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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

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: 93.137
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 1, 2017

For programmatic or technical questions:
Sonsiere Cobb-Souza

For grants management or budget questions:
Brenda Donaldson


The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative provides grants to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact.

Each proposed project must address only one of the program focus areas:

  1. Opioid abuse
  2. Childhood obesity
  3. Serious mental illness

Specific strategies and required activities are provided in the grant announcement link on the program website.


Eligible applicants include

  • State, county, city, township, or special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Federally or state recognized tribal governments
  • Public and Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations, including Tribal Epidemiology Centers
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $350,000 per year
Award floor: $300,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Expected number of awards: 16

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Mental health · Minorities · Obesity and weight control · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse

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