In 2010, the Wyoming Office of Multicultural Health (WOMH) was awarded the State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health (SPG) from the federal Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the grant is to increase the effectiveness of strategic partnerships to improve the health status of minority populations and eliminate disparities for a variety of conditions. The WOMH selected three key focus areas related to the following Healthy People 2020 topics and objectives: Access to Health Services, Nutrition and Weight Status, and Physical Activity. The intent of the SPG mini-grant program is to provide community agencies the resources to work on local, county, and statewide projects to improve health infrastructure and build capacity to meet the above goals. Developing initiatives on a local basis allows each community to select projects that will work to address the issues identified above, while adapting to the challenges posed by the individual economic, geographic, and cultural differences of each community.
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education;
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized);
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments);
Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and
Non-profits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
Application Period: September 1, 2012 - December 3, 2012
Application Deadline: December 3, 2012
Funding Amounts: $100.00 - $1,450.00
Grant Year: September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013
Please Note: If the project requires funding beyond $1,450.00, please contact the WOMH to discuss additional partnership opportunities.
Please contact Brittany Wardle, Project Coordinator, for questions or assistance with the mini-grant application process.