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American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.137
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Apr 3, 2017

For programmatic or technical questions:
Makeda Harris

For grants management or budget questions:
Eric West


The American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative provides grants to support the development and implementation of evidence-based models and/or promising practices to help address historical and generational trauma existing in AI/AN communities through innovative programs that:

  1. Employ culturally appropriate and effective public health interventions designed to improve the physical, social, emotional and cultural well-being of AI/AN adolescents (ages 12 to 16)
  2. Build and strengthen cultural competency among healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals serving AI/AN adolescents, their caregivers, and communities
  3. Disseminating evidence-based practices to accomplish these goals

The program will support programs that demonstrate effective promising practices that increase resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth, as well as build capacity among AI/AN serving healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals about providing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate health care services and interventions to AI/AN youth.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Native American tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Tribal colleges and universities
  • Institutions that serve Native Alaskans
  • Tribal epidemiology centers
  • Urban Indian health programs and urban Indian organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $350,000 per year
Award floor: $275,000
Expected number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000
Project Period: 5 years

Application process

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

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Poverty · Public health · Substance use and misuse · Suicide and suicide prevention · Trauma-informed care

Organizations (1)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, view details

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