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National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.137
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 11, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Juliet Bui

For grants management or budget questions:
Robin Fuller


This program will provide funding for a single entity to develop and coordinate a network of national, state/territorial/tribal, and local public and community-based organizations that will mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable populations.

Activities include:

  • Coordinated development and dissemination of culturally and linguistically diverse information
  • Dissemination of information on available COVID-19 testing and vaccination and other healthcare and social services, especially in geographic communities highly impacted by COVID-19 and at highest risk for adverse outcomes
  • Dissemination of effective strategies for COVID-19 response, recovery, and resilience

The initiative is expected to result in:

  1. Improved reach of COVID-19-related public health messaging to racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable populations
  2. Increased connection to healthcare and social services for racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable populations
  3. Decreased disparities in COVID-19 testing and vaccination rates among racial and ethnic minority populations in highly impacted geographic areas
  4. Enhanced state/territorial/tribal capacity and infrastructure to support response, recovery, and resilience for racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable populations

All entities are eligible to apply except for-profit institutions of higher education and for-profit organizations, including small businesses. Eligible applicants also include U.S. territories and private, nonprofit institutions of higher education.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $22,000,000 in year 1
Award floor: $10,000,000 in year 1
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

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.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Infectious diseases · Minorities · Public health · Vaccination

Organizations (2)

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