Injury Prevention Program for American Indians and Alaskan Natives Cooperative Agreements

To improve the quality of the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives by developing the capacity of tribes to address their injury problems.



Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Indian Health Service Area Offices. Injury Prevention Program Contact: Ms. Nancy Bill, Injury Prevention Program Manager, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 10N54, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-1054.

Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.
Website Address

http://www.ihs.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Blackfeet Tribe Of The Blackfeet Indian Reservation $ 500,000   2015-09-012020-08-31
Washoe Tribe Of Nevada & California $ 499,992   2015-09-012020-08-31
Wichita & Affiliated Tribes $ 120,000   2015-09-012020-08-31
White Earth Band Of Chippewa Indians $ 120,000   2015-09-012020-08-31
Winnebago Tribe Of Nebraska $ 468,232   2015-09-012020-08-31
Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council $ 500,000   2015-09-012020-08-31
Pascua Yaqui Tribe $ 120,000   2015-09-012020-08-31
Ponca Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 500,000   2015-09-012020-08-31
Ak-chin Indian Community $ 120,000   2015-09-012020-08-31
Salt River Pima-maricopa Indian Community Educational Se, The $ 500,000   2015-09-012020-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The assistance is used for three types of injury prevention related projects: (1) Part I Basic: Build or enhance local injury prevention capacity; and (2) Part II Intervention: Implement a proven or promising injury prevention intervention.

This assistance is available to federally-recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.

All IHS funds are discretionary funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally-recognized tribes, tribal organizations, non-profit organizations serving primarily American Indians and Alaska Natives, and urban Indian organizations may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals who are members of an eligible applicant tribe, band, or group or village and who may be regarded as within the scope of the Indian health and medical service program and who are regarded as an Indian by the community in which he lives as evidenced by such factors as tribal membership, enrollment, residence on tax exempt land, ownership or restricted property, active participation in tribal affairs or other relevant factors in keeping with general Bureau of Indian Affairs practices in the jurisdiction.

Credentials/Documentation

Certification of American Indian or Alaska descent is required for direct services. Provisions of cooperative agreement require tribal endorsement in the form of Resolution to sanction tribal participation. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local, and Indian tribal governments (and Circular No. A-122 for Nonprofit Organizations) implemented through applicable grant administration regulations 45 CFR, 92 (45 CFR, 74 for nonprofit organizations). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Standard application forms, as furnished by IHS and required by 45 CFR, 92, for State and local governments and 45 CFR, 74, for nonprofit organizations, must be used for this program. Injury Prevention Programs are processed and administered by IHS Headquarters. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 92 for Indian tribes and Part 74 for Nonprofit organizations.

Award Procedures

Cooperative agreements are awarded on a competitive basis with processing and final approved by Indian Health Service Headquarters.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Section 301a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Grants are approved or disapproved within 90 days of receipt of grant applications by the Indian Health Service, program office.

Appeals

Cooperative agreement appeals will follow PHS appeals procedures: 42 CFR, Part 50 Subpart D and DHHS appeals procedures: 45 CFR, Part 16.

Renewals

Renewal of multi-year cooperative agreements is on a year-to-year basis and requires the submission of continuation applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

IHS Grants are usually 3 to 5 years for a project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Grantees will be required to submit quarterly Federal Financial Report (SF-425 or FFR) to the Division of Payment Management Branch.

Progress reports are required annually, semi-annually or quarterly depending on the time lines set by the IHS program.

A final progress report is due 90 days after the end of each budget period and at the end of the final project period.

Grantees will be required to submit quarterly Federal Financial Report (SF-425 or FFR) to the Division of Payment Management Branch.

IHS grants are monitored by the Division of Grants Management for financial compliance and by the IHS Program Staff for programmatic compliance.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Records

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, that are pertinent to the HHS grant in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, 92.42, grantees are required to maintain grant records 3 years after they submit their final expenditures report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues arising from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0390-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $880,000; FY 17 est $1,255,000; and FY 18 est $1,255,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Injury Prevention: Part I - Five-Year Injury Prevention Programs, up to $100,000; Part II Effective Strategies up to $20,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 92 and 45 CFR 74, HHS Grants Policy Statement dated 1/07, Program Guidelines for Competitive Projects.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Indian Health Service Area Offices. Injury Prevention Program Contact: Ms. Nancy Bill, Injury Prevention Program Manager, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 10N54, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-1054. Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.

Headquarters Office

Grants Policy Office 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: grantspolicy@ihs.gov Phone: 301-443-5204

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

(1) The apparent capability of the applicant to organize and manage the proposed project successfully considering the adequacy of staff, management systems, equipment and facilities; (2) the soundness of the applicant's plan for conducting the project and for assuring effective utilization of grant funds; (3) the adequacy of the budget in relation to the scope of the project and available funds; and (4) the relative effectiveness of the applicant's plan to carry out each of the requirements as set forth in the application.


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