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Grant Programs

The Wisconsin Partnership Program administers seven grant programs, each with a unique approach toward improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.

 

WPP requires grantees, as a condition of their award, to submit regular progress and financial status reports and a final report:

Learn more about WPP's grant programs, including the roles of community and academic partners: Grant Programs Guide (pdf)

 

Grant Program Goal Description Grant Size/
Duration 
Applicants 
Community Impact Grant Program To improve the overall health, health equity and well-being of Wisconsin communities through support for large-scale, evidence-based, community-academic partnership initiatives. These partnerships require substantial community engagement to achieve sustained policy, system and environmental change, and must be supported by robust evaluation and effective dissemination. Technical assistance and training to promote program excellence and long-term sustainability in pursuit of achieving health impact will be provided. Supports large-scale, evidence-based, community-academic partnership initiatives. Requires substantial community engagement to achieve sustained policy, system and environmental change. Initiatives must be supported by robust evaluation and effective dissemination. Maximum of $1 million for up to five years Wisconsin-based nonprofit, state or local government organizations

Community Opportunity Grants

 


Grants awarded: 2015

To enhance collaboration among public health departments, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, clinics, health care systems, schools, businesses and government leaders on community-identified health priorities. Supports implementation and/or evaluation strategies that address health priorities identified in a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) or a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) implementation plan. Up to $50,000 over two years Wisconsin-based organizations that are tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and state, tribal or local government agencies

Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families

 
Grants awarded: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010

To eliminate disparities in birth outcomes among Wisconsin's African Americans Expands access to care, strengthens support networks and addresses social and economic inequities through collaboratives in Beloit, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine Implementation: $150K to $400K over three years; Development: Up to $50K over two years Wisconsin-based nonprofit, state or local government organizations
Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute To build public and community health skills and leadership capacity throughout Wisconsin Provides continuing education in leadership and the practical skills needed to lead community health improvement efforts Year-long training for community teams, three workshops, independent study Community teams, coalitions or individuals from across the state

Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Initiative

 

Grants awarded: 2014

To drive down the obesity rate by using a multi-faceted approach that includes community-based research Provides the infrastructure to build strategic alignment among partners, develop a childhood obesity surveillance system, create statewide messaging; and builds, tests and implements a community-based model for obesity prevention Variable Full and associate professors at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Madison; and community organizations

Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship

To develop the next generation of public health practitioners skilled in planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs Places new public health professionals with community and academic partners to address public health challenges Two-year paid service position working with public health agencies Individuals with advanced degrees in public health or allied disciplines

New Investigator Program

Grants awarded: 2010-2014, 2004-2008

To support innovative research and/or educational approaches that address Wisconsin's public health issues Funds innovative proposals from new faculty, which may be leveraged for external funding Up to $100K over two years UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professors
Collaborative Health Sciences Program

Grants awarded
To support novel ideas and new approaches to research and education Funds collaborative projects that cross traditional boundaries of basic science, clinical science, social science, education, population health science and/or community practice Up to $500K over three years UW School of Medicine and Public Health full and associate professors, senior and distinguished scientists
Strategic Education and Research Program

Grants awarded
To craft new approaches to health and health care issues in response to recognized or emerging needs Makes major investments in research and education to address the state's public health challenges Variable UW School of Medicine and Public Health full and associate professors

PERC Opportunity Grants Program

 

Grants awarded

To support high-profile, highly innovative education and research projects with leveraging potential Provides pilot funding that supports education and research projects benefitting the health of people in Wisconsin $50,000 to $100,000 over two years UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professors, associate professors or professors
Community-Academic Partnership Fund

Grants awarded: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
To improve the health of communities through initiatives to plan and implement health policies, practices and interventions Promotes exchange of expertise between community and academic partners to design, implement and evaluate community programs Implementation: $150K to $400K over three years; Development: Up to $50K over two years Wisconsin-based nonprofit, state or local government organizations

Last updated: 06/29/2015
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