Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act

This announcement solicits applications for the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act program.  The Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA), as amended (42 U.S.C.

11701 - 11714), states that “it is the policy of the United States in fulfillment of its special responsibilities

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and legal obligations to the indigenous people of Hawaii … to (1) raise the health status of Native Hawaiians to the highest possible health level; and (2) provide existing Native Hawaiian health care programs with all resources necessary to effectuate this policy” [see 42 U.S.C.

11702(a)].  The NHHCIA authorizes funding opportunities for the following activities:
·         Service grant to Papa Ola Lokahi (POL) for the activities described in the NHHCIA, including the coordination of the health care programs and services provided to Native Hawaiians.

·         Service grants to the five recognized community-based Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems (NHHCS) to provide a full range of services identified by the legislation and tailored to fit the needs of their respective island communities.

This Congressional Special Initiative is a limited competition program announcement.  This FOA provides instructions to be used by existing recipients under the NHHCIA in preparing applications for funding for fiscal years 2015 through 201 7.
Related Programs

Native Hawaiian Health Systems

Department of Health and Human Services

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible for funding, an applicant must be one of the following six organizations: Ho`ola Lahui Hawaii, Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Ke Ola Mamo, Na Pu’uwai, and Papa Ola Lokahi.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services

Agency Email Description:
Contact Amy Harbaugh at (301)594-4300 or email

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