Purpose: The grants will support communities across New Jersey to make sustainable systems changes and policy-oriented, long-term solutions for healthier living. New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) will support up to 10 multi-sector, community-focused coalitions across New Jersey to participate in this four-year initiative. The coalitions selected under this round of the initiative will join the 10 coalitions funded in 2015 (Atlantic City, Camden, Elizabeth, Irvington, Jersey City, Morristown, Newark, Orange, Salem County, and Trenton) to expand the learning and action network of coalitions improving population health in New Jersey.
Receipt Date: Jan. 14, 2016 by 3:00 pm EST
Total Awards: Up to 10 New Jersey communities will receive grants of up to $200,000.
  • Applicant organizations must be located in New Jersey.
  • Applications for this initiative must represent a community coalition. For the purpose of this initiative, a community could be a town, township, municipality, city, or county.
  • Applicants should be part of an existing or emerging coalition that has begun working to address community health priorities.
  • Applicants should describe any current limitations and how the grant and training would strengthen the capacity of the coalition to improve the health of its community.
  • Applicant organizations must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Examples of applicant organizations include, but are not limited to: local health and human service agencies, K-12 education, colleges and universities, hospital systems, faith-based organizations, local government, government agencies or departments, nonprofits, or other eligible entities interested in making lasting changes to build a Culture of Health in their communities.
  • The applicant organization will represent the coalition and be the primary contact throughout the application process.  If awarded, grant funding will be used to support coalition team members from multiple organizations, as well as work done by the full coalition. The applicant organization will serve as a fiscal sponsor for the coalition. The applicant should review and sign a fiscal sponsor letter (included in the online application), which outlines the expectations of fiscal sponsors.
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