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Closing the Gap Grant

Contact the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Minority girl visits doctor (didesign)The state-funded program, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities "Closing the Gap" (CTG) grant, section 381.7356, Florida Statutes, supports communities, faith-based, and other organizations to eliminate health disparities. CTG grants fund communities to work with partners to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations, eliminate barriers and achieve optimal health in Florida.

Current grant cycle awards will be announced by the begining of April 2021, and the grant cycle runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

For more details, read the latest Closing the Gap grant pdf:

 CTG RFA #20-005 

To be notified of future grants, please register to the following databases: 

How to apply - Any person, entity, or organization located in a Florida county may apply for a CTG grant and serve as the lead agency to administer and coordinate project activities within the counties and develop community partnerships necessary to implement the grant.