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American Indians Into Medicine

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.970
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 14, 2024

For programmatic questions:
Correy Ahhaitty

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The Indians into Medicine Program (INMED) provides funding to programs that are designed to attract and recruit qualified individuals into health professions. The programs administered are designed to encourage American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) to enter health professions and to ensure the availability of health professionals to serve AI/AN populations.

Program activities may include:

  • Provide outreach and recruitment of people to serve Indian communities in health professions, including at at elementary schools, secondary schools, and community colleges located on Indian reservations
  • Incorporate a program advisory board of representatives from the tribes and communities to be served
  • Provide summer preparatory programs for Indian students who need enrichment in math and science needed to pursue training in the health professions
  • Provide tutoring, counseling, and support to students who are enrolled in a health career program of study at college or university
  • Employ qualified Indians in the program, to the maximum extent feasible
  • Address the opioid crisis by educating and training students in opioid addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery

Public and nonprofit private colleges and universities with medical and other allied health programs are eligible to apply for the grants. Nursing programs are not eligible under this announcement.

The existing INMED grant program at the University of North Dakota has as its target population Indian Tribes primarily within the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. A college or university applying under this announcement must propose to conduct its program among Indian tribes in States not currently served by the University of North Dakota INMED program.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award range: $230,000 - $700,000
Number of awards: 4
Project period: 5 years
Total funding available: $1,461,104

Application process

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

Tagged as
Allied health · American Indian or Alaska Native · Dental workforce · Health workforce · Health workforce pipeline · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Primary care · Substance use and misuse

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