HEALTHY PLACES Funding Opportunity

Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthy Places NC communities, like many areas of the state, are struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting social and economic impacts of the virus. The problems are compounded by a historic underinvestment in public health infrastructure. Rural counties have fewer resources to combat the coronavirus. Several HPNC communities are suffering disproportionate impacts or have especially vulnerable populations that are at greater risk of contracting the virus. This is a funding opportunity to support public health departments in Healthy Places NC counties to build capacity and conduct communications and advocacy efforts to address the spread of COVID-19 and assist areas with low-incomes.

Steps to Apply

Overview

Goal

Responsive opportunity to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strategies

Build community, organizational, and individual capacity in areas with low incomes so that historically marginalized populations can participate in health improvement efforts.

Conduct broad-based communications, community education, and advocacy efforts that advance goals.

Timeframe for Applications

Call-by date: July 21, 2020

Application deadline: August 4, 2020

Geographic Focus

Beaufort, Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Rockingham, McDowell, and Burke counties

Next Steps

If you think you are a fit, assess your eligibility below and then contact us to apply. Or, view all funding opportunities here.

Details

Healthy Places NC communities, like many areas of the state, are struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting social and economic impacts of the virus. The problems are compounded by a historic underinvestment in public health infrastructure. Rural counties have fewer resources to combat the coronavirus. Several HPNC communities are suffering disproportionate impacts or have especially vulnerable populations that are at greater risk of contracting the virus.

For these reasons, the Trust is opening a funding opportunity for public health departments located in Healthy Places North Carolina counties. These grants should demonstrate partnerships with grassroots community groups and human service organizations. Funding must be used to serve financially vulnerable residents. Applicants can propose activities targeted to the needs to the community such as translating public health information into Spanish and other languages, getting messages to hard-to-reach populations, testing and equipment or contact tracing for low-income residents or similar work. Regional cooperation between health departments is encouraged.

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying, consider the following questions and requirements:

  • Is your organization or work a good fit with the Trust?
  • Are you located or operating in North Carolina?
  • Does your work focus on improving quality of life and health for North Carolinians with low incomes?
  • Do you primarily support populations experiencing poverty?
    • These populations include: individuals living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; the uninsured; and those eligible for Medicaid and/or the free/reduced school lunch program.
  • Are your clients (or focus population) residents of Forsyth County? If yes, then you may fit our geographic criteria.

Organizations the Trust WILL fund:

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Governmental entities

Organizations the Trust WILL NOT fund:

  • Individuals
  • Faith-based organizations without 501(c)(3)
  • Type III supporting organizations
  • Organizations providing pass-through funds to an ineligible organization

Eligible? Contact us to schedule a consultation.

 

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