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FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunities

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

OMH has released the following notice of funding opportunity for which applications are now being accepted.

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-003
Opportunity Title: Framework to Address Health Disparities through Collaborative Policy Efforts: Coordinating Center
Award Amount: Up to $500,000
Estimated Total: $500,000
Application Due Date: August 23, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

The Coordinating Center (MP-CPI-21-003), combined with the Office of Minority Health demonstration projects (MP-CPI-21-004), constitute the “Framework to Address Health Disparities through Collaborative Policy Efforts” initiative. The goal of the initiative is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a methodological framework, structured process, and tool in supporting the assessment and identification of policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities by contributing to structural racism, as well as the modification, development, and implementation of policies to improve health outcomes.

The Coordinating Center will oversee and coordinate complementary and collaborative efforts among the participating sites (OMH-funded and self-funded) through leadership and management toward the goals and objectives of the initiative.

This notice solicits applications to establish and operate a Coordinating Center that will:

  1. Lead the development of a methodological framework, process, and tool for the assessment of policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities by contributing to structural racism, in collaboration with MP-CPI-21-004 “Framework to Address Health Disparities through Collaborative Policy Efforts: Demonstration Projects” recipients;
  2. Provide technical assistance to MP-CPI-21-004 recipients and self-funded participant organizations on utilizing the framework, process, and tool; and
  3. Lead the evaluation of the implementation of the methodological framework, process, and tool.

The application period is closed.

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held July 20. Watch the replay Exit Disclaimer.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-004
Opportunity Title: Framework to Address Health Disparities through Collaborative Policy Efforts: Demonstration Projects
Award Amount: Up to $375,000
Estimated Total: $1,500,000
Application Due Date: August 23, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

The demonstration projects, combined with the Coordinating Center (MP-CPI-21-003), constitute the “Framework to Address Health Disparities through Collaborative Policy Efforts” initiative. The goal of the initiative is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a methodological framework, structured process, and tool in supporting the assessment and identification of policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities by contributing to structural racism. The initiative also focuses on the modification, development, and implementation of policies to improve health outcomes.

This notice solicits applications for demonstration projects that will:

  1. Participate in the development of the methodological framework, process, and tool;
  2. Utilize the methodological framework, process, and tool to assess and identify policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities by contributing to structural racism;
  3. Modify existing or develop new policies;
  4. Implement those policies to improve health outcomes; and
  5. Participate in evaluation activities through the Coordinating Center.

The application period is closed.

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held July 21. Watch the replay Exit Disclaimer.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-007
Opportunity Title: Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity
Award Amount: $500,000 to $1,000,000
Estimated Total: $2,000,000
Application Due Date: August 16, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

This notice solicits applications for projects to establish a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE), for which OMH will provide the organizational structure and operational framework. The CIIHE will support efforts including education, service and policy development, and research related to advancing sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity in the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. The CIIHE award recipients (awardees) will function as a single initiative, coordinated by OMH, through two cooperative agreements to be awarded through this funding opportunity.

The application period is closed.

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held July 14. Watch the replay Exit Disclaimer.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-008
Opportunity Title: Minority Leaders Development Program
Award Amount: $500,000 to $750,000
Estimated Total: $1,500,000
Application Due Date: August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

This notice solicits applications for projects to develop and implement a fellowship program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide training in health equity issues and leadership to early-career individuals to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations. The Minority Leaders Development Program aims to enhance skills and competencies necessary for federal leadership among participants through a curriculum focused on health care policy, leadership skill-building, and cultural competence. The program also aims to incorporate fellowship-related work experiences, supplemental learning opportunities, and mentorship. The Minority Leaders Development Program is expected to support efforts to promote diversity, including racial and ethnic minorities, in senior positions within HHS agencies by providing professional development and career pathway opportunities.

The application period is closed.

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held June 29. Watch the replay Exit Disclaimer.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-002
Opportunity Title: Accessing Social Determinants of Health Data through Local Data Intermediaries Initiative
Award Amount: up to $250,000
Estimated Total: $500,000
Application Due Date: July 28, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

This notice solicits applications for projects for the Accessing Social Determinants of Health through Local Data Intermediaries Initiative. A local data intermediary is a community-based entity that acts as the mediator between data and local stakeholders, such as nonprofit organizations, community and faith-based organizations, governments, foundations and residents. The purpose of this initiative is to demonstrate whether existing local data intermediaries can facilitate community stakeholder access to and utilization of integrated community-level data, and increase community stakeholder skill and capacity to use and apply data to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.

The application period is closed.

The technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held on June 2. Watch the replay Exit Disclaimer.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-001
Opportunity Title: Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention
Award Amount: Up to $500,000
Estimated Total: $1,500,000
Application Due Date: July 13, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

This notice solicits applications to fund projects that test interventions to identify family-centered factors that promote self-management and prevention of Type 2 diabetes among racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged families who have a family member(s) aged 12 and older with Type 2 diabetes. Through the testing of family-centered interventions, OMH expects the Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention initiative to identify specific family-centered factors (e.g., structural, instrumental, functional, cultural, and social needs) that affect patient self-management of diabetes (e.g., physical activity, healthy nutrition) and family members' health outcomes. The target population for the intervention is racial/ethnic minority and disadvantaged families with a family member(s) aged 12 and older with Type 2 diabetes. For the purposes of this notice, “family” also includes persons who may live in the same household as the individual with Type 2 diabetes.

The application period is closed.

The technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held on May 5. Watch the replay Exit Disclaimer.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-005
Opportunity Title: National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program
Award Amount: $300,000-$500,000
Estimated Total: $2,000,000
Application Due Date: June 29, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

This notice solicits applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions for increasing minority participation in lupus-related clinical trials to help to reduce lupus-related health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations. Projects will seek to develop public-private and community partnerships to support and/or sustain effective practices to increase racial and ethnic minority enrollment and retention in lupus clinical trials, and tailor existing outreach or education interventions that focus on health care providers/practitioners and/or racial and ethnic minority populations.

The application period is closed.

The technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held on May 5. Watch the replay Exit Disclaimer.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-006
Opportunity Title: Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19
Award Amount: up to $4,000,000 for urban communities; up to $3,000,000 for rural communities
Estimated Total: $250,000,000
Application Due Date: April 20, 2021, 6:00 PM ET

This notice solicits applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. Applicant eligibility is limited to localities (e.g., cities, counties, parishes, or other similar subdivisions). OMH encourages applicants to partner with a Minority Serving Institution for quality improvement activities and program evaluation.

The application period is closed.

The technical assistance webinar for potential applicants was held on March 17. Watch the Replay Exit Disclaimer.

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