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Rural Tribal Health – Funding & Opportunities

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Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance
Oweesta is an intermediary organization that provides financial products and development services for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The primary goal is to support Native CDFIs so that they have the capacity to assist individuals, businesses, and organizations with financing and technical assistance for the development of small businesses, affordable housing/home ownership, community facilities, financial education programs, and agriculture/food sovereignty in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Project TRANSAM
A cooperative action program between the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense that allows for redistribution of surplus medical equipment and supplies for federally recognized tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for tribes and rural communities of less than 50,000 people to plan system start-up, transit service improvements, facility development, marketing, transportation coordination, and staff training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Transportation Association of America
Tribal Transit Scholarships
Assistance for eligible tribal transit system employees that would like to attend a National Rural Transit Assistance Program sponsored training, professional development program, or educational conference.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias
Grants for water and waste disposal facilities and services on federally-recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Thriving Women Program Inactive
Grants to support grassroots projects that empower indigenous women-led work to prevent violence against women and girls and nurture healthy and thriving native peoples and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2021
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems Inactive
Funding and technical assistance for projects designed to build the public health capacity of Tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Indian Health Board
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity Inactive
Funding for Indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. A broad spectrum of projects will be funded, including infrastructure projects such as broadband, energy, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure; vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsors: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Supporting American Indian/Alaska Native Maternal Health Through Tribal-Led Maternal Mortality Review Committees Inactive
Grants to assess capacity of American Indian/Alaska Native entities for establishing, implementing, and maintaining tribal-led Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board
Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds Inactive
Funding for tribal governments for the purposes of transportation projects related to safety, safety planning, and safety/infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 9, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH)

Last Updated: 9/24/2021