Call for Proposals: Small Grants Program

Increasing the Body of Knowledge for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing in Public Health



The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (the “Center”) is offering small grants to support cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements that fit into one of the Project Classifications listed below. While all applications will be reviewed, preference will be given to applicants that address at least one of the Priority Topic Areas listed below. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM CDT on August 16, 2019. Up to five awards will be made for an amount of up to $10,000 for a project period of up to eight months. Shorter projects will be considered. All projects must be concluded by 5/22/2020.

In addition to funding, Center staff will provide technical assistance tailored to each grantee’s needs. Grantees are expected to share the progress of their efforts during the project period, share results and lessons learned at the end of the project period, and share longer-term activities and results 12 months after the project period ends.

Project Classifications*

  1. Specific CJS arrangement
  2. Use of CJS as a systems change tool
  3. Research project

Priority Topic Areas**

  1. Addressing social determinants of health through CJS.
  2. CJS to implement foundational public health services, cultivate the role of chief health strategist, or address other aspects of Public Health 3.0.
  3. CJS to improve collaboration among state or local health departments and:
    • Tribal public health agencies; or
    • Military public health agencies.
  4. CJS to improve collaboration between or among state health departments.
  5. Implementation of a community health improvement plan developed through a CJS arrangement.
  6. Measuring the impact of a specific CJS arrangement.

Please note: This grant opportunity is not intended to support “as-needed” types of CJS arrangements (see Spectrum of Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Arrangements); rather, it is focused on CJS models that involve sharing of capacity, services and programs operating on an on-going basis. Also, the grant will not support the initial exploration of a CJS arrangement (i.e., efforts to determine conceptual feasibility); rather, applicants must seek to plan, implement or improve a CJS arrangement. Finally, successful applicants are eligible to receive just one award.

Contact us if you have questions about this or other programs from the Center.

*See full descriptions of the classifications within the section titled Small Grants Program in the Call for Proposals (page 2).

**Applications that address other topics will be considered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: We are interested in the CSPHS small grants program to support a shared educational program to address a priority identified as part of our community health improvement plan. Can we use funds from the small grant to purchase educational equipment as part of our startup costs?

Response: No. Grant funds may not be used to purchase equipment, materials or other costs that may be incurred to deliver shared services.