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.

Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to provide disaster reimbursement that supports aging adults. To learn more, click here.

Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to support nutrition services programs that serve aging adults. To learn more, click here.

AmeriCorps has issued a tribal funding opportunity to engage AmeriCorps members in strengthening communities. To learn more, click here.

AmeriCorps has issued a funding opportunity to engage AmeriCorps members in strengthening communities. To learn more, click here.

Washington State DSHS has issued a tribal funding opportunity to enhance adult protective services. To learn more, click here.

The Treasury has issued a funding opportunity to stabilize low-income areas. To learn more, click here.

DOT has issued a funding opportunity to support communities that require additional assistance due to COVID-19. To learn more, click here.

ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide child care services to American Indian youth. To learn more, click here.

The VA has issued a funding opportunity to support veterans experiencing homelessness. To learn more, click here.

All State has announced a funding opportunity for youth empowerment and relationship violence prevention. To learn more, click here.

ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth. To learn more, click here.

ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide shelter for runaway youth. To learn more, click here.

ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth. To learn more, click here.

ACF has issued a forecast to provide shelter only for pregnant and/or parenting youth. To learn more, click here.

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts has released an RFP. To learn more, click here.

ACF has released a funding to provide funding for housing for homeless youth. To learn more, click here.

The Endangered Language Fund is offering grants for language preservation and revitalization. To learn more, click here.

First Peoples Fund is offering scholarships for Native artists. To learn more, click here.

First Nations Development Institute is accepting applications under its Steward Native Lands program. To learn more, click here.

ACF has issued a funding forecast to enhance safety for victims of domestic violence. To learn more, click here.

HUD has issued its annual Continuum of Care funding opportunity. To learn more, click here.

USDA has issued a cooperative agreement to support historically underserved farms. To learn more, click here.

HUD has issued its annual Indian Housing Development Block Grant. To learn more, click here.

HUD has issued its annual Indian Community Development Block Grant. To learn more, click here.

The USDA has issued an emergency rural health care funding opportunity. To learn more, click here.

Health and Human Services is hosting a Tribal Consultation on Mandatory Funding Approaches for the Indian Health Service. To learn more, click here.

The Economic Development Administration has issued The Good Jobs Challenge. To learn more, click here.

The Economic Development Administration has issued a funding opportunity for adjustment assistance for communities impacted by COVID. To learn more, click here.

The USDA has issued a funding opportunity for its Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. To learn more, click here.

NDN Collective has issued a funding opportunity to support community-based and community-driven sustainable solutions. To learn more, click here.

FEMA has issued its annual hazard mitigation opportunity. To learn more, click here.

FEMA has issued its annual flood mitigation funding opportunity. To learn more, click here.

Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to reduce teen pregnancy. To learn more, click here.

HUD has issued a funding opportunity to housing-related childhood diseases. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a funding opportunity to implement a Community Health Aide Program. To learn more, click here.

The IHS has issued a funding opportunity for planning for the Community Health Aide Program. To learn more, click here.

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.

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 September 5th, 2021

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2021: The Veterans Administration has issued a funding opportunity to increase safety and reduce the risk to Veterans in GPD transitional housing who otherwise would be experiencing homelessness. $75 million has been made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $4.5 million. Proposals are due on December 6, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON 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 September 9th, 2021

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2021: The Treasury has issued a funding opportunity to finance: the development, preservation, rehabilitation, or purchase of affordable housing for primarily extremely low-, very low-, and low-income families; economic development activities or community service facilities, such as day care centers, workforce development centers, and health care clinics, which in conjunction with affordable housing activities implement a concerted strategy to stabilize or revitalize a low-income area or underserved rural area. $380 million has been made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $57 million. Proposals are due on October 12, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Last updated on August 9th, 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 September 5th, 2021


ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2021: ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide child care services to American Indian or Native Hawaiian youth who currently are not receiving child care services funded by other Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) formula grantees. The projected post date is March 22, 2022. $1,000,000 is being made available under this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $500,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise  end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. Up to $13 million will be made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $200,000. The projected release date for this forecast is March 21, 2022. To download this forecast, click here.

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 for up to 18 months. The estimated post date is March 20, 2022. Approximately $21,000,000 will be made available under this opportunity with maximum awards of $250,000. To download this forecast, click here.

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: ACF has issued a funding forecast to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons. The estimated post date is March 21, 2022. Approximately $7,000,000 will be made available under this funding opportunity with award ceilings of $150,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: ACF has issued a forecast for 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. The estimated post date is February 24, 2022. Nearly $7,000,000 will be available under this opportunity with award ceilings of $250,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 31, 2021: The Administration for Children and Families has released a funding forecast for projects that provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 for up to 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months. $20 million has been appropriated for this opportunity with maximum awards not to exceed $250,000. The expected post date for this opportunity is March 202, 2022. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 27, 2021: The Administration for Children and Families has released a funding forecast for demonstration projects to enhance safety for victims of domestic violence in the child support program. Additionally, SAVES will increase access to child support services for parents not currently receiving child support due to safety concerns. The expected post date for this funding opportunity is November 1, 2021. State governments and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. $3.5 million is being made available under this opportunity. To download the forecast, click here.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 26, 2021: USDA has issued a cooperative agreement to expand the delivery of conservation assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers, including socially disadvantaged, limited resource, beginning, tribal and veteran. The USDA is making $50,000,000 available for this opportunity with maximum awards of $1,000,000. Proposals are due on October 25, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 18, 2021: The USDA has issued an emergency rural health care funding opportunity. This two track grant opportunity provides funding for either Recovery Grants or Impact Grants . Track One Recovery grants may be used  to support immediate health care needs, to help prepare for a future pandemic event, or to increase access to quality health care services and improve community health outcomes. Grant awards range from $25,000 — $1 million.  Recovery Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Track Two Impact Grants advance ideas and solutions to solve regional rural health care problems to support the long-term sustainability of rural health. Impact Grant applications will range in size from $5-$10 million and are due on October 12. To download the Recovery Grant funding opportunity, click here. To download the Impact Grant opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 11, 2021: The USDA’s Rural Utility Service has issued a funding opportunity for its Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. The purpose of this opportunity is to support the development and ongoing success of rural Microentrepreneurs and Microenterprises. Proposals are due on June 30, 2022. $5,000,000 has been made available under this opportunity with award ceilings set at $100,000. 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 9th, 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 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 August 10th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 10, 2021: FEMA has issued its annual flood mitigation funding opportunity to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It does so with a recognition of the growing flood hazards associated with climate change1, and of the need for flood hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to flooding. $160,000,000 has been made available under this opportunity. Proposals are due on January 28, 2022. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the full funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 10, 2022: FEMA has issued its annual hazard mitigation opportunity. It does so with a recognition of the growing hazards associated with climate change1, and of the need for natural hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. $1,000,000,000 is being made available under this opportunity. Proposals are due on January 28, 2022. To download the official synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

Health & Human Services

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to provide disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those State Units on Aging (SUAs), and federally recognized Tribal Organizations who are currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA), as amended. The expected release date of this funding opportunity is October 1, 2021. The expected proposal due date is September 6, 2022. $600,000 is being made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $600,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to support projects which replicate successful models developed by Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services grantees that have the potential to enhance the quality, effectiveness and proven outcomes of nutrition services programs that serve aging adults. The expected release date of this funding opportunity is March 31, 2022. The expected proposal due date has not been released. $600,000 is being made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $150,000. To download the forecast, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 14, 2021: Health and Human Services is hosting a Tribal Consultation on Mandatory Funding Approaches for the Indian Health Service. Session 1, Wednesday, August 25, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Join by Zoom Webinar. Meeting ID: 161 948 6752. One tap mobile: +16692545252, 1619486752# US; +16692161590, 1619486752# US.  Session 2: Wednesday, September 1, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Join by Zoom Webinar Meeting ID: 161 045 0106. One tap mobile: +16692545252, 1610450106# US; +16692161590, 1610450106# US.

ADDED ON AUGUST 7, 2021: Health and Human Services has issued a funding forecast to replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors.  The expected release date of the funding opportunity is January 14, 2022 with an expected due date of April 14, 2022. $15,000,000 is being made available under this opportunity with an award ceilings of $1.5 million. To download the forecast, click here.

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.

INTERIOR/BIA

Last updated on August 9th, 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.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2021: The Department of Transportation has issued a funding opportunity under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Additional Assistance Funding (Additional Assistance Funding) for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, and sanitization combating the spread of pathogens on transit systems, and debt service payments incurred to maintain operations and avoid layoffs and furloughs; this opportunity is for applicants who require additional assistance due to COVID-19. $2,207,561,294 has been made available under this opportunity. No floor or ceiling has been established. Proposals are due on November 8, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

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.

 

HEALTH RESOURCES & SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on August 9th, 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.

 

 

Americorps

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2021: AmeriCorps has issued a tribal funding opportunity to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities; an AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. The actual level of funding is subject to the availability of annual appropriations and no ceiling has been established. Proposals are due on May 4, 2022. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2021: AmeriCorps has issued a funding opportunity to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities; an AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. The actual level of funding is subject to the availability of annual appropriations and no ceiling has been established. Proposals are due on January 5, 2022. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on August 12th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 12, 2021: The Economic Development Administration has issued a funding opportunity. The Good Jobs Challenge is designed to help get Americans back to work by developing and strengthening regional systems to develop and execute sectoral partnerships that will lead to well-paying jobs. The goal of regional workforce training systems is to create and implement effective employer-driven training programs that will connect the existing and emerging skills needs of employers with workers and will help workers find and keep quality jobs and advance along their chosen career path. $500 million is being made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $25 million. Awards will be made on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 12, 2021: The Economic Development Administration has posted a funding opportunity to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including historically underserved communities. This funding opportunity is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. $500 million is being made available under this funding opportunity with an award ceiling of $10 million. Awards will be made on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. To download the 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 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 August 27th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 27, 2021: HUD has issued its annual Continuum of Care funding opportunity to address homelessness. $2.656 Billion is being made available through this funding opportunity with award ceilings of $2,000,000. There have been important changes in the CofC program this year to allow Tribes and Tribally Designated Entities to apply for funding through existing Community of Care organizations. The application closing date is November 16, 2021. To download the synopsis for this opportunity, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON AUGUST 24, 2021: HUD has issued its annual Indian Housing Development Block Grant. IHBG funds are designed to spur construction and rehabilitation. HUD strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families and help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. $95 million is being made available under this opportunity with maximum awards of $5,000,000. Proposals are due on December 1, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 19, 2021: HUD has issued its annual Indian Community Development Block Grant. The purpose of this grant is to create viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons of low-and moderate-incomes. $76.5 million is being made under this opportunity. Proposals are due on October 25, 2021. To download the official synopsis, click here.  To download the entire funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 6, 2021: HUD has issued a funding opportunity to address multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. $40 million is being made available under this opportunity with an award ceiling of $2,000,000. Proposals are due on October 29, 2021. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the full funding opportunity, click here

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 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 August 6th, 2021

ADDED ON AUGUST 6, 2021: The Indian Health Service has issued a funding opportunity to implement a Community Health Aide Program unique to the needs of their individual communities across the country through the identification of feasibility factors. The focus of the program is to: Develop clinical supervisor support for primary care, behavioral health, and dental health clinicians providing both direct and indirect supervision of prospective health aides; Identify area and community-specific health care needs of patients that can be addressed by the health aides; Identify and develop a technology infrastructure plan for the mobility and success of health aides in anticipation of providing services; Develop a training plan to include partners across the T/TO’s geographic region to enhance the training opportunities available to prospective health aides to include continuing education and clinical practice; Identify best practices for integrating a CHAP workforce into an existing Tribal health system; Address social determinants of health that impact the recruitment and retention of prospective health aides; and Identify the total cost of full implementation of a CHAP within an existing Tribal health system. Proposals are due on September 6, 2021. The IHS expects to make three awards of $500,000 each under this opportunity. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

ADDED ON AUGUST 6, 2021: The Indian Health service has issued a funding opportunity to support the assessment and planning of Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TO) in determining the feasibility of implementing Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) in their respective communities.  Proposals are due on September 6, 2021. $2,340,000 is being made available under this opportunity with award ceilings set at $260,000. To download the synopsis, click here. To download the entire funding opportunity, click here

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 August 9th, 2021

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Last updated on August 9th, 2021

 

 

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 September 9th, 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 SEPTEMBER 9, 2021: The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services has issued a funding opportunity for federally recognized tribes and Recognized American Indian Organizations to enhance, improve, and expand the ability of APS to investigate allegations of abandonment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect of vulnerable adults. $1,799,233 has been made available under this opportunity, and the recipient tribes and RAIOs may receive up to $10,000. This is a non-competitive funding opportunity. Every applicant will be funded. Proposals are due on October 27, 2021. To learn more, click here. To find the template for a Letter of Assurance, click here. To find the template for a Spending Plan, click here.

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 September 2nd, 2021

ADDED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: The Allstate Foundation recently announced $3 million in new funding for youth empowerment and relationship violence prevention programs that advance racial equity. Nonprofit organizations that meet outlined criteria are invited to apply for grants of $25,000 to $100,000 for a 12-month period or up to $200,000 for a 24-month period. Pre-applications are due on September 17. To download the pre-application, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 31, 2021: The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts has issued an RFP for grants up to $500,000 to improve, expand, and/or scale evidence-based family-, school-, and/or community-based prevention services for children and families, particularly for those at highest risk. Proposals are due on October 8; however, Concept Notes are due by September 20. To learn more, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 31, 2021: The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for eligible tribes and languages through the Native Voice Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy. Grants up to $10,000 annually are available for work on documentation of revitalization of the languages of these tribes. Proposals are due on October 1, 2021. To download the RFP, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 29. 2021: First Peoples Fund is partnering with Native artists and culture bearers to strengthen their business skills and to ensure that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed from one generation to the next. 20 to 25 artists will be selected for the one-year fellowship programs. Fellows will receive: a $5,000 – $10,000 project grant, technical support and professional training to start or grow an arts business and to expand their work in their communities. The deadline to apply September 6, 2021. To learn more, click here.

ADDED ON AUGUST 29, 2021: First Nations is now accepting applications under their Stewarding Native Lands (SNL) program. First Nations expects to award 10 grants averaging $25,000 to $30,000 each to organizations in Native communities in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, that are growing and/or expanding programs that support sustainable economic opportunities and preserve native grasslands. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2021. 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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