This notice solicits applications for the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA) program.
The 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 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.
The NHHCIA authorizes funding 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 is a limited competition program announcement.
This NOFO provides instructions to be used by existing recipients under the NHHCIA in preparing applications for funding for fiscal years 2018 through 202 0.