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FY 2020 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 a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted.

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-20-006
Opportunity Title: National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities 
Award Ceiling: $22,000,000 in year 1
Award Floor: $10,000,000 in year 1

Estimated Total: $40,000,000
Application Due Date: May 11, 2020, 6:00 PM ET 
Application Extended Due Date: May 13, 2020, 11:59 PM ET

Due to widespread technical difficulties with Grants.gov, the application submission deadline for National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities funding opportunity has been extended.

OMH announces the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities Initiative. The initiative seeks to develop and coordinate a strategic and structured national network of national, state/territorial/tribal and local public and community-based organizations that will mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable populations through: (1) the coordinated development and dissemination of culturally and linguistically diverse information; (2) dissemination of information on available COVID-19 testing and vaccination, other healthcare, and social services, especially in geographic communities highly impacted by COVID-19 and at highest risk for adverse outcomes; and (3) dissemination of effective strategies for COVID-19 response, recovery, and resilience.

The initiative is expected to result in: (1) improved reach of COVID-19-related public health messaging to racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable populations; (2) increased connection to healthcare and social services for racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable populations; (3) decreased disparities in COVID-19 testing and vaccination rates among racial and ethnic minority populations in highly impacted geographic areas; and (4) enhanced state/territorial/tribal capacity and infrastructure to support response, recovery, and resilience for racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable populations. OMH anticipates funding one award for a project period of up to 3 years and total project funding up to $40 million.

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The application period is closed.

Last Modified: 5/14/2020 7:55:00 AM