FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Support for tribes to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 in Rural Communities

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will announce and upcoming notice fo funding opportunity (NOFO) announcement that will be available to tribal organizations.

Estimated Post Date:  April 21, 2020

Estimated Application Due Date:  May 12, 2020

The funding opportunity will be posted at the following link:

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HRSA received $15M to allocate to tribes, tribal organizations, and health service providers to tribes.  The funding will provide support for the tribes to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 in rural communities.

The simplified announcement will post on LINK when available and will require that tribes submit a concise proposal outlining their specific COVID-19 related needs and funding.  HRSA will provide proposal examples within the NOFO for the tribes.

For this NOFO, the System for Award Management (SAM) registration required will be relaxed for applicants at the time of submission in  Current registrants in SAM, with active registrations expiring before May 16, 20202, will be provided a one-time extension of 60 days.  New applicants are able to submit an application without a valid SAM registration.

Applicants can reach out to with any questions or concerns regarding their submission.

HRSA will hold a technical assistance webinar to outline how tribes can request their specific activities that may include, but is not limited to:  purchase of test kits, PPE, supporting their workforce and telehealth related activities.

Sign up now to make sure to receive a notification when the NOFO posts.

To learn more about HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s response to COVID-19, visit

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