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FY 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement

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-21-005
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 notice of funding opportunity.

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held May 5, 2021 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET. Click on the following link to register for the technical assistance webinar.


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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Last Modified: 4/26/2021 2:32:00 PM