THE GOALS OF THE CLIMATE READY TRIBES INITIATIVE ARE TO:
Reduce climate-related morbidity and mortality in Tribal Nations and communities;
Build capacity to identify and assess climate-related health threats to Tribes;
Build climate and health adaptation capacity within Tribal governments;
Increase collaboration and data sharing among the Tribes, the federal government, state/local governments, and other partners on issues of climate and health;
Increase communication and information sharing about the health effects of climate change.
TWO FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.
NIHB will offer a CRT Initiative Award of up to $50,000 to up to three Tribes to conduct local work related to Tribal climate health. This can include improving and maintaining partnerships, identifying best practices, and implementing evidence-based programs and services.
NIHB will also offer a CRT Initiative Mini-Award for Climate and Health Communication of up to $5000 to up to three Tribes to conduct low-cost, local work including climate health outreach, educational, or training activities.
The project period for both projects will run from approximately January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, with some additional reporting requirements due in July for the Tribes who receive the larger award.