Small Ambulatory Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The Small Ambulatory Program (SAP) provides grants for ambulatory healthcare facilities, on municipal, private, or Tribal land, and that provide health care services to eligible Indians. Funding may be used for:
- Construction of a new satellite facility
- Construction of a replacement facility
- Expansion of an existing facility
- Modernization of an existing facility
Eligible applicants are federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations, which, prior to submitting a FY 2019 SAP Application, operate an Indian healthcare facility pursuant to a healthcare services contract or compact under The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (P.L. 93-638).
Other eligibility requirements include:
- The facility may not be owned or constructed by the IHS.
- The facility was not originally owned or constructed by the IHS and transferred to the Tribe.
- On-site construction cannot have already begun.
- If the ambulatory healthcare facility has an emergency room, hospital, and/or urgent care in the proposed project, it must be located apart from a hospital.
A SAP contract award cannot exceed $2,000,000. Awards will be made through hybrid construction contracts.
Applications must have an approval letter from the applicable IHS Area. It is suggested that applications are submitted to the applicable IHS Area by May 31, 2019. Complete applications must be submitted to the Division of Facilities Planning and Construction (DFPC) by June 28, 2019.
The preferred submission method is by email to Omobogie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications may also be mailed to:
Division of Facilities Planning and Construction
Indian Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
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.