Grant Opportunities

NEW - Minority Health Grants Management System (MHGM)

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Current applications are due in the MHGM system as follows (with no exceptions):

  • The Certified Community Pathways HUB RFP- Round 2, is now open and will be due in MHGM on October 4, 2019.
  • The FY20 MHM RFP - Round 3, is now open and will be due in MHMG on October 11, 2019.
  • The FY20 MIH - Round 3, is now open and will be due in MHGM on  October 11, 2019.

The Minority Health Grants Management System (MHGM), the Commission's new online, electronic grant application system has launched, effective April 22, 2019. All applicants must use the system to apply for Commission funding. No paper hand delivered, faxed, emailed or US/FedEx/UPS Mailed applications will be accepted. 

Once awarded, all grantees will use MHGM to submit all program and fiscal reports. It is the hope of the Commission to not only adhere to the state of Ohio's paper reduction initiative, but to also make the proposal submission, grants administration and reporting processes much more concise and less time consuming.

MHGM training will take place on GoToWebinar, at various times depending on grant type. Please see each grant type, below, to register for MHGM training. Some MHGM trainings will offer two sessions. In these instances, the content will be the same in both sessions. Thus, you do NOT have to participate in both sessions. Once on the registration site, please select which session you would like to attend in the first drop down box on the page. If you are unable to participate in either session, the webinar will be made available on the Commission's YouTube channel by the end of the business day, on which the training was held. The link will be located on this page.

As you begin to complete your application in the MHGM system, technical assistance needs may arise. For program related Request for Proposal (RFP) technical assistance, please contact Reina Sims, Program Manager, at minhealth@mih.ohio.gov. Then Enter "Program Related RFP Question" in the subject line, type your question and include a screenshot of the issue to include the URL. For fiscal related RFP technical assistance, please contact Venita O'Bannon, Senior Financial Analyst, at minhealth@mih.ohio.gov. Then enter, "Fiscal Related RFP Question," in the subject line, type your question and include a screenshot of the issue to include the URL. You MUST request program and fiscal technical assistance in enough time to receive a response within 1 to 2 business days and still submit your application by the deadline. No application deadline extensions will be provided.

For MHGM technical assistance (page loading errors, system generated error messages, etc.) please contact Reina Sims at minhealth@mih.ohio.gov. Then enter, "MHGM System Technical Assistance Question" in the subject line in the subject line, type your question and include a screenshot of the issue to include the URL. Upon receipt, MHGM technical assistance questions will be coordinated through the submission of a technical assistance ticket to OIT. OIT will assist with the MHGM error in addition to Commission and applicant staff. To this end, once a ticket has been established, please monitor your email closely, as OIT tickets and support will NOT adjust the application deadline. You MUST request MHGM technical assistance in enough time to receive a response within 1 to 2 business days and still submit your application by the deadline. No application deadline extensions will be provided.

Click HERE for general MHGM technical assistance questions.

RFP Technical Assistance webinars will be provided. Grant specific, technical assistance registration information can be found below, within each specific grant section.

Annual Funding

Minority Health Month RFP - The fiscal year 20 application, Round 3 is now open. 

NEW GRANT SUBMISSION PROCESS - DETAILS and TRAINING
Minority Health Grants Management (MHGM) System Training
MHGM Training on YouTube - Click HERE to access the MHGM system training on our OCMH YouTube playlist.
If the HERE link does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser:     https://youtu.be/lEZWrWRKMfA
MHGM Applicant User Guide: Click HERE to access the MHGM Applicant User Guide
MHGM User Registration Link: Click HERE to access the MHGM User Registration Link.
MHGM Application System Link - Click HERE to Access the MHGM Application System Link.
MHM RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.
MHM RFP - Click HERE to access the Round 3 MHM FY2020 RFP
MHM RFP FAQs - Click HERE to view MHM RFP FAQs
 
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 $3,500 annually. This grant opportunity takes place each June.

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.

Miscellaneous Supplemental Funding

BackgroundPLEASE NOTE THE NEW ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCESS

The Minority Health Grants Management System (MHGM), the Commission's new online, electronic grant application system has launched, effective April 22, 2019. All applicants must use the system to apply for Commission funding. No paper hand delivered, faxed, emailed or US/FedEx/UPS Mailed applications will be accepted. 

Additionally, if awarded, all grantees will use MHGM to submit all program and fiscal reports. 

Grant Background and Guidelines

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 and or chronic diseases such as, but not limited to, lupus, infant mortality, or cardiovascular disease. These activities must reach and impact Ohioans from no less than two 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). The Commission will consider sponsorship for activities up to a maximum of $5,000

Please note, funding requests must be received in the MHGM system at least 90 days prior to the date 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.
 

NEW GRANT SUBMISSION PROCESS - DETAILS and TRAINING

Minority Health Grants Management (MHGM) System Training

MHGM Training on YouTube - Click HERE to access the MHGM system training on our OCMH YouTube playlist.

If the HERE link does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser:   https://youtu.be/lEZWrWRKMfA

MHGM Applicant User Guide: Click HERE to access the MHGM Applicant User Guide

MHGM User Registration Link: Click HERE to access the MHGM User Registration Link.

MHGM Application System Link - Click HERE to Access the MHGM Application System Link.

MGS RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube. (COMING SOON)

MGS FAQs - Click HERE to view MHM RFP FAQs (FAQs be placed here within 1 to 2 business days of questions submitted to minhealth@mih.ohio.gov)

Eligibility

To receive consideration for continuation funding, applicants must continue to: 

·      Demonstrate that at least 20% of project funds are received from sources other than grants awarded by the Commission on Minority           Health;

 

·      Be a public or private organization which has a 501 (c)(3) at the time of application submission;

  

·      Provide services in close proximity to minority communities or include minority communities in their stated service area;

 

·      Applicants must meet all licensure and certification requirements of the State of Ohio; and

 

·     Applicants must comply with all current and applicable laws, regulations, rules, and administrative guidelines of
      the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

 

Proposed Activity

Eligible applicants must provide an overview of the proposed activity and address each bullet below, within MHGM. Application questions in MHGM will include but not be limited to:

  • A brief introduction of the agency, the population it serves, and an introduction of the proposed event to include the date, time and location (if known)
  • A detailed descriptiom of the health promotion and education activities proposed which must impact minority health disparities
  • A descriptiom of the targeted racial and ethnic population(s) and the expected number of individuals to be served
  • A two (2) county impact area to include an *overview of past program attendance from targeted counties (*if previously funded by the Commission)
  • An overview of the marketing plan to reach at least two (2) counties
  • An overview of the demographic data collection process for each county and each population to be served
  • The inclusion of liability insurance and a description of the plan for reporting screening results and follow up on abnormal screens, If invasive health screening activities are planned
  • The requested amount of sponsorship - to include a list of line items that would be covered by Commission funds in the budget form provided in MHGM
  • Please note: If applying for a community event sponsorship, all activities must be free and open to the public. If providing health screenings, all funds must support screening and related costs. 
  • Please note: If applying for a conference sponsorship, all funds must support conference registration scholarships and conference costs. Applicant must discuss how they will publicize the availability of scholarships and how they will receive and distribute scholarship requests. Applicant must also break down sponsorship costs in the project budget.
  • Please note: You must upload and submit a copy of your CURRENT IRS 501(c) (3) Determination Letter with your application in the MHGM system.

Proposal Review

Proposals will be reviewed to determine if they meet the aforementioned eligibility criteria.  Those that meet the criteria are then reviewed to determine if they move forward 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 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 the participant event satisfaction survey results
  • Summarize event activities in detail to include screening demographics (if screenings provided), implemented marketing strategies and their outcome, estimated number in attendance, counties served, challenges, and program successes.

Biennial Funding

Demonstration:  The fiscal year 20-21 application, Round 3, is now open. 

NEW GRANT SUBMISSION PROCESS - DETAILS and TRAINING
Minority Health Grants Management (MHGM) System Training   
MHGM Training on YouTube - Click HERE to access the MHGM system training on our OCMH YouTube playlist. If the HERE link does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://youtu.be/d6ze94vCEMc 
MHGM System FAQs: Click HERE for MHGM System FAQs  
MHGM Applicant User Guide: Click HERE to access the MHGM Applicant User Guide.
MHGM User Registration Link: Click HERE to access the MHGM User Registration Link.
MHGM Application System Link - Click HERE to Access the MHGM Application System Link. 
MIH RFP - Click HERE to access the FY20 MIH RFP for Round 3.
MIH RFP Technical Assistance Webinar - Click HERE to replay.
MIH Fequently Asked Questions - Please click HERE to access MIH frequently asked questions.

Description: Innovative and culturally specific projects are funded up to $75,000, each year, 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. (Abstract document is being revised)


 

Lupus: The fiscal year 20-21 application period is closed at this time. 

NEW GRANT SUBMISSION PROCESS - DETAILS and TRAINING
Minority Health Grants Management (MHGM) System Training - Held April 24, 2019 9:30 am and 2pm  
MHGM Training on YouTube - Click HERE to access the MHGM system training on our OCMH YouTube playlist. If the HERE link does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://youtu.be/SNf6WTQCuvo 
MHGM System FAQs: Click HERE for MHGM System FAQs  
MHGM Applicant User Guide: Click HERE to access the MHGM Applicant User Guide
MHGM User Registration Link: Click HERE to access the MHGM User Registration Link.
MHGM Application System Link - Click HERE to Access the MHGM Application System Link.
SLE RFP Technical Assistance Webinar - Held May 1, 2019 at 10am. 
SLE RFP Technical Assistance Webinar - Click HERE to replay on YouTube.
SLE FY20 RFP - The SLE FY20 RFP is closed at this time.

 

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 following link for, Current funded agencies.  
Please click HERE for project abstracts. 
(Abstract document is being revised) 


 

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

 

HUB Replication and Expansion

The fiscal year 20-21 HUB application is now open.
 
NEW GRANT SUBMISSION PROCESS - DETAILS and TRAINING
Minority Health Grants Management (MHGM) System Training - Held May 15, 2019 at 10am.  
MHGM Training on YouTube - Click HERE to access the MHGM system training on our OCMH YouTube playlist. If the HERE link does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://youtu.be/SNf6WTQCuvo 
MHGM Applicant User Guide: Click HERE to access the MHGM Applicant User Guide.
MHGM User Registration Link: Click HERE to access the MHGM User Registration Link.
MHGM Application System Link - Click HERE to Access the MHGM Application System Link.
MHGM HUB RFP - Click HERE to access the FY20 HUB RFP
HUB RFP FAQs - Click HERE to view HUB RFP FAQs
HUB RFP Technical Assistance Webinar - Click HERE to play the pre-recorded HUB RFP webinar.
Hub FY20 RFP is open at this time.
 

The 2020/2021 State of Ohio Biennial Budget provided an increase in funding to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health (Commission). This funding supported the further Replication and Expansion of the Certified Pathways Community HUB Model Request For Proposal to address infant mortality, through a competitive-bid process.

For the FY 2020/21 period, this funding will provide support to expand five existing Certified Pathways Community HUBs, one existing pending Pathways Community HUB and this funding will also provide support for the replication and implementation of six new Pathways Community HUBs.  Existing Certified HUBs must have been in operation, at full capacity, for no less than three years and must reside in one of the following areas:  Akron (Summit), Cincinnati (Hamilton), Mansfield (Richland), Youngstown (Mahoning), and Toledo (Lucas). Existing Pending Pathways Community HUBs must have been in operation for no less than 1.5 years. New HUBs are in the planning phase or may be in the beginning stages of operation. Please note, existing HUB funding includes funds for the purpose of mentoring an assigned new HUB. To this end, existing HUBs must not have any conflicting agreements that would prevent a mentoring relationship with an assigned new HUB that will be located in the new HUB locations as listed herein. Should an existing HUB not have an assigned mentee, the number of expected enrollments will increase, proportionate to the additional level of funding.

The six new HUBS must be located in and target services within one of the following areas: Cleveland (Cuyahoga), Columbus (Franklin), Dayton (Montgomery), Lorain (Lorain), Southeast Ohio and Warren (Trumbull). The selection of these area was based on the Ohio Department of Health’s 2014 Infant Mortality county - level data.  Please note the Commission will only award funding for the development of one New Pathways Community HUBs within each of the identified six areas of the state which are listed in this paragraph. Furthermore, each new HUB must be a stand-alone HUB, located in the area which it will serve and it must be fully responsible for implementing each component of the HUB model.

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.

Please click, HERE for an Infant Mortality HUB Overview.
 

2018/19 Funded HUB Grantees
 
Click HERE for Project Abstracts

 
Replication Grantees: 
Akron Summit Community Action Agency
Community Health Access Project, Inc. (CHAP)
Health Care Access Now
Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

Mahoning County District Board of Health                                           

New Expansion Grantees:
Stark County Community Action


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. This Certification Process will be overseen by the Pathways Community HUB institute. The HUB Certification Prerequisites and HUB Certification Standards can be located at Pathways Community HUB Institute, pchi-hub.com.  

More Information
For more information, please visit the Pathways Community HUB Institute, pchi-hub.com

Please NoteAll Commission funded programs and activities must be free and open to the public.

 

Additional Funding Resources

Please click HERE to view current grant opportunities from Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC).