Since announcing our collaboration with UnitedHealthcare Community & State, this grant opportunity has generated a great amount of interest among ACH members, so we have created a list of frequently asked questions.

  1. Can we submit more than one proposal?

Yes, we encourage your health center to submit more than one proposal. However, only one grant will be awarded per health center.

  1. What are some of the key focus areas for the proposals? 

ACH members are welcome to submit multiple proposals based on the categories outlined below:

  • Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Response
  • Emerging Issue
  • Health Equity
  • Technology/Telehealth
  • Value Based Care
  • Workforce

The key focus areas were chosen based on the needs and priorities of ACH member health centers.

  1. What are the requirements?

 Award recipients must be ACH members. They will be required to submit an annual and final report, attend virtual and in-person convenings, and present a summary of findings at the ACH Annual Member Meeting or other appropriate learning events when applicable.

  1. How will my proposal be evaluated?

Applications will be scored on a scale of 0 to 100 points. The proposals will be evaluated by a review panel of thought leaders from government, health care, and social service sectors who will select five awardees. Click here for an overview of how each area of your proposal will be scored.

  1. Can I submit a supporting document with my proposal?

Yes, we encourage you to provide supporting documents such as a project work plan and timeline; budget, including a detailed justification of expenses; statement of Community Health Center Commitment (not to exceed one page); bibliography; appendix (e.g., letter/s of support, awards and recognition, glossary of terms, etc.).

Send a file of no more than 10 pages in Word or PDF format directly to ACH Director of Programs & Engagement Liezl Perez Schewe by Friday, July 21.

  1. What is a winning project?

A winning project must be innovative and demonstrate a new approach to addressing complex problems affecting the health and well-being of local communities, improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities, include multi-sector partners, and promote system change.

  1. Can the application deadline be extended?

Applications will only be accepted until Friday, July 21. The review committee needs enough time to review all applications and proposals.

  1. When will I find out the results?

We will directly reach out to each of the five grant awardees in early September via email.

If you have questions that have not been addressed, please contact ACH Director of Programs & Engagement Liezl Perez Schewe

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