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New Funding Opportunity, Health Literacy and COVID-19

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Urban
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The Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced a new funding opportunity: Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19. This initiative seeks applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. Applicant eligibility is limited to localities (e.g., cities, counties, parishes, or other similar subdivisions). OMH encourages applicants to partner with a Minority Serving Institution for quality improvement activities and program evaluation.

  • Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-006
  • Opportunity Title:  Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19
  • Award Amount: up to $4,000,000 for urban communities; up to $3,000,000 for rural communities
  • Estimated Total: $250,000,000
  • Application Due Date: April 20, 2021, 6:00 p.m. ET

The Federal Grants website provides a variety of tools and tips to get you started.

A technical assistance webinar for interested applicants will be held on Wednesday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Register to attend the webinar. A recording of the webinar will be made available.

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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