Last year, CHNA 15 awarded grants totaling over $75,000 support programs, events, training, and community initiatives. Grant awards start at $500 for Individual Training Scholarships. Funding opportunities support organizations and communities within the CHNA 15 area, and will be announced as they become available.

CHNA 15 is committed to supporting all applicants in their efforts to write successful grant applications. We strongly encourage applicants to attend all CHNA 15 RFP release information sessions and grant writing trainings, and to take advantage of Capacity Building and Professional Development Grants that can be used to build grant writing, project development and outcomes measurement skills.

For more information review Tips and Tricks for Grant Writing worksheet, and review CHNA 15 FAQ for grant applicants.

Collaborative Grants

Collaborative Grants
FY 2021 Collaborative Grants were available for projects addressing youth behavior health or elder health. The focus of this grant was to fund projects that will create or enhance ongoing collaboration that would be unlikely to happen without the support of this grants. 

 FY 2024 Program Grants

CHNA 15 is seeking applications to fund up to SEVEN grants of up to $1,000 each for projects serving one or more communities within the CHNA 15 area.

Grants are available to:

  • attend trainings and conferences;
  • take online courses;
  • offer training to your staff OR community;
  • build capacity;
  • develop a small project to respond to a community health need; and more.

The broad definition of capacity building may include development of small projects, marketing, fund raising, consultant support – including grant writing consultation, web or print based resources, training and enhancement of office administration.

Grants will be available for projects and trainings focused on youth behavioral health or elder health.

Proposals must be emailed by FRIDAY, November 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Awards will be announced in late December.

Start-up: January 1, 2024

Projects must be completed by June 30, 2024

Learn more about FY 2024 Program Grants and download an application.

Training and Capacity Building Grants

Training and Capacity Building Grants of up to $2,000 each were available thru FY 23 on a first come, first served basis as funds allowed. Grants were available for training and to build capacity or to respond to a community health need. The broad definition of capacity building includes development of small projects, marketing, fund raising, consultant support, web or print based resources, and training and enhancement of office administration. Grants were limited in size to a maximum of $500 for an individual scholarship and $2,000 for an agency staff training, community training or capacity building grant. Agencies would apply for one or more Training and Capacity Building Grants in a 12 month period, as funds allow. 

Healthy Communities Planning and Implementation Grants

FY 2016 Healthy Community Planning Grant Information
Two Healthy Communities Planning Grants were awarded to the communities of Boxborough and Carlisle to fund a community process that engages local participants in an assessment and planning process from July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017.

Visit our grant resources page to view past Healthy Communities Planning and Implementation Grant reports.

Mini-Grants

Fiscal Year 2022 and Calendar Year 2021 Mini-Grants
CHNA 15 FY 2022 Mini-Grants were awarded in June, 2021 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2022.  FY 2022 Mini-Grant Mid-Project Reports are due by January 15, 2021. Calendar Year 2021 MiniGrants were awarded on January 1, 2021 for projects to be completed by December 31, 2021. Mid-Project Reports were due by July 31, 2021. 

Calendar Year 2022 Grants to Create Healthier Communities (formerly MiniGrants)
Grants to Create Healthier Communities (formerly MiniGrants) of up to $7,500 will be awarded for CalendarYear 2022 projects serving one or more communities within the CHNA 15 area that incorporate proven, innovative practices to improve primary care and preventive health services for vulnerable populations. Calendar Year 2022 Grants to Create Healthier Communities RFP is available beginning October 15, 2021 and are due on November 19, 2021. Recipients of Fiscal Year 2022 MiniGrants are NOT eligible for Calendar Year 2022 Grants to Create Healthier Communities. All other CHNA 15 grant recipients are eligible. Learn more about Calendar Year 2022 Grants to Create Healthier Communities and download an application.

FY 2020 COA Programming Grants

Non-competitive grants of up to $1,000 each were available to all COAs in the twelve CHNA 15 communities to pilot a new class or program to COA clients between October, 2019 and June 30, 2021. 

FY 2020 E-Cigarette and Tobacco Prevention Program Grants

Non-competitive grants of up to $5,000 each were available in FY 2020 to each of the twelve CHNA 15 communities we serve to support E-Cigarette Tobacco Prevention. Health Departments OR Public School Departments (for middle and high school programs) are eligible. Collaboration between departments is encouraged – each community is eligible for ONE grant of up to $5,000. While these grants are non-competitive, all communities must submit an application for approval and reporting purposes. Learn more and download an application. Applications for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Prevention Program Grants are not currently being accepted. 

Conflict of Interest Policy

When funding becomes available, decisions on funding requests will follow predetermined, well-documented, transparent process overseen by the Steering Committee. Examples of funding sources include DPH mini-grants, Determination of Need or "DoN" monies*, or private sources.

In order to maintain an equitable process, representatives of organizations or individuals who request funding are expected to exempt themselves from voting on their own funding proposals. All Steering Committee members shall sign a conflict of interest form when reviewing proposed grant funding. The ultimate decision in funding allocation will rest with the Steering Committee. All members of the Steering Committee shall disclose any conflict of interest on an annual basis. Steering Committee members exercise their authority in the interest of the organization and not for their own self-interest or the interest of another organization. Steering Committee members must comply with applicable Federal, state and local laws, adhere to organizations bylaws and remain guardians of the mission. Conflicts (real/perceived) in which public and private interest intersect should be managed.

All CHNA 15 members participating in a grant review process will be asked to disclose any conflict of interest and are expected to exempt themselves from reviewing proposals from organizations with whom they have a conflict.

The current conflict of interest form can be found here.

Tips and Tricks for Grant Writing

Download the Worksheet for Preparing a Strong Proposal.

FAQ for Grant Applications

Visit our FAQ page for grant applicants.