The Indian Health Service (IHS) has announced in the attached April 7, 2016, FEDERAL REGISTER notice the availability of $2.4 million in expected FY 2016 funds for Tribal Management Grants (TMG). The TMG program provides funding to federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations to assume all or part of existing IHS programs, services, and functions and activities under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination Act. Grants may also be used for technical assistance and planning. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 8, 2016.
Applications must be for one of the following four projects: 1) feasibility studies (maximum funding $70,000; 12-month period); 2) planning (maximum funding $50,000, 12-month period); 3) evaluation studies (maximum funding $50,000, 12-month period); or 4) health management structure (average funding $100,000 for 12 months; maximum funding $300,000 for 36 months). The IHS expects to make 16-18 new and continuation awards. A signed resolution must accompany the application.
The IHS will fund applications according to a priority system, beginning with the Priority I applications. Priority I applications are those from tribes who have received federal recognition within the past five years (March 2011). Priority II applications are those from all other eligible federally-recognized tribes or tribal organizations whose new or competing continuation applications are for the sole purpose of addressing audit material weaknesses; Priority II applications are available only for health management structure projects. Priority III applications are from eligible Direct Service and Title I federally-recognized Indian tribes or tribal organizations submitting a competing continuation application or a new application. Priority IV applications are from eligible Title V Self Governance federally-recognized tribes or tribal organizations submitting a competing continuation or a new application.
The funding of approved Priority I applicants will occur before the funding of approved Priority II applicants; funding of approved Priority II applicants will occur before the funding of approved Priority III applicants; and funding of approved Priority III applicants will occur before the funding of approved Priority IV applicants.
The TMG application package can be found here: https://www.ihs.gov/dgm/funding.
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