In September, the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General (AGO) Martha Coakley announced grant funding is available for up to $1.5 million to reduce health disparities in the state. The AGO expects to issue the grants in varying amounts to multiple applicants with the maximum grant amount of $250,000 over a 2 year period. Proposals are due by October 22, 2010 and grants will be awarded from January 3, 2011 to December 2012.
The AGO is looking to help municipal government agencies, boards, and non-profit organizations within the state understand the issues involved in helping the underserved populations by reducing health disparities, managing chronic diseases, and promoting wellness.
Applicants must be a municipal government agency or board, or a non-profit organization and seek to expand or provide new programs for underserved populations that are in alignment with the AGO strategic health care priorities for underserved populations. Applicants are encouraged to develop programs in partnership with other non-profit organizations, including but not limited to hospitals or community health centers.
This grant opportunity is part of a series of competitive health-related grant opportunities offered by the AGO using the settlement funds obtained as a result of the investigation of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Go to www.mass.gov/cago/docs/Community/AGO_Health_Care_Grant_RFP.pdf to download the grant opportunity referred to as “Promoting Health and Reducing Health Disparities Grants”. For more information, email Aaron Kravitz at AGOgrants@state.ma.us.