State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health


To facilitate the improvement of minority health and eliminate health disparities (adult/child immunization, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, HIV, infant mortality, and mental health) through the development of partnerships with state and territorial offices of minority health and tribal governments.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707 (e)(1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq., Title 17, Section 1707, 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any state, which includes the District of Columbia, any commonwealth possession, or other territory of the United States. If the applicant is a state, the application must include the state office of minority health/healthy equity (or other state entity with similar function) and the state health agency as partners. Any Federally-recognized or State-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal government or consortium or council. If applicant is a tribe, the application must include a tribal government, consortium or council and an affiliated health agency/ office as partners.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Targeted populations: Alaskan Natives; American Indians; Asians; Blacks/African Americans; Hispanics/Latinos; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these populations. However, services may not be denied to any individual on the basis of race or ethnicity.
Documentation that verifies official status as an established state office of minority health/health equity (or other similar entity); and eligible tribes' status as a Federally-recognized tribe will be verified through the list published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which may be found at Tribes whose status is a State-recognized tribe must include a letter of recognition from their state.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMH Circular No. A-110. Application kits for this Program may be obtained by accessing at 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. Applications may only be submitted electronically via the electronic submission mechanisms specified in the program announcement. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted. Information about system is available on the Web Site.
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.
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.
Not applicable.
From 90 to 120 days. 180 Days. The grant will have a 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods.
How are proposals selected?
Complete review criteria are published on or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: (1) consistency of project's objectives relevant to the program purpose and the federal 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 grantee organization's management capability; (4) adequacy of qualifications and experience of proposed personnel; and (5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.
How may assistance be used?
The purpose of the State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities is to demonstrate that partnerships in which state offices of minority health/health equity and state health agencies, or tribes and tribal health agencies/organizations, play a significant role to efficiently and effectively improve health outcomes in selected geographical hotspots (in communities) and address health disparities that affect minorities and disadvantaged populations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: 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.
Not applicable.
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.
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 are funded for a 5-year project period with a 12-month budget period. 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, Maryland 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-2882. Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8822.
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West,
Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
Phone: (240) 453-8822.

Sonsiere Cobb-Souza
1101 Wootton Parkway
Roickville, MD 20850 USA
Phone: 240-453-8444
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18 est $4,150,105.00; FY 16$4,150,105.00; FY 17 est $4,150,105.00; - State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range from $175,000 to $200,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
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. 1n addition, pursuant to 45 CFR SS 75.322(d), the Federal government has the right to obtain, reproduce, publish, or otherwise use materials under this grant and has the right to authorize others to receive, produce publish or otherwise use such data for Federal purposes.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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