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Minority Research Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.779
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 3, 2022

The Minority Research Grant Program provides grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the program is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) can better meet the healthcare needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with limited English proficiency, rural populations, and individuals adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Develop capacity at minority serving institutions to research health disparities and social determinants of health
  • Understand the root cause of issues – processes, practices, behaviors, and burdens – that lead to health disparities and identify replicable interventions
  • Strengthen CMS programs by disseminating best practices uncovered through funded research

A detailed list of research topics of interest is provided in the application instructions available on


Eligible applicants are private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education, including:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $333,333
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 3

CMS requires that applicants provide cost-sharing equal to at least 1% of the award amount, which may be satisfied through in-kind contributions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

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Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · Medicaid · Medicare · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

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