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Community Health Grants

Since 2012, Louisiana Healthcare Connections has been dedicated to transforming health across the state with a priority focused on healthy communities. Our Community Health Grants Program is an effort to financially support programs that target food support, food security and food sustainability in local communities. This support also extends to programs that contribute to strengthening individuals, families and communities by providing food resources coupled with nutrition, health and wellness education.

Three (3) awards of up to $15,000 each will be awarded to eligible non-profit organizations across the state.  

Important Dates

June 13, 2018: RFP is posted on our website.
July 20, 2018: Applications must be received by 5 p.m.
August 1, 2018: Grant awards will be announced.

Download the 2018 Community Health Grants RFP and Application

  • Applicants (or their fiscal agents) must have a 501(c) 3 or 509 (a)(1) IRS designation and have been in operation for at least three years. (If a fiscal agent is used, a letter of support from the fiscal agent must be included in the attachments.)
  • Organizations must be based in Louisiana and serve the Medicaid population.
  • Organizations applying for the Community Health Grants Program must serve communities in Louisiana.  Grant funding must be spent on programs serving individuals and families in Louisiana.
  • Project for which the organization is requesting funding must be completed within one year of award.  Sponsorships, events, health fairs, scholarship programs, political activities and projects requiring multi-year support from Louisiana Healthcare Connections will not be funded.
  • The project must align with the mission and vision of Louisiana Healthcare Connections. 
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections will not support organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability with respect to employment, volunteer participation, or the provisions of services.

Community organizations receiving grant approval will be sent a grant agreement via email.  Interim and Final reporting instructions will be included. The grant agreement must be signed by the organization’s CEO or Executive Director and returned within 15 business days.  A countersigned agreement will be returned along with a check for the full award amount no later than August 31, 2018.

Organizations receiving grant funding must market activities or events related to the funded project on social media and tag. Social media guidelines will be provided with the award letter.

All grant funds must be expended by August 31, 2019. To be considered for future grant funding, reports must be provided on a timely basis. 

Reporting Deadlines

February 28, 2019: Interim reports are due by 5 p.m.
September 30, 2019: Final reports are due by 5 p.m.

Questions concerning the grant application, application process or reporting requirements may be directed to Chelsea.T.Graves@LouisianaHealthConnect.com. All emails will receive a response within 2 business days.