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Grant Writing and Grant Management Part 2

The purpose of the training on health proposal development is to provide a resource for individuals in tribal communities who may be in a position to offer proposal development training for tribal staff in health and social services.

Learning Objectives

  1. List at least 3-4 questions that should be asked about a funding opportunity before making the decision to write the grant.
  2. List at least 2-3 funding resources for health programs.
  3. Outline 5-6 key criteria for a “winning” grant proposal.
  4. Describe some ways to make a grant “unique.”

Intended Audience

Tribal Public Health workers, administrative staff, anyone who wants understand nuts and bolts of applying for and managing grant.


Chris Tall Bear has been with the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) since October of 2011. His current position is the program director for the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country, a CDC-funded grant. He has held other positions throughout his time with the organization, including serving on the Board. Prior to employment with SPTHB, Chris was the project director for the Diabetes Wellness Program and deputy director of Health for the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He has also volunteered and served as board chair for the Russell-Murray Hospice of El Reno for 10 years and served on the Board for the El Reno Community Clinic in Canadian County. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies from The University of Oklahoma and a Master of Legal Studies from The University of Oklahoma – College of Law. He is currently working on his second masters degree in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. Chris is from rural western Oklahoma and was raised in a traditional Cheyenne upbringing. He continues to participate in various Cheyenne ceremonies and strongly believes in ceremonial and traditional ways. He credits the continued existence of many tribes and their survival in today’s modern world to traditional customs and practices. He encourages others to learn where they come from and to be proud of who they are. He has been married for 13 years to Donna Marie TallBear and they have their home in Norman, Oklahoma.


August 25, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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