2024 Multicultural Outreach Mini-Grant Opportunity

Epilepsy News From: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Apply by January 22, 2024. See below for details on how to apply.

Epilepsy Foundation Multicultural Outreach Program Announces Funds for Social Determinants of Health Mini Grants

The Epilepsy Foundation Multicultural Outreach Program announces the availability of funds to award up to 10 Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) mini grants during fiscal year 2024. These grants help to address determinants of health that impact people living with epilepsy focused on addressing legal issues, discrimination, policing, and public safety.

Grant funds of $10,000 per applicant will be awarded to Epilepsy Foundation affiliates and epilepsy-related community-based organizations that are in collaboration with multi-sector agencies, such as public health associations, policing agencies, civic rights organizations, criminal justice groups, or area health education centers.

This is a limited competition application process that is funded through the cooperative agreement between the Epilepsy Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   
Multi-sector organizations and law enforcement agencies are eligible to apply but must be affiliated with Epilepsy Foundation affiliate, epilepsy-related agency or regional staff.  

If you need help making a connection to an epilepsy agency, please contact Thometta Cozart at [email protected]

Grant Purpose

Applicants will be required to propose training, marketing, awareness, linkage/referral and/or outreach activities with multi-sector organizations to achieve the following:

  • Increase awareness of epilepsy-disparities among diverse populations;
  • Increase epilepsy knowledge among social service and public health/ health education providers;
  • Increase local linkage and referral systems to identify more PWE from diverse populations; and 
  • Reduce unmet social needs of PWE related to reducing discrimination and stigma and/or improving interactions with the criminal justice and law enforcement workforces.

Letters of Interest Due January 22, 2024

Your LOI should be addressed to Thometta Cozart, Multicultural Outreach and Health Equity Director and emailed on Monday, January 22nd at 11:59 PM EST to Thometta Cozart ([email protected]). Letters will be reviewed on a rolling basis until final decisions are made regarding the Y3 SDOH mini grant funding.    
Please contact Thometta Cozart before the deadline if you have any questions. 

Here is a sample LOI for review and consideration.


There will be an Informational Session at 2 pm EST on Tuesday, January 9th via Zoom. This webinar will outline the grant details, letter of interest requirements, and provide an opportunity to address questions.

Please contact Thometta Cozart at [email protected] to be added to the calendar invitation for the Info Session. The session will be recorded for anyone who misses it and needs the recording link sent to them later.

Authored by

Thometta Cozart MS, MPH, CHES, CPH

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