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Community Health Aide Program: Tribal Planning and Implementation

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.382
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 1, 2023

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The Indian Health Service (IHS) will provide grants to support planning and implementation for tribes and tribal organizations (T/TO) to begin operating a Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) or support a growing program in the contiguous 48 states.

The focus of the program is to:

  • Develop clinical supervisor support for primary care, behavioral health, and dental health clinicians providing both direct and indirect supervision of prospective health aides
  • Identify area and community-specific healthcare needs of patients that can be addressed by health aides
  • Identify and develop a technology infrastructure plan for the mobility and success of health aides in anticipation of providing services
  • Develop a training plan to include partners across the T/TO's geographic region to enhance the training opportunities available to prospective health aides to include continuing education and clinical practice
  • Identify best practices for integrating a CHAP workforce into an existing tribal health system
  • Address social determinants of health that impact the recruitment and retention of prospective health aides
  • Identify the total cost of full implementation of a CHAP within an existing tribal health system

Eligible applicants are federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations.

Applicants may apply for this opportunity or CHAP Tribal Assessment and Planning, but not both.

Organizations that are currently carrying out a CHAP through an Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) agreement, are eligible to apply, but may not utilize the funds to carry out a CHAP.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Award floor: $900,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 3-5 (One per IHS area)
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found in the Federal Register.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Community health workers · Culture and cultural competency · Dental workforce · Health aides and assistants · Health workforce education and training · Licensure and certification of health professionals · Oral health · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Social determinants of health

Organizations (2)

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