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Specialty Care

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits in Eligible Areas to Increase
Access to Specialty Health Care for Low-Income Adults

GrantWatch ID#: 181630
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Kaiser Permanente Colorado

05/11/17

06/16/17

08/31/17

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Grants to Colorado nonprofits in the funding source's service area to increase and improve specialty health care for low-income uninsured adults or those who receive Medicaid assistance. A webinar will take place May 11, 2017. Letters of intent are due June 16, 2017.

Applicants are not required to have an existing, implemented specialty care program but must demonstrate planning for and/or progress toward implementation. Requested funding should support staff time and any additional expenses associated with participation in the cohort and expansion of an existing program or implementation of a new specialty care program already in the planning stages.

Specialty care refers to medical care provided by a clinician with advanced training and specialized clinical expertise in such specialty areas as cardiology, dermatology, and rheumatology. Specialty care does not include urgent and trauma care, family practice, or internal medicine. This funding opportunity is open to organizations that have identified access to specialty care as a prioritized need and have an established work group in place to address the issue.

The two outcomes of this funding opportunity that applicants should address are:
- Work collaboratively with a cohort of grantees to develop and pilot a process for communication and referral across organizations, service areas, and systems that includes virtual and technological solutions
- Increase/improve access to specialty care for adults 18 years of age and older who receive Medicaid assistance and/or are low-income uninsured (including undocumented individuals) through expansion of an existing program or implementation of a new program already in the planning stages

Organizations must:
- Have identified access to specialty care as a prioritized need
- Have an established work group in place to address the issue
- Provide dedicated staff to attend required grantee cohort meetings and contribute to the work of the cohort in between meetings
- Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with others to develop and pilot a process for communication and referral across organizations, service areas, and systems that includes virtual and technological solutions

$1,000,000

Up to 4

Up to $100,000 per year ($300,000 total) per awardee

The grant period will run from March 1, 2018, to March 1, 2021.

Eligible organizations must be a Colorado 501(c)(3) in good standing with the IRS. In addition, organizations must provide services within Kaiser Permanente’s Service Area (defined as providing services in one or more of the following counties): Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Summit, Teller, and Weld. Applications from a consortium of organizations are allowed; the consortium must identify a lead organization to serve as the applicant.

Fiscal agents are allowed; however, fiscal sponsorships are not permissible.

Kaiser Permanente is not able to consider funding requests that support the following:
- Religious purposes
- Partisan political activities
- Athletic or sports activities
- International or social organizations
- Endowments or memorials
- Fraternal organizations
- Field trips or tours
- Individuals
- Bricks and mortar capital or capital improvement projects
- Activities or organizations associated with the use of alcohol or tobacco.

Kaiser Permanente will facilitate a webinar on May 11, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT. Participants will receive an overview of the RFP goals and expectations of grantees.

Letters of Intent will be considered for review if submitted electronically by June 16, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. MT. Letters of Intent will not be accepted by fax, nor will the submission deadline be extended.

Applicants will be notified via email by July 14, 2017, if they are invited to submit a full proposal. Applicants must receive an invitation to submit a full proposal. Full proposals must be submitted using our online application process by August 31, 2017.

Timeline:
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Letters of Intent Due: June 16, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. MT
Full Proposals Due (by invitation only): August 31, 2017
In-Person Interviews: September 2017
Funding Notification: December 8, 2017
Grant Period: March 1, 2018 – March 1, 2021

FAQ: https://share.kaiserpermanente.org/article/questionsanswers/

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

To attend the webinar, please rsvp to co-contributions@kp.org to receive log-in information. Email your name, email address, and phone number.

Submit a letter of intent: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_946?SA=SNA&FID=35421

Technical assistance questions regarding the electronic application submission can be emailed to co-contributions@kp.org

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USA: Colorado: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Summit, Teller and Weld Counties

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