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Native American Congressional Internship
Offers a 10-week summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
Udall Scholarship
Offers scholarships to Native Americans and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy, self-governance, native health, or the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2018
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 and R21)
Grants for exploratory developmental research to improve Native American health, including conducting secondary analysis of existing data, merging various sources of data to answer critical research questions, conducting pilot and feasibility studies, and/or assessing and validating measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 14, 2018
Application Deadline: May 14, 2018
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for educational loans in return for full-time clinical service in Indian Health Service programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01)
Funding to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2018
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Tribal Health Research Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection Assistance
Technical assistance to American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads in the collection of local data on elder abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Honor the Earth Native Food Security Grants
Grants to Native organizations working to create food security utilizing traditional seeds, foods, and growing methods.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Honor the Earth
Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds Inactive
Awards funding to tribal governments for the purposes of transportation projects related to safety, safety planning, and safety/ infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH)
Pre-­Dental Admission Workshop for American Indians and Alaska Natives Inactive
A workshop held at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona and designed to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives in getting ready to apply to dental school.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Sponsors: A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, National Center for American Indian Health Professions
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Grants Inactive
Grants to native community projects in the areas of health and well-being; leadership development; art and creativity; peace, equity, and justice; sustainable communities and economies; and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Technical Assistance for Tribal Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters Inactive
On-site technical assistance to tribal domestic violence programs and shelters to build tribal capacity to respond to domestic violence, strengthen advocacy, and improve services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sex trafficking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2017
Sponsor: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
NIEJI Native Elder Abuse Innovation Award Inactive
Grants to tribal community-based organizations to carry out activities to prevent, identify, and address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in local tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2017
Sponsor: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Indian Health Service Youth Regional Treatment Center Aftercare Pilot Project Inactive
A grant for a youth regional treatment center aftercare pilot project designed to address the gap in services that occurs when youth are discharged upon successful completion of a regional treatment center program and return to their home community where necessary support systems may not exist.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship Inactive
Financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, health professionals, and paraprofessionals serving tribal communities who are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health’s Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: Center for American Indian Health
Healthy, Active Native Communities Mini-Grant Inactive
Grants for Tribal Health Departments to implement innovative, culturally sensitive, and effective approaches to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Indian Physicians
Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative Inactive
Grants to implement the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country with the goal of improving the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award Inactive
Awards for two promising American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of research dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Native Americans throughout the country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide, with a preference for North Dakota.
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2017
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program Inactive
Awards scholarships to encourage Native American college students to enter careers in agriculture and agriculture-related fields with the ultimate goal of increasing food production, improving health and nutrition, and eliminating food insecurity in rural and reservation-based communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2017
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) Inactive
Grants to to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral health integration with primary care, community based settings, and/or integrate primary care, nutrition, diabetes care, and chronic disease management with behavioral health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 18, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
Indian Health Service Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) Inactive
Funding to federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations to provide domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, and coordinated community response, as well as forensic healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alaska Native Tribal Resource Center on Domestic Violence Inactive
Funding to support an Alaska Native Tribal Resource Center on Domestic Violence that will focus on the intervention and prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence by offering culturally sensitive statewide information, training, and technical assistance designed to reduce tribal disparities within Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) Inactive
Awards funding to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 24, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2017
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Elder Justice Innovation Grants Inactive
Funding to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Developing Future Victim Specialists for Indian Country Inactive
Grants for projects to to identify and train students in relevant disciplines, such as sociology, social work, and psychology, who are interested in victim service positions specifically serving tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 9, 2017
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Building Public Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities to Accelerate Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Indian Country Inactive
Grants to increase public health capacity and infrastructure for chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and prevention and control of priority public health problems, by strengthening core public health functions of Tribal Epidemiology Centers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2017
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Indians Accessing Health Professions Workshop Inactive
Workshop for currently enrolled college students of American Indian/American Native background, designed to encourage more American Indian students to pursue health professions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 28, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Indian Physicians
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06) Inactive
Offers grants for new or continued Native American Research Centers for Health, which support research and research training to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 24, 2017
Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2017
Sponsors: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Indian Health Service, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD) Inactive
Supports the development of programs that apply comprehensive, culturally-appropriate approaches to fostering Native youth resilience, capacity building, and leadership, thus ensuring opportunities for all Native youth to thrive.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 29, 2017
Application Deadline: Jul 19, 2017
Sponsor: Administration for Native Americans
Association of American Indian Physicians Pre-Admission Workshop and Scholarship Inactive
A 2-day workshop that addresses the skills necessary for successful application and admittance to health professional school. The workshop is held during the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) annual meeting and conference.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
Sponsors: Association of American Indian Physicians, University of Minnesota Center of American Indian and Minority Health
Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities Inactive
Funding for collaborative regional partnerships that provide activities and services designed to increase the well-being, improve permanency outcomes, and enhance the safety of children and families experiencing substance use disorders in American Indian/Alaska native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program Inactive
Grants to assist federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations in assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service programs, services, functions, and activities. Funding for tribal needs assessments, planning, evaluation, and health infrastructure development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program Negotiation Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Cooperative agreements that provide negotiation resources to tribes interested in participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP), which gives tribes the authority to manage and tailor healthcare programs in a manner that best fits the needs of their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement Inactive
The purpose of the program is to award cooperative agreements that provide planning resources to Tribes interested in participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP), which gives tribes the authority to manage and tailor healthcare programs in a manner that best fits the needs of their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS) Inactive
Grants for tribal community-based organizations, tribes, and village governments for social and economic infrastructure development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion Inactive
Offers funding to new and existing Early Head Start programs for American Indian/Alaska Native populations to promote school readiness for low-income children. Programs must provide family-centered services designed to promote the development of the youngest children, to engage parents in their roles as primary caregivers and teachers of their children, and to help parents move toward self-sufficiency.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) Inactive
Offers a summer program designed to prepare American Indian/Alaska Native high school students to pursue careers in the health professions and/or biomedical research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Indian Physicians
The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships Inactive
Provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate Tribal College students.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: American Indian College Fund
Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages Inactive
Grants for the development of Indian and Alaska Native communities, including housing, public service facilities, healthcare entities, and economic development projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 18, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes Inactive
Grants to federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia for the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste management on tribal lands.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 18, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Community Based Model of Public Health Nursing Case Management Services Inactive
Funding to establish a community-based model of public health nursing case management service in order to improve specific behavioral health outcomes of an identified high risk group of patients.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants Inactive
Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen tribal communities and solve local problems through service and volunteering.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 19, 2017
Application Deadline: May 10, 2017
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures - Drop Sugary Drinks Grant Inactive
Grants to tribes and Native-led organizations to focus on the reduction of sugar sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives for young children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 8, 2017
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Nourishing Native Children: Feeding our Future Inactive
Grants to native communities interested in expanding nutrition education programs and nutrition resources for existing programs that serve American Indian children ages 6-14.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 5, 2017
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, Walmart Foundation
Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) Inactive
Grant support and technical assistance to tribes for planning, developing, and implementing changes in tribal criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ). The focus is on new programs providing coordination between tribal criminal justice systems and victim service providers to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 19, 2017
Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FY17 FDPNE) Grant Inactive
Funding to enhance the nutrition knowledge of Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations participants and to foster positive lifestyle changes through nutrition education.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Native Americans into Medicine (NAM) Inactive
Four-week summer enrichment program for students pursuing health careers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative Inactive
Grants to support the development and implementation of evidence-based models and/or promising practices to help address historical and generational trauma existing in AI/AN communities with the goal of increasing resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program Inactive
Provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in a health professions program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program Inactive
Provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry or pre-optometry.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship Inactive
Provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled in undergraduate or preparatory courses in preparation for entry to health profession schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Native American Community Development Financial Institution Assistance Program (NACA) Inactive
Funding to increase access to credit, capital and financial services in Native Communities through the creation and expansion of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) primarily serving Native Communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 24, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP) Inactive
Offers grants to tribal colleges or universities for research projects that address concerns and needs of tribal and reservation communities, including projects that focus on health, environmental, and agricultural production needs of remote reservation communities through research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program Inactive
Funding to support planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services. Among other things, this funding supports partnerships working to expand access to health, medical, and social service providers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2017
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration
Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Native Connections) Inactive
Awards funding for pilot 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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Technical Assistance Outreach Initiative to Strengthen Indian Tribes’ Capacity to Address Violence Against Women Inactive
Grant for a national project to provide culturally specific technical assistance to build the capacity of tribal governments, tribal justice system professionals, and victim services providers to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 8, 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 2, 2017
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities, U.S. Territories, and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements (Indigenous – Project LAUNCH) Inactive
Grants to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years within tribes, territories, and Pacific Island jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development to ensure children are thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Funding, technical assistance, and training to help American Indian and Alaska Native communities develop, establish, and operate programs designed to improve the investigation, prosecution, and handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, and particularly child sexual abuse cases, in a manner which lessens trauma for child victims.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers funding to develop, enhance, or sustain a comprehensive victim assistance program for tribal victims, their families, and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Indian Health Service Dental Externships Inactive
Externships for dental students interested in a career with the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health or a Tribal site.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers grants to develop, enhance, and continue tribal justice systems including alcohol and substance abuse prevention programs, intervention and treatment, and healing to wellness courts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers funding to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement healing to wellness court programs that focus on responding to alcohol and substance use issues of tribal juveniles and young adults under 21. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts use a team approach that includes the judge, attorneys, probation, law enforcement, treatment providers, educational and vocational services, and other partners to help individuals with substance use disorders achieve sustained recovery and avoid re-offending.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Tribal Youth Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers grants to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Offers grants to develop, enhance, and implement effective plans for tribal governments to reduce violent crimes and increase safety for native women. Among other things, funds domestic violence prevention campaigns, direct victim services, and training programs for professionals who work with victims.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Injury Prevention Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives Inactive
Funding to promote the capacity of tribes to build sustainable evidence-based injury prevention programs, with priority on prevention of motor vehicle crash related injuries and unintentional fall injuries.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native Agriculture & Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI) Inactive
Supports projects that strengthen local Native American food-system control; increase access to local, healthy and traditional foods; and decrease food insecurity and food deserts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 24, 2017
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (Tribal SASP) Inactive
Provides funding directly to tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 2, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2017
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
National Quality Improvement Center for Preventive Services and Interventions in Indian Country Inactive
A 5-year cooperative agreement to establish a national Quality Improvement Center on the prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Food Sovereignty Assessment Grants Inactive
Grants for Native communities to conduct community food assessments in order to better understand the historical, current, and future state of their local food systems. The assessment results should be used in developing plans to increase control over local food systems and promote healthy Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2017
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Health Professions Extern Program Inactive
Provides externship opportunities for Indian Health Service Scholarship recipients, as well as other health professions students.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319 Inactive
Funding for eligible tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and on-the-ground projects that address nonpoint source impairments and contribute to overall protection and improvement of water quality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements Inactive
Supports the operation, expansion, and integration of Systems of Care intended to increase the provision and availability of mental health services to children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Circles of Care VII: Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth, and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities Inactive
Funding to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health and wellness for children, youth, and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Grants for Native Americans and Native American Caregiver Support Program Inactive
Funding for programs to increase home- and community-based services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who are age 60 or older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 12, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
National Native Health Research Training Initiative Inactive
Grant to a single organization to help build capacity and disseminate new and best practices for American Indian and Alaska Native health research, and promote tribally-driven research activity through a variety of educational and training opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
National HIV Program: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Engagement in Care Inactive
Awards grants for HIV/AIDS prevention and care activities that serve American Indian/Alaska Native people.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE III) Inactive
Provides funding to national Indian organizations to conduct Affordable Care Act/Indian Health Care Improvement Act training and technical assistance throughout Indian Country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
National Indian Health Outreach and Education II (NIHOE II) Inactive
Funding for a national Indian organization to provide outreach and education for the Behavioral Health programs, including the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) and Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) programs; and the HIV/AIDS programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
National Indian Health Outreach and Education, Policy/Budget/Diabetes (NIHOE I) Inactive
Funding for a national Indian organization to provide tribal health outreach and education, planning and technical assistance for tribes and tribal organizations, coordination of regional and national meetings, healthcare policy analysis, and consultation to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Affordable Care Act Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Inactive
Grants to Tribes and Tribal Organizations to support the development of comprehensive, teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Senior Companion Program (SCP) Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Competition Inactive
Awards funding to Indian tribes for Senior Companion Programs that will utilize volunteer adults, age 55 and older, to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance in their homes or in the community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2016
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs Inactive
Provides financial support to selected tribes, tribal organizations, and migrant programs for child abuse prevention programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs Inactive
Provides financial support to selected tribes, tribal organizations, and migrant programs for child abuse prevention programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Program Inactive
Funding to increase recruitment of American Indian/Alaskan Natives into medical professions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2016
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants Inactive
Funding to to create and implement intergovernmental partnership models to improve implementation of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Inactive
Provides funding to improve the infrastructure and build the capacity of tribal public health systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 30, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs in Tribal Communities Inactive
Funds to implement pre-approved evidence-based falls prevention programs in tribal communities and develop sustainability plans to continue programs past the grant period.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 16, 2016
Application Deadline: May 9, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities in Tribal Communities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Inactive
Funds to implement evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs in tribal communities and develop sustainability plans to support the program beyond the grant period.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 16, 2016
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2016
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) Inactive
Funding to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems Program Inactive
Grants to develop and pilot a comprehensive, community-based intervention model that will provide intervention and supervision services for youth with sexual behavior problems, and treatment services for their child victims and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2016
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (TMIECHV) Program: Development and Implementation Grants Inactive
Grants to tribes for community needs assessments; planning, adopting, implementing, expanding, enhancing, and sustaining of evidence-based maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs; and to provide high-quality home visiting programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 6, 2016
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (TMIECHV) Program: Implementation and Expansion Grants Inactive
Funds to support federally-recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations that are currently operating an evidence-based home visiting program and propose to sustain and/or expand their established infrastructure for home visiting services in tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 6, 2016
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Family Violence Prevention and Services/Domestic Violence Shelter and Supportive Services/Grants to Native American Tribes (Including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations Inactive
Grants to assist tribes in increasing awareness and prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence. Funds can also be used to provide immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of violence and their dependents.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Seeds of Native Health Inactive
Supports Native American tribes and organizations working to eliminate food insecurity; promote access to fresh and healthy foods; and provide increased access to nutritional programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2016
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Underground Storage Tank Compliance Assistance and Training Support in Indian Country Inactive
Funding to promote the prevention of releases from federally-regulated underground storage tanks (USTs) in Indian country and the compliance of UST facilities in Indian country with federal regulation
Geographic coverage: National
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2016
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Pilot Grants Program Inactive
Funds pilot research projects focused on examining the social determinants of American Indian health with transdisciplinary teams.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 15, 2015
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2016
Sponsors: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health, Sanford Research
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant Inactive
Offers funding to organizations working to prevent or reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American children. Funds may be used for capacity building, community planning, or community health assessments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with preference given to North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Seeds of Native Health Promising Program Grants Inactive
Awards funding to existing programs that work to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes for Native American children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Regionalization of Care Grants Inactive
Provides funding to develop systems of care that increase access to emergency medical services for children in rural, territorial, insular, and/or tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2016
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Inactive
Awards funding to Native American/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations to implement activities and services aimed at reducing the risk of diabetes, providing high quality care to those with diagnosed diabetes, and/or reducing the complications of diabetes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 7, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages - Mold Remediation and Prevention Inactive
Offers funding for mold remediation and prevention on housing units owned by tribes and tribally designated housing entities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2015
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements Inactive
Offers funding for statewide and tribal youth suicide prevention and early invention strategies. Programs should work to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by increasing access, service use, and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Health Profession Opportunity Grants for Tribes, Tribal Organizations or Tribal College or University Inactive
Offers grants for demonstration projects at tribal colleges and universities that will provide low-income or TANF recipients with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 29, 2015
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations Inactive
Awards funding to minority-serving institutions to partner with community-based organizations to provide substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis-C prevention programs for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young adult populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 26, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Native Asset Building Initiative Inactive
Funding to establish and operate a Native Asset Building Initiative which will provide an array of supports and services to enable low income individuals and families to become economically self-sufficient.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2015
Sponsor: Administration for Native Americans
Operation AmeriCorps Inactive
Offers funding to help tribes and tribal leaders harness the power of AmeriCorps members who can help address pressing challenges of the community. Priorities include post-secondary opportunity, economic development, disaster services, veterans and military families, healthy futures, and environmental stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 29, 2014
Application Deadline: Jan 13, 2015
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Diabetes Prevention and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program - A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Inactive
Awards funding to Native American/Alaskan Native tribes or tribal organizations for programs that work to prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes and their risk factors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Indians Into Psychology Inactive
Grants to operate the Indians into Psychology Program, which will recruit and provide scholarships to individuals who will become clinical psychologists and provide service to American Indian/Alaskan Native populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2014
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Community Wellness Centers: Serving Crime Victims' Needs Inactive
Offers funding to tribes or tribal organizations to develop community wellness, victim-centered strategies, including the establishment of a community wellness center that provides services and resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2014
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crime
Evaluating the Effectiveness of State, Local, and Tribal Responses to Violence Committed Against Indian Women Living in Tribal Communities Inactive
Awards funding to conduct evaluations of promising programs or initiatives managed by State, local, or tribal governments that respond effectively to violence against Indian women living in tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2014
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
American Indians Into Medicine Inactive
Funding to provide outreach and recruitment for the health professions to Indian communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2014
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) Inactive
Funding to operate a national center that will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 6, 2014
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2014
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community Design Inactive
Grants to increase the capacity of state, tribal and local government to include health considerations in community development and community design.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 28, 2014
Application Deadline: May 12, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS) Inactive
Funding for new, community-based projects that will foster economic development through the creation of small businesses and sustainable job growth for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2014
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Indian Education - Professional Development Grants Program Inactive
Grants to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian people, and to provide training and enhance skills.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2013
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
In Community Spirit - Prevention of HIV/AIDS for Native/American Indian and Alaska Native Women Living in Rural and Frontier Indian Country Program Inactive
Funding to increase HIV prevention knowledge and reduce the risk of contracting HIV among Native/American Indian and Alaska Native women living in Indian Country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2012
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies Tribal Governance (SEDS TG) Inactive
Funding to expand the governance priority to emphasize projects that strengthen the internal capacity and infrastructure of tribal governments to increase services provided to children and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 18, 2012
Sponsor: Administration for Native Americans
Capacity Building Assistance to Improve Health in Tribal Populations Inactive
Funding to provide financial assistance to applicants serving tribal health departments (or their equivalents) so these organizations can provide capacity building assistance.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 13, 2012
Application Deadline: May 4, 2012
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 11/8/2017