Announcing the 2012 Roadmaps to Health Call for Proposals

One of the objective of the Safe Routes to School California Network’s microsite is to alert partners and local communities of upcoming grant opportunities. The 2012 Roadmaps to Health Community Grants call for proposals is now available.  More details and links below.
Important dates to note:
    • April 10th – Next Grant Webinar
    • May 2nd – Deadline for reciept of brief proposals
    • July 25th – Deadline for receipt of full proposals

Roadmaps to Health 2012 Call for Grant Applications: 

The grants, which will support two-year state and local efforts among policymakers, business, education, health care, public health and community organizations, will be managed by Community Catalyst and are part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). Up to 20 coalitions will be awarded grants to create policy or system change to address the social and economic factors that impact the health of people in their community.

The grantees will build on the RWJF/UWPHI County Health Rankings model, which highlights the critical role that factors such as education, jobs, income, community safety and having positive family and community networks in influencing how healthy people are and how long they live. The Roadmaps to Health grantees will focus on addressing those factors to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

See the Call for Proposals.

Community Catalyst will also be holding two webinars to help potential applicants learn more about the Roadmaps to HealthCommunity Grants on March 20 and April 10.

Some Background: The Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program (Community Grants) will support communities to implement policy or system changes to address one of the social or economic factors that, as defined by the County Health Rankings, most strongly influence health outcomes in their community. These include: education; employment and income; family and social support; and community safety. Grantees will be organizations that participate in established coalitions or networks that span multiple sectors and perspectives and may include representatives from business; education; public health; health care; community organizations; community members; policy advocates; foundations; and policy-makers. Applicants must engage community members in the planning and implementation of projects, and must collaborate with organizations having expertise in improving the health of the public. Applicants must secure 100 percent matching support, including a cash match of at least 50 percent with the balance as in-kind support.

One Response to Announcing the 2012 Roadmaps to Health Call for Proposals

  1. Pingback: Grant Reminder – 2012 Roadmaps to Health Call for Proposals « Safe Routes to School in California

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