SUMMARYThe IHS announces that competitive grant applications are now being accepted for TMGs for AI/AN Tribes and Tribal organizations. There will be only one funding cycle during fiscal year (FY) 2013. This program is described at 93.228 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. These grants will be awarded and administered in accordance with the following:
- This funding opportunity announcement
- Administrative/Program Regulations for Grants: HHS regulations governing P. L. 93-638 grants at 42 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 36.101 et seq.
- 45 CFR part 92, “Department of Health and Human Services, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments,” or 45 CFR part 74, “Administration of Grants to Non-profit Recipients;” HHS regulations governing P. L. 93-638 grants at 42 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 36.101 et seq.
- Cost Principles: OMB Circular A-87, state, local, and Indian Tribal Governments (Title 2 Part 225); OMB Circular A-122, Non-profit Organizations (Title 2 Part 230)
- Audit Requirements: Applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars , OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, local government, and Non-profit organizations.
- Executive Order (E.O.) 12372 requiring inter-governmental review is not applicable to this program.
- The Public Health Service (PHS) encourages applicants submitting strategic health plans to address specific objectives of Healthy People 2020. Please note that updated Healthy People information and Healthy People 2020 objectives are available in electronic format at the following website:
- Eligible Applicants: Federally-recognized "Indian Tribes" and "Tribal organizations" (T/TO) as defined by the ISDEAA, are eligible to apply for the TMG Program. The definitions for each entity type are outlined below. Only one application per T/TO is allowed.
- "Indian Tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. 25 U.S.C. § 450b(e).
- "Tribal organization" means the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities. 25 U.S.C. § 450b(l).
- Tribal organizations must provide proof of non-profit status. Tribal organizations are eligible to receive this grant only if it is incorporated for the primary purpose of improving AI/AN health, and it is representing the Tribes or AN villages in which it is located.
- Documentation of Priority I Participation (if applicable) - A copy of the Federal Register Notice or letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs verifying Tribal status within the last 5 years; specifically during or after March 2008.
- Documentation of Priority II Participation (if applicable) - A copy of the transmittal letter and Attachment A from the Office of the Inspector General, National External Audit Review (NEAR) Center or a copy of the Tribe or Tribal Organization's financial statement that identifies the specific weaknesses/recommendations that will be implemented in the TMG proposal and are related to 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 900, "Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Amendments", Subpart F - "Standards for Tribes and Tribal Organizations".
- Tribal Resolution
- Documentation of Consortium Participation
- Priority I - Any Indian Tribe that has received Federal recognition (restored, unterminated, funded, or unfunded) within the past 5 years, specifically during or after March 2008.
- Priority II - All other eligible Federally-recognized Indian Tribes or Tribally-sanctioned Tribal organizations submitting a competing continuation application or a new application with the sole purpose of addressing audit material weaknesses. The audit material weaknesses are identified in Attachment A (Summary of Findings and Recommendations) and other attachments, if any, of the transmittal letter received from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), National External Audit Review (NEAR) Center, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Please identify the weakness to be addressed by underlining the item on Attachment A. Federally-recognized Indian Tribes or Tribally-sanctioned Tribal organizations not subject to Single Audit Act requirements, must provide a financial statement identifying the Federal dollars in the footnotes. The financial statement must also identify specific weaknesses/recommendations that will be implemented in the TMG proposal and are related to 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 900, "Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Amendments", Subpart F - "Standards for Tribes and Tribal Organizations".
- Priority III - All other eligible Federally recognized Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations submitting a competing continuation application or a new application.
The funding of approved Priority I applicants will occur before the funding of Priority II applicants. Priority II applicants will be funded before approved Priority III applicants. Funds will be distributed until depleted. There is no set aside for priorities.