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Community Health Change Grants - Planning and Implementation Grants

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies for
Community Health Projects in the Greater Brockton Area

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Brockton Health Alliance (GBHA)

LOI Date:

05/26/17

Deadline Date:

06/30/17 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Massachusetts nonprofits and agencies for collaborative health projects that benefit the community in the Greater Brockton area. A letter of intent is due May 26, 2017. The four program priorities are substance abuse, asthma, nutrition and fitness, and oral health.

Planning grants are intended for organizations and groups that need additional time and support to develop a collaborative community change project that will address one of the GBHA Health Priorities for Action. Successful planning grantees will be eligible to apply for implementation grants in the future. Proposal budgets may be up to $15,000.

Implementation grants are intended for organizations and groups with current collaborative partnerships that are ready to implement a policy, systems, or environmental change strategy. Proposal budgets may be up to $50,000. Applicants may propose a timeline of up to two years (with a maximum total budget of $50,000).

Grants will be scored against the following criteria:
- The proposal demonstrates an understanding an application of the principles of sustainable change as described in the RFR.
- The proposal includes a wide range of collaborators consistent with the proposed initiative.
- The applicant has demonstrated experience in planning or implementation of policy, systems change and/or environmental strategies
- The proposed initiative clearly addresses one or more of the Health Priorities for Action
- The proposal documents and describes the need to address the problem(s) for which funding is requested.
- The budget is adequate and reasonable for the proposed initiative. The applicant has identified appropriate and necessary in-kind services in support of the initiative

The Greater Brockton Health Alliance represents the communities of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Holbrook, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139927

Estimated Size of Grant:

Planning grants: Up to $15,000
Implementation grants: Up to $50,000

Term of Contract:

Planning grants: One year
Implementation grants: 1-2 years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The lead agency, organization, or fiscal sponsors applying to receive the funding must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or part of the municipality (local government).

A lead agency, organization or fiscal sponsor may only receive one sustainable change grant (planning or implementation) per fiscal year.

The Greater Brockton Health Alliance represents the communities of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Holbrook, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.

A representative from the grant recipient organization, as well as collaborators, are encouraged to become members of the Greater Brockton CHNA 22 and attend a minimum of four general meetings during the year of funding.

Budgets may NOT contain:
- Funding of routine, existing operating expenses unrelated to the initiative
- Funding of routine, existing salaries unrelated to the initiative
- Funding of capital expenditures unrelated to the initiative
- Funding of existing initiatives, unless application demonstrates evidence of how existing programs demonstrate the principles of “sustainable change”
- Funding for candidates seeking public office

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must select ONE type of grant (planning or implementation) and submit only ONE application in this grant cycle. Please be sure to use the appropriate set of application questions.

Planning Grants Timeline:
Letter of Intent (required): May 26th, 2017 by 4:00 PM
Grant Application Deadline: June 30th, 2017 by 4:00 PM
Grant Award Notification: September 1st, 2017 by 4:00 PM

Implementation Grants Timeline:
Letter of Intent (required): May 26th, 2017 by 4:00 PM
Grant Application Deadline: June 30th, 2017 by 4:00 PM
Grant Award Notification: September 1st, 2017 by 4:00 PM

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jessica Fraine, Coordinator
chna22@gmail.com
781-344-8882

Greater Brockton Health Alliance
c/o Stoughton Youth Commission
PO Box 582, Stoughton, MA 02072

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