Community Programs to Improve Minority Health Grant Program
Support public and private evidence-based interventions and innovative models to improve the health outcomes of racial and ethnic minority communities. Conduct policy demonstration which coordinate integrated services, community outreach and systems navigation to improve access to care for minorities and disenfranchised communities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
OMH is authorized to conduct this program under 42 U.S.C. Section 300 u-6, Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended
Public Health Service Act, Part 42 U.S.C. § 300u-6 (Public Health Service Act § 1707), U.S.C.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
o State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) o Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) o Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) o For-profit organizations (other than small business); for profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee. o Small, minority, and women-owned business o Universities o Colleges o Research institutions o Hospitals o Community-based organizations o Faith-based organizations o Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal governments o American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations o Alaska Native health organizations o Urban Indian health organizations o Tribal epidemiology centers o Political subdivisions of states (in consultation with states)
Target populations: American Indian or Alaska Natives; Asians; Blacks or African Americans; Hispanics or Latinos; Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders; economically and/or environmentally disadvantaged; and limited English proficient populations. However, services may not be denied to any otherwise eligible persons..
Proof of organization and/or tribal status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. All open grant opportunities are posted on www.grants.gov. Additional information may be requested by calling 240-453-8822 or writing to: Office of Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852.
Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, will make a final decision on funding projects and a Notice of Award will be issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 to 120 days from the application deadline date.
More than 180 days. Grant projects can have a 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods
How are proposals selected?
Complete review criteria are published in the found on www.grants.gov or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: (1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; (2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidenced in the proposed implementation plan; (3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; (4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and (5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds will be awarded to national organizations, states, tribes, minority-serving institutions, community and faith-based organizations and local agencies to support policy and service demonstrations and to enhance data availability for health disparities and health equity activities that will improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, economically and/or environmentally disadvantaged and limited English proficient populations. However, services may not be denied to any otherwise eligible persons.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees are required to submit program performance reports as specified in the funding opportunity announcement. A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3-years after the end of a budget period. In any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until the completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 5-year period, whichever is later.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant projects can have a 1 to 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under a letter of credit. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the notice of grant award is issued. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Program Management Contact: Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8444. Grants Management Contact:, Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.
1101 Wooton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 USA
(Project Grants) FY 18$22,098,261.00; FY 19 est $25,926,155.00; FY 20 est $21,971,371.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY2018 Awards range from $260,000 to $500,000 FY2019 Awards range from $260,000 to $500,000 FY2020 Proposed Awards range from $200,000 to $1,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Specific program requirements are contained in the application instructions found on www.grants.gov, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement. Federal grant support must be acknowledged in any publication you develop using funds awarded under this program, with language such as: This publication (journal article, etc.) was supported by Award No. from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of OASH. All publications you develop or purchase with funds awarded under this announcement must be consistent with the requirements of the program. You own the copyright for materials that you develop under this grant, and pursuant to 45 CFR SS 75.322(b), HHS reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use those materials for Federal purposes, and to authorize others to do so. In addition, pursuant to 45 CFR SS 75.322(d), the Federal government has the right to obtain, reproduce, publish, or otherwise use data produced under this grant and has the right to authorize others to receive, reproduce, publish, or otherwise use such data for Federal purposes.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
National Lupus Outreach Training, Outreach, and Clinical Trial Education, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Health Equity Initiative, Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation, National Workforce Diversity Pipeline, Re-Entry Community Linkages, Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity, Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma Total $22,098,261Fiscal Year 2019
National Lupus Outreach Training, Outreach, and Clinical Trial Education, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Health Equity Initiative, Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation, National Workforce Diversity Pipeline, Re-Entry Community Linkages, Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity, Collaborative Approach for Youth Engagement in Sports, Hepatitis B Demonstration Total $25,926,155