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Grants to King County, Washington Nonprofits and
Agencies to Address Health Disparities for Underserved Groups

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Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority (PDA)

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Deadline Date:

03/21/18 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants to King County, Washington nonprofit, public, and governmental organizations to address health disparities for underserved communities in the Puget Sound region. LOIs are due January 18. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the February 12 pre-application webinar.

The focus of the funds is to maintain and/or expand current funded programs or develop new programs whose goals are to eliminate disparities in access to health resources and/or improve health outcomes for underserved communities/populations in King County.

The grantmaking mission of the Pacific Hospital PDA is to champion effective health care for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the greater Puget Sound area.

Pacific Hospital PDA accomplishes its grantmaking mission through these strategic goals:
-Access to health resources: Pacific Hospital PDA focuses its grantmaking on improving access to a broad range of health resources, not limited to medical care access alone.
-Improvement in health outcomes: Pacific Hospital PDA focuses on improving the capability of the healthcare system by supporting resources that link and coordinate health services for underserved communities/populations.

Funding Priorities:

The Pacific Hospital PDA has adopted the following funding priorities:
-Projects that address cultural, linguistic, economic, and other access barriers to successful utilization of medical and other services, including projects that improve health literacy among the populations to be served.
-Projects that focus on ensuring access for underserved eligible populations and communities to health resources and services.
-Projects that provide services and/or increase access to services among populations and communities who are not eligible to receive services under the Affordable Care Act.
-Projects that provide services that are not covered, in part or fully, under available insurance policies.

Although applications are not limited to the following focus areas, strong consideration will be given to projects that address one or more of the following:
-Provide health-related services and improve health access and outcomes for African-Americans
-Provide health-related services and improve health access and outcomes for geographically-underserved areas of King County, such as South King County and rural King County
-Provide health-related services and improve health access and outcomes for people experiencing homelessness and/or housing instability
-Incorporate advocacy efforts to implement institutional change related to health

Funding Principles:

Pacific Hospital PDA is responsible for ensuring that funding is allocated to organizations that adhere to the Pacific Hospital PDA’s mission and goals. To that end, projects funded under this application must adhere to the following fundamental Pacific Hospital PDA principles:
-Address the needs of underserved populations;
-Actively address the issues of systemic structural and institutional racism that negatively impact healthcare delivery and outcomes;
-Ensure access to existing and emerging health care resources for persons who might otherwise not be served by the health care system;
-Partner and collaborate with other organizations seeking to address similar health disparities; and
-Document outcomes to assess the effect of project resources in a manner that is measurable and feasible within the context of the grant.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151632

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award amounts will range from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $200,000. Organizations that are interested in applying for funds below $30,000 should consider applying for the Pacific Hospital PDA Nimble Fund.

Term of Contract:

This application is for one-year funding for the budget period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

The funding period for this award begins on July 1, 2018. If you plan to start your project later in the contract year, please state this in your Letter of Intent and application. If you anticipate that your project will begin later in the year, your budget should reflect that project timeline (e.g., a September 2018 start date would represent a 10-month timeline). If your project extends beyond June 30, 2019 (the end of the grant contract period with Pacific Hospital PDA) the application and budget you provide should only refer to the Pacific Hospital PDA funding cycle.

Based on project and budgetary performance, Pacific Hospital PDA may renew, fully or in part, project awards for the 2019 grant period (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). Any contract extension shall be at the sole discretion of the Pacific Hospital PDA based on a renewal grant process. Pacific Hospital PDA will only fund a particular program for a maximum of three consecutive years through the Major Grant Program.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit, governmental, and public organizations may apply. Agencies that do not currently have nonprofit status may apply for funds through a fiscal sponsor. Should the grant be funded, the sponsor organization will be the contracted grantee and the contract will specify the project to be performed by the sponsored organization.

Funding is focused on access to services, service delivery, and advocacy to improve health-related access and outcomes. Infrastructure and capacity development related to provision of services will also be considered if consistent with the Pacific Hospital PDA’s stated strategic goals.

This funding prioritizes (1) development of new projects or (2) maintenance or expansion of existing projects to meet the Pacific Hospital PDA’s goals. Expansion projects refers to existing programs that seek to significantly increase their client base or projects that are currently provided at one site and are being proposed at an additional site. Continuation projects will be considered if they are responsive to the funding priorities stated above and demonstrate prior success. Pacific Hospital PDA will consider funding projects for which other funding sources have been discontinued. Continuation projects include those proposed to continue at their current service levels that are seeking funds to offset the loss of existing funds or the end of another funding stream.

Funding under this application is reserved for services located in King County. There is no geographic restriction on the residence of clients served or advocacy efforts provided under these funds, as long as the program can demonstrate that the use of the funds will address disparities in health care access and outcomes among residents of the Puget Sound region (King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties).

Organizations may not receive two Pacific Hospital PDA grants in the same year for the same project. If a program is currently funded under the Pacific Hospital PDA’s Nimble Fund grant process, these funds may not be used to augment that funding. However, the agency is allowed to request Major Grant funds for a different project or for a project that received a Nimble Fund award in the past as long as the period covered by that funding ends by the new contract period.

If an organization received a major grant from Pacific Hospital PDA in 2017 and would like to apply for renewal funding for that program, you must do so through the separate renewal funding process.

If an agency with which you propose to subcontract is applying for a separate program, Pacific Hospital PDA will accept both proposals. If both agencies are applying for the same project, we suggest that you work together to submit one Letter of Intent and one application (if invited).

Pacific Hospital PDA does not fund capital projects. However, this program will consider smaller, necessary capital items (i.e. computer equipment) as part of a larger project budget on a case-by-case basis.

Pacific Hospital PDA funds cannot be used for lobbying.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pacific Hospital PDA will sponsor a comprehensive Pre-Proposal Webinar in which technical assistance will be offered to applicants to help in understanding and completing the application. Only applicants who have submitted an LOI and been invited to submit full applications will be invited to attend.

The webinar is scheduled for February 12, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Access the webinar by RSVPing to the email address listed below.

This webinar will: 1) present the philosophy, purpose, and activities of the Pacific Hospital PDA, 2) describe the application process, 3) review the online application forms, and 4) answer applicants’ questions.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.

Pre-Application Information:

If your agency received funding from Pacific Hospital PDA during the 2017 Major Grant Process, you are eligible for renewal funding through our separate 2018 Renewal Grant process.

Should additional funding become available, Pacific Hospital PDA may allocate these funds to a currently funded project, conduct a separate application process for all or part of these funds, or use the funds for other purposes consistent with Pacific Hospital PDA policies. The process for renewal funding applications and/or a separate application process for grant year 2019 will be announced in early 2019.

Interested applicants are required to submit mandatory Letters of Intent by January 18, 2018 (Noon, 12:00 PM).

Based on the information provided in the accepted Letters of Intent, the Pacific Hospital PDA will determine which projects will be invited to submit full applications.

Only applicants who submit a Letter of Intent and receive invitations to apply are permitted to submit full applications.

Following the Governing Council’s approval, agencies will be notified via email if their grant has been approved or denied on May 11, 2018. Approved proposals may be either fully or partially funded.

Major Grant Process Timeline
-Mandatory Letters of Intent due to PHPDA: January 18, 2018 (at 12:00 PM noon)
-PHPDA sends invitations to submit full proposals: February 8, 2018
-Pre-proposal Conference Webinar: February 12, 2018 (2:00 - 4:00pm)
-Last day to request additional application guidance: March 16, 2018
-Applications Due to PHPDA: March 21, 2018 (at 12:00 PM noon)
-PHPDA sends notification of award to applicants: May 11, 2018
-Revised budgets and scopes of work submitted to PHPDA by successful applicants: June 1, 2018 (Fifteen (15) business days after receipt of Award Letters)
-PHPDA staff meet with successful applicants to finalize contracts and review contractual requirements: June 4 – 29, 2018
-Earliest Contract Period Begins: July 1, 2018
-Latest Contract Period Ends: June 30, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Mail Address:
1200 12th Ave. S, Quarters 2
Seattle, WA 98144

1147 14th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98144

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County