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Grants to USA Tribes, Agencies, Nonprofits, and IHEs for Initiatives to Improve Maternal Health in BIPOC Communities

Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Office of Minority Health (OMH)
CFDA Number: 93.137
Funding or PIN Number: MP-CPI-23-004
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/18/23 6:00 PM Eastern Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories Tribes, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and IHEs for initiatives to improve maternal health in BIPOC communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to support projects that will help develop innovative models for integrating community-based maternal support services into perinatal systems of care.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration projects, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches. OMH intends projects funded under the Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative (COPHI) to develop innovative models for integrating community-based maternal support services (COMSS) into perinatal systems of care.

COMSS are social and supportive services that address social determinants of health (SDOH), such as health literacy; pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting education; cultural and linguistic diversity; exposure to trauma, housing; food; and transportation. These services are provided during pregnancy, labor and delivery and after delivery by trained individuals, such as doulas and community health workers. Integrating COMSS into perinatal systems of care will ultimately improve pregnant and post-partum people's health outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. 

OMH expects recipients of awards under this initiative to develop a demonstration project that includes public, private, and community partnerships that will:

  • Develop and implement the COMMS integration model.
  • Establish a Collaborative Partnership to Support Integration of COMSS.
  • Integrate Healthy People 2030 and other measures into the development of the COMSS Integration model.
  • Implement a process and outcomes evaluation.
  • Identify, utilize, and disseminate best practices.
  • Develop a disparity impact statement.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any public or private nonprofit entity located in a State (which includes one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands) is eligible to apply for an award under this announcement.

Private non-profit institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.

Faith-based organizations and American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations that are public or non-profit private entities are eligible to apply.

Public or non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) are eligible to apply.

Pre-Proposal Conference
A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on June 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Register in advance for this webinar at

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: 07/18/2023 by 6:00 PM Eastern.

You are not required to provide cost sharing or matching in your proposed budget.

Your organization must register online in the System for Award Management (SAM). will reject submissions from applicants with nonexistent or expired SAM Registrations. You will find instructions on the Grants.Gov web site as part of the organization registration process at

To register your organization, you will need a unique entity identifier (UEI). On April 4, 2022, the federal government completed its transition to the twelve-digit UEI(SAM) number as the required UEI for registration in

You may begin the registration process, including receiving your UEI (SAM) at An Entity Registration Checklist is available at You may register in SAM as either an entity applying for Federal Assistance Awards Only (e.g., grants and cooperative agreements) or All Awards (including procurement awards).

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Watch the technical assistance webinar recording for interested applicants:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Up to 10

Estimated Size of Grant
Ranging from $975,000 to $1,250,000 annually

Term of Contract
Project period of up to four years with the possibility of an optional competitive fifth year for transition to sustainability.

Contact Information
For information on program requirements, please contact the program office representative listed below.
Paul Rodriguez
101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8208

For information related to administrative and budgetary requirements, contact the HHS/OASH grants management specialist listed below.
Duane Barlow
OASH Grants and Acquisitions Management
1101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8822

For information or assistance on submitting your application electronically via, please contact directly. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
GRANTS.GOV Applicant Support
Phone: 1-800-518-4726

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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