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Minority Health Month RFP

The Minority Health Month 2016 RFP process is now closed. The funding period for Minority Health Month is available every June.

Minority Health Month was created in April 1989. It was designed to be a 30-day, high visibility, health promotion and disease prevention campaign. Conducted with and by community based agencies and organizations, this celebration reaches into urban, suburban and rural areas of the State. These initiatives are funded up to $3,000 annually. 

Minority Health Month was designed to:

· provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention;
· promote healthy lifestyles;
· showcase the providers of grassroots healthcare resources and information;
· highlight the disparate health conditions between Ohio’s minority and non minority populations; and
· to gain additional support for on-going efforts to improve minority health year round.


Please Note: All Commission funded programs and activities must be free and open to the public.
HUB Replication and Expansion
The 2016/2017 State of Ohio Biennial Budget provided an increase in funding to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health (Commission). This funding supported the Replication and Expansion of the Certified Pathways Community HUB Model Request For Proposal to address infant mortality, through a competitive-bid process for the purpose of  the expansion of three existing Pathways Community HUBs and  the replication and implementation of three new Pathways Community HUBs. The three new HUBs must be located in and target services within one of the following areas: Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Youngstown and Southeast Ohio. 

This grant initiative is designed to assist the Commission in achieving the Healthy People 2020 goals of reducing the rate of all infant deaths and the reducing preterm births by 10%. All grantees must work to achieve these established goals along with efforts to address increase early and adequate access to prenatal healthcare, timely post partum visits, increasing safe sleep practices, access to behavioral health services and the provision of other services that decrease social determinants of health risk factors that impact birth outcomes.

First Round 2016/17 Funded HUB Grantees
Click HERE for Project Abstracts

Replication Grantees: 
United Way of Central Ohio – Columbus     
Mahoning Health District – Youngstown             

Expansion Grantees:
Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio - Toledo
Health Care Access Now – Cincinnati

Second Round 2016/17 Funded HUB Grantees

Replication Grantee:
Akron-Summit Community Action, Inc. - Akron

Expansion Grantee:

Community Health Access Project, Inc. - Mansfield

HUB Model Background
The HUB Model is an evidence based community care coordination approached that has demonstrated effectiveness within racial and ethnic populations. The Pathways Community HUB Model has been endorsed by several federal agencies such as: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institute of Medicine and others.

HUB Certification
The Kresge Foundation funded the creation of the Pathways HUB Certification Process. All Commission funded grantees must be certified and/or maintain certification to retain funding. The HUB Certification Prerequisites and HUB Certification Standards can be located at https://pchcp.rockvilleinstitute.org/. This Certification Process will be overseen by the Rockville Institute.

More Information
For more information, please visit the Rockville Institute at https://pchcp.rockvilleinstitute.org/hub-model/.

Biennial Funding

Demonstration:  The fiscal year 16-17 application period has closed. The next round of Demonstration Grants will be open in 2017.

Description: I
nnovative and culturally specific projects are funded up to $140,000, for a two-year period. These projects must address a specific community with a methodology yielding measurable outcomes for behavior change. Grants must identify one or more of the six diseases and conditions, or risk factors, responsible for excess, premature deaths in the community. They promote behavior change by tapping into the attitudes, values and beliefs of the target populations. A goal of this grant program is the institutionalization of culturally appropriate projects into the healthcare delivery system.  

Please click the link for,
Current funded agencies.
Please click HERE for project abstracts.

Lupus: The fiscal year 16-17 application period has closed. The next round of Lupus Grants will be open in 2017.

Description: This program provides grants for lupus programs for patient, public and professional education which are funded up to $28,000 for a two-year period. In addition, Lupus grants can be used to encourage and develop local centers on lupus information gathering and screening and to provide outreach to women of color.  

Please click the link for,
Current funded agencies  
Please click HERE for project abstracts.



Please Note: All Commission funded programs and activities must be free and open to the public.

Miscellaneous Supplemental Funding


The Commission funds Miscellaneous Supplemental Grants based on the availability of funding each year.  This fund is designed to sponsor health related activities, that raise the visibility of the Commission and increase the focus of minority health disparities. These activities must reach and impact Ohioans from no less than five counties, and have a focus on racial and ethnic populations. This source of funding is not designed to support ongoing, long term programming. 

Funding levels vary from year to year and will be based on the amount of funds available within each fiscal year (FY). During FY 2013, the Commission provided sponsorship for activities ranging from  $5,000 - $20,000. 

Please note, funding requests must be received at least 60 days prior to the month of your event. Additionally, events that occur after July 1st, must be submitted by May 1st to allow time for review, and submission to the board, if selected to submit a full proposal.

​NEW APPLICATION PROCESS - Please click HERE for the Miscellaneous Supplemental Funding application.
Please click HERE for FY16 project abstracts.

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3), with experience serving racial and ethnic populations, or that have experience partnering with organizations that have experience serving racial and ethnic populations.

Proposed Activity
Eligible applicants must provide an overview of the proposed activity, within the application form, to include:

  • A brief introduction of the agency, the population it serves, and an introduction of the proposed event to include the date and location (if known)
  • In an attached document, address each bullet, below, to provide detail for proposed activity:
  • Health promotion and education activities that impact disparities
  • Targeted racial and ethnic population(s) and the expected number of individuals to be served
  • Five (5) county impact area to include an overview of past program attendance from targeted counties
  • Must provide a marketing plan to reach five (5) counties
  • Overview of collection of demographic data for each county and each population to be served
  • Inclusion of liability insurance and plan for reporting screening results and follow up on abnormal screens, If invasive health screening activities are planned
  • Requested amount of sponsorship - to include a list of line items that would be covered by Commission funds
  • Please note: If applying for a community event sponsorship, all activities must be free and open to the public
  • Please note: If applying for a conference sponsorship, all funds must support conference registration scholarships and conference costs
  • Please note: You must submit a copy of your CURRENT IRS 501(c) (3) Determination Letter with the application

Proposal Review
Requests will be reviewed to determine if they meet criteria.  Those that meet the criteria are then presented to the Grants Committee for review. If proposals are approved by the grants committee, the proposal then moves to the full Board for review. If approved at the Board level, proposals recommended for funding consideration will be required to complete a supplemental grant application through which additional documentation will be collected; to include a detailed budget and a response to an Agreement of Terms.

If funded, Miscellaneous Supplemental Grantees will be expected to complete the following and include the data in the final report:

  • Collect and report on demographics of event participants to include race, ethnicity, gender, age, county and zip code.
  • Collect and summarize on participant event satisfaction survey results
  • Summarize event activities in detail to include the estimated number in attendance, counties served, challenges, program successes.
Full detail of what the final report includes can be found at this link: MSG Final Report

Additional Funding Resources


Please continue to check here for additional funding sources.