Demonstration Projects for Indian Health


To promote improved health care among American Indians and Alaska Natives through research studies and demonstration projects, addressing such issues as, but not limited to Women's Health Care, National Indian Health Outreach and Education I, II & III, Tribal Dental Clinical and Preventive Support Centers, National HIV Program, Healthy Lifestyles in Youth, and Native Public Health Resilience.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Snyder Act, 25 U.S.C. 13
Public Health Service Act
Public Health Service Act, Section 103 (B)(1), Public Law 93-638
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally recognized Indian tribes; tribal organizations; nonprofit inter-tribal organizations; nonprofit urban Indian organizations contracting with the Indian Health Service under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act; public or private nonprofit health and education entities; and State and local government health agencies.
Beneficiary Eligibility
American Indians/Alaska Natives will be the ultimate beneficiaries of the funded projects either directly or indirectly depending upon the nature of the project. For example, those individuals who participate in research studies and receive services will be direct beneficiaries while those impacted by policy changes resulting from analyses of Indian health care issues will be indirect beneficiaries.
Costs will be determined in accordance with the applicable OMB Circular: OMB Circular No. A-87 (State, local, and Indian tribal governments); OMB Circular No. A-21 (institutions of higher education); and OMB Circular No. A-122 (nonprofit organizations). Depending upon the nature of the project, letters of support or tribal resolutions may be required.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR part 75. The application package may be found in You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to IHS.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
From 30 to 60 days. Grant appeals will follow PHS appeals procedures: 42 CFR, Part 50, Subpart D and DHHS appeals procedures: 45 CFR 16.
Initial project period of up to 5 years, usually 3 years, with competitive renewals for periods not to exceed a total project period of 5 years.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria are: Statement of problem(s) requiring solution; need for assistance; results or benefits expected from the project; approach or soundness of the applicant's plan for conducting the project; key personnel and their capability to carry out the project; and adequacy of management controls. Consideration will be given to the demonstrative aspects of the project and the compatibility of the project with the overall goals and objectives of the Indian Health Service.
How may assistance be used?
Federal assistance is to be used for the following purposes: (1) Research, analysis, and investigation of a broad range of issues affecting the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives; and (2) demonstration projects and studies that provide American Indians/Alaska Natives with impetus and involvement in their health care and that promote improved health care to Indian people.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: All IHS grant awards are monitored for Financial compliance by the Division of Grants Management and for Programmatic Compliance by the IHS Program Staff. NIHA - other reports as required and specified in the program announcement.
In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
DHHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, paper, or other records of the grantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the DHHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR 75.361, grantees are required to maintain grant records 3 years after they submit their final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the end of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is limited to 5 years or less. Within the project period, a continuation application must be submitted annually on a noncompetitive basis for each year of support. Funding is released to the recipient on an annual basis.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: For Clinical and Preventive Dental Support Centers contact: IHS HQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08N34A, Rockville, MD 20857. Dr. Christopher Halliday, Telephone 301-443-4323, E-mail, or Dr. Cheryl Sixkiller, Telephone 301-443-8812, E-mail For Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects contact: Cassandra Allen, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08N34A, Rockville, MD 20857. For Healthy Lifestyles in Youth, contact: Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. For National Indian Health Outreach and Education Programs I, contact: Ken Coriz, Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E37, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-1104. For Native Public Health Resilience, contact: Lisa Neel, Public Health Advisor, Office of Public Health Support, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. E-mail For Addressing Dementia in Indian Country, contact: Dr. Jolie Crowder, National Elder Services Consultant, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, 5600 Fishers Ln, Rockville, MD 20857. E-mail For Ending the HIV/HCV Epidemics in Indian Country, contact: Mr. Rick Haverkate, Public Health Advisor, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, 5600 Fishers Ln, Rockville, MD 20857. E-mail: Grants Management Contact: Marsha Brookins, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-4750.
Headquarters Office
Division of Grants Management,
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Phone: 301-443-5204.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$1,250,000.00; FY 23 est $1,562,500.00; FY 24 est $1,562,500.00; FY 21$1,562,500.00; FY 20$1,250,000.00; FY 19$1,562,500.00; FY 18$1,500,000.00; FY 17$1,250,000.00; FY 16$1,250,000.00; - Obligations for Healthy Lifestyles in Youth (Project Grants) FY 22$2,666,664.00; FY 23 est $2,666,664.00; FY 24 est $2,666,667.00; FY 21$2,100,000.00; FY 20$1,250,000.00; FY 19$1,250,000.00; FY 18$1,250,000.00; FY 17$1,250,000.00; FY 16$1,250,000.00; - Obligation for Tribal Dental Preventive and Clinical Support Centers Program(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$834,972.00; FY 23 est $846,777.00; FY 24 est $901,311.00; FY 21$832,469.00; FY 20$832,469.00; FY 19$135,000.00; FY 18$780,628.00; FY 17$729,375.00; FY 16$825,000.00; - Obligations for National Indian Health Outreach and Education I (Project Grants) FY 22$16,229,448.00; FY 23 est $16,229,448.00; FY 24 est $16,229,448.00; FY 21$16,229,448.00; FY 20$0.00; - Obligations for Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects.(Project Grants) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $9,600,000.00; - Native Public Health Resilience(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$662,176.00; FY 23 est $2,083,451.00; FY 24 est $2,000,000.00; - Obligations for Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Models of Care(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$1,213,434.00; FY 23 est $1,357,659.00; FY 24 est $1,300,000.00; - Obligations for Ending the HIV/HCV Epidemics in Indian Country(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $2,500,000.00; FY 24 est $2,500,000.00; - Obligations for the Produce Prescription Pilot Program
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75, Health and Human Services Grants Policy Statement, January 2007.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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