SAMHSA is required under the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010 to lead efforts to coordinate existing federal resources and those established under the TLOA designed to combat alcohol and substance abuse in tribal communities. SAMHSA works with the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist American Indian and Alaska Native communities in achieving their goals in prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse.
In conformity with a Memorandum of Agreement between HHS, DOI, and DOJ – 2011 (PDF | 2.6 MB), SAMHSA established the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee, which includes workgroups to carry out its mission. The Inventory/Resources workgroup is tasked with preparing and making available a list of national, state, tribal, and local behavioral health programs and resources to help tribes develop a tribal action plan (TAP).
The Inventory/Resources workgroup, in collaboration with the Native Youth Educational Services workgroup and other related workgroups, will continue to review and update the resources contained in this inventory.
Learn more about the grants, programs, and resources designed to improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives: