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The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is accepting competitive grant applications for a four-year funding cycle of the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (Short Title: MSPI)—Generation Indigenous (GEN-I) Initiative Support to continue the planning, development and implementation of the current grant funding cycle for the MSPI Purpose Area #4 (GEN-I Initiative Support) that focuses on promoting early intervention strategies and the implementation of positive youth development programming to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse by working with Native youth up to and including age 24. This program was first established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, Public Law 110-161, 121 Stat. 1844, 2135, and has been continued in the annual appropriations acts since that time. This program is authorized under the authority of the Snyder Act, 25 U.S.C. 13 and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, 25 U.S.C. 1601-1683. The amounts made available for MSPI funding shall be allocated at the discretion of the Director of IHS and shall remain available until expended. IHS utilizes a national funding formula developed in consultation with Tribes and the National Tribal Advisory Committee on behavioral health, as well as conferring with urban Indian organizations (UIOs). The funding formula provides the allocation methodology for each IHS service area. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.933.