Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) - Health Equity Institute
03/04/21 4:30 PM EST
Grants and in-kind support to Rhode Island community and faith-based organizations to promote health guidelines during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to support programs that promote the importance of social distancing, proper hygiene, masks, social gathering limitations, COVID testing, and vaccinations. In addition to the cash grants, RIDOH will provide training, technical assistance, educational materials, and reusable cloth masks. Priority will be given to populations disproportionately impacted by the crisis, as well as to the high-density communities of Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.
Applicants must propose activities that use all the public health COVID-19 mitigation strategies listed in the Scope of Work in the RFP into their projects (see https://health.ri.gov/rfp/2021-Crush-COVID-minigrant-RFP.pdf#page=1). Projects that do not include all the required public health strategies will not be considered.
Funded projects will:
For examples of each of the above types of activities, see https://health.ri.gov/rfp/2021-Crush-COVID-minigrant-RFP.pdf#page=8.
RIDOH will fund well-designed projects that improve the health and wellness of families and communities. Proposed activities should appeal to stakeholders, members, or communities. RIDOH will provide the training and technical assistance about why these activities are so important, and how to share that information with others. RIDOH will also provide adult sized masks to all who receive funding.
Each 12-week project must be designed by the applicants to effectively reach the cultural or affinity populations that they currently serve. Applicants must identify the specific cultural, affinity, or faithbased populations they will reach via their projects and demonstrate that they have existing relationships with these populations.
For eligible expenses, see https://health.ri.gov/rfp/2021-Crush-COVID-minigrant-RFP.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 191690
45-50 mini grants will be awarded, depending on available funding and amount of funding requested.
- Mini-grants will range from $1,500 to $4,975.
- In addition, RIDOH will provide training, technical assistance, educational materials, and reusable cloth masks.
The project period is projected to be April 5, 2021 through June 28, 2021 (12 weeks). RIDOH reserves the right to extend or shorten the project period as needed to achieve its goals. Projects will officially begin on either April 5, 2021 or on the date when a purchase order is issued to authorize the work. Applicants agree to be flexible about project implementation date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please email (preferred) or mail application to:
C. Kelly Smith, MSW
3 Capitol Hill, room 409
Providence, RI 02908
Please email any specific questions on budgeting to the above email.
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