National Indian Health Board-Farm Bill Conference Report Released

December 12, 2018
Farm Bill Includes Important Provisions Promoting Tribal Health and Sovereignty     After months of negotiations, leaders from both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees came to an agreement on renewing the Farm Bill, which expired on September 30, 2018. On Tuesday December 12, the Senate passed the massive $867 billion legislation by a vote of 87-13, with the House set to... Read More >>

National Indian Health Board:Washington Report: Issue 18-45

December 11, 2018
GAO releases report on IHS funding levels compared to other federal health programs On December 10, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which acts as the "audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress", published a report considering spending levels for the Indian Health Service (IHS), compared to three other federal health care providers. The report comes at the request... Read More >>

NCAI Legislative and Administrative Update

December 11, 2018
Congressional Update FY 2019 Appropriations Update Senate Passes Savanna's Act Celebration of the First Native American Women Elected to Congress Nomination of Eric Miller to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Resolutions Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of ICWA Introduced Upcoming Hearings SCIA Oversight Hearing on Missing and Murdered Persons in Indian Country Administration Update IHS Announces Director of Office of Resource Access and Partnerships DOI Establishing BIE Committee... Read More >>

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $300 Million for Federal Lands and Tribal Projects

December 11, 2018
On October 3,  the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making $300 million available through its Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program (NSFLTP). Funding under this program is available for the first time to build and repair roads and bridges that serve tribal or federal lands.   The Fixing America's Surface Transportation... Read More >>

FCC Announces Two-Day Tribal Workshop Nov. 14 – 15

November 6, 2018
We thought you might be interested in the attached Public Notice that gives details about the FCC’s workshop next month.  The workshop will review various FCC programs including the upcoming Mobility Fund Phase II auction that will make up to $4.53 billion in support available over 10 years to primarily rural areas that lack unsubsidized 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE)... Read More >>

Climate Ready Tribes Funding Opportunities ?Request for Applications

November 5, 2018
Applications due Wednesday, November 28, 2018 The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for two new Climate Ready Tribes (CRT) Initiative funding opportunities.   THE GOALS OF THE CLIMATE READY TRIBES INITIATIVE ARE TO: ·     Reduce climate-related morbidity and mortality in Tribal Nations and communities; ·     Build capacity... Read More >>

Department of Justice Announces $70 Million in Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis

November 3, 2018
On Thursday October 25, 2018, the Justice Department announced roughly $70 million in new grants to address the opioid crisis. The funding is divided into $35 million for law enforcement efforts to curb illegal drug trafficking, and $35 million to support the development of new services for children and adolescents impacted by the opioid epidemic. The announcement came from... Read More >>

The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Now Accepting Grant Proposals for Energy and Mineral Development Programs

November 3, 2018
The Secretary of Interior, through the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is currently accepting grant proposals received from Federally recognized tribal organizations and Tribal Energy Development Programs for projects that assess, evaluate, or otherwise promote the productive use or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. Grant... Read More >>

Federal District Judge Rules Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

October 22, 2018
On Thursday, October 4, 2018 U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was unconstitutional. Judge O'Connor ruled that ICWA's structure violated the Constitution by limiting a state's right to run its own adoption process and by treating Tribal members differently from the general population because of their race. Congress passed ICWA in 1978 to... Read More >>

RMTEC RMTLC & IHS Co-Host Workshop for MSPI DVPI Grantees

October 10, 2018
On October 4-5, RMTEC, RMTLC, and IHS kicked off a new grant year with a co-hosted a workshop that was attended by 17 grantee staff. These staff represented 7 of the 9 tribes in Montana and Wyoming and 12 of the 14 funded projects in the Billings Area. The MSPI and DVPI projects are IHS-funded and provide community-based programming in... Read More >>