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Archive for the ‘Scholarships and Grants’ Category

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:

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:

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:

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) FOA  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

The application deadline is July 30, 2014.

If there are questions, please contact:  Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, NLM –

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:

Funding Opportunity: Community Food Projects Competitive Grants

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program. The program supports the development of Community Food Projects with one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining and encourage long term planning activities.

The First Nations Development Institute has developed a webinar to aid in the application process.  The archived webinar, “I’m Thinking of Applying for the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program,” is available on the First Nations Development Institute website under Previous Webinars in 2014:

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

Find more information about the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program online:

STEP-UP Summer Research Program for American Indian/Alaska Native High School Students and Mentors

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a federally funded program managed and supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). The overall goal of the NIDDK’s STEP-UP program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. The project aims to expose American Indian/Alaska Native current year junior and senior high school students to the science of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition and obesity through an 8-10 week summer research program.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

More information is available online:

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The National Health Service Corps opened their 2013 Loan Repayment Program application cycle. The program offers primary care medical, dental, mental and behavioral health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care. Urban Indian Health programs are noted as approved sites.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2014

More information is available online:

Circles of Care Mental Health and Wellness Grants

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental health Services is accepting applications for Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities grants.  The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care approach to support mental health and wellness for children, youth and families.

Application deadline: March 7, 2014
Award amount: Up to $400,000 per year for up to 3 years

For more information and to apply for the grant visit the website:

National Prevention Partnership Awards

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Got an innovative for health information, health promotion or preventive health education?  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of grants for community health programs. The Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards Programs,, is designed to establish a national effort to create a network of partnerships and resources to promote health and wellness, educate and train, and establish communication programs for all community populations, regardless of social and economic barriers and race and ethnicity. Both 1 year and 3 year awards are available. Successful applicants will be individual organizations that coordinate multiple partners in activity implementation.