Grant Opportunities & Resources

Below is a listing of available federal, state, local, and foundation grant opportunities related to primary care and/or public health. Please check back regularly for updated information.


Grants opportunities are organized by the submission deadline. Opportunities listed at the bottom of the page have submission dates sooner than those listed at the top. Please note that some require letters of intent prior to submission.

Ongoing Opportunities (rolling deadlines)

Smart and Final Charitable Foundation (Rolling Deadline)
Purpose: to improve the quality of life and nourish the communities served by Smart & Final stores. This program currently focuses on the areas of health and wellness, education, hunger relief, and team sports and youth development. Eligible Applicants: Non Profits in Arizona, California, and Nevada where Smart & Final has stores
Contact: https://sfcharities.versaic.com/faq

Arizona Disabled Veteran Foundation (Rolling Deadline)
Purpose: to support established veteran and non-veteran organizations that provide aid and assistance to disabled and non-disabled Arizona-resident veterans. This program will support organizations that provide various types of services to veterans, including: transportation services; hospital, chapter, and post-claim services; homeless veterans programs; emergency assistance programs; honor guard and ritual team services; free legal advice and assistance Eligible Applicants: Local Government, Non Profits, State Government in Arizona. Contact: (623) 330-8215; (602) 448-3263; foundationdata@outlook.com.

The Tomberg Family Philanthropies
Letter of Intent due September 15, 2017. Purpose: to support projects in the areas of education, the environment, health, and poverty alleviation. The funding agency seeks to fund opportunities such as pilot projects, new projects, capacity building, and evaluations. Generally, funding is initially provided for individual projects, although portions of awards may be designated for capacity-building efforts in subsequent years. Eligible Applicants: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts, State Government.
Award range: $5,000 – $15,000
Contact: (650) 212-0116 (fax); info@tombergphilanthropies.org

Vitalyst Health Foundation
Due September 29, 2017. Purpose: to actively reduce structural and/or systemic gaps in access, outcomes, opportunities, and treatments in the health care system. Projects must involve collaboration with partners to address opportunities for systemic health care improvements. Funding will support projects that will make a significant, sustainable difference now and/or in the future. Projects must align with the following
program goals: increase community capacity to identify and address issues affecting community health and well-being; strategically leverage infrastructure, systems design, and policies to improve health where people live, learn, work, pray, and play; improve the environmental, social, behavioral, and health infrastructure conditions that impact determinants of health, and enable Arizonans to be healthy and resilient; create a sustainable, enduring solution to the problem being addressed. Projects must demonstrate community innovation through the following actions: meaningfully engaging key stakeholders; willingly sharing ownership and decision making among partners; creatively using existing community resources and assets; using an ongoing process to test and implement solutions, both openly and collectively Eligible  Applicants: Non Profits in Arizona
Award range: $75,000 – $125,000
Contact: (602) 385-6500 or innovationgrants@vitalysthealth.org
http://vitalysthealth.org/innovation-grants/

Gardening Know How (GKH): School Garden and Community Garden Sponsorship Program
Due September 30, 2017. Purpose: to support community and school gardens. Awards will be provided for starting new gardens or to support existing school or community gardens that need some extra funding to take off. Awards may be used for activities such as involving children in the process of growing a garden or helping people to connect with each other while adding visibility and mentoring to a current or proposed community garden. Eligible Applicants: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Consortia, Native American Tribe, Non Profits, Private Sector, Schools/School Districts, State Government, Tribal Organizations/Institutions.
Number of awards: 15
Amount of award: $1,000 per award
Contact: questions@gardeningknowhow.com

HRSA Service Area Competition
Due October 10, 2017. This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved. The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program. This NOFO details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking funding for operational support to provide primary health care services to an announced service area under the Health Center Program. For the purposes of this document, the term “health center” encompasses Health Center Program award recipients funded under the following subsections: Community Health Center (CHC – section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC – section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH – section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC – section 330(i)).

Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program
Due August 23. This notice solicits applications for the Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program (SAT-TNGP).  The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to health care services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. Important: Applicants should have a successful track record in implementing telehealth technology and have a network of partners in place and committed to the project as of the date of application.  Signed Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs) from those network partners committed to the proposed project must be included in the application.  Applicants failing to submit verifiable information with respect to the commitment of network partners, including specific roles, responsibilities, and clinical services to be provided, will not be funded.  TNGP funds are intended to fund network expansion and/or to increase the breadth of services of successful telehealth networks.

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services
Due August 7. This funding opportunity is for competitive grants to be awarded under the OAA Title IV authority to increase the evidenced based knowledge base of nutrition providers, drive improved health outcomes for program recipients by promoting higher service quality, and increase program efficiency through innovative nutrition service delivery models. Funding will support innovative and promising practices that move the aging network towards evidenced based practices that enhance the quality, effectiveness of nutrition services programs or outcomes within the aging services network. Innovation can include service products that appeal to caregivers (such as web-based ordering systems and carryout food products), increased involvement of volunteers (such as retired chefs), consideration of eating habits and choice (such as variable meal times, salad bars, or more fresh fruits and vegetables), new service models (testing variations and hybrid strategies) and other innovations to better serve a generation of consumers whose needs and preferences are different. Innovation and promising practices may include the testing and publishing of positive outcomes in which nutrition programs provide a meaningful role in support of the health and long-term care of older individuals. Outcomes should focus on methods to improve collaboration with local health care entities, decrease health care costs for a specific population or decrease the incidence of the need for institutionalization among older adults. Through this program, funds may be used to help develop and test additional models or to replicate models that have already been tested in other community-based settings.

 Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative (ECI)
Due August 1. The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 cooperative agreement funds for the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.

Improving Access to Overdose Treatment
Due July 31. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access). SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Opioid Treatment Program, or practitioner who has a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. The grantee will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. After developing best practices, the grantee will train other prescribers in key community sectors as well as individuals who support persons at high risk for overdose.

First Responders – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement
Due July 31. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Cooperative Agreements. SAMHSA will award FR-CARA funds to states, tribes and tribal organizations, and local governmental entities. Local governmental entities include, but are not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships. The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state,tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will also establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities.

Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction
Due July 31. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT. This program targets states identified with having the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, as identified by SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2007 – 2014.

Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV
Due July 28. This announcement solicits applications for the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) fiscal year (FY) 2017 Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV program.  This multi-pronged initiative will support up to two (2) recipients to improve the prevention, care, treatment, and cure of hepatitis C (HCV) in areas affected by HIV/HCV coinfection among low-income, underinsured, or uninsured racial and ethnic minority populations.  Components of the initiative will include: Expansion of HCV prevention (including education), testing, care (including preventive health care), and treatment capacity among RWHAP-funded clinics, HRSA and Medicare-certified Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),[1] and SAMHSA-funded community-based substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health treatment providers that predominantly serve people of color living with both HIV and HCV; Improved coordination of linkage to and retention in care and treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV/HCV; Improved coordination with SAMHSA-funded SUD treatment providers to expand the delivery of behavioral health and substance use treatment support to achieve treatment completion and to prevent HCV infection and re-infection; and Enhancement of health department surveillance systems to increase their capacity to monitor acute and chronic coinfections of HIV and HCV in areas affected by HIV/HCV coinfection among low-income, underinsured, or uninsured racial and ethnic minority populations, and to enable an HCV Data to Care capacity.

Improving HIV Outcomes Through Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services Demonstration Projects
Due July 24. This announcement solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for a new, three-year initiative entitled Improving HIV Health Outcomes through the Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services—Demonstration Sites. HRSA will award up to ten (10) grants of up to $300,000 each per year for three years to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative interventions that coordinate HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services to improve HIV health outcomes for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people living with HIV (PLWH) in racial and ethnic minority communities. This Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund project is also supported, in part, through Special Projects of National Significance. Providing effective HIV care for communities at the greatest risk for poor health care outcomes involves addressing structural factors, such as poverty, lack of education, unemployment/underemployment, homelessness and other social determinants of health. To promote long-term health and stability for PLWH, this initiative will support organizations that can demonstrate innovative strategies for integrating HIV care, housing and employment services into a coordinated intervention.

Rural Health Opioid Program 
Due July 21. This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP). The purpose of RHOP is to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities.  The program will reduce the morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the development of broad community consortiums to prepare individuals with opioid-use disorder (OUD) to start treatment, implement care coordination practices to organize patient care activities,[1] and support individuals in recovery through the enhancement of behavioral counselling[2] and peer support activities.[3] This program will bring together health care providers (i.e. local health departments, hospitals, primary care practices, and substance abuse treatment providers) and entities such as social service and faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and other community-based groups to respond multifaceted to the opioid epidemic in a rural community.  The consortium must include at least three (3) health care providers. The program supports three (3) years of funding. This program incorporates a range of objectives to respond comprehensively to the opioid crisis within rural communities.

Cooperative Agreement to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems
Due July 18. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems (Short Title: Zero Suicide). The Zero Suicide model is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems. The purpose of this program is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs, for individuals who are 25 years of age or older, that are designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide. Grantees will implement the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system. Health systems that do not provide direct care services may partner with agencies that can implement the Zero Suicide model. For communities without well-developed behavioral health care services, the Zero Suicide model may be implemented in Federally Qualified Health Centers or other primary care settings.

Building Communities of Recovery
Due July 3. Grants are to help build recovery systems for people with substance use disorders. Who may apply: Communities of recovery that are domestic, private nonprofit entities in states, territories or tribes.

2017 Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Due June 29. We repay loans to those interested in pursuing a career as a faculty member at a health professions school. The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) helps recruit and retain health professions faculty members by encouraging students to pursue faculty roles in their respective health care fields. This is vital for preparing and supporting the next generation of educators

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AACHC partners with a wide variety of organizations on grant activities. If you are interested in partnering with AACHC on a particular grant project or would like to like your grant opportunity posted on this site, please contact Zeenat Hasan at zeenath@aachc.org or 602.288.7549.