Announcement of Availability of Funds for the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Community-Centered Health Care and Prevention Project

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Announcement of Availability of Funds for the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Community-Centered Health Care and Prevention Project: The Office on Women's Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women's health activities across HHS offices and agencies, and leads HHS efforts to ensure that all women and girls achieve the best possible health.OWH has its central office located in Washington, D.C. and collaborates with ten Regional Women Health Coordinators across the country to help serve women and girls through regional, state, and local public health initiatives.

OWHs mission is to provide national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and model programs.

OWH goals are to achieve this mission by:

Informing and advancing policies
Educating the public
Educating professionals and
Supporting model programs

As a leader in women health, OWH supports the development of culturally-based, gender-sensitive programs to address health disparities. Women health concerns and issues are managed effectively with gender-sensitive approaches to outreach, social and cultural competency, appropriate referrals, education, and follow up.

OWH is interested in improving womens and girls health associated with FGC in the U.S.through optimal FGC-related health care for those who have experienced FGC and through primary prevention. The community support for and type of FGC performed depends upon cultural background and geographic location. Moreover, the prevalence of FGC in immigrant and refugee populations in the U.S.is unknown. FGC has detrimental short- and long-term health effects. Medical evidence shows that FGC is linked to urinary tract/bacterial infections, sexual dysfunction, pelvic inflammation, infertility, miscarriage, and even death.
Federal Grant Title: Announcement of Availability of Funds for the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Community-Centered Health Care and Prevention Project
Federal Agency Name: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: WH-AST-16-002
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.088
CFDA Descriptions: Advancing System Improvements for Key Issues in Women's Health
Current Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2016 No Explanation
Original Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2016 No Explanation
Posted Date: Jan 20, 2016
Creation Date: Jan 20, 2016
Archive Date: May 15, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $333,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
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