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Evaluating the Impact of Pandemic Era Related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.361
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 1, 2023
Application: May 1, 2023

This opportunity will provide funding for research to evaluate the ongoing and long-term health impacts of disruptions in food and housing security experienced during the pandemic and the role of targeted policy and programs in mitigating those impacts. Health disparity populations of focus include racial and ethnic minority populations, less privileged socioeconomic status populations, underserved rural populations, sexual and gender minorities, and any sub-populations that can be characterized by two or more of these descriptions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Studies examining changes in food/nutrition insecurity following implementation of policies and programs responsive to disruptions experienced during the pandemic era; examination of the impact of such policies and programs on the health of populations, including dietary behaviors, and diet-related diseases, both in those newly experiencing food/nutrition insecurity and those with longer term experience
  • Studies of the health impacts of housing-related policies and programs aimed at mitigating risk factors (such as overcrowded living conditions, homelessness, doubling-up, couch surfing, and transiency) during the pandemic era
  • Examination of pandemic era disruption related factors that hinder or enhance the successful implementation of food/nutrition security policies and programs and the resulting impact on health and health equity
  • Studies of existing population and/or community-level barriers that reduced the widespread utilization of benefits or provisions due to pandemic era food/nutrition security policies and programs (decreased access to healthy foods, higher food prices, closures of grocery stores, transportation gaps, insufficient access to SNAP-eligible food markets) and the impact on health outcomes
  • Research on the long-term impact of pandemic-era food/nutrition and/or housing security policies and programs for reducing risk and severity of chronic illnesses, symptoms of stress, substance misuse, and/or mental health outcomes
  • Studies of the impact of ending or the de-implementation of pandemic era food/nutrition and/or housing security policies and programs on health and health equity
  • Studies of interactions between pandemic era food/nutrition and/or housing security policies and programs and other government policies and programs that address other social determinants of health in place prior to the onset of the pandemic era

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by April 1, 2023.

Tagged as
COVID-19 · Evaluation methods and resources · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · Policy · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

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