Program Description

The AI/AN Health Disparities Program is intended to strengthen the capacity of Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHPs) to: collect and manage data more effectively; better understand and develop the link between public health problems and behavior, socioeconomic conditions, and geography; and create a pipeline program for students to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the public health and biomedical sciences professions. The TECs and UHIPs were identified for this program because they are uniquely positioned to be effective in disease surveillance and control programs, assessing the effectiveness of public health programs and recognizing the significance and complexities of tribal communities, and understand their distinct operating systems. TECs and UIHPs possess a breadth of knowledge about a multitude of health topics, housing, social and economic issues and evidence-based methodologies to better inform decision making and planning. TECs and UIHPs recognize the importance of providing services in a culturally sensitive manner, and understand and appreciate tribal history and customs.

General Program Requirements

To qualify for funding, an applicant must be a Tribal Epidemiology Center currently supported by the Indian Health Service or an Urban Indian Health Program supported by IHS, under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, PL 94-437, as amended. The applicant will serve as the lead agency for the project, responsible for its implementation and management; and serve as the fiscal agent for the Federal grant awarded.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

The current American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities Program begun in September 1, 2012 and is slated to end in August 31, 2017. No further funding cycles are anticipated at the moment. Further Funding Opportunity Announcement for this or similar program may be made during FY2018

Program Contact Information

Victor Olano
Project Officer
victor.olano@hhs.gov
240-453-8444

Additional Information

Length of Program5 years
Tribes Funded by this ProgramFor the current cycle of funding, there are six project funded
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Information is being compiled.
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities, Non-Tribal Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram Only for Tribes/Native Organizations
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.1
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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