Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center seeks to make funding and other opportunities available to our tribal and other partners for projects supporting a variety of meaningful public health activities.
STITPPI App Development Request for Proposals Now Open
It is the intent of the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board (GPTLHB) to solicit proposals for securing a Sexually-Transmitted Infection and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Mobile App Development Contract in accordance with all requirements stated in the proposal document.
The selected mobile app development contract provider will have a nine-month contract beginning January 1, 2021 through September 29, 2021.
GPTLHB seeks a software application developer that will – in collaboration with GPTEC, our tribal partners, and curriculum developers – creatively utilize existing curricula to develop a Great Plains educational application or series of applications to supplement and support the delivery of informational content addressing the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancy.
Who May Respond
GPTLHB is requesting proposals from qualified and experienced professional mobile software application developers (businesses or individuals) to provide strategic app development and technical support services.
Scope of Work
As envisioned, the scope of work and services for this contract will include the following components:
- With assistance of GPTEC staff, utilize current implemented curricula to outline the application software.
- Develop the application in alignment with key program outcomes and in collaboration with GPTEC and local staff with sufficient time to ensure its meaningful use.
- Guide GPTEC and local staff in the purchasing of any necessary equipment, so as to ensure the compatibility and accessibility of application software for all curricula participants and facilitators.
- Provide ongoing support access to GPTEC staff and curricula facilitators in the local and scaled use of the application.
- Troubleshoot technical issues and address staff and facilitator questions and concerns in a timely manner.
Due to COVID-19, GPTEC will only be accepting digital submissions in response to this RFP via email or fax. All proposals should be sent to:
- Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board
- Attention: Opal Jones, STITPPI Project Manager
- Via email: [email protected]
- Via fax: 605-721-1932
Tribal Student Research Projects
GPTEC is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to award mini-research project grants that contribute to the Public Health educational development of American Indian/Alaskan Native students.
Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59 pm MT
GPTEC will fund awards at $5,000 per recipient. Up to (6) awards will be available for the 2020-2021 funding cycle. To be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59 pm. The project period will run from the date of award through September 29, 2021.
In order to be considered eligible for this funding opportunity, applicants must:
- Be an enrolled full-time student (Undergrad/Graduate).
- An enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.
- Have the ability and commitment to conduct research in one of the 17 tribal communities or 1 service area within the four-state Great Plains Area (ND, SD, NE, or IA).
- Share the results of their work with the tribe and GPTEC.
- Projects must address at least one known health disparity within one of the 17 tribal communities or 1 service area within the four-state Great Plains Area (ND, SD, NE, or IA).
- Projects must be completed within a sufficient time frame to allow for IRB/RRB approval to be presented to the tribe and GPTEC no later than September 2021.
Please reach out to Emily Good Weasel, GPTEC’s Epi & Disease Prevention Program Manager, at [email protected] or (605) 646-0879 if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.
Tribal Public Health Project Subaward Application Period Reopened
GPTEC still has (2) Tribal Public Health Project subawards available to support projects that contribute to the development or enhancement of tribal public healthactivities, systems, and/orinfrastructure in the Great Plains Area.
Projects funded under this opportunity will be expected to develop or enhance activities, systems, infrastructure, and/or capacity to conduct core public health functions, including but not limited to undertaking health promotion and disease prevention activities, collecting and monitoring data on health status objectives, and/or evaluating delivery and/or data systems that impact tribal health.
Updated Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59 pm MT
GPTEC will fund awards at $20,000 per project. (2) additional awards are available for the 2020-2021 funding cycle. To be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59 pm. The project period will run from the date of award through September 29, 2021. Note that individual subaward budgets and scopes of work are subject to approval by the CDC prior to awarding.
In order to be considered eligible for this funding opportunity, applicants must:
- Be a tribe, tribal agency, tribal program, health care facility servicing tribes or tribalmembers, tribal non-profit organization, or other non-profit organization servingAmerican Indians from the four-state Great Plains Area (ND, SD, NE, or IA).
- Share the results of their work with GPTCHB, GPTEC, and the CDC.
Potential Projects Could Include (but are not limited to):
- Development or enhancement of health promotion/disease prevention initiatives nototherwise funded;
- Completion of surveillance and/or assessment projects and/or development ofrelated systems;
- Participation in GPTEC system/plan/policy mapping or other projects;
- Development of tribal public health codes, policies, and/or plans foremergency/outbreak response, health promotion/disease prevention, and otherpublic health purposes;
- Growth of tribal epidemiological, informatics, and/or data management systems orlibraries and/or the pursuit of related data products;
- Tribal public health strategic planning;
- Activities supporting the pursuit of tribal public health accreditation;
- Others, as deemed appropriate by GPTEC staff.
Please reach out to Molita Yazzie, GPTEC’s TEC-PHI Program Manager, at [email protected] or (605) 721-7609 if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.
Ending the HIV Epidemic in the Great Plains Area
GPTEC is aiming to complete a Community Readiness Assessment alongside interested tribes to understand their level of readiness for contributing to Ending the HIV Epidemic in their area. The assessment will involve interviews to measure HIV prevention, education, testing, and response activities as well as priorities, needs, and other details and to guide the development of Community Response Plans.
For more information and if your tribe would be interested in participating in this project, reach out to [email protected]
Certification in Public Health
GPTEC is interested in supporting tribal public health professionals in pursuing Certification in Public Health through the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Additional information regarding this opportunity is coming soon, but check out the Eligibility Criteria, and if you think you may be eligible and would be interested in pursuing this opportunity, please reach out to us at [email protected].
For more information, check out “Why Get Certified” on NBPHE’s website.
Tribal Public Health Accreditation Readiness Assessment
GPTEC is interested in working with (1) Great Plains Area tribe to conduct an assessment to identify readiness for pursuing tribal public health accreditation. Exact assessment procedures will be identified in partnership with the participating tribe, but will likely involve implementation of the Community Readiness Model and/or the Tribal Public Health System Performance Assessment (T-PHSPA) instrument.
If your tribe is interested in participating in this opportunity, please reach out to Molita Yazzie, TEC-PHI Program Manager, at [email protected]
Check back soon for additional information regarding these exciting opportunities and events:
- A second round of Tribal Student Research Project opportunities.