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Indian Health Service

On Friday, the Indian Health Service Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes announced grants totaling $250,000 to Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The grant is part of the Tribal Management Grant Program and used to develop and improve tribal capacity to manage health programs under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

The program is designed to prepare tribes and tribal organizations for assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service programs, functions, services and activities, and to further develop and improve their health management capabilities. The program consists of four project types with funding amounts and project periods: feasibility study; planning; evaluation study; and health management structure.

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“These awards underscore the Indian Health Service’s commitment to Indian self-determination,” said Indian Health Service Acting Director Elizabeth Fowler. “We continue to work with tribes and tribal organizations interested in assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service programs in support of the shared goal to provide quality health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

Grant RecipientCityStateAmount

Ak-Chin Indian Community




Rosebud Sioux Tribe


South Dakota


The Indian Health Service, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 2.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 574 federally recognized tribes in 37 states. Follow the agency via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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