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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs
to Enhance Health Access for Minority Communities

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Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health)

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Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations, government agencies, universities, health departments, and social service programs to improve access to health care and enhance health care services, with an emphasis on minorities and underserved communities. Concept papers are due no later than August 24.

Applicants may use the following questions to determine the eligibility of an unsolicited proposal:

1. Does it align with one of the Foundation’s priority areas? 
-Health care coverage and access
-Delivery system and payment reform
-Integration of community and clinical care
-Health equity advocacy and diverse leadership

2. Is it focused on advancing health equity? Explain how your project aligns with the Foundation’s definition of health equity – which focuses on racial and ethnic minorities and people from underserved communities. 

3. Is it systems change? Explain how your project will help to transform the health care system or policies that impact people of color in Connecticut. 

4. Is it realistic? Explain how you plan to measure your impact and success, what your timeline is, and how feasible the project is.

5. Is it sustainable? Explain what you expect to happen after the grant is done. Is your work something that can be sustained after the grant, and if so, how will that happen?

6. Does your organization reflect a commitment to diversity? The Connecticut Health Foundation is committed to serving communities of color, and it is important that the organizations it works with also reflect the communities it aims to serve. Does your organization have an explicit commitment to diversity? Is it reflected in the makeup of your staff and board?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183853

Term of Contract:

The 1st Quarter grant cycle year is 4/1/18 – 3/31/19. The 2nd Quarter grant cycle year is 7/1/18 – 6/30/19. The 3rd Quarter grant cycle year is 10/1/18 – 9/30/19. The 4th Quarter grant cycle year is 1/1/19 – 12/31/19.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
-State and municipal public agencies
-Public entities such as health departments, universities, and social service programs
-Coalitions, advocacy groups, and collaboratives that are not incorporated may be 
eligible if a responsible fiscal agent is identified

Not Funded:
-Grants to individuals
-Direct services
-Funding for clinical research
-Capital projects, endowments, or chairs associated with universities and medical schools
-Projects that do not benefit Connecticut residents
-Funding for legislative lobbying efforts or political campaigns
-Indirect costs for discretionary grants or for general operating support grants

Pre-Application Information:

Review the Grantseeker Guidelines to see if your project aligns with the funding priorities. If you want to discuss your grant idea, please contact the grants department by phone.

If your idea aligns with the strategic objectives, you may be asked to submit a concept paper that further describes the work and expected outcomes. All concept papers must be submitted electronically through the Foundation’s grantee portal.

After submitting your concept paper, you may be invited to submit a full proposal. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the Foundation’s grantee portal.

If you are submitting an unsolicited Program Grant proposal during 2018, use the following quarterly deadlines:

1st Quarter 2018:
-Concept Papers Due: 11/13/2017
-Proposals Due: 12/22/2017
-Grantee Notification: 3/23/2018
-Grant Cycle Year: 4/1/18 – 3/31/19

2nd Quarter 2018:
-Concept Papers Due: 2/28/2018
-Proposals Due: 3/26/2018
-Grantee Notification: 6/18/2018
-Grant Cycle Year: 7/1/18 – 6/30/19

3rd Quarter 2018:
-Concept Papers Due: 5/18/2018
-Proposals Due: 6/29/2018
-Grantee Notification: 10/1/2018
-Grant Cycle Year: 10/1/18 – 9/30/19

4th Quarter 2018:
-Concept Papers Due: 8/24/2018
-Proposals Due: 9/21/2018
-Grantee Notification: 12/21/2018
-Grant Cycle Year: 1/1/19 – 12/31/19

Click here for step by step instructions for registering and submitting a concept paper through the grantee portal:


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Contact Information:

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

Grantee Portal:

Connecticut Health Foundation
100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103

P: 860-724-1580
F: 860-724-1589

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut