Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance (MOTA)

MOTA Summary

The Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance (MOTA) program, MHHD’s legacy program, was initially born in 2001 from the Cigarette restitution program to ensure participation in the state's Tobacco and Cancer Community Health Coalition.  MOTA has grown to be a chronic disease program providing prevention, education, outreach, and linkage to care services.

In recent years, the MOTA program has provided funding to organizations providing preventative programming utilizing community engagement, partnerships, outreach, technical assistance, and ongoing intervention with individuals with need. The health focus areas for FY 2025 are listed below:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes/Prediabetes
  • Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes
  • Mental Health
MHHD will monitor the organization's activities through narrative reports and performance measures and data collection throughout the course of funding.

Application information:

MHHD is currently accepting applications for a competitive grant cycle. Please see the request for applications (RFA) for more information and application instructions. 

FY 2025 RFA: ​MOTA FY ​​2025 RFA​

Deadline: May 20th, 2:00pm​

RFA 2024 (Continuation, deadline passed)

RFA 2023 (Competitive, deadline passed)

Competitive RFA is open to all. Once selected for funding grantees will be considered for funding into the next fiscal year based on performance, these RFA’s are called continuation RFA’s.

Have questions about the RFA process? Please reach out to the following email address (mdh.healthdisparitiesRFAapplications@maryland.gov). We request all questions be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to the RFA deadline.