Background - PLEASE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.
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.