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Districts for Programs to Enhance Health Service Accessibility

Promoting Equitable Access to Language Services in Health and Human Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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07/15/22 6:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, IHEs, and school districts for programs to enhance the accessibility of health services. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announce the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 under the authority of 42 U.S.C. § 300u-6 (Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act). This notice solicits applications from public and non-profit private entities to be demonstration sites that identify and implement innovative strategies to enhance language access services through:

  1. Policy development and implementation
  2. Technology utilization
  3. Education for individuals with LEP
  4. Education for providers, including medical support staff

This initiative aligns with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, E.O. 13166 Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.?The initiative also builds on HHS’s Strategic Plan FY 2018 – 2022, Objective 1.3 to improve access to healthcare and expand choices of care and service options, and Healthy People 2030 objective HC/HIT-D11 to increase the proportion of adults with limited English proficiency who say their providers explain things clearly.

OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration projects, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches.

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GrantWatch ID#: 203878

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $375,000
- Award Floor: $300,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any public or private nonprofit entity located in a State (which includes one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands) is eligible to apply for an award under this announcement. Faith-based organizations and American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations that are public or non-profit private entities are eligible to apply. Public or non-profit community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Examples of eligible institutions include:
• State Governments
• U.S. territories
• County Governments
• City or township governments
• Special district governments
• Independent school districts
• Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
• Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
• Public Housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
• Nonprofits having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
• Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
• Private nonprofit institutions of higher education

Pre-proposal Conference:

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on June 24, 2022, at 3:30 PM ET.

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Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date: July 15, 2022, 6:00 PM ET

Your organization must register online in the System for Award Management (SAM). will reject submissions from applicants with nonexistent or expired SAM Registrations.

To ensure adequate time to submit your application successfully, OASH recommends that you register as early as possible in because the registration process can take up to one month.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Requirements or Technical Assistance:
Office of Minority Health
Paul Rodriguez

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472
Fax: 301-251-2160

GRANTS.GOV Applicant Support
Phone: 1-800-518-4726

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

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