Grant Opportunities

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 each fiscal year based on the availability of funding, the Commission provided sponsorship for activities ranging up to a maximum of

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.


for the Miscellaneous Supplemental Funding application.


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);


·      Maintain an advisory committee composed of proportionate representation of the population to be served to provide feedback to the            LOMH activities. 


·      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, 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. 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 receive scholarship requests. Applicant must also break down sponsorship costs in the project budget.
  • 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 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 (Being revised 10.18.17)

Biennial Funding

Demonstration:  The fiscal year 18-19 application period has closed.

REVISED DATE OF RELEASE: The Commission has revised the Demonstration Grant RFP release date.
The revised release date is December 14, 2019. 

Description: Innovative 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.  

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

Lupus: The fiscal year 18-19 application period has closed. 

REVISED DATE OF RELEASE: The Commission has revised the Lupus Grant RFP release date. 
The revised release date is December 14, 2019.


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. 
(Abstract document is being revised) 


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


Annual Funding


Minority Health Month RFP


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 $2,500 annually. The next grant opportunity will be released in June 2018.

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 2018/19 Funded HUB Grantees
Click HERE for Project Abstracts

Replication Grantees: 

Will update after November Board Meeting

Expansion Grantees:
Will update after November Board Meeting

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 This Certification Process will be overseen by the Rockville Institute.

More Information
For more information, please visit the Rockville Institute at

Additional Funding Resources

The HHS Office of Minority Health has a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for FY 2018. Click the funding title below for more information.

National Lupus Training, Outreach, and Clinical Trial Education Program (Lupus Program)

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), in partnership with its five managed care plans, is targeting the disparity in the African American infant mortality rate within the state’s nine Ohio Equity Institute (OEI) communities.

For more information about this grant opportunity, please click HERE