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2018 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

Date: May 2-4, 2018

Description: The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists.

This seminar is intended to:

  • Demystify the application and review process
  • Clarify federal regulations and policies
  • Highlight current areas of special interest or concern

The seminar and optional workshops are appropriate for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, the seminar offers a few more advanced sessions, updates on policies and processes direct from NIH staff, as well as valuable presentation resources to share with your institution.

Place: Washington, DC. Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.

Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) – Training of Facilitators


When: April 10-12, 2018
Where: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
Cost: $495
Description: The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum was developed between 1990 and 1994 and has stood the test of time as an effective healing and planning model for tribal communities addressing impacts of historical and inter-generational trauma. Impacts include substance abuse, suicide, meth and other drug use, violence, poverty and more. This training will teach people how to facilitate a GONA for your tribe or agency. Participants will go through the four foundational phases of the GONA – belonging, mastery, interdependence and generosity. A handout packet will be distributed to each participant that can be duplicated for GONA’s that will be implemented in your community.

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SAMHSA Statewide Consumer Network Program

Grant Opportunities

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

Grant Opportunities

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