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Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK)

Opportunity for Kentucky Individuals Associated with
Nonprofits to Participate in a Training Program

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program

Deadline Date:

03/13/20 Receipt

Description:

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Opportunity for Kentucky individuals associated with nonprofit organizations to participate in a training program. The purpose of this program is to educate community leaders on how to effectively engage the public in an effort to mitigate health inequity and improve health services.

The Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) is a leadership development training program offered by the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program and the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health. The Institute is designed to enhance community research and capacity-building competencies in community leaders, directors, and administrators. The overall goal of the program is to assist community leaders associated with organizations that engage and empower communities to reduce health disparities, leverage funding, and learn how to use data to improve services and programs.

Training Sessions Include:

  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Accessing and Mining Public Datasets
  • Quality Improvement/Ensuring Evidence Based Practice
  • Survey Development
  • Assessing Community Health Needs
  • Program Evaluation/Data Analysis
  • Designing and Implementing a Solid Budget
  • Advanced Public Speaking

Each participant’s organization will receive a grant for their participation in this competitive program and completion of proposed project. Priority will be given to leaders from Appalachian counties in Kentucky (http://www.arc.gov/counties).  In addition, priority will be given to applicants who propose projects consistent with the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research 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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160479

Number of Grants:

Up to 10 positions available are for the 2020 class.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each participant’s organization will receive a $2,500 grant for their participation in this competitive program and completion of their proposed project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 reimbursement and manage the grant award.

Individuals currently employed by the University of Kentucky are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- RFA Release Date: February 11, 2020
- Applications due: March 13, 2020
- Applicants Notified: March 20, 2020
- Save the Required Training Dates: April 6, 7, 13, 14, 28 at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, Hazard, KY
- Save the Required Six-Month Project Update Meeting: Fall 2020 (date to be announced)
- Save the Required Graduation Date: Spring 2021 (date to be announced)

Program Requirements:
To accomplish the goals of the Institute, the full participation of each individual selected is necessary. To successfully complete the Institute, participants must:
1) 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.
2) Develop and implement a project to ensure that there is a “real world deliverable” that builds organizational and community capacity. Examples of projects and a budget are provided in the FAQ document.

Participants will present their projects during the Annual UK CCTS Spring Conference 2021, in Lexington, KY, where they will also be recognized as graduates of the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky.

Contact Information:

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

For questions regarding this training program, please contact Ashley Combs at ashleyncombs@uky.edu or (606)-439-3557 ext. 83449.

Send application by e-mail to ashleyncombs@uky.edu or send via US mail to the address below.
Ashley Combs
UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY

Kathryn Cardarelli, PhD
Director of the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK)
kathryn.cardarelli@uky.edu
(859) 257-2471

Beth Bowling, RN
Rural Project Manager, Community Engagement & Research
beth.bowling@uky.edu
(606) 439-3557 ext. 83545

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