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Tribal Grants
Vida Castaneda


This list of grant opportunities is maintained for applicants from Tribes and Tribal courts. It is intended to provide a one-stop-shopping place for Tribes and Tribal courts to find funding opportunities to build Tribal court capacity in relation to children and families. The grants listed here do not represent all grant opportunities. If you have a successful grant application you would like posted on this website or have additional funding sources that you would like listed or new categories added, please contact Vida Castaneda.

Family Violence

Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Severe Forms of Human Trafficking
Deadline: August 11, 2014
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will award approximately three cooperative agreements for 24 months to implement demonstration that will build and sustain coordinated services in partnership with allied professionals in community-based organizations such as runaway and homeless youth, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking victim services programs. FYSB is particularly interested in applicants with experience serving victims of human trafficking in communities with evidence of high rates of human trafficking. The program will support the provisions of victim-centered services for United States citizens and lawful permanent resident victims of severe forms of trafficking regardless of age. To do so, programs will implement the following activities: 1) Develop, expand, and strengthen victim service programs; 2) Facilitate communication and coordination between the providers of assistance to United States citizen and lawful permanent resident victims; 3) Provide a means to identify such providers; and 4) Provide a means to make referrals to programs for which United States citizen and lawful permanent resident victims are already eligible, including programs administered by the Department of Justice and elsewhere within the Department of Health and Human Services.


Chronic Wounds: Advancing the Science from Prevention to Healing (R01)
Deadline: July 24, 2014
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate research that will increase the understanding of biological and psychosocial factors associated with development, progression, and repair of chronic wounds (e.g., diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers) and associated adverse outcomes, and to develop and test interventions aimed at preventing the onset of chronic wounds, expediting the healing process, or alleviating wound-related symptoms. It is anticipated that the findings from this research will expand the body of knowledge needed to identify individuals at the highest risk for developing chronic wounds and to inform the search for tailored treatments to improve outcomes and quality of life for millions of persons at risk for or suffering from chronic wounds.

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health: Cooperative Agreement Expanding Access to Care for the Maternal and Child Health Population(Category 2: Measuring Collaborative Engagement Awardee Activity)
Deadline: July 28, 2014
This announcement solicits applications for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health: Cooperative Agreement Expanding Access to Care for the Maternal and Child Health Population (AIM), which is comprised of two categories of award.  This is a Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) collaborative program of awardee organizations and the MCHB for the purpose of expanding access to care for the maternal and child health populations through the following program focus areas:  (1) Ensuring continuity of coverage and care for pregnant women and children; (2) improving systems of care for children with special health care needs; and (3) promoting the use of Bright Futures Guidelines for all children. This program will support organizations in addressing issues facing Maternal and Child Health (MCH) populations and in raising awareness about best practices in health and social programs.  Specifically, under this program, each awardee will be responsible for carrying out activities tailored to its target audience.
Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV
Research Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities (Admin Supp)
Deadline: August 4, 2014
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research that addresses disparities in aging and health, including preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies.

Tribal Management Grant Program
Deadline: August, 5, 2014
 The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) grant announcement is to announce the availability of the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist T/TO in assuming all or part of existing IHS programs, functions, services and activities (PSFA) through a Title I contract and assist established Title I contractors and Title V compactors to further develop and improve their management capability. In addition, TMGs are available to T/TO under the authority of 25 U.S.C. § 450h(e) for: (1) obtaining technical assistance from providers designated by the T/TO (including T/TO 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; and (2) the planning, designing, monitoring, and evaluation of Federal programs serving the T/TO, including Federal administrative functions.

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration
Deadline: August 27, 2014
Health centers improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The FOA details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support for an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including Community Health Center (CHC, section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC, section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH, section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC, section 330(i)). For the purposes of this document, the term "health center" refers to the diverse types of health centers (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and/or PHPC) supported under section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended.
Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3)
Deadline: March 18, 2015
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes (5 years old and under). At the end of the funding period, there should be a well-developed and well-characterized intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and, if promising, ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21)
Deadline: May 7, 2017
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 21). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media. Topics to be addressed in this announcement include: effective, sustainable processes for influencing young people to make healthy behavior choices; identification of the appropriate stage of influence for learning sustainable lifelong health behaviors; the role of technology and new media in promoting healthy behavior; identification of factors that support healthy behavior development in vulnerable populations, identification of barriers to healthy behaviors; and, identification of mechanisms and mediators that are common to the development of a range of habitual health behaviors. Given the many factors involved in developing sustainable health behaviors, applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to promote research that identifies and enhances processes that promote sustainable positive behavior or changes social and cultural norms that influence health and future health behaviors.

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01)
Deadline: August 24, 2017
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral diseases, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic diseases, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness, oral disease, or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. For the purposes of this FOA Native Americans include the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. The term Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area which now comprises the State of Hawaii.


Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Longitudinal Assessment of Post-traumatic Syndromes (U01)
Deadline: November 6, 2014
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages cooperative research project grant (U01) applications for a multi-site, longitudinal research platform to 1) characterize post-traumatic trajectories based on dimensions of observable behavior, neurobiological changes, and other measures that may serve as markers of risk (e.g., neural network functional connectivity, cognitive functioning, emotion regulation, biomarkers of immune response) among adult trauma patients initially seen in emergency rooms and other acute trauma settings, 2) examine processes or mechanisms whereby post-trauma mental illness develops and is maintained, 3) develop algorithms to be used in the acute post-trauma time period to predict different trajectories, and 4) develop/refine measures of promising targets for future prevention and early treatment studies.

Social Services

Grants to Address Trafficking within the Child Welfare Population Department of Health and Human Services
Due: July 22, 2014
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for 60 month projects that will address trafficking within the child welfare population by implementing existing recommendations to prevent, identify, and serve victims of trafficking. This funding is designed to continue the development of child welfare systems; response to trafficking through infrastructure building, and to create an evidence base of effective interventions and practices that promote better outcomes for children involved in the child welfare system. Funded projects will be required to use a multi-system approach and coordinate with local law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts systems, runaway and homeless youth programs, Children's Justice Act grantees, child advocacy centers, and other necessary service providers.  


National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes Department of Health and Human Services
Due: July 22, 2014
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to establish by cooperative agreement a National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes (CBCT).CBCT will work collaboratively with other Children's Bureau (CB) supported initiatives to improve child welfare systems and to support Tribes and States in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families. CBCT will serve as the focal point for coordinated and culturally competent training and technical assistance to title IV-B and title IV-E programs in American Indian and Alaska Native Nations. CBCT is intended to: Successfully engage Tribes and States, to be the primary provider of universal, targeted and intensive Tribal training and technical assistance; Facilitate peer-to-peer consultation between Tribes and States regarding child welfare issues; Enhance Tribal access to and utilization of CBCT support; and Increase cultural competence and sensitivity to Tribal voices in Tribal and State child welfare systems. CBCT will address the unique needs of CB-supported Tribal grantees and support intensive, culturally-responsive Tribal technical assistance projects. CBCT will build the capacities of Tribal agencies, courts, and organizations to support the successful administration of child welfare programs and increase the ability of Tribes to provide effective child welfare services. CBCT is expected to help Tribes identify and respond to their unique child welfare needs; improve Tribal child welfare practices; and help Tribes achieve greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families. CBCT will also promote the development and delivery of an array of culturally-appropriate services for groups of Tribal child welfare professionals and individual Tribal Nations, including tools, training, coaching, products, and tailored consultation.

Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages
Deadline: July 29, 2014
The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate- incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The ONAP in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the program.

Media Projects
Deadline: August 13, 2014
Media Projects grants support the following formats: ¿ film and television projects; and ¿ radio projects. Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects ranging in length from short-form to broadcast-length video. Radio projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. They may be intended for regional or national distribution. NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas. Proposed projects might include complementary components to a film, television, or radio project. These components should deepen the audience's understanding of the subject: for example, websites, mobile applications, museum exhibitions, book/film discussion programs, or podcasts. If you seek to develop a digital platform that is independent of a film, television, or radio project, you should apply to the Digital Projects for the Public grant program. Digital Projects for the Public does not, however, currently support production projects. If you seek to produce a digital platform independent of a film, television, or radio project, you should apply to the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants program. Grant categories Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public. See application guidelines for Production Grants.

OSERS/OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities
Deadline: August 18, 2014
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) CA Birdwoman Native American Social Work Student Scholarship Applications Open
Due By: August 31, 2014. Applicants will be notified in September 2014. 
NASW CA will provide up to ten $1,000 scholarships to Native American undergraduate or graduate social work students in California. This is the second year of the program and previous awardees are not eligible to apply. Graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school of social work in California. If applying as an undergraduate, you must be in your senior year with a declared social work major.

Email the following attachments to 1) Tribal ID; 2) Transcript with evidence of enrollment and degree program.  Please have 2 letters of recommendations emailed to

Documents can also be faxed to (916) 442-2075 or mailed to NASW, 1016 23rd St, Sacramento CA 95816. Questions?  Contact NASW at

Standing Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants
Deadline: April 30, 2015
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit applications for one-time grants to tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia that are seeking to develop, and within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Grant funds under this funding opportunity announcement may be used for the cost of developing a title IV-E plan under Section 471 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to carry out a program under Section 479B of the Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of data collection systems, a cost allocation methodology, agency and Tribal court procedures necessary to meet the case review system requirements under Section 475(5) of the Act, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan.

Veterans Cemetery Grants
Deadline: July 1, 2015
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Cemetery Grants Program was established in 1978 to complement VA’s National Cemetery Administration. The program assists states, territories and federally recognized tribal governments in providing gravesites for Veterans in those areas where VA’s national cemeteries cannot fully satisfy their burial needs. Grants may be used only for the purpose of establishing, expanding or improving Veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state, federally recognized tribal government, or U.S. territory. Aid can be granted only to states, federally recognized tribal government, or U.S. territories. VA cannot provide grants to private organizations, counties, cities or other government agencies.

Surdna Foundation- Teens’ Artistic and Cultural Advancement
Deadline: Open (Letters of Inquiry)
Overall, we seek organizations that have a proven and longstanding commitment to serving teens and that emphasize skill building. We seek funding opportunities that:
• Provide high quality arts training that integrate life skills.  These skills include:  written and oral communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership development;
• Encourage teens to connect to their cultural identity through art-making;
• Provide young people with a well-developed, sequential curriculum that meets the increasing skills of participants;
• Foster strong mentoring opportunities for artists with teens;
• Employ accomplished faculty and guest artists who engage teens in art forms that reflect their cultural interests and community;
• Use research and evaluation tools to track the progress of teens’ success over time;
• Share best practices in regards to training and evaluation in order to strengthen the field of youth arts training.


Tribal Courts

Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams
Deadline: August 1, 2014
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) announces the availability of funds for a 17-month national Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams grant to provide technical assistance and implement projects to fully develop and expand research-based child welfare infant-toddler court teams. The QIC will provide technical assistance and conduct projects in collaboration with the courts; state, county, or tribal child welfare systems; and other community-based agencies to increase their capacity to incorporate evidence-based practices to strengthen parenting and promote healthy development for infants and toddlers involved with child welfare. This national center will assist jurisdictions to expand and build infrastructure capacity across the courts, child welfare agencies, and other behavioral health and early childhood systems to ensure that infants and toddlers and their caregivers have access to comprehensive, high-quality evidence-based parenting, child development, and behavioral health services. The QIC will also disseminate promising practices and policies to support the healthy growth and development of infants and toddlers in child welfare and their families.

Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Responses to Underage Drinking Initiative
Deadline: August 1, 2014
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) envisions a nation and tribal nations where our children are healthy, educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with the family and juvenile justice system, the contact should be rare, fair and beneficial to them. To meet this vision, tribal juvenile, juvenile and family, or family Healing to Wellness Courts (hereinafter referred to as
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts) provide comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, community-based, and culturally appropriate services for youth who come in contact with the tribal juvenile justice system due to alcohol or other drug use. This program supports efforts of such courts to develop or enhance their capacity to address issues related to youth younger than 21 years old who possess and consume alcohol. Such capacity development and enhancements are for reducing the number of alcohol-related offenses; alcohol-related traffic injuries or fatalities where this age group’s use of alcohol may have been a factor; increasing the number of activities to deter underage drinking; increasing the number of youth who participate in activities to deter underage drinking; and decreasing the number of crimes against persons or property where youth younger than 21 consuming alcohol may have been a factor.  In addition to supporting program implementation and direct service activities, this initiative will fund a single cooperative agreement to a training and technical assistance provider to support project sites.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry
Deadline: August 4, 2014
ILTF provides funding to Indian nations to support various aspects of land recovery with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands. Returning lands to Indian ownership and control is important to ensure that Indian people have, at minimum, access to the financial and natural resources within their own reservations.

Tribal Child Support Innovation Grants: Building Family-Centered Services
Deadline: August 12, 2014
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) will make awards under the Tribal Innovation Grant (TIG) program to eligible tribal IV-D agencies to improve their capacity to administer innovative, family-centered child support services that help parents provide reliable support for their children as they grow up. This includes strategies such as early intervention, establishing and maintaining realistic child support orders, reducing unmanageable child support debt, promoting noncustodial parents; positive engagement in the lives of their children, increasing noncustodial parent employment and family economic stability, improving family relationships, promoting children's health, collaborating to reduce family violence, and preventing the need for child support services in the first place. Collaborations with state IV-D agencies will also be considered, as well as other programmatic and operational innovations. Please note that this synopsis has been updated to indicate that OCSE expects to make TIG awards in fiscal year 2014, rather than 2013 as was previously forecasted.

Tribal Energy and Mineral Development Grants
Deadline: August 25, 2014
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), hereby solicits grant proposals from Federally-recognized Indian tribes and tribal energy resource development organizations for projects that assess, evaluate, or otherwise promote the processing, use, or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. Grant awards are subject to the availability of funds as appropriated by Congress and allotted to IEED. The IEED’s Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) office will evaluate all Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) grant proposals. Proposals must be used by an Indian tribe for the development of a tribal energy and mineral resource inventory, a tribal energy and mineral resource on Indian land, or for the development of a report necessary to the development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. DEMD will always attempt to support a diversity of project types, whether it be the type of commodity to be studied, such as conventional energy, renewable energy or minerals, or the type of evaluation technique being applied, such as assessment studies, feasibility studies, or economic analysis. DEMD will also support renewable energy projects of various scales, including community scale or industrial scale projects. 
Bernie Toyekoyah, Grants Management Specialist. Phone 405-247-1652

Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO) Historic Preservation Fund Grants in Aid
Due by: September 30, 2014
To provide formula grants to THPO for the identification, evaluation, and cultural and historical preservation by such means as survey, education, archeology, planning, and technical assistance. To assist THPOs in carrying out responsibilities as stated under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended through 2006.

Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program
Due by: Not specified
The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons. The ICDBG program can provide funding for recipients in the following categories: Housing: Housing rehabilitation, land acquisition to support new housing construction, and under limited circumstances, new housing construction. Community Facilities: Infrastructure construction, e.g., roads, water and sewer facilities; and, single or multipurpose community buildings. Economic Development: Wide variety of commercial, industrial, agricultural projects which may be recipient owned and operated or which may be owned and/or operated by a third party.


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