HHS Funding to Reduce Health Disparities, Child Obesity

Agency: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (HHS); Program: Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation (CFDA Number: 93.137) (Funding Opportunity Number: MP-CPI-17-003); Eligibility: Tribal governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $5 million for 16 awards (no match required); Deadline (estimated) September; the NOFA is to be released soon.

Summary: The program reduces health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by the disease.  Specifically, grants will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents.

Info: https://goo.gl/bLygdk (NOFA); for questions about this funding competition; Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, Sonsiere.Cobb-Souza@hhs.gov or 240-453-2882.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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