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Corporation for National and Community Service

National Service Agency Announces $6.7 Million in New Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has three new opportunities for federally-recognized Indian Tribes to apply for funding. The funding will place AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers on the ground to help tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.

The AmeriCorps funding opportunity for federally-recognized Indian Tribes is designed to target resources on a core set of challenges: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

The two Senior Corps opportunities focus on specific needs. The Foster Grandparent Program focuses on improving educational outcomes for children with special or exceptional needs, while the Senior Companion Program focuses on efforts to support independent living or aging in place.

  • Applications for AmeriCorps funding are due on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2015.
  • Applications for Senior Corps funding are due on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in August 2015.

Visit NationalService.gov/TribalGrants Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov to access tribal-specific technical assistance including FAQs, webinars and a schedule of the agency's upcoming assistance calls, and contact information for questions specific to these funding opportunities

Centers for Disease Control

  1. Funding Opportunity Announcement: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) - financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1419PPHF14) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, focuses on racial and ethnic communities experiencing health disparities. This 3-year, $35 million/year project will support policy, system, and environmental improvements in those communities to improve health and reduce health disparities. Awardees will include local governmental agencies, community based non-governmental organizations, American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Health Programs, and tribal and intertribal consortia. They will work to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. An estimated 15 to 20 organizations will be funded for basic implementation activities to strengthen their infrastructure, activate coalitions and partners, and prepare and implement a focused community action plan. An additional 30 to 40 organizations will receive comprehensive awards to support immediate implementation of activities addressing an expanded scope of work to improve health and reduce health disparities. CDC Website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

  2. Funding Opportunity Announcement: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country - financed solely by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1421PPHF14): A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country This 5-year, $14 million/year initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. The initiative will support efforts by American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to implement a variety of effective community-chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental changes. These changes will aim to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for breastfeeding, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical links. Funds will support approximately 12 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages directly and approximately 12 Tribal Organizations (one of each in each of 12 IHS administrative areas) to provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages within their IHS Administrative Areas. CDC website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

Notah Begay III Foundation

  1. Promising Program Grants: The purpose of the Promising Program Grant will be to partner with Native communities to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through existing youth focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs. Grants will be awarded up to $40,000 each. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions - the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas)
  2. For additional information, please visit the Grant Seekers Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov page.

Nike N7 Foundation

  1. Nike N7 Fund
    The N7 Fund is committed to creating early positive experiences in sport and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America. Organizations that support Native American and Aboriginal communities through sport and physical activity programming for youth can apply.

    For additional information, please visit the Nike N7 Fund website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

  1. Community Leadership Award
    The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Community Leadership Award is given out annually to no more than fifty (50) individuals who improve the lives of individuals within his/her community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, or nutrition-related programs. The word "community" may refer to a State, organization, sports league or team, business, city, or community-based group. Nominations must be received by February 1, 2015. Nominations received after February 1 will be considered in the following year's award cycle.

    Visit the PCFSN website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov for more information.

United States Department of Agriculture

  1. USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant
    This grant provides funding for education, training, outreach and mentoring programs to enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. Fiscal Year 2015 applications for BFRDP Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov are due March 13, 2015. Eligible applicants are collaborative, state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities, including state cooperative extension service; community-based and nongovernmental organization; colleges or universities (including institutions awarding associate degrees); or any other appropriate organization providing services to beginning farmers and ranchers.

    Applications can be for Standard Grants (to conduct local or regional training) or for Educational Enhancement (EE) Teams (to evaluate curricula and programs, and identify and fill gaps). The EE team should, if possible, use the expertise of officers and employees of the Department of Agriculture (excluding NIFA) with direct experience in programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that may be taught as part of the curriculum for the program or workshop, including (but not limited to) Farm Service Agency, Rural Development, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Employees of other federal agencies may also be appropriate for inclusion on Educational Enhancement Teams. For additional information, please visit the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov . Please direct inquiries to Jill Auburn by e-mail or by phone at (202) 720-2635.

    On February 11, 2015 (2:00-4:00PM ET), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will host a webinar for applicants. No password or advance reservation is required, but space is limited. This webinar will be viewable at http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/bfrdp15rfa/ Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov. A recording will be posted on the NIFA website shortly after the event.

  2. Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
    This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food and agricultural sciences.

    Who Is Eligible to Apply

    • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
    • Other or Additional Information (See below)

    More Information on Eligibility
    Grant applications submitted under this program must certify that the research to be conducted will be performed in collaboration with at least one 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant college or university.

    For additional information, please visit Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov