GLHA Announces $50,000 in Community Grants

GLHA Announces $50,000 in Community Grants

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance of CHNA 10 is pleased to offer mini-grants for the Fall of 2015. The purpose of the RFP is to provide grant funding to increase support for services and programs to better meet the needs of communities in the Greater Lowell area.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015. Grant recipients will be notified by November 6, 2015. 

Up to $50,000 will be allocated to support efforts of these critical health issues.  Applications may apply for mini-grants ranging from $5,000-$10,000.

Grants will be awarded around the following priority areas:

  • Access to Health Services
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Health Related Quality of Life and Well Being
  • Hepatitis B in the Cambodian Community
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
  • Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  • Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  • Nutrition and Weight Status (Including Physical Activity and Obesity)
  • Public Health Infrastructure
  • Respiratory Diseases (e.g. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Substance Abuse (Including Tobacco Use)

Grants will be awarded to support projects taking place between December 2015 and November 2016. Non-profit organizations or public entities (such as municipalities, schools, health and human service providers) are eligible to apply. Awards will not be given to individuals or be used for scholarships.

Grant awards may not be used to fund capital or overhead expenses. Priority will be given to agencies with representatives serving on one of the five GLHA Task Forces. Organizations not currently participating in the above task forces are welcome to apply and encouraged to join a task force.  Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the review committee, with guidance from area specialists.