The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) cooperative agreement announcement is to encourage national Indian organizations, IHS, and Tribal partners to work together to conduct Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) training and technical assistance throughout Indian Country. Under the Limited Competition National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE) Health Reform Cooperative Agreement program, the overall program objective is to improve Indian health care by conducting training and technical assistance across AI/AN communities to ensure that the Indian health care system and all AI/ANs are prepared to take advantage of the new health insurance coverage options which will improve the quality of and access to health care services and increase resources for AI/AN health care. The goal of this program announcement is to coordinate and conduct training and technical assistance on a national scale for the 566 Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations on the changes, improvements and authorities of the ACA and IHCIA and the health insurance options available to AI/AN through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/18/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Indian Health Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
To be eligible for this "New Limited competition Announcement", an applicant must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity who meets the following criteria: Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding opportunity are national Indian organizations. The national Indian organizations must have the infrastructure in place to accomplish the work under the proposed program. Eligible entities must have demonstrated expertise in the following areas: -- Representing all Tribal governments and providing a variety of services to Tribes, area health boards, Tribal organizations, and Federal agencies, and playing a major role in focusing attention on Indian health care needs, resulting in improved health outcomes for AI/ANs. -- Promoting and supporting Indian health care education and coordinating efforts to inform AI/AN of Federal decisions that affect Tribal government interests including the improvement of Indian health care. -- Administering national health policy and health programs. -- Maintaining a national AI/AN constituency and clearly supporting critical services and activities within the IHS mission of improving the quality of health care for AI/AN people. -- Supporting improved health care in Indian Country. -- Providing education and outreach on a national scale (the applicant must provide evidence of at least ten years of experience in this area).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Paul Gettys
Grant Systems Coordinator
Phone 301-443-2114, or 301-443-5204
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $200,000.00 to $300,000.00


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