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February 27, 2008

Dianna Seiffert, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-1695,


DHHS Office of Minority Health & Health Equity to Award up to 33 Mini-Grants

Lincoln— The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and Health Equity announces the availability of mini-grant funding. Up to 33 mini-grants will be awarded in the amount of $500, to support projects that target racial ethnic minority populations, refugees, newly-arrived immigrants, and Native Americans. Projects need to address the health of these populations and ways to improve it.

"Addressing health disparities is a priority we have for the Division of Public Health," said Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer. "Targeting this grant money to people who need it most could really make a difference in the health and wellness of Nebraskans."

Applicants must be Nebraska community-based or faith-based organizations and in operation for at least one year. Local health departments are not eligible to apply. Applications are due on the first of the month for projects beginning at least 30 days later. All projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2008. The mini-grants are subject to the availability of federal funds.

Application forms are available from the Nebraska Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, 402-471-0152. Forms are also available online at: