Health Impact Project Grants
Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Multiple States to
Conduct Assessments that Lead to Improved Health Policies
Conduct Assessments that Lead to Improved Health Policies
Foundation / Corporation
Pew Charitable Trusts and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
09/15/17 8:00 PM ET
Large grants to USA nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal, and local agencies in multiple States to conduct assessments that lead to an improvement in health policy and decision-making. The two primary goals of these grants are to:
- Support the use of health impact assessment (HIA) to improve health where it is shaped—in families, neighborhoods, schools, and jobs; and
- Build the capacity of organizations to conduct HIA to bring both health evidence and community voice to decisions made in sectors outside of health care.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) is focused on addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to health, including education, employment, family and social support, and community safety. These factors can be affected by decisions in a range of sectors such as housing, transportation, criminal justice, community development, and others.
The CFP will support grants for health impact assessments that address health in one or more specific counties located in the following states (and listed below): Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.
Applicants may conduct an HIA on decisions at the local, regional, or state level but should articulate how the proposal will address health in one or more of the specified Counties listed below. Successful projects will use an HIA to inform decisions made outside of the traditional health and health care sectors.
Successful applications will:
- Articulate how addressing the social and economic factors through an HIA will help to decrease health disparities in one or more of the Places of Interest.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the political, legislative, social, cultural, and other contexts that will shape proposed work.
- Demonstrate capacity to successfully develop and lead a cross-sector collaboration.
- Outline an initial plan for meaningfully engaging a wide range of stakeholders—including community members, community-based organizations, private sector interests, policymakers, and other relevant decision-makers, agencies, and groups—in the Places of Interest through activities such as advisory or steering committees, meetings, etc.
- Outline a project that shares resources with and lifts up the voices of the community affected by the decision the HIA seeks to inform, especially communities that have been marginalized.
- If the applicant is not a community-based organization, include one or more letters of commitment from community-based organizations explaining the role of residents on the project and how the project will reflect the community’s priorities.
- Demonstrate previous experience engaging decision-makers around a change to a policy, program, plan, or project.
- Describe how conducting an HIA fits within the organization’s broader goals and mission, and demonstrate commitment and involvement from the applicant’s leadership throughout the grant period.
- Have a project team that includes at least one person with an understanding of public health, and preferably with experience working in determinants of health or at the intersection of health and another sector. For the purposes of this CFP, an understanding of public health is defined as someone who has experience using public health data and conducting literature reviews.
- Propose a budget that reflects activities described in the narrative responses and matches the goals and activities outlined in the CFP. For example, the proposed budget should reflect plans for meaningful community engagement. Especially if the applicant is not a community-based organization, include show how the budget will direct resources to the community affected by the issues you seek to address through this grant (e.g. through sub-agreements, incentives, compensation for participation in meetings, or other related activities).
The Health Impact Project aims to fund a portfolio with geographic diversity across proposals, but will rely first on the selection criteria above. Therefore, it is possible that it would fund multiple organizations in one state.
Awardees will receive tailored training and technical assistance throughout the grant period. This will most likely include an on-site HIA training for the grantee and its partners and stakeholders, followed by ongoing support through phone calls, e-mails, and feedback on draft
or interim work products.
This Call for Proposals will support at least four grants.
Up to $100,000
This Call for Proposals will support two-year grants.
- Grants awarded and projects start: January 2018.
- Grants conclude: Health impact assessment reports completed by June 2019.
- Applicants must be a tax-exempt organization, including educational institutions, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is not a private foundation or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organization; or a state, tribal, or local agency.
- Applicant organizations must be physically located in one of the eligible states at the time of application and be performing work in one or more of the Places of Interest. Eligibility of organizations registered as a nonprofit in another state will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
- Proposals from less populated or rural jurisdictions are encouraged as there is no minimum population size that must be served by the proposal.
Places of Interest:
- Alabama: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Escambia, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Monroe,
Perry, Sumter, Wilcox
- Arkansas: Chicot, Crittenden, Desha, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, St. Francis
- California: Colusa, Del Norte, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Tulare
- Florida: DeSoto, Franklin, Gadsden, Glades, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Jefferson, Madison, Okeechobee, Putnam,
- Georgia: Atkinson, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Burke, Calhoun, Candler, Clay, Clayton, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Elbert, Emanuel, Greene, Hancock, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Macon, Marion, McDuffie, McIntosh, Meriwether, Mitchell, Montgomery, Peach, Quitman, Randolph, Richmond, Screven, Seminole, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkes
- Kentucky: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Clinton, Elliott, Floyd, Fulton, Harlan, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Russell, Wolfe
- Louisiana: Avoyelles, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Carroll, Franklin, Iberville, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Red River, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, Washington, Webster, West Carroll
- Mississippi: Adams, Benton, Bolivar, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Kemper, Leflore, Marion, Marshall, Montgomery, Noxubee, Panola, Pike, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha, Yazoo
- New Mexico: Cibola, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Valencia
- North Carolina: Bladen, Edgecombe, Graham, Halifax, Northampton, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Vance, Wilson
- South Carolina: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Chester, Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Fairfield, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Williamsburg
- Tennessee: Campbell, Cocke, Grundy, Hancock, Hardeman, Haywood, Jackson, Lake, Lauderdale, Scott, Shelby
- Texas: Brooks, Hidalgo, Maverick, Sabine, San Augustine, Starr, Willacy, Zavala
- West Virginia: Boone, Clay, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Wyoming
Proposal Development Support and Workshops:
The Health Impact Project will host workshops in July and August 2017, which will be open to any interested participants. The workshop agendas may vary depending on the meeting length and participants’ interests, but generally will provide an overview of HIA, support applicants in developing proposals, and offer training, capacity building, and networking opportunities. Information on the timing and location of workshops will be available on the Foundation's website and through the Health Impact Project newsletter.
On July 18 there will be an HIA Workshop in West Virginia and on July 27, an Applicant Webinar will take place from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET.
Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Webinar Slides.
Click on the links in the Contact Information section to register for the Workshop and Webinar.
Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Call For Proposals and FAQs.
Online application system opens: July 2017.
Regional HIA workshops: July and August 2017.
Proposals due: To be submitted via the online application system by 8 p.m. ET, September 15, 2017.
Applicant site visits: October and November 2017.
Notification of award: December 2017.
Grants awarded and projects start: January 2018.
Grants conclude: Health impact assessment reports completed by June 2019. Monitoring and evaluation continue until the grant end date of December 2019.
How to Apply:
Please submit all materials by 8 p.m. ET September 15, 2017 through The Pew Charitable Trusts online application system. The system will open in early July; check the Health Impact Project’s Funding Opportunities page to stay informed.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Click here to register for the July 18 HIA Workshop: https://wvucommhealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8piPlqXobopfmTj
Click here to register for the Applicant Webinar on July 27 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET:
If you are unable to attend a workshop but would like to discuss the CFP with staff, please email: email@example.com.
For more information, contact CFP at the above email address or at 202-540-6012 with questions.
USA: Alabama: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Escambia, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Monroe, Perry, Sumter, Wilcox; Arkansas: Chicot, Crittenden, Desha, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, St. Francis ; California: Colusa, Del Norte, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Tulare; Florida: DeSoto, Franklin, Gadsden, Glades, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Jefferson, Madison, Okeechobee, Putnam, Suwannee ; Georgia: (See list of Georgia regions in Additional Eligibility Criteria section above.); Kentucky: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Clinton, Elliott, Floyd, Fulton, Harlan, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Russell, Wolfe; Louisiana: Avoyelles, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Carroll, Franklin, Iberville, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Red River, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, Washington, Webster, West Carrol; Mississippi: (See list of Mississippi regions in Additional Eligibility Criteria section above.); New Mexico: Cibola, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Valencia ; North Carolina: Bladen, Edgecombe, Graham, Halifax, Northampton, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Vance, Wilson ; South Carolina: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Chester, Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Fairfield, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Williamsburg ; Tennessee: Campbell, Cocke, Grundy, Hancock, Hardeman, Haywood, Jackson, Lake, Lauderdale, Scott, Shelby; Texas: Brooks, Hidalgo, Maverick, Sabine, San Augustine, Starr, Willacy, Zavala; West Virginia: Boone, Clay, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Wyoming
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