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OMH Invites Applications for HIV/AIDS Health Promotion and Education Grants

Approximately $2.3 million is available for new, competitive grants under OMH's HIV/AIDS Health Promotion and Education Program ("HIV/AIDS Program").


Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health, HHS

Office of Minority Health HIV/AIDS Health Promotion and Education Program

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces the availability of FY 2007 funding for the Office of Minority Health HIV/AIDS Health Promotion and Education Program ("HIV/AIDS Program").

The HIV/AIDS Program is designed to support activities implemented by national minority serving organizations on college campuses in rural and urban communities that will increase awareness of HIV/AIDS risk factors, and positively alter the future course of HIV/AIDS among young adult minority populations. It is intended that this program will demonstrate that the involvement of national minority-serving organizations in partnership with institutions of higher education (particularly those with a history of serving minority populations, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities--HBCUs, Hispanic Serving Institutions--HSIs, Tribal Colleges and Universities--TCUs, and other accredited minority-serving post-secondary institutions) can be vital in effectively reaching and educating young adult minority populations at risk for, affected by and/or infected with HIV/AIDS.

In FY 2007, the HIV/AIDS Program will support projects that address, and will subsequently eliminate, racial and ethnic health disparities through community-level activities that promote health, reduce risks, and increase access to and utilization of preventive health care and treatment services.

It is intended that the HIV/AIDS Health Promotion and Education Program will result in:

  • Increased awareness of risk factors for HIV/AIDS, and knowledge of methods, such as abstinence, by which transmission of HIV/AIDS can be prevented;
  • Adoption of health promoting behaviors;
  • Reduction in high-risk behaviors;
  • Improved access to HIV/AIDS services for high-risk populations; and
  • Increased counseling and testing services for high-risk populations, connection to a continuum of care, and increased patient knowledge on how best to access such care.

Applicants must identify at least two of the following project results that are consistent with the HIV/AIDS Program overall and OMH expectations. Project results should fall within the following general categories:

  • Increased awareness of health disparities, relative to HIV/AIDS among minorities;
  • Improved patient-provider interaction; and/or
  • Improved cultural, linguistic and literacy competency.

The outcomes of these projects will be used to develop other national efforts to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.


Estimated Funds Available for Competition: $2,300,000 in FY 2007
Anticipated Number of Awards: 10 to 12
Range of Awards: $175,000 to $200,000 per year
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2007
Period of Performance: 3 Years (September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2010)
Budget Period Length: 12 months
Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement
Type of Application Accepted: New

Application Deadline: July 30, 2007

Information on eligible applicants, project requirements, health areas to be addressed and other important topics are outlined in the Federal Register notice.

  • Federal Register Notice [PDF adobe acrobat file]

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Application kits may be obtained electronically by accessing at or GrantSolutions at

To obtain a hard copy of the application kit for this program or for further information, please contact WilDon Solutions, Office of Grants Management Operations Center, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor Suite 310, Arlington, VA 22109 at 1 (888) 203-6161. Applicants may also fax a written request to WilDon Solutions at (703) 351-1138 or e-mail the request to


For questions related to the Community Programs to Improve Minority Health or assistance in preparing a grant proposal, contact Ms. Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, Director, Division of Program Operations, Office of Minority Health, Tower Building, Suite 600, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852. Ms. Cobb-Souza can be reached by telephone at (240) 453-8444; or by e-mail at

For additional technical assistance, contact the OMH Regional Minority Health Consultant for your region, which is listed in your grant application kit.

For health information, call the OMH Resource Center (OMHRC) at 1 (800) 444-6472.

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