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93.137 Community Programs to Improve Minority Health Grant Program
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707(e)(1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.
To support minority community health coalitions to develop, implement, and conduct demonstration projects which coordinate integrated community-based screening and outreach services, and include linkages for access and treatment to minorities in high-risk, low-income communities; and to support minority community health coalitions involving non-traditional partners in carrying out projects to increase the educational understanding of HIV/AIDS, increase testing, and improve access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment serious.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are to be used to conduct collaborative efforts to modify the behavioral and/or environmental conditions which are implicated in the health problems of minority groups: for example, cancer; cardiovascular disease and stroke; chemical dependency; diabetes; homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries; infant mortality; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). These projects are to address socio-cultural and linguistic barriers to care and should have the potential for replication in similar communities. 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.
Applicant Eligibility: Eligible applicants are private nonprofit community-based minority serving organizations which will serve as the grantee organization for the coalition.
Pre-application Coordination: This program does not require preapplication coordination. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office of official designated as the single point of contact in the State for more information on the process the State requires to be filed with applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is also covered by the Public Health System reporting requirements.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Grantees must submit progress reports with final performance report due 90 days after the end of the project period. Financial Status Reports are due 90 days after the end of budget period with final financial status report due 90 days after the end of the project period.
Account Identification: 75-0120-0-1-551.
In FY 2001, 16 continuation awards and 17 new awards were made. It is expected that 17 continuation awards and 17-25 new awards will be made in FY 02. In FY 03 continuation funding is expected for all awards made in FY 02.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The following are examples of activities funded under this program; 1) Developing a program to prevent the incidence, increase the diagnosis and improve the management of childhood asthma through educational sessions, screenings, events, case management and ongoing support; 2) conducting vision assessment, eye health education and referral to eye doctors, disseminating health education materials in 7 languages, and providing diabetes screening, counseling and referral; and 3)developing outreach and education activities, complemented by efforts of faith-based organizations, to address HIV in the African American community.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Complete review criteria are published in the Federal Register Notice 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 evidence 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.