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SAMHSA partners with foundations, agencies, and other groups that provide additional resources for building a Tribal Action Plan (TAP).

To ensure tribes receive the help they need for Tribal Action Plan (TAP) development, SAMHSA’s Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse (OIASA) partners with other agencies and groups to coordinate the sharing and availability of resources.

The SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) provides technical expertise to tribes at different stages of TAP development and prevention program implementation. CSAP’s resources, however, do not cover the full spectrum of resources and technical assistance that the nation’s 566 federally recognized tribes will need to develop and implement a TAP. This inventory of SAMHSA’s partners and their programs was developed to help tribes identify additional resources.

Congressional Committees

Federal Agencies

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Department of the Treasury

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Internal Revenue Services (IRS)

National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)

Small Business Administration (SBA)


  • The mission of the Notah Begay III Foundation is to prevent type 2 diabetes and its leading cause, childhood obesity, through sports, health, and wellness programs that are based on proven best practices. The foundation’s holistic approach to programming and evaluation addresses Native Americans’ nutrition, physical fitness, and community-building needs, with the goal of producing measurable, long-term change in the health of tribal communities.
  • The Philanthropy News Digest publishes requests for proposals and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making groups and nonprofits.

National and Regional Associations; Philanthropic Groups

  • The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is dedicated to improving the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development, and advocacy.
  • The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) was established as a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, a community health center for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. The UIHI is one of 12 tribal epidemiology centers (TECs) funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While the other 11 TECs work with tribes regionally, the UIHI focuses on urban American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States. As a crucial component of the health care resources for all Native Americans, TECs are responsible for managing public health information systems; investigating diseases of concern; managing disease prevention and control programs; communicating vital health information and resources; responding to public health emergencies; and coordinating these activities with other public health authorities.

Other Partners

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Last Updated: 08/29/2022