Grantmaking Priorities & Calendar

FY19 Grant Priorities and Calendar

The annual calendar focuses the board’s grant deliberations allowing for similar proposals to be considered at once, giving the Foundation’s board a clearer picture of Montgomery County’s health and wellness and organizational capacity needs. This also lets prospective applicants know when to prepare applications and when to expect decisions. The approach is intended to be systematic rather than rigid. If it poses a genuine hardship for your organization, please contact the Foundation President, Crystal Carr Townsend.

FY19 Grantee Training

All organizations interested in applying for grant funds from HIF in FY19 must attend.

SAVE THE DATE! The FY19 Mandatory Grantee Training will be held on Monday, October 29th from 8:30AM-4:45PM.  Details regarding the location are forthcoming.  Please check back soon. To register for the training, please sign up here . While it is only necessary for one individual per organization to attend, if more than person from your organization is planning to attend, please ensure each individual has completed the sign-up form.  This is critical so we have an accurate count for food and dietary restrictions.  Both breakfast and lunch will be served at the training.

The Grantee Training this year is in collaboration with the Consumer Health Foundation and will focus on health, equity, and racial justice.


FY19 Capacity Building Application

Capacity Building applications will be available online Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and due Friday, December 7, 2018 by 5 pm. All applications are submitted online.

During the two months in which the FY19 Capacity Building grant application is open, organizations that have not had a site visit in the past should contact HIF Grants Administrator, Catie Oidtman, to schedule a site visit. If you have had a site visit and would like to invite us to visit your organization again, this is welcomed during this period as well.

Templates to complete as part of your application:

FY19 Logical Framework Template (in Word)

HIF Project Budget Template FY19 (Excel).

The Foundation offers *optional* technical assistance sessions for applicants to discuss their draft Logical Framework at our office. These sessions are meant to assist with the development of the grant application.  If your organization is in need of assistance with your logical framework, please contact Catie Oidtman, HIF Grants Administrator, to set up a time to meet.

As a part of the review process all qualified grantee applicants will be invited to a grant interview.  These interviews will take place during the first weeks of January.  Please check back as we come closer to the end of 2018 for a sign-up sheet.

If you have questions, please contact HIF President Crystal Townsend at crystal.townsend@hifmc.org / 301-907-9144.

Our FY19 Capacity Building Grant Priorities aim to promote sustainable, culturally competent, integrated healthcare access throughout the lifespan through:

A.  Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan:

— Promote and/or implement trauma-informed practices;
— Treat and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault;
— Support integrated solutions for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and opioids;
— Support suicide prevention and resiliency building; and
— Develop interdisciplinary patient care models supporting integrated behavioral health and coordinated continuity of care services for Montgomery County residents (e.g. in schools, school-based health center, homeless services, safety-net clinics, etc.).

B.  Access to Quality and Comprehensive Health and Wellness Services

— Provide integrated, sustainable safety-net services across the lifespan to infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors (e.g. family practices, dental services, vision exams and eye-glasses, chronic disease and pain management, tele-medicine, prevention services, maternal health and wellness, geriatric services, etc.);
— Ensure that ALL safety-net health clinics serving Montgomery County’s vulnerable and diverse populations offer the same high-quality, culturally competent core ambulatory care services and meet patient quality of care and outcome benchmarks; and
— Develop multi-sector approaches to improve health and wellness by addressing the social determinants of health – adverse childhood experiences, race equity, food security, affordable housing, employment, education, quality childcare, environment, and access to healthcare and wellness services.

C.  Sustainable Business Models and Integrated Service Delivery Systems to Stimulate Systemic, Positive Change in the Health and Wellness Sector

— Establish sustainable business models around the provision of essential health and wellness services (e.g. diversified patient payee mix, Medicare, Medicaid, fee for service, family practice models, pay for performance models, etc.); and
— Develop place-based initiatives to address multi-sector, multi-generational, and/or complex health and wellness issues (e.g. aging in place, multi-generational poverty, health disparities, race equity, subsidized housing, food insecurity, etc.).

D.  Develop a Culturally Competent and Highly Skilled Health Sector Workforce

— Build educational and workforce pipelines for culturally competent, highly skilled health sector workers to meet the current and future health and wellness needs of Montgomery County residents;
— Design innovative apprenticeships/internships for emerging health professionals to both train and expand the capacity to deliver health and wellness services to Montgomery County’s vulnerable residents; and
— Support inter-sector trainings, certifications, and/or help with career development/pathways within the health and wellness sector.


FY19 Small Grant Application

HIF’s Small Grant program offers us an opportunity to pilot new ideas, fill service gaps, and/or get to know new organizations. Nonprofits that provide healthcare services in Montgomery County, MD that have received no other HIF funding this fiscal year (July 2018 – June 2019) are more competitive. If you have not applied during the fiscal year, or applied and did not receive a grant, you are eligible to be considered for a small grant. Small grant requests are due online March 29, 2019.

In honor of a former HIF trustee, Brooks Saltsman, we are awarding a small grant to an organization emulating her strong commitment to volunteer service in the health field. For example, an organization that uses volunteers and/or interns to enhance and provide high-quality services to their clients. One of the first questions in the application gives you an opportunity to indicate whether your proposal should be considered for this award.

HIF Project Budget Template FY19 (Excel).

If you have questions, please contact HIF Grants Administrator at Catie.Oidtman@hifmc.org.