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Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.137
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Aug 1, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Paul Rodriguez

For grants management or budget questions:
Duane Barlow
240.453.8822 contact center:
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This opportunity will award 2 cooperative agreements to establish a national Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE) to address health disparities and advance health equity in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. CIIHE will support community efforts, such as education, services, research, and policy development initiatives, that seek to reduce or eliminate AI/AN or NHPI health disparities.

Expected activities include:

  • Partner with academic institutions, indigenous leaders, and AI/AN and NHPI communities on CIIHE activities
  • Identify and implement a culturally responsive framework for research, education, service, and policy development to support prevention and the improvement of chronic disease outcomes
  • Design and provide education and training to support community capacity building
  • Establish and manage the CIIHE advisory board

Public or private nonprofit entities, including faith-based organizations and AI/AN and NHPI organizations, are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible institutions include:

  • State and territory governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private nonprofit institutions of higher education
  • Independent school districts
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status
  • Public housing authorities
  • Indian housing authorities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $2,250,000 per year
Award floor: $1,750,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 2
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000

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.

Each award will focus on one of the two focus populations: AI/AN populations or NHPI populations. An application may only address one focus population. An applicant may submit one application for each focus population.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Policy · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, view details
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, view details

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