We are pleased to announce our 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program. We recognize that individual health is rooted in the community: in the places where we live, learn, work, play, and pray. By increasing the opportunities to make healthy choices in these places, we empower whole communities to lead healthier lives.
In the past two years, we have expanded our programming beyond its past focus on physical activity, urban farms, and local food. We’re still committed to these areas, and they’ll be considered under this RFP. But our program as a whole aims to have broader impact and reach more spaces in the community. That’s why we are inviting projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. Please carefully review the RFP and companion materials below. We are excited to share this grant opportunity with you and we welcome you to apply should you self-determine fit and alignment.
This will be our only open RFP this year. We expect to award up to $2 million in grants through this program. All application must be received by April 14, 2017 at 3 PM ET. We will not accept any late or incomplete applications. Many applicants choose to wait until the last day to submit their proposal. However, please be aware that thousands of applicants will be trying to access the application system at once, and slowdowns are likely to occur. To avoid any issues, we encourage you to submit your application well in advance of the deadline.
To assist you in applying, we have also prepared the following:
- A video tutorial below to help navigate our online application system
- Tips for writing a strong State 1 application
- Guidance for writing your "Statement of Need" and "Project Activities"
- An overview of our application review process
If these materials do not address your questions, you can contact us. Please include “CHC RFP” in the subject line. We will do our best to respond within 2 to 3 business days. During periods of heavy email traffic, we may need some additional time. Please note we can’t review or comment on ideas/concepts related to Stage 1 applications during the open submission period.