Capacity Building Among American Indian Tribes


To address the Tribal public health issues that result from hazardous substances in the environment by: 1) building Tribal environmental health capacity 2) addressing health issues from releases of hazardous substances into the environment, and 3) develop culturally appropriate health education materials and/or vehicles to engage Tribal community members in public health activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Section 104(i)(14)(15)and (17) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; 42 U.S.C. 9604; Sections (i)(14)(15), and (17), as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized American Indian Tribal Governments: Coeur d'Alene Tribe; Coville Confederated Tribes; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Kalispel Tribe; Kootenai Tribe of Idaho; Nez Perce Tribe; Spokane Tribe; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and Yakama Indian Nation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and the general public.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-87, A-21, and A-122 as applicable. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must use application packages through or contact CDC PGO TIMS 770-488-2700 with technical difficulties. By formal agreement, the CDC Grants Management Branch will act on behalf of ATSDR on this matter.
Award Procedure
The Assistant Administrator, ATSDR has final authority to approve funding of applications. When an application is approved for funding, the Grants Management Officer, CDC, acting as agent for ATSDR will prepare a Notice of Grant Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Approximately 60 to 90 days.
Other - Not Specified.
Awards are made for project periods of 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Renewal awards cannot be made beyond the project period without competition.
How are proposals selected?
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) Develop and administered effective culturally competent measures to engage community members in environmental public health activities: 2) Describe how the environmental health needs assessment will be used for environmental health: 3) Outlined the activities to develop a 10-year Environmental Health Plan (EHP): 4) Described the Tribes capability (or inability) to carry out the proposed EHP: 5) Describe how the Tribe will resolve current problems of exposures: 6) and Budget justification.
How may assistance be used?
To enhance the Tribes ability to collaborate with Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in conducting public health activities related to potential human exposures from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
See Funding Opportunity for Details. Cash reports are not applicable. See Funding Opportunity for Details. See Funding Opportunity for Details. See Funding Opportunity for Details.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.
Detailed and accurate records of travel expenditures, personnel hours and all other costs will be retained for 10 years in accordance with EPA's "Superfund Financial Management and Recordkeeping Guidance for Federal Agencies." Such documents may be required to provide the basis of cost recovery actions or other litigation. Additionally, this documentation must be available for audit or verification upon the request of the Inspector General.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The awards will be made for 12-month budget periods within a project period of 1 to 5 years. Continuation awards within the project period are made on the basis of satisfactory progress and availability of funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Caroline Gardner, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS F61 , Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717 Email: Phone: (770) 488-0572.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 09 $100,000; FY 10 $100,000; FY 11 $100,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Estimate range per award $50,000 to $100,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations governing the program are set forth in 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92 and 40 CFR Part 35. Guidelines are available in the application kit and the PHS Grants Policy Statement No. 90-50-000 (Revised).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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