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Climate Ready Tribes Initiative Mini-Award for Climate and Health Communication

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Indian Health Board
Nov 8, 2019

Brett Weber, MPA


The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) will provide small grants and technical assistance for American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes that would like to determine how to conduct local work related to the health impacts of climate change.

The goals of the Climate Ready Tribes initiative are:

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

NIHB will work with awardees to develop work plans and provide support and training on conducting activities related to climate and health communication. Project activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating brochures/posters
  • Writing newsletters
  • Exhibiting at a health fair
  • Hosting a community event
  • Conducting internal training for staff
  • Hosting a meeting with community partners or community members to discuss climate change and health

Applicants must:

  • Be a federally-recognized Tribe
  • Have a public health or environmental health professional, community health coordinator, or other related program manager who can serve as the project contact and will take primary staff responsibility for the project
  • Demonstrate the Tribe's commitment to the project efforts, including how the project will benefit the Tribe and further the goals of the initiative
  • Have the capacity to complete climate and health communication activities with support and dedicate staff, time, and resources necessary to complete all activities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000
Project period: Approximately 6 months
Estimated number of awards: 3

Application process

Download the application package.

Email the completed application and required attachments to Angelica Al Janabi.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Environmental health · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health

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