Tribal Leaders

Tribal Leaders successfully advocated to Health and Human Services to add funds to the budget for Small Ambulatory Program, essentially grants for facilities, not service.  The fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget includes $5 million for the Small Ambulatory Program (SAP). The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the SAP.

Under the SAP, American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes or Tribal organizations who are operating an Indian health care facility pursuant to a health care services contract or compact entered into under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law (P.L.) 93-638, may competitively obtain funding for the construction, expansion, or modernization of small ambulatory health care facilities.

If your Tribe is interested in participating in the FY 2017 SAP, please download and complete the application available online here or here by December 1, 2017. If your Tribe wishes to participate in the SAP, detailed proposal instructions are provided in the application package that will outline the requirements for project planning and Tribal administrative and financial capabilities.