Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Tribal Health – Funding & Opportunities

For additional funding options, please see RHIhub's Online Library: Funding & Opportunities

Indian Health Service Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Inactive
Funding for tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to reduce the prevalence of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Projects should include care coordination, culturally responsive behavioral healthcare services, and early intervention strategies for AI/AN youth at risk for suicidal behavior.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2022
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative Inactive
Funding for tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to implement the Zero Suicide model, which focuses on developing a system-wide approach to improving care for individuals at risk of suicide who are currently using health and behavioral health systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2022
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program Expansion Inactive
Grants for tribes and tribally designated housing entities to provide rental assistance for Native American veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, living on or near a reservation or other Indian areas. The program combines rental assistance from HUD with case management, clinical, and supportive services provided by VA.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants for research projects designed to improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Breastfeeding and First Foods Grant Inactive
Grants to support communities and programs focused on increasing access to first foods and supporting culturally appropriate lactation practices for Native parents, caretakers, and young children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Epidemiology Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and Urban Indian Communities Inactive
New and competing continuation funding for Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) serving American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and urban Indian communities. TECs will conduct disease surveillance, research, and prevention; control of disease, injury, or disability; and assess the effectiveness of AI/AN public health programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Heart Truth Community Subcontract Program for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Inactive
Funding for communities to implement and assess one-year community health worker pilot programs to address heart disease education within American Indians and Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 9, 2021
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Inactive
Grants to support education projects for American Indian/Alaska Native youth between the ages of 10 and 19, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21, on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Applicants serving underserved populations and/or remote geographic areas are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Dementia Capability in Indian Country Inactive
Grants to support dementia-capable home and community-based services in tribal communities that help individuals living with dementia and their caregivers remain independent and safe.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Jul 19, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program Assistance Inactive
Grants for eligible institutions of higher education to enable them to improve and expand capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals. Priority will be given to applications that: (1) address educational equity for rural students, students with disabilities, and students experiencing homelessness; and (2) address the impact of COVID-19 on academic and mental health challenges for students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, English learners, students with disabilities, and students living in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

Last Updated: 11/30/2021