Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act

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 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 2017. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 01, 2015.