Community Programs to Improve Minority Health Grant Program

Facilitate the improvement of minority health and eliminate health disparities through the development of partnerships with state, tribal, and local governments and nongovernmental organizations.


Conduct demonstration projects which coordinate integrated services, community outreach and

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systems navigation to improve access to care for minorities and disenfranchised communities.
Support interventions that address health disparities by supporting networks to establish pipeline programs to increase minority and disadvantaged students? participation in STEM education programs.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Program Management Contact: Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852.

Telephone: (240) 453-8444. Grants Management Contact:, Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

G02.13.03
HIV/AIDS




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community $ 530,000   2017-07-012022-06-30
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation $ 620,449   2017-07-012022-06-30
University Of Chicago, The $ 654,590   2017-07-012022-06-30
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board Inc $ 635,000   2017-07-012022-06-30
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation $ 335,449   2017-07-012022-06-30
Southcentral Foundation $ 710,000   2017-07-012022-06-30
Boat People S.o.s., Inc. $ 750,000   2017-07-012022-06-30
Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center, Inc. $ 764,545   2017-07-012022-06-30
National Hispanic Medical Association $ 750,000   2017-07-012022-06-30
University Of Washington $ 750,000   2017-07-012022-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds will be awarded to national organizations, states, tribes, minority-serving institutions, community and faith-based organizations and local agencies to support policy and service demonstrations and to enhance data availability for health disparities and health equity activities that will improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, economically and/or environmentally disadvantaged and limited English proficient populations.

However, services may not be denied to any otherwise eligible persons.

Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of ongoing Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or to supplant ongoing project activities.

Grant funds may only be used to support activities outlined in the approved project plan. Funding prohibitions include any activity to advocate or promote any proposed, pending, or future Federal, State or local tax increase, or any proposed, pending, or future requirement or restriction on any legal consumer product, including its sale or marketing, including but not limited to the advocacy or promotion of gun control.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

? State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) ? Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) ? Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) ? For-profit organizations (other than small business); for profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee. ? Small, minority, and women-owned business ? Universities ? Colleges ? Research institutions ? Hospitals ? Community-based organizations ? Faith-based organizations ? Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal governments ? American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations ? Alaska Native health organizations ? Urban Indian health organizations ? Tribal epidemiology centers ? Political subdivisions of states (in consultation with states).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Target populations: American Indian or Alaska Natives; Asians; Blacks or African Americans; Hispanics or Latinos; Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders; economically and/or environmentally disadvantaged; and limited English proficient populations. However, services may not be denied to any otherwise eligible persons..

Credentials/Documentation

Proof of organization and/or tribal status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. All open grant opportunities are posted on www.grants.gov. Additional information may be requested by calling 240-453-8822 or writing to: Office of Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852.

Award Procedures

Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, will make a final decision on funding projects and a Notice of Award will be issued.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

OMH is authorized to conduct this program under 42 U.S.C. Section 300 u-6, Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 to 120 days from the application deadline date.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days. Grant projects can have a 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant projects can have a 1 to 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under a letter of credit. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the notice of grant award is issued. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Accepted applications will be reviewed by an objective review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health will make a final decision on funding projects and a notice of award will be issued. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter or credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual Program reports are required.

Cash Reports are due on a quarterly basis, at minimum..

Progress reports are required quarterly.

Federal Financial Reports SF425 is due quarterly and must be submitted through Grant Solutions.

A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to Payment Management Services 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Progress reports are required quarterly for each budget period.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to the Office of Grants Management 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter and an annual FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date.

Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions.

Grantees are required to submit program performance reports as specified in the funding opportunity announcement.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $19,424,704; FY 17 est $22,552,878; and FY 18 est $22,552,878 - American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative $ 1,310,449 09/2017 ? 08/2022 Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma $ 2,792,269 07/2016 ? 06/2021 Empowered Communities to Achieve Health Equity Initiative $ 5,000,000 09/2017 ? 08/2020 National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program $2,000,000 07/2017 ? 06/2018 National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program $ 6,360,742 08/2015 ? 07/2020 Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity $ 2,327,277 07/2017 ? 06/2022 ReEntry Community Linkages $ 2,762,141 07/2016 ? 06/2021.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range from $275,000 to $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Specific program requirements are contained in the application instructions found on www.grants.gov, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Program Management Contact: Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8444. Grants Management Contact:, Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov Phone: (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Complete review criteria are published in the found on www.grants.gov or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: (1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; (2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidenced in the proposed implementation plan; (3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; (4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and (5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.




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