NIHB Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity: Tribal public Health and Climate Change

Applications Due November 30th, 2016

Pre-Application Webinar November 9th

Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Resilience and Public Health Programs

Request for Applications

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Climate and Health Program in the National Center for Environmental Health, is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Resilience award. Designed to enhance the capacity of Tribes, this funding will provide up to three (3) Tribes with grants ranging from $75,000 to $89,000 for the opportunity to increase the level of programming, research, and/or coordination and communication between the Tribal programs, community, and key partners involved in addressing the health consequences of climate change. NIHB will assist in sharing lessons learned and best practices with the Tribal awardees, CDC’s Climate and Health Program, Tribal Climate Change Workgroup members, and other key stakeholders.

The goals of the 2016-2017 Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change project are:

  • To reduce climate-related morbidity and mortality in Tribal Nations and communities;
  • To build capacity to identify and assess climate-related health threats to Tribes;
  • To build climate and health adaptation capacity within Tribal governments;
  • To increase collaboration and data sharing among the Tribes, the federal government, state/local governments, and other partners on issues of climate and health;
  • To increase communication and information sharing about the health effects of climate change.

NIHB intends to award funds to up to three (3) Tribes for the establishment and implementation of climate change resiliency projects. The request for applications (RFA) can be downloaded, completed as a Word document, then turned into a PDF for submission. Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by by 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday November 30th, 2016.

Download the Request for Applications (RFA) HERE

Pre-Application Webinar

NIHB will hold a pre-application webinar on November 9th, 2016 at 4:00 pm EDT to answer questions about this RFA and application process.

To join the online event go to:

Event Password: climateready

To join the audio conference

Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada) 1-877-668-4493

Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 736 604 604

Additional information may be found by contacting Brianna Carrier,


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