Epidemiology Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and Urban Indian Communities – Competing Supplement

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Funding Opportunity ID: 296537
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-IHS-EPI-0001
Opportunity Title: Epidemiology Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and Urban Indian Communities – Competing Supplement
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.231
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Only current Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC) grantees are eligible to apply for the competing supplemental funding under this announcement and must demonstrate that they have complied with previous terms and conditions of the TEC program.
Eligible Applicants must be one of the following as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603:
–> A Federally-recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14); operating an Indian health program operated pursuant to a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with Indian Health Service (IHS) pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. Section 5301 et seq.
–> A Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26); operating an Indian health program operated pursuant to a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with the IHS pursuant to the ISDEAA, 25 U.S.C. Section 5301 et seq.
–> An Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29); operating a Title V Urban Indian health program that currently has a grant or contract with the IHS under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, 25 U.S.C. Section 1601 et seq. [Public Law (Pub. L.) 93-437]. Applicants must provide proof of non-profit status with the application, e.g. 501(c)(3).
Agency Code: HHS-IHS
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
Posted Date: Aug 16, 2017
Close Date: Sep 19, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $191,500
Award Floor: $70,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $961,500
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Description: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to strengthen public health capacity and to fund Tribes, Tribal and Urban Indian organizations, and intertribal consortia in identifying relevant health status indicators and priorities using sound epidemiologic principles. Work-plans submitted in response to this announcement must clearly state the grantee’s desired objectives and address at least one of the Recipient Activities under this announcement. Recipient Activities may address one or all of the below two groups of activities: A) NIH, NIMHD Activities A1) Development and implementation of data collection efforts to identify and document health disparities experienced by American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations; A2) Compilation of existing data (e.g., healthcare utilization, vital statistics data) to generate health profiles and document health disparities in AI/AN populations; A3) Implementation and evaluation of public health awareness campaigns to increase knowledge and attention to significant high priority health issues in AI/AN communities; and A4) Implementation and evaluation of public health interventions to promote health or address disparities in AI/AN communities. B) CDC, NCEH Activities B1) Establish data sources to pilot-test Tribal data within the Tracking Network, a Web-based system of environmental health data and information; B2) Identify and work with Tribal partners to use environmental health data and data outputs relevant to local decision-making and implementing environmental health interventions; B3) Establish indicators for the priorities identified; B4) Work with CDC to address confidentiality concerns through methods such as temporal aggregation and suppression; B5) Work with CDC to develop content for the AI/AN web pages on the Tracking Network and to establish the data displays for Tribal data, such as maps or charts to visualize Tribal data; B6) Work with CDC and its partners to explore the application of Tribal data to environmental public health; B7) Build environmental epidemiology capacity within the Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TEC); B8) Provide assistance to fellow TECs regarding Tribal issues with addressing environmental health data gaps; and B9) Present results from environmental health data assessment and promote pilot project methodology and outcomes to other TECs.
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