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Immigrant Population Health Disparity Interventions

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Immigrant Population Health Disparity Interventions


The Addressing Health Disparities among Immigrant Populations grant funds research that improves the health outcome among immigrant groups by targeting the complex causes or consequences of health disparities. This grant strongly encourages multi-level interventions (i.e., ranging from individuals to societies) in addressing immigrant health disparities. This grant allows eligible entities to fund approaches to health issues among immigrant populations that are tailored to the unique needs of their communities. If the research results indicate that these local approaches are successful, advocates can use the research to justify utilizing these approaches as non-carceral investment in safety and can use the research to convince their local and state governments that these particular interventions need funding.

Eligible Uses

R01 Research Projects

Grant Award

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIMHD will not consider applications above $500,000 direct costs annually


Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3)Status, For-Profit Organizations,  Local and State Governments including: 

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Special District Governments
Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
Territorial Governments 


There is no matching requirement. 

Due date

This grant has a rolling awards, but will close on January 8, 2023 and has been repeated previously.


Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health

Materials needed

SF424(R&R) Cover
SF424(R&R) Project/Performance Site Locations
SF424(R&R) Other Project Information
SF424(R&R) Senior/Key Person Profile

R&R or Modular Budget

R&R Subaward Budget

PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement
PHS 398 Research Plan

Resource Sharing Plan

Data Sharing Plan.

PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form or Delayed Onset Study record.

Delayed Onset Study
PHS Assignment Request Form

Application difficulty


Evidence on Investments in Health and Treatment

To implement community safety-focused programs, jurisdictions must have an adequate supply of peers and professionals who can provide voluntary, non-coercive services that support physical and mental health—and allow appropriate staffing for non-carceral crisis response and similar programs. Expanding access to basic health care has been found to reduce crime, as well as save money on legal system expenses. Research demonstrates that when the number of treatment facilities for substance use disorder increases, crime decreases in the same area. Expanded access to mental health treatment, and psychiatric treatment in particular, has been found to reduce violent crime. 

This effect is especially powerful when looking at youth. Increasing wraparound services in schools that treat physical and mental health in high risk areas have been shown to reduce juvenile arrests as well as child abuse cases. High quality afterschool programs that promote students’ health and development can reduce drug use and decrease arrests and other forms of criminal-legal involvement among children. Furthermore, early childhood intervention programs, as well as nutrition programs for newborns, are likely to reduce crime. Expanded access to mental health treatment, and to psychiatric treatment in particular, has also been found to reduce violent crime. 

Community safety cannot succeed without a robust, well-trained workforce of mental health and treatment professionals—not only because these services can reduce violence and harm, but also because physical and mental health are vitally important for safety itself. For too long, this country has taken a punishment and enforcement approach to how we address mental health, substance use, and related issues; the following investments, paired with further public health-centered policy changes, are a first step toward changing this paradigm. 

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Applicant FAQ page

Other Resources

Community Toolbox’s Applying For Grants Toolkit (Outline of process + example applications)


Q: What is community safety? 

A: We use the term “community safety” as well as “non-carceral safety” to indicate an approach to reducing violence and harm that invests in people over punishment. This can include unarmed civilian first responders and community violence prevention, but must also center preventative and root-caused focused solutions such as investments in schools, healthcare, and the environment. These solutions not only create holistic safety by improving well-being, they have been directly tied to reductions in violence. 

Q: How do the grants in the American Rescue Plan and other recent bills fit into this database? 

A: This database contains grants contained both in specific legislation (like the American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs act, and the Inflation Reduction act) but it focuses primarily on grants funded annually through the federal budget process. Please see our resources specifically on ARPA and IIJA for more information on funding opportunities in those bills. 

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