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Funding Announcements

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program

Grants Awarded to Combat Substance Abuse and Suicide in Indian Country

The IHS Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health awarded 72 grants to Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations (UIOs) to combat the substance abuse and suicide issues affecting Indian Country. This funding is will help continue work that has been done by Tribes, Tribal organizations, and UIOs in the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) demonstration phase and the 2015-2021 Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) program funding cycle.

The SASP grantees will implement evidence- and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare approaches to substance abuse and suicide prevention from a community-driven context in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Aftercare (SAPTA)

The 36 SAPTA grantees will focus on substance abuse prevention treatment and aftercare. The primary purpose of this program is to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse and decrease the overall use of addicting and illicit substances among AI/AN populations. Grantees will accomplish these goals by:

  • Improving care coordination;
  • Expanding behavioral health care services through the use of culturally appropriate evidence-based and practice-based models to address these issues; and
  • In addition to any proposed activities for the adult population, develop or expand on activities for the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative by implementing early intervention strategies for AI/AN youth at risk for substance abuse behavior.

Read the list of 2022 SAPTA grantees. [PDF - 132 KB].

Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention (SPIP)

The 36 SPIP grantees will focus on the prevention, intervention, and postvention of suicide ideations, suicide attempts, and suicides among the AI/AN populations. The primary purpose of this program is to reduce the prevalence of suicide among AI/AN communities. Grantees will accomplish these goals by:

  • Improving care coordination;
  • Expanding behavioral health care services through the use of culturally appropriate evidence-based and practice-based models to address these issues; and
  • Developing or expand on activities for the Gen-I Initiative by implementing early intervention strategies for AI/AN youth at risk for suicidal behavior, in addition to any proposed activities for the adult population.

Read the list of 2022 SPIP grantees. [PDF - 96 KB].

SASP Application information for both programs is for reference only and may be found on the SASP Notice of Funding page.


For listings of previously funded projects, see the MSPI Pilot Projects page.