Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives


To create healthier American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by developing, implementing, and coordinating innovative and effective community and clinic-based interventions programs designed to promote health and prevent chronic disease and disability.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Indian Health Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorized by 25 U.S.C. 13, Synder Act, Public Law 83-568, Transfer Act, 42 U.S.C. 2001.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally-recognized tribes, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations primarily American Indians and Alaska Natives, and urban Indian organizations may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals who are members of an eligible applicant tribe, band, or group or village and who may be regarded as within the scope of the Indian Health and medical service program and who are regarded as an Indian by the community in which he lives as evidenced by such factors as tribal membership, enrollment, residence on tax exempt land, ownership or restricted property, active participation in tribal affairs or other relevant factors in keeping with general Bureau of Indian Affairs practices in the jurisdiction.
Certification of American Indian or Alaska descent is required for direct services. Costs will be determined in accordance with Circular No. A-122 for Tribal nonprofit organizations codified through applicable grant administration regulations 45 CFR Part 92 and as applicable 45 CFR Part 74. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The preferred method for receipt of applications is electronic submission through However, should any technical problems arise regarding the submission, please contact Customer Support at 1-800-518-4726 or The Contact Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except for Federal holidays). If you require additional assistance please contact Tammy Bagley, Grants Policy Officer at (301) 443-5204 at least fifteen days prior to the application deadline. To submit an application electronically, please use the apply site. Download a copy of the application package, on the website, complete it offline and then upload and submit the application via the site. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. Health Promotion/Disease Prevention program are processed and administered by IHS Headquarters. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for Indian tribes and Part 74 for Nonprofit organizations, and OMB Circulars No. A-110, A-122, A-87, and A-102.
Award Procedure
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis with processing and final approval by Indian Health Service Headquarters.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Grants are approved or disapproved within 90 days of receipt of grant applications by the Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Operation.
Other - Not Specified.
Project periods are for 3 years with 12-month budget periods.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Establishing and operating programs designed to recruit American Indians and Alaska Natives into health and allied health professional schools.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Grantees will be required to submit quarterly Federal Financial Report (SF-425 or FFR) to the Division of Payment Management Branch. Progress reports are required annually, semi-annually or quarterly depending on the time lines set by the IHS program. A final progress report is due 90 days after the end of each budget period and at the end of the final project period. Grantees will be required to submit quarterly Federal Financial Report (SF-425 or FFR) to the Division of Payment Management Branch. IHS grants are monitored by the Division of Grants Management Management for financial compliance and by the IHS Program Staff for programmatic compliance.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grantees are subject to site visits and audits by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other Federal 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, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the grant in order to make audit, examinations, excerpts, and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall 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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be awarded for project periods up to 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Program Contact: CAPT Candace Jones, Administrative Officer, Improving Patient Care Program, Indian Health Service, 5300 Homestead Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, Phone: (505) 248-4861.

Grants Management Contact: Ms. Tammy Bagley, Acting Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite TMP 360, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 443-9602. Use the same number for FTS.
Headquarters Office
Grants Policy Office 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite TMP 360, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: 301-443-5204
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $95,000; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$95,000 per award.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations governing this program are published under the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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