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IHS announces $9.34 million in funding opportunities to support tribal self-governance and urban Indian health
As the White House convenes the first Tribal Nations Summit of the Biden-Harris Administration, the Indian Health Service is announcing $9.34 million in funding opportunities to support tribal self-governance and urban Indian health.
“The Indian Health Service is pleased to announce these funding opportunities to support our tribal and urban Indian partners across the country,” said the head of IHS, Elizabeth Fowler. “We look forward to continuing to work with tribes interested in entering self-governance compacts, and supporting urban Indian organizations working to improve the health status of urban Indians.”
The Fiscal Year 2022 Tribal Self-Governance Planning and Negotiation Cooperative Agreement funding opportunities for $840,000, administered by the IHS Office of Tribal Self-Governance, support tribes and tribal organizations with the planning and preparation necessary to assume responsibility for providing health care to their tribal members through the Tribal Self-Governance Program.
- The Planning Cooperative Agreement assists tribes with the planning phase of the self-governance program, which includes legal and budgetary research, internal tribal government planning, and organization preparation relating to the administration of health care programs. These agreements are for a one-year period and cannot exceed $120,000 each. Up to five Planning Cooperative Agreements will be awarded.
- The Negotiation Cooperative Agreement assists tribes in defraying the costs related to preparing for and conducting self-governance program negotiations. Negotiations provide an opportunity for the tribal and federal negotiation teams to work together in good faith to enhance each self-governance agreement. These agreements are also for a one-year period and cannot exceed $48,000 each. Up to five Negotiation Cooperative Agreements will be awarded.
The application deadline for the cooperative agreement funding opportunities is February 10, 2022.
The Urban Indian Health Programs 4-in-1 Grant Program funding opportunity is for $8.5 million and aims to ensure the highest possible health status for urban Indians. Funding will be used to support the four health program objectives:
- Health promotion and disease prevention services
- Immunization services
- Alcohol and substance abuse related services
- Behavioral health services
Approximately 33 awards are expected, with a period of performance of 5 years. Individual award amounts for the first budget year will be between $160,000 and $650,000. New applicants can apply for funding up to $200,000. This funding opportunity is only available for eligible urban Indian organizations that are currently administering a contract or receiving a grant.
The application deadline for the 4-in-1 Grant Program is February 8, 2022.
The IHS, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 574 federally recognized tribes in 37 states. Follow the agency via social media on Facebook, Twitter , and LinkedIn .
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