Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposal - Tobacco Control Services

Funding Agency: American Lung Association

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: May 1, 2017 by 2:00pm EST

American Lung Association in Pennsylvania is currently seeking applications for potential service providers in the North Central Region of Pennsylvania for the 2017 – 2018 Fiscal Year. Funding will be distributed for comprehensive tobacco control services as they are outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the following categories:

  • Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults.
  • Promoting quitting among adults and youth.
  • Eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities among different population groups.

 Organizations that wish to provide services for multiple counties are encouraged to apply.

 The counties that are included for this funding are:

  • Centre
  • Clinton
  • Lycoming
  • Potter
  • Snyder
  • Tioga
  • Union

 The Request for Proposal (RFP) is attached to this email. Please forward to forward this opportunity to your professional network and other community organizations you feel would be interested in applying.

 Applications are due by May 1, 2017 by 2:00pm EST and can be submitted electronically to Sarah Lawver at slawver@lunginfo.org.

 Please direct all inquiries to Sarah Lawver at 717-541-5864 x 127 or slawver@lunginfo.org

Komen Pittsburgh Small Grants Application

Funding Agency: Komen Pittsburgh

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: Ongoing

Komen Pittsburgh is currently offering Small Grants for Breast health and breast health education projects and programs (up to $7,500) to support educational/outreach projects, and/or capacity building projects as described below. In addition, travel/conference projects for professional development so as to improve the quality of breast care in the service area are encouraged (up to $1,500). For applications seeking funds greater than $7,500 or seeking to provide screening, diagnostic and/or treatment services, please refer to their Community Grants RFA.

For specific requirements for applying, read the full Request For Applications for the Small Grants Program here.

Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed once per month.  Applications will be reviewed within the month if the completed application (that is signed and submitted by the organization’s authorized signer) is received before noon on the following due dates (and reviewed the following week):

May 5, 2017

June 3, 2017

July 7, 2017

August 4, 2017

September 8, 2017

October 6, 2017

November 3, 2017

December 1, 2017

January 5, 2018

February 2, 2018

March 3, 2018

Fore more information, please visit their website

DentaQuest Foundation Grant Opportunities

Release Date: Open

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: Ongoing

Two grant opportunities are available at the DentaQuest Foundation. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

1. The Community Response Fund -supports organizations, activities, and events that address access to needed oral healthcare and community resources that improve oral health.

Priority is given to projects that:

  • Address an immediate response to an urgent issue that impacts access to clinical care
  • Provide short-term access to needed care for the underserved
  • Sustain organizations experiencing short-term challenges

A limited number of program concepts that provide longer term solutions or essential services for particularly underserved populations will also be considered.

For additional information please click on this link:  https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/3531

2. The DentaQuest Executive Director's Fund supports convenings, events, and activities that promote oral health. Investments from this Fund are aligned with the priorities of the Foundation President. Fund investments currently focus on reducing oral health disparities and promoting community involvement and youth leadership.

For additional information please click on this link:  https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/3529

If you would like to know more about DentaQuest Foundation grants and programs, please visit their website at www.dentaquestfoundation.org.

Independent Enrollment Broker Request for Proposals

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes and to ensuring people have a voice in who will provide the services needed to make that a reality.

Today, DHS issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the Independent Enrollment Broker (IEB) for Community HealthChoices (CHC) and other long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs.

The IEB will provide choice counseling and enrollment assistance services to individuals who apply for, or are eligible to receive health-related services and LTSS through programs administered by DHS’ Office of Long Term Living (OLTL).

In October 2016, DHS published a draft IEB RFP for public comment. The OLTL LTSS programs for which the selected offeror(s) will provided enrollment assistance services include the following:

Managed care:

  • Community Health Choices (CHC)
  • Living Independently for the Elderly (LIFE)

Home- and Community Based Services programs:

  • Aging Waiver
  • Attendant Care Waiver
  • Independence Waiver
  • OBRA Waiver
  • Act 150 Attendant Care Program

DHS received nearly 1,200 comments from 38 different external commentators, including LTSS consumers, trade associations, providers, and advocates, and approximately 300 internal comments. DHS took each of the comments into consideration. The revised RFP includes the following major changes to increase services and requirements:

  • Identifying additional types of offeror qualifications and relevant experience to broaden the pool of potential qualified offerors.
  • Adding new disclosure requirements, including disclosure of litigation, financial penalties, and sanctions, to enable DHS to assess offeror qualifications and experience.
  • Adding new training requirements to ensure that staff are adequately trained and demonstrate knowledge and competence before providing services to consumers.
  • Specifying the steps which the selected offerors must take and the time frames in which those steps must be taken to ensure that LTSS applications are processed within the federally required 90 days.
  • Strengthening requirements to ensure that the selected offeror(s) effectively communicate with individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) and track LEP and use of translators.
  • Adding new content and functionality to the IEB website to enable individuals, their representatives, and other interested persons to learn about the available programs and the status of their LTSS applications.
  • Increasing the selected offeror(s)’ data file transfer capacity to reduce time in the application process.
  • Adding new reporting requirements to enable DHS to effectively monitor performance, and to identify and mitigate problems as they arise.

View the RFP here

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Release Date: Open

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: Letter of Inquiry Accepted any time

The Foundation offers grants to nonprofit organizations for general operating, program, and capital project support to help lower income older adults to live dignified, meaningful, and engaged lives in the community and to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Check out funding guidelines here.

The MetLife Foundation

Release Date: Open

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: Letter of Inquiry Accepted any time

The MetLIfe Foundation offers three kinds of financial inclusion grants to nonprofit organizations: Access to Knowledge grants support organizations with the ability to reach large numbers of underserved households around the world and work with them to develop financial strategies and capabilities to improve lives. Access to Services grants focus on organizations that deliver high-quality services like savings, microinsurance, and credit to individuals in need. Access to Insights grants partner with researchers, academics, and non-governmental organizations to better understand the problems and potential solutions within the financial inclusion field. Visit the MetLife website to download the grant application guidelines.