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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.738
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 11, 2018
Application: Jul 16, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
April Bankston

For grants management or budget questions:
Ferrinnia Augustus-High


The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program will award grants for projects designed to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.

Proposed projects should:

  • Support culturally tailored interventions to address the preventable health behaviors of tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity
  • Link community and clinical efforts to increase access to healthcare and preventive care programs at the community level
  • Support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies related to tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical linkages that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity

In addition to minority populations, health disparity priority populations also include:

  • People with disabilities
  • Rural populations
  • Non-English speaking populations
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations
  • People with limited health literacy

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized and state recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • Territorial governments or their bona fide agents
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • For-profit organizations and small businesses

Successful applicants will:

  • Have a history of successfully working with an established coalition that addresses health or other disparities
  • Select strategies that address the health disparities in the community based on a health needs assessment process
  • Have organizational capacity to implement locally tailored evidence-based and practice-based strategies
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $900,000 per year
Approximate average award: $781,250 per year
Award floor: $500,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 32
Estimated total program funding: $125,500,000

Application process

Links to the application and full announcement are available through

Applicants are encouraged, but not required to submit a letter of intent by June 11, 2018 to

Applicant conference call:
June 4, 2018
3:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number 888.324.3482
Participant code: 3283506

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Culture and cultural competency · Diabetes · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Obesity and weight control · People with disabilities · Physical activity · Racial and ethnic groups · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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