CLOSED: 2018 Small Grants Program

This opportunity is closed.

The Center is no longer accepting grant applications from organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve some specific aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) in public health.

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Award Details: Up to $10,000
Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM CDT, Friday, March 30, 2018
For Complete Details: Read the RFP


Overview

Opportunity Summary

This opportunity is available for the following groups: a) public health agencies including Tribal Public Health; b) organizations representing policymakers with the authority to enter into public health CJS agreements; c) designated agents of a) or b); and d) research institutions or coalitions.

Proposals must fall into one of three categories (described in more detail in the RFP):

  1. CJS initiatives aimed to explore, plan, implement or improve a specific CJS arrangement in public health practice (additional eligibility criteria in the RFP);
  2. Projects that encourage or demonstrate on a small scale the use of CJS as a systems change tool for public health service delivery; or
  3. Research projects that will add to the body of evidence for public health CJS within the Center’s identified priority areas.

 

Goals

The goals of this initiative are to:

  1. Identify practices that can strengthen the models that the Center has embraced so far and facilitate their application to environments with diverse characteristics;
  2. Increase the Center’s understanding of the development, facilitation, improvement, and impacts of CJS arrangements related to the priority areas listed below. Only applications that target at least one of the five priority areas identified by the Center will be considered.

 

Priority Areas

Only applications that target at least one of the five priority areas identified by the Center will be considered. Priority areas are:

  1. Use of public health CJS among small jurisdictions (defined as having a population of less than 50,000), and especially in rural or frontier jurisdictions.
  2. Use of public health CJS in states with a centralized public health system.
  3. Use of CJS as a systems change tool for public health service delivery.
  4. Use of CJS methods and principles for public health collaboration among different government sectors.
  5. Use of CJS in public health projects involving tribes.

 

Other

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM CDT on Friday, March 30, 2018. Awards will be up to $10,000 for a project period of up to eight months. Shorter projects will be considered. All projects must be concluded by December 31, 2018.

In addition to funding, Center staff will provide technical assistance as requested by funded project teams. Funded project teams are expected to share the progress of their projects during implementation, as well as the results and lessons learned at the end.

Support for this program is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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