Project Grants for Facilities to Improve the Health Status of Minority Populations


To construct, renovate, expand, repair, or modernize facilities designed to promote the improvement of the health status of minority underserved communities and populations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/18/2005 (No longer funding this program)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
No awards will be issued in fiscal year 2002 or fiscal year 2003.
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707 (e) (1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.; Health Professions Education Partnership Act of 1998, Public Law 105-392; Public Law 104- 208.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public and private nonprofit entities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Members of the minority and disadvantaged groups: Blacks; Hispanics; American Indians; Alaska Natives; Asian/American Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these.
Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program does not require preapplication coordination. 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 the State for more information on the process the State requires to be filed with applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is also covered by the Public Health System Reporting requirements. An Environmental analysis may be required for project activity, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
Application Procedure
Requests for the standard PHS application form (SF PHS 1561-1, Revised July 2000) and instructions for submission should be directed to Ms. Karen Campbell, Grants Management Officer, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Rockwall II Building, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 1000, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Telephone: (301) 594-0758. A signed original and two copies of the application are to be sent to the above address. Applications are screened upon receipt for completeness, responsiveness and conformance to the program announcement. Those applications judged to be unacceptable based on this initial screening will be returned.
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 grant award will be issued.
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for applications deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
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?
All funds awarded should be expended solely for carrying out approved projects in accordance with the provisions of the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1997.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Payment of grant funds will be based on percentage of total project costs incurred. Requests for reimbursement should coincide with submission of construction contractor's request for payment.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Program Contact: Ms. Tuei Doong, Deputy Director, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, DHHS, Rockwall II Building, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 1000, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Telephone: (301) 443-5084. Grants Management Contact: Ms. Karen Campbell, Grants Management Officer, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Rockwall II, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 1000, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 594-0758.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $0; FY 03 est $0; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Construction of National Primary Care Center; construction and renovation of facility for the promotion of the wellness of African-American women; construction of a facility to enhance educational programs in the pre-health/health and regulatory sciences programs.


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