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Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project (COIPP)


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Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020


Indian Health Service (IHS)


Provides funding to projects that address the impacts of the opioid crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by supporting the development and expansion of community-driven prevention, treatment, recovery, and aftercare services for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD). Promotes innovative opioid intervention practices, education, and approaches that are locally designed, collaborative, culturally responsive, and family/community oriented. The program gives special emphasis to the needs of pregnant women and infants pre-exposed to opioids. COIPP is an initiative of Indian Health Service's (IHS) Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB).

COIPP program objectives include:

  • Raise public awareness and increase education about culturally appropriate and family-centered opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery practices and programs in AI/AN communities
  • Build comprehensive support teams to empower AI/AN families working to confront the opioid crisis in tribal or urban Indian communities
  • Expand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to reduce unmet treatment needs and deaths related to opioid overdose

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 33
Estimated total program funding: $16,500,000

Grant awards will be distributed as follows:

  • 2 grants in each of the 12 IHS service areas
  • 6 set-aside grants for urban Indian organizations
  • 3 set-aside grants for the Alaska, Bemidji, and Billings Areas, which are the three highest priority IHS Areas with maternal and child health as a population of focus

Who Can Apply

Applications may be submitted by federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations (UIOs), as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14, 26, 29).

In order to be eligible under this opportunity, urban Indian organizations must currently have a grant or contract award from the IHS under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, 25 U.S.C. 1651-1660h.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found on the program website.

Applicant webinar 1 recording and webinar 1 slides
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Applicant frequently asked questions


For programmatic or technical questions:
JB Kinlacheeny

For grants management or budget questions:
Patience Musikikongo

For application systems matters:
Paul Gettys

Rural Awards

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

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Copper River Native Association in Copper Center, Alaska
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community in Crandon, Wisconsin
  • Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Fort Washakie, Wyoming
  • Three Affiliated Tribes in New Town, North Dakota
  • Penobscot Indian Nation in Indian Island, Maine
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in Durant, Oklahoma

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Health Education for Community and Patients • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Parents, Families, and Children • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Women