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Indian Health Service Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program: Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Aftercare

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.654
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 2, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Audrey Solimon

For grants management or budget questions:
Willis Grant

For systems questions:
Paul Gettys


The Indian Health Service will provide funding for tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse and decrease the overall use of addicting and illicit substances among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

Required activities include:

  • Foster coalitions and networks to improve care coordination
    • Educate and train providers in the identification and care of substance abuse disorders
    • Educate and train community members to recognize the signs of substance abuse
    • Increase community awareness of local behavioral health services
    • Develop community response plans related to substance abuse prevention and treatment services
    • Establish local health system policies and protocols to integrate, coordinate, and/or provide access to substance abuse prevention and intervention services in schools, courts, corrections/detention systems, and law enforcement agencies
  • Expand available behavioral healthcare treatment services
    • Identify the target population to include, but not be limited to tribal youth
    • Develop a strategic plan to address the health system organizational needs for substance abuse disorders
    • Integrate behavioral health into the primary care setting for substance abuse prevention and screening to include the use or expansion of telehealth and similar technologies
    • Provide evidence-based substance abuse care for clients at risk for substance abuse disorders
    • Provide access to culturally appropriate treatment services and resources
    • Implement a trauma-informed approach and trauma-informed care treatment and services
  • Improve the referral process
    • Increase the capacity of community members and service providers to make appropriate referrals to behavioral health services and support systems related to substance abuse prevention, treatment, and aftercare
    • Refer to cultural services and/or culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention, treatment, and aftercare services, including natural support systems
  • Expand on activities for the Gen-I Initiative by implementing culturally appropriate evidence-based and practice-based approaches to build resiliency, resistance, hardiness, empathy, promote positive development, and increase self-sufficiency behaviors among native youth
    • Implement evidence-based and practice-based interventions for substance abuse prevention for native youth in the community
    • Provide support services to native youth and their families impacted by substance abuse
    • Promote positive development and increase self-sufficiency of native youth by providing culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention activities
    • Promote family and community engagement in the planning and implementation of native youth substance abuse prevention activities
    • Provide school-based awareness/education about substance abuse prevention, treatment, and aftercare services
    • Support the development of native youth peer-to-peer support and education programs
    • Promote/support the development of a Tribal Youth Council to provide guidance/feedback on community substance abuse prevention planning and strategic planning
  • Develop a formal plan/process to ensure the sustainability of the project activities beyond the grant life-cycle
    • Develop a strategic plan to address long-term substance abuse prevention, treatment, and aftercare needs of the community
    • Assess community and workforce needs and assets via a community and organization needs assessment and community resource asset mapping

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Anticipated award range: $300,000 - $400,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 35
Estimated total program funding: $14,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Care coordination · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Health workforce education and training · Men · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Substance use and misuse · Sustainability of programs · Trauma-informed care · Women

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