FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: TRIBAL PUBLIC HEALTH CAPACITY BUILDING AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (CDC-RFA-OT13-1303)
CDC Tribal Support, housed in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, is pleased to announce the availability of funds to strengthen and improve the infrastructure and performance of tribal public health agencies and tribal health systems through the provision of capacity building and quality improvement. Initiating tribal-specific programs will allow awardees to accelerate and expand the reach and health impact of tribal public health infrastructure. Tribal Support will fund federally recognized tribes in Priority Area 1 to develop disease interventions, build public health infrastructure, and cultivate community partnerships, and will fund a project evaluator in Priority Area 2 to conduct a program evaluation project. In order to reduce health concerns within AI/AN populations in federally recognized tribes, the program strategies for Priority Area 1 are: (1) to develop disease interventions; (2) to strengthen and build organizational infrastructure; and, (3) to cultivate community partnerships. Under Priority Area 2, the program strategy is to conduct monitoring and evaluation for all Priority Area 1 awardees for quality improvement, and to disseminate lessons learned. To be eligible to apply for this FOA, applicants must demonstrate significant experience and expertise in effectively and efficiently working in tribal communities to build tribal public health capacity (Priority Area 1) or evaluate program effectiveness (Priority Area 2).