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National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program II

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.004
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Jul 26, 2012

For information related to administrative and budgetary requirements:
Mr. DeWayne Wynn, Grants Management Specialist

For questions related to the NUCA II Program or assistance in preparing a grant proposal:
Ms. Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, Director
Ms. Stacey Williams, Grants Coordinator
240.453.8444 or


The purpose of the National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement (NUCA) Program II is to further demonstrate that partnerships between Federal agencies and national organizations can efficiently and effectively:

  1. Improve access to care for targeted racial and ethnic minority populations;
  2. Address social determinants of health to achieve health equity for targeted minority populations through projects of national significance;
  3. Reduce youth violence (including gang violence) among targeted minority populations;
  4. Increase the diversity of the health related work force; and
  5. Increase the knowledge base and enhance data availability for health disparities and health equity activities.

Awards may be made in each of the following five categories:

  1. Access to Care - Projects must address one or more of the following:
    • Healthcare needs of rural and isolated communities, including emerging minority communities
    • Health information technology to improve the quality of healthcare
    • Access to quality healthcare and appropriate utilization of health services
  2. Health Equity - Projects must address one or more of the following:
    • Prevention, education and training programs to improve the health of targeted minority populations
    • Social determinants of health
    • Cultural and linguistic competency in healthcare
    • Web-based multi-user systems that can enhance communication between healthcare providers and their clients
  3. Youth violence (including gang violence)
  4. Workforce development, including workforce pipeline programs
  5. Data collection, analysis, and evaluation on targeted racial and ethnic minority populations

Each applicant must propose to conduct a core project of national significance that addresses at least one, but no more than two, of the above five categories.


To qualify for funding, an applicant organization must be a private, nonprofit national minority-serving organization, with at least 5 years of experience working with targeted minority populations and have the capacity to address the issues within the category under which they are applying.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • Have the capacity to implement and manage multiple projects
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience in conducting programs of national significance related to at least one of the five categories
  • Have the ability to collaborate with Federal and non-Federal partners
  • Have the ability to work with multiple ethnic and racial populations
  • Have the capacity to collaborate with other organizations that represent targeted minority populations
  • Address at least one, but no more than two, of the five categories
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated Total Funding: $3,500,000
Number of Awards: Up to 7 awards will be made with the intent of funding at least one applicant in each of the five categories.
Award Ceiling: $500,000 per budget year
Award Floor: $200,000 per budget year
Period of Performance: 3 years

Application process

Links to the application and a full announcement are available through

Tagged as
Access · Cultural competency · Health disparities · Health information technology · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Healthcare workforce · Minorities · Research methods and resources · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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