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Summary of Grant Program:
Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) requests proposals for the 2023 Health Equity Grants Program. The grant fund aims to support community-based grassroots and faith-based organizations working to address local chronic disease health inequities within Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) Priority Areas (see diagram).
Areas of Focus: Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following opportunities based on eligibility
Community-based organizations may receive a maximum award amount of $20,000.
Grant Eligibility Requirements
Community-based organizations may receive a maximum award amount of $10,000 per organization.
Village HeartBEAT network church may receive up to $20,000 per organization.
Capacity-Building Resource opportunities may include but are not limited to:
Program resources for chronic disease prevention and/or management may include but are not limited to:
What will the Office of Health Equity not fund:
Proposal Submission Process
All interested applicants should complete and submit the Grant Acknowledgment to Lisa.Reid@mecknc.gov to ensure an applicant receives all communications, application updates and reminders throughout the grant application process. A copy of the acknowledgement form can be downloaded here.
Proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 2:00 PM., using the online application. The online application will not be accessible after the proposal submission deadline. A system-generated confirmation will be generated upon submission to confirm receipt of the application.
Please note that there is no option to save your work on the online form. A sample copy of the application can be downloaded here for review. Electronic submission of the application is required to be considered for grant funding. Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals via the online proposal submission form well in advance of the submission deadline. An applicant's initial submission is considered final, and any subsequent, revised application submissions will not be reviewed.
Important Dates & Technical Support
An informational session will be held on December 2, 2022 as an opportunity for applicants to ask questions related to the grant program. Information to join the virtual VHB Hubs and Grassroot (SEED & GROW) sessions is as follows:
VHB HUBs Information Session
Friday, December 2, 2022 | 10 AM
Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82472988339?pwd=RC85TE9qdkQzcGVJNE9WaTVkUzhmUT09
Meeting ID: 824 7298 8339
Grassroots (SEED & GROW) Information Session
Friday, December 2, 2022 | 1 PM.
Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89673081423?pwd=alh2bzdOaklDcVluWVhSaVdQSzlOQT09
Meeting ID: 896 7308 1423
Additionally, a mandatory Business Summit training is required for all grant awardees. The virtual sessions will be held on the following dates:
Topics covered during the Business Summit will include:
Grant Awardee Requirements
Awardees will receive notification of awards by Friday, January 6,
For more information, direct all inquiries electronically to: Keith.Baileyjr@mecknc.gov.