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)
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.
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MHGM Applicant User Guide: Click HERE to access the MHGM Applicant User Guide
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MGS RFP Technical Assistance Webinar: Click HERE to replay on YouTube.