The Greater Lowell Health Alliance of CHNA 10 was pleased to offer mini-grants for the Fall of 2015 to provide grant funding to increase support for services and programs to better meet the needs of communities in the Greater Lowell area.
Up to $50,000 was allocated to support efforts of these critical health issues. Applicants could apply for mini-grants ranging from $5,000-$10,000.
Grants were awarded around the following priority areas:
- Access to Health Services
- Cardiovascular Disease
- 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 were 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) were eligible to apply. Awards were not given to individuals or used for scholarships.
Grant awards may not be used to fund capital or overhead expenses. Priority was given to agencies with representatives serving on one of the five GLHA Task Forces. Organizations not currently participating in the above task forces were welcome to apply and encouraged to join a task force. Grants were awarded at the discretion of the review committee, with guidance from area specialists.