Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening

Grant Opportunities

Applications Due Friday, March 30, 2018.
Pre-Application Webinar Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm ET

“When you get a cancer diagnosis, your life changes from the way you know it, to doctor appointments, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and being home to recover.” 

– Frances Tiger, Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, Breast Cancer Survivor, 
quoted by American Indian Cancer Foundation


Request for Applications

Cancer is a serious concern in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Although cancer rates vary by region, cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers are among the five most common in AI/AN women, and colorectal is among the top five for AI/AN men. Cancer deaths are decreasing in white populations, while cancer deaths are rising in AI/AN communities. Additionally, whites typically live longer than AI/ANs after being diagnosed with cancer.
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening award. This funding will provide awards of up to $5,000 to three (3) Tribal clinics. Funding will be used to pilot test a toolkit developed by NIHB. This toolkit has been developed to share implementation guidelines for the priority evidence-based interventions (EBIs) found in the Community Guide to Preventive Services (Community Guide) Strategies. This action guide is designed specifically for Tribal health systems interested in increasing high-quality, population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. The funded pilot project will focus on breast and cervical cancer screenings and is expected to run from May 1st to July 31st, 2018. 
Download the Request for Applications (RFA)
Pre-Application Webinar
Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm ET

(3:00-4:00 pm CT/2:00-3:00 pm MT/1:00-2:00 pm PT/12:00-1:00 pm Alaska)
Register HERE
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Access code: 738 035 284

For additional information, please contact Breannon Babbel,

SAMHSA Statewide Consumer Network Program

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Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a grant funding opportunity entitled “Statewide Consumer Network Program.”

The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide. The population of focus is adults with SMI, including those who are under-served and under-represented (e.g., consumers from ethnic, racial, and cultural minority groups); veterans; individuals who are chronically homeless; individuals with co-occurring disorders; sexual orientation and gender identity minorities; and individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system.

Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to domestic public and private non-profit entities, Tribes, and Urban Indian organizations that are mental health consumer-operated organizations for at least two years and are not operating under the umbrella of another organization. To expand the impact of this program and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or Tribe. In addition, SAMHSA will fund at least three Tribes/Tribal organizations for this announcement and may need to skip fund to do so.

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $855,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 9
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $95,000 per year
Length of Project: Up to 3 years
Application Due: April 23, 2018

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2018 Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program

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Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACL-AOA-FPSG-0255
Funding Opportunity Name: 2018 Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program financed by Prevention and Public Health Fund
Agency Name: HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
Closing Date for Application: Apr 30, 2018
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,014,127
Award Ceiling: $600,000
Award Floor: $50,000

Description: The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) forecasts the possible availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funds to make three-year grants to approximately 10 entities to develop capacity, bring to scale, and sustain evidence-based falls prevention programs that will help to reduce the number of falls, fear of falling, and/or fall-related injuries in older adults. ACL aims to compete these 10 grants via two options (both with 36-month grant periods): (A) Sustainable Systems Grants: approximately six grants of $400,000 to $600,00 focused on developing integrated, sustainable systems for delivering falls prevention programs; (B) Capacity-Building Grants: approximately four grants of $50,000 to $150,000 to build capacity to introduce and deliver falls prevention programs within underserved areas and/or populations.

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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

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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