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Grants to USA and Canada Pediatricians and Fellowship Trainees for Community-Based Health Initiatives

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Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants

American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP CATCH Program, and the Roots and Wings Foundation


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #168065

Grant Description

Grants of $10,000 to USA and Canada pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and fellowship trainees for community-based health initiatives. Eligible projects focus on a broad-based approach to increasing healthcare access for children. Funding is intended for the initial planning or implementation of projects.

CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants support innovative community-based child health initiatives, which include the following components: 

  • Is led by a pediatrician or pediatric resident. 
  • Focuses on building strong community partnerships. 
  • Serves those who are underserved/experience health disparities. 
  • Provides access to services that lead to optimal child health and well-being. 
  • Has measurable outcomes. 
  • Plans for sustainability. 

Planning Grant Priorities

Planning activities should lead to a program that will:

  • Demonstrate creativity or innovation in the designated community.
  • Predominantly serve a population of children with unmet health needs or with demonstrated health disparities.
  • Aim to develop strong, broad-based community partnerships.
  • Assess children’s health or well-being and/or increase access to needed health services not otherwise available.
  • Be led by a pediatrician who plays a significant role in the project.
  • Address an important need and likely achieve stated goals.
  • Include plans for sustainability beyond the grant period.

Implementation Grant Priorities

Project activities should lead to a program that will:

  • Demonstrate creativity or innovation in the designated community.
  • Predominantly serve a population of children with unmet health needs or with demonstrated health disparities.
  • Aim to develop strong, broad-based community partnerships.
  • Assess children’s health or well-being and/or increase access to needed health services not otherwise available.
  • Be led by a pediatrician who plays a significant role in the project.
  • Address an important need and likely achieve stated goals.
  • Include plans for sustainability beyond the grant period.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
• U.S. and Canadian general pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists, and fellowship trainees are eligible to apply.
• National and Chapter AAP memberships must be current before grant funds can be disbursed.
• Current CATCH grantees are not eligible; Prior CATCH grantees are eligible provided that their grant is closed (all
grant project documentation submitted, and any unused funds returned).
• CATCH grants are prioritized for new awardees. If you have been successfully awarded multiple CATCH grants, please speak with your Chapter CATCH Facilitator.
• Applications are peer-reviewed by AAP District and Chapter CATCH Facilitators.

Unallowable Expenses:
- Supplemental funding to previously awarded grants or existing programs
- Any payment to a pediatric care provider* or dentist.
- Any clinical encounter i.e., any service that is deemed a billable encounter
- Professional development (conferences or educational/training activities)
- Educational materials for a pediatric care provider* or medical student
- Speaker fees or speaker travel reimbursement
- Quality improvement projects that do not meet application and budget criteria
- Research projects, such as clinical trials
- Health fairs or one-time events
- Building or office construction, maintenance, or repairs
- Capital equipment (i.e., durable items lasting beyond the project timeline)
- Medical equipment, medical supplies, or pharmaceuticals (Exception: select supplies for oral health projects)
- Indirect costs or fiscal agent fees
*Pediatric care provider includes a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- January 13, 2023: You may request assistance with proposal development from either your Chapter CATCH Facilitator(s) or CATCH staff at the email address listed below up until this date.
- January 23, 2023, 11:59 PM Central time: Application deadline.
- By April 14, 2023: Applicants receive email notice of funding decisions.
- By May 15, 2023: Grantees submit signed award documents.
- June 1, 2023: Projects begin and are 12-months in length.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their Chapter CATCH Facilitator to strengthen their proposal.

Canadian applicants are encouraged to seek technical assistance by contacting CATCH staff.

A fiscal agent should be identified during the application process. A letter of intent from the proposed fiscal
agent must be provided as an attachment to the application.

CATCH grants are prioritized for new awardees. If you have been successfully awarded multiple CATCH grants,
please speak with your Chapter CATCH Facilitator. You are encouraged to offer mentorship and guidance to new
applicants in your chapter.

How to Plan Community-Based Projects: https://www.aap.org/en/advocacy/community-health-and-advocacy/learn-about-community-advocacy/how-to-plan-community-based-projects/

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $10,000

Term of Contract:

June 1, 2023: Projects begin and are 12-months in length.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://grants.aap.org/res/p/available-grant-applicati/

AAP Staff: catch@aap.org

For questions about setting up an account, contact grants@aap.org.

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