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Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families

The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) is a program created by the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that is investigating and addressing the high incidence of African American infant mortality in the state.


Reference the information on this page to prepare for upcoming funding opportunities, and note that deadlines and application requirements might be different in future funding cycles.


This Request for Applications (RfA) is a competitive funding opportunity. Successful applications will be directed towards LIHF Collaborative activities in the following areas:

  • Maintain and manage highly effective multi-sector collaborative partnerships to address Community Action Plan priorities
  • Plan and implement broad-reaching high-impact strategies that utilize policy, systems and environmental change approaches to advance the goals of the Community Action Plan
  • Translate and integrate data into process improvement for the collaborative and in the selection of intervention strategies and issues
  • Develop and implement collaborative sustainability plan to ensure sustained partnerships and health impacts after grant ends
  • Please review the RfA eligibility requirements and the application review criteria.


  • Wisconsin-based organization
  • State, tribal or local governmental agencies or publicly supported charitable organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Identify specific communities and neighborhoods to be served (The primary target areas for Milwaukee-based applications are the 53205, 53206 and 53210 ZIP Codes)
  • Have a history of providing services to the target population in identified target area(s)

Application Review Criteria

  • Maintain the lifecourse collaborative
  • Engagement with LIHF project grantees
  • Support regional engagement
  • Guide community action plan vision and strategy
  • Advance policy, systems and environmental change
  • Manage evaluation data collection and analysis
  • Utilize local, state and national data in the selection of strategies and issues
  • Implement sustainability plan
  • Leverage resources

Funding Categories and Duration

  • Up to four Collaborative Implementation Grants (multi-site applications accepted)
  • Up to Five-year awards with annual grant renewals based on performance goals and targets
  • Develop a comprehensive sustainability plan by the end of year one. By the end of year two, and in each subsequent grant year, provide an increasing combination of cash, extramural support and cost-sharing support.
  • Beginning no earlier than January 1, 2014 ending March 31, 2019
  • Funding Available: up to $150,000 per year (Kenosha and Beloit)
  • Funding Available: up to $200,000 per year (Racine)
  • Funding Available: up to $300,000 per year (Milwaukee)

Application Timeline


 Activity Milwaukee  Beloit, Kenosha and Racine 
Request for Applications (RfA) released  September 20, 2013  September 20, 2013 
Informational Webcasts  September-December 2013  September-December 2013 
Notice of Intent due  Noon, October 4, 2013  Noon, November 1, 2013 
Acceptance of proposal, full application due  4:00 pm, October 31, 2013  4:00 pm, December 30, 2013 
Earliest expected notification of awards  December 1, 2013  March 1, 2014 
Earliest project start date  January 1, 2014  April 1, 2014 


For technical assistance, contact Quinton Cotton, program officer,

Last updated: 11/19/2013
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