Community Health Grants
The American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF) announces the availability of funds through our Community Health Grants (CHG) program. AMAF seeks to financially support innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Grant funding will support community-based organizations such as free health clinics that provide services to vulnerable and underserved populations. The deadline for all applications is Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.*
The AMA Foundation aims to increase health equity and improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations utilizing evidence-based models of care. Committed to fostering focused and measurable health improvements, Community Health Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $60K and are renewable for up to three years.
This is a competitive process open to all community based organizations including free clinics that meet the following criteria:
U.S. based Non-Profit Organization with 501(c)3 status
In operation for over 3 years
Annual operating budget less than $3 million (if agency has multiple sites, the location that where the project will be implemented must have an annual budget LESS THAN $3 Million Dollars.)
Provide services in the continental U.S.
Eligible respondents must also be able to demonstrate the following:
Capacity to implement evidence-based and/or innovative prevention and intervention programming that has the ability to be replicated over time
Document the ability to implement and sustain all aspects of a program (including outcome measurements/reporting) beyond the grant term
Demonstrate innovative collaborations with other organizations (hospitals, social agencies, food banks, fitness centers, etc.) and clearly define the roles of each entity
Predominantly serve an economically disadvantaged and/or underserved population (inner city and/or rural)
Capacity to collect data to address the performance metrics outlined in this RFP
Previous AMAF grant recipients are eligible to submit provided that eligibility criteria are met and have fulfilled the terms and agreements for previous grants.
October 18, 2017
November 20, 2017
RFP Information Session #1
December 4, 2017
RFP Information Session #2
December 20, 2017*
RFP Deadline (11:59pm CST)*
March 4, 2018
April 1, 2018
Program Year Begins
*Submissions will only be accepted via the on-line portal
Two Pre-Submittal Webinars will be provided for interested organizations. These webinars will offer a comprehensive overview of the Community Health Grants program and review the RFP timeline. AMAF Program staff will also address any questions and concerns presented by webinar participants.
The Pre-Submittal Webinars will be:
Monday, November 20, 2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM CST
Monday, December 4, 2017 10:30AM – 12:00PM CST
Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly advised. Interested respondents need only register for one webinar as they will contain the same content. Those unable to attend either opportunity will be able to access the completed webinar presentation via the AMAF website after the first webinar has been completed. To register for one of the Pre-Submittal Webinarsclick here.
Respondents are strongly encouraged to submit all questions and comments related to the RFP via email.
For program related questions, please contact:
Tiffany V. Seay Tiffany.Seay@ama-assn.org
For questions regarding the administrative aspects of the RFP, please contact:
Emily Demko Emily.Demko@ama-assn.org
The Community Health Grant is made possible, in part, through support provided by Novo Nordisk
*Applications will only be accepted via the on-line portal. Applications and supplemental documents will not be accepted via email or mail.