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Indian Health Service Sanitation Facilities Construction Program

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entities

Program Purpose:

  • Other Infrastructure
  • Technical Assistance

Reserved for Energy



Indian Health Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


To support the Indian Health Service mission, the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program provides technical and financial assistance to American Tribes and Alaska Native villages for the cooperative development and construction of safe drinking water supply, sewage, and solid waste disposal facilities, and related support facilities. The bill includes a maximum 3 percent ($21 million) set-aside for salaries, expenses, and administration each year. These funds are limited to Federal costs only. It also directs 0.5 percent ($3.5 million) each year to the Depart of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General for oversight of these funds. Additionally, the bill directs the Indian Health Service to use up to $2.2 billion of the $3.5 billion appropriation on economically infeasible projects. Economically infeasible projects are those that exceed a per unit cost set for each Indian Health Service Area, and three different regions within the Indian Health Service Alaska Area.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Direct Award
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

For more information, please visit: https://www.ihs.gov/dsfc/.

Contact Information

Mark Calkins, U.S. Public Health Service, (301) 443-1046, mark.calkins@ihs.gov

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