UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program
12/18/18 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants of $2,500 to Kentucky nonprofit organizations, community leaders, administrators, and directors to participate in a four-week leadership training program. The goal of the program is to enhance the skills of community leaders to enable them to more effectively use data to improve programs and services, reduce health disparities, and leverage other sources of funding to benefit the communities that they serve. The long-term goal is to improve community research capacity to address health disparities in communities, particularly in Appalachian Kentucky.
The program is designed to provide participants opportunities to:
- Participate in thought-provoking and interactive training activities.
- Improve their skills in grant writing, public speaking and presentations, finding and using data collected on local communities, creating databases, using a web-based data system, developing good surveys, making sure their programs are using techniques that work, and assessing whether programs are working (evaluation).
- Gain a broader perspective of community health issues.
- Address problems that affect the health of the community by implementing a project selected by the participant. A mentor will work in partnership with the CLIK participant.
- Improve their abilities to partner with community or academic organizations to improve health in the community.
- Network among community organizations in Kentucky, particularly Appalachian Kentucky.
- Enhance their leadership skills.
- Become highly motivated community leaders who are better prepared to participate in community research projects.
- Receive deserved recognition and prestige as a community leader making contributions to improve health in Kentucky, particularly Appalachian Kentucky.
To accomplish the goals of the Institute, the full participation of each individual selected is necessary. To successfully complete the Institute, participants must:
- Attend all training sessions and present their project during the graduation session. Those who miss any sessions will be asked to withdraw from the program and the grant will not be awarded.
- Develop and implement a project to ensure that there is a “real world deliverable” that builds organizational and community capacity. Participants will present their projects during the Annual UK CCTS Spring Conference 2020, in Lexington, KY, where they will also be recognized as graduates of the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky.
Priority will be given to leaders from Appalachian Counties in Kentucky. In addition, priority will be given to applicants who propose projects consistent with the UK CCTS Community Engagement Program’s areas of interest including:
- Cancer prevention (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation)
- Reducing obesity and sedentary lifestyle
- Chronic disease (diabetes, cardiovascular disease) prevention or management
- Substance abuse prevention and treatment.
GrantWatch ID#: 160479
There are up to 12 positions available for the 2019 class.
Community and organizational leaders, administrators, directors, and other key program staff should apply. The participant’s organization must have 501c3 status or a designated lead fiscal agency (health agency or non-profit) to receive and manage the grant award.
All applications must be received by December 18.
Training sessions will take place at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, in Hazard, KY. Following the training dates, mentoring and technical assistance will be available throughout the year as participants’ projects are implemented and training hours. Participants will be encouraged to work on their individual projects, network and meet with mentors during the breakfast and lunch sessions. Please review the list of tentative training dates to make certain that you can participate.
- RFA Release Date: November 12, 2018
- Applications due: December 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
- Applicants Notified: January 18, 2019
- Required Training Dates (tentative): March 18, March 19, March 26, April 1 and April 9, 2019
- Required Six-Month Project Update Meeting: Fall 2019 (date to be announced)
- Required Graduation Date: Spring 2020 (date to be announced)
Applications should be emailed to Beth Bowling, Rural Project Manager, or mailed to funding source.
Grantees will be required to complete the following paperwork:
- Invoice on agency/coalition letterhead for payment
- W-9 Tax Form on behalf of the agency
- A University of Kentucky Independent Contract (IC) Form
More information: https://www.ccts.uky.edu/about-ccts/community-engagement-and-research/community-leadership-institute-kentucky-clik
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please combine all materials into one PDF document and e-mail to Beth Bowling:
or send via US mail to:
Beth Bowling, RN
Rural Project Manager
UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701
(606)-439-3557 ext. 83545