Community Programs to Improve Minority Health Grant Program

 

To support minority community health coalitions to develop, implement, and conduct demonstration projects which coordinate integrated community-based screening and outreach services, and include linkages for access and treatment to minorities in high-risk, low-income communities; and to support minority community health coalitions involving non-traditional partners in carrying out projects to increase the educational understanding of HIV/AIDS, increase testing, and improve access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment serious.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.137
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of Minority Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are private nonprofit community-based minority serving organizations which will serve as the grantee organization for the coalition. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Members of minority groups: American Indians or Alaska Natives; Asians; Blacks or African Americans; Hispanics or Latinos; Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these populations.
Credentials/Documentation
Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission. Proof of organization and/or tribal status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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.
Award Procedure
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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 to 120 days from the application deadline date.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
> 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 Federal Register Notice 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 evidence 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 disadvantaged and limited English proficient populations. Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of ongoing Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or to supplant ongoing project activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Annual Program reports are required. Cash Reports are due on a minimum basis of quarterly. Progress reports are required quarterly for each budget period. Federal Financial Reports SF425 are due quarterly and at the end of each budget period. A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant projects can have a 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: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. 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.
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
http://www.minorityhealth.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0120-0-1-551.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $9,578,757; FY 15 est $15,550,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range from $190,000 to $500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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