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Request for Proposals: GIH State Grant Writing Assistance Fund

December 13, 2010

The Affordable Care Act offers a number of funding opportunities to state government agencies to support their efforts to implement the health reform law. Because of budgetary and staffing constraints, however, many states have found it difficult to prepare proposals to access these funds. To address this issue, Grantmakers In Health (GIH), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, announces the availability of the GIH State Grant Writing Assistance Fund. The fund will provide up to $15,000 in matching funds per state to funders who are interested in offering grant writing support to state government agencies. Please review the complete proposal request before submitting an application.

Key Dates

  • Applications Due: February 1, 2011
  • Grants Awarded: March 1, 2011
  • Final Report Due: December 31, 2011

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Eligible organizations include all state and local foundations able to meet the $15,000 matching requirement. GIH considers foundations to be organizations whose primary function and activity is charitable grantmaking to multiple individuals or organizations. Applying foundations must meet GIH's Funding Partner criteria, which are included in the full proposal request.

Award Amount: Up to $15,000 per foundation for a period of up to 10 months.

How to Apply
Foundations must submit a concise three- to four-page letter due by 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 1, 2011. Letters can be submitted as an e-mail attachment or via regular post to the contact below.

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