Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Projects


To promote improved health care among American Indians/Alaska Natives through special diabetes prevention and treatment services with objectives and priorities determined at the local level. Since FY 2016, this program includes a new grant application process that directs Community-Directed Diabetes Programs to identify and implement at least one Indian Health Diabetes Best Practice with defined goals, objectives and key measures based on community assessment and results of diabetes care and outcomes audit. The funding mechanism is a competitive grant program.

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.
Medicare & Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010, Public Law 111-309
Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 330C(c)(2)(c)
Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, Public Law 110-275
Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Public Law 105-33, Statute 111,574
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Public Health Service Act, as amended, states that the following groups are eligible to apply for grants: Indian Health Service (IHS) entities: Indian tribes or tribal organizations who operate an Indian Health program. This includes program under a contract, grant, cooperative agreement or compact with the IHS under the Indian Self-Determination Act; and Urban Indian organizations that operate an urban Indian Health program. This includes programs under a grant or contract with the IHS under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
American Indians/Alaskan Natives will be the ultimate beneficiaries of the funded projects through either prevention or direct treatment services.
Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 230 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations.
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. The preferred method for receipt of applications is electronic submission through Grants.gov. However, should any technical problems arise regarding the submission, please contact Grants.gov Customer Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. The Contact Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except for Federal holidays). To submit an application electronically, please use the http://www.Grants.gov apply site. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. This program is subject to the provisions of either 45 CFR 75. Grant applications will be reviewed under an Objective Review process. Applications will be ranked. Grants will be awarded based on the results of the Objective Review process.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a notice of this grant award is prepared and processed along with the 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. Funds are expected to be awarded no later than 45 days after complete applications are received. Awards could be delayed for applications not meeting initial approval.
From 60 to 90 days.
Renewal of grants is on a year-to-year basis and requires the submission of annual noncompeting continuation applications.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The SDPI program funds competitive grant programs to implement primary, secondary, and tertiary diabetic prevention and treatment and related data collection. The award amount will include both direct and indirect costs. Grant funds may not be used for any other purpose. Funding may not be used as matching funds for other Federal programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: IHS grants are monitored by the Division of Grants Management for financial compliance and by the IHS Program Staff for programmatic compliance. Semi-annual Progress and Annual Reports are required from grantees.
Not applicable.
Financial records of the grant must be retained for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain, such as those resulting from an audit, pertinent records must be kept until the matter is resolved. The Secretary, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right to access all records, reports, books, documents, papers, or other records of the grantee, contractor, or subcontractor, or of any entity pertinent to the DHHS grant in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts, and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR 75, Subpart D, as applicable, grantees are required to maintain grant records for 3 years after they submit their final expenditures report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records have 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 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
Awards are made for up to five years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; e-mail: diabetesprogram@ihs.gov; telephone: 1-844-447-3387. 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) 443-4750.
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
(Project Grants) FY 22$138,700,000.00; FY 23 est $141,254,025.00; FY 24 est $141,254,025.00; FY 21$138,700,000.00; FY 20$138,700,000.00; FY 19$138,700,000.00; FY 18$138,700,000.00; FY 17$138,700,000.00; FY 16$138,700,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75; HHS Grants Policy Statement (Rev.) January, 2007.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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