Funding Opportunities

Prevent Cancer Foundation's Community Grants Program

Funding Agency: Prevent Cancer Foundation

Deadline to Submit Intent to Apply: March 15, 2017 by 6:00 PM ET

The Prevent Cancer Foundation's community grants program funds cancer prevention education and screening programs in communities across the United States. Applicants must demonstrate the potential of their programs to make a positive impact, with special consideration given to those making an impact in underserved communities.

Apply today for the 2017 community grants cycle. The Foundation expects to fund up to 10 $25,000 one-year awards. Review the guidelines.

How to apply:

Submit your Intent to Apply form by March 15, 2017, at 6 p.m. ET.

You will be notified by March 31 if you are invited to apply, and applications will be emailed out on April 3. Final applications are due April 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. ET.

Addressing Healthcare Needs of Vulnerable Populations: Innovations in Care Grant Program

Funding Agency: Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: March 20, 2017

Purpose: Hillman Innovations in Care Program advances leading edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and health care of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBQT, the homeless, rural populations, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services.

The Hillman Foundation specifically seeks proposals that address the health - care needs of vulnerable populations in the following areas:

  • Maternal and child health
  • Care of the older adult
  • Chronic illness management

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following:

  • Engagement of patients, families, caregivers, and community organizations
  • Health and wellness promotion and disease prevention
  • Inter-professional or multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Institutional and community partnerships
  • Provision of care in non-hospital settings
  • Measurable goals and outcomes

Eligibility: Entities eligible to apply include:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • International organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations that are submitting a project that focuses within the United States
  • Government entities
  • Faith-based organizations

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Amount of funding: Award ceiling: $600,000

Number of Awards: at least 2

Application process: Applications must be submitted online. For a complete list of the application requirements please see the request for proposal on the program website.

Contact: For questions please contact: innovationsincare@rahf.org

Nursing Innovation Video Contest

Funding Agency: Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Deadline to Apply: March 31st

Nurses are on the front lines of healthcare innovation. They are the ones who most directly provide the care our communities need. And we know that nurses do not work alone, they collaborate creatively and lead teams to advance change every single day. Now we have an opportunity to harness the power of nursing innovations, and bring teams together to tackle some of the most pressing healthcare challenges of our time. Submit a YouTube video (60 to 90 seconds) describing an innovative solution to a healthcare problem. This year’s theme centers on revolutionizing healthcare for the elderly.

Finalists will join the PA-AC's inaugural Nursing Innovation Corps, whereby interprofessional innovators led by Registered Nurses (RNs) can come together to develop and implement their ideas for improving patient healthcare in America. This networking and mentorship program will enable peer learning across healthcare settings; opportunities for testing, implementation, or scaling of the proposed practice innovation; and opportunities for further dissemination.

 Benefits include:

  • $500 award
  • Guidance from relevant stakeholders
  • Access to funders
  • Cross-sector networking and learning opportunities
  • Recognition on social media and relevant media outlets

Click here to learn more and apply!

2017 NHSC Loan Repayment Program

Funding Agency: National Health Service Corps

Release Date: January 19, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: Thursday, April 6, 2017 through 7:30 PM ET

Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site in a high-need, underserved area. The payment is free from Federal income tax and is made at the beginning of service, so you can quickly pay down your loans.

After completing your initial service commitment, you can apply to extend your service and receive additional loan repayment assistance. The amount you receive and length of your commitment depends on where you serve (service at sites in higher need areas yields greater loan repayments). It also depends on whether you select the full-time or half-time option.

See the 2017 Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 401 KB) for details. Approved sites are located across the U.S., in both urban and rural areas. Visit the NHSC Jobs Center to see if your site is already approved.

American Lung Association in PA Freedom from Smoking Mini-Grants

Funding Agency: American Lung Association in PA

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: April 14, 2017

American Lung Association in Pennsylvania is now offering $2,000 mini-grants to community-based organizations in Potter, Tioga, Clinton, Lycoming, Centre, Union, and Snyder counties to provide Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) classes for individuals wishing to quit tobacco and nicotine products. Freedom From Smoking® is American Lung Association’s signature smoking cessation program and consists of 8 sessions over a 7-week time period. Each session is designed to help tobacco users gain control over their behavior, and because no single quit smoking plan is effective for all tobacco users, the program has a variety of evidence-based techniques for individuals to combine into their own plan to quit.

A staff member from each facility will be given the opportunity to be trained as a FFS facilitator and once trained, will be certified for 3 years. The mini-grant will cover the cost of the training as well as the costs of conducting one FFS clinic for participants that are interested in quitting tobacco use.

With the $2,000 mini-grant, you will receive the following:

  • Freedom From Smoking Facilitator training and certification  - $350 value
  • Stipend for the Freedom From Smoking® Clinic - $850 value
  • 20 Participant kits - $500 value
  • Coverage for incidentals such as room rental, space, food and beverage for classes
  • Up to 4-weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy for all class participants provided by American Lung Association in Pennsylvania

Additionally, your organization will receive:

  • Agency showcasing on lung.org and American Lung Association in Pennsylvania’s social media
  • A press release announcing the class in your local community
  • Ongoing technical assistance from American Lung Association in Pennsylvania

If interested or if you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lawver at slawver@lunginfo.org or 717-541-5864 ext. 127. 

Grants Aimed at Improving Coordination of Care for Medicaid Patients

Funding Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: April 14, 2017 by 2:00 PM ET

Onboarding grant funds are available to help connect hospitals and ambulatory practices to the Pennsylvania Patient & Provider Network, or P3N. The P3N enables electronic health information exchange (eHIE) across the state through the connection of health care providers to health information organizations (HIO), and the participation of the HIOs in the P3N. The application period is open until further notice.

 “These grants will assist providers in the efficient delivery of quality services to the individuals we serve across the commonwealth,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “As more providers participate, individuals will experience better coordination of care and a better quality of health care.”

The grant program, available to Pennsylvania HIOs to enable the connection of Inpatient Hospital/Facility’s and Outpatient Practice or Other Outpatient Provider Organizations participating in the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, includes:

  • Up to $75,000 to connect each eligible inpatient hospital or other inpatient facility to an HIO;
  • Up to $35,000 to connect each eligible outpatient practice or other outpatient provider organization to an HIO; and
  • Up to $5,000 to enable other eligible providers that do not fit into the two categories above, but want to enable HIE participation and connect to an HIO via a portal.

Each eligible provider will connect via an HIO to the P3N.

Only a single award is permitted to any one hospital/facility or outpatient practice. The anticipated performance period for this grant runs through September 30, 2017.

The grant will:

  • Help providers deliver higher quality and more efficient care, particularly through better care coordination for patients covered by Medicaid;
  • Support provider participation in private-sector HIOs by offsetting connection costs;
  • Incentivize HIOs to join the P3N, a precondition for receiving funding;
  • Support rapid movement toward the participation in eHIE , and support various care reform efforts currently underway across the commonwealth; and
  • Defray up-front costs for individual providers to join an HIO, thus helping to achieve meaningful use and satisfy obligations under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

This program will be made possible through a $8.125 million grant from the federal Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the terms of the federal grant, CMS will provide 90 percent of the onboarding grant, with the remaining 10 percent funded by the commonwealth.

The grant applications and supporting materials are available online here

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region Funding is Now Available

Funding Agency: NNLM MAR

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: Monday April 17, 2017

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, invites applications for projects beginning May 14, 2017 and ending April 30, 2018.

Five award types are available for outreach projects that:

  • Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education;
  • Strengthen the involvement of libraries in assisting with health and disaster information needs before, during and after an emergency;
  • Promote a culture of health literacy within an organization;
  • Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery; and
  • Increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information.

Applicants may request up to $15,000.  The application deadline for these is 5:00 pm ET on Monday, April 17, 2017.

While funds are available, applications are also being accepted on a continuous basis for awards that:

  • Promote and demonstrate NLM products to target populations while exhibiting at a local or regional meeting or conference.
  • Increase awareness of NLM products and biomedical and health information support services offered by libraries, community- and faith-based organizations, health departments, health centers and other organizations serving as conduits of information access.
  • Expand professional knowledge and experience in order to provide improved health information access and delivery.
  • Support NNLM collaboration with Network members to plan symposia or large-scale professional development activities that address current trends in the healthcare landscape and their impact on information access and delivery.

All funding opportunities are listed here. Questions about funding or about specific awards can be directed to nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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.

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.