American Indian Elder Group Tribal Funding Opportunities, Upcoming Trainings & Webinars, Important Info & Resources – September 27, 2018


Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (HRSA-19-025)

The purpose of this program is to promote the planning and development of health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2018

Award Ceiling: $100,000
Project Period: 1 year
Estimated Number of Awards: 22

Applicant Webinar
October 16, 2018 / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number: 888.378.4398 / Participant code: 267667


HRSA MCHB Grand Challenges

The Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Grand Challenges will award up to $1.5 million in prize awards across four competitions:

  • Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge: supports the creation of tech innovations to promote healthy weight for children and families within the context of their communities. Submission Deadline: September 28, 2017, 2018 at 7:59 ET
  • Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge: supports the creation of tech innovations to help families, providers, and case managers with care planning and coordination for CSHCN. Submissions are due by 11:59pm Eastern on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
  • Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge: supports the creation of tech innovations to help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the health and well-being of pregnant women, as well as place health data into the hands of pregnant women as a tool to monitor their own health and make informed decisions about care. The launch date for this Challenge will be September 27, 2018.
  • Preventing Opioid Misuse in Pregnant Women & New Moms Challenge: supports tech innovations to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas. Submissions are due by 5:00pm Eastern on Monday November 19, 2018.

Each Challenge has three phases with winners who advance to the next phase.

  1. Design: Seven to ten winners – up to $10,000
  2. Dev / Testing: Three to five winners – up to $25,000
  3. Scaling: One winner – up to $150,000

For more information or to upload an application, visit our websiteFor questions, please contact

Youth Mental Health Initiative

Training, technical assistance, and access to funding for community-based organizations to reduce depression, anxiety, and suicide among youth from underserved populations, including culturally diverse, rural, and LGBTQ populations.
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2018
Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Grants for research on the implementation and impact of mechanisms to align the multiple delivery and financing systems supporting a Culture of Health with a focus on health equity.
Application Deadline: Oct 10, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen communities and solve local problems, including those found in rural and underserved areas. Funding priorities in 2019 include prescription drug and opioid abuse, education, and public safety.
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2019
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service



  1. Connected Care Toolkit: Chronic Care Management Resources for Health Care Professionals and CommunitiesA guide for healthcare professionals to support them in offering chronic care management (CCM) services. Provides links to CMS resources, including guides targeted to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Also includes educational materials to help patients understand CCM services.
  2. A Portrait of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families: Describes the population of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families, and estimates the need for early care, education attendance, and healthcare coverage. Features statistics including rates and types of health insurance coverage for young AI/AN children and for their parents.


 FY19 Federal Funding Opportunities Webinar

October 9, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11 30 am CT

This webinar will provide stakeholders throughout Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, and NE) an overview of HRSA’s core programs and current funding opportunities.  The webinar will also provide information on websites to assist organizations in obtaining data and how to request technical assistance to support their grant application efforts.  In addition, representatives from HUD, OASH, USDA, ACL, SAMSHA, and the DOJ will provide grants and resource information from their respective agencies.  Registration:  here


Innovative and Emerging Broadband Technologies: Federal Broadband Funding – Policies and Programs to Connect America
Date: October 17, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET / 1pm – 2pm CT


“Introducing the Rural Health Information Hub.” 

October 30, 2018 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CT

This webinar will provide Region 7 stakeholders (IA, KS, MO, and NE) with information about the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).  RHIhub is a national clearinghouse on rural health information and resources to support healthcare and population health in rural communities.  Featuring an online library, rural health data, state and topic guides, toolkits, rural program models, custom alerts, and more, the RHIhub is your first stop for rural health information.  Registration:  here