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Infant Mortality Reduction Grants to OEI Communities
A state’s infant mortality rate is widely considered to be its most important marker of health status. Ohio Medicaid is continuing its commitment to improving the health of pregnant and postpartum women by focusing on reducing racial disparities and improving outcomes for moms who have substance use disorders and their infants.
Infant Mortality Reduction Grants to OEI Communities

As part of Ohio Medicaid’s continuing commitment to improve the health of pregnant and postpartum women and their babies, ODM and its Managed Care Organizations are offering a two-year grant opportunity to reduce infant mortality and its racial disparity in Ohio’s ten Ohio Equity Institute (OEI) counties: Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Montgomery, Stark, and Summit. The grant application and implementation timeline for State Fiscal Years 2023-2024 is outlined below.

Funding Announcement

Request for Applications

OEI-RFA Section C Detailed Budget Spreadsheet (to be submitted with the RFA proposal)

Webinar PowerPoint


RFA Dates RFA Key Events
January 10, 2022 Request for applications (RFA) released
January 14, 2022 Webinar for potential applicants - click HERE to register
January 18, 2022 Deadline for written questions-- submit to infantmortality@medicaid.ohio.gov
January 27, 2022 Question and answer document 
January 24-28, 2022 Optional individual county TA sessions
February 25, 2022 Applications due by 5:00 EDT to infantmortality@medicaid.ohio.gov
March 11, 2022 Notice of awards
July 1, 2022 Project start date
June 30, 2024 Project end date