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Community Health Aide Program: Tribal Assessment and Planning

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.382
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 7, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Donna E. Enfield

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Grants to support assessment and planning for tribes and tribal organizations (T/TO) to determine the feasibility of implementing a Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) in their respective communities. CHAP programs may support community health, dental, and behavioral health aides.

The focus of the program is to:

  • Assess whether the T/TO can integrate CHAP into the tribal health system
  • Identify systemic barriers that prohibit the complete integration of CHAP into an existing healthcare system, including:
    • Clinical infrastructure
    • Workforce barriers
    • Certification of providers
    • Training of providers
    • Inclusion of culture in the services provided by a CHAP provider
  • Plan partnerships across the T/TO geographic region to address the barriers, including reimbursement, training, education, clinical infrastructure, implementation cost, and determination of system integration

Eligible applicants are federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations.

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

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

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Award floor: $250,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

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 · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Oral health · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Organizations (2)

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