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Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths Through Social Detoxification (PARD)


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Sep 18, 2017

Sponsoring Organization

Indian Health Service (IHS)


Offers funding to increase access to community-based prevention strategies, including social detoxification services, for American Indian individuals impacted by alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) in the Navajo and Great Plains Areas. Provides three critical components of community-based social detoxification, which include evaluation, stabilization, and fostering readiness for treatment entry, as a first step in the recovery process and with the goal of reducing the risk of physical harm and death during the detoxification process. PARD is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

PARD services offered by the grantee under this cooperative agreement include:

  • Providing hot meals, showers, hygiene kits, and other daily living activities necessary to support detoxification and treatment services
  • Coordinating with cultural services and traditional healers as part of the detoxification process
  • Providing transportation for medical appointments or clearance and offering medication management services
  • Creating quarterly and semi-annual program reports and hosting quarterly visits for IHS officials

IHS provides additional assistance and services by participating in community strategy meetings, making quarterly technical assistance site visits, providing expertise on policies and procedures, and providing medical services for individuals requiring higher levels of medical care or medical clearance.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $1,500,000 per year
Award floor: $500,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 2
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

Who Can Apply

Public or private institutions operated by a state, local, tribal, or private entity that operates direct, on-site alcohol and/or substance use disorder treatment services, including social alcohol detoxification services, to Indians are eligible to apply.

For this opportunity, "institution" means an entity that provides inpatient services. An Indian tribe or tribal organization that is proposing a project affecting another Indian tribe must include tribal resolutions from all affected tribes to be served. Eligible applicants must serve Indians that make up at least 85 percent of the institution's average daily census. Institutions must be able to start services on the first day of the award.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in the funding announcement.


For programmatic or technical questions:
Dr. Beverly Cotton

For grants management or budget questions:
Willis Grant

For questions on systems matters:
Paul Gettys

Rural Awards

Past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • The city of Gallup, New Mexico, received an award to address an ongoing crisis of alcohol-related deaths among Navajo tribal members.
  • The Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota received funding to provide social detoxification services in response to a potential for increased alcohol used disorder (AUD)-related mortality after the removal of liquor licenses in neighboring White Clay, Nebraska.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Harm Reduction • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Transportation • Treatment