The Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program (Community Grants) will support communities to implement policy or system changes to address one of the social or economic factors that, as defined by the County Health Rankings, most strongly influence health outcomes in their community. These include: education; employment and income; family and social support; and community safety. Grantees will be organizations that participate in established coalitions or networks that span multiple sectors and perspectives and may include representatives from business; education; public health; health care; community organizations; community members; policy advocates; foundations; and policy-makers. Applicants must engage community members in the planning and implementation of projects, and must collaborate with organizations having expertise in improving the health of the public. Applicants must secure 100 percent matching support, including a cash match of at least 50 percent with the balance as in-kind support.
- Up to 20 grants will be awarded in this solicitation.
- Grantees will receive awards of up to $200,000 each for up to 24 months to implement their proposed policy or system change strategy.
- March 20, 2012 (12:00-1:30 p.m. ET)—Applicant Web conference call (first in the series). View recording.
- April 10, 2012 (12:00–1:30 p.m. ET)—Applicant Web conference call (second in the series). View recording.
- May 2, 2012 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.
- July 25, 2012 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
To be eligible, an applicant organization must be located in the United States or its territories and be a:
- nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
- tribal group recognized by the U.S. federal government; or
- state or local agency.
Complete selection material can be found in the Call for Proposals.