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Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

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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
Apr 20, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Paul Rodriguez

For grants management or budget questions:
Roscoe Brunson, Jr.


This program will provide grants for demonstration projects of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including rural communities.

The program goals align with:

  • Increase the proportion of adults whose healthcare provider checked their understanding
  • Reduce the proportion of adults who report poor patient and provider communication
  • Increase the proportion of adults whose healthcare providers involved them in decisions as much as they wanted
  • Increase the proportion of people with vaccination records in an information system

Priority is placed on health disparities. Factors that will be considered when reviewing applications include:


Applicant eligibility is limited to local municipalities, such as city, township, county, and parish governments.

Applicants applying to serve rural areas should use the rural health grants eligibility analyzer.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Rural communities: Approximately 43 awards, up to $3,000,000 each

Urban communities: approximately 30 awards, up to $4,000,000 each

The project period is up to 2 years.

Application process

Links to the full grant announcement and the online application process are available through

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

Organizations (2)

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