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Supporting Native Nations Communities in Prevention and Recovery from COVID-19 and Beyond

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
May 15, 2022

Charlotte Ahrens


Funding to support new, existing and expanding partnerships and collaborations that address the community health infrastructure, advance health equity, and address the social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19 and other health disparities as experienced by indigenous communities in Wisconsin.

Funding from this grant will assist with:

  • Self-determining and self-directing the restoration and recovery of communities from the effects of COVID-19
  • Creating and/or sustaining partnerships with traditional and non-traditional key partners in business, transportation, housing, and others
  • Engaging community leaders and advisory groups and enhancing culturally appropriate communication with trusted messengers
  • Enhancing tribal infrastructure and capacity that can effectively respond to and prevent communicable disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Expanding use of community health workers and centers
  • Linking patients to existing resources
  • Assuring food and housing security
  • Working towards equitable access to clean water, air, and land
  • Building capacity for public health emergency preparedness, COVID-19 and other disease outbreak response
  • Increasing broadband access
  • Expanding community health services
  • Improving transportation options to increase accessibility
  • Increasing community-accessible spaces for physical, mental, and spiritual activities and practices

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally recognized native nations in Wisconsin
  • Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
  • Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

DHS intends to issue base awards in the amount of $85,000 to each approved new grantee for funding period 2 (June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023).

Ten current grantees are eligible to apply for funding period 2 supplemental awards to be equitably distributed among approved grantees. The supplemental funding range is currently $56,510 - $82,010, and final determination of the supplemental funding allocation will be made after May 15, 2022.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email completed applications to Charlotte Ahrens.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Broadband · Community health workers · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Infectious diseases · Networking and collaboration · Social determinants of health · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Wisconsin

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