Increasing the Representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Sanitation and Engineering Management

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
June 7th, 2024
Close Date
July 10th, 2024
Total Funding
$30,000.00
Award Ceiling
$30,000.00
Award Floor
$30,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
HHS-2024-IHS-SEM-0001

Agency

Indian Health Service (HHS-IHS)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Employment, Labor and Training

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Indian Health Service is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Increasing the Representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Sanitation and Engineering Management". This grant aims to increase the representation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by raising awareness of lesser-known STEM applied public health occupational and student opportunities, as well as the benefits they offer. The grant focuses on the sanitation and engineering fields, which are often overlooked as applied public health STEM fields, despite their crucial role in providing and maintaining sanitary facilities and environments for homes and healthcare facilities. The primary STEM occupational opportunities within this program include civil and environmental (sanitation) engineering, general (health facility) engineering, and environmental health (sanitarian) professions. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) has been identified as the sole source for this cooperative agreement. AISES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and a leader in STEM opportunities in Indian Country. It has a membership base and Board of Directors that is 100 percent American Indian, with over 7,000 individual student and professional members, 248 pre-college chapters, 199 college chapters, 20 professional chapters, and 3 Tribal chapters. The grant has an award ceiling and floor of $30,000, with an estimated total program funding of $30,000. It is expected that one award will be granted. The opportunity falls under the category of funding activity for Employment, Labor, and Training. There is no cost sharing or matching requirement for this cooperative agreement. The closing date for this grant opportunity is July 10, 2024, and the archive date is August 9, 2024. For more information or to contact the grantor, please reach out to the Division of Grants Management at the Indian Health Service, either by phone at 301-443-5204 or via email at DGM@ihs.gov.

Description

The purpose of this program is to increase representation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields by increasing visibility and awareness of lesser-known STEM applied public health occupational and student opportunities as well as the benefits of these opportunities. Sanitation and engineering fields are often overlooked as applied public health STEM fields even though their work is the foundation of public health through providing and maintaining sanitary facilities and environments for homes and health care facilities. For example, the primary STEM occupational opportunities within the OEHE include civil and environmental (sanitation) engineering, general (health facility) engineering, and environmental health (sanitarian) professions (herein after collectively referred to as “sanitation and engineering”).The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is identified as a single (sole) source for this cooperative agreement. The AISES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and leader in STEM opportunity in Indian Country with both a membership base and Board of Directors that is 100 percent American Indian. Its current membership is over 7,000 individual student and professional members, 248 pre-college chapters, 199 college chapters, 20 professional chapters, and 3 Tribal chapters.

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