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Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE)

Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, School Districts,
Tribes, and IHEs to Address Equity Concerns in Indigenous Communities

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Office of Minority Health (OMH) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Conf. Date:

07/14/21

Deadline Date:

08/16/21 6:00 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, school districts, tribes, and IHEs for projects that promote health equity in indigenous communities. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to improve health equity and close gaps in healthcare for Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.

This notice solicits applications for projects to establish a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE), for which OMH will provide the organizational structure and operational framework. The CIIHE will support efforts including education, service and policy development, and research related to advancing sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity in the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. The CIIHE award recipients (awardees) will function as a single initiative, coordinated by OMH, through two cooperative agreements to be awarded through this funding opportunity. Each award will focus on one of the two focus populations:

  • AI/AN populations
  • NHPI populations

An application may only address one focus population. An applicant may submit one application for each focus population. 

OMH expects the recipients to implement the CIIHE by: (1) managing the CIIHE advisory board; (2) partnering with academic institutions, indigenous leaders and AI/AN and NHPI communities on CIIHE activities; (3) identifying and disseminating culturally appropriate evidence-based and/or evidence-informed interventions, and lessons learned; and (4) designing and providing education and training to support community capacity-building.

The CIIHE initiative is expected to result in: (1) increased community capacity and knowledge of culturally appropriate, evidence-based and/or evidence-informed interventions, and policies that address health disparities in AI/AN and NHPI populations; (2) increased utilization of effective strategies to reduce AI/AN and NHPI health disparities; and (3) improved AI/AN and NHPI health and reduction of health disparities.

For more information on program expectations, see the following link: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00268039-instructions.pdf#page=7

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 197271

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Number of Grants:

2

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
- Award Floor: $500,000

Term of Contract:

- Estimated Period of Performance: Not to exceed 2 years
- Anticipated Initial Budget Period Length: 12 months

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • U.S. Territory or Possession

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any public or private nonprofit entity located in a State (which includes one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands) is eligible to apply for an award under this announcement. Faith-based organizations, American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA), and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) organizations are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible institutions include:
• State Governments
• County Governments
• City or township governments
• Special district governments
• Independent school districts
• Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
• Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
• Public Housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
• Nonprofits having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
• Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
• Private non-profit institutions of higher education
• U.S. Territories

Pre-proposal Conference:

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held July 14, 2021 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET. Click on the following link to register for the technical assistance webinar:

https://hhs.webex.com/hhs/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3b119785edd61a1d72b5f600b2655a40

Pre-Application Information:

Your application is due August 16, 2021 by 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date.

You are required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number when applying for Federal awards through Grants.gov.

Your organization must register online in the System for Award Management (SAM). You should allow a minimum of five days to complete an initial SAM registration. Allow up to 10 business days after you submit your registration for it to be active in SAM.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333132

For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed above.

Watch the technical assistance webinar: https://youtu.be/8BWu_9qWbkM

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have problems accessing the application or difficulty downloading, contact:
OASH Grants and Acquisitions Management Division
Phone: 240-453-8822
Email: OASH_Grants@hhs.gov

For information related to administrative and budgetary requirements, contact the HHS/OASH grants management specialist listed below.
Duane Barlow
Grants and Acquisitions Management
1101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8822
Email: Duane.Barlow@hhs.gov

For information on program requirements, please contact the program office representative listed below.
Paul Rodriguez
1101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8208
Email: Paul.Rodriguez@hhs.gov

For information or assistance on submitting your application electronically via Grants.gov, please contact Grants.gov directly. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. GRANTS.GOV Applicant Support
Website: www.grants.gov
Phone: 1-800-518-4726
Email: support@grants.gov

CFDA Number:

93.137

Funding or Pin Number:

MP-CPI-21-007

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

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