First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building
11000 Cedar Avenue - 4th Floor Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone 216-368-4837
Home Solutions ODM Application

Ohio Department of Medicaid Grant Opportunity

Funding for Coordinated Community Approaches to Target the Disparity in the African American Infant Mortality Rate in Nine Specific Ohio Counties

Award #4 — Jan. 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021


Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, August 30, 2019.
No applications will be considered after that date and time.


On behalf of the overall community, First Year Cleveland (FYC) will be the primary applicant to this grant opportunity, in partnership with Birthing Beautiful Communities, in order to secure $4.8 million, aggregately the same funding amount as Round #3 ODM funding, for local Cuyahoga County programs critical to reducing African American infant deaths. Birthing Beautiful Communities is playing a key role in lending their racial equity expertise in maternal and child health outcomes to ensure Cuyahoga County’s Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Healthy Moms and Babies proposal has a strong, effective racial equity framework. This partnership serves to accelerate our community’s capacity to significantly reduce African American infant deaths and improve birth outcomes.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to reduce disparities in health care and improve birth outcomes among the African American Medicaid population by implementing the most effective interventions to serve the unique needs of African American Medicaid consumers. First Year Cleveland is accepting applications from organizations interested in being a Partnering Agency as part of this coordinated approach.

Please review the Grant Introduction carefully to determine if your proposed funded program is eligible for this ODM application. Each proposed funded program will require a separate application submission, and only Cuyahoga County programs that have a focus of reducing African American infant deaths and improving African American birth outcomes through evidence-based interventions or community-based interventions should apply.

Review the following Grant Introduction and complete the budget and application which corresponds to proposed program: 

Grant Introduction (contains important instructions)

Application for Community-Based Interventions (programs which improve service delivery for African American expectant parents, maternal education and/or health outcomes) 

Application for Evidence-Based Interventions (e.g., CenteringPregnancy®, home visiting or community health workers)

Proposed Program Budget 2020-2021 (contains TWO tabs which must be completed)

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