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Grant to a New York Nonprofit or Academic Institution to
Implement a Health Initiative for Latino Populations

Latino Health Outreach Initiative

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New York State Department of Health (DOH) - Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention (OMH-HDP)

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Grant to a New York nonprofit community organization or academic institution to implement an outreach initiative to improve health care for Latino populations. Nonprofit applicant organizations must prequalify prior to submitting an application. For the purpose of this grant program, the term “Latino” includes all individuals that identify as being of Spanish or Hispanic origin.

Services supported by this Request for Applications (RFA) will result in partial fulfillment of New York State Public Health Law Title II F § 241 (1), which requires the OMH-HDP to integrate and coordinate select state health care grant and loan programs established specifically for minority health care providers and residents. 

Funds received under this RFA will:

  • Support improvement upon one or more of the following, based on previously successful, evidence-based models or promising practices:
    • Individual knowledge and behavior;
    • Community knowledge and awareness;
    • Health care provider knowledge and behavior;
    • Partnership development;
    • Organizational practice(s); and/or
    • Policy.
  • Expand the use and availability of culturally and linguistically appropriate health education and prevention efforts.
  • Outreach to and actively engage Latino populations.
  • Use community assets and strengths-based approaches including, but not limited to, peer-to-peer and/or mentorship frameworks.

Services must be provided for Latino populations Minority Areas.  The Latino Health Outreach Initiative should have appropriately trained staff to carry out the proposed program services and, when possible, represent the populations served.

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GrantWatch ID#: 143127

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It is anticipated that approximately $110,250.00 will be available to support one (1) award of up to $36,750 per year for three years, as outlined below:

- Year 1 August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021 $36,750.00
- Year 2 August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022 $36,750.00
- Year 3 August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023 $36,750.00
- Total 3 Year Award $110,250.00

Term of Contract:

It is expected that contracts resulting from this RFA will have the following time period: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2023. Continued funding throughout this three (3) year period is contingent upon availability of funding and state budget appropriations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

- Be a community-based, not-for-profit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and/or be an academic institution located in New York State;
- Have three (3) years of experience working with Latino populations;
- Have three (3) years of experience in oversight of administrative, fiscal, and programmatic aspects of government, foundation or other grant-makers in health contracts, including timely and accurate submission of fiscal and program reports;
- Be located within and/or provide services to Minority Areas (MAs) as defined in NYS PHL §240 (See Attachment 2: Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention PHL II-F §240 Minority Area Map); and
- Be prequalified in the Grants Gateway by the application due date listed on the cover of this RFA.

Preference for this initiative will be given to applicants that:

- Have five (5) years of experience working with Latino populations; and/or
- Have five (5) years of experience in the oversight of administrative, fiscal, and programmatic aspects of government, foundation, or other grant-makers in health contracts, including timely and accurate submission of fiscal and program reports; and/or
- Have a Board of Directors and employees that represent the populations they intend to serve

For-profits are not eligible to apply to this funding opportunity.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Training webinars are also provided by the Grants Gateway Team. Dates and times for webinar instruction can be located at the following web address:

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule of Events

Release Date: August 22, 2019
Questions Due: September 5, 2019
Questions, Answers and Updates Posted (on or about) September 12, 2019
Applications Due: October 3, 2019 by 4:00 pm

Once the application is complete, prospective grantees are strongly encouraged to submit their applications at least 48 hours prior to the due date and time. This will allow sufficient opportunity for the applicant to obtain assistance and take corrective action should there be a technical issue with the submission process.

Both DOH and Grants Management staff are available to answer applicant’s technical questions and provide technical assistance prior to the application due date and time.

Not-for-profit applicants must be prequalified on the due date for this application submission. Be sure to maintain prequalification status between funding opportunities. Three of a not-for-profit’s essential financial documents - the IRS990, Financial Statement and Charities Bureau filing - expire on an annual basis. If these documents are allowed to expire, the not-for-profit’s prequalification status expires as well, and it will not be eligible for State grant funding until its documentation is updated and approved, and prequalified status is reinstated.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application system:

All substantive questions must be submitted in writing or via email to:

Kristen M. Pergolino
Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention
New York State Department of Health
ESP, Corning Tower, Room 957
Albany, New York 12237-0092

Questions of a technical nature can be addressed in writing or via telephone by calling Joyce
Meadows at 518-474-2180.

Funding or Pin Number:

Request for Applications #18300; Grants Gateway ID: DOH01-LHOI20-2020

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