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Funding Opportunity: CMS Office of Minority Health

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Funding opportunity now available! Up to 5 grantee awards totaling $1,275,000 for health equity research

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health’s (CMS OMH) Minority Research Grant Program (MRGP) is proud to release a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for researchers at minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

With this grant, you will partner with CMS OMH to grow your research credentials, increase public knowledge of health equity, and join the ranks of other published MRGP awardees.

The funding opportunity supports health equity researchers at MSIs, who are investigating or addressing health care disparities affecting people from all minority populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (+) community; people with disabilities; individuals with limited English proficiency, people who live in areas; and people otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. CMS will award up to 5 grants, totaling up to $1,275,000.

Eligible MSIs include:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs),
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHSIs), and
  • Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)

Review the notice of funding opportunity CMS-1W1-24-001. The deadline to submit applications is June 3, 2024.

Visit go.cms.gov/minorityresearch, watch the MRGP overview video, or email OMHGrants@cms.hhs.gov for more information.

Stay Tuned! CMS OMH will host two MRGP webinars on Monday 4/22 and Monday 4/29. Each webinar will review the grant, the funding opportunity, and offer information, resources, and tips for people at minority-serving institutions who are interested in applying for the Minority Research Grant Program. More information about the webinars is forthcoming.


June 3
8:00 am - 5:00 pm