Indian Health Services: Domestic Violence Prevention InitiativeDeadline: September 8, 2015
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is accepting applications for a five-year funding cycle, to continue the planning, development, and implementation of the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI). The DVPI aims to accomplish the following goals:
- Build Tribal, Urban Indian Health Program (UIHP), and Federal capacity to provide coordinated community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of domestic and sexual violence.
- Increase access to domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health services for AI/AN victims and their families.
- Promote trauma-informed services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families.
- Offer healthcare provider and community education on domestic and sexual violence.
- Respond to the healthcare needs of AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence.
- Incorporate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence.
To accomplish the DVPI goals, IHS invites applicants to address one of the Purpose Areas below:
- Purpose Area 1: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention, Advocacy, and Coordinated Community Responses
- Purpose Area 2: Provide Forensic Healthcare Services
Amount: A total of $7,600,000 is available for awards ranging from $50,000-$200,000 each. IHS expects to allocate funding for the 12 IHS service areas separately. The Albuquerque service area will receive $332,000 in total awards for a 12-month project period. The Navajo service area will receive $1,155,700 in total awards for a 12-month project period.
Eligibility: Federally recognized Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations.