Health Disparities in Minority Health

To support the elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic populations through local small-scaled projects which address a demonstrated health problem or health issue.

Examples of Funded Projects

Increasing knowledge of diabetes among African American community residents and improving skills necessary for the maintenance of diabetes through workshops, dissemination of health information and participation in health fairs; improving the health status of American Indians at risk for or diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes through fitness activities and an educational component; and reducing teen pregnancy and HIV/STDs among young Latinos by increasing parents knowledge of the conditions and promoting inter-generational communication skills between Latino parents and children about sexuality and family planning issues.

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.

Website Address

Program Accomplishments


Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used for support of projects or activities consistent with the mission of the Office of Minority Health of the U. S. Public Health Service and the purpose of the Health Disparities Grant program.

Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care, for construction, or to supplant ongoing project activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private nonprofit community-based minority serving organizations may apply.

Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Members of minority groups: American Indians or Alaska Natives; Blacks or African Americans; Hispanics or Latinos; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders; or sub groups of these populations.


Credentials/Documentation: Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission. Costs will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 74 and 92.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication 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.

Application Procedures

Requests for the standard PHS application form (SF PHS 1561-1, Revised July 2000) and instructions for submission should be directed to Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20853, Telephone (301) 594-0758. A signed original and two copies of the application are to be sent to the above address. Applications are screened upon receipt for completeness, responsiveness and conformance to the program announcement. Those applications judged to be unacceptable based on this initial screening will be returned.

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 grant award will be issued.


Contact Headquarter Office listed below for application deadlines.


Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707(d)(1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq; Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990, Public Law 101-527.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant projects will have a project period not to exceed 2 years, with 12 month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedures will be provided at the time of award.

Post Assistance Requirements


Progress reports are required for each budget period, and a final report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

Financial Status Reports are due at the end of each budget period, and a final Financial Status Report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants)FY 07 est $0; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported. (Note: Will support non-competing applications only. This is the final year for this program.)

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$30,028 to $50,000; $49,146.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Ms. Cynthia H. Amis, Director, Division of Program Operations, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 594-0769. Grants Management Contact: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (301) 594-0758.

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.

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