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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative-Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative Support

Deadline: January 9, 2017

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is accepting applications for grants for the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (Short Title: MSPI)—Generation Indigenous (GEN-I) Initiative Support to continue the planning, development and implementation of the current grant funding cycle for the MSPI Purpose Area #4 (GEN-I Initiative Support) that focuses on promoting early intervention strategies and the implementation of positive youth development programming to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse by working with Native youth up to and including age 24.

The overall goals of MSPI are to:

  1. Increase Tribal, UIO, and Federal capacity to operate successful methamphetamine prevention, treatment, and aftercare and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention services through implementing community and organizational needs assessment and strategic plans
  2. Develop and foster data sharing systems among Tribal, UIO, and Federal behavioral health service providers to demonstrate efficacy and impact
  3. Identify and address suicide ideations, attempts, and contagions among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations through the development and implementation of culturally appropriate and community relevant prevention, intervention, and post-intervention strategies
  4. Identify and address methamphetamine use among AI/AN populations through the development and implementation of culturally appropriate and community relevant prevention, treatment, and aftercare strategies
  5. Identify provider and community education on suicide and methamphetamine use by offering appropriate trainings
  6. Promote positive AI/AN youth development and family engagement through the implementation of early intervention strategies to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse

The primary purpose of this IHS grant is to focus on MSPI goal #6, “to promote positive AI/AN youth development and family engagement through the implementation of early intervention strategies to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance use.”

Amount: $1,417,142 is available for three IHS areas, as follows:

  • Navajo IHS Service Area: IHS expects to provide approximately $819,142 in total awards. Applicants may apply for amounts between $200,000-$400,000, or, if applying on behalf of the entire Tribe, IHS will accept applications for the entire award amount of $819,142.
  • Phoenix IHS Service Area: IHS expects to provide approximately $525,000 in total awards. Applicants should apply for $175,000.
  • Tucson IHS Service Area: IHS expects to make one award in the amount of $73,000. Applicants should apply for $73,000.

Eligibility: Federally-recognized Indian Tribe, or a tribal organization (definition here). Note: The last funding announcement did not yield the full allocation of funds for the three eligible IHS areas.

Link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/07/2016-29262/division-of-behavioral-health-office-of-clinical-and-preventive-services-methamphetamine-and-suicide

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