Apply: New Funding for CA CBOs to Partner with Schools to Advance Health Equity
Do you need help with an environmental assessment, a community survey or support for your time spent building a joint grant proposal for the CDC?
Apply today for PHI’s California Alliance of Academics & Communities for Public Health Equity’s Community Action fund, a new grant program that funds California community-based organizations to partner with faculty and students from California schools and programs of public health on projects around health equity. Award amounts will range from $10,000-$25,000.
For the Spring 2023 funding round, the Alliance will prioritize projects related to: building an equity-minded workforce, climate change / environmental justice, and violence prevention. However, community-based organizations working on other projects around health equity or the social determinants of health (housing, safety, etc.) are welcome to apply.
Applications are due April 14, 2023. More information on the program, eligibility and the application process is available below or on the Alliance website.Apply here
PHI’s California Alliance of Academics and Communities for Public Health Equity (‘The Alliance’) is a new statewide policy, training, and research collaboration. The program amplifies the voice of California’s university schools and programs of public health (SPPH) in partnership with communities that are disproportionately impacted by health disparities to build a common agenda, grow a workforce dedicated to advancing health equity and catalyze substantive policy change.
What is the Community Action Fund?
The Alliance’s Community Action Fund provides grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) to build their capacity to partner with California’s university schools and programs of public health (SPPH) on projects of the CBO’s own design. It is meant to build capacity and power in our local communities and provide the financial support needed to devote staff resources to work alongside SPPHs.
We believe in the power of collaboration, and that CBOs partnering with academic and governmental public health organizations can produce powerful systemic change. The Community Action Fund acknowledges the crucial role that advocacy and service organizations have as leaders in this work. The Alliance is committed to supporting CBOs in transforming the status quo and collaborating across sectors to bolster health equity statewide.
For our 2023 spring funding, the Alliance is prioritizing projects in the planning or implementation phases in the following issue areas:
- Building an equity-minded workforce: Efforts to grow the workforce pipeline, train people already in the field, improve working conditions and more to improve the health and quality of life for people from marginalized communities. Projects can focus on the traditional health workforce, community-based health professions, or professions that work on the social determinants of health.
- Environment & health: Efforts focused on the health impacts of climate change and environmental hazards in communities disproportionately impacted by health disparities. Projects can include the social determinants of health.
- Violence prevention: Efforts to address violence as a public health crisis, prioritizing projects and issues related to intimate partner violence (IPV). Projects can be focused on violence prevention, intervention, response, support for victims and communities, and more.
Grant Funding Timeline:
- Application Submission Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2023 at 12PM
- Award Notification: Early May 2023
- Grant Funding Logistics:
- Award Term: May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024
- Award Amounts: $10,000-$25,000
- Grant payment: Initial payment will be received in June 2023, with the balance
received upon submission of a December 2023 progress report.
- Local or regional community-based organizations will be the primary applicants. CBOs should be 501(c)3 nonprofits, or organizations with a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor.
- CBOs must currently work with, or plan to work with, an academic partner from a California university School or Program of Public Health (SPPH) on the proposed project. See the list of eligible academic partners.
- Projects should be led by a CBO, have a local or regional impact, and tackle community-defined needs around health equity, including the social determinants of health.
- Projects should include, engage, and focus on improving conditions for individuals and communities historically facing the most health inequities.
- Both service-delivery projects or projects that advance policy and systems change are eligible.
- Funds can be used flexibly, including for staff time, equipment, and partnership costs.
Originally published by California Alliance of Academics and Communities for Public Health Equity
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