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RFA Title: Opioid Action Plan Implementation Initiative
Issue Date:4/6/2018, Closing Date: 5/4/2018
Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS)
306 N Wilmington St, MSC 3001, Raleigh, NC 27699-3001
Inquiry Information: Smith Worth
Submission Instruction: Grant applications must be received via email by DMHDDSAS by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. Only electronic copies will be accepted. Emailed applications should be sent to
Applications must be submitted as one, consolidated PDF, including the budget, quotes if applicable, and letters of support. Multiple application documents or separate attachments will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications and applications not completed in accordance with the following instructions will not be reviewed.
Technical Assistance: A webinar to review the Opioid Action Plan Implementation Initiatives RFA is scheduled for
Questions regarding the grant application may be directed to Smith Worth by email at

Department of Labor Re-entry Projects 

May 4. The Department of Labor (DOL) will make 35 awards of up to $4.5 million each for locally-customized projects that help adults and young adults re-enter community life after incarceration. Eligible applicants are community or faith-based organizations with 501 (c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations, state or local governments, or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Grantees will assist communities in planning and implementing evidence-based re-entry programs to address the full range of challenges to re-entry, including job training, substance abuse and mental health needs, and engagement in pro-social activities. Income and employment are significant social determinants affecting health outcomes in rural areas.

BD Helping Build Healthy Communities
is a multi-year initiative that expands access and improves care for underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the United States. The initiative, funded by BD and implemented together with Direct Relief and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), provides awards to community health centers with innovation programs in Medication Therapy Management. The funding is to support programs that operate over a two-year period.
BD Helping Build Healthy Communities aims to identify, award, and share successful community health innovations with other safety net providers, officials, and the public to generate awareness of health centers’ unique ability to address community needs.
Up to five (5) Awards of $200,000 each will be made in 2018 for Medication Therapy Management Programs.

Eligibility Criteria
• Organizations from all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to apply
• Applicants must be federally-qualified health centers, or look-alikes, and a NACHC members
• Regional health center consortia and statewide associations are not eligible to apply
• Past Award winners may reapply if they have not received funding the past two award cycles
To learn more about the awards program and to apply, click here.

Grants for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Programs 
June 4
The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program helps rural communities use capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, the program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another. USDA will host webinars on April 19th and April 25th on eligibility rules and application requirements for the DLT Grant Program. Eligible applicants include most entities that provide education or healthcare through telecommunications including: most state and local governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, non-profits, for-profit businesses, and consortia of eligible entities. Applicants are required to provide a minimum 15% match and awards can range from $50,000 to $500,000. For more information contact

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans – Ongoing. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at the USDA provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Eligibility includes rurally-located non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, state and local governments, and Federally Recognized Tribes.

Guaranteed Loans for Rural Rental Housing – Ongoing through 2021

Community Facilities Program – Ongoing

Summer Food Service Program – Ongoing


 Applications accepted on an ongoing basis:


 Bureau of Primary Health Care Loan Guarantee Program
Due: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Award ceiling: N/A
The Bureau of Primary Health Care provides a loan guarantee develop a network or plan, or operate a network or plan already in place in order to support health centers to aggressively move to form managed care networks and plans or practice management networks.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Award: ~$2.2 million annually; 5-12 grants
The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action.  It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.

Healthcare Connect Fund
The Universal Service Administrative Company provides funding to healthcare providers for telecommunications and Internet access services, as well as network equipment, at a flat discounted rate of 65 percent. Participants can apply as a member of the consortium or a stand-alone entity.

Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative Grant
Due: Rolling deadline
The Kresge Foundation has an open grant opportunity for organizations working to connect health and housing; promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing; and invest in a connection between community development, health and housing.

Hearst Foundation Grants
The Hearst Foundations provides funding to support large-scale health initiatives.

Innovative Population Health Programs and Policies Grant
Due: Rolling deadline
The Kresge Foundation is funding innovative population health programs and policies, in order to spread successful program models and policies that link clinics and communities with the goal of improving the health of vulnerable populations.

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grants
Among other things, provides grants to programs that support health professions education for the care of underserved populations.

Kroger Company Foundation
Due: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Award ceiling: Not specified.
Grants are made to feed the hungry, support breast cancer initiatives, and assist local grassroots organizations in areas of company operations. 

Oral Health 2020 Initiative 
The DentaQuest Foundation awards funding to organizations to create networks, establish partnerships, and analyze policy with the goal of eliminating oral disease in children and increasing oral health across the lifespan.

Pfizer, Inc.: Special Events Grants
Grants to support special events held by nonprofit organizations. Special events may include fundraising dinners, walks, biking and golf events, galas, award ceremonies, and similar events that do not provide Pfizer with a tangible benefit.

Roadmaps to Health Coaching
Due: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Award ceiling: N/A
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps offers guidance and support from a community coach for communities who want to improve the health of their populations and work toward building a culture of health.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio Unsolicited Proposals
Due: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Award ceiling: Varies. Most grants are in the $100,000 to $300,000 range, and run from one to three years.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards grants to address healthcare workforce, innovative healthcare solutions, and healthcare to vulnerable populations.

Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG)
The USDA Rural Development offers loans and grants to assist in the economic development of rural areas, including funds for healthcare facilities and equipment, telecommunications networks, and job creation projects. 

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Funding to provide support for nonprofit organizations, including for medical purposes.

USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program
Funding to construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas. 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Supports programs that work in the areas of childhood education, healthy children, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement, including quality healthcare access. While NC is not one of their priority areas, applicants nationwide are eligible to apply.


NCCHCA Health Center Development Resources
Needs assessment and other resources

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