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GRHF Prevention and Health System Improvement Opportunity Grants

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation has announced a new round of grants in the following categories:

  • Prevention: public health initiatives that facilitate people’s ability to make responsible choices, and that help them to maintain good health status, prevent illness and disability.
  • Health System Improvement: efforts that increase present and future affordability, accessibility, and clinical quality of Greater Rochester’s high quality health care system.

See the RFP here.

The maximum request will be $150K for a one or two year project with a strong preference for projects that can be completed in one year. The foundation is allocating a maximum of $750K total for this round, so they will only be making five grants. Former grantees are eligible to apply; however, they cannot apply for the same project/program. The foundation will fund capital but only as a direct and integral component of program and will NOT fund research.

As with the last round, the foundation has left the options wide open. The foundation is looking for programs/projects that speak to prevention or health systems improvement – no additional detail on preferences except they will NOT accept applications for projects/ programs that have anything to do with childhood obesity or neighborhood health status improvement

Major evaluation criteria include: sustainability beyond the funding period and timeliness of the project/program (preference for projects that are ready for launch and that can be completed in one year)

The program officer for the grants is Sharon Legette-Sobers at or 585-258-1799. Meeting requests should be made by April 7, 2008 to allow sufficient time for scheduling before RFP applications are due. Proposals are due May 12, 2008.

If applicants are unable to attend the bidders teleconferences, applicants can email questions to or call 585-258-1799. Responses to questions will be received within two days. Frequently asked questions regarding the opportunity grants will be updated weekly.


April 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment


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