Urban Indian Health Services
Grants provide health-related services to Urban Indians including: (1) Alcohol and substance abuse prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and education; (2) Mental health needs assessment and services; (3) Health promotion and disease prevention services; (4) Immunization services; and (5) HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Cooperative Agreement provides services and advocacy for Urban Indian Organizations including: (1) Public policy; (2) Research and data; (3) training and technical assistance; (4) Education, public relations and marketing.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Indian Health Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants
Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Executive Order Section 503, Title V, Section 511, Public Law 94-437; Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Title V, Public Law 102-572.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Urban Indian organizations, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29), operating a Title V Urban Indian Health Program that currently has a grant or contract with the IHS under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, (Pub. L. 93-437).
Urban Indians residing in the urban centers in which the organization is located.
The applicant must provide documentation of: (1) Nonprofit status; and (2) that it has a current contract or grant with the Indian Health Service under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Costs will be determined in accordance with 45 C.F.R. Part 75, Subpart E. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 45 C.F.R. Part 75, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards (Uniform Guidance) apply to this program
Grants are awarded to all eligible organizations based on a competitive grant process. Applications are processed and grants are awarded by Indian Health Service Headquarters. Funding level available to an organization is based on specific criteria in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to include size of urban Indian population, accessibility to, and utilization of, other health resources available to that population and identification of need for services.
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 Management.
Renewal of multi-year cooperative agreements is on a year-to-year basis and requires the submission of continuation applications.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be reviewed by staff of the Indian Health Service to ensure compliance with the following: (1) Size of the urban Indian population; (2) accessibility to, and utilization of, other health resources available to such population; (3) duplication of existing Indian Health Service or other Federal grants or contracts; (4) capability of the organization to adequately perform the activities required under the grant; (5) satisfactory performance standards for the organization in meeting the goals; (6) identification of need for services; and (7) proposed methodology for accomplishing the stated goals of the program.
How may assistance be used?
These grants are limited to established urban Indian health services. The recipient organization must be an urban Indian organization with whom the Secretary has entered into a contract or grant under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1651 et seq). 100% funds under the Urban Indian Health Program are discretionary activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. Grantees will be required to submit quarterly Federal Financial Report (SF-425 or FFR) to the Division of Payment Management Branch. Depending on services provided, progress and financial reports will be required either quarterly or semi-annually with final performance and financial status reports due 90 after the end of the 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 for financial compliance and by the IHS Program Staff for programmatic compliance.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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 audits, examinations, excerpts, and transcripts. 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
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be awarded for project periods of up to 5 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Program Contact: Mr. Rick Mueller, Health Systems Specialist, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, Indian Health Service, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 443-4680.
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.
Grants Policy Office, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite TMP 360, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (301) 443-5204
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $1,021,176; FY 15 est $1,096,176; and FY 16 est $1,096,176 - Obligations for Urban Indian Education and Research program. (Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $8,326,505; FY 15 est $8,326,505; and FY 16 est $8,326,505 - Obligations for Urban Indian Health Programs 4-in-1 program. (Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $400,000; FY 15 est $125,000; and FY 16 est $125,000 - Obligations for Urban Indian Health Programs Title V HIV/AIDs program.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$149,950 to $1,096,176; $280,678.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Specific program guidelines, including applicable sections of Public Law 94-437, as amended; 45 CFR 74 and 92; and the HHS Grants Policy Statement, dated 1/07.
Examples of Funded Projects