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Rural Tribal Health – Funding & Opportunities

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Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program
Grants to develop, implement, and/or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse. The program provides resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse and enhance public safety while supporting victims.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)
Funding to operate a national center that addresses the need for culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Native American/Alaska Native communities. Activities include developing culturally specific materials for tribes, gathering and disseminating information on best practices, and gathering and disseminating examples and information on model tribal codes to address elder maltreatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06)
Offers grants for new or continued Native American Research Centers for Health, which support research and research training to meet the health needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2021
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Western COVID-19 Response Grant
Funding for native nonprofits and tribal programs, with a focus on general support for native-led programs, assisting with virtual operations and PPE to keep staff and constituents safe, and helping native youth and elders cope with the mental health effects of COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Available in 14 western states.
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2021
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Native Language Funding Opportunity Announcement
Emergency awards to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency. The overall goal of the program is for languages to serve as protective factors for Indigenous communities, enhancing mental health and lowering suicide rates.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Center for American Indian Health Professions Pre-Admissions Workshops
Workshops to help American Indian and Alaska Native students navigate the medical or other professional school application process, strengthen their applications, and expand their professional networks. The overall goal of the program is to promote health by increasing the number of AI/AN healthcare employees.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Sponsors: A. T. Still University, National Center for American Indian Health Professions
Supporting Tribal Youth: Training, Technical Assistance, and Youth Leadership
Two cooperative agreements to tribal youth training and technical assistance providers under two categories: 1) To provide culturally based, trauma-informed training, support, and related technical assistance to build capacity to develop, improve, and/or maintain their juvenile justice system; and 2) To enhance tribal efforts to develop youth leadership skills and support action related to juvenile justice issues, delinquency prevention, and public safety issues in Indian country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Social and Economic Development Strategies - Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO)
Grants to build the internal capacity of health and human service organizations so that they may effectively address the current social and economic conditions in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS)
Grants for tribal community-based organizations, tribes, and village governments for social and economic infrastructure development. The program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Program - National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence (NIRC)
Funding to a single entity to establish and maintain a National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women (NIRC). The NIRC will provide technical assistance and training resources for tribes and tribal organizations to enhance their capacity to respond to domestic violence; enhance the intervention and prevention efforts to increase the safety of indigenous women; and coordinate activities with other federal agencies, offices, and grantees that address the needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians that experience domestic violence.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 6/11/2021