SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Up to
$50 Million To Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The Tribal Opioid Response Grants will address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate, evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths.
Activities funded by this program will provide a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis spanning the spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. “Preventing, treating, or recovering from an opioid use disorder often involves a range of services,” said Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. “The grants we are announcing will support an expansion of evidence-based treatment and services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. More people will have access to lifesaving health care.”
oin us and other first responders, child protection officials, and community members, from the US/Canadian border region, to discuss topics related to endangered missing, abducted and exploited children. During this training you will gain understanding of the dynamics of child sex trafficking and abductions in the region and develop plans to identify, respond, and investigate cases involving children from the US and Canada. A panel discussion by regional experts, sessions on trafficking among Native American and Canadian Indigenous communities and a hands on multinational, multi-disciplinary tabletop exercise built around a cross border abduction scenario will be all be part of this training. You will hear from representatives of the US and Canadian government on resources available to assist in the aftermath of an abduction and receive the latest updates on child protection activities in the region.
Derek J. VanLuchene
Child Abduction Response Team Program Coordinator
Amber Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program
National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Tech. College
U.S Department of Justice
Help DOE Develop the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program: Provide Input by June 15
The DOE Loan Programs Office (LPO) is tasked with developing the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP) to increase the capacity of the commercial lending market to finance tribal energy development activities through the issuance of partial loan guarantees.
The Department is authorized to guarantee up to $2 billion in loans to Indian tribes for energy development. The goal of TELGP is to provide economic opportunities to tribes through energy development projects and activities by increasing the availability of commercial debt financing rather than replacing existing debt markets. In the longer term, LPO hopes TELGP will catalyze sustained investment in tribal communities by the private sector.
LPO is seeking comments and input from tribes through June 15, 2018. Please submit comments or questions via email to TELGP@hq.doe.gov.
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians: Regional Office
5904 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97213