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Rural Tribal Health – Funding & Opportunities

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Udall Scholarship
Scholarships for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy, native healthcare, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 3, 2022
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants
Funding for programs that are designed to improve lives, strengthen tribal communities, and solve local problems through service and volunteering.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 4, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American populations. For the purposes of this program, Native Americans include Alaska Natives, American Indians (whose ancestral lands fall at least partially within the U.S. mainland border), and Native Hawaiians.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 17, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, 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, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
American Indian Public Health Resource Center Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for tribes to improve health systems, access to services, and health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Indian Public Health Resource Center
Direct Assistance: Assigning CDC Staff to State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Agencies
Funding for CDC staff to be assigned to provide direct, individualized technical assistance, guidance, and coordination for awardees of grants and cooperative agreements made under specific CDC programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Flicker Fund
Emergency response funding for pandemic relief and wildfire response in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Honor the Earth Native Food Security Grants
Grants for Native organizations working to create food security utilizing traditional seeds, foods, and growing methods, as well as energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Honor the Earth
Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat Funding (ICDBG-IT) under the American Rescue Plan Act
Grants for tribes and tribal organizations to be used for emergencies that constitute imminent threats to health and safety and that are designed to prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: HUD Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mayo Clinic Native American Pathways Summer Program
A 4-week summer program designed to prepare American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate students for health careers. The 2021 session will be offered through distance learning from July 12 through August 6, 2021.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
NB3 Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund
Funding for Native American communities being hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to support relief efforts focused on ensuring access to healthy nutrition/clean water, personal protective equipment, and educational supplies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation

Last Updated: 9/21/2021