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Fact Sheet: Increasing Investment in Rural America

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

This week, the White House Rural Council will host the inaugural Rural Opportunity Investment Conference (ROI) to promote potential investment opportunities that exist throughout rural America. Top leaders from the business community and financial institutions, senior government officials, rural economic development experts and others from across the country, will come together to discuss ways to develop partnerships that create jobs, grow small businesses, and invest in critical rural infrastructure.

In conjunction with this event, the White House Rural Council is announcing a $10 billion dollar investment fund to promote rural economic development. This fund will continue to grow the rural economy by increasing access to capital for rural infrastructure projects and speeding up the process of rural infrastructure improvements. The fund is immediately open for business and more investors can now add to the initial $10 billion in available capital.

The ROI conference and the new investment fund are part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to promote investment in rural America, strengthen the nation’s infrastructure, and grow the U.S. economy. Since the creation of the White House Rural Council in 2011, the President has made historic investments in rural America designed to drive job growth, invest in rural education, provide emergency services, and address health disparities.

To read more visit the complete Fact Sheet: http://1.usa.gov/1o9CVTL

We R Native: Who R You? Summer Photo Contest

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

We R Native is sponsoring a summer photo contest and participants could win a beaded We R Native medallion or up to $75.  The contest is open to all American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13 to 21 years of age.  To enter, you must submit a summertime photo that represents Native pride with you or your friends wearing We R Native gear.  If you don’t have any We R Native gear, visit the online store – http://bit.ly/UbtJY0. Photos must be submitted via the We R Native website - http://bit.ly/Z7vV09 or on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #weRnative.

Contest Deadline: August 20, 2014

For more information, visit the We R Native contest web page: http://bit.ly/1mIhYUe

Funding Opportunity: National Library of Medicine Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers.  Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions.  Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

Application Deadline: July 29, 2014

For more information read the FOA online: http://1.usa.gov/1wrZpo4

Second Chances Act Solicitation: Reentry Mentoring for Young Fathers

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a solicitation for a new Second Chance Act grant program supporting the successful and safe transition of young fathers returning to families and communities after secure confinement.  The Reentry Mentoring Project will assist nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes in providing mentoring and comprehensive transitional services to young fathers – those no more than 24 years old at the start of services – with an emphasis on developing parenting skills.  Applicants should demonstrate a strong partnership between the mentoring organization and the department/entity responsible for the secure confinement facility.

Deadline: July 17, 2014

View the solicitation online (PDF file): http://1.usa.gov/1iYIoB3

Funding Opportunity: Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The purpose of this initiative from the US Department of Health and Human Services is to improve women’s health across the lifecourse by increasing the use of clinical preventive services.  This will be accomplished by increasing the number of women enrolled in health insurance, raising consumer awareness of the importance of clinical preventive services and supporting providers in the delivery of quality preventive services.  These objectives will be accomplished by a coalition of organizations representing women’s health care providers who will develop and implement strategies to promote awareness among consumers about the importance of clinical preventive services and provide information and training to providers to support the quality provision of these services.

Application deadline: July 21, 2014

Read more about this funding opportunity online: http://1.usa.gov/1xiSjEW

Funding Opportunity: Native Strong – Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Notah Begay II (NB3) Foundation’s “Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures” program is a national initiative to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities.  NB3 has issued a request for proposals for its second round of “Promising Program” grants.  The purpose is to partner with Native communities to strengthen existing youth-focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs and build capacity for program evaluation.

Application deadline: July 14, 2014

More information about this grant opportunity and the complete request for proposals is available online: http://bit.ly/1pGeKTh

USDA Offers Grant to Help Repair Housing in Rural Areas

Friday, June 13th, 2014

From the United States Department of Agriculture:

“The funds are being made available in USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant program. Eligible applicants include town or county governments, public agencies, federally recognized Indian Tribes, and non-profit and faith-based organizations. USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners under this program.

Up to $3.9 million is available in Fiscal Year 2014. Applications are due July 28, 2014. More information on how to apply is on page 33495 of today’s [6/11/2014]  Federal Register.”

For more information, visit the USDA’s News Release: http://1.usa.gov/1itVNvq

Funding Opportunity: Ethnic Community Self Help Program

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for funding of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program to provide services to newly arriving refugees. The objectives of this program are to strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations, and to ensure ongoing support and culturally appropriate services to refugees within five years of their initial resettlement.

The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee groups who have arrived in the U.S. within the last five years.

ORR places a strong emphasis on projects with a two-fold aim: 1) strengthening of the applicant’s organizational capacity 2) provision of SMART services (Specific Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic, and Time-Bound) to refugees. Such services may include both direct and referral services.

Ethnic Community Self Help Program Funding Announcement: http://1.usa.gov/1kBkd9f

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) FOA http://1.usa.gov/1knYiQ7  has been reissued April 29, 2014. The G08 program provides funding for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. For more information about the G08 FOA see http://1.usa.gov/1lE9mwt

The application deadline is July 30, 2014.

If there are questions, please contact:  Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, NLM – alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

Funding Opportunity: Urban Native Nonprofit Human Service Focus Grants

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The First Nations Development Institute and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition are accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that increase the availability and effectiveness of comprehensive community programming in urban Indian centers and communities. The project also supports new and expanded activities in urban Indian environments with the goal of improving opportunities that can be attained in all Native American urban communities.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

Find more information about the Urban Native Nonprofit Human Service Focus Grants online: http://bit.ly/1lM3rnx