Funding

The opportunities below are listed in order of soonest deadline to latest. Please be sure to review the list of ongoing opportunities as well. Click on each opportunity to display more information.

August 2021

BJA FY 21 Preventing School Violence: BJA's STOP School Violence Program

Funding Opportunity Title: BJA FY 21 Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program
Deadline: August 2, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-BJA-2021-47003
CFDA Numbers: 16.839
Program Office: Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.

The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (or STOP School Violence Act) describes the following for K-12 school safety projects:

Training to prevent school violence, including training for local law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students.
The development and operation of anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites.
The development and deployment of— Multidisciplinary intervention and threat assessment teams that, when necessary, evaluate serious risks of violence in schools and include coordination with law enforcement agencies, behavioral health specialists, community stakeholders, and school personnel.
Specialized training for school officials in responding to student mental health crises, including training on when and how to involve mental health professionals.

Support for any other measure that, in the determination of the BJA Director, may provide a significant improvement in training, threat assessments and reporting, and violence prevention.

NOTE: Under the STOP School Violence Act, BJA funds cannot be used for the purchase of target-hardening equipment to secure schools such as cameras, security systems, fencing, locks, etc. In addition, these funds cannot be used to pay for armed security officers or school resource officers. Applicants interested in funding for target hardening should see the COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). Duplicate applications should not be submitted to both BJA and COPS.

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Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program
Deadline: August 2, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: RD-RBS-21-01-RISE
CFDA Numbers: 10.755
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Utilities Programs

The primary objective of the RISE program is to support jobs accelerator partnerships to improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The minimum award per grant is $500,000 and the maximum award amount per grant is $2,000,000. Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 80 percent of eligible project costs. Grant funds may be used to pay for costs directly related to the purchase or construction of an innovation center located in a rural area; costs directly related to operations of an innovation center including purchase of equipment, office supplies, and administrative costs including salaries directly related to the project; costs directly associated with support programs to be carried out at or in direct partnership with job accelerators; reasonable and customary travel expenses directly related to job accelerators and at rates in compliance with 2 CFR 200.474; utilities, operating expenses of the innovation center and job accelerator programs and associated programs; and administrative costs of the grantee not exceeding 10% of the grant amount for the duration of the project.

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NEA Our Town, FY2022

Funding Opportunity Title: NEA Our Town, FY2022
Deadline: August 5, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 2021NEA01OT
CFDA Numbers: 45.024
Program Office: National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, we support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.
Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. These projects require a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization; and should engage in partnership with other sectors (such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development). Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.

The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on July 1, 2022, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed.

An organization may submit as a lead applicant two applications to Our Town.

A partnering organization may serve as a partner on as many applications as they like.

You may apply to other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities, including Grants for Arts Projects, in addition to Our Town. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project, or a distinctly different phase of a project. If you have applied to the Arts Endowment in the past and were not recommended for funding, you may apply again to any funding opportunity, including Our Town.

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Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP) FY 2021

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP) FY 2021
Deadline: August 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: TRIBALTOURISMFY2021
CFDA Numbers: 15.032 
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), solicits proposals from federally recognized Tribes to receive grants to support Tribal tourism feasibility studies and/or Tribal tourism business plan development. The Program supports Tribes to increase capacity of Tribes to plan, develop and manage tourism and related infrastructure in support of economic development and the NATIVE Act (Public Law No: 114-221 (09/23/2016)).
The Program will provide funding for Tribes to conduct tourism feasibility studies that will empower them to make informed decisions on potential tourism project(s). The Program will also provide funding for Tribes to develop business plans on completed tourism feasibility studies. In addition to the feasibility study, tourism grants may fund business plans for Tribal Tourism businesses recovering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Funding Opportunity Title: Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
Deadline: August 9, 2021
Program Office: Office of Community Services

The Office of Community Services (OCS) released the LIHWAP-AT-2021-09: Model LIHWAP Application Plan Instructions. The Action Transmittal provides LIHWAP grantees with a Model Plan template and instructions for submission. To be eligible to receive LIHWAP funding, grantees must submit their LIHWAP Tribal Plan and application materials by Thursday, August 9, 2021 to LIHWAPtribes@acf.hhs.gov.

Action Transmittal: LIHWAP AT-2021-09 Model Plan Final FY2021
Model LIHWAP Plan for Tribes

Media Projects

Funding Opportunity Title: Media Projects
Deadline: August 11, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210811-TD-TR
CFDA Numbers: 45.164
Program Office: National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is accepting applications for the Media Projects program. The purpose of this program is to support collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary films, radio, and podcasts that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship. Media Projects awards are made at two levels: Development and Production.

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Short Documentaries

Funding Opportunity Title: Short Documentaries
Deadline: August 11, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210811-TT
CFDA Numbers: 45.164
Program Office: National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is currently accepting proposals for the Short Documentaries program. The purpose of the program is to support documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program can support single films or a series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. The subject of the film(s) must be related to A More Perfect Union: Exploring America’s Story and Commemorating its 250th Anniversary.

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NEA American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations, FY2021

Funding Opportunity Title: NEA American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations, FY2021
Deadline: August 12, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 2021NEA01ARP60AL
CFDA Numbers: 45.024
Program Office: National Endowment for the Arts

The Rescue Plan’s Grants to Organizations program will be carried out through one-time grants to eligible organizations including, but not limited to, nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, units of state or local government, federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, and a wide range of other organizations that can help advance the goals of this program.

Grants will be made to eligible organizations to support their own operations. Unlike other Arts Endowment funding programs that offer project-based support, Rescue Plan funds are intended to support day-to-day business expenses/operating costs, and not specific programmatic activities. Cost share/matching funds are not required.

The Arts Endowment does not fund direct grants to individuals.

Applicants may request a fixed grant amount for: $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000. Cost share/matching funds are not required.

An organization is limited to one application under the Rescue Plan’s Grants to Organizations guidelines.

The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2022. Generally, a grant period of up to two years is allowed.

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Projects of National Significance: Community Collaborations for Employment Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Projects of National Significance: Community Collaborations for Employment Program
Deadline: August 13, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2021-ACL-AOD-DNCE-0098
CFDA Numbers: 93.631
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Community Living

ACL will make awards under the Community Collaborations for Employment Program to fund broad stakeholder collaborations in distinct communities that will increase their capacity to facilitate transition of youth with developmental disabilities between schools and the community. Grantees and their partners will work to reduce the complexity of available services, increase the smooth exchange among the various supportive programs, eliminate unnecessary duplication, create tools to increase consistency across service agencies, and ultimately expand and strengthen the services available to youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The goal will be to optimize opportunities for youth with developmental disabilities for competitive integrated employment (CIE), successful postsecondary education without remediation, and independent living.

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NRCS’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Funding Opportunity for NRCS’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Program for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022
Deadline: August 16, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: USDA-NRCS-NHQ-WMBP-21-NOFO0001116
CFDA Numbers: 10.933
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $5 million in Wetland Mitigation Banking Program (WMBP) grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the Wetland Conservation Compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act (as amended). WMBP is a competitive grants program accepting proposals from qualified applicants with the expertise and capacity to operate and manage all aspects of a wetland mitigation bank. Eligible entities include Federally recognized Native American tribal governments, State and local units of government, for-profit entities, small businesses, special district governments, nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, and public and State controlled institutions of higher education. Applications will be accepted from eligible entities to carry out projects in any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Priority will be given to banks based in locations with significant numbers of individual wetlands, wetland acres, and conservation compliance requests. According to NRCS data, these locations include the Prairie Pothole Region, Nebraska Rainwater Basin Region, and the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, South Dakota, Georgia, and Ohio.

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Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity

Funding Opportunity Title: Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity
Deadline: August 16, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: MP-CPI-21-007
CFDA Numbers: 93.137
Program Office:  Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 cooperative agreements under the authority of 42 U.S.C. § 300u-6 (Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act).
This notice solicits applications for projects to establish a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE), for which OMH will provide the organizational structure and operational framework. The CIIHE will support efforts including education, service and policy development, and research related to advancing sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity in the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. The CIIHE award recipients (awardees) will function as a single initiative, coordinated by OMH, through two cooperative agreements to be awarded through this funding opportunity.

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Minority Leaders Development Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Minority Leaders Development Program
Deadline: August 17, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: MP-CPI-21-008
CFDA Numbers: 93.137
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announce the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 under the authority of 42 U.S.C. § 300u-6 (Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act). OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration grants, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting dissemination of these approaches. This cooperative agreement aligns with the OASH priority on the elimination of health disparities and HHS Strategic Plan Objective 1.4: Strengthen and expand the healthcare workforce to meet America’s diverse needs.(1)

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Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons- Alaska, Northwest, Southwest CASC Regions

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons- Alaska, Northwest, Southwest CASC Regions
Deadline: August 23, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: BIA-2021-TCRP
CFDA Numbers: 15.156 
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through Bureau of Indian Affair’s Office of Trust Services (BIA), hereby solicits proposals from tribal non-profit, non-governmental organizations, and tribally controlled colleges or universities, to enter into a cooperative agreement for the support of tribal climate science needs through the hiring of a tribal climate resilience liaison in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The agreement provides a mechanism for the BIA to provide the selected Tribal organizations with non-recurring funding for mutually agreed upon tasks in keeping with the climate science needs of the BIA and all tribal communities in the Northwest, Southwest, and Alaska CASC regions (learn more and see map of DOI Climate Adaptation Science Centers here: https://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/climate-adaptation-science-centers).

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Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Deadline: August 25, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: FTA-2021-003-TR
CFDA Numbers: 20.509
Program Office: Department of Transportation – DOT/Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $10 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program (Federal Assistance Listing: 20.509). As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for any purpose eligible under FTA’s Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program, 49 U.S.C. 5311, including planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas.

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Areas of Persistent Poverty Program

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Areas of Persistent Poverty Program
Deadline: August 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: FTA-2021-005-TPE
CFDA Numbers: 20.505
Program Office: Department of Transportation – DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Areas of Persistent Poverty Program was established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which provided funds to eligible applicants that are in areas of persistent poverty. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2021-005-TPE. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 30, 2021.

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September 2021

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program
Deadline: September 01, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: NTIA-TBC-TBCPO-2021-2006948
CFDA Numbers: 11.029 
Program Office: Department of Commerce

NTIA issues this NOFO to describe the requirements under which it will award grants for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Division N, Title IX, Section 905(c), Public Law 116-260, 134 Stat. 1182 (Dec. 27, 2020) (Act). The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program provides new federal funding for grants to eligible entities to expand access to and adoption of: (i) broadband service on Tribal Land; or (ii) for programs that promote the use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic. See Section A. of this NOFO for the full description of this program.

Additionally, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $10 billion to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to establish the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund to provide funding to states, territories, and Tribal Governments to carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).1 NTIA is coordinating with Treasury to allow Tribal Governments to indicate their interest in receiving funding under the Treasury program when they submit their application for NTIA’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program in accordance with the process outlined in this NOFO. See Sections B.1 and D.2.d.3 of this NOFO for more information.

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Health Center Service Area Competition

Funding Opportunity Title: Service Area Competition
Deadline: September 07, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-005
CFDA Numbers: 93.224
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports domestic public or private, nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.

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FY21 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)

Funding Opportunity Title: FY21 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)
Deadline: September 09, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: FHWA-TTPSF-2021
CFDA Numbers: 20.205
Program Office: Department of Transportation – DOT Federal Highway Administration

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) has been published. This notice announces the availability of approximately $10.1 million for projects in four categories: safety plans; data assessment, improvement, and analysis activities; systemic roadway departure countermeasures; and infrastructure improvement and other eligible activities as listed in 23 U.S.C.148(a)(4). The goal of these projects is to reduce fatalities and serious injuries from transportation incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes. For complete instructions on preparing and submitting an application for TTPSF, please download the application, application information, systemic roadway departure risk assessment form (if applicable) and NOFO at https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/programs-tribal/safety/funds.

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Children's Healthy Learning Environments in Low Income and/or Minority Communities

Funding Opportunity Title: Children’s Healthy Learning Environments in Low Income and/or Minority Communities
Deadline: September 10, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: EPA-OA-OCHP-21-01
CFDA Numbers: 66.609
Program Office: Environmental Protection Agency

The purpose of this Children’s Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities solicitation (RFA) is to provide funds for capacity building activities to address disproportionate children’s environmental health harms and risks in school and/or childcare settings in, or that primarily serve, low-income and/or minority communities. This RFA provides funding directly to organizations to support school- and/or childcare center-based capacity building projects that help school communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues that affect children. Projects must take place in schools and/or childcare centers that are located in minority and/or low-income communities and/or primarily serve student populations that are minority and/or low-income (e.g., Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Title I schools, tribal schools).

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Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants
Deadline: September 28, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210518-CHA
CFDA Numbers: 45.130
Program Office: National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Challenge Grants is accepting applications for the Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program. Capital Projects support the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities. Digital Infrastructure projects support the maintenance, modernization, and sustainability of existing digital scholarly projects and platforms. For both Capital Projects and Digital Infrastructure, expenditures must be shown to bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly.

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Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Funding Opportunity Title: Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00193
CFDA Numbers: 15.631
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 15.631

Authority: Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act of 2006, S.260 Public Law 109-294; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a-c, 747e-742j; and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C. 661 667(e).

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative and grant agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. The PFW Program is delivered through more than 250 full-time staff, active in all 50 States and territories. Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas define where the program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. The program has been in existence since 1987 and has over 30 years of successful delivery. Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities. It also advance the Department of the Interior’s mission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission, and PFW’s mission, promote biological diversity, and based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity.

***Applicants seeking technical or financial assistance from the PFW Program are requested to consult with the Regional PFW Program office BEFORE developing or submitting an application (see Section G. Agency Contacts at the end of this announcement).***

Conservation activities and projects do not have to meet all of the selection criteria; however, field staff will give the highest funding priority status to proposed projects that meet more of the following criteria (sequence of listing does not imply order of preference):

Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities. Program funding will enhance the missions of DOI, FWS, and PFW.

Restoring trust with local communities: The PFW program has local field biologists across all 50 states stationed and living in the communities they serve which enhances trust and allows sustainable relationship building. Projects which support and build trust with local communities will receive high prioritization.

Modernizing our infrastructure: The PFW program will assist with modernizing fish passage structures to allow safe travel by aquatic resources and at the same time, allow for structural stability by designing units to avoid flood damage. Additionally, wetland levees, water control structures, and fencing projects are a few examples of modernizing infrastructure to support American conservation.

Ensuring sovereignty means something: Many PFW projects support tribal operations and PFW staff will continue to recognize opportunities to enhance those relationships.

Hunt/Fish: The PFW Program will continue to deliver on-the-ground habitat to support robust populations of wildlife for recreational use by the American public. These will support Secretarial Orders 3347, 3356, and 3362.

National Wildlife Refuge System: PFW Program staff will favor conservation activities and projects that are on private lands near National Wildlife Refuge (Refuges) lands. Activities or projects that complement conservation practices on Refuges or resolve problems on Refuges that are caused by off-refuge land use practices will be given higher priority.

Expand priority habitats, reduce habitat fragmentation, establish conservation buffers, and provide wildlife movement corridors that result in self-sustaining systems: Our staff will give preference to habitat improvement projects near protected land, including land owned or controlled by the National Wildlife Refuge System, National Forests, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, other federal agencies, tribal, state agencies, or nongovernment entities.

Regional strategic plans and priorities: PFW Program regional and field staff work with conservation partners to identify habitat conservation priorities and delineate geographic focus areas in our Regional strategic plans. The geographic focus areas represent an integration of shared habitat conservation priorities among the Service, conservation partners, and stakeholders. We will concentrate our technical and financial resources in these focus areas to conserve priority habitat. Habitat improvement projects that meet region-specific priorities and are located within geographic focus areas will receive higher priority. However, field staff are not prohibited from implementing high-value habitat improvement projects outside of these geographic focus areas.

Most PFW Program projects are developed collaboratively with the landowner, PFW Program local staff, and other conservation partners. PFW Program biologists are able to provide technical biological information and are knowledgeable about state-of-the-art techniques to restore, enhance, and protect fish and wildlife habitats for the benefit of federal trust species. If an applicant chooses to prepare an application independently, the application will be reviewed to determine if the potential project is consistent with the Department of the Interior Secretary’s priorities, FWS Priorities, goals of the PFW Program Strategic Plan, and if the potential project meets the Eligibility Requirements and Criteria as stated in the full announcement.

PFW Program field staff are responsible for identifying and selecting habitat conservation projects, with concurrence from the field station Project Leader, or other appropriate authority. Field staff also use the project selection criteria to identify projects that maximize benefits to federal trust species, and use program resources in the most effective and efficient manner. Cost sharing is encouraged but not required.

Cost sharing is the PFW Program’s strategy to leverage program funds with funds from other federal and non-federal partners to deliver habitat conservation cost effectively. All proposals should strive to secure a cost share ratio of one partner dollar for each PFW Program dollar.

If other considerations are equal, priority for funding will be given to projects that have agreements longer in duration, involve greater partnership support and cost sharing, and have the greatest cost effectiveness.

Prior to participating in any review or evaluation process, all staff and peer reviewers, evaluators, panel members, and advisors must sign and return to the program office point of contact the “Department of the Interior Conflict of Interest Certification” form. For a copy of this form, contact the Service point of contact identified in the Agency Contacts section below.

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Coastal Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Coastal Program
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00197
CFDA Numbers: 15.630
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

The Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program staff coordinates with partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation goals and priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Coastal Program projects must support the missions of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and the Coastal Program, and be based on sound scientific biological
principles.

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Endangered Species Recovery Implementation

Funding Opportunity Title: Endangered Species Recovery Implementation
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00155
CFDA Numbers: 15.657
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

The principal objective of this Recovery Implementation funding opportunity is to support the implementation of priority recovery actions for federally endangered and threatened species. The ESA conveys the importance of recovery plans as a central organizing tool for guiding each species’ recovery process by requiring their development for every listed species. Recovery plans establish an overall recovery vision that, among other things:
• Defines the point at which protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are no longer needed,
• Identifies and prioritizes the most effective and feasible suite of recovery actions that will promote species survival and recovery,
• Provides the public and policy makers with an overall estimate of the time and cost to recover species, and the ability to measure success and resources needs, and
• Aids the Service in working with others to improve the status for imperiled species.

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Candidate Species Conservation Fund

Funding Opportunity Title: Candidate Species Conservation Fund
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00156
CFDA Numbers: 15.660
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

The principle objective of this Candidate Species Conservation funding opportunity is to accomplish conservation tasks for high priority candidate species (based on our annual Candidate Species Assessments) or other at-risk species in the United States, such that identified threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated. These efforts are based on cooperative relationships with states, non-governmental organizations, private landowners and those interested in habitat restoration or undertaking candidate and at-risk species research, surveys and monitoring, or educational outreach efforts.

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October 2021

Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects

Funding Opportunity Title: Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
Deadline: October 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: ARCHIVAL-202110
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. The Commission encourages projects centered on collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history. Additionally, the Commission is especially interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. We encourage applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals over the past 250 years. We welcome projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation’s history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day.
Projects, to preserve and process historical records, may:
• Convert existing description for online access
• Create new online finding aids to collections
• Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online
All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images.
The successful application will demonstrate the value of the contents of the collections; will outline a project that addresses best practices for the work, and that is appropriately staffed; will propose a budget that accomplishes the project in a cost-effective manner; and, will outline activities that bring researchers to the collections included in the project as well as the rest of the repository’s holdings.
For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see: “What we do and do not fund”.
Award Information
A grant is for one to two years and for up to $150,000. The Commission expects to make up to 10 grants in this category for a total of up to $1,000,000. The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publicity, publications, and other products that result from its support.
Eligibility
Eligible applicants:
• Nonprofit organizations or institutions
• Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
• State or local government agencies
• Federally-recognized or -acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
Projects must include at least one of the eligible activities described for this program. Applications must include all required elements (SF424, Narrative, NHPRC Budget form, and Supplemental Materials). Applications that do not meet either of these criteria will not be considered.
In order to ensure eligibility, applicants should first review the rules and regulations governing NHPRC grants under the Administering an NHPRC Grant section.
Cost Sharing
The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.
Cost sharing is required. The applicant’s financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution if they are included in the budget.
The Commission provides no more than 75 per cent of total project costs in the Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects category. For example, a request of $75,000 in NHPRC grant funds means the applicant institution must provide at least $25,000 in cost share.
Other Requirements
Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at https://sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF.

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Public Engagement with Historical Records

Funding Opportunity Title: Public Engagement with Historical Records
Deadline: October 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: ENGAGEMENT-202110
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
• Enlist volunteer “citizen archivists” in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
• Develop educational programs for K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.
• Collect primary source material from people through public gatherings and sponsor discussions or websites about the results.
• Use historical records in workshops for artistic endeavors. This could include K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members. Examples include projects that encourage researching and writing life stories for performance; using record facsimiles in painting, sculpture, or audiovisual collages; or using text as lyrics for music or as music.
• Develop technologies that encourage the sharing of information about historical records.

For a comprehensive list of the Commission’s limitations on funding, please see “What we do and do not fund”. Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.
Award Information
A grant normally is for one to three years. The Commission expects to make up to five grants of between $50,000 and $150,000. The total amount allocated for this program is up to $400,000. Grants begin no earlier than July 1, 2022.
The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications and other products that result from its support.
Eligibility
Eligible applicants:
• Nonprofit organizations or institutions
• Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
• State or local government agencies
• Federally-recognized or -acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
Projects must include at least one of the eligible activities described for this program. Applications must include all required elements (SF424, Narrative, NHPRC Budget form, and Supplemental Materials). Applications that do not meet either of these criteria will not be considered.
In order to ensure eligibility, applicants should first review the rules and regulations governing NHPRC grants under the Administering an NHPRC Grant section.
Cost Sharing
The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.
Cost sharing is required. The applicant’s financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution if they are included in the budget.
The Commission provides no more than 75 per cent of total project costs in the Public Engagement with Historical Records category. For example, a request of $75,000 in NHPRC grant funds means the applicant institution must provide at least $25,000 in cost share.

Other Requirements
Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at www.sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF.

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Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

Funding Opportunity Title: Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Deadline: October 7, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: EDITIONS-202110
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. We especially welcome projects that focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history. Projects may also center on the papers of major figures from American history.
The Commission is especially interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. We encourage applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals over the past 250 years. We welcome projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation’s history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day.
The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) or the Modern Language Association (MLA) Committee on Scholarly Editions .
All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must have definitive plans for publishing and preserving a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable, fully-transcribed and annotated collection of documents. New projects may also prepare print editions (including ebooks and searchable PDFs posted online) as part of their overall publishing plan, but the contents of those volumes must be published in a fully-searchable digital edition within a reasonable period of time following print publication. The NHPRC encourages projects to provide free public access to online editions. Projects that do not have suitable plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered.
Grants are awarded to collaborative teams (including at least two scholar-editors, in addition to one or more archivists, digital scholars, data curators, and/or other support and technical staff, as necessary) for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing documentary source materials online and in print. Eligible documentary edition projects typically focus on original manuscript or typewritten documents, but may also include other formats, such as analog audio and/or born-digital records. Because of the focus on historical documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.
This grant program does not support the production of film or video documentaries. For a comprehensive list of the Commission’s limitations on funding, please see What We Do and Do Not Fund. Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.
Ongoing projects: Applicants from ongoing projects must demonstrate that they have successfully achieved the performance objectives associated with previous NHPRC awards; provide updated, current information, including a description of the new activities; describe the content and historical significance of the specific materials to be edited during the proposed grant period; show progress towards completing the edition; and justify costs in a new budget.
The successful application will demonstrate the historical value of the records to be included in the edition for its intended audiences, will outline a project that addresses best practices for the work and that is appropriately staffed, will propose a budget that accomplishes the project in a cost-effective manner, and will outline activities that bring researchers to the published edition.
For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see: “What we do and do not fund” (http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply/eligibility.html).
Award Information
A grant is for one year and for up to $175,000 per year. The Commission expects to make up to 25 grants in this category for a total of up to $3,000,000. Grants begin no earlier than January 1, 2022.
The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications, publicity, and other products that result from its support.
Eligibility
? U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions
? U.S. colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
? State or local government agencies
? Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
In order to ensure eligibility, applicants should first review the rules and regulations governing NHPRC grants under the Administering an NHPRC Grant section.
Cost Sharing
The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.
Cost sharing is required. The applicant’s financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution if they are included in the budget.
The Commission provides no more than 50 per cent of total project costs in the Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions category. For example, a request of $75,000 in NHPRC grant funds means the applicant institution must provide at least $75,000 in cost share.

Other Requirements
Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at https://sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF.
Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

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Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2022

Funding Opportunity Title: Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2022
Deadline: October 20, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: R22AS00015
CFDA Numbers: 15.519
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation

The objective of this NOFO is to invite federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations to submit proposals for financial assistance for projects and activities that develop, manage, and protect tribal water and related resources.This NOFO also implements the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities including Presidential Executive Order 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (E.O. 14008), and Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Undeserved Communities Through the Federal Government (E.O. 13985). E.O. 13985 is supported by this NOFO as it increases opportunities for Indian tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water and related resources.

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December 2021

National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education

Funding Opportunity Title: National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Deadline: December 17, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: CDC-RFA-DP22-2203
CFDA Numbers:  93.858 
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

The purpose of this 5-year cooperative agreement is to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and school staff in underserved and disproportionately affected communities. The CDC’s Healthy Schools Branch plans to fund four nationally recognized recipients with expertise and experience providing support to CDC-funded state education agencies, districts, schools, out-of-school time providers, and the organization’s constituents in the following priority areas:

Priority 1 – School Health Services: Strategies and activities support access to physical, behavioral, and mental health services for students, with emphasis on students with chronic health conditions.
Priority 2 – Emotional Well-Being: Strategies and activities support emotional well-being of students and staff.
Priority 3 – Healthy Out-of-School-Time: Strategies and activities support healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff in out-of-school time programs.
Priority 4 – School Administrator Support and Action for Healthy Schools: Strategies and activities support adoption of Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model policies within districts and schools that address healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff.

Recipients will provide support through professional development and technical assistance, dissemination, partnerships, and implementation. Expected outcomes to be achieved by the end of the 5-year period of performance include: (1) Increased use of CDC and other evidence-based tools and resources; (2) Increased adoption and implementation of evidence-based school health policies, practices, and programs among state education agencies, districts, schools, and out-of-school time programs; and (3) Expansion of school-based mental health and health services.

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is intended to fund recipients with national reach to support the establishment of school policy, systems, and environmental changes to achieve and sustain positive health outcomes. This NOFO supports nationwide implementation of cross-cutting approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors. Applicants should be able to fulfill the strategies, activities, and performance measures stated in the NOFO at a national, state, local, community, and school level. The applicant must demonstrate their ability at a national level to impact SEAs, districts, or schools in the chosen priority area; have members, networks, affiliates, and chapters in all states; and demonstrate a minimum of ten years of expertise, experience, and documented success in addressing the priority area. The applicant must have experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities and have an understanding of community engagement efforts that can strengthen cross-sector partnerships, ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate practices, build trust within communities, promote social connections, and advance health equity.

Applicants may apply for multiple priority areas but will only be awarded in one priority area. Applicants must identify the priority area they are applying for in the title of their application submission. A separate application must be submitted for each priority area the applicant is applying for.

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2021 National Fish Habitat Action Plan

Funding Opportunity Title: 2021 National Fish Habitat Action Plan
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00513
CFDA Numbers: 15.608
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic habitat conservation projects under the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) program must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (Action Plan). Projects under this program, directly or indirectly, support and promote public access to recreational fishing opportunities. Funded projects may be carried out by Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHPs) recognized by the National Fish Habitat Board (Board), in cooperation with their partners. More information about the FHPs and their partners can be found online at www.fishhabitat.org.

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January 2022

Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Models of Care

Funding Opportunity Title: Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Models of Care
Deadline: January 03, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2022-IHS-ALZ-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.933
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this program is to support the development of models of comprehensive and sustainable dementia care and services in Tribal and urban Indian communities that are responsive to the needs of persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Awardees will:

1. Plan and implement a comprehensive approach to care and services for persons living with dementia and their caregivers that addresses:

Awareness and Recognition. Enhance awareness and early recognition, of dementia in the community and increase referral to clinical care for evaluation leading to diagnosis. The United States Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that “current evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.” Still, there is broad consensus supporting case findings to promote early recognition and diagnosis of dementia.
Accurate and Timely Diagnosis. Individuals and their families should have confidence that concerns about potential cognitive impairment will be evaluated thoroughly and lead to an accurate and timely diagnosis. Most diagnoses of dementia can be made in primary care, but clinical programs should have referral and consultation mechanisms in place (either in person or via telehealth) to support diagnosis when needed.
Interdisciplinary Assessment. Persons living with dementia will have complex and evolving care needs. An interdisciplinary assessment helps identify goals of care and gaps in services and sets the stage for appropriate care and services. In best practice, this assessment includes an attempt to understand the cultural, religious, and personal values that will guide goals and preferences for care. It assesses family and other caregiving resources and the needs and capabilities of those partners in care, as well as housing security and safety risks.
Management and Referral. Care for the person living with dementia is guided by the assessment and most often requires coordination of health care and social services to meet their needs and support caregivers. Those living with dementia and their caregivers often need support and assistance in navigating through the various systems providing this care.
Support for Caregivers. Care for persons living with dementia includes care for their caregivers. Families and other caregivers need help in navigating services and mobilizing respite care, help in understanding what to expect and how to respond to the challenges of living with dementia, and support for self-care. Interventions that provide that care and support (e.g., REACH) and provide education and training (e.g., Savvy Caregiver) have been adapted for use in tribal communities.

2. Develop, in collaboration with the IHS, best and promising practices to include tools, resources, reports, and presentations accessible to federal, Tribal, and urban health programs to them as they plan and implement their own programs.

3. Identify and implement reimbursement and funding streams that will support service delivery and facilitate sustainability.

This is only a forecast. The synopsis and application package are not yet posted, and we have not yet finalized the application due date. This opportunity will be updated when it is published in the Federal Register.

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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Funding Opportunity Title: Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
Deadline: January 05, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-069
CFDA Numbers: 93.504
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) is to improve the health and quality of life of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) by providing information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them.

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Rural Health Network Development Planning

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning
Deadline: January 28, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-059
CFDA Numbers: 93.912
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.

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February 2022 

Information Services To Rural Hospitals Flexibility Grantees

Funding Opportunity Title: Information Services To Rural Hospitals Flexibility Grantees
Deadline: February 01, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-062
CFDA Numbers: 93.241
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of this program is to improve quality and financial viability in rural communities through technical assistance to beneficiaries of Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) initiatives, such as award recipients, Critical Access Hospitals, small rural hospitals, and rural health networks. Assistance will be provided in the areas of: quality improvement, quality reporting, performance improvements and benchmarking, community engagement and population health, provision of rural emergency medical services, and building capacity to participate in alternative payment models.

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Tribal Epidemiology Centers Public Health Infrastructure

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Epidemiology Centers Public Health Infrastructure
Deadline: February 12, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: CDC-RFA-DP22-2206
CFDA Numbers: 93.762
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

CDC expects to fund up to 12 Component A recipients and one (1) Component B recipient. Only one Component A recipient will be selected to serve each of the IHS Areas or the Urban Area as defined in the funding opportunity. These areas are: Alaska Area, Albuquerque Area, Bemidji Area, Billings Area, California Area, Great Plains Area, Nashville Area, Navajo Area, Oklahoma City Area, Portland Area, Phoenix/Tucson Area, and the Urban Area. This NOFO will also fund up to one Component B recipient.

This funding opportunity offers support to strengthen public health capacity and infrastructure among Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribes, and Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIOs) to meet national public health accreditation standards and deliver the 10 essential public health services. Through TECs, recipients will provide public health leadership, surveillance and epidemiology, public health program design, implementation and evaluation, technical support and training to address a wide range of public health needs. This funding opportunity is intended to contribute to reductions in chronic diseases and risk factors, reductions in disparities in health outcomes, and improvements in overall health by building public health capacity and infrastructure in Indian Country.

Component A recipients will implement activities to strengthen TECs/Tribes/UIOs public health capacity and infrastructure to meet National Public Health Accreditation Standards and deliver the 10 Essential Public Health Services. The Component B recipient will establish a Network Coordinating Center to foster peer-to peer learning, support training, and coordinate a national evaluation approach and communication efforts.

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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation
Deadline: February 16, 2022  
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-057
CFDA Numbers: 93.912
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation is to strengthen and expand SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery.

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March 2022 

Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country
Deadline: March 16, 2022 
Funding Opportunity #: CDC-RFA-DP22-2201
CFDA Numbers: 93.762
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) The purpose of this funding opportunity is to improve cultural connectedness among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This funding opportunity offers support for the implementation of tribal practices and cultural traditions to build resiliency and connections to community and culture to improve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing. This approach will include implementation of tribal wellness practices that were identified by tribal health leaders who were convened by CDC in 2016 and lessons learned from the previous cooperative agreement, Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country (CDC-RFA-DP18-1812PPHF18). Those tribal wellness practices include the following:

  • Family and community activities that connect cultural teachings to health and wellness
  • Seasonal cultural and traditional practices that support health and wellness
  • Social and cultural activities that promote community wellness
  • Intergenerational learning opportunities that support wellbeing and resilience
  • Cultural teachings and practices about traditional healthy foods to promote health, sustenance and sustainability
  • Traditional and contemporary physical activities that strengthen wellbeing

Recipients will include up to 18 Federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, or American Indian or Alaska Native tribally designated organizations serving a specific tribe, reservation, or native village. No more than 2 awards to tribes and tribally designated organizations will be made within a single I.H.S. Area. Up to 12 Urban Indian Organizations will also be funded to address the same strategies for that portion of their patient populations that is American Indian and Alaska Native.

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Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network

Funding Opportunity Title: Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network
Deadline: March 21, 2022 
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-083
CFDA Numbers: 93.110
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network is to decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality associated with pre-and post-natal environmental exposures by providing resources, information, and individual risk assessment to pregnant or breastfeeding women, their partners and healthcare providers, with an emphasis on underserved populations.

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ARPA Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity
Deadline: March 31, 2022 *Note: Applications are encouraged to be submitted by March 31, 2022. Applicants are accepted until Sep 30, 2022.
Funding Opportunity #: EDA-2021-ARPAINDIGENOUS
CFDA Numbers: 11.307
Program Office: Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration

Through this Indigenous Communities NOFO, EDA aims to assist indigenous communities to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the pandemic, indigenous communities faced high levels of economic distress and unique economic development challenges, resulting in severe inequalities in opportunity for members of these communities. The pandemic greatly exacerbated those challenges and inequities and will continue to cause deep economic injury to indigenous communities in unprecedented ways.

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities NOFO is designed to support indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended to be flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of indigenous communities.

Competitive applications for funding under this NOFO will propose projects designed to create the conditions for economic growth in indigenous communities and to accelerate economic recovery from the pandemic. These projects can include foundational economic infrastructure projects, such as such as broadband, energy, road, water, and wastewater infrastructure (including community water facilities); vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities that are necessary for future job creation. Projects can also include non-construction projects to provide technical assistance to support business development, entrepreneurship assistance, economic development planning, rural prosperity, and workforce training in indigenous communities. Further, EDA seeks to fund projects representing diverse geographies, from rural and urban settings to projects on or near tribal lands.

EDA plans on funding construction and non-construction projects that cost between approximately $500,000 and $5,000,000 under this NOFO.

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May 2022 

Infant-Toddler Court Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Infant-Toddler Court Program
Deadline: May 03, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-074
CFDA Numbers: 93.110
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Infant-Toddler Court Program – National Resource Center is to promote the health and well-being of very young children and their families involved, or at risk of involvement, in the child welfare system by building the capacity of state and local implementation sites to lead community-driven approaches to prevent child maltreatment, and advancing the Infant-Toddler Court Program’s national reach, impact and sustainability.

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Ongoing

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development
Deadline: Ongoing

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
How do we get started?

  • Contact your local office to discuss your specific project
  • Applications for this program are accepted year round
  • Program resources are available online (includes forms needed, guidance, certifications)
  • Request a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number if your organization doesn’t already have one. It should not take more than a few business days to get your number.
  • Register your organization with the System for Award Management (SAM) if you aren’t already registered. The registration is free, but you need to complete several steps.

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Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development
Deadline: Ongoing

The USDA is accepting applications for their Mutual Self Help Housing program. This program provides grants to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes, with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project. There is no deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Individual Water & Wastewater Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Individual Water & Wastewater Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development

This program provides funds to households in an area recognized as a Colonia before October 1, 1989. Grant funds may be used to connect service lines to a residence, pay utility hook-up fees, install plumbing and related fixtures, e.g., bathroom sink, bathtub or shower, commode, kitchen sink, water heater, outside spigot, or bathroom.
These grants are only available in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Colonia must be located in a rural area i.e., unincorporated areas and any city or town with a population of 10,000 or less) and is identified as a community designated in writing by the state or county in which it is located; determined to be a Colonia on the basis of objective criteria including lack of: potable water supply, adequate sewage systems, decent, safe and sanitary housing, or have inadequate roads and drainage.

Applications for this program are accepted year round. Please apply through your local Rural Development office.

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Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees

Opportunity Title: Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees
Organization/Agency: USDA – Rural Utility Service (RUS)
Deadline: Ongoing

Broadband Program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. For information about the broadband pilot program (ReConnect Program) authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 please log into:  https://reconnect.usda.gov

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FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response

Opportunity Title: FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response
Organization/Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Deadline: Ongoing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Provides reimbursement to eligible state, territorial, tribal, and local government entities, and certain nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures in response to COVID-19 National Emergency Declarations.

FEMA funds may be used for:

  • Management, control and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety:
    • Emergency Operation Center costs
    • Training specific to the declared event
    • Disinfection of eligible public facilities
    • Technical assistance to state, tribal, territorial or local governments on emergency management and control of immediate threats to public health and safety
  • Emergency medical care:
  • Non‐deferrable medical treatment of infected persons in a shelter or temporary medical facility
  • Related medical facility services and supplies
  • Temporary medical facilities and/or enhanced medical/hospital capacity
  • Use of specialized medical equipment
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Emergency medical transport
  • Medical sheltering
  • Household pet sheltering and containment actions related to household pets in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Purchase and distribution of food, water, ice, medicine, and other consumable supplies, to include personal protective equipment and hazardous material suits and the movement of supplies and persons
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Communications of general health and safety information to the public
  • Search and rescue to locate and recover members of the population requiring assistance
  • Reimbursement for state, tribe, territory, and/or local government force account overtime costs

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Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance

Opportunity Title: Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance
Organization/Agency: Community Transportation Association of America
Deadline: Ongoing

The Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance program provides technical assistance for tribes and rural communities of less than 50,000 people to plan system start-up, transit service improvements, facility development, marketing, transportation coordination, and staff training.

CTAA is particularly interested in requests to address issues during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stabilization Grants for Native-Owned Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

Opportunity Title: Stabilization Grants for Native-Owned Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic
Organization/Agency: National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Deadline: Ongoing

Native-owned small businesses serve as the lifeblood of many tribal communities across the country, providing critical jobs and income to tribal citizens and their families while simultaneously enriching the quality of community life by providing goods and services to local residents and the public at-large.

NCAI is offering business stabilization grants in the amount of $5,000 each to a total of 28 selected Native-owned small businesses that have been severely impacted by the curtailing of commercial activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awarded applicants can use the funds to address their most urgent needs to remain in business and become more resilient, such as (but not limited to):

·       making monthly payments on small business loans that have lapsed due to declining business revenues;

·       keeping employees employed;

·       paying their vendors; and/or

·       purchasing equipment/software to transition or grow their businesses online.

GRANT AMOUNT: $5,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling application process; application window will remain open until all funds are exhausted.

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