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Tribal Management Grant Program

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The purpose of this IHS grant program is to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist Tribes/Tribal Organizations (T/TO) in assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, functions, services and activities (PFSA) through a Title I Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) contract and assist established Title I ISDEAA contractors and Title V ISDEAA compactors to further develop and improve management capability. In addition, Tribal Management Grants are available to T/TOs under the authority of 25 U.S.C. Section 5322(e) for the following: (1) obtaining technical assistance from providers designated by the T/TO (including T/TOs that operate mature contracts) for the purposes of program planning and evaluation, including the development of any management systems necessary for contract management, and the development of cost allocation plans for indirect cost rates; and (2) planning, designing, monitoring, and evaluating Federal programs serving T/TOs, including Federal administrative functions.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 01, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,465,000
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $50,000

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Special Diabetes Program for Indians Informational Webinar for Tribal/Urban Leaders: Recording Now Available

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The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) is in the 4th year of the current 5-year grant cycle. If funding continues, the next SDPI grant cycle will be for the fiscal years 2021-2025. To prepare for this, a national Tribal Consultation/Urban Confer regarding SDPI is planned for Fall 2019. This recorded webinar (presented live on April 8, 2019) conveys information on SDPI that will be helpful as Tribal and Urban Indian Organization (UIO) Leaders provide input during the Tribal Consultation/Urban Confer process.

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GLITEC Success Story: Resource Patient Management System Training

Success Stories, TEC News
Bemidji Area Tribes were some of the first to exercise their right to participate in PL-93-638 and only three of the thirty-four federally-recognized Tribes have Indian Health Service (IHS) Service Units. In a 2017 survey that GLITEC conducted among Bemidji Area IHS, Tribally-operated, or urban Indian health programs (ITUs), the 2nd most commonly used EHR/EMR was RPMS and survey respondents described wanting Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) training and education.

In April 2019, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center co-hosted a RPMS training for Bemidji Area I/T/U clinical staff with the IHS regional Bemidji Area Office.


Eighty-seven percent of participants “agreed” or “strongly agreed” (n=15) that the training was valuable.


This training was made possible through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Building Public Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities program.





Survey Design Workshop

TEC Event, TEC News, Training

June 3-4 or 6-7, 2019

This two-day training will cover survey design topics including what questions should be asked, choosing the format and writing questions to generate actionable data, identifying the best administration mode, and improving response rates.

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Decolonizing Data: Strengthening Community Voices to Take Action for Our Missing Relatives

TEC News, Training

Our missing and murdered Native relatives have been invisible for too long, but we are taking a step to help change that. And we need your help.

Please spread the word and join our webinar with NamUs on June 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. This webinar is for community members around the country to learn how to input their missing Native loved ones’ information into the NamUs database.

We are hosting this webinar so community members can take action and help strengthen the data on our missing relatives. Following the webinar, we will announce a plan of action for coordinated community data entry into NamUs.

Please join us for this webinar. Download the social media toolkit to share on your channels and the flyer to post in your community.

When: June 5, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
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