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Minority Health and Health Disparities Research - #93.307

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(1) Centers of Excellence (COE) grants: total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $271,554 to $1,639,379; average $1,216,302. (2) Endowment grants: total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $312,500 to $5,000,000; average $3,005,309. (3) HDR Loan Repayment Program contracts: total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $1,979 to $103,138; average $44,693. (4) ECR Loan Repayment Program contracts: total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $7,036 to $103,138; average $52,137. (5) Research Infrastructure in Minority Institution grants (RIMI): total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $22,929 to $1,010,845; average $765,857. (6) Minority Health and Health Disparities Research International Research Training (MHIRT) grants: total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $39,744 to $242,920; average $188,072. (7) Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) grants: total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $63,517 to $748,692; average $529,628. (8) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and (9) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant Application: Typically, Phase I awards normally may not exceed $100,000 total (direct costs, indirect costs and profit/fee) and Phase II awards normally may not exceed $750,000. However, these award levels for time and amounts are statutory guidelines, not ceilings. (10) Research Project Grants (RPG): total awards made by the NCMHD ranged from $247,979 to $450,624; average $364,622.

All awards have a project period of one to five years. Non-competitive grant awards in successive years (year 2 up to year 5) are awarded based on the applicant's annual performance and the availability of funds. Endowment Grants: Awards have a project period of one to three years. Non-competitive years (year 2 up to year 3) are awarded based on the applicant's annual performance and the availability of funds. The project period for these awards are directly linked to the amount of time remaining on the applicant's HRSA Centers of Excellence project period. Health Disparities Loan Repayment and Disadvantaged Individuals Loan Repayment contracts: An initial contract provides assistance for a two-year period, and a renewal contract provides assistance for an additional one- or two-year period. SBIR grants: Generally, Phase I awards are for six months, and Phase II awards are for two years. STTR grants: Generally, Phase I awards are for one year, and Phase II awards are for two years. All funds for any award must be obligated within five years from the date of the award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See above for information about each program.

Renewal of grant awards beyond the initial project period of support is contingent upon successful competition by the applicant and upon the appropriation of funds for this purpose. Health Disparities Loan Repayment and Disadvantaged Individuals Loan Repayment contracts: Prior to the expiration of a participant's current award, the participant may apply for a one- or two-year extension provided the participant continues to engage in qualified minority health or other health disparities research and has outstanding repayable debt remaining. Health Disparities Loan Repayment and Disadvantaged Individuals Loan Repayment contracts renewal applications are reviewed and selected for funding on a competitive basis.

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