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Community Health Matching Program Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits for the Research,
Development, and Evaluation of Health Care Issues

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Foundation

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Grants of up to $25,000 per year to Michigan nonprofits for the research, development, and evaluation of new efforts to address health care issues.

Applications are reviewed by the following criteria:
- Project sustainability
- Potential for replication
- Significance and risk-level of the target population
- Level of impact on Michigan health and health care

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155900

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000 per year

Term of Contract:

The award offers up to $25,000 per year for two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
Applicants must be nonprofit organizations based in Michigan.

Ineligible Applicants:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees and their immediate family members are ineligible. Employees of any BCBSM affiliate and their immediate family members also are ineligible.

Ineligible Expenses:

- Administrative costs are not covered.
- The Foundation does not pay for indirect costs with the exception of limited fringe benefits.
-The following are not supported by this funding program: computer equipment, including hardware and software, unless they are directly related to the aim of the proposed project.
- Other costs that are ineligible include capital expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted at any time. However, applications are reviewed three times per year at the Foundation board meetings.

Application Deadline Guidelines:
January 5, 2018 - Review Date - April 18, 2018
April 6, 2018 - Review Date - July 18, 2018
August 3, 2018 - Review Date - November 14, 2018

Applicants are encouraged to submit a Concept Form for feedback before submitting a full proposal.

Matching funds are required based on the size of the organization’s budget as well as the percent of Medicaid and uninsured patients served. Potential grantees should review the Matching Evaluation to know what to expect for the evaluation of your grant. See Supporting Documents.

BCBSM will email applicants a funding decision within 10 business days of their board meetings.

Contact Information:

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

Submit Consult Form, Completed Application. and Terms and Conditions to:
Nora Maloy DrPH, Director of Programs

BCBSM Foundation
Mail Code X520
600 E. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226-2998
Fax: 1-866-269-2701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan