Month February 2018

Month February 2018

Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement

Grant Opportunities

Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – OSTLTS

Expected Number of Awards: 25
Estimated Total Program Funding: $62,500,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $20,000
Closing Date for Applications: April 24, 2018

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CDC announces a new cooperative agreement (CoAg) for eligible federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal nations and regional AI/AN tribally designated organizations to strengthen and improve the public health infrastructure and performance of tribal public health systems. The intent of this program is to assist in public health infrastructure improvement; workforce development; tribal data and information systems enhancement, including surveillance; and development and adaptation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions to increase the long-term sustainability of the collective tribal public health system.

This program’s ultimate outcomes are 1) decreased morbidity and mortality among AI/ANs; 2) advanced capacity of Indian Country to identify, respond to, and mitigate public health threats; 3) improved capacity of the workforce to deliver essential public health services; 4) increased culturally-appropriate practice-based evidence programs and policies that are effective and sustainable throughout Indian Country; and 5) improved capacity to collaboratively and strategically address AI/AN health needs and advance health equity.

An applicant’s program is expected to demonstrate measurable progress towards two or more of the following outcomes:

  • Increased implementation of tools and processes that build operational capacity and effectiveness.
  • Increased use of core and discipline-specific public health competencies among public health workers.
  • Improved collection, maintenance, interpretation, and dissemination of tribal health data.
  • Translation of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices into culturally appropriate public health programs, policies, and services.
  • Development of culturally relevant public health resources and communication tools.
  • Established multi-sector partnerships (e.g., schools, healthcare, public safety, commerce) to address capacity building and quality improvement.
  • Increased use of nationally established standards, such as those for public health department accreditation.
  • Increased number of qualified public health workers.
  • Implementation of culturally practice-based evidence programs and services.
  • Increased coordination of multisector partnerships to generate collect public health impact

Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative


The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative. This workshop will be held May 8-10, 2018, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education. There is no tuition fee.

The Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Training Initiative was established in direct response to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. TAPs support the principle of tribal self-determination and provide tribes the opportunity to take a proactive role in the fight against alcohol and substance misuse in their communities (25 U.S.C. § 2412). This workshop is designed to provide tribes with the tools and guidance to assist in developing a TAP.

The TAP Workshop will be led by experienced faculty and will include sessions focused on: 1) community readiness; 2) resource identification; 3) needs assessment; and 4) strategic plan development. Tribes who are chosen to participate are asked to send a core team of five representatives with responsibility for creating the tribe’s TAP. Suggested disciplines for the Tribal
Coordinating Committee include the following: leadership, behavioral, public or community health; the criminal justice system; and education. Tribes who have participated in a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) training possess important preparation for the TAP Workshop.

Core Tribal TAP Team members will be required to participate in pre and post workshop technical assistance, attend the entire workshop, and sign a letter of commitment to work with Federal TAP points of contacts and consultants to complete a tribal-specific TAP. Tribes selected to attend the TAP Workshop must adopt a resolution (or legally-equivalent action) to develop and implement a tribal action plan.

Please complete this form for each of your nominees and E-Mail it to the attention of Delores McCarter, Office of Legal Education.

Nominations are due by March 16, 2018.

NWTEC Success Story: February 2018

Success Stories, TEC News
NW Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition: Inter-tribal Collaboration to Strengthen Food Systems

The Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board has a focus on data, training and tribally driven technical assistance. Since its earliest efforts the NWTEC has focused on tribally driven projects. The NWTEC has had strong support for our Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) projects, impacting policies, systems and the environment to promote health change and improvement.

WEAVE-NW is the project that has been funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) initiative. Five staff members at the NWTEC are working specifically on WEAVE-NW.

Using funding provided by CDC to the NPAIHB, WEAVE-NW has given sub-awards to various tribes throughout the three state region served by the NWTEC; Idaho, Oregon and Washington States.


Many of the funded Tribes are focused on community gardens, reintroduction and support for traditional foods, and food policy initiatives.


In 2016, sub-awardee tribes attended the Native American Nutrition conference in Prior Lake, Minnesota. During a debriefing session, provided by WEAVE-NW with the sub-awardees, there was interest for more inter-tribal collaboration for addressing their community food systems. Elected leaders and community leaders, elders, and tribal employees from across the region have also expressed the need for more partnership, planning, and policy development for tribal food sovereignty.

WEAVE-NW has taken the lead in developing and facilitating a new coalition, the NW Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition. Currently the coalition is in the planning and recruitment stages. This coalition is being formed to ensure the sustainability and viability of the food sovereignty work begun by the funded tribes. The purpose will be a mixture of networking, sharing resources, and development of sub-groups that will work on identified priority areas and goals. The coalition has met twice via video conferencing in the fall of 2017 and the first official in-person meeting will be held on March 1st, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

There is an epidemic of preventable, diet-related diseases that is directly associated with the lack of access to healthy and traditional food resources. The coalition is an opportunity for tribes and tribal organizations to convene efforts that are driven by cultural revitalization, empowering communities, and the use of innovative strategies to improve the health of the people.


Strategic Planning Training for Healthcare and Public Health Organizations & Their Partners


The National Association of County and City Health Officials, in partnership with CDC and the Health Resources and Service Administration, will conduct a national Mobilizing for Action Through Planning & Partnerships (MAPP) training on March 13 and 14 as a 1.5-day pre-conference workshop at this year’s Association for Community Health Improvement Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

MAPP is a community-owned strategic planning process that guides community partners through the development of a community health needs assessment and community health improvement plan. The introductory-level MAPP training is designed for individuals and teams who are seeking basic knowledge and want to implement the MAPP process in their communities.

Sign up before February 23, 2018.

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Youth and Family TREE

Grant Opportunities

SAMHSA Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families

FOA Number: TI-18-010

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018

Application Due Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The recipient will be expected to provide a coordinated multi-system family centered approach that will enhance and expand comprehensive evidence-based treatment, including early intervention, and recovery support services to the population of focus.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations. Please see the announcement for the full list of eligible applicants. SAMHSA seeks to further expand access and the geographical distribution, as well as reduce duplication, of its adolescent programs. Therefore, grant recipients funded under TI-16-006 FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation and TI-17-002 FY 2017 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $14,616,450 (At least $5 million will be awarded to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes/tribal organizations…)

Anticipated Number of Awards: 27 awards

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $541,350 per year

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

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