Public Health Nursing


Public Health Nursing (PHN) patient care coordination activities aim to serve the patient and family in the home and in the community. Preventative health care informs populations, promotes healthy lifestyles, and provides early treatment for illnesses. The PHNs expertise in communicable disease assessment, outreach, investigation, and surveillance aids in the management and prevention of the spread of communicable diseases. PHNs conduct nurse home visiting services via referral for communicable disease investigation and treatment, which includes such services as health education/behavioral counseling for health promotion, risk reduction, and immunizations to prevent illnesses with a goal to detect and treat problems in their early stages.

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
Transfer Act, 42 U.S.C. 2001(a)
Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 241
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally recognized Indian Tribes as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14). The term "Indian Tribe" means any Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group, or regional or village corporation, as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. Tribal organizations as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26). The term "Tribal organization" has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304(1)): "Tribal organization" means the recognized governing body of any Indian Tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities: provided that, in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian Tribe, the approval of each such Indian Tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant. Applicant shall submit letters of support and/or Tribal Resolutions from the Tribes to be served. Urban Indian organizations, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29). The term "Urban Indian organization" means a nonprofit corporate body situated in an urban center, governed by an urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 25 U.S.C. 1653(a). Applicants must provide proof of nonprofit status with the application, e.g., 501(c)(3).
Beneficiary Eligibility
The Public Health Nursing program will help nurses improve overall health in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal communities by raising awareness among families and individuals of preventative health practices, supporting disease prevention, and controlling activities of comorbid conditions.
Not applicable.
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. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to Indian Health Service.
Award Procedure
After review by an objective committee, and selection by the program office, 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 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Renewals at the end of the period of performance are managed through a competitive process involving a new Notice of Funding Opportunity published in the Federal Register, and a new application submitted under similar guidelines and requirements as the original award.
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 funding for this program may be used to fund medical personal engaged in the nursing process - assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation - to improve health outcomes within Indian Country through a case management model with the Public Health Nurse as the case manager.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: All Indian Health Service grant awards are monitored for Financial compliance by the Division of Grants Management and for Programmatic compliance by the sponsoring Program Office staff. Other required reports will be described in the Notice of Funding Announcement and detailed in the terms and conditions of the Notice of Award.
Not applicable.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (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, with specific lengths listed in the initial notice of funding opportunity in the Federal Register. Within the project period, a continuation application must be submitted annually on a noncompetitive basis for each year of support. Funding is placed into the grantee's account in the Payment Management System each year after submission of a successful application. Grantee is able to draw funds from this account as needed.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: Tina Tah, Nurse Consultant, Project Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08N26D, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 945-2472, e-mail: Grants Management Contact: Ms. Marsha Brookins, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-5204.
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$1,050,000.00; FY 23 est $1,050,000.00; FY 24 est $1,050,000.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20$0.00; - Funding for PHN prior to 2022 was under assistance listing 93.933.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$145,000 - $150,000; average $150,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75, and Health and Human Services Grants Policy Statement, revised January 2007.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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