Mini-grant and Website Launch Announcement

native-cars-background-removed-website-logoPosting Date: November 10, 2016

Funding Activity: Child Passenger Safety Intervention Activity Funding

Funding Purpose: The overall goal is to support existing or create new child passenger safety efforts in tribal communities.



Application Deadline: December 12th, 2016


Dear Sir or Madam:

Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among Native American and Alaska Native children. Administered by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparity, the Native CARS Study is dedicated to improving the use of child safety seats in tribal communities and keeping children safe.

Enclosed, please find information about mini-grant opportunities from Native CARS that will be available with the launch of the Native CARS Atlas website, a community guided resource from Tribes for Tribes. Mini grants will cover a selection of activities available to your community related to child passenger safety. To receive intervention activity funding, you will be required to attend & complete a 3-day workshop in Portland, OR (all travel expenses paid) from January 10-12, 2017. While some documentation is required before this workshop, we will provide instruction on data collection and provide assistance with activity plans and evaluation measures at this workshop. Only seven Tribes or tribal organizations will be awarded funding.

Feel free to contact me at or 503-228-4185 with questions.

Thank you for supporting child passenger safety in your community. We look forward to working with you to improve child passenger restraint use in your community.


Tam Lutz, MPH, MHA   Native CARS Project Director


View the application form here.





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