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Grants to Rhode Island Organizations to Improve the Health and Wellness of Refugees

Refugee Health Promotion Grant


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Funding Source
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Rhode Island

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/30/23 4:30 PM - Receipt of Mailed Applications Save

Grant Description
Grants to Rhode Island organizations for innovative projects to promote physical and mental health among refugee populations. Funding is intended to improve the health and wellness of refugees and asylees who have recently arrived in the state. Grantees are strongly encouraged to focus programs on ORR-Eligible populations who have the most persistent, pressing, or underserved mental health needs.

The Rhode Island Department of Health Refugee Health Program request innovative proposals for targeted engagement with one or more of the following ORR-Eligible populations in Rhode Island: Refugees, Asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, Afghan Humanitarian Parolees, Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees.

The Refugee Health Promotion proposals must demonstrate their ability to promote health and emotional wellness for ORR-Eligible populations in Rhode Island preferably who have arrived within the last two years, although Grantees may choose to focus on serving refugees who have arrived in Rhode Island within the first five years. Grantees are strongly encouraged to focus programs on ORR-Eligible populations who have the most persistent, pressing, or underserved mental health needs.

Applicants are encouraged to be innovative in their approach. 

Applicants must specify in their grant request which of the following priority areas their proposal aims to address:

  • Increasing health literacy and targeted health outreach to individuals
  • Increasing mental health literacy
  • Medical and Mental Health Navigation and Support,
  • Coordinating mental health care
  • Organizing wellness groups that connect individuals with social groups and learning activities that promote their health and well-being.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations must have the capacity to provide timely reports of progress and success of activities by the dates provided in advance by the Rhode Island Department of Health Refugee Health program.

Due to federal budget restrictions, grant funds may not be used for the purchase of food or beverages.

Pre-Application Information
Applications Due: May 30, 2023
Mailed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards of up to $4,975 are available for projects/programs.

Term of Contract
All program initiatives that are chosen will need to complete all program activities by August 31,

Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adderlin Bailey at 401-222-5162.

Applications may be submitted via email to or by US mail to the address below.

Mailing address:
Health Equity Institute
RI Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 304
Providence, RI 02908

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