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Cooperative Agreements to USA Tribes and Agencies for Diabetes Services in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Indian Health Service (IHS)
CFDA Number: 93.237
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-IHS-SDPI-0001
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Important Dates
Deadline: 10/07/22 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and eligible government agencies to provide diabetes services for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for diabetes prevention and treatment services.

Awardees will implement one Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Diabetes Best Practice (also referred to as “Best Practice”) and report data on the Best Practice’s Required Key Measure (RKM). Awardees may also implement other activities/services based on diabetes-related community needs and develop an evaluation plan. Activities/services will be aimed at reducing the risk of diabetes in at-risk individuals, providing high quality care to those with diagnosed diabetes, and/or reducing the complications of diabetes.

For Required, Optional, and Allowable Activities, see page 6 of the NOFO in Attached Files below. 


  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this FY 2023 funding opportunity, applicants must be one of the following as required by 42 U.S.C. 254c-3(b):
• An Indian health program operated by an Indian Tribe or Tribal organization pursuant to a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with the Indian Health Service pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act [25 U.S.C. 5321 et seq.].
• An urban Indian health program operated by an urban Indian Organization pursuant to a grant or contract with the Indian Health Service pursuant to title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act [25 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.].
• The Indian Health Service.

Funding Restrictions
- Pre-award costs are allowable up to 90 days before the start date of the award provided the costs are otherwise allowable if awarded. Pre-award costs are incurred at the risk of the applicant.
- The available funds are inclusive of direct and indirect costs.
- Only one cooperative agreement will be awarded per applicant.

Pre-Proposal Conference
SDPI Webinar
September 22nd @ 3pm EDT
Evaluation Criteria and Q&A

SDPI Webinar
September 27th @ 3pm EDT
ORC Reviewers and Q&A

For more information and for recordings of previous webinars, see

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: October 7, 2022

Applications must be submitted through by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the Application Deadline Date.

All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm ET / 10:59pm CT / 9:59pm MT / 8:59pm PT / 7:59pm AKT. Note: Start your application early. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged not to wait until the deadline date to begin the application process through as the registration process for SAM and could take up to 20 working days.

Organizations that are not registered with SAM must access the SAM online registration through the SAM home page at United States (U.S.) organizations will also need to provide an Employer Identification Number from the Internal Revenue Service that may take an additional 2-5 weeks to become active. Please see for details on the registration process and timeline. Registration with the SAM is free of charge but can take several weeks to process. Applicants may register online at

Your registration now includes a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), generated by, which replaces the DUNS number obtained from Dun and Bradstreet. registration no longer requires a DUNS number. Check your organization’s registration as soon as you decide to apply for this program. If your registration is expired, you will not be able to submit an application. It can take several weeks to renew it or resolve any issues with your registration, so do not wait.

The IHS does not require matching funds or cost sharing for grants or cooperative agreements.

Application Information:

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Approximately 325 - 450 awards will be issued under this program announcement.

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $7,500,000
Award Floor: $12,500

Term of Contract
Earliest Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2023
The period of performance is for 5 years.

Contact Information
For questions on the URL for Full Text webpage or SDPI Training Requirements, contact the SDPI Team at

For any other questions about your grant, contact your Area Diabetes Consultant. See

Please include your name, contact information, program name, and grant number when submitting questions.

Paul E. Gettys, III
Deputy Director, IHS Division of Grants Management
Phone 301-443-2114

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop: 08N34A
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (844) 447-3387
Fax: (301) 594-6213
E-mail: and

RFP & Supporting Documents
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