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DHPE Announces Lupus Education Mini-Grants RFP

Monday, October 19, 2015   (0 Comments)
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The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) announces the availability of funds up to $105,000.00 for community-level mini-grants during fiscal grant 2015-2016 to support lupus awareness projects focusing on patient and public education. Grant funds will not exceed $15,000.00 per applicant agency for at least seven (7) funded grants.

Funding priority will be given to areas demonstrating greatest need for lupus programming, such as providing lupus health education to the public and/or persons, especially women of color with lupus and their caregivers and families. This is a competitive-bid process that is part of DHPE’s LEAP: Lupus Education & Awareness for Patients, Professionals & Providers Program. The DHPE LEAP Program is funded through the National Health Education Lupus Program of the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.

DHPE is seeking the assistance of state-level Offices of Minority Health (OMH) to promote this opportunity to community-based organizations with the capacity to successfully complete a six-month lupus awareness campaign. Attached to this email is the Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detailed submission guidance and criteria for funding. The RFP guidelines and criteria is 10 pages and the application is only two pages with an Action Plan. Applicants are required to submit a budget, a statement of support from state OMH and proof of 501c(3) with the application.

Community-based organizations and faith-based groups in existence for at least three years, along with state and local health departments, are encouraged to apply for this public health education and awareness opportunity. Feel free to pass this opportunity on to others.

We strongly encourage you to thoroughly read the guidelines and application. A webinar explaining the DHPE LEAP Project and the mini-grant program will be held at 3:00 pm EST on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 for potential applicants. Here is the link to register for the webinar:

The mini-grant application is due to DHPE no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015 via email to If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Project Director Dr. Steve Owens at or 202-659-2269.

RFP Guidelines and Application:


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