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Cooperative Agreement to a USA State, Tribe, Health Facility, or Nonprofit to Advance Health Equity for Minority Populations

American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (AIAN CoE)


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
CFDA Number: 93.243
Funding or PIN Number: FG-23-001
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/26/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA state, territory, Tribe, health facility, or nonprofit entity to create a center that will advance health equity for eligible minority populations. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to establish a Center of Excellence to advance the behavioral health equity of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) in both reservations and urban communities.

The purpose of the AIAN CoE program is to establish a CoE to advance the behavioral health equity of American Indians and Alaska Natives. It is expected that the recipient will (1) develop and disseminate culturally-informed, evidence-based behavioral health information and (2) provide technical assistance and training on issues related to addressing behavioral health disparities in AIAN communities. AIANs have consistently experienced disparities in access to healthcare services, funding, and resources; quality and quantity of services; treatment outcomes; and health education and prevention services. Availability, accessibility, and acceptability of behavioral health services are major barriers to recovery for AIANs. It is important to understand the impact of culture (including historical and generational traumas), acculturation, discrimination, and bias and how these relate to mental and substance use disorders. The intergenerational effects of historical trauma on long-term health have been documented among AIAN populations. The AIAN CoE will serve as a resource to behavioral healthcare providers, community-based and faith-based organizations, research institutions, and federal entities.

Required Activities:

Allowable Activities:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are States and Territories, including the District of Columbia, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as such terms are defined in section 5304 of title 25), health facilities, or programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service, or other public or private non-profit entities.

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body, or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the award requirements.

Urban Indian Organization (UIO) (as identified by the Indian Health Service Office of Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts) means a non-profit corporate body situated in an urban center governed by an urban Indian-controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Individuals and groups, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 503(a) of 25 U .S.C. § 1603. UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on May 26, 2023.

All applicants must be registered with NIH’s eRA Commons,, and the System for Award Management ( in order to submit this application. The process could take up to six weeks. If you are not currently registered with the eRA Commons,, and/or, you must begin the registration process immediately.

Application Forms and Resources:

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Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $1,500,000 per year per award

Term of Contract
Length of Project Period: Up to 5 (five) years
Anticipated Project Start Date: September 30, 2023
Anticipated Award Date: August 31, 2023

Contact Information
For program and eligibility questions contact:

CAPT Karen Hearod
Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(202) 868-9931

For fiscal/budget questions contact:

Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1400

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- By phone: (toll-free) 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).

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