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Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. OMH currently has two funding opportunity announcements (FOA) for which applications are being accepted. Each FOA includes information on how to submit an application and what the application must contain, and may be found at http://www.grants.gov/. A link to each of the two FOA is contained in the descriptions below. Each FOA also contains contact information for technical assistance.

Organizations responding to these FOA may use the OMH Evaluation Planning Guidelines for Grant Applications to develop an evaluation plan and understand the key components for identifying how proposed projects and activities will be evaluated to determine if intended results have been achieved.

FY 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcements

Announcement Number:  MP-CPI-16-002 CLOSED
Opportunity Title:  Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT)
Estimated Funding Level:  $3,000,000 per budget period
Expected Number of Awards:  7-9
Range of Awards: $325,000 to $400,000 per budget period
Anticipated Start Date: 07/01/2016
Period of Performance: Not to exceed five years
Budget Period Length: 12 months
Application Deadline: April 18, 2016 by 5 p.m. ET
Technical Assistance Webinar: Click to watch seminar.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program. ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes due to childhood trauma. These innovative approaches (including curricula) should be designed for minority and/or disadvantaged youth ages 5 to 15 years who have been exposed to childhood trauma, as well as support services to their families. ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. ACT funded grantees should serve minority and/or disadvantaged youth and their families who live in communities where they are exposed to chronic traumatic situations repeatedly over long periods of time such as violence (e.g., homicides, nonfatal assaults, school violence, and suicide), domestic violence, some forms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, or recovery from disasters or other emotionally harmful experiences.  The ACT initiative also promotes the goals of My Brother’s Keeper (https://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper), an initiative launched by President Obama to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential, including boys and young men of color.

Visit Grants.gov for more information and to submit an application, please select the following link
http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281316.


Announcement Number:  MP-CPI-16-001 CLOSED
Opportunity Title:  National Health Education Lupus Program (NHELP)
Estimated Funding Level:  $2,000,000 total ($1,000,000 total for each Priority)
Expected Number of Awards:  Priority A: 3-4 awards; Priority B: 1 award
Range of Awards: Priority A: $250,000 - $335,000; Priority B: $1,000,000
Anticipated Start Date: 07/01/2016
Period of Performance: Not to exceed 1 year
Application Deadline: April 18, 2016, by 5 p.m. EDT
Technical Assistance Webinar: Click to watch seminar.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for the National Health Education Lupus Program (NHELP). The purpose of NHELP is to reduce lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations disproportionately affected by this disease by: (1) conducting a national health education program on lupus (Priority A); and (2) initiating an education action plan on clinical trials targeted at minority and/or disadvantaged populations, especially those most disproportionally affected by lupus (Priority B).

Priority A is designed to improve outreach and education efforts in the targeted community(ies) to increase awareness and understanding of lupus and management of primary and secondary conditions using culturally and linguistically appropriate materials and models, and engage health care providers, educators, and health professions schools in improving lupus diagnosis and treatment in minority and/or disadvantaged populations.

Priority B is designed to develop an education action plan on minority and/or disadvantaged populations’ participation in clinical trials for lupus and begin preliminary steps toward its implementation focusing on improving recruitment and retention rates in clinical trials for minority and/or disadvantaged populations affected by lupus. This priority activity will focus on developing public-private and community partnerships to address minority and/or disadvantaged populations’ participation in clinical trials; evaluating current clinical trial education, recruitment, and participation initiatives for minority and/or disadvantaged populations; developing innovative education program models on clinical trial participation for minority and/or disadvantaged populations that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for the targeted population(s); and developing an action plan for disseminating these education models to increase minority and/or disadvantaged populations’ participation in lupus clinical trials.
Each application must address and focus on only Priority A or Priority B, and must state whether it seeks funding for Priority A or Priority B.

Visit Grants.gov for more information and to submit an application, please select the following link http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281239.


Announcement Number: MP-CPI-16-003 CLOSED
Opportunity Title: Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) Program
Estimated Funding Level: $2,000,000 per budget period
Expected Number of Awards : 5-6
Range of Awards : $300,000 to $375,000 per budget period
Anticipated Start Date : 07/01/2016
Period of Performance : Not to exceed five years
Budget Period Length: 12 months
Application Deadline: April 21, 2016 by 5 p.m. ET
Technical Assistance Webinar: Click to watch seminar.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) program. The purpose of the RE-LINK program is to improve the health outcomes for minority and/or disadvantaged re-entrants, ages 18-26, in transition from jail to their communities. Based on the disproportionate numbers of racial and ethnic minorities among the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations, RE-LINK will target the communities with the greatest rates of minority and/or disadvantaged re-entrants discharged from jail to the community. The RE-LINK program aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of multiple stakeholders within the public health system and other community support systems working together to implement a model transition process. RE-LINK will establish connections, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner for the populations being served, between the re-entry population and community-based organizations that provide linkages to health care including behavioral health care services, health care coverage including through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid, and other social services such as housing, adult education and employment assistance programs.

Visit Grants.gov for more information and to submit an application
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281609

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