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2020/21 Community Health Initiatives Grants RFP

Greater Lowell Health Alliance Announces – Request for Proposals to Support Communities

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance of the Community Health Network Area 10 is pleased to offer grants for the Fall of 2020 to support programs and services to improve the overall health of the Greater Lowell community.

A total of $155,000 will be allocated to address critical health issues, with grants of between $5,000 and $100,000.

Applications are due July 23, 2020. Grant recipients will be notified by September 18, 2020, and announced publicly at our Annual Meeting in October.

A virtual training for interested applicants will take place on June 17, 2020, 10am.  RSVP@greaterlowellhealthalliance.org

Grants will be awarded around the following priority areas: Behavioral Health, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Wellness and Chronic Disease, Maternal and Infant/Child Health, Infectious Disease, Housing and Built Environment, and Safety & Violence.  Grant awards cannot be used to fund capital or overhead expenses. Preference will be given to projects that serve low-income, vulnerable, and/or at-risk communities.

These funds are part of approximately $5 million being allocated to GLHA by Lowell General Hospital through the hospital’s Determination of Needs process for its 2012 campus expansion. This process through the Department of Public Health ensures that hospitals are providing a measurable community benefit to the communities they serve.

The GLHA works closely with healthcare providers, business leaders, educators, and civic and community leaders, with a common goal to help the Greater Lowell community identify and address its health and wellness priorities. The GLHA is primarily funded by Lowell General Hospital.

Each year, the GLHA offers grants to support programs and services to improve the overall health of the Greater Lowell community.  The CHIP process helped determine priority areas for grants, enabling the GLHA to distribute funds to the organizations on the front line of addressing our area’s unmet health needs.

Past GLHA Grants

2019/2020 Community Health Initiatives Grant

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance of CHNA 10 offered grants for the fall of 2019 to support programs and services to improve the overall health of the Greater Lowell community.

2018/2019 Community Health Initiatives Grant Request for Proposals

The GLHA is proud to announce the request for proposals for the Fall of 2018 grants. $185,000 will be allocated to support community-based organizations to address critical health issues in the Greater Lowell area. Grants will be awarded around the following priority areas: Cultural competence/cultural responsiveness, mental health, substance use and prevention, access to healthy food, physical activity, asthma, and social determinants of health.

2017 – Grants

The GLHA is proud to announce the grant awards for the Fall of 2017. The GLHA awarded ten grants totaling $150,000 to community-based organizations to address critical health issues in the Greater Lowell area. Grants were awarded around the following priority areas: Cultural competence/cultural responsiveness, mental health, substance use and prevention, access to healthy food, physical activity, asthma, and social determinants of health.

2016 Community Health Initiatives Grant

The GLHA is proud to announce the grant awards for the Fall of 2016 to support programs and services to improve the overall health of the Greater Lowell community. The GLHA awarded eight grants totaling $200,000 to community-based organizations to address critical health issues in the Greater Lowell area. Grants were awarded around the following priority areas: mental health and mental disorders, substance abuse (including tobacco use), chronic disease (e.g. asthma, obesity, diabetes), and prevention and screenings (e.g. cancer, children’s nutrition).

GLHA 2015 Community Health Initiatives Mini-Grants

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.

GLHA 2014 Substance Abuse Prevention Grant

In 2014, the GLHA awarded 10 grants totaling $171,426 to support programs and services to address the increasing issues surrounding substance abuse in the Greater Lowell area.

Community Grants

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that supports the Foundation’s commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.
Deadline:  Open

2017 Circle Health Ball Grant Request For Proposals

Deadline: Friday, December 30, 2016
Grants for 2017 will be awarded around mental health. This priority area was established after review of the 2016 Greater Lowell Community Needs Assessment.
All questions or concerns in regard to this RFP may be directed to Amy Werner at 978-788-7378 until 12:00 pm on Thursday, December 29, 2016.