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National Urban Indian Behavioral Health Awareness




July 26, 2023



January 5, 2024





Award Floor:



Match Required?





Entity Types:

Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status)

To be eligible for this funding opportunity an applicant must be a 501(c)(3) organization that has demonstrated expertise as follows: Representing urban Indians and providing a variety of services to urban Indians and Federal agencies with an established major role in focusing attention on urban Indian health care needs. Promoting and supporting health education for urban Indians and coordinating efforts to inform urban Indians of Federal decisions that affect the improvement of Indian health care. Administering national health policy and health programs. Maintaining a national American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) constituency and clearly supporting critical services and activities within the IHS mission of improving the quality of health care for AI/AN people. Supporting improved health care in Indian Country.




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This is only a forecast. The synopsis and application package are not yet posted, and we have not yet finalized the application due date. This opportunity will be updated when it is published in the Federal Register. The purpose of this program is to increase the awareness, visibility, advocacy, and education for behavioral health issues on a national scale and in the interest of improving urban Indian health care. This program will build, strengthen, and sustain collaborative relationships that support IHS efforts to ensure that comprehensive, culturally appropriate personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people living in Urban Areas. The recipient will administer an annual national forum, such as a Behavioral Health Urban Indian Listening Session where concerns and suggestions related to behavioral health care policy, service delivery, and program development can be heard from all Urban Indian organizations (UIO). The recipient will also administer programs intended to provide culturally competent education and technical assistance on strategic planning and grant writing to increase the behavioral health care capacity of UIOs, and the likelihood of success in receiving awards from various sources. Recipient will develop and maintain comprehensive information on UIOs, and disseminate information on behavioral health programs, best practices, service delivery, quality improvement, and strategies to all UIOs. Recipient will develop a quality improvement process, including appropriate evaluation tools to ensure the information developed and disseminated through the project is appropriate and useful for addressing the behavioral health needs of urban Indian communities. The recipients activities funded under this cooperative agreement must support all organizations that meet the statutory definition of UIO.

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