Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative

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NCUIH received Centers for Disease Control Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative (CFDA#93.421, CDC-RFA-OT18-18020202SUPP20 and set out to assist 41 Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) through the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Initiative). To date, NCUIH has awarded 33 UIOs in the amount of $7.5 million. The funding allows UIOs to increase capacity and capability to implement evidence-based/informed public health programs, policies, and services to address COVID-19 among the urban American Indian/Alaska population.

Through subawards, Urban Indian Organization are able to utilize funding for:

NCUIH has awarded 33 UIOs in the amount of $7.5 million

Awarded Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) are

American Indian Health and Services, Santa Barbara American Indian Health Service of Chicago Bakersfield American Indian Health Project
Denver Indian Health & Family Services First Nations Community Health Source Fresno American Indian Health Project
Friendship House Gerald L. Ignace Health Center Helena Indian Alliance
Indian Family Health Clinic of Great Falls, Inc. Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc-1 Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Kansas City Indian Center Native American Connections Native American Development Corp
Native American Indian Health Center -Oakland Native American Lifelines – Baltimore & Boston Native American Rehabilitation Northwest -NARA
Native Americans for Community Action, Inc Native Directions, Inc. Native Health – Phoenix
NATIVE Project Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition Nevada Urban Indians
North American Indian Alliance Sacramento Native American Health Center San Diego American Indian Health Center
Seattle Indian Health Board South Dakota Urban Indian Health Tucson Indian Center
United American Indian Involvement Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas


Learn about our funding sources, application, and procedures below.

Who is eligible to apply for the Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative?

What is the deadline to apply and when will funds be awarded?

How much funding is available per UIO?

How can additional funds be made available?

Can funds be used for personnel?

Can funds be used to reimburse costs incurred related to COVID-19 since January 20, 2020?

Do funds have to be used within the four walls of a UIO facility?

What types of “supplies” and/or “equipment” can be purchased with these funds?

Can funds be used to provide temporary housing to our homeless population?

Can funds be used to provide financial relief, such as rent/mortgage or other bills support or to community member?

What are the requirements of UIO’s taking part in NCUIH’s Urban Indian Prevention, Response and Control of COVID-19 Initiative?

Will NCUIH be providing more information regarding the application and initiative?

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Instructions for Expense / Budget Template

Request for Applications in pdf
Request for Applications in word

Funding Agreement / Application Deadline: May 1, 2020   

Frequently Asked Questions

NCUIH COVID-19 Situational Report Template Requirement of all funded UIOs  

NCUIH COVID-19 Expense / Budget Template Requirement of all funded UIOs  (originally created by Sonya Tetnowski)


Webinar available at: https://ncuih.adobeconnect.com/p80ou5jsw34q/

NCUIH will be hosting an informational webinar on Monday, April 6 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm (EDT). 

To join the meeting:

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See what UIOs have created for their communities

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Download more resources below:

COVID Basic Needs, 1

COVID Basic Needs, 2

COVID Mental Health, 1

COVID Mental Health, 2

COVID Education

COVID Data, 1

COVID Data, 2

COVID Communications, 1

COVID Communications, 2

COVID Client Contact Protocol