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Sep 16, 2022 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate tribal consultation sessions regarding the expansion of VA's Indian Health Services/Tribal Health Program's (IHS/THP) Reimbursement Agreements Program to include Purchase Referred Care (PRC) and Contracted Travel. An in-person consultation will be held on September 27, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern. A virtual consultation will be held on September 30, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Written comments are due by September 30, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 16, 2022 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs to represent the Indian Health Service, Billings Area. The Committee provides advice and guidance to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters relating to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Native American Veterans. Nominations are due by October 7, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 15, 2022 - Announces over $9 million in funding to support rental assistance for Native American veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Describes the scope of the funding and offers a list of awarded tribal governments and Tribally Designated Housing Entities.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Sep 9, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) establishing and seeking nominations for the Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council (THSAC). THSAC will provide recommendations on policies, programs, and initiatives that the Department is undertaking that have implications for tribes and Tribal Nations. Nominations are due by October 10, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 8, 2022 - Describes the joint efforts of 7 tribes that recently secured federal recognition with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to create 2 health centers and 3 mobile units that will increase tribal health services in various areas of Virginia. Discusses the close partnership between the tribal governments and IHS to provide culturally aware healthcare services and other tribal community developments through ongoing work with county and federal governments.
Source: Indianz.Com
Sep 8, 2022 - Discusses mounting issues accessing clean water and sewage system infrastructure in Native American communities in Nevada. Notes a growing number of households with plumbing and water quality issues, highlights challenges securing funding to address the issues, and describes the public health problems linked to disparities in water infrastructure investments.
Source: Nevada Current
Sep 2, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the intent to award the National Indian Health Board with a single source cooperative agreement that will support research to assess the impact of CMS programs that affect American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and the Indian Health Care System. The research conducted under this award will help CMS to develop more effective and efficient ways to increase access to health services and coverage for the AI/AN population.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 25, 2022 - Describes funding opportunities through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Community Services (OCS) to support access to safe water and wastewater management in Native American communities. Offers an overview of 3 federal funding programs and discusses the need for investment in water resources in rural tribal communities.
Source: Administration for Children and Families
Aug 25, 2022 - Announces almost $136 million in funding for the 2023 Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) through the U.S. Indian Health Service, with awards supporting community-driven responses to diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Offers background on the SDPI program and links to the application.
Source: Indian Health Service
Aug 24, 2022 - Highlights the efforts of a veteran from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to improve access for his fellow Native American veterans through the VA. Describes his challenges obtaining care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and his work providing outreach and transportation for veterans in his community.
Source: MPR News