State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grant awards under the authority of Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 300u-6).

This notice solicits applications for projects to demonstrate if modifications to existing evidence-informed interventions for selected health issues will significantly improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged populations.

Racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged populations often experience persistent health disparities and worse health outcomes.1 OMH intends projects funded under this initiative to help build the capacity of state, tribal, and territorial governmental health agencies to achieve two main goals: (1) test modifications to existing public health programs or practices (interventions) to assess if the modified interventions are successful in significantly improving health outcomes for selected health issues; and (2) develop effective plan(s) to sustain successful interventions after the award period. Projects are expected to address two health issues, one from each of the following two lists: (1) HIV, maternal mortality and morbidity, physical activity, or substance use disorder; and (2) nutrition, sickle cell disease and trait, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, lupus, or cancer prevention (i.e., addressing risk factor(s) specifically for stomach, liver, or cervical cancer). Interventions proposed for modification can be those currently or recently (e.g., within the past two years) implemented by the applicant.

OMH anticipates the availability of approximately $6,500,000 for this funding opportunity to support approximately 21 to 26 eligible applications with awards ranging from $250,000 to $300,000 per year for up to two years. For recipients that demonstrate statistically significant improvement in health outcomes, develop a sustainability plan and begin implementing the sustainability plan in the first quarter of year two, OMH will consider a limited non-competitive continuation for a third year of funding to continue the implementation of the project’s sustainability plan.

Deadline: Aug. 26, 2020

Agency Website

Amount

$600,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 26, 2020