Special COVID-19 News for Indian Country
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Extends Deadline for Funding Opportunity until June 3rd

In a communication to Tribal Leaders, Dr. José T. Montero, Director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , announced that the deadline to apply for OT20-2004 has been extended to Wednesday, June 3, 2020 or later by special request . The National Indian Health Board has been providing technical assistance for this application and it is very important that Tribes and Tribal organizations apply for this funding.
Letter from Dr. Montero:

Dear Tribal Leaders,
 
As your governments have begun to reopen in recent days, many of you have had questions about extending the application date for CDC’s non-competitive grant, CDC-RFA-OT20-2004 Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response I am pleased to announce that we are extending the application period to June 3, 2020, to support you and the public health needs of your communities. Any eligible entity that needs additional time beyond the extended deadline of June 3, 2020, should email TribalCOVIDnofo@cdc.gov by June 2, 2020.  One of our team members will schedule a meeting to discuss your concerns and potential options.
 
Sincerely,
 
José

José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS
Director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Overview of the Funding Opportunity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS), invites applications for CDC’s non-competitive grant, CDC-RFA-OT20-2004 Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response . Applications are due May 31, as described below. Tribes and Tribal organizations are uniquely positioned to provide effective emergency preparedness and response support for the tribal health community.
 
Through recent COVID-19 supplemental appropriations from Congress, CDC will award up to $159 million (total funding) to federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations 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.
 
You can read more about the eligibility components, on CDC’s Tribal Health web page dedicated to this grant.
 
This funding is intended to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities for COVID-19. The initial period of performance is 12 months and those who apply can receive up to $1,500,000.
 
Application Process
CDC developed a work plan template and application checklist to ease the application process for you. Follow the work plan guidance and reference the checklist to complete your application. This is not a competitive award so all who apply and meet eligibility requirements will be awarded funding. CDC will work Tribes and Tribal Organizations to ensure that they meet all criteria to submit an application successfully.
 
For additional information about the opportunity, please review the frequently asked questions document or email any questions to TribalCOVIDnofo@cdc.gov .
National Indian Health Board Technical Assistance Resources

NIHB hosted a webinar of an application walkthrough as well as two sessions of virtual office hours. The recordings and materials from those sessions, as well as an   NIHB Walkthrough of CDC RFA-OT20-2004, NIHB Fact Sheet CDC RFA-OT20-2004, Tips for Writing Activities and Outcomes, Refresher on SMART Objectives are available on the Funding Opportunities page of the NIHB COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center .

For questions, requests for technical assistance, or more information from the National Indian Health Board, contact Robert Foley at rfoley@nihb.org.
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