Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

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: 93.479
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 15, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Mary Hall,

For grants management or budget questions:
Kathy Raible


The Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Program provides grants for projects designed to reduce rates of death and disability from commercial tobacco use, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and reduce the prevalence of obesity and other chronic disease risk factors and conditions in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The expected long-term outcomes of this program are:

  • Increased purchasing of healthy foods
  • Increased physical activity with an emphasis on walking
  • Increased breastfeeding
  • Reduced prevalence of commercial tobacco use
  • Reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduced prevalence of high blood pressure
  • Reduced prevalence of high blood cholesterol

This opportunity has 3 competitive components. Applicants must submit a separate application for each component for which they are applying.

  • Component 1 (C1): Implement evidence-informed and culturally-adapted strategies to improve the health of community members and to prevent chronic diseases and their risk factors in the areas of:
    • Policy, system, and environmental change strategies for obesity and/or tobacco
    • Diabetes prevention community-clinical linkage strategies
    • Heart disease and stroke prevention community-clinical linkage strategies
  • Component 2 (C2): Allocating 50% of the award in subawards to at least 4 American Indian Tribes/Alaska Native Villages or Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs), and providing training, technical assistance, and evaluation support to all Tribes/Villages/UIOs in the service area with the remaining award funds
  • Component 3 (C3): The establishment of a Tribal Coordinating Center to:
    • Develop a national communication plan
    • Coordinate the development and implementation of a national evaluation plan in collaboration with CDC evaluators
    • Establish and support a Community of Practice consisting of representatives from each C1 and C2 recipient to support shared learning and peer support

The application instructions include a logic model with expected activities and outcomes for each competitive component.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Native American tribal governments and Alaska Native Villages
  • Tribally-designated organizations that support all American Indian Tribes/Alaska Native Villages in their IHS Administrative Area
  • Urban Indian Organizations that have at least 4 Tribes/Villages or UIOs in their Urban Area
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award range each year:

  • Component 1: $100,000 - $375,000
  • Component 2: $750,000- $1,450,000
  • Component 3: Up to $800,000

Estimated number of awards:

  • Component 1: 16
  • Component 2: 13
  • Component 3: 1

Project period: 5 years
Estimated total program funding: $100,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Cardiovascular disease · Culture and cultural competency · Diabetes · Evaluation methods and resources · Families · Health conditions · Networking and collaboration · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Policy · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

Organizations (2)

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.