Summary of Grant Program
Mecklenburg County Public Health requests proposals for the 2023-2024 Health Equity Grants Program. The funding opportunity provides grassroots, community, and faith-based organizations with capacity-building resources and support to implement chronic disease prevention programs or initiatives. Funded organizations will address chronic disease prevention in local communities experiencing higher rates of chronic diseases and related deaths, especially in the following Public Health (priority area Zip Codes: 28205, 28206, 28208, 28212, 28216, 28217. The project implementation period runs from October 2023 - June 2024. Grant types and eligibility requirements are listed below.
Please note: The grant program will not fund the following:
Statewide, regional, national, or international work
Lobbying or partisan political activity
Acquisition of land and/or buildings
Recreational activities or events
Publication of books or reports
Micro-, mini-, sub- or re-granting programs
Retroactive expenses (pre-dating funding award)
Cash incentives, gift cards, gas cards
Eligible applicants: Community-based organizations conducting local grassroots work in Mecklenburg County may receive a maximum award amount of $20,000.
Eligible applicants: Faith-based organizations participating as a Village HeartBEAT resource HUB and/or team competition may receive up to $20,000 per organization.
- One-on-One or group training, where capacity-building activities center around chronic disease prevention.
- New technological innovations, IT systems or platforms can be purchased to strengthen organizational infrastructure.
- Communication campaigns to change public opinion and raise public awareness of chronic disease management/prevention.
- Walk or bike audits/assessments.
- Diabetes Management
- Health-related signage
- Healthy cooking classes
- Food pantry/distribution
- Physical activity classes
- Walking groups
- Program supplies and educational materials
- Program promotion/marketing
- Printing costs
- Community gardens
All interested applicants should complete and submit the Grant Acknowledgment to [email protected] by Friday, Aug. 18 to ensure applicants receive all communications, application updates and reminders throughout the grant application process.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday,Sept. 8, 2023, at 3 p.m. The online application will not be accessible after the proposal submission deadline. A system-generated confirmation will be generated upon submission to confirm receipt of the application.
Please note: There is no option to save your work on the online form. Electronic submission of the application is required to be considered for grant funding. Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals via the online proposal submission form in advance of the submission deadline. An applicant's initial submission is considered final, and any subsequent, revised application submissions will not be reviewed. Awardees will receive notification of awards by Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.