New UIO Funding Deadlines and Opportunities Plus Student Fellowship Extension

Funding for UIOs

New Funding Deadlines for GOTV, UIO Champion Funding, Professional Development, Student Fellowships

Please see below for new special opportunities for UIOs to receive up to $40,000 in funding:

One-on-One Grant Application Assistance

Our Technical Assistance (TA) team is standing by to help your team complete any of the below applications! We are here to answer any questions and provide a walk-through of the application to ensure correct and timely completion. Please contact Marc Clark at to schedule an appointment for assistance in submitting any of these applications.


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Funding Opportunity: GOTV Partnership with the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC)

We have extended the opportunity to apply for a minimum of $2,500 in funding for all UIOs for work that promotes both Get Out the Census and Get Out the Vote efforts. The deadline has for applications has been extended to October 16, 2020. As we move into the last few weeks, it has come to our attention that some organizations underestimated their capacity, materials, etc. for their initial application. This is an opportunity for you to request an increase in funds with a maximum request of $40,000 dollars. Our focus is making a final push as we move toward final voter registration deadlines in all States and want to supplement you with resources to meet the needs of your community. Please feel free to submit an additional application for an increase of funds.

Note: UIOs are eligible for this funding EVEN if the UIO already receives funding for these efforts. These funds can be used to supplement your existing GOTV plans. This final round of funding will be open to UIO applicants (and those re-applying)  UIOs who have the capacity to spend should  apply again and ask for more.  (It is ok to use previous application language with updated details.)

Deadline: October 16, 2020 11:59 pm ET

Funding Opportunity: UIO Infection Prevention Control Project Champions

NCUIH is recruiting Urban Indian Organizations (UIO) to become Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Systems Champions with awards up to $40,000 to undertake locally-defined initiatives accompanied by a core set of requirements for targeted training and development as part of Project Firstline.

About Project Firstline Champions

Selected UIOs will have the opportunity to tailor activities and learning opportunities unique to Indian Country and to share their knowledge and expertise in adapting current IPC guidelines to combat the current COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines of their organizations. Collaborative activities will be facilitated by NCUIH and co-created by UIO IPC Systems Champions in a model that embraces Champions as teacher-learner and relies on 4 key principles of adult learning (involvement, experience-based, problem-centered, immediate relevance).

Goal of the Champion Initiative

Identify and implement sustainable UIO systemic changes in infection prevention and control critical to a culture of safety and create organizations that are flexible and responsive to ongoing needs during the pandemic and beyond.

Opportunity Overview for UIO IPC Systems Champions (IPCSC)

  • Maximum of 5 UIOs will be selected
  • Competitive awards of up to $40,000
  • Duration of participation is 8 months (November 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021)
  • Participation requires a commitment to complete the core set of required activities
  • Selected Systems Champions will support information gathering, training module and modality development, pilot testing of materials, and participation in frontline staff training within their organization, including potential participation in CDC-supported Project Echo activities
  • NCUIH staff bring expertise, experience and support in multiple performance improvement methodologies, including LEAN, Six Sigma, and Just Culture
  • Participants are provided access to CDC and other subject matter and training experts
  • Option to participate in additional infection prevention and control train-the-trainer opportunities offered by CDC
Deadline: October 30, 2020 11:59 pm ET
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Professional Development Scholarship

Scholarships for professional development, certification and training in the amount up to $1100 will be awarded to individual UIO staff to support infection prevention and control or systems-based training to improve UIO approaches to care (safety, just culture, teams-based care). Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Student Fellowships


NCUIH is seeking fellowship applications from students in public health, health, communications, nursing, medicine or other related disciplines to support CDC-funded infection prevention and control training project activities.

Fellowship recipients should have a focus on urban Native health in one of the following areas:

  • infection prevention and control
  • public health
  • public health nursing
  • mental health
  • behavioral health
  • health communication
  • improving health processes
  • improving health quality
  • or a related area

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Application Deadline October 14, 2020 11:59 pm ET

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