The Indian Health Service (IHS) has extended the deadline for application to its Tribal Management Grants (TMG) program to Friday, June 17, 2016. 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 TMG application package can be found here: https://www.ihs.gov/dmg/funding.
As we stated in our General Memorandum 16-025 of April 15, 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.
Approximately 16-18 awards will be issued to assist tribes and tribal organizations to establish goals and performance measures; assess current management capacity; analyze programs to determine if management is practicable; and develop infrastructure systems to manage or organize the programs, services, functions, and activities of the current health programs.
Tribes seeking to apply for this grant should act as soon as possible, as the new deadline is one week away.
If we may be of further assistance regarding the Tribal Management Grants, please contact us at the information below.