Grant Amount: Total approximately $250,000 to fund two cooperative agreements for one year.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes is accepting competitive applications for two limited competition cooperative agreements under the National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE) program: the Behavioral Health - Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Intervention (MSPI) outreach and education award and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) outreach and education award. The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to further IHS health program objectives in the AI/AN community with expanded outreach and education efforts for the MSPI and HIV/AIDS programs on a national scale and in the interest of improving Indian health care. This announcement includes two separate awards, each of which will be awarded as noted below. The purpose of the MSPI award is to further the goals of the national MSPI program. The MSPI is a national demonstration project aimed at addressing the dual problems of methamphetamine use and suicide in Indian Country. The MSPI supports the use and development of evidence-based and practice-based models which are culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to methamphetamine abuse and suicide in a community driven context. The six goals of the MSPI are to effectively prevent, reduce, or delay the use and/or spread of methamphetamine abuse; build on the foundation of prior methamphetamine and suicide prevention and treatment efforts in order to support the IHS, Tribes, and urban Indian health organizations in developing and implementing Tribal and/or culturally appropriate methamphetamine and suicide prevention and early intervention strategies; increase access to methamphetamine and suicide prevention services; improve services for behavioral health issues associated with methamphetamine use and suicide prevention; promote the development of new and promising services that are culturally and community relevant; and demonstrate efficacy and impact. [Note: While the national MSPI program includes outreach to urban Indian organizations, outreach aimed specifically at urban Indian organizations will be addressed in a separate award announcement. However, materials developed by the grantee in the NIHOE MSPI award described in this announcement may be distributed by IHS to urban Indian organizations, at the discretion of the Agency.] The purpose of the HIV/AIDS award is to further the goals of the national HIV/AIDS program. HIV and AIDS are a critical and growing health issue within the AI/AN population. The IHS National HIV/AIDS Program seeks to avoid complacency and to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on AI/ANs. All activities are part of the IHS’s implementation plan to meet the three goals of the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to: reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV, increase access to care and optimize health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reduce HIV-related disparities. This population faces additional health disparities that contribute significantly to the risk of HIV transmission such as substance abuse and sexually transmitted infections. Amongst AI/AN people, HIV/AIDS exists in both urban and rural populations (and on or near Tribal lands); however, many of those living with HIV are not aware of their status. These statistics, risk factors, and missed opportunities for screening illuminate the need to go beyond raising awareness about HIV and begin active integration of initiatives that will help routinize HIV services. If the status quo is unchanged, prevalence will continue to increase and AI/AN communities may face an irreversible problem.
The total amount of funding identified for the current fiscal year 2013 is approximately $250,000 to fund two cooperative agreements for one year; $150,000 will be awarded for the Behavioral Health - MSPI award and $100,000 will be awarded for the HIV/AIDS award. Competing and continuation awards issued under this announcement are subject to the availability of funds. In the absence of funding, the IHS is under no obligation to make awards that are selected for funding under this announcement.
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Andrew Diggs Grants Management Specialist 801 Thompson Avenue TMP Suite 360 Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: (301) 443-5204 Fax: (301) 443-9602
Chris Buchanan Director, ODSCT 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 220Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: (301) 443-1104 Fax: (301) 443-4666
1 year (September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2014).
Community Health Services Drug Abuse Education and Prevention HIV/AIDS Prevention Outreach Risk Reduction Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling
The application package and detailed instructions for this announcement can be found at http://www.Grants.gov or https://www.ihs.gov/dgm/index.cfm?module=dsp_dgm_funding Questions regarding the electronic application process may be directed to Mr. Paul Gettys at (301) 443-2114.
For full funding announcement, visit the website: http://www.ihs.gov/dgm/documents/HHS-2013-IHS-NIHOE-0002.pdf .
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