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Indian Health Services: Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Deadline: 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Increase access to domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health services for AI/AN victims and their families.
  3. Promote trauma-informed services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families.
  4. Offer healthcare provider and community education on domestic and sexual violence.
  5. Respond to the healthcare needs of AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  6. 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.

Link: http://www.ihs.gov/dgm/documents/HHS-2015-IHS-DVPI-0001.pdf

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