Eligible applicants are community-based domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes (AI/AN) and tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations. For example, non-profit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations, territories, and local governments are eligible to apply.
Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs 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 AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.
Urban Indian Organization (UIO) (as identified by the Office of Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts) means a non-profit 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 Individuals and groups, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 503(a) of 25 U .S.C. § 1603. UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.
SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to these entities consistent with the intent of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999, which states that these grant funds are to be used to expand HIV related services in minority communities. Community-based entities are in the best position to strengthen organizational capacity, expand the number of minority service providers in the HIV/AIDS system of care, and provide HIV prevention services in racial and ethnic communities, as they have direct responsibility for these services and supports.
Prevention Navigator recipients funded in 2017 or 2019 under SP-17-004 are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.