Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities

Purpose: The Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments (HIA) to help decision-makers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects and any associated costs.

This call for proposals supports two types of initiatives: 1) HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision and help to build the case for the value of HIA; and 2) HIA program grants to enable organizations with previous HIA experience to conduct HIAs and develop sustainable, self-supporting HIA programs at the local, state, or tribal level.

Receipt Date: For Program Grants:

  • September 14, 2012 (5 p.m. PT)—Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.
  • October 1, 2012—Applicants notified if invited to submit a full proposal.
  • December 14, 2012 (5 p.m. PT)—Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
  • February 28, 2013—Notification of awards.

For Demonstration Project Grants:

  • September 28, 2012 (5 p.m. PT)—Deadline for receipt of proposals.
  • January 31, 2013—Notification of awards.
Total Awards: Demonstration Project Grants:

  • Up to five demonstration project grants will be awarded.
  • Grants will be up to $75,000 each and must be completed within 18 months.

Program Grants:

  • Up to three grants will be awarded.
  • Grants will be up to $250,000 each and must be completed within 24 months. Grantees must provide $100,000 in matching funds or in-kind support.
Eligibility: Eligible applicant organizations include:

  • State, tribal, or local agencies;
  • Tax-exempt educational institutions; or
  • Tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (including public charities and private foundations).
  • All applicant organizations must be located in the United States or its territories.
Link: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21404&cid=XEM_A6187
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