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Minnesota Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) Grant Program

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Minnesota Department of Health
Dec 19, 2022

The Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) Grant Program provides funding for projects focused on improving the health and well-being of American Indians and people of color in Minnesota.

Priority areas include:

  • Breast and cervical cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS and sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Immunizations for adults and children
  • Infant mortality and access to and utilization of high-quality prenatal care
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • Unintentional injuries and violence

Guiding principles for projects should include:

  • Community issues require community solutions.
  • Effective initiatives are co-created with and supported by the community served.
  • Effective strategies are grounded in cultural knowledge and wisdom.
  • Sustainable projects complement related community services and activities.
  • Organizations that reflect the populations served are more likely to understand community experiences, connect with community, and effectively support community solutions

Priority will be given to projects based on promising strategies and projects that are research-based.


Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:

  • Faith-based organizations
  • Social service organizations
  • Community nonprofit organizations
  • Community health boards
  • Tribal governments
  • Community clinics

Applicants must have state or federal recognition as a formal entity. Organizations or groups that do not have state or federal recognition may apply with a fiscal agent. Applicants must be located in and conduct grant activities in the state of Minnesota, but fiscal agents may be located outside of the state.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Expected award range: $100,000 - $200,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 25-30
Estimated total program funding: $5,142,000 annually

Application process

Links to application instructions, the application form, and additional required forms and templates are available on the program website.

The preferred method of application submission is by email to Applicants who are unable to submit through email may submit by mail to the address below. Hand-delivered applications will not be accepted.

Minnesota Department of Health
Center for Health Equity
PO Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Culture and cultural competency · Diabetes · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mortality · Racial and ethnic groups · Teen pregnancy · Minnesota

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