How many applications will be funded?
We anticipate funding about eight (8) applications total between the two focus areas. Distribution per focus area is subject on number of applicants received.
Can I apply for both the built environment (obesity-focused) and tobacco grant?
Yes, one entity can apply for both grants, but separate applications are required for each grant focus.
Why is LHCC funding both obesity and tobacco-related projects this year?
LHCC grants are funded through The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Our CDC funds are limited to obesity prevention through changes to build environments. The Tobacco funding focuses on increasing smoke-free environments. Tobacco grants are open to all communities, but priority will be given to these areas: Alexandria, Farmerville, Jefferson Parish, New Iberia, Natchitoches, and St. Tammany.
What are past examples of funded projects?
We have examples of past funded projects related to obesity prevention by increasing access to healthy foods read our blog to learn more. Be reminded that this year we are only funding projects that address obesity prevention by changing built environments and promote smoke-free environments.
Who can apply for an LHCC grant?
Eligible organizations include non-profits (with 501c3 status), government entities (e.g. village, town, city, or parish governments), universities, schools, and other community-based organizations (e.g. community health centers, FQHCs, or churches). LHCC does not fund individuals, but they are welcome to partner with an eligible organization.
What is a PSE change?
Can this funding be used to continue or expand existing projects (even from prior years)?
Yes. However, a new application must be submitted for each grant opportunity.
Our grant application was not funded previously. Can we apply for this cycle?
Yes, complete a new application for consideration this grant cycle.
Are there any restrictions associated with this grant?
How will my application be scored?
Your grant application will be scored on the following aspects:
- Completeness of application
- Partnership building (collaboration with regional LHCC and/or other local coalition)
- Alignment with LHCC values and mission
- Community need
- Organizational capacity to execute project
- Degree that proposal aligns with policy, system, or environmental change to address obesity and/ or tobacco.
- Intervention’s impact for public good
- Impact on health disparities
- Sustainability of project beyond grant funding
- Environmental friendliness
We will be hosting an information session on October 19, 2021, at 11:00am to answer additional questions. Register Here!