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BH2I Funding Announcement

The application submission period for this funding opportunity is now closed.
The information below is made available for archive purposes only.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for grants for the Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral health integration with primary care, community-based settings, and/or integrating primary care, nutrition, diabetes care, and chronic disease management with behavioral health.

The notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) announcement for the BH2I Program was announced via the Federal Register on November 4, 2021. Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations (UIOs) are now able to apply for these grant funding opportunities via Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

NOFO Available

The BH2I program NOFO is now available for application submission: Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

The deadline for application submission is: February 2, 2022


To be eligible for this funding opportunity, applicants must be one of the following:

  • A Federally-recognized Indian Tribe
  • A Tribal organization
  • An Urban Indian organization

Please refer to the NOFO announcement in the Federal Register for the official definitions of each eligible entity.

Award Information

Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I)

  • Funding Instrument: Grant
  • Estimated Funds Available: $6,000,000
  • Anticipated Award Amount: Individual award amounts for the first budget/project year are anticipated to be between $300,000 and $400,000.
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: Approximately 15 awards will be issued under this program announcement.
  • Period of Performance: 5 years

The amount of funding available for competing and subsequent continuation awards is subject to availability of appropriations and budgetary priorities of the Agency.

Application Templates

The following template documents are for use during the application process.


Webinars and Office Hours

In partnership with Indian Health Service (IHS), Sister Sky Inc. is conducting webinars and one- hour Q&A webinar sessions for attendees to ask questions, and for the expert panelists, co-hosts, and host to answer questions about the BH2I funding opportunity.

BH2I GRANT APPLICATION WEBINAR: Crafting a BH2I Grant - Prepare to Apply

Date: December 13, 2021
Time:11 am PST, 12 pm MST, 1 pm CST, 2 pm EST

Join this webinar, facilitated by Sister Sky Inc., to learn more about the components and requirements for completing a successful BH2I grant application. Participants will review strategies to improve grant writing and grant management skills. The webinar will also share best practices, tips, and tricks to manage a BH2I grant successfully. This is the first of three in a series.

Register for the December 13 Grants Preparation webinar.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

Links to register for upcoming webinars will be posted on the BH2I Events page. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving . Each will be held at the following times:

11 am PST, 12 pm MST, 1 pm CST, 2 pm EST

  • Crafting a BH2I Grant, Series 2-Developing the Application and Evaluation - January 10, 2022
  • Crafting a BH2I Grant, Series 3-Preparing the Final Application and Submission - January 24, 2022

Question and Answer Sessions

Four Question and Answer sessions will be held to assist applicants.

When: All Q&A sessions will be held on the following dates. Learn more on the BH2I Digital Toolkit site.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022

TA Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am- 12:00pm MST

For office hours, please contact:

Pre-Award Technical Assistance Request Process Steps

  • STEP 1: Visit the BH2I Toolkit Website; Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  to make your TA request.
    This process is necessary to ensure that tracking, response, and appropriate assistance are provided.
  • STEP 2: Receive TA Request Confirmation
    Once the request is made, you’ll receive a response within 24 hours.
  • STEP 3: Receive Individualized TA
    A TA support team will assist in a collaborative approach to identify the needs
  • STEP 4: Implementation of Action Plan
    A collaborative plan will be developed to provide technical support.


Questions about programmatic issues may be directed to:
LCDR Monique Richards
National Lead, Zero Suicide Initiative
Division of Behavioral Health (DBH)
Indian Health Service Headquarters
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34A, Rockville, MD 20857

Questions about grants management and fiscal matters may be directed to:
Willis Grant
Senior Grants Management Specialist, Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Management
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-5204
Fax: 301-594-0899, Email:

Questions about systems matters may be directed to:
Paul Gettys
Acting Director, Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Management
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-2114; or the DGM main line 301-443-5204, Fax: 301-594-0899, Email: