National Indian Health Outreach and Education II - Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS

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National Indian Health Outreach and Education II - Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS: The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to further Indian Health Service (IHS) health program objectives in the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community with awareness, visibility, advocacy, and education efforts for the Behavioral Health (BH) and HIV/AIDS programs on a national scale and in the interest of improving Indian health care. This announcement includes two separate awards, each of which will be awarded as noted below. The purpose of the BH award is to promote behavioral health as central to the health and well-being of AI/AN communities. The purpose of the HIV/AIDS award is to further the goals of the national HIV/AIDS program. HIV and AIDS are a critical and growing health issue within the AI/AN population. The IHS National HIV/AIDS Program seeks to avoid complacency and to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on AI/ANs. All activities are part of the IHS's implementation plan to meet the three goals of the President's National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV, increase access to care and optimize health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reduce HIV-related disparities. This population faces additional health disparities that contribute significantly to the risk of HIV transmission such as substance abuse and sexually transmitted infections. Amongst AI/AN people, HIV/AIDS exists in both urban and rural populations (and on or near Tribal lands); however, many of those living with HIV are not aware of their status. These statistics, risk factors, and missed opportunities for screening illuminate the need to go beyond raising awareness about HIV and begin active integration of initiatives that will help routinize HIV services. If the status quo is unchanged, prevalence will continue to increase and AI/AN communities may face an irreversible problem. Therefore, the National HIV/AIDS Program is working to change the way HIV is discussed, to change and improve the way HIV testing is integrated into health services, and to firmly establish linkages and access to care. The IHS HIV/AIDS Program is implemented and executed via an integrated and comprehensive approach through collaborations across multi-health sectors, both internal and external to the agency. It attempts to encompass all types of service delivery 'systems' including IHS/Tribal/Urban facilities. The IHS HIV/AIDS Program is committed to realizing the goals of the President's NHAS and has bridged the objectives and implementation to the IHS HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan.
Federal Grant Title: National Indian Health Outreach and Education II - Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS
Federal Agency Name: Indian Health Service (HHS-IHS)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-IHS-NIHOE-2-BH-HIV-AIDS-0001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.933
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 15th, 2016
Original Application Deadline: August 15th, 2016
Posted Date: July 20th, 2016
Creation Date: July 20th, 2016
Archive Date: September 14th, 2016
Total Program Funding: $400,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 20th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
To be eligible for this New/Competing Continuation Announcement, an applicant must: Provide proof of non-profit status with the application, e.g. 501(c)(3). Be a national Indian health care organizations with at least ten years of experience providing national awareness, visibility, advocacy, education and outreach on a national scale to ensure: (1) A national information-sharing infrastructure which will facilitate the timely exchange of information between Health and Human Services (HHS) and Tribes and Tribal organizations on a broad scale with the infrastructure in place to accomplish the work under the proposed program; (2) A national perspective on the needs of American Indians/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities that will ensure that the information developed and disseminated through the projects is appropriate, useful and addresses the most pressing needs of AI/AN communities; and, (3) Established relationships with Tribes and Tribal organizations that will foster open and honest participation by AI/AN communities. Organizations with less experience will lack the established relationships with Tribes and Tribal organizations throughout the country to facilitate participation and the open and honest exchange of information between Tribes and HHS. Demonstrate expertise in the following areas: --> Representing all Tribal governments and providing a variety of services to Tribes, Area health boards, Tribal organizations, and Federal agencies, and playing a major role in focusing attention on Indian health care needs, resulting in improved health outcomes for AI/ANs. --> Promotion and support of Indian education and coordinating efforts to inform AI/AN of Federal decisions that affect Tribal government interests including the improvement of Indian health care. --> National health policy and health programs administration. --> Have a national AI/AN constituency and clearly support critical services and activities within the Indian Health Service (IHS) mission of improving the quality of health care for AI/AN people. --> Portray evidence of their solid support of improved health care in Indian Country. --> Provide evidence of at least ten years of experience providing education and outreach on a national scale.
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