Grant Opportunities

Minority Health Grants Management System (MHGM) - Read Overview BEFORE Starting Application

Application Process:

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE MINORITY HEALTH GRANTS MANAGEMENT PORTAL (MHGM)

MHGM NEW USER REGISTRATION - FOR ALL GRANT TYPES

PLEASE NOTE: Please use Google Chrome while using the MHGM System.

Click HERE to Access and Complete the New Organization Registration Form (For first time new grantees, use this if you have never accessed the MHGM system) 

Click HERE to Access and Complete the User Registration Form (For existing Grantees that need to update/change organizational information-Only the Executive Director on file can request these changes)

Click HERE to Access and Complete the Additional User Registration Form (For existing Grantees that need to add/update/change user information-Only the Executive Director on file can request these changes)


IMPORTANT: The contact information for the primary grant contact information must be included. As the Commission will enter the information provided for each external user as an approved user PRIOR to establishing a user account. Each external user will ONLY have access to the grant for which they have been approved. The establishment of User Access will be between 1 - 3 business days. Please build time into your grant application submission to establish your external user access. Future additions and deletions of external users requests must be placed on agency letterhead, signed by the Executive Director and emailed to the Commission at: minhealth@mih.ohio.gov. 

Each external user, defined as an applicant and any grant staff member to which an applicant agency allows access, must request a User Account for the Minority Health Grants Management (MHGM) System by emailing the information, below. To do so, please download, complete, save and email a completed User Registration Form, for each user, to minhealth@mih.ohio.gov . Please enter "User Registration Request for (your applicant agency name)" in the subject line. Please note, to ensure separation of duty for grants administration, the Executive Director and the Fiscal Officer must be two different people. They also, must NOT be spouses.


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/YD86421mPdI

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

See USER REGISTRATION Information in MHGM Overview

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

MHM RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.

MIH RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.

MGS RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.

SLE RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.


 

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN - TUESDAY JANUARY  3 2023:

 

  • MGS GENERAL GRANT OPEN - Please see guidelines below.

  • FFY23 MGS/SOS 3.0 GRANT OPEN - Please see guidelines below. 

  • FY24 MIH DEMONSTRATION GRANT OPEN - Please see guidelines below.

  • FY24 SLE LUPUS GRANT OPEN - Please see guidelines below.

Annual Funding

Minority Health Month RFP - The fiscal year 23 application final Round 4 process is closed.

MHM RFP - Check HERE to access the Minority Health Month RFP - NOW CLOSED DUE NOVEMBER 18, 2022

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.

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/YD86421mPdI

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

See USER REGISTRATION Information in MHGM Overview

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

MHM RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.

Miscellaneous Supplemental Funding

General MGS Grant

The Commission funds Miscellaneous Supplemental Grants (MGS) based on the availability of funding each year.  The FY23/24 funding level for General MGS applications is up to $15,000. Applicants must apply 90 days prior to the event. 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 cancer, diabetes, substance abuse, violence, 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. 

FFY23 State Opiate and Stimulant Response Grant

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), announces the availability of funding for community-based educational events promoting awareness of or preventing substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions. FFY23 State Opiate and Stimulant Response Grant funding initiative is a part of the overall State Opiate Response effort.

In 2020, Black non-Hispanic males had the highest drug overdose death rate in Ohio compared with other sex and race/ethnicity groups. In 2019, the unintentional drug overdose death rate for Ohio’s Black non-Hispanic population surpassed the rate for the white non-Hispanic population. From 2019 to 2020, the gap continued to widen as the death rate for the Black non-Hispanic population increased 29% to 55.2 deaths per 100,000 compared with a 24% increase among the white non-Hispanic population (46.8 deaths per 100,000).

The Commission will consider grant submissions for the following 3 funding categories at the funding levels listed below.

(Qualified applicants can apply for all three opportunities)

Opportunity 1. Cultural and Linguistically appropriate local media campaigns raising awareness and reducing stigma about substance use disorders and co‐occurring conditions

(Award Ceiling $100,000 each)

Opportunity 2. Prevention education and outreach to individuals determined to be at‐risk for substance use disorder and co‐occurring conditions

(Award Ceiling $50,000 each)

Opportunity 3. Community‐based education workshop series raising awareness and reducing stigma about substance use disorders and co‐occurring conditions

(Award Ceiling $25,000 each)

Application Deadlines:

RFP FFY23 State Opiate and Stimulant Response Grant: - Application Period Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - Monday, February 13, 2023

RFP General MGS Grant:  Funding applications must be submitted 90 days prior to your event.


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/YD86421mPdI

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

See USER REGISTRATION Information in MHGM Overview

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

MGS RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.

Biennial Funding

Demonstration:  FY24 MIH Demonstration Grant Application Period Tuesday, January 3, 2023-Monday, February 6, 2023

Description: The Commission funds innovative and culturally specific projects . 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.  Demonstration Grant funding is available for the following areas :

  • Cancer Prevention Education and Behavior Change
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension Prevention Education and Behavior Change
  • Diabetes Prevention Education and Behavior Change
  • Infant Mortality Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Education and Behavior Change
  • Violence Prevention Education and Behavior Change

​​RFP FY24 MIH Demonstration Grant -State Biannual Funding:  Projects are funded up to $75,000, each year, for a two-year period.

OPEN 1/3/2023 - APPLICATIONS DUE 2/6/2023
REEP OCMH Evaluation Guidance.  Click HERE to access the REEP OCMH Evaluation Guidance document.

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/YD86421mPdI

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

See USER REGISTRATION Information in MHGM Overview

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

MIH RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.

 

Lupus:  FY24 SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Grant Application Period Tuesday, January 3, 2023-Monday, February 6, 2023

Description: This program provides grants for lupus programs for patient, public and professional education which are funded up to $19,000, each year, of 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.  

RFP FY24 SLE Systemic Lupus Erythemosus Grant -State Biannual Funding:  Projects are funded up to $19,000, each year, for a two-year period. OPEN 1/3/2023 - APPLICATIONS DUE 2/6/2023

 

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/YD86421mPdI

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

See USER REGISTRATION Information in MHGM Overview

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

SLE RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.

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


GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

Funding Eligibility 

To receive consideration for funding, applicants must: 

·      Demonstrate that at least 20% of project funds are received from sources other than grants awarded by the Ohio 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.

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 Angelik Smith, 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 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.

 

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

 

HUB Replication and Expansion

NEW GRANT SUBMISSION PROCESS - DETAILS and 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/SNf6WTQCuvo 
MHGM Applicant User Guide: Click HERE to access the MHGM Applicant User Guide.
See USER REGISTRATION Information in MHGM Overview
MHGM Application System Link - Click HERE to Access the MHGM Application System Link.
MHGM HUB RFP - Click HERE to Access the CY22 RFP 
HUB RFP FAQs - TBD once questions are received.
HUB RFP Technical Assistance Webinar - Click HERE to play the pre-recorded HUB RFP webinar.
 

Please click, HERE for an Infant Mortality HUB Overview.
 

2020/21 Funded HUB Grantees
 
Click HERE for Project Abstracts - Coming Soon!

 
Replication Grantees: 


HUB Model Background - For reference only. 
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

 

US Department of Health and Human Services Grant Announcement

MP-CPI-21-006

Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

TO VIEW THE GRANT OPPORTUNITY, Click HERE.