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Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.970
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 27, 2016

Questions on the programmatic issues
Susan Karol

Questions on grants management and fiscal matters
Cherron Smith

Questions on systems matters
Paul Gettys


The purpose of this IHS cooperative agreement is to:

  • Enhance medical professional recruitment and continuing education programs, services and activities for AI/AN people
  • Recruit AI/AN health professionals to pursue jobs that serve AI/AN people and improve the health care delivery system
  • Provide opportunities for AI/AN youth to learn about the various Federal agencies and possible careers within the Federal Government that will result in a national mentoring program and creation of a pipeline for AI/AN youth into health careers

Non-profit Organizations meeting the following criteria:

  • Have as a core goal improving the health of AI/AN.
  • Be committed to pursuing excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional health principles and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.
  • Offer educational programs, services, and activities that motivate AI/AN students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research.
  • Foster forums where modern medicine combines with traditional healing to enhance health care delivery to AI/AN communities.
  • Provide leadership in various care arenas affecting AI/AN, such as diabetes mellitus, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and methamphetamine use.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amount: $105,000
Project period: 3 years

Application process

A link to the application package is available on

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Cardiovascular disease · Children and youth · Chronic disease management · Cultural competency · Diabetes · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Healthcare workforce · Obesity and weight control · Recruitment and retention of health professionals

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