Funding Opportunity





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1020 Sundown Way, Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-929-9761 · Fax: 916-929-7246 ·



Supporting Tribal culturally-based community events to prevent opioid use and abuse


Project Period: March 25, 2019 – June 30, 2019

Funding Announcement Release: March 20, 2019

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline before May 31, 2019

Final Report Due: June 30, 2019




Thank you for your interest in the Supporting Tribal culturally-based community events to prevent opioid use and abuse funding opportunity. This funding opportunity has been made available as part of the California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (CRIHB) Tribal Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) project funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant.


Funding Description                                                                                                                  

CRIHB will fund up to 15 Tribes, Tribal Health Programs, or Tribal Indian stakeholders to organize Tribal culturally-based community events to address the opioid crisis in California Tribal communities. Tribal Indian stakeholders are defined as organizations or programs which are Indian-led and provide substantial services to Tribal communities.


Project Requirements                                                                                                     

Each funded Tribe, Tribal Health Program, or Tribal Indian stakeholder will be required to complete one of the below activities:


  1. Community education workshops or sessions
  2. Youth prevention activities or events
  3. Recovery support services
  4. Culturally-based prevention activities



Applicants must:

  • Be a Tribe, Tribal Organization, or Tribal Indian stakeholder
  • Have capacity to complete the planned activities within the project
  • Have not received funding through the CRIHB-funded Tribal Local Opioid Coalition funding opportunity


Project Period                                                                                                                                 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis before May 31, 2019. The project period to complete activities is before June 30, 2019.


Funding available                                                                                                                           

Approximate number of mini-grants: 15

A one-time mini-grant amount will range from $5,000 – $10,000 to support the activities. This is a competitive funding opportunity; programs will be funded based on the application review. After a program is officially notified of funding, a segment of the mini-grant will be given upfront and the remaining amount will be issued upon completion of project activity. All mini-grant funds are required to be invoiced no later than July 15, 2019.


Application Guidelines                                                                                                                 

A completed application includes an Activity Description, Statement of Need, Organizational Capacity Statement, and a Budget.


Applicants will be notified if additional documentation is required. All application documents must be submitted in a typewritten format and submitted by 11:59pm (PST), May 31, 2019.



Budget Guidelines                                                                                                                         

The purpose of the budget narrative is to present and justify all expenses required to complete the proposed activity. In general, the budget narrative should provide as much detail and justification as necessary and explain why each of the line item is needed to accomplish the proposed activity.


Salaries and Wages: Include information for each requested position, providing:

  1. Name of staff member occupying the position, if available;
  2. Annual salary;
  3. Percentage of time budgeted for this program; and
  4. Total salary requested;


Fringe Benefits: Usually applicable to direct salaries and wages. Provide information on the rate of fringe benefits used and the basis for their calculation;


Supplies: Activity supplies may be shown by an estimated amount. Also, provide a justification for the use of each item and relate it to the proposed activity. No single item purchase of $5,000 or more, and no aggregate total of $5,000 to one single vendor;


Travel: Whenever possible, list “who, what, where, when, and why.” Use federal lodging, mileage, and per diem rates for relevant travel, including but not limited to participant attendance to activity.


Consultant Services: Please indicate the services of non-employees such as presenters or speakers. Other Direct Costs: This line item may include postage, printing, meeting room expense, etc.

Review Criteria                                                                                                                                

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of staff from a variety of CRIHB departments. Individual comments on final applications will not be provided. Applications will be rated based on the following criteria:

  • The degree to which the proposal meets all RFA requirements; and
  • The feasibility of achieving project activities within the estimated timeframe and


Contact Information                                                                                                                       

CRIHB is the lead agency for this project. The Research and Public Health Department will administer and manage this project.



Tamika Bennett

Tribal MAT Project Coordinator

[email protected]

(916) 929-9761


How to Apply                                                                                                                                   

Applications will be received on a rolling basis. However, all applications must be received by 11:59pm (PST) on May 31, 2019 in order for funds to be utilized by June 30, 2019.


Application must be submitted to CRIHB via email to [email protected]



Funding Limitations                                                                                                                       

Mini-grant funds may not be used to substitute for or replace funds already allocated or spent for the same activity. These funds may not be used for clinical services, purchase of furniture or equipment (Equipment—Tangible, non-expendable personal property charged directly to an award having a useful life of more than one year AND an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit), to construct or renovate facilities, for lobbying, or for travel unrelated to the project. Mini-grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct expenses related to the project plan. Funds may not be used for construction.




CONTACT INFORMATION                                                                                                           


Tribe, Tribal Health Program, or Tribal Indian Stakeholder Organization Name


Street Address


City, State, Zip Code




OFFICIAL CONTACT (CEO, Chairperson, Tribal Administrator)





Work Phone


E-Mail Address


PROJECT LEAD (Responsible for carrying out project activities)





Work Phone


E-Mail Address


FISCAL CONTACT (Person who oversees the accounting of funds)





Work Phone


E-Mail Address



AMOUNT OF REQUESTED FUNDING                                                                                        


Amount Requesting



Required Activities                                                                                                                         


Select which activity you are implementing:

         Community education workshops or sessions

         Youth prevention activities or events

         Recovery support services

         Culturally-based prevention activities



  1. NEED

Describe the opioid-related issues that affect the Tribal community or communities you plan to serve through this activity.





Describe adequate staffing and experience to ensure the activity’s success. Include the system and methods for financial reporting, budget management, and administration.




C. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION                                                                                                        


Explain the activity you plan on organizing and implementing. Describe the audience. Describe what you hope to accomplish with this activity. How will this activity address opioid use and abuse in Tribal communities?



D. Budget                                                                                                                                         





























AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE (CEO, Chairperson, Tribal Administrator)                           


Name (printed)