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IHS Awards Tribal Management Grants to Support Tribal Self-Determination

IHS Awards Tribal Management Grants to Support Tribal Self-Determination
August 30
11:20 2016

The Indian Health Service has awarded 2016 Tribal Management Grant Program awards totaling more than $1.5 million to 16 tribes and tribal organizations.

These annual IHS tribal management grants are intended to assist tribes in preparing to assume all or part of existing IHS programs, functions, services and activities and further develop and improve their health management capability. Tribes have the right to assume responsibility for providing health care to their members and to operate and manage health care programs or services previously provided by IHS, subject to certain requirements, as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA).

“IHS and tribes share the common goals of tribal self-determination and providing quality health care to American Indian and Alaska Native patients. The tribal management grants, along with IHS technical assistance, are critical resources to achieving these shared goals,” said IHS Principal Deputy Director Mary L. Smith. “Today, over two-thirds of our annual funds go directly to the tribes that have elected self-determination and self-governance, where they continue to provide access to quality health care for their communities.”

The Tribal Management Grant Program is designed to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist tribes and tribal organizations in assuming all or part of existing IHS programs, functions, services, and activities through ISDEAA agreements and to assist established American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations with ISDEAA Title I and Title V agreements to further develop and improve their management capability. T

he following tribes and tribal organizations received funding: Fort Belknap Community Council, Harlem, Montana – $70,000 

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Hayward, Wisconsin – $100,000 

Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem, Washington – $150,000 

California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc., Sacramento, California – $100,000 

Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska – $75,000 

Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Ponca City, Oklahoma – $128,586 

Fort Bidwell Indian Community, Fort Bidwell, California – $100,000 

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant, Oklahoma – $100,000 

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Kingston, Washington – $99,979 

Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, La Push, Washington – $99,734 

Tonto Apache Tribe, Payson, Arizona – $50,000 

Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians, Grantsville, Utah – $70,000 

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mashpee, Massachusetts – $70,000 

Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc., Grass Valley, California – $150,000 

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Tahlequah, Oklahoma – $50,000 

Fairbanks Native Association, Fairbanks, Alaska – $96,051

The IHS, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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