our grants

Here you will find our most current grant programs and services including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Good Health and Wellness grant, Caring Van Program (CDC), Tobacco Program (CDC), Health Disparities Grant, the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) Grant, Prevention Institute Grant (Men’s Health), Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Grant, Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx) Grant, First Responder Comprehensive and Addiction Recovery Act and Tribal Epidemiology Center Public Health Infrastructure (TECPHI) Grant, Wellness Around Traditional Community Health (WATCH) and Native Oral Health Network (NOHN) programs.

While we have seen the largest grant-funding procured in the history of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center over the past two years, this current grant cycle proposes to be even larger. We are working to increase diversification of our grants and funding portfolio to expand and increase our reach with additional and new federal agencies, private foundations, both corporate and individual, and increasing our partnerships and stakeholders.

Within the last 45 years we have given over $80 million dollars back to our tribal communities, and currently we are giving $25.6 million to our tribal communities through federal grant funds!

cdc good health
and wellness grant

The Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) is a 5-year program funded at $16 million in 2015. Learn More

caring van program (cdc)

Partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, the SPTHB received a mobile wellness unit, the Caring Van. Learn More

tobacco program (cdc)

The Tobacco supplement is part of CDC’s“Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country” (GHWIC) funding. Learn More about our focus areas

native connections alliance

The Purpose of the Native Connections Alliance grant program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to and including age 24. Learn More about our focus areas

osctr program

Provides support for clinical and translational research projects that are of public health importance to Oklahoma. Learn More

prevention institute
(men’s health) grant

SPTHB is dedicated to improving the health of American Indian (AI) communities and is one of the first within Indian Country to prioritize male health. Learn More

spf-pfs grant

Throughout Indian Country there is an abundance of rich history, culture, values, cohesiveness and pride, especially here in the southern plains region. Learn More about our focus areas

spf-rx grant

The SPF Rx grant program, awarded in September of 2016, is an opportunity to target the priority issue of prescription drug misuse. Learn More

fr-cara grant

The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) was awarded the FR-CARA grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2019 to help respond to the opioid epidemic. Learn More about our focus areas

watch program

WATCH is designed to improve the health and quality of life for children ages 3 to 5 years living in American Indian communities and focuses on health, wellness, and community.  Learn More

CSTLTS – Grant

The ultimate aim of this program is to increase the capacity of Indian Country to identify, respond to, and mitigate public health threats and decrease morbidity and mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Learn more

NCIPC – Grant

The Opioid Overdose Prevention in Tribal Communities is the second part of a two-part funding strategy awarded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Learn more

techpi – nohn program

The Native Oral Health Network (NOHN) is the first oral health network in Oklahoma focusing on Native communities. Learn more


The Improving Tribal Data Sharing Capacity in Indian Country project at SPTHB seeks to strengthen and support the sharing of public health data for Tribes and their unique health systems across the Southern Plains Region. Learn more