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Funding by Topic: American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Funding to operate Early Head Start programming in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services for infants, toddlers, and their families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2019 NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors
Fellowships for master’s and doctoral degree-level counseling students from minority backgrounds. For the purpose of this program, minorities include racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or military groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Sponsor: NBCC Foundation
NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors
Fellowships for master’s degree-level addictions counseling students from minority backgrounds. For the purpose of this program, minorities include racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or military groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Sponsor: NBCC Foundation
Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program
Grants to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally competent services and supports to address serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness among youth and young adults, 16-25 years of age.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 21, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Wildhorse Foundation Grants
Grants to tribes and national, regional, or local Native American organizations that serve individuals in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes of Oregon and Washington. Funds may be used to support programs in the areas of public health, public safety, environmental protection, and gambling addiction, among others.
Geographic coverage: Parts of Washington and all of Oregon
Application Deadline: Jan 1, 2019
Arcora Foundation Transformation Grants
Grants to nonprofit organizations in the state of Washington in the form of capital funding to increase access to dental care or operational funding to test innovative oral health delivery strategies that address social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2019
Sponsor: Arcora Foundation
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
Grants to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide SUD treatment for defendants/offenders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kupuna and Caregiver Support Services
Grants for projects that focus on providing services for Native Hawaiian kupuna and/or Native Hawaiian caregivers through the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to aging in place.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Substance Abuse Services in Hawaii
Grants for projects designed to to decrease substance abuse prevalence rates among Native Hawaiians. Projects should provide culturally relevant, community-based prevention and treatment services that decrease the incidence of substance abuse to improve physical health and overall well-being and increase education and awareness for individuals and families to proactively prevent substance abuse by improving lifestyle choices and engaging in alternative health and wellness activities.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
Grants for projects designed to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to the age of 24.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services