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2019-2020 Community Health Grants

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American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF)

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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in the contiguous states to support innovative health programs. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Eligible programs should focus on reducing and preventing hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Applicants should provide services to underserved and vulnerable populations.

The AMA Foundation aims to increase health equity and improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations utilizing evidence-based models of care. The Foundation is committed to fostering focused and measurable health improvements.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182394

Estimated Size of Grant:

The program provides technical assistance webinars and other educational resources, along with financial support up to $50,000 per year for each cohort participant (renewable up thru three years).

Term of Contract:

Community Health Grants are renewable for up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant fund opportunity is open to organizations that meet the following criteria:
- U.S based Non-Profit Organization with 501(c)3 status*
- In operation for over 3 years
- Annual organization operating budget less than $3 million
- Provide services in the continental U.S.
*Organizations are not allowed to utilize third party foundations and/or fiscal agents to submit applications. This includes, but is not limited to, university and hospital foundations. Organizations with multiple sites are NOT allowed to submit for an individual site.

The following organizations are ineligible to apply:
- Medical student-led clinics
- Hospitals
- Universities
- Elementary and high schools
- State and Specialty Medical Societies
- Local/City/State Government Entities
*National affiliated organizations (utilizing the same EIN/501(c)3 status)

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Submittal Webinars will be provided for those organizations selected to submit a complete application. These webinars will offer a comprehensive overview of the Community Health Grants program and review the RFP timeline. AMAF Program staff will also address any questions and concerns presented by webinar participants.

The webinars will be:
- Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 1:30pm-3:30pm Central: RFP Announcement/ Letter of Intent Overview Q & A ; Webinar recording available at:
- Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm Central: RFP Announcement/ Letter of Intent Overview Q & A; Webinar Recording available at:
- Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:30pm Central: Pre-Submittal Technical Assistance with Q&A By Invitation Only
- Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:00am - 12:30pm Central: Pre-Submittal Technical Assistance with Q&A By Invitation Only

Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly advised. Interested respondents need only register for one webinar as they will contain the same content. Those unable to attend will be able to access the completed webinar presentation via the AMAF website after the first webinar has been completed.

Pre-Application Information:

Application portal opens for LOIs November 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM (CST) and the deadline is January 17, 2020 11:59 PM (CST). The full application is due March 20, 2020.

Important Dates:
- November 12, 2019: Program Announcement and LOI Overview
- November 13, 2019: Program Announcement and LOI Overview
- November 20, 2019: Letter of Intent Submission Portal Opens
- January 17, 2020: Letter of Intent Submission Deadline
- February 11, 2020: RFP Invitations Sent to Selected Organizations
- February 17, 2020: Application Portal Open for Selected Organizations
- March 20, 2020: Application Deadline

Submissions will only be accepted via the on-line portal

Organizations must submit a letter of intent to begin the process. The application portal will open on November 20, 2019 and close on January 17, 2020. All eligible organizations are invited to submit their Letter of Intent prior to January 17, 2020 at 11:59pm CST. In order to gain access to the application portal, the organization representative must complete the pre-submittal eligibility quiz. If deemed eligible, the organization representative will be able to complete the profile and submit their Letter of Intent. Submission of the Letter of Intent does NOT guarantee an invitation to submit a complete application.

Applications will only be accepted via the on-line portal. Applications and supplemental documents will not be accepted via email or mail.

Organizations approved to submit a complete application will be notified by February 11, 2020. The complete application must be submitted by March 20, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all questions and comments related to the RFP via email. No phone calls please.

For program related questions, please contact: Tiffany V. Seay at

For questions regarding the administrative aspects of the RFP, please contact: Emily Demko at

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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