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Wisconsin Community Impact Grant Program

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 3, 2024
Application: Aug 26, 2024

For general questions:

Kattia Jimenez

Aimee Haese

For evaluation questions:
Lindsay Barone, PhD

For budget questions:
Jon Thomas


The Community Impact Grant Program provides funding to advance health equity in rural and urban Wisconsin communities through support for evidence-informed, community-academic partnership initiatives that address the social determinants of health.

In addition to receiving grant funding, program participants will engage in a learning collaborative.


One organization is required to serve as the community lead organization for the project and must be Wisconsin-based, nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, or a tribal or local government entity.

Community lead organizations must have the financial capacity to oversee and manage the project, defined as follows:

  • Level 1 - organizations with annual expenses less than $500,000
  • Level 2 - organizations with annual expenses of $500,000 or more

Level 2 applications are required to include at least one academic partner with relevant expertise and an established partnership with the community lead organization. Eligible academic partners must:

  • Have a paid appointment of 0.5 FTE or higher in a faculty or staff position at the Universities of Wisconsin, UW–Madison Extension, Wisconsin Technical College System, or Wisconsin Tribal College
  • Have the ability to submit the project to their institutional IRB, if needed for the project

Academic partners are preferred but not required for Level 1 applicants.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling:

  • Up to $250,000 for Level 1 awards
  • Up to $500,000 for Level 2 awards
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: Up to 5 awards each for Levels 1 and 2

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

The current funding opportunity is for Level Two projects. Submit a letter of intent by June 3, 2024. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of August 26, 2024.

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Health disparities · Networking and collaboration · Policy · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Wisconsin

Organizations (1)

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, view details

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