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Native Public Health Resilience

ID: HHS-2024-IHS-NPHR-0001 • Type: Posted

Description

The purpose of this program is to enhance Tribes', Tribal organizations', and Urban Indian Organizations' capacity to implement core Public Health functions, services, and activities, and to further develop and improve their Public Health management capabilities.

As part of the IHS mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level, this program seeks to build on and strengthen community resilience by supporting wider access to the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) in Indian Country, a framework designed to offer all people a fair and just opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being. For more information on the EPHS, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/publichealthservices/essentialhealthservices.html. The framework of the EPHS has served as a guide to the public health field since 1994 and describes the public health activities that all communities should undertake, including, 1) monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems, and 2) Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.

The EPHS framework was revised in 2020 with an emphasis on equity and reflects current and future priorities for public health practice. The EPHS have been included in the HHS Healthy People initiatives since 2010, when the initiative first included a focus area of Public Health Infrastructure with the goal to ensure that Federal, Tribal, State, and local health agencies have the infrastructure to provide essential public health services effectively.

Background
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the principal Federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. The goal of IHS is to raise the health status of AI/AN people to the highest possible level. The Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention (DEDP) provides and supports applied public health and epidemiologic services to further the overall IHS mission. The American Rescue Plan Act appropriated funding to IHS for purposes that include enhancing public health capacity.

Grant Details
The purpose of the Native Public Health Resilience program is to enhance Tribes’, Tribal organizations’, and Urban Indian Organizations’ capacity to implement core Public Health functions, services, and activities, and to further develop and improve their Public Health management capabilities. The program seeks to build on and strengthen community resilience by supporting wider access to the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) in Indian Country.

The 10 EPHS include:
- Assessing and monitoring population health status
- Investigating, diagnosing, and addressing health problems
- Communicating effectively to inform and educate people about health
- Strengthening, supporting, and mobilizing communities and partnerships to improve health
- Creating, championing, and implementing policies, plans, and laws that impact health
- Using legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
- Contributing to an effective system that enables equitable access to individual services and care needed to be healthy
- Building and supporting a diverse and skilled public health workforce
- Improving and innovating public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
- Building and maintaining a strong organizational infrastructure for public health.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for this funding opportunity applicant must be one of the following: A federally recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14), a Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26), or an Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29). Applicants must provide proof of nonprofit status with the application.

Period of Performance
The period of performance is for 3 years starting from July 1, 2024.

Grant Value
The total funding identified for fiscal year (FY) 2024 is approximately $6,000,000. Individual award amounts for the first budget year are anticipated to be between $300,000 and $400,000.

Place of Performance
The grant will be performed in Indian Country.

Overview

Category of Funding
Health
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/14/24 Indian Health Service posted grant opportunity HHS-2024-IHS-NPHR-0001 for Native Public Health Resilience with funding of $6.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.231 Epidemiology Cooperative Agreements. It is expected that 15 total grants will be made worth between $300,000 and $400,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 14, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 14, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 20 Days
Last Updated
March 14, 2024, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
June 13, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Info
To be eligible for this funding opportunity applicant must be one of the following, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603: • A federally recognized Indian Tribe 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 (U.S.) to Indians because of their status as Indians. • A Tribal organization 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(l)): “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. • An Urban Indian organization, 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). Each awardee shall provide services under this award only to eligible Urban Indians living within the urban center in which the Urban Indian Organization (UIO) is situated.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$400,000
Floor
$300,000
Estimated Program Funding
$6,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
15

Contacts

Contact
Paul E Gettys Deputy Director
Contact Email
Email Description
Indian Health Service, Division of Grants Management
Contact Phone
(301) 443-2114

Documents

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