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Funding Opportunities

Current funding opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native communities:

Senior Corps Indian Tribes Funding Opportunities
Deadline: May 14, 2016

Senior Corps seeks to increase the impact of national service in Indian County by offering funding opportunities for new grants to Indian tribes in geographic areas not currently served by Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP) grantees. The Corporation for National and Community Service will fund FGP and SCP tribal grants that support volunteers aged ≥55 years in activities that serve community needs and that respond to national performance measures. Below are two funding opportunities for tribal applicants.

  1. 2015 Foster Grandparent Program Indian Tribes Competition
  2. 2015 Senior Companion Program Indian Tribes Competition

SAMHSA Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health
Deadline: June 2, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention are accepting applications for FY 2016 cooperative agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (short title: Native Connections). The program’s purpose is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people aged ≤24 years.


Collaborative Hubs to Reduce the Burden of Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
Deadline: July 7, 2016
This funding opportunity announcement aims to establish three collaborative hubs to conduct research on reducing the burden of suicide and promoting resilience among American Indian and Alaska Native youth. The collaborative hubs will increase the reach and research base for effective, culturally relevant, preventive interventions to increase resilience and reduce suicide in tribal or urban Indian communities. Since each community has different strengths and challenges, cultural practices, and approaches, strong community and tribal partnerships will be essential to meeting this goal.


Administration for Community Living (ACL) Funding Opportunity Announcement
Deadline: June 20, 2016; Letters of intent requested by May 20, 2016
ACL’s Elder Justice Innovation Grants program supports the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large, such as by developing materials and programs that can be widely disseminated and/or replicated, or by establishing and/or contributing to the evidence base of knowledge. For FY 2016, a total of $1,850,000 is available to fund four cooperative agreements in the following priority areas:

  1. Self-neglect
  2. Forensic centers
  3. Addressing abuse in guardianship
  4. Addressing elder abuse in Indian Country
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