The District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) supports public health initiatives and health services with local, private (donations) and federal funds. DC Health is awarded an average of $120 million annually in federal funding. These funds address priority public health and service needs of District of Columbia residents.
Through grant awards, DC Health has partnerships with federal agencies, private grantors or donors, other DC government agencies, as well as community partners who receive grant awards from DC Health. The funds are used to manage and deliver public health initiatives for residents in need of such services as immunization, prenatal care, HIV testing and referral services, substance abuse prevention and recovery services, and occupational injury surveillance. Funds also support public health emergency preparedness services and food safety programs for all residents and guests of the District.
DC Health’s largest grant awards come from federal agencies like the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Department of Agriculture. DC Health applies for funding and accepts these funds through grant agreements. DC Health also accepts responsibility to comply with all Federal and local DC Government laws, regulations, and mandates for receiving funds, spending them appropriately and adhering to standards for delivering services. DC Health creates policies and procedures to ensure these funds are utilized according to approved plans, monitored by responsible DC Health personnel and made available to community partners in a process that is open, fair and competitive. We emphasize accountability, best practices and performance.
DC Health Grants Management
The Office of Grants Management & Resource Development (OGM) is available at (202) 442-9237.
The DC Health Office of Grants Management is located within the Department’s Office of the Director. OGM is the central oversight and processing unit for DC Health’s grant programs.
DC Health Administrations
The OGM works closely with subject matter experts in units within DC Health called Administrations. Administration grant teams are responsible for developing program priorities, applications for funding, and for monitoring grant funds.