Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program: Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Aftercare

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for a component of the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Program: Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Aftercare (SAPTA).

Donor Name: Indian Health Service (IHS)

Country: United States

State: All States

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/02/2022

Size of the Grant: $300,000 and $400,000

Grant Duration: 5 Years


The primary purpose of this program is to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse and decrease the overall use of addicting and illicit substances among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Tribes can accomplish these goals by:

  • Improving care coordination;
  • Expanding behavioral health care services through the use of culturally appropriate evidence-based and practice-based models to address these issues; and
  • In addition to any proposed activities for the adult population, develop, or expand on activities for the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative by implementing early intervention strategies for AI/AN youth at risk for substance abuse behavior.

Required Activities

The focus of this funding opportunity announcement is on the prevention, treatment, and aftercare for substance abuse among AI/AN populations.

The IHS is seeking applications that include the following required activities:

  • Foster coalitions and networks to improve care coordination
  • Expand available behavioral health care treatment services
  • Improve the referral process
  • In addition to any proposed activities for the adult population, develop, or expand on activities for the Gen-I Initiative by implementing culturally appropriate evidence-based and practice-based approaches to build resiliency, resistance, hardiness, empathy, promote positive development, and increase self-sufficiency behaviors among Native youth
  • Develop a formal plan/process to ensure the sustainability of the project activities beyond the grant life-cycle. (Note: Tribes that have developed a Tribal Action Plan (TAP) under the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1986, as amended by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, may use SASP program funds to build on, or supplement their TAP work.)

Funding Information

The total funding identified for FY 2022 is approximately $14,000,000. Individual award amounts for the first budget year are anticipated to be between $300,000 and $400,000.

Period of Performance

The period of performance is for 5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this new funding opportunity, applicants must be one of the following as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603:

  • A federally recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14). The term “Indian Tribe” means any Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group, or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
  • A Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26). The term “Tribal organization” has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304(l)):“Tribal organization” means the recognized governing body of any Indian Tribe; any legally established organization of Indians 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 Indians in all phases of its activities: provided that, in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian Tribe, the approval of each such Indian Tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant. Applicant shall submit letters of support and/or Tribal Resolutions from the Tribes to be served.
  • An Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29). The term “Urban Indian organization” means a nonprofit 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 Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 25 U.S.C. 1653(a). Applicants must provide proof of nonprofit status with the application, e.g., 501(c)(3).

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