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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-21-002
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.

Click on the following link to access the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO).

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.

Click on the following link to access the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for which applications are now being accepted.

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.

Click on the following link to access the access the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for which applications are now being accepted.

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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