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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, School Districts, Tribes,
and IHEs to Improve the Behavioral Health of Black Youth

Demonstrating Effective Policies To Promote Black Youth Mental Health

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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06/22/22 6:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, school districts, faith-based organizations, tribal organizations, and IHEs for projects to improve the behavioral health of Black youth. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.

This notice solicits applications for projects from eligible public and non-profit entities to demonstrate the effectiveness of general health and wellness policies in improving Black youth mental health, including suicide prevention. For the purpose of this initiative Black youth is defined as children ages 10-17 years old, who are African American, or from the continent of Africa, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world with African ancestry who are living in the United States. 

The Demonstrating Effective Policies To Promote Black Youth Mental Health initiative is expected to identify and assess specific policy efforts shown to have meaningful impact on mental health for Black youth and generally relevant for the mental health for all youth.

For expectations for funded projects, see Page 10 of the RFP documents in Supporting Documents, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 202812

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $350,000

Term of Contract:

- Anticipated Start Date: September 15, 2022
- Estimated Period of Performance: Not to exceed 3 year(s)
- Anticipated Initial Budget Period Length: 12 months

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. 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. Community based organizations that are public or non-profit private entities are eligible to apply.

Examples of eligible organizations include:
• State Governments
• U.S. territories
• County Governments
• City or township governments
• Special district governments
• Independent school districts
• Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
• Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
• Public Housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
• Nonprofits having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
• Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
• Private nonprofit institutions of higher education

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical Assistance: Webinar, May 5, 2022 at 4:00 PM Eastern.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: June 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM Eastern.

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date.

For applications submitted prior to April 4, 2022, you are required to provide a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number when applying for Federal awards through It is a unique, nine-digit identification number, which provides unique identifiers of single business entities.

On April 4, 2022, the federal government will complete its transition from using the nine digit DUNS number as the official unique entity identifier to the twelve digit UEI(SAM) number. The UEI(SAM) will be required for submission of applications from that point forward.

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

If you have problems accessing the application or difficulty downloading, contact:
OASH Grants and Acquisitions Management Division
Phone: 240-453-8822

For information related to administrative and budgetary requirements, contact the HHS/OASH grants management specialist listed below.

Duane Barlow
Grants and Acquisitions Management
1101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-453-8822

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 or assistance on submitting your application electronically via, please contact directly. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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)

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