Tribal Grant Opportunities

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM from the federal Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)


DATE: March 11, 2024

TO: Tribal IV-D Directors, Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations, and Other Interested Individuals

SUBJECT: Guidance for the Tribal Child Support Program Start-Up Application Process


Start-Up Application Guidance (PDF) 
Program Development Plan Work Aid (DOCX)
Tribal Child Support Program Overview PowerPoint (PPTX)

The Final Rule on the Tribal Child Support Enforcement program was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 16638 (PDF)) on March 30, 2004. The Rule implements section 455(f) of the Social Security Act and sets forth the required elements and related provisions for tribal child support programs (45 CFR part 309).

This guidance is for tribes and tribal organizations interested in operating a child support program.

In 2023, OCSS organized a workgroup of tribal child support directors to review proposed updates to IM-05-06, A Guide to the Tribal IV-D Start-Up Application Process. The instructions are now more concise and easier to follow. The guidance includes tools that help tribes and tribal organizations apply for funding. 

The guidance contains:

We hope this updated guidance provides useful information for all tribes and tribal organizations interested in applying for funding to operate a child support program. 



FY 2024 HMEP Planning and Training Grant for Tribes - Hazmat Emergency Preparedness Planning and Training Grant will support the recipient tribal entity in developing emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986.

Posted February 20, 2024

Closes April 5, 2024

Estimated Total Program Funding $1,000,000

Award Ceiling $250,000

Award Floor $50,000

FY 2023 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program - The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program provides Capital Advance funding for the development of supportive rental housing for Very-Low-Income persons aged 62 years or older and project rental subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) to maintain ongoing affordability. This program provides elderly persons with the opportunity to live independently, but with important voluntary support services such as nutritional, transportation, continuing education, and/or health-related services.

Posted Date: February 21, 2024

Closing Date: June 20, 2024

Total Program Funding: $115,000,000

Award Ceiling: $20,000,000

OVW Open Solicitations –

HRSA Funding Opportunity –

  • The Advanced Nursing Education-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program will expand advanced nursing education and training to improve access to sexual assault forensic examination. The ANE-SANE Program aims to provide better access to mental and physical care for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • HRSA will award approximately $14.2 million to up to 28 grantees over a period of three years through this funding opportunity. View the funding opportunity on for complete eligibility information. Applications are due by April 2, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • Watch the technical assistance webinar recording and then join the live Q&A session, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET

The Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has announced a new grant opportunity titled “Next Generation Child Support Employment Services Demonstration”. This opportunity is being offered to state and tribal IV-D agencies, and aims to expand and enhance employment services for non-custodial parents. 

The total estimated program funding is $4,429,412 with a yearly award ceiling of $588,235.

The application closing date is May 2, 2024.

The full grant notice and more information including eligibility requirements and the ACF contact can be found at this link:


New Tribal MIECHV Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Tribal, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) is thrilled to announce that the FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) application package has been published on The opportunity number is HHS-2024-ACF-ECD-TH-0135. Administered by the Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), this grant will support 5-year cooperative agreements between ACF and federally recognized Indian Tribes (or a consortium of Indian Tribes), Tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations interested in developing, implementing, sustaining, or expanding an evidence-based home visiting program serving expectant families and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten entry. Feel free to reach out to with any questions. The deadline to apply is April 18, 2024.

WA Grant gives more money to more people                WA Student Achievement Council

Washington College Grant (WA Grant) gives more money to more people for more kinds of education and training beyond high school. WA Grant is not reserved for valedictorians or athletes—it is available to all eligible Washington residents, including undocumented students. If you meet the program and income requirements, you have money waiting for you.  Students and families can use the financial aid calculator to estimate their potential WA Grant award, but the only way to know for sure whether you qualify is to apply for financial aid. Applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now open.   Learn more at

$16 million available for tribal clean energy project       Dept. of Commerce

Commerce is accepting applications to support the planning, design, and construction of clean energy projects that promote tribal sovereignty, advance resiliency, and contribute to Washington’s decarbonization goals. These funds are exclusively available for federally recognized tribes and their contracted service providers.  Tribes are strongly encouraged to apply through this customized funding opportunity. The application window is ongoing through September 27, with the first review beginning at noon Pacific Time on March 29.

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