Managing Agency Indian Health Service

Program Description

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), National Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) Program serves as the primary source for national education, policy development, budget development, and allocation for clinical, preventive, and public health HIV/AIDS programs for the IHS, Area offices, and service units. It provides leadership in articulating the clinical, preventive, and public health needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and developing, managing, and administering program functions related to HIV/AIDS. The IHS HIV/AIDS program coordinates and promotes HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment activities specific to AI/ANs as part of a comprehensive public health approach.

The IHS HIV/AIDS Program currently administers competitive cooperative agreements for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Engagement in Care. This program is funded by the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funding for the HIV/AIDS award will be provided to IHS by CDC via an Interagency Agreement.

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to meet AI/AN community needs in achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy released in July 2015. Specifically, this agreement seeks to increase local activities to move the nation toward improving HIV prevention and care outcomes with special emphasis in one of five areas:

  1. Increasing access to comprehensive Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) services;
  2. Identifying local-level priorities for HIV care needs and creating tools and resources appropriate to meet those priorities;
  3. Improving engagement and retention in care among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA);
  4. Supporting and educating communities on risk reduction activities for persons who inject drugs and extend access to services for medication-assisted therapies for persons with opioid addiction in accordance with Federal, state, Tribal, and local laws; and
  5. Increasing local-level delivery of age-appropriate HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) prevention education.

General Program Requirements

Entities Eligible for Grant Assistance: To be eligible , applicants must be one of the following: (i) An Indian Tribe; operating an Indian health program operated pursuant to a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with IHS (ii) A tribal organization; operating an Indian health program operated pursuant to as contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with the IHS pursuant to the ISDEAA or (iii) An Urban Indian organization; 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. Applicants must provide proof of non-profit status with the application, e.g. 501(c)(3).

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

The application package for this announcement can be found here.

Program Contact Information

Rick Haverkate
Acting Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

Additional Information

Length of Program9/30/2016 to 9/29/2021
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram Only for Tribes/Native Organizations
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Type of Assistance ProvidedCooperative Agreement
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.933
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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