunity forecast to provide support to rural primary care providers for implementation of quality improvement activities. The expected release date is mid-December, 2021. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 23, 2021: The Health Resource Services Administration has issued a funding opportunity to connect specialists at academic medical centers with primary care providers (PCPs) in rural, frontier, and underserved populations providing evidence-based training and support to help them treat patients with complex conditions in their communities. The award ceiling is $475,000 per year. Proposals are due on June 25. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

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.

 

 

Americorps

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

ADDED ON MAY 26, 2021: Americorps has issued a funding opportunity for American Indian tribes to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. Proposals are due on July 23.  To access the funding opportunity, click here.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on August 3rd, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Economic Development Administration has posted a funding opportunity to (1) help regions develop transformational economic development strategies and (2) fund the implementation of those strategies that will create and grow regional growth clusters. $30,000,000 is being made under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $500,000. Proposals are due to the EDA on October 19, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Economic Development Administration has posted a funding opportunity for indigenous communities. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended to be flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of indigenous communities. $100,000,000 is being made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $5,000,000. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds have been exhausted. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

HOUSING/HOMELESS

Last updated on July 26th, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 26, 2021: HUD has issued a funding opportunity for its Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator program. The ROSS programs is grant program is designed to assist residents of Public and Indian Housing in their efforts to make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency by removing the educational, professional and health barriers they face. HUD expects to make 125 awards under this program with awards ranging from $245,000 to $737,000. Proposals are due on September 17, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire Funding Opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 22, 2021: HUD has issued instructions on how to apply for the $280,000,000 in ICDBG funding from the American Rescue Plan. While the process is substantially the same as the process for securing funding under the CARES Act, the application process is different.  Priority applicants may begin to apply on August 4; other applicants may begin to apply on September 3. To download the instructions, click here. To download the training presentation, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 25, 2021: HUD has issued a funding opportunity to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. HUD will fund up to 50 demonstration projects. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible together with state, county and local governments. Applications are due on July 27 with awards between $1-15 million. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the full funding opportunity, click here.

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 July 31st, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 31, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a funding opportunity to improve epidemiology programs in Indian Country. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to strengthen public health capacity and to fund Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations, and inter-Tribal consortia in identifying relevant health status indicators and priorities to support Public Health interventions that reduce morbidity and mortality in the population using sound epidemiologic principles. The IHS has made $30,750,000 available for this opportunity. The award ceiling has been set at $3,000,000. Proposals are due on September 1, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a funding forecast for a substance abuse and suicide prevention program.The primary purpose of this program is to reduce the prevalence of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Tribes can accomplish these goals by: Improving care coordination; Expanding behavioral health care services through the use of culturally appropriate evidence-based and practice-based models to address these issues; and, in addition to any proposed activities for the adult population, develop, or expand on activities for the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative by implementing early intervention strategies for American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth at risk for suicidal behavior. The expected post date for this funding opportunity is September 30, 2021 with an expected proposal due date of December 31, 2021. The Indian Health Service expects to make $14,000,000 available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $400,000. To download the forecast, click here

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a forecast for a domestic violence prevention forensics funding opportunity. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide access to treatment for American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of domestic and sexual violence by supporting the development of and/or expansion of Forensic Healthcare (FHC) services that are culturally appropriate and trauma informed. The Indian Health Service expects to make $2,500,000 available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $250,000. The expected post date is September 30, 2021 with the expected proposal due date of December 31, 2021. To download the forecast, click here

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Indian Health Service has re-issued its forecast for funding to support the development of models of comprehensive and sustainable dementia care and services in Tribal and urban Indian communities that are responsive to the needs of persons living with dementia and their caregivers. $1,000,000 is expected to be made available under this funding opportunity with an awards ceiling of $250,000. The funding opportunity should post by early February 26, 2022. To download the forecast, click here

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a forecast for a suicide prevention funding opportunity. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to reduce the prevalence of substance use and decrease the overall use of addicting and illicit substances among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. The expected post date for this opportunity is September 30, 2021 and the expected due date is December 31, 2021. $14,000,000 is expected to be made available for this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $400,000.  To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a forecast for a behavioral health integration initiative. The purpose of this funding opportunity is o improve the physical and mental health status of people with behavioral health issues by developing an integrated and coordinated system of care. The expected post date for this opportunity is September 30, 2021 and the expected due date is December 31, 2021. $6,000,000 is expected to be made available for this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $400,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a forecast for a domestic violence prevention program. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the development and/or expansion of a Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) program by incorporating prevention efforts addressing social, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of victims through the integration of culturally appropriate practices and trauma informed services for Tribes, Tribal organizations and Urban Indian organizations (UIO) serving the American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. The expected post date for this opportunity is September 30, 2021 and the expected due date is December 31, 2021. Nearly $9,000,000 is expected to be made available for this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $200,000. To download this funding forecast, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 27, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a forecast for its annual Zero Suicide initiative. The IHS expects to release the funding opportunity at the end of July. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 27, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a forecast for funding to support the planning and implementation for Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TO) positioned to begin operating a Community Health Aide Program (CHAP). The IHS expects to release the full funding opportunity in early July. To download the forecast, click here

ADDED ON MAY 27, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a forecast for funding to end the HIV and HCV epidemics in Indian Country. The funding should post by early October, 2021. To download the forecast, 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 July 12th, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 12, 2021: The Office of Minority Health has issued a funding opportunity to establish a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE), for which OMH will provide the organizational structure and operational framework. OMH will establish two centers, one focused on American Indian/Alaska Native populations and the other focused on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations. Awards will be made up to $1,000,000. Proposals are due on August 16, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON July 12, 2021: The Office of Minority Health has issued a funding opportunity to identify effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches. OMH will support 3-5 demonstration projects. Average annual award will be $375,000. Proposals are due on August 23. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

OLDER AMERICANS

Last updated on December 2nd, 2020

National Endowment for the Arts

Last updated on June 24th, 2021

ADDED ON JUNE 24, 2021: The National Endowment for the Arts has issued a one-time funding opportunity to support day-to-day business expenses/operating costs, and not specific programmatic activities. Cost share/matching funds are not required. Awards will range between $50,000 and $100,000. Proposals are due on August 12, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 23, 2021: The National Endowment for the Arts has issued a funding opportunity to support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Grants range between $25,000 and $150,000 and a match is required. Proposals are due on August 5, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To access the funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 12, 2021: The National Endowment for the Arts has issued a funding opportunity to support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity. Proposals are due on July 8, 2021. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. To learn more about this funding opportunity, click here.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

ADDED ON 5/26/2021: The SBA has issued a funding opportunity to support the development of community navigator programs to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, private nonprofit organizations, SBA Resource Partners, States, Tribes, and units of entities. Awards of up to $5,000,000 will be made. Proposals are due on July 12. 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 July 28th, 2021

MONTANA

ADDED ON JULY 28, 2021: The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Act is accepting grant applications from Pre-K-12 education-related entities which have been most significantly impacted by COVID-19. The funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19 as it relates to the delivery of education services. Proposals are due on August 20, 2021. To learn more and to apply, click here.

WASHINGTON STATE

ADDED ON JULY 19, 2021: The Washington State Department of Commerce has issued a forecast for a funding opportunity to construct behavioral health facilities in Washington State. Grant funds can be used for construction, renovation, or acquisition. Commerce expects to release the funding opportunity in the fall. To learn more, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 9, 2021: The Washington State Office of Crime Victims has issued a competitive funding opportunity victim service providers in enhancing and expanding current programs, as well as addressing unmet victim service needs. Proposals are due on Friday, August 19. $4.8 million has been made available through this funding opportunity. Applicants may request up to $250,000 for a 24-month period.A bidder’s conference will take place on Thursday, August 5. To learn more about the bidder’s conference, click here.  To learn more about this funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 8, 2021: The Washington State Department of Commerce is providing funding to support new or expanded early learning facilities. Commerce will support major construction (up to $1,000,000), minor projects (up to $200,000) and planning projects (up to $20,000). The Early Learning Facilities (ELF) program aims to help Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) contractors and Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) providers to expand, remodel, purchase, or construct early learning facilities and classrooms necessary to support early learning opportunities for children from low-income households. To learn more, click here.

HOMELAND SECURITY

Last updated on April 1st, 2021

PRIVATE RESOURCES

Last updated on July 30th, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: First Nations Development Institute has issued a call for proposals to address food insecurity in Indian Country. First Nations expects to award 12 Strengthening Native Programs & Feeding Families Grants averaging $10,000 each annually over four years. Proposals are due on August 17, 2021. To download the RFP, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: First Nations Development Institute has issued a call for proposals that focus on youth and that support the perpetuation of traditional ecological knowledge, spirituality, and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge systems. The deadline to apply is August 19, 2021. First Nations expects to award approximately 30 grants of between $5,000 and $25,000 for one year of general operating funding. To download the RFP, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 19, 2021: The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is requesting proposals for a funding opportunity that will support Tribes who wish to address Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias in their communities. Applicants are expected to propose partnering with another Tribal or Indian Health Service program to meet their objectives. NIHB anticipates funding up to 12 high quality proposals from Tribes or Tribal Health Organizations for up to $15,000 each. To download the RFP, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 15, 2021: First Nations Development Institute is accepting proposals for the Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) for programs that focus on youth and that support the perpetuation of traditional ecological knowledge, spirituality, and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge systems, resulting in compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth. First Nations expects to make 30 awards of between $5,000 and $25,000. Proposals are due on August 19. To learn more, click here.

ADDED ON JUNE 11, 2021: The 2022 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship funding opportunity has been released. The fellowship is a two-year, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge and networks of Indigenous knowledge holders and knowledge makers. In this third year of the program, First Nations will award 10 fellowships of $75,000 each to outstanding Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either reservation and/or urban settings. To learn more, click here.

ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 31, 2021: The Administration for Community Living has issued a forecast to address chronic disease. This funding opportunity is designed for applicants to propose how they will develop or expand capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and support programs among older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved areas/populations. The expected funding opportunity post date is February 28, 2022. $6,000,000 will be made available under this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $500,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Administration for Community Living has issued a forecast for a funding opportunity to help address falls amongst the elderly and disabled. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to to help communities reduce falls through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs with two goals: Goal 1: Develop or expand capacity to significantly increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved areas/populations, who participate in evidence-based falls prevention programs to empower them to reduce the risk of falls.  Goal 2: Enhance the sustainability of evidence-based falls prevention programs through the implementation of one or more robust sustainability strategies, including collaboration with sustainability partner(s). $4,000,000 is expected to be made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $600,000. The expected post date is November 30, 2021. To download the forecast, click here.

 

ADDED ON JULY 30, 2021: The Administration for Community Living has issued a forecast for a community-based dementia care program funding opportunity. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support and promote the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service (HCBS) systems in States and Communities. $23,000,000 is expected to be made available under this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $1,000,000. The anticipated release date for this funding opportunity is March 29, 2022 with an expected proposal due date of June 1, 2022. To download the forecast, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Last updated on July 15th, 2021

ADDED ON JULY 15, 2021: The Bureau of Indian Education has issued its annual American Indian Resilience in Education funding opportunity to support Tribal educational agencies (TEAs) in the provision of direct services to Indian children and youth. Proposals are due on September 13, 2021 and a total of $19,800,000 is available under this funding opportunity. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

OTHER

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Resources for Non-Profits

Last updated on April 27th, 2020

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