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Conducting Evaluations of Healthy Children, Healthy Weight Programs

Grant to a USA or Territories Organization to Evaluate
the Effectiveness of Children's Health Grantmaking

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Conf. Date:

07/09/18

LOI Date:

07/25/18

Deadline Date:

09/14/18 3:00 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grant to a USA or territories organization to evaluate the effectiveness of children’s health programs. Initial applications must be received by July 25. The grantee must have the capacity to design and implement a range of evaluations on short notice, across the breadth of issues targeted within the Foundation’s Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area.

The Foundation anticipates that a $2 million contract could likely cover the cost of five to 10 evaluations (assuming $200K - $500K per study, depending on the level of rigor and scope).

Evaluations could assess a wide range of evaluation questions, including (but not limited to):
-To what extent does a program/grant (e.g., its strategy, tactics, outcomes) align with that of the Foundation’s broader Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area?
-What are the major strengths and areas of improvement for a specific program/grant as they relate to goals/priorities in the Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area?
-What has the program/grant or grantee achieved with RWJF’s funding?
-In what way(s) has the program/grant influenced the field?

Selection Criteria:

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee composed of RWJF staff and external experts. Final funding decisions are made by RWJF staff. An evaluation organization will be selected based on the following criteria:

-Experience working with foundations
-Flexibility and willingness to adapt to RWJF priorities
-Ability to be nimble, flexible, responsive, and innovative in approaches to evaluation
-Depth of staff expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods and across various types of evaluations
-Substantive expertise in the full range of topics related to the Foundation’s programming in the Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area
-Experience partnering with organizations in the evaluation process (i.e., working closely with the organizations being evaluated)
-Ability to convene an evaluation team with the appropriate skill set quickly that can work with grantees who could be based in locations around the country
-Ability to clearly communicate take-home messages around the findings, without jargon

Use of Funds:

Contract funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project. In keeping with RWJF policy, contract funds may not be used to subsidize individuals for the costs of their health care, to support clinical trials of unapproved drugs or devices, to construct or renovate facilities, for lobbying, for political activities, or as a substitute for funds currently being used to support similar activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184016

Number of Grants:

One contract will be awarded through this call for qualifications.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2 million

Term of Contract:

The contract is for a funding period of 36 months.

The contract begins December 14, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
-Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
-Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The optional applicant webinar is scheduled for July 9, 2018 (3 p.m. ET).

Use this link to register, then receive a confirmation email to join:
https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/6d0dbc532cffebd0b333f9a45f58a632

Pre-Application Information:

This funding opportunity is being competed through a two-stage open call. The first stage will involve an open call for qualifications, from which we will select approximately five applicants to invite full proposals.

All applicants should log in to the system and familiarize themselves with online submission requirements well before the final submission deadline. Staff may not be able to assist all applicants in the final 24 hours before the submission deadline.

The deadline for the first application phase is July 25, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET.

Key Dates:
-July 3, 2018: RWJF online system available for qualifications.
-July 9, 2018 (3 p.m. ET): Optional applicant webinar.
-July 25, 2018 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of qualifications.
-August 17, 2018: Notification to Phase 1 applicants, including invitations to submit full proposals.
-September 14, 2018 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
-October 17, 2018: Notification of funding recommendations to Phase 2 applicants.
-December 14, 2018: Contract begins.

FAQ:
https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/grants-explorer/funding-opportunities/funding-faqs.html

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
http://my.rwjf.org/applyFromWebsite.do?cfp=2851

hcev@rwjf.org

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