Hello MSCCA members!
For Fiscal Year 2017, CMS is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for systems level (e.g. health plans, hospitals, health systems) collaborative research that explores solutions to disparities that are prevalent in cardiovascular health, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and/or kidney disease among minority populations.
One grant is for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (CMS-1I0-17-001), and the other is for Hispanic Serving Institutions (CMS-1H0-17-001). The funding period is for two years and the amount of each grant is $322,500. The funding opportunity announcements are accessible on Grants.gov. Applications are due by July 10, 2017.
To qualify for the grant, academic institutions/organizations must meet the program requirements available here: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/equity-initiatives/advancing-health-equity/minority-research-grant-program.html
For more information about the Minority Research Grant Program, please contact HealthEquityTA@cms.hhs.gov.