COVID-19 Funding for Tribes

On March 6, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123). This bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Of this funding, $950 million is specifically directed for grants or cooperative agreements to states, localities, territories, and tribes, no less than $40 million of which shall be allocated to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes.

CDC is taking a multifaceted approach to allocate COVID-19 funding to Indian Country. This approach aims to get public health resources out quickly during this declared emergency and enable broad access to the opportunity for COVID-19 resources across all tribal nations. This approach also must reflect the statutory requirements of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) is coordinating the following funding opportunities to expedite the release of COVID-19 response resources to support tribal communities:

Noncompetitive Grant: Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response (CDC-RFA-OT20-2004)external icon

This emergency funding opportunity is designed to fund federally recognized tribes that contract or compact with the Indian Health Service under Title I and Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, or consortia of these tribes, or their bona fide agents. All federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, consortia of federally recognized tribes, or their bona fide agents should apply for this announcement to be considered for future funding under this announcement. During a national emergency, these organizations are uniquely positioned to provide emergency preparedness and response support for tribal health departments and other components of the tribal public health system.

Submit any questions about this funding opportunity to TribalCOVIDnofo@cdc.gov.

COVID-19 Response Supplement: Tribal Public Health Capacity-Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement (CDC-RFA-OT18-18030202SUPP20)external icon

This funding opportunity is emergency supplemental funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 for the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal nations and regional AI/AN tribal organizations that were previously awarded funding under Strategy 1 under CDC-RFA-OT18-1803: Tribal Public Health Capacity-Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement. AI/AN tribal nations and regional AI/AN tribally designated organizations meeting these criteria are eligible to apply for supplemental COVID-19 Emergency Response Project Plans according to the geographic categories under which they are awarded: 1) Category A: HHS Regions I, II, III, and IV; 2) Category B: HHS Regions V, VI, and VII; and 3) Category C: HHS Regions VIII, IX, and X.

Application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2020. For details about this funding opportunity and information on eligibility requirements, visit grants.govexternal icon. Submit any questions about this funding opportunity to CSTLTSTribalCoAg@cdc.gov.

COVID-19 Response Supplement: Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health (CDC-RFA-OT18-18020202SUPP20)external icon

This funding opportunity is emergency supplemental funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 for the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) national tribal serving organizations funded under CDC-OT18-1802: Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health.

Application deadline is Thursday, April 2, 2020. For details about this funding opportunity and information on eligibility requirements, visit grants.govexternal icon. Submit any questions about this funding opportunity to CSTLTSPartnersCoAg@cdc.gov.

Page last reviewed: July 22, 2020