Distribution of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Urban Indian Health Funding Increase

On January 27, 2020, Indian Health Service (IHS) Deputy Director, Michael D. Weahkee, sent out a Dear Urban Indian Organization Leader Letter (DULL) regarding the IHS’s decision on the distribution of funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 increase. The letter provides that IHS issued the standard distribution of funds in accordance with the 2018 Urban Confer. 10 percent of the funds will be distributed to the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) and 90 percent of the funds will be distributed to Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) via IHS contracts. An equitable distribution methodology will divide the 90 percent evenly among the UIOs for FY 2020.

The DULL provides that the Urban Indian Health funding increase available for distribution in FY 2020 to the OUIHP and UIOs is $5,000,000. The Agency will move forward with distribution as outlined below:

FY 2020 Urban Indian Health Funding Increase – Category

Total Amount

Percentage of Funds




39 UIOs: $115,385 per Urban Indian Organization



Total FY 2020 Funding Increase Distribution



Why is this important to UIOs?

  • This is the UIOs overall funding distribution increase for FY 2020.
NCUIH Contact: Julia Dreyer (jdreyer@ncuih.org), Director of Federal Relations
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