Injury Prevention Program for American Indians and Alaskan Natives Cooperative Agreements
To improve the quality of the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives by developing the capacity of tribes to address their injury problems.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Public Health Service Act, Section 301a
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally-recognized tribes, tribal organizations, non-profit organizations serving primarily American Indians and Alaska Natives, and urban Indian organizations may apply.
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. Provisions of cooperative agreement require tribal endorsement in the form of Resolution to sanction tribal participation. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local, and Indian tribal governments (and Circular No. A-122 for Nonprofit Organizations) implemented through applicable grant administration regulations 45 CFR, 92 (45 CFR, 74 for nonprofit organizations).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Standard application forms, as furnished by IHS and required by 45 CFR, 92, for State and local governments and 45 CFR, 74, for nonprofit organizations, must be used for this program. Injury Prevention Programs are processed and administered by IHS Headquarters. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 92 for Indian tribes and Part 74 for Nonprofit organizations.
Cooperative agreements are awarded on a competitive basis with processing and final approved by Indian Health Service Headquarters.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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, program office.
Cooperative agreement appeals will follow PHS appeals procedures: 42 CFR, Part 50 Subpart D and DHHS appeals procedures: 45 CFR, Part 16.
Renewal of multi-year cooperative agreements is on a year-to-year basis and requires the submission of continuation applications.
How are proposals selected?
(1) The apparent capability of the applicant to organize and manage the proposed project successfully considering the adequacy of staff, management systems, equipment and facilities; (2) the soundness of the applicant's plan for conducting the project and for assuring effective utilization of grant funds; (3) the adequacy of the budget in relation to the scope of the project and available funds; and (4) the relative effectiveness of the applicant's plan to carry out each of the requirements as set forth in the application.
How may assistance be used?
The assistance is used for three types of injury prevention related projects: (1) Part I Basic: Build or enhance local injury prevention capacity; and (2) Part II Intervention: Implement a proven or promising injury prevention intervention. This assistance is available to federally-recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
IHS grants are monitored by the Division of Grants Management for financial compliance and by the IHS Program Staff for programmatic compliance.
In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
HHS 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, that are pertinent to the HHS grant in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, 92.42, grantees are required to maintain grant records 3 years after they submit their final expenditures report. 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 must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues arising 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
IHS Grants are usually 3 to 5 years for a project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Indian Health Service Area Offices. Injury Prevention Program Contact: CAPT Holly Billie, Injury Prevention Program Manager, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 10N54, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-1054. Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.
Division of Grants Management,
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70
Rockville, MD 20857 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17$1,605,729.00; FY 18 est $1,325,000.00; FY 19 est $1,325,000.00; FY 16$880,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Injury Prevention: Part I - Five-Year Injury Prevention Programs, up to $100,000; Part II Effective Strategies up to $20,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 92 and 45 CFR 74, HHS Grants Policy Statement dated 1/07, Program Guidelines for Competitive Projects.
Examples of Funded Projects