HHS Announces COVID-19 Funding for Minority, Rural and Socially Vulnerable Communities

CoronaVirusHHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) $40 million competitive funding opportunity to help national, state, and local organizations target vulnerable communities.  

Funding from the OMH is intended to help ensure that minority, rural, and socially vulnerable communities hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic are effectively connected to services and networks to generate effective response and recovery strategies.

From an HHS Office of Minority Health press release:

The three-year initiative will include the development and coordination of a strategic and structured network of national, state, territorial, and local public and community based organizations that will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority communities across the nation. The initiative also includes a national multi-media outreach and education effort.  One of the primary goals of these information dissemination efforts is to provide additional education and community-level information on resources to help fight the pandemic to those who need it most.

Applications are due by 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, May 11 and technical assistance is available.

For more information:

COVID-19 Funding Available to Minority, Rural and Socially Vulnerable Communities for Linkages to Services, Information and Education (HHS Press Release)