Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

$500K in Workforce Development Grants available from The Women's Foundation of California. Apply before July 21st.

Having a job is key to moving out of poverty. But not all jobs are created equal. At this very moment thousands of women in California are working but barely making ends meet. That's because they're making the minimum wage or slightly above it. But a mother of two children who earns the minimum wage makes just $16,640 per year. The federal government calls that poverty—literally. That's why The Women's Foundation of California is launching a brand new initiative: Bridge to Living Wage -California’s Workforce Development for Women Get more information about the grant opportunity and read the request for proposals here.





New FOAs Released by CDC Create Opportunities to Advance Prevention, Equity

Six new funding opportunities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a variety of stakeholders — including public health departments, community coalitions, school districts, local housing and transportation authorities, American Indian tribes, national and community based organizations — the opportunity to build healthier communities with federal support. Potential applicants will need to demonstrate strong partnerships and the capacity to engage local organizations. Letters of intent for three of the programs are due June 5 or June 6 (typically LOIs are not scored), with full applications to follow by July 22 and 23rd.

PI stands ready to help in supporting strong community oriented efforts. We have assembled a number of resources, some listed below, which may be particularly useful.

The six FOAs include:

Partnerships to Improve Community Health

  • “Supports implementation of evidenced- and practice-based strategies that address previously-identified community gaps and needs within a defined jurisdiction to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and related risk factors.”
  • Letter of Intent (required) due June 5, 2014
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention

  • “Supports national organizations and their chapters/affiliates in building and strengthening communities’ abilities to implement community health improvement strategies.”
  • Letter of Intent (required) due June 5, 2014
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

  • “Seeks to strengthen existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based population-wide improvements in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors and support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of strategies.”
  • Letter of Intent (required) due June 6, 2014
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

PPHF 2014: State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke

  • “Supports implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke and reduce health disparities in these areas among adults.”
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

  • “Offers support to prevent heart disease and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness.”
  • Application deadline July 22, 2014

Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas

  • “Funds up to 6 Land Grant Colleges and Universities located in states with counties with an adult obesity prevalence of over 40%”
  • Application deadline July 23, 2014

In the past, California has greatly benefited—in terms of awards, lessons, and policy systems and environmental changes—from prior federal funding opportunities including Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) and Community Transformation Grants (CTGs). Part of the reason for this success has been that early in the process, applicants agreed to support a few shared principles, including:

  • Collaboration across sectors and between community and government;
  • Equity as an underlying element of all strategies;
  • Strategies that build on  relevant prior experiences in California;  and
  • Sharing lessons and tools widely in real time, and participating when appropriate in collective policy advocacy.

Prevention Institute joins our partners across the state, including The California Endowment, in encouraging California applicants to continue supporting these shared principles.  Working together we can achieve a coherent system of prevention across California. We believe that such action will put both applicants and the state as a whole in the best position to leverage the CDC funding opportunities.

Below are a few resources that can maximize equity, advance collaboration and link community prevention to healthcare:

Collaboration Multiplier
Collaboration Multiplier is an interactive framework and tool for analyzing collaborative efforts across fields. It is designed to guide an organization to a better understanding of which partners it needs and how to engage them, or to facilitate organizations that already work together in identifying activities to achieve a common goal, identify missing sectors that can contribute to a solution, delineate partner perspectives and contributions and leverage expertise and resources.

A Practioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease

Released by CDC, A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity is a resource for practitioners, partners and stakeholders working to advance health equity through community health interventions.

Community Centered Health Homes

Community Centered Health Homes: Bridging the Gap Between Health Services and Community Prevention outlines an approach for upstream integration between community based efforts and clinical services.


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