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Grants to Georgia Nonprofits, Public Health Districts, and Quasi-
Governmental Agencies to Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases

Direct Services Grant Program

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Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Conf. Date:

06/15/22

Deadline Date:

07/22/22 3:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations, public health districts, nonprofit hospitals, and quasi-governmental agencies to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents. Funding is intended to support the prevention and management of chronic diseases with particular attention to traditionally marginalized populations.

The Foundation’s vision is health equity in Georgia – where all people attain their fullest potential for health and well-being and our mission is to enable, improve, and advance the health and wellbeing of all Georgians.

The purpose of the Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program is to promote health and well-being and to prevent and manage chronic diseases (asthma, cardiovascular disease and diabetes) across the lifespan of all Georgians with attention to traditionally marginalized communities. The Direct Services program aligns with Foundation’s Promoting Health and Preventing Disease impact area. 

The Foundation has selected three high-burden costly chronic diseases that have proven evidence-based interventions and will award grants to support evidence-based programs that address:

  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on heart disease and stroke
  • Diabetes

Proposals should focus on at least one of the identified chronic diseases, implement an effective intervention (evidence-based, promising approach or best practice) with demonstrated impact, and conduct an evaluation of the program. The selected project may need to be adapted to fit the target populations’ needs and culture.

The Foundation is seeking evidence-based, best practice, or programs/interventions that will make a lasting impact on the health of the defined target population. Projects that include solid methods for measuring change over time will have a competitive advantage over projects that have limited or sporadic contact with participants (e.g., health fairs, school presentations).

Direct Services can be described as the implementation of a program or service(s) carried out to improve health outcomes among marginalized populations and to ensure individuals have equitable access to high quality healthcare, resources, and community support in order to promote health and prevent and manage chronic diseases.

The 2022 Direct Services Grant Program supports new or existing evidence-based, promising approaches or best practice healthcare services or health promotion programs in both community and clinical settings. Expansion of existing healthcare services or health promotion programs based on effective interventions is also allowable. If requesting funds for a new program or expanding an existing program, the applicant must clearly demonstrate the ability to support and sustain the program beyond the requested funding from the Foundation.

For eligible expenditures, see https://www.healthcaregeorgia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-Direct-Services-NOFA-v5.pdf#page=16.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158291

Number of Grants:

The Foundation anticipates that approximately 10-12 grants will be awarded; however, the number and amount of grant awards will be based on the number of applications received and/or the availability of Foundation funds.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is 12 months. The grant period begins January 2, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Should Apply
• Nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit hospitals, which are exempt from Federal income tax under provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and defined as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a).
• Quasi-governmental agencies
• Public health districts (limit 1 application per public health district)
• Organizations located in Georgia with programs targeting Georgia residents.
• Previously funded organizations must be in good standing with the Foundation. Staff will determine whether previous grantees sufficiently complied with grantee requirements.
• Given the Foundation’s commitment to populations that have been traditionally marginalized, the Foundation encourages diversity, representation, and inclusivity in the boards, staff and individuals served by the organizations we fund. This principle is shaped by the conviction that all segments of society benefit from diversity and equal opportunity.

Not eligible for funding:
• Colleges/universities, for profit organizations and governmental agencies (excluding public health districts) are ineligible to apply as the lead applicant. This includes College/University Foundations, Institutes, academic centers, and other entities affiliated with a college/university and/or governmental agency.
• More than one application per organization or department.
• Active grantees with the Foundation, including EmpowerHealth capacity building and Maternal and Child Health Initiative grantees. If you are a current grantee and have a question about eligibility, please contact Samantha Beasley, Program Assistant.
• Funding that primarily supports client treatment/therapeutic regimens, pharmaceutical expenses, rehabilitation services, food distribution, transportation, housing, or occupational services.
• Feasibility studies or needs assessments
• Capital campaigns or renovations
• Purchases of large equipment (see equipment restrictions under What We Fund)
• Basic biomedical research
• Grants or scholarships to individuals
• Event sponsorships
• Existing deficits or retroactive funding
• Activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations

Pre-proposal Conference:

Healthcare Georgia Foundation will host a pre-application webinar on June 15, 2022 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM EST. The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to participate in this event. The webinar will provide further details about the requirements for the Direct Services Grant Program, address applicant questions, and review the online application. The webinar will be recorded and available on the Foundation’s website following the event.
Please use the link below to register for the pre-application webinar:
https://forms.gle/rKNq1ivoZvwWVMbt6

During the application period, evaluation support is available to applicants via the Foundation’s Evaluation Resource Center (ERC). Samantha Bourque Tucker, the Foundation’s Evaluation Manager, can provide assistance reviewing your outcomes and case statement required for the application. Although not due at the time of application submission, applicants can also receive support to develop the logic model and evaluation plan. Completing these documents may be helpful as you develop your application; therefore, the logic model and evaluation plan can be discussed during your pre-award coaching call if you choose. Click below to register for the Pre-Award Coaching Call.

The registration deadline is July 8, 2022, by 5:00 PM. Register for the Pre-Award Coaching Call at https://tinyurl.com/DSCoachingCall

Pre-Application Information:

Online applications for this grantmaking program are due by July 22, 2022, by 3:00 PM EST.

Direct Services Program Timeline:
- June 8, 2022 Online application launch for Direct Services Grant Program.
- June 15, 2022 2022 Direct Services Grant Program Pre-Application webinar at 10:00 AM EST.
- June 20 - July 20, 2022 Pre-award evaluation coaching calls for outcome and case statement technical assistance available through the Evaluation Resource Center. Schedule an appointment by July 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.
- July 22, 2022 Online application and required attachments due by 3:00 PM EST.
- July - October 2022 Internal and External Application Review
- December 7, 2022 Required Grantee Orientation at 10:00 AM EST.
- Mid-December, 2022 All applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s funding decision in writing.
- January 2, 2023 Grant period begins

The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to view the Direct Services Pre-Award On Demand Webinar. The on-demand webinar provides step-by-step instructions for completing the logic model and evaluation plan worksheets and developing SMART outcomes. While these documents are not required at the time of the application submission, they will be required for all grantees to complete post grant award. View webinar: https://www.healthtecdl.org/direct-services-pre-award-on-demand-evaluation-webinar/

Applicants are also encouraged to view a series of three (3) Public Health Evidence into Action webinars on finding, adapting and evaluating effective practices. The Foundation commissioned the webinars from the Emory Prevention Research Center for the purpose of encouraging applicants and grantees to implement effective interventions. These webinars may also be helpful with adapting existing programs into more effective interventions.
- Public Health Evidence into Action Session 1 of 3: How to Find Health Initiatives that Work – http://bit.ly/2rF4Mba
- Public Health Evidence Into Action Session 2 of 3: Balancing the Evidence with Your Community Needs – http://bit.ly/2s0cDRr
- Public Health Evidence into Action Session 3 of 3: Implementing and Evaluating with Quality and Fidelity- http://bit.ly/2qbcGbu

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://healthcaregeorgia.us-1.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

Foundation staff are working remotely, so the best way to communicate is via email.
General questions about the application and/or budget can be addressed to Samantha Beasley, Program Assistant, at sbeasley@healthcaregeorgia.org or Andrea Young Kellum, Senior Program Officer, at akellum@healthcaregeorgia.org.

Any questions about navigating the online application should be addressed to Javier Sanchez, Grants Manager, at jsanchez@healthcaregeorgia.org.

Questions about the case statement and developing SMART outcomes for your program, or the logic model and evaluation plan should be addressed to Samantha Bourque Tucker, Evaluation Manager, at stucker@healthcaregeorgia.org.

Questions about use of the Foundation’s communications guidelines should be addressed to Rachael Dempsey, Communications Manager, at rdempsey@healthcaregeorgia.org.

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