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American Indians Into Nursing

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.970
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 20, 2019

For programmatic questions:
Eric Pinto

For grants management or budgetary questions:
Vanietta Armstrong


The Indian Health Service provides grants to operate the American Indians into Nursing Program that is designed to recruit, retain, graduate and increase the number of registered nurses, certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners who deliver healthcare services to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

The main objectives of the program are to:

  • Recruit and train AI/AN individuals to be baccalaureate prepared nurses
  • Facilitate associate degree registered nurses becoming baccalaureate prepared registered nurses
  • Provide a program that prepares practicing registered nurses for advanced nursing education
  • Provide a program that encourages registered nurses and advanced practice nurses to provide or continue to provide, healthcare services to AI/AN communities
  • Provide scholarships to AI/AN individuals that will cover tuition, books, fees, room and board, stipend for living expenses, or other expenses incurred in connection with baccalaureate level nursing or advanced practice nursing programs

Competition for this grant program is limited to the following high need areas:

  • Navajo Area (NM, AZ)
  • Billings Area (MT, WY)
  • Great Plains Area (SD, ND, NE, IA)
  • Albuquerque Area (CO, NM NV)
  • Phoenix Area (NV, UT, AZ)

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited public or private schools of nursing
  • Accredited Tribally-controlled community colleges and Tribally-controlled postsecondary vocational institutions
  • Nurse midwife programs and nurse practitioner programs that are provided by any public or private institution
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Award floor: $300,000
Number of awards: 5
Project period: 5 years
Total funds available: $1,686,706

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Health professions faculty · Health workforce education and training · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses

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