2020 Minority Outreach Mini-Grant Opportunity

Diverse Group of Adults

Apply by July 10, 2020

Epilepsy News From:

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Epilepsy Foundation Enhancing Outreach to Minority Communities Initiative announces the availability of funds to award up to 10 mini grants during fiscal year 2020-2021 to support epilepsy awareness projects focusing on health education in minority communities.

Grant funds of $10,000 per applicant will be awarded to local Epilepsy Foundations, State Offices of Minority Health (SOMHs), and/or their community and faith-based partners. 

This is a limited competition application process that is part of Foundation’s National Epilepsy Education and Awareness Collaborative (NEEAC) funded through the cooperative agreement between the Epilepsy Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adult and Community Health.

Grant Purpose

Based on estimates from the CDC 2017 MMWR Report and 2018 Census Data of the 3.4 million Americans living with active epilepsy, nearly a third are African Americans and Hispanics. Racial and ethnic minorities are just over 40% of people living with active epilepsy in America.

The Epilepsy Foundation wants to increase the community and clinical linkages between minority populations impacted by epilepsy and existing epilepsy resources, including self-management programs. The purpose of the Minority Outreach Mini-Grantee Program is to promote effective and impactful engagement with minority and racial and ethnic populations to increase awareness of epilepsy education and resources and link more diverse individuals living with epilepsy to care.

Application Due July 10, 2020

The mini-grant application is due to Thometta Cozart no later than Friday, July 10, 2020, via email to tcozart@efa.org. If you have questions regarding the packet, please contact Multicultural Outreach Director Thometta Cozart MS, MPH, CHES, CPH at tcozart@efa.org.

Authored by: Thometta Cozart MS, MPH, CHES, CPH on 6/2020
Reviewed by: Liz Dueweke MPH on 6/2020

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