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Minority Research Grant Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.779
Sponsors
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 10, 2019
Application: Jun 17, 2019
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:
HealthEquityTA@cms.hhs.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Sharron Jernigan
410.786.3478
sharron.jernigan@cms.hhs.gov

Purpose

The Minority Research Grant Program provides grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

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

Applications should describe how proposed research contributes to the reduction in health disparities and improvement in the quality of healthcare and access to healthcare for Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and/or Medicare beneficiaries.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • 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
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $125,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 2

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 grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to HealthEquityTA@cms.hhs.gov by May 10, 2019.

Tagged as
Access · African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · Hispanics and Latinos · Medicaid · Medicare · Minorities · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health



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