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National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program II

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

  Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.004
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Sponsor HHS Office of Minority Health
Deadlines Jul 26, 2012

For information related to administrative and budgetary requirements:
Mr. DeWayne Wynn
Grants Management Specialist
Phone: 240.453.8822

For questions related to the NUCA II Program or assistance in preparing a grant proposal:
Ms. Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, Director
Ms. Stacey Williams, Grants Coordinator
Phone: 240.453.8444
Email: or


The purpose of the National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement (NUCA) Program II is to further demonstrate that partnerships between Federal agencies and national organizations can efficiently and effectively:

  1. Improve access to care for targeted racial and ethnic minority populations;
  2. Address social determinants of health to achieve health equity for targeted minority populations through projects of national significance;
  3. Reduce youth violence (including gang violence) among targeted minority populations;
  4. Increase the diversity of the health related work force; and
  5. Increase the knowledge base and enhance data availability for health disparities and health equity activities.

Awards may be made in each of the following five categories:

  1. Access to care
  2. Achieving health equity by addressing the social determinants of health
  3. Youth violence (including gang violence)
  4. Workforce development
  5. Data collection, analysis, and evaluation on targeted racial and ethnic minority populations through increased knowledge base and enhanced data availability for health disparities and health equity activities.

Each applicant must propose to conduct a core project of national significance that addresses at least one, but no more than two, of the above five categories.


To qualify for funding, an applicant organization must be a private, nonprofit national minority-serving organization, with at least 5 years of experience working with targeted minority populations and have the capacity to address the issues within the category under which they are applying.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • Have the capacity to implement and manage multiple projects
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience in conducting programs of national significance related to at least one of the five categories
  • Have the ability to collaborate with Federal and non-Federal partners
  • Have the ability to work with multiple ethnic and racial populations
  • Have the capacity to collaborate with other organizations that represent targeted minority populations
  • Address at least one, but no more than two, of the five categories
Amount of

Estimated Total Funding: $3,500,000
Number of Awards: Up to 7 awards will be made with the intent of funding at least one applicant in each of the five categories.
Award Ceiling: $500,000 per budget year
Award Floor: $200,000 per budget year
Period of Performance: 3 years


Links to the application and a full announcement are available through

Tagged as African Americans, Health care quality, Minorities, Networking and collaboration, Workforce, Youth

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.

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Phone: 1-800-270-1898

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