Community Opportunity Grants Program
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Courtney Saxler, program officer
The Community Opportunity Grants Program seeks to enhance collaboration among public health departments, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, clinics, health care systems, schools, businesses and government leaders on community-identified health priorities.
The program has three objectives:
- Support implementation and evaluation strategies that address health priorities identified in a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) or a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) implementation strategy.
- Support sustainable interventions that will have an impact on the selected priority, with an emphasis on policy, systems or environmental change.
- Increase the capacity and effectiveness of multi-sector collaborations.
The Partnership Program’s Oversight and Advisory Committee anticipates awarding up to 12 Community Opportunity Grants during 2016. Grants are in the amount of $50,000 for a maximum of 24 months.
The Partnership Program’s Oversight and Advisory Committee awarded 11 Community Opportunity Grants on June 10, 2015. The 11 grants – totaling nearly $540,000 – address a wide range of topics, including obesity, alcohol and other drug abuse, child abuse and mental health.