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.

January 2023

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Funding Opportunity #HRSA-23-036

CFDA Number(s): 93.912

Program Office: Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (“Network Planning Grant”). The purpose of the Network Planning Program is to promote the planning and development of integrated health care networks to address the following legislative aims: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program supports one year of planning and brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to establish and/or improve local capacity in order to strengthen rural community health interventions and enhance care coordination. In addition to funding Network Planning programs through the Regular Network Planning track, in FY 2023 the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will also offer an option for applicants to select the Advancing Health Equity (AHE) track. In addition to addressing the three legislative aims of the regular Network Planning program, applicants will select only one of these two tracks. AHE applicants will seek to coalesce community stakeholders to focus on addressing health equity needs and improve health outcomes for underserved members of rural communities. The intent of the AHE track is to focus on collaboration between entities to establish or improve local capacity and care coordination among rural Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. The Network Planning program uses the concept of developing networks as a strategy toward linking rural health care network members together to address local challenges, and help rural stakeholders achieve greater collective capacity to overcome challenges related to limited economies of scale for individual hospitals, clinics, or other key rural health care stakeholders. Studies show that integrated health care networks formed in rural communities allow for better resource allocation of both personnel and shared assets to decrease and/or prevent chronic disease, create stronger buy-in, trust and input among stakeholders and community members, improve data sharing, and increase sustainability and longevity of the network. Because of the benefits a network provides, at least 88 percent of past Network Planning award recipients have reported the sustainability of at least some elements of their network activities post-grant.

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Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program

Deadline: January 9, 2023

Funding Opportunity #FCC-ACOGP-23-001

CFDA Number(s): 32.011 

Program Office: Federal Communications Commission

The FCC issues this NOFO to describe the requirements under which it will award grants for the NCOP and the TCOP. A separate NOFO will be issued for the ACP Outreach Grant Program – Pilot Programs, YHYI and NPP.

The ACP Outreach Grant Program is one tool among a comprehensive set of measures authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021(Infrastructure Act) and implemented by the FCC to help bridge the digital divide. The ACP Outreach Grant Program will help increase awareness of and participation in the ACP among eligible households. The ACP Outreach Grant Program provides new federal funding for the FCC to grant eligible governmental and non-governmental entities with the funding and resources needed to increase awareness of and participation in the ACP among those households most in need of affordable connectivity. See Section IV – Program Description of this NOFO for the full Program Description.

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February 2023 

April 2023 

FY 2023 AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations and Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration Program

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2023 AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations and Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration Program

Deadline: April 5, 2023

Funding Opportunity #AC-12-09-22

Program Office: AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities and those serving. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of our national culture.

AmeriCorps Seniors is publishing this funding notice for the purpose of creating the “FY 2023 AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations and Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration Program” to invest in projects focused on underserved Indigenous and Native communities, advancing opportunities for older adults to make an impact, through their time and experience. Through the Native Nations and Indigenous Elders SDP funding opportunity, applicants must demonstrate how they will engage adults ages 55 and older to address one or more of the Native Nations & Indigenous Elders SDP priorities.

Link to Additional Information: Full competition information and resources

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: by phone at 1-800-942-2677 or email AmeriCorpsSeniors@cns.gov.

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March 2023 

Native American Library Services Basic Grant (2023)

Funding Opportunity Title: Native American Library Services Basic Grant (2023)

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Funding Opportunity #NAG-BASIC-FY23

Program Office: Institute of Museum and Library Services

This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are to: • Improve services for learning and accessing information in a variety of formats to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and financial literacy, and other types of literacy skills. • Enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership through training, continuing education, and opportunities for professional development.

Link to Additional Information: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/native-american-library-services-basic-grants

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Jennifer Himmelreich, Senior Program Officer

P. 202-653-4797  E. jhimmelreich@imls.gov

Sheena Afoakwa Program Specialist

P. 202-653-4718 E. safoakwa@imls.gov

imls-librarygrants@imls.gov

Tribal Management Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Management Grant Program

Deadline: March 6, 2023

Funding Opportunity #HHS-2023-IHS-TMD-0001

Program Office: Indian Health Service

The purpose of this program is to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TOs) in assuming all or part of existing IHS programs, functions, services, and activities (PFSAs) through a Title I Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) contract and assist established Title I ISDEAA contractors and Title V ISDEAA compactors to further develop and improve management capability. In addition, Tribal Management Grants are available to T/TOs under the authority of 25 U.S.C. 5322(e) for the following:

1. Obtaining technical assistance from providers designated by the T/TOs (including T/TOs that operate mature contracts) for the purposes of program planning and evaluation, including the development of any management systems necessary for contract management, and the development of cost allocation plans for indirect cost rates.

2. Planning, designing, monitoring, and evaluating Federal programs serving T/TOs, including Federal administrative functions.

Link to Additional Information: Full Notice of Funding Opportunity on the Federal Register

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Paul E. Gettys, III Deputy Director

Phone 301-443-2114

Division of Grants Management

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Funding Opportunity Title: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Funding Opportunity # HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NR-1907

CFDA Number(s): 93.581

Program Office: Administration for Children and Families – ANA

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2023 funds for community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) program. The ERE program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws.

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Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Funding Opportunity Title: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Funding Opportunity #HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NL-1924

CFDA Number(s): 93.587 

Program Office: Administration for Children and Families – ANA

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces that it will be soliciting applications for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance program. This program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community’s language preservation goals. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

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Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

Funding Opportunity Title: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Funding Opportunity #HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NB-1958

CFDA Number(s): 93.587 

Program Office: Administration for Children and Families – ANA

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces that it will be soliciting applications for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion program (EMI). The program provides funding for community-based projects that ensure continuing vitality of Native languages through immersion-based instruction. Programs funded under the EMI notice of funding opportunity must meet the requirements for either a Native American Language Nest, or a Native American Survival School. As defined by Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act (42 U.S.C. § 2991b-3(b)(7)), Language Nests are “site-based educational programs that- (i) provide instruction and child care through the use of a Native American language for at least 5 children under the age of 7 for an average of at least 500 hours per year per student,” and Native American Survival Schools are “site-based educational programs for school-age students that- (i) provide an average of at least 500 hours of instruction through the use of 1 or more Native American languages for at least 10 students for whom a Native American language survival school is their principal place of instruction.”

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Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

Funding Opportunity Title: Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Funding Opportunity #HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NA-1906

CFDA Number(s): 93.612

Program Office: Administration for Children and Families – ANA

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program.

This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaska Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Legislative Priority Areas for Economic Development

Due to the recent Congressional passage of the Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2020, ANA will prioritize funding for applications seeking assistance for the following: (1) the development of a tribal code or courts system for purposes of economic development, including commercial codes, training for court personnel, and the development of non-profit subsidiaries or other tribal business structures; (2) the development of a Native community development financial institution, including training and administrative expenses; and (3) the development of a tribal master plan for community and economic development and infrastructure. The economic development legislative priorities will be incorporated into new program areas of interest for the SEDS NOFO. Ten bonus points will be awarded to applications that address one or more of these priority areas.

Native American Community Priority Areas: Native Veterans, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP)

Through tribal consultations and various meetings throughout Native communities, ANA has identified several priority areas that may benefit from funding for community-based solutions through the SEDS program in FY 2023. The priority areas are as follows: Native Veterans, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and/or Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons. To ensure ANA is addressing these priority areas, bonus points will be awarded.

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Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska-SEDS-AK

Funding Opportunity Title: Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska-SEDS-AK

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Funding Opportunity #HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NK-1902

CFDA Number(s): 93.612

Program Office: Administration for Children and Families – ANA

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funds for community-based projects for the Social and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS-AK) program.

SEDS-AK is designed to provide targeted support for Village-specific projects to improve and enhance the core capacity of Alaska Native Village governments, who are central to fulfilling social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska. This program promotes economic and social self-sufficiency for Alaska Natives and is intended to respond to the unique governmental structures and needs in Alaska. The SEDS-AK supports the principle that social and economic development is interrelated and essential for the growth of thriving Native communities. ANA is interested in supporting community-driven projects that build and strengthen core governmental capacity in the areas of administration and project management at the Alaska Native Village level.

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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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