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SAMHSA Training Opportunities: Launching Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs

March 24, 2017
SAMHSA is sponsoring three upcoming training sessions for individuals working in the field of community mental health who are interested in launching and operating an assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) program. AOT is a court-ordered treatment program that focuses on community integration and recovery for high-risk individuals with serious mental illness. There is evidence that AOT is effective in reducing rates of hospitalization,... Read More >>

Funding Opportunity: Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education Programs

March 20, 2017
Description: Since 2008, FNS awards funding for nutrition education projects through Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grants each fiscal year. Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) and State agencies (SAs) that are current FDPIR allowance holders (have a direct agreement with FNS to administer FDPIR) are eligible to apply for funds to conduct projects that provide nutrition information and services to... Read More >>

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity for Suicide Prevention and Substance Abuse Program

March 17, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) have opened applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health, also known as Native Connections. The goal of Native Connections is to reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma... Read More >>

Funding Opportunity: SAMHSA – Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals:

March 17, 2017
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Short Title: GBHI). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructures that integrates behavioral health treatment and services... Read More >>

Funding Opportunity: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Minority Youth Violence Prevention II Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches

March 17, 2017
Description:  The current Minority Youth Violence Prevention (MYVP) program (2014-2017) is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services that supports a national initiative to integrate public health and violence prevention approaches. MYVP is intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating public... Read More >>

Funding Opportunity: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative:

March 17, 2017
Description: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities are composed of numerous distinct tribes, bands, and villages; many of these groups reside in North America as sovereign nations. Historically, Native American communities have faced extreme hardships and traumatic events over multiple generations. A lasting fundamental characteristic of North American tribes is a rich culture whether founded in language, ceremony or traditions. Families... Read More >>

President Trump Requests $11.6 Billion for Interior Department’s FY 2018 Budget

March 17, 2017
Budget Blueprint Furthers the Administration’s Strong Support for Responsible Energy Development on Federal Lands, Protects and Conserves America’s Public Lands, and Fulfills DOI’s Trust Responsibilities WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced President Trump’s $11.6 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint request for the Department of the Interior. The budget meets the Department's core mission... Read More >>

NIHB Testimonies Before the House Appropriations Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee

March 17, 2017
NIHB Board Member Victoria Kitcheyan, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, testified before two Congressional committees this week to offer priorities for Indian healthcare in the 115th Congress. Testimony Before the House Appropriations Committee The House Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) held a public hearing on Wednesday, March 8, to gather input on the FY 2018... Read More >>

Funding Opportunity for Tribal Transit Programs

March 17, 2017
REMINDER Deadline for Proposals: Monday, March 20, 2017 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of approximately $5 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)). The primary purpose of these competitively selected grants is to support planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services. Eligible Applicants: Federally... Read More >>

Funding Opportunity: NIH Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations

March 17, 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... Read More >>