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2014-03-21: Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-14-074
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-HRSA
Closing Date: 2014-03-21
Award Ceiling: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: This announcement solicits applications for grant funds to plan, develop, and implement the Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program that is designed to address and strengthen the nation¿s (59 states and jurisdictions) Maternal and Child Health Public Health system by developing the public health workforce through innovative strategies that address the special educational needs of diverse public health professionals who provide MCH public health services in isolated, underserved, communities, including rural and frontier areas, U.S. jurisdictions, and Indian reservations.
The Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program is dedicated to serving diverse MCH public health professionals in isolated geographic areas of the country who are underserved through traditional education programs and may not otherwise have access to pursue their education.  Many challenges face rural and isolated MCH professionals, including: 1) The populations that MCH professionals are serving, mothers and children in rural and isolated areas, face health disparities and disparities in access to care compared to the general population (The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas, September 2011 and The Health and Well-Being of American Indian and Alaska Native Children, 2013); 2) Within evolving public health systems, public health professionals report that they have not received formal training in the skill areas currently required for their positions (www.naccho.org…); and 3) MCH public health professionals in rural and isolated areas do not have ready access to schools or programs of public health that address their particular needs.
This program announcement is designed to provide funding to support innovative solutions to these challenges facing MCH public health professionals in rural and isolated areas.  Targeting this training to diverse MCH public health professionals in underserved and isolated geographic areas of the country will help close the gap on availability of quality health care to low income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable and special needs populations and meet their unique health care needs.  Because there are many areas of the country where public health workers lack access to affordable public health training to meet their needs, this program is intended to assist working maternal and child public health professionals to obtain training that focuses on MCH content and skills development while maintaining their responsibilities to their family and work.  In particular, this training program is designed for health professionals who are not able to pursue a graduate degree but need more intensive public health education than is provided through short term continuing education events such as webinars.
Applicants are required to develop programs that use creative methods to target students/participants who may not otherwise have access to pursue their education.  The Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program will develop in-depth training tailored to the specific needs of public health professionals.  Innovative programs will emphasize flexible schedules; work closely with employers of MCH public health professionals to identify, recruit and select students who would benefit from the acquisition of new or expanded knowledge; and utilize distance methods.  The credits received from the Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program could be applied to an undergraduate or graduate degree in the future.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-03-21: Tribal Heritage Grants

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS1400015
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: 2014-03-21
Award Ceiling: $55,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-04-30: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants FY 2014

2014-04-30: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants FY 2014
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANT-02212014
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Disaster Prevention and Relief | Education | Environment | Food and Nutrition | Health | Housing | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Agency Name: CNCS
Closing Date: 2014-04-30
Expected Number of Awards: 15
• Improve academic outcomes for children, youth, and young adults – reflecting the extensive experience and past success of national service programs in education;
• Serve veterans and military families or engage veterans and military families in service;
• Increase community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation; and
• Increase economic opportunities for communities and AmeriCorps members.
Contact: AmeriCorpsGrants@cns. gov or call 202. 6067508 to leave a voicemail
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-04-15: Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NE-0779
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-ANA
Closing Date: 2014-04-15
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15

Description: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) supports economic development in Native American communities through the provision of discretionary grants to tribal governments and native-serving non-profit organizations.  The current economic climate has increased ANA's focus on developing employment opportunities and business creation in native communities, resulting in this special funding initiative to promote Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS).  In an effort to reduce unemployment and stimulate local economies, ANA, within the Administration for Children and Families, announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds for community-based projects that will foster economic development through the creation of small businesses and sustainable job growth.  One of ANA's primary goals is to promote economic self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa Natives.  In pursuit of this goal, four priorities that ANA will promote through the SEEDS initiative are: 1) creation of sustainable employment opportunities; 2) professional training and skill development that increases participants' employability and earning potential; 3) creation and development of small businesses and entrepreneurial activities, and; 4) a demonstrated strategy and commitment to keeping the jobs and revenues generated by project activities within the native communities being served.  Improving access to employment opportunities and supporting small businesses will enhance local economies, enable more tribal members to acquire and maintain gainful employment, and improve the long-term financial health of tribal members and their families.
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Endangered Language Fund Announces 2014 Funding Priorities

POSTED: FEBRUARY 6, 2014
DEADLINE: APRIL 22, 2014
The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other will also be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.
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Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for Native American Artists Fellowships

Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for Native American Artists Fellowships
Posted: JANUARY 2, 2014
Deadline: FEBRUARY 15, 2014 One-month fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, will be awarded to Native American artists who demonstrate strong artistic ability and a practice that engages dialogue between the indigenous world and the surrounding culture….
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